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The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and mainly occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and south western Russia. [Wikipedia]

Georgia hits record 26,000 new COVID-19 infections

TBILISI, Georgia Georgia registered on Wednesday 26,320 new COVID-19 infections, its highest single-day tally since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the Health Ministry.The Eurasian country's total caseload jumped...

Armenians welcome relaunching of Istanbul-Yerevan flights

YEREVAN As flights between Istanbul and Yerevan relaunch Wednesday, Armenians believe it will make a significant contribution to the development of relations between the two peoples. Residents of Yerevan spoke to...

Azerbaijan says Armenia continues armed provocations

ANKARA Continuing with armed provocations, Armenian forces on Monday fired upon Azerbaijani army positions in two different locations on Monday, the latter's Defense Ministry said. Armenian military positions in Vedi city...

Putin, Pashinyan meet in Moscow

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan discussed the situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh region at a meeting in Moscow on Wednesday. Putin said ahead of the meeting...

Turkish contractors to help rebuild Nagorno-Karabakh

ISTANBUL After a 30-year occupation, the Nagorno-Karabakh region is set to be completely rebuilt, from infrastructure to roads and hospitals, and Turkish contractors will play a key role in this,...

Azerbaijani president marks Nowruz in liberated Shusha

ANKARA  Azerbaijan's president on Saturday lit the Nowruz fire in Shusha, the symbol city of Karabakh liberated last year from the Armenian occupation. Ilham Aliyev addressed the nation during his visit...

Mine blast kills 2 Azerbaijani family members

BAKU, Azerbaijan  A mine explosion in the recently liberated Upper Karabakh region killed two members of an Azerbaijani family and injured three others, an official statement said on Tuesday. The mine...

Putin speaks with Azerbaijani, Armenian leaders

MOSCOW Russian President Vladimir Putin separately spoke over the phone with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday and discussed the latest developments in the...

Azerbaijan founder commented 66 years after death

Mammad Amin Resulzadeh, the founder of the Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan that its independence was declared on May 28, 1918, is being commemorated on the 66th anniversary of his...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal again

YEREVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Tuesday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army's chief of general staff for the second time.  The Armenian Presidency said in a...

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Israel confirms 1st case of monkeypox

JERUSALEM The Israeli Health Ministry confirmed its first case of monkeypox on Friday.  A man in his 30s was transferred to Ichilov Hospital in Tel Aviv...

Residents of Ukrainian village in Kyiv region trying to return to pre-war lives

KYIV, Ukraine  Residents of the Ukrainian village of Peremoga are trying to return to their lives as they were before the war with Russia began.  Russian...

Pakistan proposes including Turkiye in multibillion dollar CPEC project

ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif proposed Friday to expand and include Turkiye in the multibillion-dollar China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).  Addressing a ceremony of the...

EU: Albania meets all conditions for accession negotiations

BELGRADE, Serbia  Albania has met all the conditions for opening accession talks to EU membership, the President of the European Council said Friday.  “Accession talks should...

Russia criticizes France's decision to end Operation Barkhane in Mali

MOSCOW France's decision to end Operation Barkhane and withdraw troops from the Takuba task force does not contribute to the restoration of security in Mali,...