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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]

Azerbaijan liberates 3 more villages from Armenia

BAKU  Pushing back from Armenian aggression in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, the Azerbaijani army liberated three more villages from Armenian occupation on Monday, Azerbaijan's president announced.  “Today, Azerbaijan’s Army liberated the villages...

Top Azerbaijani, Russian diplomats talk on Karabakh

MOSCOW The foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia on Sunday, discussed the situation in Upper Karabakh over the phone, said the Russian Foreign Ministry. Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov and his...

Armenia declares martial law amid its border attacks

YEREVAN Amid its attacks on Azerbaijani civilian settlements and border violations, Armenia on Sunday declared martial law and a general mobilization due to the situation in occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, according to...

Erdogan vows struggle until end of Karabakh occupation

KONYA, Turkey Turkey's president on Friday vowed to continue the struggle for Azerbaijan's territory of Upper Karabakh until it is freed from Armenian occupation. As tensions run high amid a recent...

Pakistan rejects Armenian premier’s 'baseless' comments

KARACHI, Pakistan In a sharp reaction, Islamabad on Saturday dismissed what it said were “baseless and unwarranted” remarks by Armenia’s premier about the alleged role of Pakistan’s army in the...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasian countries

BAKU  Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Friday. Armenia In Armenia, 460 more people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total to 8,676. The number of...

US to try to end violence between Armenia, Azerbaijan

NEW YORK  President Donald Trump said Sunday that the US is looking into what can be done to stop the violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region. Trump...

Azerbaijan liberates 7 more villages amid clashes

ANKARA The Azerbaijani army liberated seven more villages from Armenian occupation after a week of clashes, Azerbaijan's president announced on Saturday. "Today #Azerbaijan's Army has liberated Talish village of Terter district,...

Azerbaijan downs 7 Armenian drones in 3 days

BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani army has shot down another unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) of Armenia over the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, the country’s Defense Ministry said on Thursday. “On October 22, in...

'Turkey will continue to back Azerbaijan'

ANKARA The speaker of Turkish parliament on Sunday reacted to Armenian border attack on Azerbaijani settlements near the country's western frontier, saying Ankara will always stand by Baku. "The recent attacks...

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Bosnian minister says more women needed in government

BELGRADE, Serbia Bosnia and Herzegovina's first headscarf-wearing minister said Wednesday that women should be more involved in government.  "There are four women in the current cantonal...

UAE ratifies visa exemption agreement with Israel

ISTANBUL  The United Arab Emirates approved a visa exemption agreement with Israel on Wednesday, Israel’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.  The agreement will come into...

NBA: Rockets trade James Harden to Nets

ANKARA The Houston Rockets traded James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, NBA insider Shams Charania announced Wednesday.  “Rockets are acquiring Caris LeVert in James Harden deal...

Anadolu Agency's Morning Briefing – January 14, 2021

ANKARA Anadolu Agency is here with a rundown of the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and other news in Turkey and around the world.   Coronavirus...

‘Cyprus solution must be based on sovereign equality'

LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus  An official negotiation process on the Cyprus issue can only be started for a solution based on sovereign equality,...