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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: Not much room for negotiations with Armenia

ANKARA  Amid Armenia's aggressive rhetoric and attacks on the Upper Karabakh region, "there is not much room for negotiation," Azerbaijan's president has said in an interview. In an interview with Nikkei...

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...

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...

Azerbaijan neutralizes 2,300 Armenian soldiers

BAKU, Azerbaijan  At least 2,300 Armenian soldiers were neutralized in a counterattack launched by Azerbaijani troops to save their occupied territories. In a statement, Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said 2,300 Armenian soldiers...

Azerbaijani army liberates city of Fuzuli from occupation

ANKARA Azerbaijan has liberated the city of Fuzuli and seven surrounding villages from Armenian occupation, the country's leader said early Saturday.  "Azerbaijan’s glorious Army has liberated the villages of Gochehmedli, Chimen,...

'Azerbaijan will restore, revive all liberated lands'

ANKARA Azerbaijan will revive and restore all of its territories liberated from nearly three decades of Armenian occupation, the country’s president said on Wednesday. “We have major plans for the restoration...

Turkish-Azerbaijani joint military drills continue

BAKU/ANKARA  The joint military exercises of the Turkish and Azerbaijani air and ground forces launched in Azerbaijan are continuing, according to an official statement on Thursday. “The first stage of the...

Coronavirus situation update in Eurasia, Central Asia

BAKU Health authorities in Eurasian and Central Asian countries reported on Sunday new coronavirus infections, related deaths and recoveries. Ukraine Ukraine’s COVID-19 tally increased to 135,894, with 2,107 more infections recorded over...

Armenian threat to Turkey-Azerbaijan energy corridor

The writer works at the Baku-based think-tank Center for International Relations Analysis.  ISTANBUL Clashes along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border on July 12-14 not only triggered widespread international condemnation but also highlighted Yerevan’s...

Azerbaijan declares partial military mobilization

ANKARA Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Monday signed a decree on partial military mobilization in the country following the border clashes at the Armenia-Azerbaijan frontier. According to the decision on the...

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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,...