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Caucasus

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]

'Armenia targets Azerbaijan's strategic infrastructure'

BAKU A recent attempted cross-border attack by Armenian troops on northwestern Azerbaijan targeted joint energy and transport projects conducted by Baku and Turkey, an Azerbaijani lawmaker said Friday. Parliament member Ganira...

Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone amid border clashes

ANKARA Azerbaijani forces shot down an Armenian drone spying on Azerbaijani positions amid clashes across the countries' mutual northern border area, officials said Thursday. The Armenian tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

Azerbaijani group slams 'pro-Armenian' US lawmakers

ANKARA Azerbaijani Community of California condemned Thursday the statements made by some US lawmakers on Sunday's border clash between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Calling Representatives Adam Schiff, Brad Sherman, Judy Chu, TJ...

New virus cases on the rise in Eurasia

KIEV, Ukraine Coronavirus is not done with Eurasia as cases and virus-linked deaths are still rising. Health authorities in the continental area announced new numbers on Sunday: Ukraine Ukraine reported 735 new...

Coronavirus cases, deaths on rise in Eurasia

KIEV, Ukraine  Cases of the novel coronavirus and COVID-19-related fatalities continued to rise across Europe and Asia on Saturday. Five countries have reported over 100 cases each, with the mayor of...

Armenia's ex-president released on more than $4M bail

ANKARA Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan was released from jail Thursday by the Criminal Court of Appeals on a bail of 2 billion Armenian drams ($4.16 million). Kocharyan, 64, along with...

Coronavirus continues to spread in Eurasian countries

MOSCOW Coronavirus cases and fatalities continued to rise across Eurasian countries on Monday. In Belarus, 707 more people were confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, bringing the total to 54,680. The number of...

Armenian premier tests positive for COVID-19

ANKARA Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday announced that he and all of his family members are tested positive for the novel coronavirus.  In a live Facebook video, Pashinyan said...

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...

Turkish Red Crescent sends virus aid to Georgia

TBILISI, Georgia  Turkish Red Crescent has sent aid to Georgia to support the country's fight with COVID-19 as part of the collaboration with the aid agency's Georgian chapter. The aid included...

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BioNTech working on potential new vaccine against omicron variant

BERLIN BioNTech confirmed on Monday that it has started to work on a potential new vaccine against the omicron variant of the coronavirus. A company spokesperson...

Turkish, Iraqi business circles meet in Istanbul

ISTANBUL  Business people, contractors and sector representatives from Turkey and Iraq gathered in Istanbul on Friday to discuss pressing issues related to economy and trade. The...

Palestine hails UN resolution affirming its sovereignty over natural resources

RAMALLAH, Palestine Palestine on Friday welcomed a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly that affirms the Palestinian sovereignty over its natural resources. In a statement,...

Japan approves $490B package to stimulate struggling economy

ISTANBUL Japan on Friday approved a $490 billion economic package to stimulate the country’s economy battered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s government approved...

NATO urges Russia to show transparency about its military build-up

BERLIN NATO urged Russia on Friday to refrain from escalating tensions on the border with Ukraine. “We see a large and unusual concentration of Russian forces...