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Armenian-backed separatists say three soldiers killed by Azeri forces

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Armenian-backed separatists say three soldiers killed by Azeri forces

- YEREVAN: Armenian-backed separatists said on Friday three of their soldiers were killed by Azeri forces along the boundary with the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Clashes over control of the region, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians, have stoked fears of a wider conflict breaking out in the South Caucasus, which is criss-crossed by oil and gas pipelines. Nagorno-Karabakh's self-declared defence ministry said Azeri forces had violated the ceasefire agreement and used anti-tank weapons against one of their block-posts

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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan pictured with model Victoria Lopyreva as he returns to Armenia

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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan pictured with model Victoria Lopyreva as he returns to Armenia

- Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been pictured with Russian model and FIFA ambassador Victoria Lopyreva after he jetted back to Armenia. Mkhitaryan was happy to post pictures of the pair together in Yerevan, the country's capital and seemed to be making the most of his summer break. The 28-year-old posted the following on his Twitter site: 'Nice time in Armenia with LopyrevaVika' Lopyreva became famous when she hosted the draw for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup draw and is also the official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup which will take place in her home nation next summer

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Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any time since 1994 - ICG

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Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any time since 1994 - ICG

- TBILISI: The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are closer to war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region than at any point since a ceasefire brokered more than 20 years ago, the International Crisis Group said. Fighting between ethnic Azeris and Armenians first erupted in 1991 and a ceasefire was agreed in 1994. But Azerbaijan and Armenia have regularly traded accusations of violence around Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Azeri-Armenian border

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Mkhitaryan's efforts at Man Utd recognised by top honour in Armenia

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Mkhitaryan's efforts at Man Utd recognised by top honour in Armenia

- The Red Devils midfielder has been awarded a First-Class Medal of Services to the Motherland after helping Jose Mourinho's side to three trophies. Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped Manchester United to three trophies in 2016-17 and has now been awarded a First-Class Medal of Services to the Motherland by Armenia. The attacking midfielder endured a testing start to life at Old Trafford following a £26 million move from Borussia Dortmund

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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan receives another boost

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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan receives another boost

- Henrikh Mkhitaryan has received yet another individual award in his homeland - and it is his most prestigious yet. The seven-time Armenian footballer of the year was awarded a first-class medal of services to the motherland on Sunday at a ceremony in Yerevan. The medal, one of Armenia's biggest honours, is usually awarded to serviceman and soldiers but is occasionally given to public figures who have made a positive contribution to society

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Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan Brings Armenia With Him

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Manchester United’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan Brings Armenia With Him

- It is eight years now since Mkhitaryan left. In the intervening years, he has played for four clubs (Metalurh and Shakhtar Donetsk, in Ukraine; Borussia Dortmund in Germany; and now United) and picked up four languages (English, German, Russian and Ukrainian) to add to the three that he already spoke (Armenian, French and Portuguese). He has traveled thousands of miles. His journey has been long, and often lonely

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Community pays tribute to 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide

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Community pays tribute to 102nd anniversary of Armenian Genocide

- TWIN FALLS — A day to remember lives lost was also a day to celebrate renewal. A baby girl in pink tights, hat and coat wobbled on two chubby legs near a plaque in Twin Falls City Park. The plaque — surrounded by red roses, yellow tulips and pink carnations — pays homage to the memory of those lost in the mass killing of Armenians and the contribution that Armenian Americans have to made to the community

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Keller @ Large: How A Big Lie Persists

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Keller @ Large: How A Big Lie Persists

- BOSTON (CBS) – The facts are not in serious dispute. Between 1915 and 1923 the Ottoman Empire, precursor to today’s Republic of Turkey, systematically exterminated 1.5 million Armenians, a precursor to the Holocaust which is considered the modern world’s first act of genocide, the deliberate mass killing of a targeted group. The documentary evidence is overwhelming – photos, eyewitness accounts, the journalism of the time

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Trump doesn’t call killing of Armenians a genocide

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Trump doesn’t call killing of Armenians a genocide

- WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is recalling the death and suffering of more than 1 million Armenians during the final years of the Ottoman Empire, without describing it as genocide. Such a declaration would anger Turkey, whose cooperation Trump seeks in Syria. Trump says in a statement that the World War I-era killing of Armenians represents one of the 20th century’s worst mass atrocities, and a ‘‘dark chapter’’ in history

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Epic ‘Promise’ reveals horror of Armenian genocide

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Epic ‘Promise’ reveals horror of Armenian genocide

- A dramatization of the Armenian genocide set in Turkey in the final years of the Ottoman Empire, directed by Irish filmmaker Terry George (“Hotel Rwanda”), “The Promise” is a throwback to the epics of the second half of the 20th century. It has a lot on its plate and almost as much to offer. The film begins with a voice-over by protagonist Mikael Boghosian (Oscar Isaac), a young apothecary in an Armenian village in the Turkish mountains, who dreams of becoming a doctor and uses the betrothal payment of the family of fiancee Maral (Angela Sarafyan) to fund studies in Constantinople

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Detroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screenings

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Detroit musician to honor Armenian heritage at 'The Promise' screenings

- At the premiere of "The Promise" in Los Angeles, star Christian Bale says the film's depiction of the massacre of Armenians during WWI speaks to current humanitarian crises around the globe. (April 13) Ara Topouzian will be playing the kanun, a 76-string laptop harp, before two screenings Friday of "The Promise" at Phoenix Theatres Laurel Park Place. Originally, he was going to perform before a single screening at the Livonia theater

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‘The Promise’ falls flat

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‘The Promise’ falls flat

- History is rife with horrific events that somehow manage to demonstrate true humanity and heroism. Many of these events are underreported, underrepresented and misunderstood, such as the Armenian Holocaust — the systemic extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire, starting in 1915. Knowledge of this genocide isn’t universal, and the Republic of Turkey still refuses to acknowledge it. Cinema has always been a useful tool for creating understanding and empathy in mass audiences, and the epic melodrama “The Promise,” based on these events, seeks to remedy popular understanding of the horror

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Review: ‘The Promise’ sheds little light on Armenian Genocide

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Review: ‘The Promise’ sheds little light on Armenian Genocide

- At the premiere of "The Promise" in Los Angeles, star Christian Bale says the film's depiction of the massacre of Armenians during WWI speaks to current humanitarian crises around the globe. (April 13) The Armenian Genocide is a curiously unexplored moment in our modern history, cinematically speaking. That fact alone makes director and cowriter Terry George’s “The Promise “ intriguing. Historical fiction is generally more successful than documentaries at inspiring mass interest, especially when actors as appealing as Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon are involved

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Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff

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Path to screen for Armenian epic includes evading a knockoff

- NEW YORK | “The Promise,” the grandest big-screen portrayal ever made about the mass killings of Armenians during World War I, has been rated by more than 111,300 people on IMDb — a remarkable total considering it doesn’t open in theaters until Friday and has thus far been screened only a handful of times publicly. The passionate reaction is because “The Promise,” a $100-million movie starring Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale, has provoked those who deny that 1

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Stars lend their support to The Promise

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Stars lend their support to The Promise

- Celebrities of Armenian descent including Cher and the Kardashians lent their support to The Promise, a period film centred on the massacre of Christian Armenians during World War I in what is now Turkey. Opening here on June 22, it stars Oscar Isaac as an Armenian medical student and Christian Bale as an American foreign correspondent, both of whom fall in love with the same woman (Charlotte Le Bon) as the Ottoman Empire's entry into the war is followed by the genocide

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Armenia's Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Vote Amid Claims of Violations

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Armenia's Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Vote Amid Claims of Violations

- YEREVAN, ARMENIA — Amenia's ruling party won slightly less than 50 percent of the vote in a parliamentary election, officials said on Monday. Sunday's vote, which was the nation's first since the former Soviet republic changed its constitution to expand power of parliament and the prime minister's office, allowed President Serzh Sargsyan's Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) to claim a majority of seats

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Armenians Cast Ballots in Tight Election to Pave Way for Power Shift

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Armenians Cast Ballots in Tight Election to Pave Way for Power Shift

- YEREVAN — Armenians voted for a new parliament on Sunday in a closely fought race between the ruling party and a former coalition partner that heralds the start of a parliamentary system of government. Under constitutional changes critics say were designed to prolong the political life of President Serzh Sarksyan, parliament, not voters, will elect the president for the first time

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High-ranking Cypriot diplomat refutes Armenian lies
High-ranking Cypriot diplomat refutes Armenian lies Baku, Azerbaijan, June 21. A high-ranking Cypriot diplomat has refuted the lies of Armenians concerning the Cyprus Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides’ statements, a diplomatic source told Trend June 21. However, the high-ranking Cypriot diplomat said on the sidelines of an international organization, where representatives of Azerbaijan, Cyprus and other countries work, that Kasoulides has never said anything that could be interpreted by the Armenian side as support for the occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia   Read More ...
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Azerbaijan releases footage of captured Armenian saboteur (VIDEO) (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan releases footage of captured Armenian saboteur (VIDEO) (UPDATE) Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry released the footage showing the captured member of an Armenian sabotage group, where he admits that the sabotage group had an objective to attack the Azerbaijani Armed Forces’ positions, and kill the soldiers there.   Read More ...
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US says concerned over ceasefire violations on Azerbaijani, Armenian troops’ contact line
US says concerned over ceasefire violations on Azerbaijani, Armenian troops’ contact line Baku, Azerbaijan, June 21. The United States is deeply concerned over the recent violations of the ceasefire, which have resulted in multiple casualties on the Line of Contact between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops over the last week, the US Department of State has said in a message.   Read More ...
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Ilham Aliyev: Armenia tries to disrupt Minsk Group co-chairs’ activity at all costs (UPDATE)
Ilham Aliyev: Armenia tries to disrupt Minsk Group co-chairs’ activity at all costs (UPDATE) President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has today received OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Stephane Visconti, Igor Popov, Richard Hoagland, as well as Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk.   Read More ...
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Baku: Armenia disrupts negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
Baku: Armenia disrupts negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Baku, Azerbaijan, June 19. The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.   Read More ...
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Armenia commits provocations on eve of OSCE MG co-chairs’ visit to Azerbaijan
Armenia pursues the goal of undermining the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict via substantive negotiations and maintaining the status quo.   Read More ...
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4 soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting: Officials
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in the South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh say four of their soldiers have been killed in fighting with Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is officially part of Azerbaijan, but since a separatist war ended in 1994 it has been under the control of forces that claim to be local ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijan claims the forces include regular Armenian military. Efforts to negotiate a settlement have failed, and frequent clashes have continued   Read More ...
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4 soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting: Officials
MOSCOW (AP) — Officials in the South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh say four of their soldiers have been killed in fighting with Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is officially part of Azerbaijan, but since a separatist war ended in 1994 it has been under the control of forces that claim to be local ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijan claims the forces include regular Armenian military. Efforts to negotiate a settlement have failed, and frequent clashes have continued   Read More ...
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4 soldiers killed in Nagorno-Karabakh fighting: Officials
MOSCOW – Officials in the South Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh say four of their soldiers have been killed in fighting with Azerbaijan. Nagorno-Karabakh is officially part of Azerbaijan, but since a separatist war ended in 1994 it has been under the control of forces that claim to be local ethnic Armenians. Azerbaijan claims the forces include regular Armenian military. Efforts to negotiate a settlement have failed, and frequent clashes have continued   Read More ...
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Azerbaijani armed forces kill 5 Armenian soldiers: Defense Ministry
Azerbaijani armed forces kill 5 Armenian soldiers: Defense Ministry Baku, Azerbaijan, June 17. Five soldiers of the Armenian armed forces were eliminated on the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, Azerbaijan’s Defense Ministry said June 17.   Read More ...
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Armenian-backed separatists say three soldiers killed by Azeri forces
Armenian-backed separatists say three soldiers killed by Azeri forces YEREVAN: Armenian-backed separatists said on Friday three of their soldiers were killed by Azeri forces along the boundary with the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Clashes over control of the region, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians, have stoked fears of a wider conflict breaking out in the South Caucasus, which is criss-crossed by oil and gas pipelines. Nagorno-Karabakh's self-declared defence ministry said Azeri forces had violated the ceasefire agreement and used anti-tank weapons against one of their block-posts   Read More ...
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Armenian-backed separatists say three soldiers killed by Azeri forces
Armenian-backed separatists said on Friday three of their soldiers were killed by Azeri forces along the boundary with the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Clashes over control of the region, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians, have stoked fears of a wider conflict breaking out in the South Caucasus, which is criss-crossed by oil and gas pipelines. Nagorno-Karabakh's self-declared defence ministry said Azeri forces had violated the ceasefire agreement and used anti-tank weapons against one of their block-posts   Read More ...
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Armenian-backed separatists say three soldiers killed by Azeri forces
YEREVAN Armenian-backed separatists said on Friday three of their soldiers were killed by Azeri forces along the boundary with the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Clashes over control of the region, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by ethnic Armenians, have stoked fears of a wider conflict breaking out in the South Caucasus, which is criss-crossed by oil and gas pipelines. Nagorno-Karabakh's self-declared defense ministry said Azeri forces had violated the ceasefire agreement and used anti-tank weapons against one of their block-posts   Read More ...
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Three Armenian soldiers killed in Karabakh clashes
Azerbaijani forces today killed three ethnic-Armenian soldiers in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region's army along the enclave's volatile frontline, rebel authorities in Karabakh said. Azerbaijani troops had shelled Karabakh army positions using anti-tank grenade launchers, said a Karabakh defence ministry statement. "Three servicemen of the Karabakh army, all aged 20, were killed as a result," it added. Ex-Soviet Azerbaijan and Armenia are locked in a protracted conflict over the disputed region, and frequent exchanges of fire nearly spiralled into all-out war a year ago   Read More ...
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Int’l community must put pressure on Armenia in Karabakh conflict: expert
Int’l community must put pressure on Armenia in Karabakh conflict: expert Baku, Azerbaijan, June 16. The UN must exert pressure on the countries that do not observe the international law and do not fulfill the UN’s decisions, Hans-Joachim Heintze, professor of international law at the University of the Ruhr Bochum, Germany, said. He added that many countries are disappointed in the UN with certain countries’ not complying with its decisions. Heintze recalled that the two parts of Germany began to unify with the efforts of civil society   Read More ...
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Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian in Norway Chess tournament
Viswanathan Anand draws with Levon Aronian in Norway Chess tournament Viswanathan Anand drew with tournament leader Levon Aronian of Armenia in the eighth and penultimate round of the Altibox Norway chess tournament now drawing to a close here. Having done the hard work, Aronian was in no mood to spoil things as white and the Armenian remained cautious while slightly better at some point. World Champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway regained his exposure and outwitted his last world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the big news of the day   Read More ...
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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan 140 times in 24 hours
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 140 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said June 15.   Read More ...
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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan pictured with model Victoria Lopyreva as he returns to Armenia
Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan pictured with model Victoria Lopyreva as he returns to Armenia Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been pictured with Russian model and FIFA ambassador Victoria Lopyreva after he jetted back to Armenia. Mkhitaryan was happy to post pictures of the pair together in Yerevan, the country's capital and seemed to be making the most of his summer break. The 28-year-old posted the following on his Twitter site: 'Nice time in Armenia with LopyrevaVika' Lopyreva became famous when she hosted the draw for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup draw and is also the official ambassador of the FIFA World Cup which will take place in her home nation next summer   Read More ...
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Azerbaijan warns foreign states of Armenian provocation
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry urged foreign states to take measures to prevent the participation of their citizens in an event planned to be held in the country’s occupied territories.   Read More ...
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Border to Border Health Education Project Returns to Armenia
Border to Border Health Education Project Returns to Armenia From the 3rd to the 24th of June 2017, a new round of the Border to Border Health Education project is scheduled in Armenia. For these three weeks, teams of 18 American Peace Corps Volunteers and 13 Armenian educators will cross the country on foot, providing health education access and information about educational opportunities for rural youth across Armenia. This year, their departure will be attended by the Acting Director of the Peace Corps, Sheila Crowley   Read More ...
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VIDEO: Man Utd star Mkhitaryan follows up Europa League final goal with a brace for Armenia
VIDEO: Man Utd star Mkhitaryan follows up Europa League final goal with a brace for Armenia Having ended his club season on a high, the talented playmaker has been on target again for his country in a friendly date with St. Kitts and Nevis. The Armenian midfielder found the target for the Red Devils as they rounded off their 2016-17 campaign in style with victory over Ajax in the Europa League final. Mkhitaryan bagged a brace in his latest outing – a friendly date with St   Read More ...
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Armenian army shells Azerbaijani positions, breaks ceasefire 112 times
Armenian army shells Azerbaijani positions, breaks ceasefire 112 times Baku, Azerbaijan, June 3. Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 112 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said June 3.   Read More ...
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Armenia again shells Azerbaijani positions
Armenia again shells Azerbaijani positions Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 126 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.   Read More ...
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Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any time since 1994 - ICG
Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any time since 1994 - ICG TBILISI: The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are closer to war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region than at any point since a ceasefire brokered more than 20 years ago, the International Crisis Group said. Fighting between ethnic Azeris and Armenians first erupted in 1991 and a ceasefire was agreed in 1994. But Azerbaijan and Armenia have regularly traded accusations of violence around Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Azeri-Armenian border   Read More ...
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Armenia, Azerbaijan closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any time since 1994 - ICG
The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are closer to war over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region than at any point since a ceasefire brokered more than 20 years ago, the International Crisis Group said. Fighting between ethnic Azeris and Armenians first erupted in 1991 and a ceasefire was agreed in 1994. But Azerbaijan and Armenia have regularly traded accusations of violence around Nagorno-Karabakh and along the Azeri-Armenian border   Read More ...
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Armenia’s Metsamor nuke plant - big threat to region and Europe
Armenia’s Metsamor nuke plant - big threat to region and Europe Baku, Azerbaijan, June 1. Armenia’s Metsamor nuclear power plant is the most dangerous plant for the region and Europe, Ziyafat Asgarov, first deputy speaker of the Azerbaijani parliament, said. Asgarov added that the issue should be discussed. Construction of the Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant started in 1970. The plant was closed after devastating earthquake in Spitak in 1988 but in 1995, despite international protests, the plant was restarted and also the second reactor was launched   Read More ...
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Azerbaijani army destroys Armenian command-and-observation post (VIDEO)
Azerbaijani army destroys Armenian command-and-observation post (VIDEO) Azerbaijani Armed Forces have destroyed a protected command-and-observation post, as well as optical devices on an observation tower of Armenian Armed Forces on the contact line.   Read More ...
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Azerbaijan destroys Armenian army’s firing point (VIDEO)
Azerbaijan destroys Armenian army’s firing point (VIDEO) Azerbaijan has destroyed a firing point of the Armenian armed forces which was shelling the Azerbaijani positions in the Fuzuli-Khojavand direction of the front.   Read More ...
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Azerbaijan’s settlements undergo fire from Armenian side
Azerbaijan’s settlements undergo fire from Armenian side Starting from May 30 night until May 31 morning, Armenian armed forces were shelling Azerbaijani army positions and settlements in the country’s Tartar, Aghdam and Fuzuli districts by using heavy weapons, including 82-mm and 120-mm mortars.   Read More ...
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Cypriot foreign ministry’s position encourages Armenia’s aggressive policy (UPDATE)
Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides’s statement on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict contradicts Cyprus’s obligations to international law and the Helsinki Final Act.   Read More ...
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Cypriot foreign ministry’s position encourages Armenia’s aggressive policy
Cypriot foreign ministry’s position encourages Armenia’s aggressive policy Cypriot Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides’s statement on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict contradicts Cyprus’s obligations to international law and the Helsinki Final Act.   Read More ...
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Mkhitaryan's efforts at Man Utd recognised by top honour in Armenia
Mkhitaryan's efforts at Man Utd recognised by top honour in Armenia The Red Devils midfielder has been awarded a First-Class Medal of Services to the Motherland after helping Jose Mourinho's side to three trophies. Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped Manchester United to three trophies in 2016-17 and has now been awarded a First-Class Medal of Services to the Motherland by Armenia. The attacking midfielder endured a testing start to life at Old Trafford following a £26 million move from Borussia Dortmund   Read More ...
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Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan receives another boost
Manchester United star Henrikh Mkhitaryan receives another boost Henrikh Mkhitaryan has received yet another individual award in his homeland - and it is his most prestigious yet. The seven-time Armenian footballer of the year was awarded a first-class medal of services to the motherland on Sunday at a ceremony in Yerevan. The medal, one of Armenia's biggest honours, is usually awarded to serviceman and soldiers but is occasionally given to public figures who have made a positive contribution to society   Read More ...
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Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan, uses machine guns
Armenia breaks ceasefire with Azerbaijan, uses machine guns Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 116 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.   Read More ...
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Tags: Truce |  Wars | 
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American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) - An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism. Dr. Tom Catena was presented the prize Sunday in Armenia's capital, Yerevan. The prize was established in remembrance of the Armenian survivors of a mass killing by Ottoman Turks. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed in 1915-23 in what many historians regard as the first genocide of the 20th century, a claim that Turkey rejects   Read More ...
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American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism. Dr. Tom Catena was presented the prize Sunday in Armenia's capital, Yerevan. The prize was established in remembrance of the Armenian survivors of a mass killing by Ottoman Turks. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed in 1915-23 in what many historians regard as the first genocide of the 20th century, a claim that Turkey rejects   Read More ...
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American doctor in Sudan awarded Aurora humanitarian prize
An American doctor who has spent years working in a fighting-ravaged region of Sudan has been awarded the $1.1-million Aurora Prize for exceptional humanitarianism. Dr. Tom Catena was presented the prize Sunday in Armenia's capital, Yerevan. The prize was established in remembrance of the Armenian survivors of a mass killing by Ottoman Turks. An estimated 1.5 million Armenians were killed in 1915-23 in what many historians regard as the first genocide of the 20th century, a claim that Turkey rejects   Read More ...
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Armenia opens doors to Syrian Armenian refugees
Armenia opens doors to Syrian Armenian refugees Amid the anti-refugee sentiment proliferating across the globe, one country is going against the grain and calling for more families fleeing war-torn Syria to resettle among its population. Armenia will receive Syrian refugees of Armenian descent who wish to leave Lebanon, as part of a European Union-funded project that seeks to offer logistical help to those willing to build a new life in Armenia   Read More ...
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Armenia continues violating ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Over the past 24 hours, Armenia’s armed forces have 130 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops.   Read More ...
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Azerbaijan urges OSCE MG to prevent flights of Armenian planes over occupied territories (UPDATE)
Azerbaijan calls on the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, responsible for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, to take measures to prevent another one of Armenia’s provocations.   Read More ...
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