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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]

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...

Armenia may shift to semi-presidential system: premier

YEREVAN, Armenia Armenia may shift to a semi-presidential system of government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Monday.  Pashinyan proposed holding a referendum in the former Soviet republic in late 2021 to...

Baku warns Armenia against 'illegal' force deployments

BAKU, AzerbaijanAzerbaijan on Sunday warned Armenia not to deploy new troops to its territories. In a Foreign Ministry statement, Baku said that deploying its forces in internationally recognized territories of...

Armenian president rejects army chief’s dismissal

YERIVAN, Armenia Armenian President Armen Sargsyan on Saturday rejected a prime ministerial order to sack the army’s chief of General Staff. “The sole purpose of the President is to protect the...

Azerbaijan marks 29th anniversary of Khojaly massacre

BAKU, Azerbaijan The Azerbaijani capital Baku on Friday commemorated the anniversary of the Khojaly massacre, in which hundreds of Azerbaijani citizens were killed by Armenian forces 29 years ago. On Feb....

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Rwandan foreign minister’s visit to Turkey to further boost relations: Diplomat

JOHANNESBURGThe visit of Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister to Turkey will likely pave the way for further enhancing the already fruitful cooperation between the two...

Turkey suffer heavy defeat in Netherlands

ANKARAThe Netherlands tore apart Turkey 6-1 in a 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match Tuesday, moving to the top of Group G. The home team...

Bulgaria to head to polls 3rd time this year as efforts to form government...

SOFIA, Bulgaria Bulgaria will head to its third national election this year after the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) failed to form a government following...

Saudi king sacks director of public security, refers him for investigation

RIYADH Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz on Tuesday dismissed the country's director of public security and referred him for investigation, the official Saudi Press Agency...

Biden requests $6.4B from Congress to fund Afghan resettlement

WASHINGTON US President Joe Biden has asked Congress to appropriate some $6.4 billion to aid ongoing efforts to resettle at-risk Afghans following America's pullout from...