Archive for the ‘Kavkaz’ Category

Azerbaijan downs another Armenian SU-25 fighter jet

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan downs another Armenian SU-25 fighter jet

Azerbaijan on Sunday shot down another Armenian Su-25 fighter jet, according to the country’s Defense Ministry – the second Su-25 to be downed in as many days, Anadolu Agency reports.

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Pompeo Meets Armenian, Azerbaijani Ministers Amid Fresh Nagorno-Karabakh Clashes

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Comments Off on Pompeo Meets Armenian, Azerbaijani Ministers Amid Fresh Nagorno-Karabakh Clashes

Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces continued to clash in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on October 23 as the top diplomats from Armenia and Azerbaijan met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on the decades-long conflict over the breakaway region.

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Russia’s attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

Monday, October 26, 2020 Comments Off on Russia’s attempts to move closer to Egypt is made possible by US absence

An upcoming joint naval exercise involving the Egyptian and Russian navies, announced by the Russian Defense Ministry on October 10, is testimony to the fluid and rapidly changing strategic situation in the Eastern Mediterranean arena and the Middle East more generally.

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Transformation From an Ethnic-Territorial to Ethnic-Religious Conflict

Monday, October 26, 2020 Comments Off on Nagorno-Karabakh: Transformation From an Ethnic-Territorial to Ethnic-Religious Conflict

In his book “The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order”, Samuel Huntington cited the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict to illustrate the transition of world order and regime changes after the Cold War. However, contrary to Huntington’s belief, conflicts and wars in the Caucasus, including those in Nagorno-Karabakh, Chechnya, Abkhazia and South Ossetia are more […]

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Karabakh: New powerful Russian bombing on convoy with Syrian mercenaries

Friday, October 23, 2020 Comments Off on Karabakh: New powerful Russian bombing on convoy with Syrian mercenaries

The war in Nagorno-Karabakh continues, the loss of manpower and military equipment of Armenia and Azerbaijan is increasing, and Syrian mercenaries continue to head to the front line, recruited by Turks and Azeris to take part in the fighting.

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Nearly 145 Jihadist Mercenaries Killed in Azerbaijan, Several fighters Return to Syria Fleeing Violent Battles

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Nearly 145 Jihadist Mercenaries Killed in Azerbaijan, Several fighters Return to Syria Fleeing Violent Battles

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) activists have confirmed that the Turkish government has transported a new batch of mercenaries from Syria to Azerbaijan. The recent batch has comprised over 400 fighters of “Sultan Murad”, “Al-Hamzat Division” and other factions, who were supposed to be sent earlier to Azerbaijan. However, Turkey’s transfer of Syrian mercenaries […]

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Renewed Fighting Puts Nagorno-Karabakh Cease-Fire Under Severe Strain

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Renewed Fighting Puts Nagorno-Karabakh Cease-Fire Under Severe Strain

A cease-fire in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh was under severe strain on October 20 after new clashes between Azerbaijani and ethnic Armenian forces, despite a plea by the UN Security Council for both sides to respect the truce.

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Russia shot down 9 Bayraktar drones near its Gyumri military base, Armenia

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Russia shot down 9 Bayraktar drones near its Gyumri military base, Armenia

After Iran warned the two warring parties in Nagorno-Karabakh that it would retaliate if the Islamic Republic’s airspace was violated, Russia did the same for Russia’s military base near the Turkish-Armenian border.

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Bakou ne souhaite que l’application du droit international

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Bakou ne souhaite que l’application du droit international

La guerre entre l’Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan Le 27 septembre 2020 les hostilités ont repris entre l’Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan. C’est un conflit international entre deux États souverains qui dure depuis 1992, date à laquelle les troupes régulières de l’Arménie ont engagé des offensives sur toutes les lignes des frontières entre l’Arménie et l’Azerbaïdjan et ont occupé […]

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Can Russia Steer the Endgame in Nagorno-Karabakh to Its Advantage?

Thursday, October 22, 2020 Comments Off on Can Russia Steer the Endgame in Nagorno-Karabakh to Its Advantage?

Until late last month, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh had been mostly frozen, with occasional skirmishes, for over a quarter of a century. One notable exception was the April 2016 “four-day war,” a brief but intense period of fighting that left over 200 people dead and was followed […]

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Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Comments Off on Erdogan’s Wars… From Libya to Armenia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s covetous ambitions are various. From seeking gas in the Mediterranean and the “Blue Nation” lie, to his aspirations for Libya’s oil crescent, his intervention in the Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, coveting Azerbaijan’s oil, and his adventures in Iraq and Syria, his greed has led him to adopt belligerent policies. Turkey […]

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Fresh Attacks, Finger-Pointing Further Dampen Hopes Of End To Azerbaijani-Armenian Fighting

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Comments Off on Fresh Attacks, Finger-Pointing Further Dampen Hopes Of End To Azerbaijani-Armenian Fighting

New clashes were reported on October 16 between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces in and around the breakaway region at the center of decades of Caucasus conflict in a further sign of the challenges to ending heavy fighting that has killed hundreds in the past three weeks.

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Republic of Georgia’s Concessions to the Azerbaijani War Effort Against Armenians

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Comments Off on Republic of Georgia’s Concessions to the Azerbaijani War Effort Against Armenians

The Republic of Georgia’s airspace is used by Turkey and Israel to support Azerbaijan in its war against the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. Flight from Libya to Baku, Azerbaijan, September 30, 2020 Using Georgian Airspace

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Powerful Russian bombing of terrorist camps preparing for the Nagorno-Karabakh war

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Comments Off on Powerful Russian bombing of terrorist camps preparing for the Nagorno-Karabakh war

What is happening in the Caucasus region and the fierce clashes between the Armenian and Azerbaijani military. According to the latest information from Russian news agencies, Russian bombers struck powerful training camps at Syrian mercenaries.

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Azerbaijan, Armenia Trade Blame For Truce Violations In Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan, Armenia Trade Blame For Truce Violations In Nagorno-Karabakh Fighting

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continue to exchange fire in and around the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region despite international calls for both sides to implement and stick to a Russian-brokered humanitarian cease-fire.

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Lebanese Armenians join fight in Azerbaijan’s disputed territory

Saturday, October 17, 2020 Comments Off on Lebanese Armenians join fight in Azerbaijan’s disputed territory

Hundreds of Armenians from the diaspora are believed to have signed up as volunteers to fight against Azerbaijan in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory.

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Russia gets Armenia and Azerbaijan to agree to a truce

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Russia gets Armenia and Azerbaijan to agree to a truce

Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to a ceasefire in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh territory – starting at midday Saturday, local time. The breakthrough came after Russia stepped in to mediate between the two former Soviet Union countries that embarked on heavy clashes two weeks ago.

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Abkhazia Inaugurates Embassy in Damascus

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Abkhazia Inaugurates Embassy in Damascus

On Tuesday, Abkhazia inaugurated its embassy in the Syrian capital, Damascus, in the presence of Minister of Foreign Affairs in the regime’s government, Walid al-Muallem.

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Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian fighters bombed the positions of Turkish ‘mercenaries’

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Nagorno-Karabakh: Russian fighters bombed the positions of Turkish ‘mercenaries’

The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh continues to complicate and build a crisis in the region, which is unknown how it will end in the future. According to Russian and Syrian intelligence, in both Syria and Nagorno-Karabakh, hundreds of Syrian mercenaries have been transported to training camps.

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Armenians in Israel seethe over arms sold to Azeri enemy

Monday, October 12, 2020 Comments Off on Armenians in Israel seethe over arms sold to Azeri enemy

The heavy fighting between forces from Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh continued on Wednesday as the flare-up over the disputed Azeri region entered its 11th day.

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Armenians in Israel seethe over arms sold to Azeri enemy

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Comments Off on Armenians in Israel seethe over arms sold to Azeri enemy

The heavy fighting between forces from Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh continued on Wednesday as the flare-up over the disputed Azeri region entered its 11th day.

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Azerbaijan acknowledges use of Turkey drones in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan acknowledges use of Turkey drones in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan has admitted using Turkish-manufactured armed drones in clashes against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh, acknowledging it for the first time since the conflict was reignited. In a televised interview with the Turkish news channel TRT Haber yesterday, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said: “Thanks to advanced Turkish drones owned by the Azerbaijan military, our casualties on […]

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Azerbaijan: Armenia using mercenaries from Syria, Lebanon

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Comments Off on Azerbaijan: Armenia using mercenaries from Syria, Lebanon

The Azerbaijani Defence Ministry yesterday accused Armenia of using mercenaries from Syria and Lebanon to fight alongside its forces in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

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Imam Khamenei’s Adviser: Armenia should withdraw occupied Azerbaijan lands

Saturday, October 10, 2020 Comments Off on Imam Khamenei’s Adviser: Armenia should withdraw occupied Azerbaijan lands

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, called on Armenia to withdraw its forces from the regions it has occupied in the Republic of Azerbaijan, but emphasized that such a process should take place politically, not militarily.

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Fighting Intensifies in Nagorno-Karabakh; Turkey Testing Both Russia, US

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Fighting Intensifies in Nagorno-Karabakh; Turkey Testing Both Russia, US

Armenia and Azerbaijan are accusing each other of targeting civilian populations in a dangerous flare-up over the disputed separatist enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

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Iran, Syria worried about ‘regional conflict’ of Azerbaijan-Armenia war

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Iran, Syria worried about ‘regional conflict’ of Azerbaijan-Armenia war

Iran is growing increasingly concerned about the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia and Armenia and has continued to issue statements and escalate rhetoric.

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Israel may halt its weapons sale to Azerbaijan, Armenian ambassador says

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Israel may halt its weapons sale to Azerbaijan, Armenian ambassador says

Renewed hostilities broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27, over the contested Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Israel may halt commercial weapon sales to Azerbaijan, Armenian Ambassador to Israel Armen Smbatyan told The Jerusalem Post, as fighting intensified for the ninth day between the two countries.

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Missile war of the cities in Armenia and Azerbaijan escalates – analysis

Friday, October 9, 2020 Comments Off on Missile war of the cities in Armenia and Azerbaijan escalates – analysis

Azerbaijan said that it had “liberated” seven villages on Saturday, which led to cheers in Baku. Sunday has brought more escalation between Armenia and Azerbaijan as the countries continue to rely on missiles and rockets to shell each other over the last few days. The attack on the Armenian controlled town of Stepanakert on Saturday […]

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‘Frozen Conflict’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan Heats Up Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on ‘Frozen Conflict’ between Armenia and Azerbaijan Heats Up Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Fighting recently erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan, centered around the historically disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh is de jure part of Azerbaijan, but is administered by the majority Armenian population, leading to lingering ethnic conflict.

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Iranian air defense shot down an Azerbaijani fighter jet, sources claims

Thursday, October 8, 2020 Comments Off on Iranian air defense shot down an Azerbaijani fighter jet, sources claims

In the last hours of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, it became clear that the Azerbaijani Air Force had lost a fighter jet that had been shot down and fallen on Iranian territory.

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Syria says Russian missile defence system ‘ineffective’

Monday, May 11, 2020 Comments Off on Syria says Russian missile defence system ‘ineffective’

The Syrian military has criticised the Russian S-300 missile defence system, saying that it is largely ineffective against Israeli air strikes, Avia.pro reported yesterday. A Syrian military source told the Russian outlet that the radar used on the S-300 and the Pantsir-S systems has proven to be incapable of detecting and hitting Israeli cruise missiles […]

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Russia – A Groundbreaking Powershift?

Monday, January 20, 2020 Comments Off on Russia – A Groundbreaking Powershift?

In groundbreaking news President Putin announced today, 15 January, in his annual address to the Nation, major changes in his government. First, he announced that Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and his entire cabinet resigned and will eventually be replaced by a new PM and a new cabinet. A timeline was not given. In the meantime, […]

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EU condemns Syria’s decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Comments Off on EU condemns Syria’s decision to make ties with Georgian breakaway regions

The European Union condemned Tuesday the decision of the Syrian regime to establish diplomatic relations with the “Georgian breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.” The move “violates international law and the principle of territorial integrity as defined by the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions,” said Maja Kocijancic, spokesperson for EU […]

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Armenia pulls back from talks to normalize ties with Turkey

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Comments Off on Armenia pulls back from talks to normalize ties with Turkey

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan decided Monday to withdraw the two protocols on normalization of relations with Turkey from the parliament. Over the last six years the two documents remained as mere ink on paper after they were signed in 2009 due to “lack of political will” on the Turkish side, he said in a letter […]

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Turkey to keep efforts for solving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Turkey to keep efforts for solving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkey as a member of the OSCE Minsk Group observes all the steps taken to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which is a serious obstacle to peace, stability, prosperity and broad cooperation in the South Caucasus, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said on Feb. 3. The ministry said Turkey is trying to increase the efforts within the Minsk Group […]

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