Nagorno-Karabakh battles continue as calls for calm grow

Battles between Armenian and Azerbaijan forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh have continued overnight, as international calls for calm after the heaviest fighting between the two sides in years grew. The Armenian defence ministry on Monday morning reported fighting throughout the night, while Azerbaijan’s defence ministry said Armenian forces[…]

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Armenians mark centenary of mass killing

Armenians are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people allegedly by Ottoman forces, with world leaders holding a minute’s silence in the capital, Yerevan. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and First Lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start[…]

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The Armenian Genocide controversy explained

Late on April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities in Constantinople — now the Turkish city of Istanbul — rounded up more than 200 local members of the Armenian ethnic minority, many of them community leaders. Most were later killed. On Friday, that day will be marked by Armenians worldwide as the[…]

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COE urges Armenia, Turkey to reestablish relations

Council of Europe chief Thorbjoern Jagland on Wednesday urged Armenia and Turkey to reestablish relations. Speaking in the Armenian capital Yerevan ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Jagland said that: “If there is a chance of returning to the 2009 protocols, establishing diplomatic relations, I urge both[…]

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