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Azerbaijani Leader Hails Handover of Region Ceded by Armenia

AGHDAM, Azerbaijan — Azerbaijani forces entered the war-ravaged ghost town of Aghdam on Friday, regaining a once-beloved city over a quarter of a century after being driven out by Armenian forces. Aghdam and the surrounding region of the same name are the first of several territories adjacent to separatist Nagorno-Karabakh...

Armenians Return to Nagorno-Karabakh After Cease-Fire

STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh — Joyous scenes of smiles and hugs could be seen Tuesday on the main square of Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, as ethnic Armenians returned to their homeland a week after a cease-fire between Armenia and Azerbaijan halted the fighting that had raged over the separatist region for...

Armenians Protest Nagorno-Karabakh Truce Terms for a 3rd Day

YEREVAN, Armenia — Thousands massed Thursday in Armenia's capital to protest the terms of a cease-fire agreement that gave territorial concessions to Azerbaijan in the long-running conflict over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The rally marked the third straight day of demonstrations triggered by the truce to halt more than...

Russian Peacekeepers Go to Nagorno-Karabakh to Bolster Truce

MOSCOW — More than a dozen planes carrying Russian peacekeepers headed for Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday, hours after Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to halt fighting over the separatist region and amid signs this cease-fire would hold where others hadn't. The truce came after significant advances by Azerbaijani forces that the Nagorno-Karabakh...

New Deaths as Fighting Over Nagorno-Karabakh Keeps Flaring

YEREVAN, Armenia — Deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh showed no signs of abating Wednesday despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that took force just two days ago and has so far failed to halt the flare-up of a decades-old conflict. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said Azerbaijani...

Armenian PM Sees No Way to Settle Conflict Through Diplomacy

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia's prime minister said Wednesday that Azerbaijan's aggressive stance in the 25-day fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh leaves no room for diplomacy, and urged citizens to sign up as military volunteers to protect their country. In a live video address on Facebook, Nikol Pashinian said that all Armenians must...

Coronavirus Spreads in Nagorno-Karabakh Amid Heavy Fighting

STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh — People who are sick with the coronavirus pack into chilly basements alongside the healthy to hide from artillery fire. The local health minister who tested positive keeps working, despite a fever and pneumonia. Doctors with the virus perform surgery on the wounded. These are the grim realities...

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