ICG says the "fragility" of the ceasefire has already been highlighted by tensions that "flared in mid-May as Armenia and Azerbaijan disputed new positions established by Azerbaijani forces" close to their shared border.
Son posts on Facebook he is ready to take part in swap. Pashinian's offer comes in response to words of political opponents amid launch of Armenian general election campaigning.
Yerevan said there was no point in discussing new transportation routes with Azerbaijan while there was so much tension along their border. Baku’s response was curiously muted.
UN report identifies use of ‘killer robot’ Kargu-2 in Libya skirmish.
Kremlin takes stock of serious border clash between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and bracing of region for Taliban reaction to pullout of US troops from Afghanistan by September.
The government has moved quickly to restore the city it has declared its cultural capital, but the lack of transparency has raised concern.
More than six months have passed since the “second Karabakh war” came to an abrupt end with Armenia all but defeated. The ceasefire left many questions unresolved. Anxieties for Armenians are at fever pitch ahead of a snap election.
France’s president Macron and US congressman Schiff express support for Yerevan.
Armenian security council meets. Acting PM stresses there have been no exchanges of fire as Yerevan works to resolve situation peacefully.
The US recognition of the Armenian Genocide was more than 100 years coming, but it runs the risk of looking more like realpolitik than a sincere gesture.
Massive fallout with Washington could “cause the Turkish economy to tank”, says analyst. US formal declaration “is a matter of truth, historical justice and security to the Republic of Armenia”, says Armenian PM.
Analyst says comments meant for domestic audience as well and that there are no credible military threats to “back up rhetoric” reminiscent of “Saddam Hussein”.
After previously denying it, Azerbaijan now says that Armenia fired Russian-made rockets during last year’s war. And now they’re trying to make things difficult for Moscow.
Trend towards bigger deals and more fund investment continues, as deal value rises by half to give best Q1 since 2013.
Yerevan, meanwhile, moves towards putting on trial two men from Syria it claims served as mercenaries in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after being recruited by Turkey to fight for Baku.
Iran stands to be one of the winners of the new regional transportation map.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
Capital markets take war, the pandemic and political unrest in stride. The second in a two-part series.
After weeks of street protests and counter-protests, a deal is struck for an early poll.
With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.