Category: Azerbaijan

Lapshin Appeals Court Decision on Prolonging Incarceration

Lapshin Appeals Court Decision on Prolonging Incarceration

BAKU (Armenpress) — Blogger Alexander Lapshin has appealed the decision of Baku Nasimi District Court on prolonging his incarceration for another three months, Lapshin’s lawyer told the Azerbaijani Trend agency. The decision on April 7 prolonged the incarceration of Lapshin, who was detained in Belarus on December 16, 2016 for a further three months. Lapshin […]

First Anniversary of Azeri Surprise Attack Marked

First Anniversary of Azeri Surprise Attack Marked

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources) — President of Armenia, Commander-in-Chief Serzh Sargsyan, visited Artsakh to mark the anniversary of the Azeri attacks last year. Accompanied by President of Artsakh Bako Sahakian, ministers of defense of Armenia and Artsakh and high ranking military officials visited one of the military regiments of the Army of Defense, he familiarized with the […]

Senators Ask for Investigation into Trump Dealings in Azerbaijan

Senators Ask for Investigation into Trump Dealings in Azerbaijan

By Adam Davidson WASHINGTON (New Yorker) — The ranking Democratic members of the Senate’s Foreign Relations, Banking, and Judiciary committees have written a joint letter to several Trump Administration officials asking them to address the possibility that the Trump Organization violated several laws in its dealings in Azerbaijan. The concerns raised in the letter are based […]

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

French President Suggests ‘Sanctions’ for Karabakh Truce Violations

PARIS (RFE/RL) — France’s outgoing President Francois Hollande has reportedly spoken of the need for international “sanctions” against ceasefire violations in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Hollande expressed concern at a recent upsurge in deadly fighting along the Armenian-Azerbaijani “line of contact” around Karabakh after talks held with his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan in Paris late on […]

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

BAKU (RFE/RL) — Azerbaijan has made clear that it will not allow the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to deploy monitors on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontlines around Nagorno-Karabakh. “In the absence of withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied territories, such a deployment would lead only to further consolidation of the status […]

Turkey sells ‘Drone Killer’ Systems to Azerbaijan |

Turkey sells ‘Drone Killer’ Systems to Azerbaijan |

BAKU (Armenpress) —The Turkish armament manufacturer Harp Arge has sold its “Drone Killer” systems to Azerbaijan, Trend new agency reported. The company said the deal is the first export to Azerbaijan. The Drone Killer system is designed to combat unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and can terminate the connection between the UAV and the operating center, […]

Azeri Forces Launch Another Attack, Are Repelled

Azeri Forces Launch Another Attack, Are Repelled

STEPANAKERT (Combined Sources) — Nagorno Karabakh authorities said on February 25 that its troops repelled attacks by Azerbaijani armed forces in the southeastern and eastern sections of the front line. The military leadership in Nagorno-Karabakh said its troops “spotted and repulsed” attacks by Azerbaijani forces and that several Azerbaijani soldiers were killed in the fighting, […]

Aliyev Appoints Wife Vice President of Azerbaijan

Aliyev Appoints Wife Vice President of Azerbaijan

BAKU (Armenpress) — Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev signed an order on February 21 appointing his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, to the post of first vice president of the country, the Azerbaijani APA reported. Mehriban Aliyeva is a member of the Azerbaijani Parliament.