Category: Azerbaijan

Armenia, Azerbaijan Exchange Blame Over Karabakh At Black Sea Summit in Istanbul

Armenia, Azerbaijan Exchange Blame Over Karabakh At Black Sea Summit in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (RFE/RL) — Representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh during the 25th anniversary summit of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) held in Istanbul on Monday, May 22, with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voicing objections to the speech of the Armenian deputy foreign minister. Representatives of about a […]

Malta’s PM under Pressure from MEPs over Corruption Claims Tied to Azeri First Family

Malta’s PM under Pressure from MEPs over Corruption Claims Tied to Azeri First Family

VALLETTA, Malta (Guardian) — Malta’s embattled prime minister, Joseph Muscat, is facing a growing rebellion in Brussels, where Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are openly calling for his departure amid a growing corruption scandal involving his wife, a Panamanian shell company and alleged payments from the president of Azerbaijan’s daughter. The Mediterranean island state’s presidency […]

Azeris Fire Missile into Artsakh

Azeris Fire Missile into Artsakh

STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) —  One unit of “military defense equipment” of the Karabakh defense army was partially damaged during a guided missile strike launched by Azerbaijani armed forces on Monday, May 15, according to Defense Ministry officials in Yerevan and Stepanakert. In a Facebook post Artsrun Hovannisian, a spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, said the […]

Azerbaijani MFA Deeply Concerned over Dissolution of All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress

Azerbaijani MFA Deeply Concerned over Dissolution of All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress

BAKU (Armenpress) — The decision of the Supreme Court of Russia to dissolve the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress has caused a serious stir in Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani minval.az reports. “We assess the decision of Russia’s Supreme Court an unfriendly step towards Azerbaijan,” Azerbaijani MFA spokesperson Hikmat Hajiyev said, adding, “We consider this a negative step from the […]

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 […]