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NEW YORK (Combined Sources) — Anthony Bourdain is a pro at getting under people’s skin, but now he’s upset an entire government — the one in Azerbaijan. For an upcoming episode of his CNN show, “Parts Unknown,” where he[...]

STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) — Nagorno-Karabakh’s army threatened “painful” retaliation on Monday, October 23, as it accused Azerbaijani forces of shelling its frontline positions for the first time in two months. The Defense Army claimed[...]

STRASBOURG (Armenpress) — Naira Zohrabyan, a member of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), called on the members of the Council of Europe to reveal the involvement of their fellow[...]

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[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia has reportedly vetoed Pakistan’s request for an observer status in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), citing the Muslim nation’s staunchly[...]

ROME (Armenpress) — The Azerbaijani caviar diplomacy became a criminally punishable act for the first time. The Italian Rai TV Channel broadcast a report on Italian Member of Parliament Luca Volontè’s pro-Azerbaijani activity and[...]

STEPANAKERT (Public Radio of Armenia) — About 55 instances of the breach of ceasefire by the Azerbaijani side were registered at the line of contact with the Karabakh (Arstakh) forces this week, the NKR defense Ministry reports. The[...]

BAKU (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Azerbaijani government has renewed its vicious crackdown on critics and independent groups, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The European Union and international financial[...]

BAKU (Reuters) — Pope Francis visited a mosque in overwhelmingly Muslim Azerbaijan on Sunday, October 2, and told leaders of all faiths that God should never be used to justify fundamentalism. “From this highly symbolic place, a[...]

By Aram Arkun Mirror-Spectator Staff WATERTOWN — Journalist and analyst Tatul Hakobyan gave a talk on current Armenian events at St. Stephen’s Armenian Apostolic Church on September 8 as part of a tour to various venues in seven[...]

By David J. Kramer and Richard Kauzlarich Earlier this year, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan looked like he was softening his authoritarian grip on his country. In March, he released 14 political prisoners ahead of his visit to[...]