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NATO Kicks off Armenia Drills

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Armenia hosted on Monday the first NATO-led military exercises in the South Caucasus since the recent Russian-Georgian war, underlining its intention to continue exercising its longstanding policy of balance relations between East and West, despite the recent chill in relations between Russia and the US over Georgia. About one thousand troops from 17 nations,

Turkey Pushes for More Karabakh Talks amid Warming Ties with Armenia

Turkey is sponsoring additional Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations on the unresolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in an apparent effort to hasten the normalization of its historically strained ties with Armenia. Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan sat down with his Azerbaijani and Armenian counterparts in New York on September 26 as Ankara sought to keep up the momentum in its

President Serzh Sarkisian Addresses UN General Assembly

In his first address to the 63rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, President Serzh Sarkisian, defended Karabakh’s right to self-determination and blasted Azerbaijan’s continued threats of military action and actual military build-up. In his remarks, Armenia’s third president spoke of regional cooperation and discussed Armenia’s recent diplomatic initiatives aimed at normalizing

Sarkisian Blasts Azeri War Threats, Defends Karabakh at UN

UNITED NATIONS–Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday Defended Karabakh’s right to self-determination and blasted Azerbaijan’s continued threats of military action and actual military build-up, saying that the international body has clear guidelines for such actions that were not being adhered to. “We, the member countries of

Sarkisian Blasts Azeri War Threats in General Assembly Speech

UNITED NATIONS–Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, in his first address to the United Nations General Assembly, Thursday blasted Azerbaijan’s continued threats of military action and actual military build-up, saying that the international body has clear guidelines for such actions that were not being adhered to. In his first major address before the international community, Sarkisian highlighted

Nabucco Not to Pass through Armenia, Says Azeri Official

BAKU (APA)–The Nabucco pipeline, transferring natural gas from Azerbaijan and Central Asia to Europe, will not pass through Armenia, the Azerbaijani Press Agency quoted an official as saying. The route of the planned pipeline has already been determined, the head of Azeri President Ilham Aliyev’s Public Policy Department, Ali Hasanov, said. "The Azerbaijani government has

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