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Armenian Deployment In Afghanistan Set For February

Armenia will send a small contingent of troops to Afghanistan in February to help the United States and its NATO allies fight the Taliban insurgency, according to the Armenian military.

Negotiators Say Parties in Karabakh Talks ‘Not There Yet’

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–International mediators have reported an ‘improved mood’ in the ongoing Armenian-Azerbaijani negotiations over Nagorno-Karabakh, but said the parties are “not there yet” for an ultimate peace accord. The United States, Russian and French cochairmen of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) Minsk Group spoke at a press conference in Yerevan

Mediators Look to ‘Finalize’ Framework Karabakh Deal

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–International mediators plan to visit Baku and Yerevan next week to try to build on progress which they believe was made by the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents at their weekend meeting in Russia, Washington’s chief Nagorno-Karabakh negotiator said late Thursday. In an interview with RFE/RL, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Bryza also insisted

EU Energy Chief Visits Turkey as U.S. Piles Pressure for Nabucco

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The energy commissioner of the European Union started his visit to Ankara on Thursday, a day after the Azerbaijani leader, as the U.S. signals it wants the process of the Nabucco project to be accelerated. Andris Piebalgs met high-level Turkish officials, including President Abdullah Gul and Pprime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and was expected

Rice Praises ‘Healing Reforms’ in Armenia

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice praised President Serzh Sarkisian for his efforts to end Armenia’s post-election political crisis and improve its relations with Turkey as they met in New York late Wednesday. In her opening remarks at the meeting released by the U.S. State Department, Rice spoke of “healing reforms” which she believes