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Karabakh conflict resolution depends on presidents’ political will – Minsk group co-chair

A resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict depends on the political will of the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, and not on treaties or alliances, US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group, James Warlick told Trend on Oct.23.
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EU highlights importance of Sargsyan-Aliyev meeting in Paris

The upcoming meeting of the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents in Paris is a positive step. As reports “Armenpress” citing Azerbaijani APA agency, the Head of EU Delegation to Azerbaijan, Ambassador Malena Mard stated this....
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Azerbaijan violates ceasefire 500 times in one week

On October 12-18 the Azerbaijanis side violated about 500 times the ceasefire on the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan, according to data of Defense Army of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. ...
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Baku-Tbilisi-Kars project open to new participants – minister

Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway project is open for participation of other countries, Azerbaijan’s Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov said....
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OSCE MG c-chairs are visiting the region

OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs Igor Popov (Russia), James Warlick (the USA) and Pierre Andrieu (France) will visit the region on October 14-18....
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Russian troops to hold military drills in Armenia

Large-scale drills with the participation of Russian troops, located in Armenia, will be held from October 13 to 19 at Kamhud and Alagyaz training facilities, the press service of the Russian Southern Military District has reported, according to RIA Novosti. ...
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Launch of first cars on Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway scheduled for late 2014

The test launch of the first cars on the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is scheduled for the end of 2014, said the chairman of "Azerbaijan Railways" CJSC Arif Askerov in the article published Oct.11 in the official press. ...
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Viktor Khristenko: Approval of agreement on Armenia's accession to Eurasian Economic Union has become the key decision of the Minsk Summit

The approval of the agreement on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union has become the key decision of the past Minsk Summit, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Khristenko told journalists in Minsk....
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Muiznieks calls for handover of slain captive Petrosyan’s body to Armenia

The body of any person who died in captivity, including Karen Petrosyan, should be returned to the homeland, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks said during a meeting with reporters today. ...
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Ambassador: Time is needed for ceasefire in Karabakh conflict zone

Time is needed for a ceasefire on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and the Karabakh conflict zone, French Ambassador to Armenia Henri Reynaud told reporters....
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OSCE monitoring to be conducted

Under the mandate of the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, monitorong will be conducted on the contact line of the Armenian-Azerbaijani forces. As reports “Armenpress”, the monitoring will be conducted near Ashaghi Veysalli village of Fuzuli on October 9....
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Fighter jets with saints' portraits appear in Armenia's Russian base

Pilots at a Russian airbase in Armenia have looked no further than the highest heavens for inspiration, painting the images of Orthodox saints on their planes in a bid to strengthen company morale. Armenpress reports, citing The Moscow Times that the faces of Prince Alexander Nevsky, Prince Dmitry Donskoy and martyr Mercury Smolensky now adorn the side of three MiG-29 jet fighters, the Southern Military District said Monday....
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PACE adopts resolution encouraging Armenia and criticizing Azerbaijan

In the result of the autumn session, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has adopted a resolution, which assesses positively the implementation of the alternative military service in Armenia. ...
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Karabakh hands over Azerbaijani soldier’s dead body

The authorities of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, showing good will and adherence to the Geneva Convention requirements, with the assistance of the representatives of the Stepanakert Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, handed over to the Azerbaijani representatives the dead body of the third member of the subversive group of the rival H. Hasanov, who penetrated in the Shahumyan Region of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic and was neutralized and killed after showing armed resistance during the arrest....
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