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Nagorno Karabakh: outcome of Moscow round of negotiations

Nagorno Karabakh: outcome of Moscow round of negotiations

The Armenian society will not forgive another ‘April clashes’ and new losses of the positions

Russian Foreign Ministry: OSCE car incident in Donbass is provocation (VIDEO)

Russian Foreign Ministry: OSCE car incident in Donbass is provocation (VIDEO)

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Russian Foreign Ministry has described Sunday’s deadly incident with an OSCE SMM (Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine) car as a provocation. "The circumstances of the incident indicate a high probability of a provocation …

OSCE staff member dies in car blast in Donbass

OSCE staff member dies in car blast in Donbass

An OSCE monitor died in a car blast in LPR, the militia's press service told Luganskinformcenter on Sunday, TASS reports. "Today, on April 23, 2017, as two crews of the OSCE SMM were going from Slavyanoserbsk to Sokolniki, near …

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier to visit Moscow April 24-27

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier to visit Moscow April 24-27

OSCE's Secretary General Lamberto Zannier will visit Moscow on April 24-27, during the visit he will take part in the Moscow International Security Conference, and will have talks with Russia's Foreign Minister …

Lavrov and OSCE Secretary General to discuss regional conflicts

Lavrov and OSCE Secretary General to discuss regional conflicts

OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier will discuss several regional conflicts with the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on April 28, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson …

EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

Turkey could hold a referendum on its long-stalled EU membership bid, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. He also stated that the European Union had been violating its commitments for 54 years. The Sunday referendum in Turkey may …

UN calls on resumption of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

UN calls on resumption of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh

The UN Secretariat called for the resumption of negotiations on Nagorno-Karabakh, said in a statement deputy spokesman for the Secretary-General of the UN Farhan Haq on Friday. “We have noted the recent statements …

Turkey to file complaint against Dutch government

Turkey to file complaint against Dutch government

Ankara will apply to three high-level international organizations to complain about the Netherlands’ alleged breach of the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations on March 11 by detaining Turkey’s chargé d’affaires and …

Ilham Aliyev receives OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

Ilham Aliyev receives OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs today, Trend reports. The delegation includes Stephane Visconti, Igor Popov, …

 Azerbaijan calls on foreigners to refrain from illegal visits to occupied territories

Azerbaijan calls on foreigners to refrain from illegal visits to occupied territories

Azerbaijan’s Permanent Mission to the OSCE called on foreign citizens to refrain from illegal visits to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan without prior consent. “We once again call on journalists and foreign citizens to …

 Heiko Langner: Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh is provocation

Heiko Langner: "Referendum in Nagorno-Karabakh is provocation"

It is directed against the ongoing OSCE efforts exerted by equal Minsk Group co-chairs

OSCE to monitor border area between Azerbaijan and Armenia

OSCE to monitor border area between Azerbaijan and Armenia

The OSCE will monitor the border of Azerbaijan and Armenia on February 16, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said. The monitoring will be held under the mandate of the OSCE chairperson-in-office personal representative near Kokhanabi …

Blood shouldn’t be shed anymore in Karabakh, Bundestag deputy

Blood shouldn’t be shed anymore in Karabakh, Bundestag deputy

Doris Barnett spoke in favor of a peaceful settlement of the conflict

OSCE Chairman arrives in Tbilisi today

OSCE Chairman arrives in Tbilisi today

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Foreign Minister of Austria Sebastian Kurz will start his two-day visit to Tbilisi, the press service of the Georgian Foreign Ministry said. During his visit, Kurz will hold meetings …

 Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Kiev: Contact Group on Donbass settlement fails to hold talks

Representatives of the Contact Group for the settlement in Donbass will get together in Minsk today, a spokesperson for Kiev’s envoy to the Contact Group Leonid Kuchma, Darka Olifer, said. "The …

US deeply concerned by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

US deeply concerned by spike in violence in eastern Ukraine

The United States is "deeply concerned" with the spike in violence in Ukraine's Donbass, which has caused dozens of Ukrainian military and civilian casualties, the State Department spokesman Mark Toner said in a …

Azerbaijani Parliament urges international organizations to make Armenia to return body of soldier

Azerbaijani Parliament urges international organizations to make Armenia to return body of soldier

Azerbaijan’s parliamentary Committee on Human Rights has sent an appeal to international organizations over Armenia’s reluctance to return the body of the Azerbaijani soldier killed during a provocation at the Azerbaijani-Armenia …

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Kurz: Russia can be key player in resolving crises

Russia can play a key role in finding peaceful solutions to crises in Europe using mechanisms of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, whose country …

OSCE/ODIHR advises to send mission to monitor Armenia parliamentary election

OSCE/ODIHR advises to send mission to monitor Armenia parliamentary election

All Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights Needs Assessment Mission (OSCE/ODIHR NAM) interlocutors underscored the need for a large-scale OSCE/ODIHR election observation mission to …

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chair and Lavrov to discuss Karabakh settlement

OSCE chairperson-in-office, Austria’s foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz and the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will mull the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement in Moscow, the Russian Foreign Ministry …

German counterintelligence suspects Russian hackers in cyber attack on OSCE

German counterintelligence suspects Russian hackers in cyber attack on OSCE

German security chief Hans-Georg Maassen said country's counterintelligence agency suspects Russian hackers in the attack on the OSCE computers that occurred in early November. He explained that the infrastructure, …

OSCE chairman on new priorities of organization

OSCE chairman on new priorities of organization

Sebastian Kurz: a block-thinking mentality is back again

Heiko Langner sums up results of 2016

Heiko Langner sums up results of 2016

The Berlin political scientist about the peculiarities and contradictions of the German foreign policy, as well as Russia's 'unrequited love' for Germany and the ways to improve bilateral relations

 Austria assumes OSCE Chairmanship

Austria assumes OSCE Chairmanship

On January 1, 2017 OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Austria’s Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, highlighted three key challenges facing the Organization and its participating States as Austria took over as the 2017 OSCE …

Washington’s exiguous role in the Caucasus and Europe

Washington’s exiguous role in the Caucasus and Europe

The situation of Nagorno-Karabakh must garner a special priority in the landscape of US Foreign Policy Interests

Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace. View from Europe

Armenia-Azerbaijan Platform for Peace. View from Europe

It is necessary to increase the interest of the conflicting parties in progress of the negotiations and make it difficult to sabotage peace efforts

Ali Ahmadov: OSCE MG must change its activity

Ali Ahmadov: OSCE MG must change its activity

Activity of the OSCE Minsk Group (MG) has not produced any results and in such circumstances there is a need to take drastic steps, Ali Ahmadov, Azerbaijani deputy prime minister, said, Trend reports. Ahmadov said that …

Austria to focus on defusing conflicts during its OSCE chairmanship

Austria to focus on defusing conflicts during its OSCE chairmanship

Austria will concentrate on defusing the conflicts during its chairmanship to the OSCE, Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz said, Armenpress reports. "Looking forward to Austria's …

Russian, France and US ready to host meeting between Aliyev and Sargsyan

Russian, France and US ready to host meeting between Aliyev and Sargsyan

The heads of the delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries issued a joint statement, which says that they remain fully committed to a negotiated settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and ready to host a meeting of the presidents …

Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syrian conflict settlement by phone

Lavrov, Kerry discuss Syrian conflict settlement by phone

The top diplomats of Russia and the United States have discussed the Syrian conflict settlement in phone talks, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement Thursday, Sputnik reports. "Russian Foreign Minister Sergey …