Nagorno-Karabakh

IDEX 2021: what weapons Azerbaijan put in display

Azerbaijan sent last week a delegation from the country's Ministry of Defense Industry to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for IDEX-2021 where it is showcasing locally-made arms at the annual international defense exhibition. A total of 106 Azerbaijani-made arms are on display in Abu Dhabi, including various types of small arms and short-range combat vehicles, mortars, rifles, grenades, unmanned aerial vehicles, ammunition of various calibers and purposes over the next four days, Caspian News writes

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Elin Suleymanov: Azerbaijan expects US would not be taking a side in the conflict

Rather than accomplishing its aim of charting a peaceful roadmap for postwar Europe, the February 1945 Yalta Conference paved the way for the Cold War by dividing Germany into four occupation zones administered by U.S., British, French and Soviet forces. Now, there exists a fresh opportunity to forge a lasting peace and to extinguish a lingering conflict in the South Caucasus region, where processes of normalization and economic integration are underway in the aftermath of last fall's six-week war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Elin Suleymanov, Azerbaijan's ambassador to the United States, writes for Newsweek

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Azerbaijani Americans urge pro-Armenian deputy to be 'objective'

Azerbaijani Americans urged a Republican representative who is known for his pro-Armenia stance to shift his view in a more "objective" direction, pointing at the human rights violations of the Armenian forces during the occupation of the recently liberated Nagorno-Karabakh, Daily Sabah informs. Despite the end of the conflict, Azerbaijan continues to suffer casualties as an Azerbaijani civilian was killed after a mine planted by Armenian forces exploded in the region on Thursday. In a statement, the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office said the mine detonated in the Talish village of Tartar district, which had been under Armenian occupation for three decades. It was an anti-tank mine laid by Armenian soldiers during the occupation period, it added

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Land covered with carpet of mines. Hundreds of thousands of Azerbaijanis are waiting to return home

After the Second Karabakh conflict ended, dozens of Azerbaijani servicemen and internally displaced persons died or were wounded as a result of a mine explosion. Most of the civilian victims tried to see with their own eyes what was left of their cities and villages in and around Nagorno-Karabakh. The area remains closed to civilians until the clearance of unexploded ordnance is completed

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Anti-Semitism on rise in Armenia after Second Karabakh War

Recently, it was reported that the “To Live and Not Forget” Holocaust Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia was vandalized by local anti-Semites, who sprayed over the Hebrew inscriptions on the monument.  The World Jewish Congress condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism: “It is horrible to see that the Holocaust memorial in Yerevan, Armenia was vandalized with vile anti-Semitic graffiti.  The vandalism was condemned by the city’s mayor”

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Azerbaijani scientists rebuked Armenian colleagues for politicizing science via the Lancet medical journal

Airazat Kazaryan and colleagues describe the unfortunate rise in COVID-19 cases in Armenia during the recent Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. However, Azerbaijani scientists  Samir Babayev, Sabina Hajiyeva, Leyla Baghirzada, Sait Ashina and Tural Alekberli in the world-renowned medical journal, the Lancet, argue that this Comment is an attempt to politicise scientific data via misrepresentation of COVID-19 statistics, distortion of facts, and omission of important historical context

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February 26 declared Azerbaijan's Day in Minnesota

The governor of the state of Minnesota signed last week a declaration to publicize the Khojaly Genocide of Azerbaijanis in the state on February 26, the day commemorating the victims. Governor Tim Waltz proclaimed the same day as Azerbaijan Day in Minnesota

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Armenia and Azerbaijan's civil society can create peace platform

After decades of conflict, sustainable peace between Armenia and Azerbaijan can only be achieved through civil society-led reconciliation, Georgi Vanyan, a Chairman of the Caucasus Center of Peace-Making Initiatives, writes in the article The key to lasting peace in the Caucasus is reconciliation for Al Jazeera. On January 30, the trilateral working group comprised of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia, which was formed in the wake of last year’s devastating 44-day conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh to oversee the re-establishment of transport links between the warring nations, held its first meeting in Moscow

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Karabakh separatists have no energy and food prospects

Previous autumn, after the restoration of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, the already weak economic and financial foundations of the separatist regime in Karabakh collapsed. (See Karabakh separatists have no prospects for industrial development, Financial hopelessness of Karabakh separatists). The separatist regime was deprived of energy generation sources, which it illegally used until 2020. However, now the Armenian population of Karabakh will be able to use the possibilities of Azerbaijan, rich in energy resources, for energy supply

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