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    Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has earlier said that there was a threat of a humanitarian crisis in the conflict-ridden Nagorno-Karabakh region, where ongoing ceasefire violations have been reported.

    Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to accuse each other of violating the ceasefire brokered by Russia last Friday, as fighting along the contact line in the unrecognised Nagorno-Karabakh Republic continues.

    The decades-old conflict was re-ignited on 27 September, when Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of carrying our provocations along the line of contact in Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian-majority region which declared independence from Azerbaijan in the early 1990s and has since sought recognition, but still remains internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan.

    Following the resumed clashes, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakah have declared martial law and general mobilization, while partial mobilization and partial martial law has been introduced in Azerbaijan. The international community, including Russia, France, and the US, have urged the parties to the conflict to immediately cease hostilities, while Turkey has voiced support for Baku, saying that it is ready to assist "brotherly Azerbaijan" both in talks and in combat.

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    • 03:48

      Rescuers Find Over 670 Unexploded Shells in Stepanakert - Karabakh Emergency Dept Head

      Rescuers of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) have found more than 670 unexploded artillery shells in the capital Stepanakert, head of the Emergency Rescue Department, Mekhak Arzumanyan, said at a briefing.

      “At the moment, in the city of Stepanakert, we have about 670 unexploded ordnance discovered... We can take them outside Stepanakert and dispose of," Arzumanyan said.

    • 01:53

      Artillery Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh Continues - Armenian Defense Ministry

      Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said artillery fighting on the contact line in the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh continued.

      "Artillery engagement continues with varying intensity," Hovhannisyan wrote on Facebook.

    • 01:17

      Turkey Is Open for Azerbaijan's Offer to Hold Four-Party Talks on Nagorno-Karabakh - Spokesman

      Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said Ankara did not object to the proposal of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to hold four-party talks on the issue of the unrecognized republic of Nagorno-Karabakh with the involvement of Baku, Yerevan, Ankara and Moscow.

      "Mr. Aliyev said that if Russia is on the side of Armenia, and Turkey is on the side of Azerbaijan, let the four of us sit down and talk to resolve this issue. Turkey does not object," the CNN Turk television channel quoted Kalin as saying.

    • 22:28

      Yerevan Calls Tuesday Fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh One of Toughest Since Escalation Start

      The Armenian Defense Ministry spokesman, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, said at a briefing that Tuesday's fighting in the northern direction of the contact line in the self-proclaimed Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh was one of the most severe since the beginning of the military escalation.

      "Today there was very heavy fighting in the northern direction, perhaps one of the toughest battles of this war," Hovhannisyan wrote on Facebook.

      The official added that the Azerbaijani army had launched an offensive on the northern flank, having deployed combat vehicles.

      "The offensive was stopped through the efforts of [Armenian] soldiers, reservists and militias," Hovhannisyan said.

      He went on to say that the Azerbaijani forces were also conducting the so-called information operations.

      "Sabotage groups infiltrate various settlements [in Nagorno-Karabakh] to take pictures in front of buildings and then present them as administration buildings," Hovhannisyan said.

    • 12:37

      OSCE Minsk Group Calls on Armenian PM, Azerbaijani President to Ensure Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Implementation

    • 11:28

      Turkish FM Says Int'l Calls For Ceasfire in Nagorno-Karabakh Reasonable, Need to Urge Armenia to Withdraw as Well

      Ankara welcomes calls for the peaceful resolution of a conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh but is not seeing calls to solve the situation within the resolutions of the UN General Assembly, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Tuesday.

      "We believe that the international community's calls [for resolution] are reasonable, nobody wants war. But there are no calls to resolve the Karabakh issue within the resolutions of the UN General Assembly ....When it concerns Karabakh, nobody is calling for Armenia to leave it. The international community must do it," Cavusoglu told a press conference.

    • 08:35

      Azerbaijan's Civilian Death Toll in Karabakh Reaches 42, Prosecutors Say

      Azerbaijan's civilian death toll from the standoff in Nagorno-Karabakh has grown to 42, and the number of injured civilians totals 206, the Prosecutor General's Office said on Tuesday.

      "Forty-two civilians were killed, 206 civilians were injured, 1,479 houses became uninhabitable, 66 apartment blocks became uninhabitable, and 241 civilian facilities were damaged and brought into unworthiness," the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General's Office said in a statement.

    • 08:33

      Russian MoD Says It's Actively Involved in Moscow's Initiatives to Help Stabilise Situation in Karabakh

      The Russian Defence Ministry is actively involved in Moscow's initiatives to stabilise the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, the ministry said Tuesday.

      "To the extent that its purview allows, the Russian Defense Ministry is actively engaged in implementing Russia's initiatives to swiftly stabilize the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh," the ministry said.

    • 08:30

      Russian MoD Says It's Concerned Over Reports About Middle Eastern Terrorists Being Deployed to Karabakh

      The ministry is particularly concerned over reports that terrorists from the Middle East had been redeployed to the Karabakh region. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu conveyed these concerns to his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar in a phone conversation they had on Monday, the ministry said.

    • 07:30

      Armenia Launches Criminal Case Over Azerbaijan's Alleged Use of Mercenaries in Karabakh Conflict

      Armenia Launches Criminal Case Over Azerbaijan's Alleged Use of Mercenaries in Karabakh Conflict

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A criminal case into acts of international terrorism has been launched by Armenian prosecutors over the alleged presence of foreign mercenaries in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, the Armenian Prosecutor General's Office said on Tuesday.
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    • 07:13

      France Calls on Azerbaijan, Armenia to Comply With Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

    • 07:04

      Armenian Foreign Minister in Talks With OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs in Moscow, Embassy Says

      Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is paying a visit to Moscow, is currently holding a meeting there with the co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group for Karabakh crisis settlement, the Armenian Embassy in Russia told Sputnik on Tuesday.

      "The meeting is being held in the Russian Foreign Ministry's Reception House on Spiridonovka street," a spokesperson for the embassy said.

      The OSCE Minsk Group is currently co-chaired by Russia's Igor Popov, France's Stephane Visconti and the United States' Andrew Schofer.

    • 06:04

      Armenian MoD Reports That Azerbaijan Launched Offensive on Nagorno-Karabakh From Almost Every Direction

    • 05:57

      Armenia Denies Azeri MoD's Claims That It Opened Fire in Direction of Tartar

    • 05:26

      Nagorno-Karabakh Reports Shelling From Azerbaijani Side

      In the morning, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces resumed rocket strikes and artillery shelling to the north, south and northeast of the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. The Karabakh Defence Army is taking appropriate measures. The operational-tactical situation is under the control of the Karabakh side, reports the Ministry of Defence of the self-proclaimed republic.

    • 05:04

      Nagorno-Karabakh Sappers Find Unexploded Ordnance in Stepanakert

      Nagorno-Karabakh Sappers Find Unexploded Ordnance in Stepanakert

      YEREVAN (Sputnik) - Sappers in the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh (Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh) continue to search for and neutralize unexploded shells, with over 600 unexploded munitions having been found in the capital of the self-proclaimed republic, the Nagorno-Karabakh Infocenter reports.
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    • 05:02

      Azerbaijan Accuses Armenian Forces of Shelling Its Western Agdam Region

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