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    Earlier, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan said that on 3 November, Azerbaijan's military had once again had struck civilian infrastructure in Stepanakert and Shusha, with missiles launced by Smerch multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS).

    The fighting on the line of contact in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh started on 27 September. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of starting the firing. The international community has strongly condemned the escalation and called on parties to settle their differences via dialogue, while Turkey has pledged its full support for Azerbaijan.

    The Azerbaijani troops managed to make significant achievements on the southern flank, but within the past week, the front line has stabilised, with the Azerbaijani troops trying to reach Berdzor (Lachin), Karmir Shuka (Qirmizi Bazar), Martuni (Khojavend) and Shusha.

    Yerevan and Baku have signed three ceasefire agreements since the initial escalation in September, but all of them collapsed soon after entering into force. 

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    • 17:31

      ECHR Urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to Respect Int'l Norms Regarding Prisoners' Rights

      The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to respect the international norms governing the treatment of prisoners amid the ongoing conflict in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

      "The Court … further notes the existence of international mechanisms for the protection of persons captured during armed conflict and urges both Armenia and Azerbaijan to participate in the relevant procedures," a press release published by the court read.

      The ECHR said that it has received multiple requests on this matter from the governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as from the families of individual prisoners since the conflict flared up in late September.

    • 13:56

      Aliev Says Azeri Forces Take Control of Several More Villages in Karabakh

      Azeri forces took control of seven more villages in the Karabakh region, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said Wednesday.

      According to Aliyev, the country's forces made some gains in Qubadli district.

    • 13:17

      Putin Says Russia in Contact With Armenia and Azerbaijan on Karabakh, Hopes to Have Results Soon

      The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh can be solved peacefully, Russia is in contact with both Armenia and Azerbaijan on the conflict and hopes that there will be a solution that works for everyone, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.

      The president stressed that Russia was "in contact with Armenia and Azerbaijan."

      "We hope that we will be able to reach a result that works for all people, who live in the region, and do it peacefully," the president said.

    • 10:59

      Azerbaijani President Guarantees Security For Armenians Living in Nagorno-Karabakh

      Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said that Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh will see their security provided for and their lives improve under Baku’s rule.

      “Those Armenians who live in Karabakh can be sure that their security will be provided, their financial situation will be much better and they will live much better lives than today under the suppression of this junta regime,” he said in an interview with Italian newspaper La Repubblica published Wednesday.

      Aliyev noted that Azerbaijan had thousands of Armenian citizens as is.

      Aliyev also said in the interview that Azerbaijan was ready to halt fighting only if Armenia commits to withdrawing its troops from the disputed regions.

      he long-lasting Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which dates back to 1988, escalated afresh on September 27. Armenia and Azerbaijan have accused each other of starting the military action. Reports indicate that civilians in Nagorno-Karabakh are bearing the brunt of artillery shelling.

       

    • 10:24

      Night-Shelling of Stepanakert Caught on Video

    • 06:16

      Azerbaijani President Aliyev Says Baku Ready to Stop War in Karabakh

      Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said on Wednesday that Baku was ready to stop the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, but for this to occur, Yerevan must commit to the withdrawal of troops from the occupied territories.

      "Firstly, I believe that the sooner the war ends, the better ... I have repeatedly said ... and I can repeat once again that if the Armenian Prime Minister [Nikol Pashinyan] takes a commitment to release the rest of the territories, we [Azerbaijan]  are ready to stop [the war]  today. He has not made such a commitment yet," Aliyev told Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

      Aliyev stressed that Yerevan should completely liberate all the occupied territories in accordance with the resolutions of the UN Security Council.

    • 05:41

      Armenian Forces Encircling, Destroying Azerbaijani Troops Near Shusha

      The Armenian forces are currently conducting an operation to encircle and destroy a group of the Azerbaijani troops near the town of Shusha in the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh, Armenian Defence Ministry spokeswoman Shushan Stepanyan said on Wednesday.

      "Encirclement and destroy operations against the enemy group detected in the direction of Shushi are underway," Stepanyan wrote on her Twitter page.

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