At least two Azerbaijani soldiers wounded and three Armenian troops killed in border clashes between the two sides in the deadliest military incident between the arch-foes since their war last year over Nagorno-Karabakh region.
Baku hands over 15 Armenian prisoners in exchange for maps of thousands of anti-tank and anti-personnel mines planted by Yerevan during illegal occupation of Fizuli and Zangilan regions.
Russia largely stood aside as Turkey and Azerbaijan observed if Armenia would turn a page after decades of regional isolation.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan claimed victory in snap parliamentary elections he called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a defeat in war against Azerbaijan in November.
Early results from a post-war snap parliamentary vote in Armenia showed Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party leading with 58.5 percent of the vote, far ahead of ex-president Robert Kocharyan's alliance with 18.5 percent.
The snap parliamentary election was called by Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in a bid to resolve public anger over the peace deal he signed after the disastrous war with Azerbaijan that triggered months of protests demanding his resignation.
The student, identified as Altay, faced intimidation, threats of jail time, and attempts to associate him with extremism because he did not accept his teacher's assertions in history class on June 2.
“Those who want to see the difference between civilisation and vandalism should come and look at the difference between the two periods in Karabakh,” Turkish President Erdogan said while addressing the Azerbaijani parliament.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
Azerbaijan’s defence ministry says around 40 Armenian armed forces illegally entered 400 metres into its territory in the direction of Kalbajar region’s Armudlu village on the border.
Turkey has demonstrated to other countries that it can limit Russia without the help of the US and Western European powers, adding a new element to Moscow’s strategic calculations.
Poland becomes the first NATO country to purchase Turkish UAVs, which have proved their mettle in various high-intensity conflicts.
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