Elnur Mammadov, deputy foreign minister of Azerbaijan, said Armenia continued to lay mines in Nagorno-Karabakh as part of a campaign of "ethnic cleansing" as the International Court of Justice began hearing a suit filed by Baku.
After Iran’s military deployment on its border with Azerbaijan, the two allies, Baku and Ankara, are conducting joint military drills in the Nakhchivan province of the Turkic state, sending signals to Tehran.
Tehran is not happy about Azerbaijan’s victory in Nagorno-Karabakh against Armenia. And Baku’s restrictions on Iranian trucks entering the region escalated tensions between the neighbours.
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.
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.
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.
Armenia confirms the capture which Azerbaijan Defense Ministry says occurred when the troops “attempted to cross the border and place mines” on supply routes leading to Azerbaijani positions.
Baku dismisses Yerevan's accusations that it was laying "siege" to a lake on their border, calling such claims "provocative."
Turkey's communications director said that the visit to Aghdam made clear the magnitude of the Karabakh victory, but was saddened to see the ruined cities.
Amid a political crisis that has pitted Nikol Pashinyan against the army, the prime minister has announced a snap parliamentary election for June 20.
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