Azerbaijan accuses France of stoking ‘new war’ in Caucasus – Times of India – Lifotravel

Azerbaijan accuses France of stoking 'new war' in Caucasus - Times of India

BAKU: Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday accused France of inciting a fresh war in the Caucasus by arming Baku’s arch foe Armenia, with which it had fought two wars.Baku and Yerevan have been locked in a decades-long territorial conflict over Azerbaijan’s Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Baku reclaimed in September after a lightning offensive against Armenian … Read more

Armenian PM hopes for peace deal with Azerbaijan ‘in the coming months’ – Lifotravel

Armenian PM hopes for peace deal with Azerbaijan ‘in the coming months’

Pashinyan also seeks to establish diplomatic relations with Azerbaijan after decades of conflict between the neighbours. Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has expressed his commitment to signing a peace agreement with Azerbaijan in the coming months and establishing diplomatic relations after decades of conflict between the neighbours. The remarks came on Thursday, just weeks after … Read more

In the ultimate irony, Russia’s obsession with Ukraine may have weakened its power over its other neighbors – Lifotravel

In the ultimate irony, Russia's obsession with Ukraine may have weakened its power over its other neighbors

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a press conference at the Commonwealth of Independent States’ head of states meeting on Oct. 13, 2023, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Getty Images With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine its most pressing geopolitical priority for at least the last 19 months, Moscow has not had much time or opportunity to hold … Read more

Armenia says Pashinyan-Aliyev talks cancelled – Lifotravel

Armenia says Pashinyan-Aliyev talks cancelled

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev were due to meet with European Council President Charles Michel in late October. A meeting between the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan that was due to take place in late October has been cancelled, according to Armenia’s foreign minister, Ararat Mirzoyan. The two countries have … Read more

Iran hosts Armenia-Azerbaijan talks, says they offer chance of South Caucasus peace – Times of India – Lifotravel

Iran hosts Armenia-Azerbaijan talks, says they offer chance of South Caucasus peace - Times of India

Iran hosted talks between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday, saying they offered an opportunity to bring peace to the South Caucasus after Baku’s forces last month recaptured the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The two foreign ministers’ first meeting since Azerbaijan’s lightning offensive also took place against the background of rising tensions … Read more

‘We will not give away our land, not a chance’: Armenians near Nakhichevan – Lifotravel

‘We will not give away our land, not a chance’: Armenians near Nakhichevan

Meghri, Armenia – One week after Azerbaijan seized Nagorno-Karabakh, Margo, a 74-year-old retired piano instructor, sat in a cafe and wondered if her hometown of Meghri, in southern Armenia, would soon share Karabakh’s fate. In Armenian, Meghri means the town of honey, but life is rarely sweet, Margo said, not least now. She believes that … Read more

Azerbaijan’s president raises national flag in Nagorno-Karabakh capital – Lifotravel

Azerbaijan's president raises national flag in Nagorno-Karabakh capital

President Ilham Aliyev raised Azerbaijan’s flag in the main city of Nagorno-Karabakh on Sunday, cementing Baku’s conquest of the region after last month’s lightning offensive that led to an exodus of ethnic Armenians. Issued on: 15/10/2023 – 16:39Modified: 15/10/2023 – 16:41 1 min It was Aliyev’s first visit to the city — which Azerbaijan calls … Read more

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 599 – Lifotravel

Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 599

As the war enters its 599th day, these are the main developments. Here is the situation on Sunday, October 15, 2023. Fighting Two people were killed in Russian attacks on the eastern Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, officials said, and two others were killed in shelling of Beryslav city in Ukraine’s Kherson region. Russian forces continued … Read more

Armenian president signs ratification of ICC membership despite Moscow’s ire – Lifotravel

Armenian president signs ratification of ICC membership despite Moscow’s ire

Armenia’s President Vahagn Khachaturyan has signed the ratification of the Rome Statute, recognising the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court (ICC) despite Russian warnings, a statement said Saturday.  Issued on: 14/10/2023 – 15:42 1 min Khachaturyan’s office published the statement saying he signed the treaty “retroactively recognising the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court by … Read more

First Person: ‘A handful of soil’ – refugee stories from Armenia – Lifotravel

First Person: ‘A handful of soil’ – refugee stories from Armenia

Some 100,000 refugees have arrived in Armenia since the end of September and many have received support from the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM). Here are some of their stories. © IOM/Joe Lowry Ophelia Aghajanyan Ophelia Aghajanyan: We are pensioners. My husband, who used to be a soldier, is a disabled man. My son … Read more