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2 hrs ago | Groong

Madrid Principles 'Unacceptable,' Says Artsakh Prime Minister

Madrid Principles 'Unacceptable,' Says Artsakh Prime Minister Monday, July 28th, 2014 STEPANAKERT--The prime minister of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Ara Harutunian said Monday that the so-called Madrid Principles, based on which the OSCE Minsk Group is mediating a resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, are "unacceptable," reported RFE/RL.

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6 hrs ago | Armenian Liberty

Armenian Defense Chief Visits Karabakh Frontline

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian has toured "the line of contact" around Nagorno-Karabakh as part of what military authorities in Stepanakert described on Tuesday as Armenian efforts to neutralize increased ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops.

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7 hrs ago | CNN

Azerbaijan marks Ramadan Holiday

Aziz Karimov captured these images of Muslims gathered at the Fatimeyi Zehra Mosque in Baku, Azerbaijan, to perform the holiday prayer in connection with the end of Ramadan.

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9 hrs ago | Armenian Liberty

U.S. Commitment To Karabakh Peace 'Renewed'

The United States will continue to press for a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with renewed vigor, the U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, John Heffern said on Tuesday.

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13 hrs ago | Trend

Iran's oil output increases by 131 tbpd in 2014

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29 By Umid Niayesh - Trend: US Energy Information Administration announced that Iran ranked third in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries , producing 3.247 million barrels per day of oil in first four months of 2014.

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15 hrs ago | Trend

Iran is against Hamas disarmament

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 29 By Umid Niayesh - Trend: Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has criticized efforts on disarmament of Palestinian armed groups including Hamas.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Fresno Bee

Condemn airline attack

The shooting down of the Malaysia Airliner MH17 shows the world the devastating carnage when civilian airplanes used for commercial flights are targeted in the war games between governments.

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The Hill

Friends with money: A new dynamic in foreign affairs

The old saw about money making the world go around has been the mantra of successive U.S. administrations and Congresses, as they have sought to buy the loyalty of other nations by dispensing untold amounts to enemies they hoped would become friends.

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Foreign Policy

The Uprooted

In early June, a sniper from Azerbaijan reportedly killed two soldiers from Armenia along the two countries' border.

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Horizon

Yerevan Angry at Russian Arms Sales to Baku

For the first time, the Armenian president has criticised Russia for selling weapons to Azerbaijan, fuelling a boom in arms acquisitions that his country cannot match.

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Trend

Armenian armed forces violate ceasefire over 90 times in past 24 hours

Armenian armed forces violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan 92 times in different locations of the contact line between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops last night, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry reported on July 28. Armenian Armed Forces opened fire from the positions located in the villages of Barekamavan, Savarshavan and Dovekh of Armenia`s ... (more)

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Today.Az

Armenian servicemen on wanted list for terrorist acts against Azerbaijanis

By AzerNews Azerbaijan has declared wanted about 300 Armenian soldiers over committing terrorist acts and other crimes against Azerbaijanis.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

Groong

Crucial Choice: Armenia mulling over 'geopolitically important' energy deals

Energy Monitor Worldwide July 25, 2014 Friday Crucial Choice: Armenia mulling over 'geopolitically important' energy deals Armenia's energy sector is facing a crucial choice.

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Groong

Azerbaijan will not run the risk of withdrawing from Osce MG - Arman Melikyan

Azerbaijan will not run the risk of withdrawing from OSCE Minsk Group - Arman Melikyan 21:30 * 25.07.14 Despite Azerbaijan voicing its discontent with the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and the Minsk Group format, ex-FM of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Arman Melikyan told Tert.am that Azerbaijan will not run the risk of leaving the MG format.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

Groong

Paris meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan might be cancelled

Vestnik Kavkaza, Russia July 25 2014 Paris meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan might be cancelled 25 July 2014 - 4:15pm The Paris meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan, initiated by the President of France, Francois Hollande, is likely to be cancelled.

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The Advocate

Wedding toast a matter of rice and death

My neighbor asked me to accompany him to a wedding. As the sole American in town - let alone one of just a few dozen in the country - townspeople often asked me to join them for local events.

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Groong

The Dangerous Complacency of the Mediators

THE DANGEROUS COMPLACENCY OF THE MEDIATORS http://artsakhtert.com/eng/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1522:-the-dangerous-complacency-of-the-mediators&catid=3:all&Itemid=4 Friday, 25 July 2014 16:25 On July 22, the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen held separate meetings with Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Eduard Nalbandian and ... (more)

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Today.Az

Burning issues forces Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on back burner for U.S.

By Claude Salhani - Trend: There is a need to renew efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict once and for all, said US ambassador to Azerbaijan, Richard Morningstar, at a farewell event on July, 24, in Baku.

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Trend

Iran Khodro, Peugeot to establish joint company

Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26 By Fatih Karimov - Trend: French car maker Peugeot has put in a request for establishing a joint company.

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Trend

Azerbaijani business spent 55% of concessional financing for 2014

The National Fund for Entrepreneurship Support under the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Azerbaijan has allocated a loan in the amount of 14.3 million AZN on favorable terms to the 22 business entities of Baku`s Sabunchu district, the ministry reported.

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