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Baku Slams Armenian PM Over Nagorno-Karabakh Remark In Moscow

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Baku has criticized Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian over his latest statement concerning the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh, a breakaway region disputed by Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Pashinian: Moscow To Continue Supply Of Weapons To Yerevan

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Russia has agreed to continue to supply weapons to Armenia, the Caucasus country’s prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, told the Kommersant newspaper in an interview.
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Moscow Watches Anxiously As Pashinian Realigns Armenia’s Foreign Policy

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Russia is wary as Armenia readjusts its foreign policy -- and its relations with Moscow.
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Dutch Lawmaker Cancels Muhammad Cartoon Contest Amid Pakistan Protests

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Dutch far-right lawmaker Geert Wilders has cancelled a planned contest calling for cartoon caricatures of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad amid mass protests against the event in Pakistan.
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Israel Accuses Drone Maker Of Bombing Armenian Soldiers, At Baku's Request

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Israel has accused an Israeli drone maker of bombing ethnic Armenian soldiers in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region at the request of Azerbaijani clients during a sales demonstration, government and local media reported.
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Head Of Azerbaijan's Second-Largest City Sacked After Attacks

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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has sacked the administrative head of the country's second-largest city, weeks after the official was wounded in an armed attack and two police officers were stabbed to death.
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Merkel And Aliyev Hold 'Open' Talks On Human Rights In Azerbaijan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel held what she called "intensive" discussions with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in talks that addressed energy cooperation, human rights, and the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.
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Merkel Ready To Designate Georgia 'Safe' For Migrant Returns

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said during a visit to Tbilisi that Georgia should be classified a "safe country" of origin, a move that would make it more difficult for its citizens to seek asylum in Germany.
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Merkel Begins Her South Caucasus Tour in Georgia

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi, on August 23, kicking off a three-day trip to the South Caucasus region. Merkel is set to meet with Georgian officials and also to visit the dividing line with the country's breakaway region of South Ossetia. After the
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German Lawmaker Unable To Accompany Merkel On Azerbaijan Trip Because Of Nagorno-Karabakh Visit

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Azerbaijan has refused to allow German lawmaker Albert Weiler to accompany Chancellor Angela Merkel on her upcoming trip to Azerbaijan because he visited the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh without Baku's permission.
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Majlis Podcast: The Caspian Sea Agreement -- What's Next?

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This week's Majlis podcast looks at the recent landmark agreement on the Caspian Sea, what it resolved, and what issues still need to be addressed.
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In Iran, Official Spin Challenges Perceived Caspian Setback

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Officials have sought to paint a rosy picture of a multilateral Caspian deal that some regard as heavy on Iranian concessions.
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Germany's Merkel Set To Visit Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to visit the Caucasus states of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan following her meetings outside of Berlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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100 Days: Walking A Fine Line, Armenians Still On 'Revolution' High

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Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian’s first 100 days dominated by cleaning house after decades of corruption and cronyism.
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Caspian Summit Fails To Resolve Issues Between Iran And Nearest Neighbors

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While the leaders of the Caspian littoral states resolved some longstanding border issues at their recent summit in Kazakhstan, some important questions between Iran and its neighbors -- Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan -- still linger.
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U.S. Welcomes Release Of Jailed Azerbaijani Opposition Leader

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The U.S. State Department has welcomed the decision by an Azerbaijani court to release opposition politician Ilqar Mammadov after more than five years in prison.
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EU Welcomes Release Of Jailed Azerbaijani Opposition Leader

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The European Union has welcomed the decision by an Azerbaijani court to release opposition politician Ilqar Mammadov after more than five years in prison.
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Kazakhstan Jails Four Azeris For Illegal Fishing In Caspian

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Four Azerbaijani citizens have been sentenced by a Kazakh court to six months in prison on charges of illegally fishing within Kazakhstan's territorial waters of the Caspian Sea.
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Azerbaijani Opposition Leader Mammadov Released From Prison

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The leader of Azerbaijan's opposition Republican Alternative (REAL) party has been released from prison after serving more than five years of his seven-year term.
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Caspian Summit Delivers Less Than Expected

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While the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan did sign an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea, it was clear that some of the same issues that prevented an agreement that suited all five countries remained. (The views expressed in this blog post do not
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