FRENCH SENATE ADOPTS RESOLUTION CALLING FOR RECOGNITION OF NAGORNO-KARABAKH

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On 25 November, the French Senate voted on a symbolic resolution to recognise the region of Nagorno-Karabakh as an independent republic. The resolution would not officially recognise the disputed Caucasus region as a sovereign state but was drafted to show solidarity with France’s large Armenian community. The resolution calls for the French government to “recognise…

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RUSSIA TO ‘ASSIST’ ARMENIA IF CONFLICT WITH AZERBAIJAN SPREADS BEYOND NAGORNO-KARABAKH

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Russia is prepared to provide “all necessary assistance” to its treaty partner Armenia if violence moves into Armenian territory, as fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh enters its sixth week. If Russia were to enter the conflict, there is a possibility that it could prolong the current clash. On Saturday 31 October, both Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each…

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ARMENIA AND AZERBAIJAN CLASH OVER DISPUTED NAGORNO-KARABAKH REGION

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By Alex Pollock Fighting has erupted once more between Armenia and Azerbaijan, two former Soviet Union republics in the Caucasus region. At the heart of the decades-old conflict is the Nagorno-Karabakh region. It is recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but it is controlled by ethnic Armenians. The countries fought a bloody war over the region…

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30 SEPTEMBER ’20 | PRAY FOR AZERBAIJAN & ARMENIA

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Dear prayer partners, On Sunday 27 September, ongoing tensions led to open conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. The heavy clashes stoked fears that the dispute could spiral once again into a war. Armenia declared martial law and ordered its military to mobilise and Azerbaijan followed suit by also ordering the…

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HOSTILITIES ESCALATE BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND ARMENIA

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One of the world’s longest-running territorial disputes in the Caucasus Mountains was reignited after 20 people died on 12 July in fighting on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan. It was not immediately clear what caused the violence, but both countries accused each other of reigniting the hostilities. Located between the Black and Caspian Seas,…

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