Anthony Bourdain Received Threats from Azerbaijan's Authorities, Prominent Israeli-Russian Blogger Claims

Last year, Bourdain was banned from entering that country after filming in a disputed territory.<p>U.S. celebrity chef, writer and TV host Anthony …


How Anthony Bourdain got banned from Azerbaijan

Anthony Bourdain has traveled the world with his cooking show, "Parts Unknown."<p>But top officials in Azerbaijan, an oil-rich country nestled between Russia and Iran, want him to know this: He just became a persona non grata.<p>His crime? Traveling to Nagorno-Karabakh, an extremely contentious pocket of …


Armenia and Israel: The road to better relations

James Hasso (INN: MS)<p>James Hasso is an Assyrian-Armenian American activist whose great grandparents had survived the 1913-1923 …


Moscow’s Role in the Karabakh Conflict After the ‘Velvet Revolution’ in Armenia

On May 17, the “president” of the separatist occupied Republic of Abkhazia, Raul Khajimba, received representatives of the foreign ministries of the …


Azerbaijan's SOCAR signs deals for Caspian fields with Equinor

BAKU, May 30 (Reuters) - Azeri state oil company SOCAR and Norway’s Equinor on Wednesday signed a risk service contract for the development of the Karabakh offshore natural gas field in the Caspian Sea.<p>The two companies also signed a product-sharing agreement on the development of Ashrafi, …


French FM Visits Yerevan After Pledge To Help Resolve Karabakh Conflict

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has met in Yerevan with Armenian Foreign Minister Zograb Mnatsakanian, a day after Le Drian announced …

South Asia

French FM Says To Step Up Efforts To Solve Karabakh Conflict

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says his country plans to intensify efforts to find a solution to the conflict between Armenia and …


Macron: France To Make Every Effort To Find Fair Solution To Karabakh Conflict

The President of France Emmanuel Macron has congratulated President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.“I am glad to convey to you and the Azerbaijani people …

Emmanuel Macron

Why the West Needs Azerbaijan

There are only three ways for energy and trade to flow overland between Asia and Europe: through Iran, through Russia, and through Azerbaijan. With …


Armenia's Revolution and the Karabakh Conflict

Armenia’s new prime minister has so far taken a tough stance on the unresolved Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. The moribund Karabakh peace …


Celebrating the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic: Legacy of Democracy and Conflict

On May 28, Azerbaijan celebrates the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR)—the first democratic state with a …


For Azerbaijan, Armenia’s Political Upheaval is a Double-edged Sword

<i>Azerbaijan regards Armenia’s “velvet revolution” as both hopeful and worrying. Baku hoped Yerevan’s new leadership might bring a fresh approach to</i> …


AP PHOTOS: Azerbaijan separatist region aims to end solitude

Most of the world is off-limits to Arshak Aghakaryan, a 14-year-old boy in the Azerbaijani separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The rows of …


Creating hope for youth in isolated region


On This Day: Shooting at Oregon high school kills 2, injures 25

On May 21, 1998, two students were killed and 25 wounded by a classmate who opened fire in a high school cafeteria in Springfield, Ore.

Red Cross

Azeri soldier killed as Armenia 'violates' ceasefire: Azeri MoD

Armenian security forces killed an Azerbaijani soldier in a cross-border shooting as Armenia has "violated" the cease-fire, Azerbaijani Ministry of …


As World Cup approaches, a budding team has no opponents

With the World Cup less than a month away, there is a budding national team in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh with no one to play against.<p>…


Erdoğan calls for ‘common sense’ from new Armenian government

A change of power in Yerevan seems unlikely to lead to much new in Armenia's relations with Turkey.

South Asia

Leading MEP: EU-Azerbaijan relations ‘never better’

EU-Azeri relations have “never been better”, says Sajjad Karim, the Conservative MEP who co-chairs the EU-Azerbaijan parliamentary co-operation …

Human Rights

These photos give a glimpse of daily life in Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh is as beautiful as it is isolated. It’s a six-hour drive from Yerevan, Armenia’s capital. Along the way, winding roads through …


Impact of the Change in Government in Armenia on the Karabakh Conflict: View From Baku

The mass street protests across Armenia, which began in late March, forced the resignation, on April 23, of Serzh Sargsyan, who had recently taken …


Q&A: Where next for Armenia after the ‘velvet revolution’?

<b>WikiTribune asked two experts about the recent so-called “velvet revolution”: what drove Armenians to support it, what it means for the country's</b> …

World News

In Hometown of Armenia's New Leader, People Hope for Change

IDJEVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hope has bloomed in the hometown of Armenia's newly-named prime minister, for people see him as a man who was able to …


Azerbaijan Warns Armenia It's Ready For 'Large-Scale Military Operations'

Azerbaijan has warned Armenia that it is prepared for "large-scale military operations" and says that comments by its neighbor's new leadership about …

South Asia

Turkey willing to consider 'new page' in ties with Armenia

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says his country would be willing to assess requests for "a new page" in its relations with Armenia.<p>Binali Yildirim's comments Friday were in response to reports that Armenia's new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, had called for the establishment of …

World News

Turkey will respond positively ‘if Armenia abandons hostile attitude,’ says Yıldırım

Turkey is ready to respond accordingly if Armenia wants to open new page in ties, but Yerevan first has to abandon its “hostile attitude” regarding …

South Asia

Turkish Leader Willing To Discuss Diplomatic Ties With Armenia

The Turkish prime minister has said his country is willing to consider an offer by new Armenian leader Nikol Pashinian to establish diplomatic …

South Asia

Pashinyan Stiffens Armenia’s Posture Toward Karabakh

With the change in power in Armenia, enabled by the so-called “Velvet Revolution,” now essentially complete, the stage is set for shifts in the …

South Asia

New Armenian Leader Visits Disputed Karabakh Region

STEPANAKERT, Azerbaijan (AP) — Armenia's new prime minister has marked his first full day in office by visiting the disputed territory of …


Armenia's new PM signals continuity on Karabakh, seeks talks with Azerbaijan

YEREVAN (Reuters) - Armenia's newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan signaled continuity on Wednesday in policy on the long-running issue of Nagorno-Karabakh, saying he was ready for more talks with Azerbaijan but wanted the separatists to take part too.<p>Nagorno-Karabakh, a mountainous part of …