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Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations of violating new cease-fire

Azerbaijan, Armenia trade accusations of violating new cease-fire

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Oct. 19 (UPI) -- The governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan accused the other of breaching a humanitarian cease-fire within minutes of it going into effect. A spokeswoman for Armenia's Ministry of Defense accused Azerbaijan of resuming shelling and firing artillery at 12:04 a.m. Sunday while Azerbaijan said Armenia started firing on Jabrayil city at 12:02 a.m. Advertisement "The gross violation of the humanitarian cease-fire by Armenia, already for the second time after its formal declaration demonstrates the continuation of the aggressive policy of Armenia against Azerbaijan and its reluctance to the negotiated settlement of the conflict," the Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. "It is also an open disrespect by Armenia to the efforts of the mediators." Armenia's F...
Azerbaijan and Armenia agree to new ceasefire agreement

Azerbaijan and Armenia agree to new ceasefire agreement

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Oct. 17 (UPI) -- The governments of Azerbaijan and Armenia agreed to a new temporary ceasefire agreement beginning on midnight Sunday after military skirmishes and bombing of civilians escalated the conflict between the two countries. "The Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia have agreed to a humanitarian truce," Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry said a written statement on Saturday, as reported by the Azerbaijan-based Anadolu news agency. Advertisement Diplomats from both sides have been negotiating a ceasefire in Moscow, as part of the so-called OSCE Minsk Group made up of government officials from Russia, France and the United States. But so far, attempts to negotiate peacefully have not held. Tensions escalated Saturday in the conflict after shelling destroyed homes and kill...
Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

Armenia, Azerbaijan announce new attempt at cease-fire

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Armenia and Azerbaijan have announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnightBy AIDA SULTANOVA Associated PressOctober 17, 2020, 9:34 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleBAKU, Azerbaijan -- Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday announced a new attempt to establish a cease-fire in their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh starting from midnight, a move that comes a week after a Russia-brokered truce frayed immediately after it took force.The new agreement was announced following Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's calls with his counterparts from the two nations, in which he strongly urged them to abide by the Moscow deal. There were no immediate claims of violations after the truce took effect at midni
Afghan-Taliban talks: Government calls for ceasefire

Afghan-Taliban talks: Government calls for ceasefire

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The Afghan government has called for a humanitarian ceasefire with the Taliban, as the first-ever peace talks between the two sides began in Qatar.Abdullah Abdullah, who led the government's delegation, stressed that there was "no winner through war".The Taliban did not mention a truce, reiterating instead that Afghanistan should be under Islamic law.The US encouraged both sides to reach an agreement, telling them: "The entire world wants you to succeed".Afghanistan has seen four decades of conflict, with tens of thousands of civilians killed.The historic talks began on Saturday, one day after the 19th anniversary of the deadly 9/11 al-Qaeda attacks in New York, that led to the US beginning military operations in Afghanistan.The ...
US demands Syria ceasefire as it announces sanctions against Turkey

US demands Syria ceasefire as it announces sanctions against Turkey

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Donald Trump has told the Turkish leader to end his incursion into northern Syria, as the US announced sanctions against Turkey.Vice President Mike Pence said Mr Trump spoke directly to Recep Tayyip Erdogan to demand an immediate ceasefire and talks with Kurdish forces. "President Trump communicated to him very clearly that the United States of America wants Turkey to stop the invasion, implement an immediate ceasefire and to begin to negotiate with Kurdish forces in Syria to bring an end to the violence," Mr Pence said. Image: Mike Pence is being sent to Turkey to try to negotiate a ceasefire He, along with national security adviser Robert O'Brien, is being sent to Ankara as soon as possible to try to negotiate an end to the fighting...