August 12, 2002 |
Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh voted for a new leader Sunday, defying the world community and brushing off angry protests from the Azerbaijani capital, Baku. In the latest twist in the long dispute over the mountainous enclave, its predominantly ethnic Armenian people turned out in fog and rain to elect a new "president" in a poll they hope will help gain recognition for their homeland. "Any international organization that does not recognize these elections ...
May 13, 2001 |
The chief U.S. negotiator said he believes that the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan can settle a 13-year-old conflict over the enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, one of Europe's almost forgotten disputes. Armenia's president, however, was more cautious. U.S. Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh said last week that the "peace process is accelerating" after "dramatic momentum" during negotiations between Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and Azerbaijani President Heydar A. Aliyev in Key West, Fla.
April 10, 2001 |
The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan told President Bush on Monday that they have made substantial progress in talks aimed at ending 13 years of ethnic conflict over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, senior U.S. officials said. "We were surprised at how far they came," one official said in reference to negotiations last week in Key West, Fla., between Armenian President Robert Kocharyan and Azerbaijani President Heydar A. Aliyev.
April 9, 2001 |
On almost any day, artist Hovik Gasparian can be found here seated on a stool, bent over an easel, putting oil on canvas to show the ruins of the city he loves. Deftly he paints the blown-apart buildings, the piles of rubble, the broken beams and the crushed fountains of this historic settlement high on a mountain in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. From his studio in the town's half-ravaged art gallery, he looks out at the remains of the school he attended as a boy three decades ago.
April 4, 2001 |
In the Bush administration's first venture into direct mediation of an international dispute, Secretary of State Colin L. Powell conferred Tuesday with the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan about the stalemated conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. "These Key West talks highlight U.S. engagement in the international effort to bring peace" to the troubled region, Powell told reporters.
March 28, 2000 |
Prosecutors in the ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh charged five men with the attempted assassination of its president, Arkady Gukasyan, who was seriously wounded by gunmen Wednesday. Prosecutors said all five have links to Samvel Babyan, a former defense minister of the separatist enclave in Azerbaijan who was fired last year after a dispute with Gukasyan. The five have admitted their involvement, prosecutors said.