Iran admits centrifuge move that raises fears of Trump strike

bne IntelIiNews November 18, 2020

Iranian foreign minister, meanwhile, suggests Biden could swiftly return US to nuclear deal by simply signing “three executive orders”.

In Karabakh deal, as many questions as answers

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet November 12, 2020

The deal left unmentioned critical issues like the final status of Nagorno-Karabakh and Turkey’s role in implementing the ceasefire.

Protesters flood Yerevan demanding Armenia’s “traitor” PM quit over Nagorno-Karabakh surrender

bne IntelIiNews November 12, 2020

Parliament attempts to meet but can’t establish quorum. Russian peacekeepers start to arrive. Ethnic Armenian head of enclave urges inhabitants not to flee, saying it will be possible to still live in territory.

Who emerge as the real winners from the bloody Nagorno-Karabakh conflict?

bne IntelIiNews November 11, 2020

The six-week war has reshaped the geopolitical scenario in the South Caucasus. Azerbaijan has its yearned for victory, Armenia has been pushed aside. Moscow will now try to run the show while keeping Turkey at arm’s length.

Armenian PM agrees deal to end Karabakh war after rapid Azerbaijani advance

bne IntelIiNews November 10, 2020

Baku’s forces confirm capture of Shusha and seemed poised to move on to main city Stepanakert.

Azerbaijan shoots down Russian helicopter over Armenia killing two servicemen

bne IntelIiNews November 9, 2020

Baku reportedly apologises, says it was an accident. Aircraft brought down with shoulder-launched missile near Azerbaijani border while fighting continued to rage over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Iran only cautiously wonders if Biden spring is in the air after Trump bitter winter

bne IntelIiNews November 9, 2020

Next occupant of White House should “make up for past mistakes” of predecessor says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Azerbaijan, Armenia ‘close to striking meaningful ceasefire’, Baku claims capture of Shusha

bne IntelIiNews November 9, 2020

Truce would reportedly require Armenia to cede large chunk of territory while placing Turkish and Russian peacekeeping mission in area.

Karabakh war “may be moving towards potentially bloody battle for city of Shusha” says analyst

bne IntelIiNews November 6, 2020

Azerbaijani forces reported to be 3-4 km from mountain fortress city of great symbolic cultural significance to Baku.

Armenians flee fighting in Karabakh

Joshua Kucera for Eurasianet November 5, 2020

About 40,000 civilians have fled from Karabakh into Armenia, where they are being accommodated in schools, hotels and volunteers’ homes.

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict shelling of civilians could amount to war crimes says UN human rights chief

bne IntelIiNews November 3, 2020

Armenia’s PM, meanwhile, calls for international investigation into presence of “foreign mercenaries” in Azerbaijan’s ranks after ethnic Armenian forces say they captured two fighters from Syria.

Azerbaijan’s next move awaited as its troops close on Nagorno-Karabakh’s second largest city

bne IntelIiNews November 2, 2020

Analyst warns Stepanakert could “become like another Sarajevo”.

Erdogan steps up ‘Islam’ attack on Macron, calls for boycott of French products

bne IntelIiNews October 26, 2020

EU leaders get behind France’s president. Turkish leader strongly supported by Pakistan but Iran outlines its position with caution.