Abkhaz Deputy Prime Minister Resigns

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RFE/RL Shamil Adzynba has resigned as the de facto first deputy prime minister of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia. Abkhaz leader Raul Khajimba accepted Adzynba’s resignation on August 15. Adzynba said he was not “content with the way things are at the moment” and “found it impossible...
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Russia, Azerbaijan Discuss Military Cooperation

Azerbaijan -- Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu (L) meets with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku, August 14, 2016
By Lusine Musayelian & Suren Musayelyan RFE/RL Armenian Service Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu discussed military cooperation with Azerbaijan as well as issues pertaining to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement during his visit to Baku on August 14-15, according to Russian and Azerbaijani media. The defense ministries of Russia...
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Another Armenian Policeman Shot By Opposition Gunmen Dies

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RFE/RL Armenian Service Another Armenian police officer shot by opposition gunmen died on Saturday after succumbing to wounds sustained in last month’s armed attack on a police station in Yerevan where he served. The death of Senior Warrant Officer Gagik Mkrtchian raised to three the number of police...
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Is Gulen an Armenian?

U.S. based cleric Fethullah Gulen at his home in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Charles Mostoller
By Pinar Tremblay Columnist Al-Monitor / Turkey Pulse Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has repeatedly told the world and his people that the words “Islam” and “terrorism” should not be used together, because Muslims cannot be terrorists. Indeed, Erdogan has insisted that students who attend Turkey’s religious imam...
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Karabakh Army ‘Boosted By New Reconnaissance Equipment’

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By Sargis Harutyunyan RFE/RL Armenian Service Nagorno-Karabakh’s Armenian-backed army has received more modern surveillance and reconnaissance equipment after last April’s heavy fighting with Azerbaijani forces, according to its top commander. Lieutenant General Levon Mnatsakanian said on Thursday that the lack of such intelligence-gathering equipment is the main reason...
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