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A resident watches a home set on fire by residents preparing to leave  the Kelbajar District, before Azeris arrive to take over. Photograph: Mauricio Lima/New York Times

Soldiers unloaded sandbags and monks donned khaki vests on top of their cassocks on Sunday after Russian peacekeepers arrived to guard the 12th centu(...)

People sit in a bus as they prepare to leave Stepanakert, in the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Photograph: AP Photo

Armenia and Azerbaijan have held fresh talks on their conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, as Baku claimed new territorial gains in the disputed region and(...)

A woman stands in front of a destroyed house  in the Nagorno-Karabakh region’s main city of Stepanakert on Thursday, during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

In Russia’s self-proclaimed sphere of influence, Russia is losing its influence. Concurrent crises in Belarus, Central Asia and the Caucasus region ha(...)

Ganja, Azerbaijan, after a recent shelling. The city lies in the west of Azerbaijan to the north of Nagorno-Karabakh, close to crucial oil and gas pipelines that run from the capital Baku to Turkey. Photograph: Azerbaijan Defence Ministry/EPA

Heavy fighting over the disputed Caucasus mountain region of Nagorno-Karabakh intensified over the weekend as ethnic Armenian forces bombarded Azerbai(...)

Volunteers of Armenian Revolutionary Federation gather to leave for the Nagorny-Karabah region, where martial law has been declared. Photograph: EPA

Sixteen people have been killed and more than 100 wounded after fighting erupted anew between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces on Sunday, according to (...)

Rhasidat Adeleke celebrates winning the 200m final in Baku. Photograph:  Inpho/Bryan Keane

Rhasidat Adeleke has this week won double gold in the 100m and 200m at the European Youth Olympic Festival in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 16-year-old is fr(...)

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard  and his team-mates celebrate with manager Maurizio Sarri after winning the Europa League in Baku. Photographs: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

David Luiz has insisted there will be life after Eden Hazard at Chelsea and earmarked Callum Hudson-Odoi, the young England forward whose impressive c(...)

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during training at the Baku Olympic Stadium in advance of Arsenal’s Europa League final against Chelsea. Photograph: Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters

Europa League final: Arsenal v Chelsea, Olympic stadium, Baku, Wednesday, 8pm (Live on Virgin Media and BT Sport) For all the Europa League branding (...)

Chelsea manager  Maurizio Sarri kicks his hat away in  frustration during his side’s final training session ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal in Baku. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Manager Maurizio Sarri stormed away from Chelsea’s training session at the Olympic Stadium in Baku on the eve of the Europa League final against Arsen(...)

Former Arsenal’s manager Arsène Wenger: he feels for supporters who have abandoned hope of attending the final because travel has proved so expensive. Photograph: Getty Images

Arsène Wenger has described Arsenal’s predicament in heading to Baku for the Europa League final as “a little bit of a nightmare”. The club’s former m(...)

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