Ismi Aghayev

Ismi has worked as a journalist for over 5 years and is passionate about multimedia journalism. He is interested in peacebuilding and human rights. Ismi speaks five languages and has a particular love for his academic knowledge of Arabic. He thinks volleyball makes him hyper and social, and since these are two of his favourite conditions, he considers volleyball his favourite sport.

US calls for international observers as population of Nagorno-Karabakh flees

Around 40% of the region’s population has already left, with heavy traffic reported on the road leading to Armenia.

Former Nagorno-Karabakh State Minister Ruben Vardanyan detained by Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan detained Nagorno-Karabakh’s former state minister, Ruben Vardanyan, as he was crossing the Lachin checkpoint. 

Over 200 injured in fuel depot explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh

Almost 300 people were injured and at least 20 killed in a fuel depot explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh, as hundreds of people queued for petrol by the depot.

Armenia receives thousands of refugees from Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia has received at least 6,650 Armenian refugees fleeing Nagorno-Karabakh as of Monday evening.

Azerbaijan offers amnesty to Nagorno-Karabakh soldiers, except for crimes during first war

Hikmat Hajiyev said the amnesty would not include those who committed crimes during the First Nagorno-Karabakh War.

Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani officials meet in Yevlakh to discuss region’s future

Discussions were said to involve the rights, security, and ‘reintegration’ of Nagorno-Karabakh according to the Azerbaijani constitution.

Azerbaijan arrests anti-war figures 

At least five people who spoke out against the war have been arrested so far.

Nagorno-Karabakh surrenders to Azerbaijan

The government of Nagorno-Karabakh has accepted Azerbaijan’s terms and agreed to dissolve their armed forces and integrate into Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan demands complete surrender of Nagorno-Karabakh as it launches massive offensive

Azerbaijani forces have launched an assault on Nagorno-Karabakh, demanding the surrender and dissolution of the government in Stepanakert.

Associate of Gubad Ibadoghlu convicted of ‘disobeying police’

The Democracy and Prosperity Party claims Allahverdi Babayev was arrested for ‘expressing harsh views against the government’ in defence of Ibadoghlu.

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