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Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence
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Kazakhstan unrest: How Vladimir Putin again seizes on unrest in an attempt to expand Russian influence

If the turmoil in Kazakhstan has exposed the vulnerability of the strongman leaders whom the Kremlin has trusted to keep order, it has also presented Russia with a chance to reassert its influence

FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Denmark book Qatar 2022 ticket as England are held
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FIFA World Cup Qualifying: Denmark book Qatar 2022 ticket as England are held

Joakim Maehle scored in the 53rd minute to send the Danes to Qatar as they build on their surprise run at Euro 2020 this summer when they reached the semi-finals.

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Portugal overcome Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to beat Azerbaijan 3-0
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Portugal overcome Cristiano Ronaldo's absence to beat Azerbaijan 3-0

Bernardo Silva, André Silva and Diogo Jota scored a goal each for visiting Portugal, which moved three points ahead of Serbia in Group A.

As Armenia goes to polls, things to know about the landlocked country's diverse culture and troubled history
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As Armenia goes to polls, things to know about the landlocked country's diverse culture and troubled history

Armenia last year fought a six-week war with Azerbaijan for control of the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Armenia asks for Russians for military help amid rising tensions with Azerbaijan
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Armenia asks for Russians for military help amid rising tensions with Azerbaijan

Armenia on Thursday accused Azerbaijan's military of crossing the southern border in an "infiltration" to "lay siege" to a lake that is shared by the two countries. Azerbaijan rejected the claims

In historic move, US president Joe Biden recognises 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide
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In historic move, US president Joe Biden recognises 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide

Around 1.5 million Armenians are estimated to have been killed from 1915 to 1917. Turkey, which emerged from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire, rejects the charge of genocide

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine, Belgium cruise past Wales
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine, Belgium cruise past Wales

The defeat was a dreadful start to the campaign for the Netherlands, who failed to qualify for either Euro 2016 or the 2018 World Cup, but are one of the fancied sides ahead of the delayed Euro 2020 finals this year.

Injured defender Pepe out of Portugal's upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers
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Injured defender Pepe out of Portugal's upcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers

Sporting defender Luis Neto will take Pepe's place in coach Fernando Santos' squad, the FPF said in a statement on Sunday evening.

Qatar relocate three 2022 World Cup warm-up ties from Austria to Hungary
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Qatar relocate three 2022 World Cup warm-up ties from Austria to Hungary

As the host nation, Qatar has automatically qualified for the tournament, but were invited by UEFA — the sport's governing body in Europe — to get match practise in the European qualifiers.

Around 6 lakh displaced Azerbaijanis seek to return after country regains control of Nagorno-Karabakh
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Around 6 lakh displaced Azerbaijanis seek to return after country regains control of Nagorno-Karabakh

Armenia is returning territory to Azerbaijan as part of the ceasefire agreement. But Azerbaijani forces discovered that in Aghdam, which was turned over on Friday, much of the recovered land is uninhabitable

'I'm coming back to my sons': Ethnic Armenians return to Nagorno-Karabakh after ceasefire
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'I'm coming back to my sons': Ethnic Armenians return to Nagorno-Karabakh after ceasefire

Ethnic Armenians returned to their homeland a week after a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan halted the fighting that had raged over the region for more than six weeks

After war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace sees winners and losers swap places
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After war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, peace sees winners and losers swap places

Armenians and Azerbaijanis lived side by side when both countries were part of the Soviet Union, but century-old ethnic enmity reignited when communism collapsed

Armenian villagers torch houses before fleeing territory ceded to Azerbaijan
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Armenian villagers torch houses before fleeing territory ceded to Azerbaijan

Residents of the Kalbajar district in Azerbaijan that was controlled by Armenian separatists for decades began a mass exodus this week after it was announced Azerbaijan would regain control on Sunday

Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal: Anger mounts in Armenia as PM Nikol Pashinyan agrees to cede disputed land to Azerbaijan
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Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal: Anger mounts in Armenia as PM Nikol Pashinyan agrees to cede disputed land to Azerbaijan

The peace accord sparked celebrations in Azerbaijan but fury in Armenia, where demonstrators stormed government buildings and demanded Pashinyan's resignation earlier this week

France to ban Grey Wolves: Why Macron regime is targeting Turkish group, potential impact on relations with Ankara
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France to ban Grey Wolves: Why Macron regime is targeting Turkish group, potential impact on relations with Ankara

France's decision to ban the far-right Turkish group comes after a memorial to the Armenian genocide near Lyon was defaced with pro-Turkish slogans

Azerbaijan, Armenia continue heavy shelling in residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh despite US mediation
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Azerbaijan, Armenia continue heavy shelling in residential areas in Nagorno-Karabakh despite US mediation

Nagorno-Karabakh authorities said other towns in the region were also targeted by Azerbaijani artillery fire, while officials in Azerbaijan claimed that the town of Terter and areas in the Gubadli region came under Armenian shelling early Saturday, killing a teenager

Death and despair in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan's brutal war leaves region ravaged
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Death and despair in Nagorno-Karabakh: Armenia and Azerbaijan's brutal war leaves region ravaged

For the region’s populace, the war is a continuation of on-off violent strife over both territory and history, with roots going back more than a century

Nagorno-Karabakh clashes: Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of violating fresh humanitarian truce
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Nagorno-Karabakh clashes: Armenia accuses Azerbaijan of violating fresh humanitarian truce

The new agreement comes a week after a Russia-brokered deal failed to stop the worst fighting in the region in decades

Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of expanding conflict with air strike outside Nagorno-Karabakh
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Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of expanding conflict with air strike outside Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said a missile fired by Armenian forces hit the area near Orduba, in Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan region, on Thursday. There were no casualties

'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku
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'Everyone wants a flag': Turkey support lifts spirits in Aizerbaijan as Ankara reaffirms backing of Baku

Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev has repeatedly thanked Turkey for support analysts have described as a 'game-changer' in the current conflict