Conflicting reports have come in on whether the ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh is holding. Russia urged both sides to observe the truce after the long-dormant conflict flared up on the weekend.
Armenia's ruling Republican Party, led by President Sargsyan, is leading in key parliamentary elections, according to preliminary results. The opposition has claimed there was widespread voter fraud.
Russia has paraded its warships and submarines off Saint Petersburg and enclaves such as Kaliningrad and Vladivostok. US troops are leading a joint military exercise in Georgia, which broke with Moscow in 2008.
The Azeri town Tartar is on the border of the Nagorno-Karabagh region. Locals have witnessed decades of clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Many have been forced to flee. DW's Seda Serdar went to learn more.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed to resume a dialogue to end fighting over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. The presidents of the two countries held talks with US, Russian and French mediators.
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