2 August: There were more incidents in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone overnight. Azerbaijan says that four of its soldiers have been killed. Armenia says it suffered one fatality. Both sides accuse each other of attempted incursions across the line of contact separating their forces. Azerbaijani media is also reporting that Azerbaijani military aircraft are flying over the front line.
Armenia is marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the first Republic in May 1918. Alexandre Petrossian, a young political analyst based in Yerevan, reflects on the difficulties encountered by the founding fathers, and the achievements of the first republic