Armenian sources report that an Armenian soldier, Karen Paruyr Hovhannesyan, was killed on Wednesday, 12 August around midday by a sniper bullet in the Karabakh conflict zone. He was the latest casualty in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan which continues to claim a weekly toll of victims despite the official cease-fire in place.
Both sides continue to report incidents in various locations on the line of contact in the Nagornoi-Karabaklh conflict zone and on the international border between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the last hours.
photo: A sniper in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone (archive picture).
'Developing human capital, building a better future' is the theme put forward by Azerbaijan as the centrepiece of its bid to host the world exhibition. Baku faces tough competiton from Paris, Osaka and Ekatrinburg. A decision will be taken next November.
It held, unanimously, that the Azerbaijani Government had to pay the applicant 5,000 euros (EUR) in respect of pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage. The Court said that it was the responsability of the Armenian and Azerbaijani governments to find a solution on a political level to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.