Lapshin Was Not on Interpol Wanted List

  Armenian Police, Belarusian Prosecutor General Confirm Lapshin Has Never Been Internationally Wanted YEREVAN (A.W.)— Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was extradited to Azerbaijan, has never been on Interpol’s (the International Criminal Police Organization) wanted list, [more...]

February 10, 2017 // 1 Comment

Stolen Antiquities Found in a Truck in Hungary Believed to be from Urartu

  BUDAPEST, Hungary—A series of items that were found following a completed investigation of a truck that was carrying Persian, Sumerian, and Assyrian antiquities are believed to be from Urartu, Associated Press reported. Examples of Urartian helmets On Feb. 8, police in Bacs-Kiskun County [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Russian Airstrike Kills Three Turkish Soldiers in Northern Syria

  MOSCOW, Russia (A.W.)—A Russian airstrike killed three Turkish soldiers in northern Syria on Feb. 9. Both countries have described the attack as an accident. The strike hit a building near the town of al-Bab believing it to contain ISIS/Daesh militants instead of Turkish troops, Turkey’s [more...]

February 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Lapshin’s Extradition to Baku Widely Criticized

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)— Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin’s extradition to Baku on Feb. 7 has been widely criticized in Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR/Artsakh), Armenia, Russia, Israel, the United States, and around the world. Laphin behind bars (Photo: Interfax) Artsakh Ombudsman Ruben [more...]

February 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

NKR Serviceman Killed, Another Wounded by Azerbaijani Fire

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Armenian serviceman Gegham Manukyan (b. 1979) was killed by Azerbaijani fire at around 11 a.m. on Feb. 8, in the eastern direction of the Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR/Artsakh) Line of Contact (LoC). According a press statement released by the NKR Ministry of Defense, an [more...]

February 8, 2017 // 2 Comments

Breaking: Lapshin Extradited, Detained in Baku

BAKU, Azerbaijan (A.W.)—Images of Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin being detained in Baku were released by the Interfax news agency just hours after news broke out that the Supreme Court of Belarus rejected his appeal and upheld the decision of the Prosecutor General’s office to [more...]

February 7, 2017 // 9 Comments

Supreme Court of Belarus to Uphold Lapshin’s Extradition

MINSK, Belarus (A.W.)— On Feb. 7, the Supreme Court of Belarus rejected Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin’s appeal and upheld the decision of the Prosecutor General’s office to extradite him to Azerbaijan. Lapshin’s lawyer, Natalya Shekina, said that the extradition will take place [more...]

February 7, 2017 // 2 Comments

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