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Amid minor clashes, Armenia, Azerbaijan reach new 'humanitarian ceasefire'

It is the second ceasefire both sides have agreed on in weeks. The first came on Oct. 10, following lengthy negotiations in Moscow on Oct. 9

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Vesile Mehmedova sits in front of debris of her brother's home as her relatives search for belongings, at a blast site hit by a rocket during the fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the city of Ganja

and have agreed on a new "humanitarian ceasefire" in the Nagorno-Karabakh region starting midnight (2000 GMT) Saturday, the two countries' foreign ministries announced on Saturday evening via identical statements.

It is the second ceasefire both sides have agreed on in weeks. The first came on October 10, following lengthy negotiations in Moscow on October 9.

and have been at loggerheads over the Nagorno-Karabakh region since 1988. Peace talks have been held since 1994 when a ceasefire was reached, but there still have been sporadic minor clashes.

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First Published: Sun, October 18 2020. 09:19 IST
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