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Transcontinental region between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea

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Caucasus: Transcontinental region between the Black Sea and Caspian Sea
The Caucasus, or Caucasia, is a region between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea and mainly occupied by Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and parts of Southern Russia. It is home to the Caucasus Mountains, including the Greater Caucasus mountain range, which has historically been considered a natural barrier between Eastern Europe and Western Asia.

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Fury and celebrations as Russia brokers peace deal to end Nagorno-Karabakh war

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A ferocious six-week war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a disputed region in the southern Caucasus came to an abrupt end early Tuesday after the surprise announcement of a Russian-brokered peace..
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Russia open to return of occupied lands in Karabakh to Azerbaijan: Putin

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Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is open to the return of the occupied lands of the south Caucasus region of Nagorna-Karabakh to Baku, in an effort to put an end to weeks of heavy fighting..
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Conflict in Caucasus region slows virus fight

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Viewpoint: Why Turkey is flexing its muscles abroad

Turkey's engagement in the Southern Caucasus is only the latest venture in a tougher foreign policy.
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Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Draws in Fighters From Mideast

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Death toll rises as Azerbaijan, Armenia say civilian areas are under fire

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Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other on Monday of attacking civilian areas and said the death toll was rising from the deadliest fighting in the South Caucasus region for more than 25 years...
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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: Armenia 'ready' for ceasefire talks

Casualties mount in the southern Caucasus as France, Russia and the US call for a halt to fighting.
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Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Why Caucasus flare-up risks wider war

If fierce fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops persists, outside forces may get involved.
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TSA bans all carry-on liquids on flights to Russia

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Armenian officials rule out new lockdown even as COVID worsens

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Caucusing in the Caucasus

Why attend an Iowa caucus in Des Moines or Cedar Rapids when you can do it from Tbilisi?
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