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Stories about Armenia

How I learned not to hate

War has returned to Nagorno-Karabakh. As Armenians and Azerbaijanis, we must confront our anger and our trauma without resorting to hate.

Serbian government first flaunts, then denies having sold weapons to both Armenia and Azerbaijan

Mixed messages by President Aleksandar Vučić may be an attempt not to antagonise close partners Russia and Turkey.

Turkey's involvement in the Karabakh conflict could harm Azerbaijan, warns journalist Rovshan Aliyev

"This time it seems that Erdoğan wants to go beyond words and to support Azerbaijan with hardware. But authoritarian leaders take advantage of every situation, so Azerbaijan must be careful"

‘The war in Karabakh has made the possibility of conflict resolution even more distant’, fears Armenian politician Mikayel Zolyan

Negotiations can start only once aggression against civilians stops. However, war has widened the gap between Armenians and Azerbaijanis, and therefore for dialogue, says Armenian MP and analyst Mikayel Zolyan

International conflicts are also about names: The case of Nagorno-Karabakh

As in all territories inhabited by different nations using various languages, in this case, Azerbaijanis speaking a Turkic language, and Armenians speaking an Indo-European language, geographic names have more than one name.

Nagorno-Karabakh: An old conflict in a new geopolitical context, says South Caucasus expert Tom de Waal

The most recent of outbreak of violence began on September 27. This time, both combatants and analysts are predicting that the conflict will escalate, with unknown and potentially dangerous consequences.

Azerbaijani authorities disrupt internet nationwide amid Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

Access has been on and off since clashes broke out on September 27.

How one journalist sparked Armenia’s #MeToo moment

An Armenian journalist has started collecting and publishing anonymous accounts of sexual assault, provoking an uncomfortable but deeply necessary public debate.

‘I found myself in life': Armenian barber excels as a counsellor for his elderly compatriots

One customer worries about the weakness in his legs following a stroke, another about "young boys with hair like women."

Meeting a male carpet weaver from Armenia

"When you are professional you do your best. It does not matter whether you are a man or a woman."

‘I keep silent and put up with it’: Surviving domestic violence in Armenia

"He would throw me against the walls like a ball."

Iran faces backlash from its Azeri citizens over Armenia and the Karabakh question

Far more Azeris live in Iran than in Azerbaijan. When Armenia's PM visited Tehran earlier this year, they made their voices heard.

In the Caucasus, queer people are forced to flee their homes

"There is a point after which you just can’t take it anymore."

Hopeful Armenian students make video about studying abroad

The students speak about their lives in a foreign land and their expectations for the future, when they return to Armenia.

Sexual violence in the family. A taboo topic in Armenia

Cultural taboos and victim-shaming means women subjected to sexual violence at home often do not come forward.

To change the system from within or without: the dilemma for feminists in ‘New Armenia’

Most feminists concede that the new government is not quite educated on what women’s movements are about. But many have been forgiving, at least for now.

Why are Armenian displaced persons still living in a hotel, 30 years after fleeing Azerbaijan?

"Every year we are told that a house will be provided for us next year."

The last residents of a dying Armenian village

Economic pressures and isolation have left one of Lernagyugh's two remaining families on the verge of leaving.

Nagorno Karabakh mothers’ protest puts Azerbaijan's regime on the back foot

The state made a promise to compensate families whose sacrifices are lauded in official rhetoric. Then it let them down.

A mother in the minefields: Women work to make disputed Nagorno Karabakh a safer place

Years after the conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over Nagorno Karabakh peaked, the disputed region was still posting 20 or more civilian casualties from landmines annually.

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