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Stories about Armenia

Tensions are escalating between Azerbaijan and Iran over border issue and Armenia

For weeks, Iran and Azerbaijan have exchanged accusations, and played war games, in what can be best described as chest-thumping.

Fake vaccine passport scandal revealed in Armenia

Authorities estimate that over 700 people bought the fake vaccine certificates from healthcare workers in Gyumri — Armenia’s second-largest city.

Global internet freedom trends in Turkey and South Caucasus, new report

While Georgia and Armenia were ranked "free" in this year's report, Turkey and Azerbaijan ranked "not free" as a result of the challenging atmosphere around digital rights and freedoms.

COVID-19 pushes Armenian families into poverty

Before Covid-19 struck Armenia, Avetisyan says a steady stream of construction and day labor work kept his family fed and housed. 

Azerbaijani experts debate causes of recent escalation

With violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan spiking, Azerbaijani experts are debating the causes behind the recent escalation, who benefits, and what happens next. 

Russia blames Azerbaijan for violating ceasefire

The Russian Ministry of Defence accused Azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh as tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to rise.

Nikol Pashinyan re-appointed as Prime Minister in Armenia

The appointment follows Pashinyan's Civil Contract Party victory in the June snap election. Pashinyan had been serving as acting Prime Minister until the official appointment on August 1.

Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange accusations in renewed clashes

It was the deadliest clash since Russia brokered ceasefire ended the 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in November 2020.

Fresh clashes on Nakhchivan border

Armenian and Azerbaijani forces exchanged fire along the border between Armenia and the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, just 66 kilometers from Yerevan.

Pashinyan claims landslide victory in a snap parliamentary vote in Armenia

Preliminary results suggested Pashinyan's Civil Contract party won with 58 percent of the vote.

How will Armenians with COVID-19 vote on election day?

On March 18, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that he had come to an agreement with the parliamentary opposition parties to hold an early election on June 20.

New report details gross violations of humanitarian law in Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

A new report details extensive violations by Armenian and Azerbaijani forces of international humanitarian law during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War, including unlawful bombing, extrajudicial killings, and torture. 

European Parliament calls for ‘immediate’ and ‘unconditional’ release of Armenian prisoners

On May 20, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the Azerbaijani government to release all Armenian prisoners of war and civilian captives.

Armenia's PM calls for early elections in June in bid to de-escalate crisis

The president has faced increasing calls to resign since November when he signed a peace deal ending the six-week war over Nagorno-Karabakh, which many Armenians say disproportionally favored Azerbaijan.

In post-war Armenia, legislators take aim at press freedom

Since the war, press work has been thrown into disarray by new and often vague regulations. Now, new draft bills could make reporting in Armenia even more difficult.

How will the war in Nagorno-Karabakh change Azerbaijan?

After Azerbaijan's victory in Nagorno-Karabakh, strongman President Ilham Aliyev enjoys huge popular support. But the new presence of Russian peacekeepers is causing unease, say researchers Sergey Rumyantsev and Sevil Huseynova.

Conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh raises scrutiny of Israel's arms sales to Azerbaijan

Israeli-produced weaponry gave Azerbaijan a key advantage over Armenia in the latest war over Nagorno-Karabakh. But for some human rights activists in Israel, that's not a matter of pride.

Armenia plunges into crisis after deal ends fighting in Karabakh

Facing a military catastrophe in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian government has signed a peace deal with Azerbaijan. Protesters in Yerevan stormed government buildings, demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

As war in Nagorno-Karabakh rages, so does a pandemic

COVID-19 looms on an unrecognised state at war, nearly severed from its only ally, as winter approaches.

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.

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