Armenia

Nikol Pashinyan officially appointed Armenia's prime minister

Pashinyan's party won 71 seats in the June 20 election, while 29 went to a bloc headed by former President Robert Kocharyan.

published on : 2nd August 2021

Maldives now a quarantine hub for Gulf-bound expats from Hyderabad

Another quarantine destination is Armenia, which is now in conflict with Azerbaijan and has no restrictions for travellers from India. 

published on : 30th July 2021

Armenia and Azerbaijan are fighting again, this is why

Azerbaijan said Armenian forces opened fire at its positions on the Kalbajar section of the border.

published on : 29th July 2021

Armenia to request Russian military deployment on Azerbaijan border after fresh clashes

Moscow, which has a military base in Armenia, has deployed some 2,000 peacekeepers in and around Karabakh to oversee the ceasefire.

published on : 29th July 2021

Three Armenian soldiers killed in clash with Azerbaijan

The Armenia defence ministry said an intense shootout took place near the village of Sotk at the north-eastern sector of the border shared by Azerbaijan.

published on : 28th July 2021

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan resigns to enable snap election

Under Armenian law, snap elections can be held after a premier resigns and the parliament fails twice to choose a new one.

published on : 25th April 2021

Armenia turns to Russia as political turmoil worsens

Armenian acting Vice Premier Armen Gevorkyan's apparent move to secure support from the Kremlin came as protesters in the capital Yerevan took to the streets for a fresh day of rallies.

published on : 26th April 2018

Amid deepening political crisis, Armenia braces for new protests

The country's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian stood down on Monday from his new post as prime minister after days of protests by demonstrators who accused him of a blatant power grab.

published on : 25th April 2018

Armenia opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan says 'ready to lead' country

According to Armenian law, lawmakers in the parliament, where Sarkisian's Republican Party have a majority, have a week to propose new candidates for PM and could hold a vote on May 2.

published on : 24th April 2018

Armenia's leader Serzh Sargsyan quits amid protests, saying 'I was wrong'

Residents of the capital, Yerevan, poured out on the streets to celebrate his stunning departure. People hugged and kissed each other, and motorists honked their horns.

published on : 24th April 2018

UN urges respect for rights in Armenia after new PM Serzh Sarkisian resigns amid protests

Sarkisian, who served as president for a decade, was last week elected as prime minister with sweeping powers, triggering the protests.

published on : 23rd April 2018

Four reasons why Armenians are protesting against their new Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian

Thousands of people in Armenia have been protesting for 10 days against ex-president Serzh Sarkisian taking up a new position as premier with sweeping powers.

published on : 22nd April 2018

With protests against Armenian PM Serzh Sarkisian escalating, here is all you need to know about the country's troubled history

Armenia is facing a deepening political crisis, after talks between Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian and protest leader Nikol Pashinyan failed.

published on : 22nd April 2018

Police deny Armenia protest leader Nikol Pashinyan arrested in clashes

Armenian police said protest leader Nikol Pashinyan was forcibly taken from a protest rally, dismissing reports of his arrest as riot police and demonstrators clashed in Yerevan.

published on : 22nd April 2018

Armenian PM Serzh Sarkisian storms out of talks with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan

Armenia's political turmoil deepened as Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian stormed out of talks with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan, who was later forcibly removed from a protest.

published on : 22nd April 2018
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