Armenia

Pelosi, other US lawmakers visit Armenia as cease-fire holds

A cease-fire took effect on Wednesday evening following two days of heavy fighting that marked the largest outbreak of hostilities in nearly two years.

published on : 18th September 2022

More than 210 dead in Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes 

Both sides accuse each other of provoking the clashes, which erupted on Tuesday and ended with international mediation overnight on Thursday.

published on : 16th September 2022

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade blame for renewed shelling; several soldiers killed on both sides

Russia moved quickly on Tuesday to negotiate an end to the fighting, but a cease-fire it sought to broker has failed to hold with the parties trading blame for violations.

published on : 14th September 2022

Armenia claims 49 soldiers killed in attacks by Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan's foreign ministry said in a statement that Armenian forces had fired on army positions in three districts of the country and that Armenian saboteurs planted mines in the areas.

published on : 13th September 2022

Armenia fireworks warehouse blast death toll rises to 16, rules out terror plot

The disaster comes as the country of three million people is still recovering from a 2020 war with Azerbaijan, which ended in a heavy defeat and sparked a political crisis.

published on : 16th August 2022

Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict: Russia accuses Baku of violating ceasefire as new tensions explode over Karabakh

Arch enemies Armenia and Azerbaijan have fought two wars -- in 2020 and in the 1990s -- over Azerbaijan's Armenian-populated region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

published on : 4th August 2022

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

Hundreds of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Tens of thousands protested in Armenia's capital on Friday against what they say is a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian, as police arrested  230 people. 

published on : 20th April 2018

Armenia ex-leader Serzh Sarkisian elected PM despite protests

Armenia's parliament today elected former president Serzh Sarkisian prime minister in a move that will see the 63-year-old maintain his grip on power despite major protests.

published on : 17th April 2018

Armenian 'genocide': All you need to know about the disputed massacres of 1915-17

Armenians say up to 1.5 million of their kin were killed between 1915 and 1917, and have long sought international recognition that this was genocide.

published on : 23rd February 2018

Turkey raps Dutch diplomat over Armenian 'genocide' vote

Armenians have long sought recognition that some 1.5 million of their people were killed in a genocidal campaign in World War I by Ottoman forces to wipe them out in Anatolia. 

published on : 23rd February 2018

PM Modi meets Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan

Earlier on Friday, Sargsyan attended the World Food India event that Modi inaugurated.

published on : 3rd November 2017