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Medics 'taken hostage' as Armenia standoff drags on

Yerevan - Pro-opposition gunmen locked in a protracted standoff with police in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Wednesday took four medical staff hostage, officials said, after a shootout left five people wounded.

Final four police hostages released in Armenia standoff

Yerevan - Pro-opposition gunmen locked in a week-long hostage standoff with Armenian authorities on Saturday released the final four police officers held captive, officials said, but remained holed up and heavily armed.

Protesters, police clash in Yerevan over hostage crisis

Yerevan - Police in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Thursday arrested dozens of protesters following a night of violent clashes over a four-day hostage standoff in which pro-opposition gunmen killed one officer and took several hostage.

Armenia hostage crisis enters third day

Yerevan - Pro-opposition gunmen are holding four police hostage in the Armenian capital Yerevan, officials said Tuesday, two days after they seized a police building, killing one officer and taking several hostages."Talks are underway with the hostage-takers.

Opposition protestors rally in Yerevan over hostage crisis

Yerevan - Hundreds of anti-government protesters rallied in Yerevan on Monday calling for a bloodless resolution to a hostage crisis a day after a pro-opposition armed group seized a police building in the Armenian capital.

Armenia opposition group takes hostages in police station raid

Yerevan - An armed Armenian group with links to a jailed opposition leader seized a police building in Yerevan on Sunday, killing one policeman and taking several more hostage, including top officers.

Vatican and Turkey locked in Armenian genocide row

Yerevan - Pope Francis on Sunday released peace doves on the Armenia-Turkey border in a gesture of reconciliation as Ankara slammed the pontiff for denouncing the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide".

Pope visits Armenian genocide memorial

Yerevan - Pope Francis on Saturday issued a rallying cry to remember the past after visiting the Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan, on day two of a trip likely to stir tensions with Turkey."A century has just passed from the 'Great Evil' unleashed upon you.

Pope denounces 'genocide' in Armenia visit

Yerevan - Pope Francis began his three-day visit to Armenia on Friday with a denunciation of the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey's fury.

Pope visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Yerevan - Pope Francis began a three-day visit to Armenia on Friday, just over a year after he enraged Turkey by using the term genocide to describe the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire.

Russia to set up joint air defence system with ex-Soviet allies

Yerevan - Russia is working on setting up a joint air defence system with all of its ex-Soviet military allies, a senior official said Wednesday.

Two killed in Karabakh after Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to respect ceasefire

Yerevan - An Azerbaijani soldier and an ethnic Armenian fighter for the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region's army died in fresh clashes on Tuesday, hours after Baku and Yerevan agreed to respect a ceasefire in the disputed territory.

Armenia says may recognise Karabakh as independent state

Yerevan - Armenia said Thursday it may consider formally recognising the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, in a move that would increase tensions with Azerbaijan just a month after clashes over the disputed territory claimed 110 lives.

Bus blast kills one in Armenian capital: govt

Yerevan - An explosion on a bus killed one passenger and wounded six in the Armenian capital Yerevan on Monday evening, the ex-Soviet nation's emergencies ministry said.

George Clooney in Yerevan for Armenian genocide commemorations

Yerevan - Hollywood star and rights advocate George Clooney on Sunday joined emotional ceremonies in Yerevan marking the 101st anniversary of the World War I-era Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire.

Russia slams Turkey's 'unacceptable' stance on Karabakh clashes

Yerevan - Russia on Friday denounced Turkey's position on the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorny Karabakh region after a Russian-mediated ceasefire ended the worst clashes in decades in the breakaway enclave.

Armenia rally over Karabakh unrest draws thousands

Yerevan - A rally to protest recent violence in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh drew several thousand people Sunday to the Armenian capital Yerevan.

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations during ceasefire

Yerevan - Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday traded accusations over the shelling of each other's territory in violation of a days-old ceasefire aimed at halting a flareup of violence over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Dozens dead in Nagorny Karabakh clashes

Yerevan - Fierce clashes left at least 30 Azerbaijani and Armenian soldiers dead on Saturday, prompting Russia and the West to call for an immediate ceasefire after a bloody escalation over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Azerbaijan, Armenia forces clash as Putin urges ceasefire

Yerevan - Azerbaijan said Saturday at least 12 of its soldiers were killed and a helicopter downed by Armenian forces, in a major escalation of violence over the Nagorny Karabakh region, prompting Russia and the West to urge an immediate ceasefire.
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