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Defiance amid the bombs in Nagorno-Karabakh

Martuni - Next to a huge painted portrait of a smiling Monte Melkonyan, an Armenian "national hero" of the 1990s war against Azerbaijan, Soviet era red plastic letters spell out the town name -- Martuni.

Karabakh fighting turns residents into 'vagabond' refugees

Last - "We've become vagabonds," says Knarik Movsisyan, one among the tens of thousands forced to flee fighting between Armenian separatists and the Azerbaijani army in the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia PM Pashinyan says Turkey behind 'war' in Karabakh

Yerevan - Turkey's "full support" motivated its ally Azerbaijan to reignite fighting in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said Tuesday in an interview with AFP, calling the escalating conflict a "war against terrorism"...

Patriotic fervor spurs Armenians to sign up for 'fight to the death'

Yerevan - In front of a recruiting office in the Armenian capital, dozens of men -- some already in military fatigues, some chain-smoking -- are milling about, waiting to join a war raging in Nagorny Karabakh.

Armenia accuses Turkey of downing warplane during Azerbaijan clashes

Yerevan - Armenia said Tuesday that a Turkish fighter jet had shot down one of its warplanes during heavy fighting with Turkey's ally Azerbaijan, but Ankara fiercely denied the claim.

Dozens dead as world leaders urge halt to Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes

Yerevan - At least 24 people have died after deadly clashes between arch foes Armenia and Azerbaijan, as the latest violence in the decades-long territorial dispute sparked international calls Sunday to halt the fighting.

New clashes dash hopes of end to fighting on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Yerevan - New clashes erupted Thursday on the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia following a day-long lull, dashing hopes of a rapid end to a flare-up in fighting.

Clashes resume on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Yerevan - Border clashes erupted again early on Thursday between arch-foes Azerbaijan and Armenia, officials in both countries said, following a pause in fighting amid a flare-up over a decades-long territorial dispute.

Deadly border clashes reignite Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Yerevan - Deadly border clashes between arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan entered a second day on Monday, as the EU, US and regional power broker Moscow urged restraint.

Armenia MPs strip opposition leader of immunity

Yerevan - Armenian lawmakers on Tuesday stripped the leader of the main opposition party of his parliamentary immunity, hours after police arrested more than 130 people at a protest rally.

Armenia's virus battle crippled by disinformation

Yerevan - Marina Khachatryan is not the only person in ex-Soviet Armenia who believes the coronavirus is a government conspiracy. But her large following online means her scepticism has a wide, potentially even dangerous reach.

Armenia decries crimes against 'civilisation' on genocide anniversary

Yerevan - Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Friday decried crimes against "civilisation" and demanded an apology from Turkey as his country marked the 105th anniversary of the WWI-era Armenian genocide.

Graft trial begins for Armenia's ousted president

Yerevan - Former Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday went on trial charged with corruption in a case supporters claim is politically-motivated, nearly two years after his ouster in a popular uprising.

'Babies-for-sale' scheme shocks Armenia

Yerevan - Syuzan Patvakanyan has been searching for her daughter ever since doctors in post-Soviet Armenia forced her to give her up as a baby nearly two decades ago.

Armenians hail historic 'genocide' vote in US House

Yerevan - Armenians on Wednesday rejoiced over the historic vote in the US House of Representatives that recognised as "genocide" mass killings of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago.

Long-persecuted Yazidis welcome new 'sanctuary' temple

Yeghegnut - Yazidis, an ancient ethnic group much persecuted for their faith, now have a massive new temple in Armenia to help preserve their religion and identity.

Investment vs environment: Armenia villagers protest gold mine plans

Jermuk - Armenian villagers are locked in what they say is a David-and-Goliath style battle for the environment and their livelihoods, standing guard around the clock to protect their land from a multinational mining company.

Armenian PM announces clean-up of judiciary

Yerevan - Armenian premier Nikol Pashinyan on Monday announced sweeping judiciary reforms as protesters blockaded court buildings in Yerevan, heeding his call for a demonstration against judges he accuses of political bias.

Ex-Armenia president goes on trial, rejects 'coup' charges

Yerevan - Armenia's jailed former president went on trial Monday over what prosecutors describe as a coup that led to bloody protests but he insists is a politically motivated case.

Ex-Armenia president rejects 'coup' charges ahead of trial

Yerevan - Armenia's jailed former president goes on trial Monday over what prosecutors describe as a coup that led to bloody protests but he insists is a politically motivated case.
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