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Azerbaijani tanks shell breakaway region killing one: rebels

Yerevan - Azerbaijani tanks on Wednesday shelled positions in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region for the first time in more than 20 years, the rebel defence ministry said, as Armenia arrested a former army officer accused of spying for its archfoe.

Thousands protest in Armenia after disputed referendum

Yerevan - Some 4,000 people rallied in Armenia's capital Yerevan on Monday to protest against constitutional reforms to curb presidential powers adopted in a controversial referendum."Take to the streets, be part of a revolution!

Armenia holds referendum on divisive constitutional reforms

Yerevan - Armenians on Sunday voted in a referendum on constitutional reforms which the opposition claims are aimed at keeping the ex-Soviet nation's President Serzh Sarkisian in power.

Azerbaijani snipers kill two Karabakh troops: separatists

Yerevan - Azerbaijani sharpshooters have shot dead two ethnic Armenian soldiers of the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh's army, separatists said Friday, in the latest clash over the disputed enclave.

Armenia MPs back referendum on divisive reforms amid protests

Yerevan - Armenian MPs on Monday backed holding a referendum on proposed constitutional reforms that could lead to long-serving President Serzh Sarkisian extending his term in power, sparking protests by hundreds of opposition activists.

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations, truce under threat

Yerevan - Armenia on Saturday threatened arch-foe Azerbaijan with "retaliatory" artillery and rocket strikes, and accused Baku of breaching the shaky truce that ended their bloody war over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region two decades ago.

Azerbaijan kills 3 women in shelling of Armenia: Yerevan

Yerevan - Azerbaijani forces on Thursday shelled Armenia, killing three civilian women, officials in Yerevan said, as tensions mounted in the Caucasus neighbours' decades-long conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Court jails Russian soldier accused of killing Armenian family

Gyumri - A Russian military court on Wednesday sentenced a soldier accused of killing a family of seven in Armenia, including two children, to 10 years in jail for deserting his base in the ex-Soviet state.

Demonstrators regroup after Armenian police break up protest

Yerevan - Hundreds of demonstrators gathered on a central square in the Armenian capital on Monday pledging to carry on protests over energy price hikes after police cleared a key artery they had blocked for weeks.

Armenia opens probe into police violence against protesters

Yerevan - Armenian authorities launched a criminal investigation Friday into police officers involved in a brutal crackdown on demonstrators protesting against electricity price hikes.

Armenia president suspends electricity price hike after protests

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Saturday suspended a controversial hike in electricity prices but the move failed to appease protesters who vowed to keep up with the largest anti-government demonstrations the ex-Soviet nation has seen in years.

Azerbaijani troops kill Armenian soldier: Armenian gov't

Yerevan - Azerbaijani troops on Friday killed an Armenian soldier in the latest border clash between the arch-foes who are locked in a longstanding conflict over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, Armenia said.

Armenian PM rejects protesters' demands as anger simmers

Yerevan - The Armenian government on Thursday refused to reverse a controversial electricity price hike, sparking fresh anger among thousands of demonstrators who have rallied in the capital for a week.

9,000 'Electric Yerevan' protesters flood Armenian capital

Yerevan - More than 9,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Wednesday, an AFP reporter said, defying police calls to abandon their protest against electricity price hikes and police violence.

6,000 rally in Armenia after police crackdown

Yerevan - Nearly 6,000 demonstrators rallied in the Armenian capital on Tuesday after riot police used water cannon to break up an earlier protest against electricity price hikes.Waving national flags and chanting "Shame!" and "No to robbery!

Breakaway Nagorny Karabakh elects new parliament

Yerevan - Azerbaijan's separatist region of Nagorny Karabakh went to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament in a vote denounced as illegitimate by Baku and the West.

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Yerevan - The leaders of France and Russia joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.

Putin calls on Hollande to mend fences amid Ukraine conflict

Yerevan - President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on French leader Francois Hollande to restore ties after a year of tensions over Ukraine as the two leaders met on the sidelines of genocide commemorations in Armenia.

'No decision' on Mistral warships, Hollande says after Putin talks

Yerevan - French President Francois Hollande said Friday after talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that no decision has been reached on settling a row over the sale of two French warships.

Key facts on the disputed Armenian genocide

Yerevan - Armenians around the world mark the centenary of the start of World War I mass killings of their kin by Ottoman Turks in what they insist was a genocide -- a term fiercely rejected by Turkey.
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