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'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.

Armenia's Pashinyan appointed PM after 'velvet revolution'

Yerevan - Armenia's president appointed former protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as Prime Minister on Monday as the Caucasus country's parliament met for the first time since an election last month.

Land of Noah: Armenia's history and culture

Yerevan - Armenia on Sunday holds snap parliamentary polls that were sparked by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan last month.Here are five points on the culture and history of the tiny landlocked mountainous nation located in the South Caucasus.

Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive

Yerevan - Armenians voted Sunday in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country.

Armenia to hold early parliamentary polls in December

Yerevan - Armenia will hold early parliamentary elections December 9 after reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan's political manoeuvring led lawmakers on Thursday to dissolve the assembly.

Armenia to hold early parliamentary polls in December

Yerevan - Armenia will hold early parliamentary polls in December after reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan's political manoeuvring led to the chamber's dissolution on Thursday.

Armenian PM Pashinyan resigns to trigger snap election

Yerevan - Armenia's reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday announced his resignation on television, paving the way for snap elections.

Armenian PM Pashinyan resigns to trigger snap election

Yerevan - Armenia's reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Tuesday announced his resignation on television, paving the way for snap elections.

Rwandan foreign minister elected Francophonie head

Yerevan - The world organisation of French-speaking nations on Friday elected Rwandan Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo as its new head despite her country's shift to English a decade ago and controversy over its rights record.

Saudi Arabia drops Francophonie bid as journalist uproar grows

Yerevan - Saudi Arabia has dropped a bid to join the world's club of French-speaking countries, officials said Thursday, as the Gulf monarchy faces criticism over the disappearance of a critical Saudi journalist.

Armenia sacks six ministers in fresh crisis

Yerevan - Armenia faced a fresh crisis on Wednesday as reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan fired six ministers after lawmakers blocked his demand for snap parliamentary elections.

Thousands rally in Armenia as PM says will resign

Yerevan - Thousands of Armenians heeded a call by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to protest in the capital Yerevan on Tuesday as MPs approved a bill making it harder to disband parliament and hold snap elections.

Armenia reformist PM gets boost in local polls

Yerevan - Armenia's new reformist prime minister on Monday won a landslide victory in municipal elections in the capital Yerevan, seen as a vote of confidence after protests brought him to power this year.

Merkel calls for peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict

Yerevan - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged Armenia and Azerbaijan to find a peaceful solution to the ex-Soviet republics' long-running territorial conflict over the Nagorny Karabakh region.
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