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Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

Yerevan - Armenia's parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution recognising the 2014 genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State group in Iraq and called for an international probe into the crimes.Jihadists murdered thousands in massacres four years ago.

Armenia looks to solar energy to move out of Russia's shadow

Yerevan - Landlocked and poor, Armenia has long relied on Russia for its energy needs, but the government is hoping to reduce that dependence by tapping a resource that is plentiful in the region: the sun.

Armenia's plans on teaching Russian raise fears of Moscow influence

Yerevan - Armenia plans to increase teaching Russian in schools in a move that has sparked widespread concerns that Moscow's influence is growing in the ex-Soviet state.

Azerbaijan jails Russian-Israeli blogger for three years

Bakou - Azerbaijan on Thursday sentenced a Russian-Israeli travel blogger who wrote in support of Armenian separatists to three years in jail for visiting the disputed territory of Nagorny Karabakh.

In Armenia, a peace prize .. and a music festival?

New York - A year after Armenians launched a generous new peace prize, the frontman of rockers System of a Down sees more to come in the country -- including perhaps a music festival.

Azerbaijan destroys Armenia air defence system in disputed region

Bakou - Azerbaijan has destroyed an Armenian air defence system in the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region, officials in Baku said Tuesday, as separatist authorities vowed retaliation, raising tensions in the festering conflict.

Armenia vote 'tainted' by claims of 'vote-buying': Western observers

Yerevan - European observers said Monday there was "credible information" that Armenia's parliamentary elections at the weekend were marred by "vote-buying" and pressure on voters.

Armenia vote 'tainted' by claims of 'vote-buying': Western observers

Yerevan - European observers said Monday there was "credible information" that Armenia's parliamentary elections at the weekend were marred by "vote-buying" and pressure on voters.

Armenia vote 'tainted' by claims of 'vote-buying': Western observers

Yerevan - European observers said Monday there was "credible information" that Armenia's parliamentary elections at the weekend were marred by "vote-buying" and pressure on voters.

Armenia's ruling party set to win 'milestone' vote

Yerevan - Armenia's ruling party was set to win the first parliamentary elections since the adoption of constitutional reforms transforming the country into a parliamentary republic, according to official results released on Monday.With votes tallied from 50.

Exit poll projects ruling party win in Armenia 'milestone' vote

Yerevan - The ruling Republican Party led parliamentary elections in Armenia on Sunday, held for the first time since constitutional reforms transformed the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic, an exit poll said.

Exit poll projects ruling party win in Armenia 'milestone' vote

Yerevan - The ruling Republican Party led parliamentary elections in Armenia on Sunday, held for the first time since constitutional reforms transformed the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic, an exit poll said.

Exit poll projects ruling party win in Armenia 'milestone' vote

Yerevan - The ruling Republican Party led parliamentary elections in Armenia on Sunday, held for the first time since constitutional reforms transformed the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic, an exit poll said.

Polls open in Armenia parliamentary elections

Yerevan - Armenians on Sunday started voting in landmark legislative elections for the first time since the adoption of constitutional reforms aimed at transforming the ex-Soviet country into a parliamentary republic.

Turkey links Gulen to Armenian journalist's murder

Istanbul - Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday formally linked the alleged mastermind of the failed July 15 coup attempt, Fethullah Gulen, to the 2007 killing of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink that shook the country.

Armenia president urges pressure on Azerbaijan to avert war

Yerevan - Armenia's President Serzh Sarkisian has urged international powers to step up pressure on Azerbaijan to avoid all-out war over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, accusing his nation's arch-foe of military "blackmail".

Armenia president urges pressure on Azerbaijan to avert war

Yerevan - Armenia's President Serzh Sarkisian has urged international powers to step up pressure on Azerbaijan to avoid all-out war over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, accusing his nation's arch-foe of military "blackmail".

Armenia president urges pressure on Azerbaijan to avert war

Yerevan - Armenia's President Serzh Sarkisian has urged international powers to step up pressure on Azerbaijan to avoid all-out war over the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region, accusing his nation's arch-foe of military "blackmail".

Nagorny Karabakh votes in 'illegal' referendum

Yerevan - Azerbaijan's separatist Nagorny Karabakh region voted Monday in a referendum on presidential powers that international observers warned was illegal and obstructed efforts to end the festering territorial feud.

Turkey mourns slain journalist Hrant Dink 10 years on

Istanbul - For many in Turkey, the 10 years that have passed since Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight have not lessened the pain."Whenever I pass through this street, I am trembling. It's very painful.

Turkey mourns slain journalist Hrant Dink 10 years on

Istanbul - For many in Turkey, the 10 years that have passed since Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight have not lessened the pain."Whenever I pass through this street, I am trembling. It's very painful.

Turkish-Armenian reconciliation elusive decade after journalist murder

Istanbul - Ten years after campaigning Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was shot dead in Istanbul, Armenians and Turks have still not achieved the reconciliation of which he dreamt.

Armenia raises alarm as abortions of girls skew population

Yerevan - Ani Kirakosyan says she is afraid of getting pregnant because if the ultrasound shows the foetus is a girl she will have to consider having an abortion.

Pope urges 'stable peace' on visit to Azerbaijan

Bakou - Pope Francis on Sunday called for a "stable peace" as he visited mainly Muslim Azerbaijan, several months after pushing for an end to a festering territorial feud while in arch-foe Armenia.

Pro-Russian technocrat appointed Armenia's new PM

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday appointed a Kremlin-friendly technocrat as the ex-Soviet nation's new prime minister, after the last premier quit following anger over a hostage crisis.

Turkey allows German MPs to visit base after row

Berlin - Turkey on Thursday lifted a months-long ban on German lawmakers visiting a NATO airbase near Syria, easing a bitter row sparked by a Bundestag vote labelling the Ottomans' World War I-era massacre of Armenians a "genocide".

Germany takes step to soothe Turkey ire over Armenia vote

Berlin - Germany's government reiterated Friday that a parliamentary resolution recognising Turkey's World War I-era massacre of Armenians as "genocide" was non-binding but denied it was distancing itself from the vote to appease Ankara.

Armenian president calls for 'radical changes'

Yerevan - Armenian president Serzh Sarkisian on Monday called for "radical changes" in the country after a tense stand-off with 20 anti-government gunmen holed up in a police station left two officers dead and triggered mass protests.

Armenia police station siege ends as 20 gunmen surrender

Yerevan - Twenty anti-government gunmen who were holed up in an Armenian police station for two weeks surrendered on Sunday, security services said, ending a tense stand-off that left two police officers dead and triggered mass protests.

Armenian gunmen 'freed all hostages' in lengthy stand-off

Yerevan - Gunmen locked in a lengthy stand-off with police in Armenia have released their last two hostages, an official said Sunday, after a fresh night of protests shook the capital Yerevan.
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