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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.

Fighting dies down after clashes on Azerbaijan-Armenia border

Bakou - Defence officials in Armenia and Azerbaijan said fighting on their border subsided on Wednesday after several days of deadly clashes raised fears of a major flare-up.

12 people dead in fighting on Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Bakou - At least 11 troops and a civilian were killed on Tuesday in a third day of fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia, despite international calls for restraint.

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.

Two killed in Azerbaijan-Armenia border clashes

Bakou - Arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations of launching a military offensive using artillery fire along their shared border on Sunday, with Baku reporting two troops killed.

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.

End of an era: Bangladesh's last Armenian dies

Dhaka - Michael Joseph Martin, Bangladesh's last Armenian, has died aged 89, bringing an end to the more than 300-year presence of the once thriving and powerful minority Christian community.

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.

Syria parliament recognises Armenian genocide

Damascus - Syria's parliament on Thursday recognised the 1915-1917 killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, as tensions run high with Turkey after deadly clashes in northwest Syria."The parliament...

'Not forgotten': Protesters seek justice for slain Turkish-Armenian journalist

Istanbul - Hundreds of people gathered on Sunday outside the former offices of Agos newspaper in Istanbul where Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered 13 years ago, a killing which sent shockwaves across the country.

'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.

Placating Turkey, Trump admin says doesn't recognize Armenian genocide

Washington - President Donald Trump's administration said Tuesday it does not consider the mass killings of Armenians in 1915 to be genocide, seeking to placate Turkey which was angered that the US Congress recognized it as such.

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Washington - The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

US Congress recognizes Armenian genocide

Washington - The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide.

After meeting Erdogan, US senator blocks genocide measure

Washington - A US Republican lawmaker who met with visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has blocked a Senate resolution recognizing the Armenian genocide, after a similar measure overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives.

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.

Joy in Armenia, fury in Turkey as US House recognizes 'genocide'

Washington - Armenia rejoiced but Turkey was furious on Wednesday after the US House of Representatives passed a historic resolution recognizing mass killings of Armenians a century ago as genocide.

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.

Erdogan slams Macron over 'Armenia genocide' remembrance

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan upped his war of words Saturday with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron for creating a day of remembrance for the 1915 Armenian "genocide".

France holds first 'Armenia genocide' remembrance day

Paris - France held its first "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide" on Wednesday, provoking an angry reaction from Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish minister, French lawmaker clash over Armenia 'genocide' day

Ankara - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu clashed on Friday with a French lawmaker over the commemoration of the "Armenian genocide" in a heated exchange that prompted the French delegation to walk out.

Erdogan dubs Macron a 'political novice' over Armenia issue

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday called French counterpart Emmanuel Macron a "political novice" over the announcement that France would hold a national day to commemorate "the Armenian genocide".

Turkey slams France over national day for 'Armenian genocide'

Ankara - Turkey on Wednesday hit out at President Emmanuel Macron's announcement that France would make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide".
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