Police in Armenia on Sunday detained 65 protesters near a Russian military base demanding Moscow intervene to dismantle what they say is a crippling blockade by Azerbaijan of an ethnic Armenian enclave, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported, says Reuters. It said around 200 protesters, gathered outside the base in the northern town of[…]
INTERNATIONAL Explosions have ripped through a fireworks warehouse in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, killing at least five people and injuring dozens more. Video footage from the Surmalu market on Sunday showed grey smoke billowing over a building and people scurrying away from the area. Rescue workers sifted through twisted[…]
Armenia and Azerbaijan have again agreed to respect a “humanitarian ceasefire” in the conflict over the mountainous enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, according to a joint statement from the US State Department and the two governments. The truce will take effect at 8am local time (04:00 GMT) on Monday, the statement said[…]
Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia entered a fourth day on Wednesday in the biggest eruption of the decades-old conflict since a 1994 ceasefire. Nagorno-Karabakh is a disputed region inside Azerbaijan and controlled by ethnic Armenians. It broke away from Azerbaijan in a war in the 1990s but is not recognised[…]
Battles between Armenian and Azerbaijan forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh have continued overnight, as international calls for calm after the heaviest fighting between the two sides in years grew. The Armenian defence ministry on Monday morning reported fighting throughout the night, while Azerbaijan’s defence ministry said Armenian forces[…]
Azerbaijan and Armenia have accused each other of shelling military positions and villages, breaking a day of ceasefire in border clashes between the long-feuding former Soviet republics. The Azerbaijan defence ministry said on Thursday one of its soldiers died, while Armenia’s defence ministry said a civilian was wounded in Chinari[…]
Thousands of people around the globe took to the streets on Sunday to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire, demanding that Turkey recognize the atrocity as genocide. Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and First Lady Rita Sargsyan laid flowers at[…]
Armenians are marking the centenary of the massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people allegedly by Ottoman forces, with world leaders holding a minute’s silence in the capital, Yerevan. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and First Lady Rita Sarkisian laid a wreath at a hilltop memorial at the start[…]
Late on April 24, 1915, Ottoman authorities in Constantinople — now the Turkish city of Istanbul — rounded up more than 200 local members of the Armenian ethnic minority, many of them community leaders. Most were later killed. On Friday, that day will be marked by Armenians worldwide as the[…]
Council of Europe chief Thorbjoern Jagland on Wednesday urged Armenia and Turkey to reestablish relations. Speaking in the Armenian capital Yerevan ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, Jagland said that: “If there is a chance of returning to the 2009 protocols, establishing diplomatic relations, I urge both[…]
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