Armenia


Armenia hostage crisis into third day

2016-07-19 23:15

Pro-opposition gunmen are holding four police hostage in the Armenian capital Yerevan, two days after they seized a police building.

Armenia considers vote on recognising separatist enclave

2016-05-05 21:02

Armenia's government has given gave the go-ahead to legislation that calls for recognising the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist region which is officially part of neighboring Azerbaijan

Tensions run high between Azerbaijan, Armenia despite truce

2016-04-05 23:19

More than two decades after 30 000 people were killed and one million were displaced, conflict has erupted again between Azerbaijan and Armenia around the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia, Azerbaijan talk about Nagorno-Karabakh

2015-12-19 16:22

Armenia, Azerbaijan are holding talks in Switzerland about the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Erdogan: Turkey's ancestors never committed genocide

2015-04-24 10:09

On the eve of the day marking the centenary of the Ottoman massacres of Armenians, Turkey's president says his nation's ancestors never committed genocide.

Armenian soldiers killed in border clash

2015-01-23 21:21

At least two Armenian soldiers have been killed in clashes with troops from neighbouring Azerbaijan.

Eight Azeri troops killed

2014-08-01 20:11

Azerbaijan has lost eight soldiers in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region.

Concern over 'violations' in Armenian vote

2013-02-21 11:02

The United States has voiced concern over "serious violations" in Armenia's electoral process after President Serzh Sarkisian was re-elected.

Armenian president wins in disputed polls

2013-02-19 09:03

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has won re-election with over 58% of the vote, official results published show, as his main rival cries foul.

Armenia polls to go ahead despite attack

2013-02-05 15:04

Armenia's presidential elections are set to go ahead on schedule after a candidate injured in an apparent assassination bid said he will not press for a delay.

 

US, Russia push Armenia, Azerbaijan on Nagorno-Karabakh

2016-05-16 21:07

The US, Russia and France are pressing the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to begin immediate negotiations on a territory dispute that recently sparked the worst violence in 26 years.

Ceasefire largely holding around Nagorno-Karabakh

2016-04-06 17:01

A ceasefire has largely held around Nagorno-Karabakh, Azerbaijan, despite claims of sporadic violations after an outburst of fighting that has raised fears of an all-out war.

Azerbaijan announces 'unilateral' ceasefire

2016-04-03 20:01

Azerbaijan has announced a unilateral ceasefire following fierce clashes with Armenian forces in the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh.

Armenia marks centennial of killing of 1.5 million

2015-04-24 16:09

The presidents of Russia and France have joined other leaders at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, an event which remains a diplomatic sore point for both sides.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary

2015-04-19 07:24

Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Baby 7th casualty of killing spree

2015-01-19 21:43

A six-month-old boy became the seventh member of an Armenian family to die after a killing spree blamed on a Russian soldier serving at a military base in the nation.

Armenia accuses Turkey of 'utter denial' on genocide

2014-04-24 14:58

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has accused Turkey of an "utter denial" in failing to recognise World War I mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as a genocide.

Armenian president promises stability

2013-02-19 17:00

Armenian President Serzh Sarksyan has promised to make the country secure and stable after cruising to victory in an election which international vote monitors said lacked real competition.

Armenia votes after candidate's shooting

2013-02-18 10:02

Armenians have begun voting in presidential elections already marred by the non-fatal shooting of an opposition candidate and the lack of any high-profile alternative to the incumbent.

Armenia presidential hopeful shot

2013-02-01 10:01

A longshot candidate for the Armenian presidency is recovering in hospital after he was shot in the chest by an unidentified gunman, officials say.

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