On the eve of Armenia’s parliamentary elections this April, journalist Gegham Vardanyan found himself in what would be a crisis for any reporter -- his Twitter account had been suspended. [Read more…]
Ceasefire violations are a regular occurrence on both sides of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the village of Kokhanabi, 300 metres from the front, is no exception. While life is made almost impossible by a constant hail of gunfire from across the border, the government has left villagers to fend for themselves. [Read more…]
Armenian identity is so tightly interwoven with religion that it can often be heard that the only true Armenian is a follower of the Armenian Church. Contempt, discrimination, and outright hatred towards religious minorities have led to a worryingly widespread perception of them as outsiders — a threat to Armenian statehood. [Read more…]
If fighting breaks out again in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia will try to advance deeper into Azerbaijani-controlled territory, according to the International Crisis Group. [Read more…]
Thousands of people have gone missing due to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. More than two decades have passed since a ceasefire agreement was signed, but thousands of families still do not know what happened to their loved ones.
Seven men charged in relation to a plot to blow up a gas pipeline in Georgia were found guilty by Tbilisi City Court on 22 May. [Read more…]
On 18 May, Russian soldier Valery Permyakov, 21, was extradited to Russia following an agreement between Armenia and Russia that his life sentence will be fully implemented.