Ani Avetisyan

Ani was writing stories and photographing for four years before moving into the world of facts and numbers, first working as a data journalist, then as a fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions. Ani is interested in everything South Caucasus, politics, and 20th century world history.

Alleged attempt to kidnap Armenian Prime Minister’s son under investigation

Ashot Pashinyan was allegedly abducted by the parent of a soldier killed in the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. 

Pashinyan and Aliyev make ‘clear progress’ in Brussels talks

The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan discussed border delimitation, opening rail links to Nakhchivan, and the release of captured soldiers. 

Court freezes newspaper assets over report into Yerevan Deputy Mayor’s wealth

Opposition newspaper 168 Zham and their journalist Davit Sargsyan accused Tigran Avinyan of illicit enrichment.

What an opposition win in Turkey could mean for the Caucasus

A change in Turkey’s political trajectory could have aftershocks across the South Caucasus.

Armenia and Azerbaijan exchange fire ahead of key talks in Brussels

Five people were reportedly injured and one killed as the two countries’ leaders prepare to meet in Brussels.

Energy crisis looms in Nagorno-Karabakh as reservoir levels fall

Following gas and electricity cuts, the region has become increasingly dependent on the Sarsang reservoir for hydroelectric power.

Armenia–Azerbaijan peace deal ‘within reach’, Blinken says

The US Secretary of State said that progress has been made ‘despite differences on key issues’ between Yerevan and Baku.

Turkey closes its airspace to Armenia

It comes in response to the unveiling of a statue dedicated to Operation Nemesis, a campaign to assassinate perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide.

Armenia and Azerbaijan discuss ‘ethnic minorities’ and ‘normalisation’ in Washington

The high-level US-mediated talks will reportedly last for four days and discuss a possible peace deal.

Nagorno-Karabakh residents ‘tricked’ into passing Azerbaijani checkpoint

According to the authorities in Stepanakert, Russian peacekeepers had told residents they would not be subject to Azerbaijani inspection.

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