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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.

Broken bodies and a broken bureaucracy: Armenian soldiers after the war

Some Armenian veterans of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War have said that they did not receive the assistance the Armenian government has promised them. 

Pashinyan appoints close ally as final cabinet member

Former Speaker of the Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan has been appointed Foreign Minister despite having no prior diplomatic experience. 

Waiting for rain: Stepanakert’s water crisis

One-third of the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh has had no water for over the last ten days.

Russia accuses Azerbaijan of violating ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Thursday’s statement was the first time Russian authorities have explicitly blamed one side for violating the ceasefire.

Journalists face restrictions in Armenian parliament as political tensions persist

The restrictions have raised concerns among rights groups about press freedom in Armenia.

Russian troops deployed to Armenia’s Tavush Province

The Armenian Defence Ministry confirmed the deployment after local media released footage of Russian checkpoints.

Armenia’s new parliament opens in acrimony 

Armenia’s new parliament has held its first session amidst protests, boycotts, and accusations from the opposition.

New convictions as trials of Armenian captives continues in Azerbaijan 

Dozens of Armenian captives are standing trial or have already been convicted in Azerbaijan.

Moscow brokers ceasefire after Armenia–Azerbaijan clashes leave three dead

The clashes came ahead of planned negotiations between the two countries in Moscow.

Robert Kocharyan refuses to sit as MP in Armenia’s parliament

The leader of Armenia’s largest opposition party said that he was always ‘a person of executive power’. 

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