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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.

Live updates: Azerbaijan launches strikes along Armenian border

Azerbaijan launched an attack along the Armenian border in the provinces of Syunik, Gegharkunik, and Vayots Dzor regions at around midnight on 13 September, accusing Armenia of violating the ceasefire.

Azerbaijan launches attacks along Armenian border

Azerbaijan said the attacks were a response to ‘provocations’ from Armenian ‘saboteurs’.

Starmus international science festival is in Armenia to ‘inspire’ the people

The Starmus international science festival has brought science and star power to Yerevan, and hopes to inspire young Armenians.

Court seizes $47 million from former Syunik governor

Surik Khachatryan has been standing trial since 2019 over crimes allegedly committed while he was in office.

Former defence minister of Nagorno-Karabakh arrested in Armenia

Mikael Arzumanyan is charged with negligence and carrying out his duties ‘improperly’ during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War. 

Arrests follow Yerevan market explosion

Four people have been arrested almost two weeks after a deadly explosion in the Surmalu market left 16 people dead.

Azerbaijan takes control of Lachin as deadline for Armenians to leave passes

Residents of the last remaining Armenian-inhabited settlements in the Lachin corridor were given 20 days to leave. 

Armenian police arrest protesters against Russian invasion of Ukraine 

Russians, Belarusians, and Ukrainians gathered in central Yerevan on Wednesday to mark six months since the invasion

Armenian MoD proposes $61,000 fee to avoid conscription

A new bill from the Ministry of Defence would allow wealthier Armenians to serve just 4.5 months instead of the usual two years.

At least three dead in firework storage explosion in Yerevan

At least 61 are injured with 19 more missing following the explosion in the Surmalu Market.

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