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Ani Avetisyan

Ani is a seasoned journalist and fact-checker. Open-source investigations and data visualisation are her passions.

Azerbaijan restores Red Cross access to Nagorno-Karabakh

Ten days after all traffic was blocked, access to the region was restored for the International Committee of the Red Cross. 

Nagorno-Karabakh again faces shortages as Azerbaijan closes Lachin Corridor 

The authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh have warned of looming shortages of critical supplies after traffic along the Lachin Corridor was closed by Azerbaijan.

Leading Armenian opposition figure detained on embezzlement charges

Armen Ashotyan, the deputy president of Armenia’s former ruling party, was refused exit from Armenia and detained. 

Foreign nationals injured as US investment comes under fire in Armenia

Two Indian citizens were wounded after a metallurgical plant being built by a US company near the Azerbaijani border came under fire.

Meta Oversight Board upholds decision to leave Armenian POW video on Facebook

The video is alleged to show injured Armenian soldiers being captured by their Azerbaijani counterparts, and will remain on Facebook.

Yerevan denies agreeing to Russian control of Nakhchivan transport link

Baku had claimed that it agreed with Yerevan to allow Russian troops to control links connecting western Azerbaijan to its exclave of Nakhchvian.

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.