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.

Armenia’s ex-president Serzh Sargsyan faces new criminal charges

After facing charges of embezzlement and misuse of state aircraft, Sargsyan is now accused of taking bribes.

Armenia reports soldier death on border

Armenian authorities have reported the 19-year-old was killed by Azerbaijani fire,  Azerbaijani authorities have denied the claim. 

Pashinyan and Aliyev to meet in December

The leaders will meet in Brussels during the EU Eastern Partnership Summit.

POWs and issues of border demarcation after spike in Armenia-Azerbaijan violence

Videos show apparent mistreatment of Armenian POWs, as both sides accuse each other of violating the most recent ceasefire. 

Reports of fresh fighting as Armenia-Azerbaijan tension spikes

Azerbaijan has reported clashes on the border while Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of a new cross-border incursion.

Armenia’s ruling party wins two of three municipalities in local elections

Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party won in two northern cities, his hometown of Ijevan and Stepanavan, while it lost in the southern city of Kapan. 

Azerbaijan sets up customs checkpoints on key Armenia road

As of this week, Armenia has opened a bypass road that allows drivers to avoid Azerbaijan-controlled sections of the road.

Criminal case launched after mass food poisoning at Armenian restaurant chain

Over 180 people apparently suffered food poisoning after eating at Tashir Pizza, one of Armenia’s largest restaurant chains. 

Major road closed as Nagorno-Karabakh civilian reportedly shot dead 

According to Armenian officials, Azerbaijani troops opened fire at workers repairing water pipes.

‘No clear agreements’ on Pashinyan-Aliyev-Putin summit

According to a Kremlin spokesperson, a video meeting is being ‘prepared’ but there are ‘no clear agreements’

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