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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.

The EU and Armenia, partners in reform? 

After Nikol Pashinyan’s landslide election victory, the EU has shown renewed confidence in the Armenian government with billions of euros in hand. 

Unnamed sources claim Armenia and Azerbaijan close signing new agreement

According to anonymous sources cited in Russian and Armenian news outlets, a trilateral meeting will be held in Moscow in early November.

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender faces off with government

Arman Tatoyan and ruling authorities have most recently exchanged barbs over Azerbaijan’s alleged construction of ‘engineering works’ on Armenian territory.

Armenia’s ruling party faces defeat in limited municipal elections

Elections were held in nine municipalities and the ruling Civil Contract Party lost in five of them, including in the country’s second-largest city.  

Azerbaijan removes mannequins and helmets from military trophy park 

The removal follows a complaint by Armenia at the International Court of Justice.

Fresh clashes reported in Nagorno-Karabakh

At least one soldier has been killed and six wounded in a series of shootings between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in recent days.

Fake vaccine passport scandal revealed in Armenia

Over 700 people bought fake vaccine passports in the city of Gyumri, according to the authorities. 

Criminal case launched over Armenian ex-President’s repeated trips to German spa town

According to a recent investigation, Serzh Sargsyan visited Baden-Baden more than 15 times during his presidential tenure.

Nagorno-Karabakh civilian shot dead in apparent ceasefire violation

Witnesses said Martakert resident Aram Tepnants had previously told Russian peacekeepers that he was afraid of working so near the line of contact.

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