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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.

Biden administration formally recognises Armenian genocide 

The US President has formally recognised the Armenian genocide.

Aliyev threatens to establish ‘corridor’ in Armenia by force

The threat has sparked outrage and harsh condemnation in Armenia.

Two alleged mercenaries from Syria to stand trial in Armenia

Two men, allegedly Syrian mercenaries recruited by Turkey during the Second Nagorno-Karabakh war, are set to stand trial.

POWs, the economy, and vaccines discussed as Pashinyan meets Putin

Pashinyan and Putin discussed the situation over Nagorno-Karabakh and the future of Russian-Armenian relations.

Azerbaijan appears to confirm Armenian use of Iskander missiles

Azerbaijan’s National Agency for Mine Action published photos that appeared to show fragments of the Russian-made missiles.

Would a return to a presidential system solve Armenia's problems?

Nikol Pashinyan has floated the idea of reverting the country to a semi-presidential system, critics say the move would not address the country’s deeper problems.

Pashinyan announces changes to electoral system before elections

The ‘simple’ changes to the electoral code are expected to be passed before 20 June parliamentary elections.

Armenian minister punches journalist

Footage from a cafe in Yerevan shows Minister of High Tech Industry, Hakob Arshakyan, attacking journalist Paylak Fahradyan.

Pashinyan announces new elections

Both of Armenia’s parliamentary opposition parties have endorsed the election scheduled for 20 June. 

Beloved Yerevan restaurant in peril 

Famous Yerevan eatery Dolmama is threatened with destruction after authorities transfer ownership to controversial construction magnate.

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