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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.

Getting Hye: Armenia to legalise industrial hemp cultivation 

The decision is a part of the ‘Economic Response’ programme, the recreational use of cannabis will remain illegal.

UN calls for release of Nagorno-Karabakh war POWs

‘Everyone deprived of their liberty for reasons related to the conflict should be returned to their homes’, a group of UN experts declared.

Armenia’s psychologists scramble to heal post-war trauma

A team of two hundred psychologists and psychotherapists has been tasked with healing the traumas of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh war. 

Former adviser charged with defrauding Armenian Defence Ministry 

Davit Galstyan, also known as Patron Davit, previously served as an adviser to former Defence Minister Davit Tonoyan.

Robert Kocharyan: ‘We will win Armenia’s next election’  

Armenia’s embattled second President, currently on trial for ‘overthrowing the constitutional order’, has announced he would participate in the next election. 

Armenian opposition leader calls for uprising but ‘without violence’

Vazgen Manukyan has been demanding that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan resign ‘without preconditions’. 

Child safe after hostage crisis in Yerevan resolved 

The man surrendered to police after several hours of negotiation with Armenia’s Chief of Police. 

Pashinyan and Aliyev meet for first time since war

According to President Putin, the meeting in Moscow included discussions of unblocking regional economic and transportation links.

Remains of Armenian soldiers ‘killed in December clashes’ reportedly handed over

The soldiers were reportedly killed in clashes near Hadrut in late December.

Armenian Prime Minister calls for new elections in 2021

The date of the elections will be set following consultations with the opposition, Pashinyan said. 

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