In 2018, a group of local residents in Armenia’s Tavush region decided to stand up to a mining company. Now other communities are following suit as a revolution of ‘direct democracy’ seems poised to sweep the countryside.
A forest fire has devastated large parts of Armenia’s Aragatsotn Province, affecting up to 100 hectares of land. The fire started on 3 September near the village of Byurakan, 35 kilometres from the capital Yerevan. It was contained the following day, but new outbreaks have emerged, Caucasian Knot reports.