Eight heads of state gathered this week in Yerevan at the annual meeting of the Eurasian Economic Union. The event included a one-on-one meeting between the Russian and Armenian leaders as well as Iran announcing its intentions to join the Russia-led trading bloc. [Read more…]
Yerevan’s authorities have taken over waste-collection from Lebanon-based contractor Sanitek after the summer’s ‘rubbish crisis’. [Read more…]
Armenia’s State Revenue Committee has initiated criminal proceedings against Spayka, a major exporter of agricultural products, and its director for failing to pay taxes. [Read more…]
Faced with ignorance and discrimination, finding work as a blind person in Armenia can be a difficult task. [Read more…]
A transgender human rights activist was asked to leave Armenia’s parliament, the National Assembly, after giving an impassioned speech to MP’s calling for more protection for transgender people in the country. [Read more…]
Authorities in Yerevan have begun to demolish cafés in the park around the National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet, leading to protests from staff and owners. [Read more…]
Yerevan’s homeless population comes from all over Armenia and beyond, but they all have ended up in the same place. There is one shelter in the city, with a capacity of 100, but it is not enough to house the hundreds living on Yerevan’s streets. [Read more…]
In Azerbaijan, as in Armenia, remembrance of the victims of past atrocities often takes on a one-sided nature. Despite attempts to twist and politicise such events to serve nationalist causes, a more compassionate approach is needed to move forward, and a remembrance that above all, innocent victims are always sacred.
Having swept to power in a landslide electoral victory, the new government of revolutionary leader Nikol Pashinyan is now laying out its vision for a ‘New Armenia’ — with ambitious plans for peace and reform.
As more and more women choose to enter politics in revolutionary ‘New Armenia’, a debate is raging within the country’s feminist circles: how best to transform Armenia's patriarchal systems — from within or without. [Read more…]