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Armenian Opposition Continues Anti-government Protest

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, for a second day Saturday, demanding early parliamentary elections and electoral law reform. Activists of the opposition Armenian National Congress set up tents in Yerevan’s Freedom Square and said they will continue the anti-government protest as long as necessary. The opposition wants presidential and parliamentary elections before […]

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Armenian Opposition Starts New Anti-government Rally

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenian opposition organized a 24-hour protest in Yerevan Friday to demand early elections and electoral law reform beforehand. The Armenian National Congress, headed by former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, called for a day-and-night long peaceful rally in central Yerevan’s Freedom Square. The opposition wants presidential and parliamentary elections before the end of the year, amendments to […]

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Armenia Celebrates 20th Independence Anniversary

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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Armenians have celebrated the 20th anniversary of their country’s independence from the Soviet Union with a military parade in the capital, Yerevan. Huge crowds greeted thousands of marching troops Wednesday in Yerevan’s Republic Square, where tanks, helicopters, fighter planes, missiles and spy drones were on display. Addressing the parade, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan said Armenia […]

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Azerbaijan Denies Links With Downed Drone

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan’s defense ministry has denied any connection with the unmanned aircraft reportedly downed in its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. Armenian media reported Wednesday that an Azerbaijani drone was shot down in the disputed territory on September 12. Images allegedly showing the downed wreckage of the spy plane were posted on the video-sharing website YouTube the same […]

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Protesters Gather in Armenia, Demandi Early Elections

Posted September 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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At least 5,000 protesters have massed in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, to push for early elections. The opposition Armenian National Congress, led by former President Levon Ter-Petrosian, organized Friday’s rally in the city. During the rally, the protesters also promised more demonstrations unless their demands are met, including the release of an opposition activist arrested last […]

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Armenian President Visits Ukraine

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan begins an official visit to Ukraine Friday aimed at boosting bilateral economic and cultural ties. During the two-day visit, President Sarkisyan will hold talks with his Ukrainian counterpart, Viktor Yanukovych, Parliament Speaker Vladimir Litvin and other top officials in Kyiv. He also will meet with Ukrainian business and culture leaders and […]

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations for Nagorno-Karabakh Failure

Posted June 25th, 2011 at 8:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Azerbaijan on Saturday blamed each other for failing to resolve their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. In a meeting Friday in the Russian city of Kazan, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan and his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, were unable to agree on a basic principles agreement that would have […]

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Armenia, Azerbaijan Fail to Agree on Nagorno-Karabakh

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Azerbaijan have failed to reach an agreement in their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, but said they had made some progress during a summit hosted by Russia. In a meeting Friday in the Russian city of Kazan, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan and his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, were […]

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Armenia, Azerbaijan pressured to agree over Nagorno-Karabakh

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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The United States and Russia are urging the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to come to an agreement in their long and often violent dispute over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh at a summit hosted by Russia. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisyan and his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev meet Friday in the Russian city of Kazan, hosted […]

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