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Armenian PM tests positive for virus as cases surge

Jun 01, 2020 - 11:28 PM

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan reveals he tested positive for the coronavirus and that his wife and 4 children are also infected

POSITIVE. In this file photo taken on February 1, 2019, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan holds a joint press conference with the German chancellor after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Coronavirus dashes Armenian hopes for economic upturn

Apr 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM

All sectors of Armenia's economy are expected to suffer due to the coronavirus pandemic, especially tourism and construction

Police officers wearing face masks patrol by the Cascade stairway in Yerevan on April 14, 2020, amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Karen MINASYAN / AFP)

Armenia confirms first coronavirus case

Mar 01, 2020 - 9:11 PM

The patient, an Armenian citizen who recently returned from Iran, is in stable condition in a hospital

Syria parliament recognizes Armenian genocide

Feb 14, 2020 - 10:03 AM

The Armenians seek international recognition that the mass killings of their people under the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide. They say 1.5 million died.

MEMORIAL. In this file photo taken on May 7, 2018, a man visits the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. Photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP

Joy in Armenia, fury in Turkey as U.S. House recognizes 'genocide'

Oct 30, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Turkey strongly denies the accusation of genocide and says that both Armenians and Turks died as a result of the First World War

HISTORIC. In this file photo taken on May 7, 2018,a man visits the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan. File photo by Sergei Gapon/AFP

Kim Kardashian christens her children in Armenia

Oct 08, 2019 - 2:18 PM

The reality star is accompanied by sister Kourtney Kardashian during the trip according to an AFP photographer

US reality television star Kim Kardashian waves her hand as she walks with her son Saint in Yerevan on October 7, 2019. - The US reality television star Kim Kardashian baptised her children during a visit to her ancestral homeland Armenia. The visit was the star's first to the Caucasus nation since a 2015 trip marking the centenary of the Armenian genocide that saw her husband give a chaotic, impromptu concert in capital Yerevan. (Photo by KAREN MINASYAN / AFP)

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Last week, lawmakers voted for Serzh Sarkisian as prime minister after he served a decade as Armenia's president, triggering political turmoil in the Moscow-allied nation of 2.9 million people

AFTER RESIGNATION. People celebrate Armenian prime minister Serzh Sarkisian's resignation in downtown Yerevan on April 23, 2018. Photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP

Azerbaijan blacklists U.S. celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain

Oct 26, 2017 - 9:26 PM

The foreign ministry spokesman says Bourdain 'has been put onto the persona non grata list for his disrespect of Azerbaijan's territorial integrity and sovereignty'

BLACKLIST. Chef Anthony Bourdain speaks onstage during the panel Anthony Bourdain talks with Patrick Radden Keefe at New York Society for Ethical Culture on October 7, 2017 in New York City. Photo by  Craig Barritt/Getty Images/AFP

Strong export demand to lift Asian economies – ADB

Jul 20, 2017 - 1:31 PM

Surging global demand for Asian exports and low oil prices will help China and the region s developing economies grow faster than expected this year and next

LOADING CARGO. In this file photo, a worker (C) monitors as containers are lifted onto a trailer at Keppel port terminal in Singapore on January 18, 2016. Roslan Rahman/AFP

Berbuka puasa Ramadan di Masjid Biru Armenia

Jun 23, 2017 - 12:02 PM

Umat Islam di Armenia terhitung hanya satu persen tapi pemerintah tetap memberi kenyamanan agar warganya dapat beribadah

MASJID BIRU. Blue Mosque of Yerevan adalah satu satunya masjid yang tersisa di Armenia yang mayoritas penduduknya memeluk Kristen Apostoholik. Foto oleh Hermanus Prihatna/Antara

Officer shot in lengthy Armenia hostage drama

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:34 AM

The hostage crisis shakes the small landlocked ex Soviet nation just months after a surge in conflict with Azerbaijan over separatist ethnic Armenian region of Nagorny Karabakh left 110 people dead in April

Turkey: Pope's genocide declaration bears stamp of 'Crusades' mentality'

Jun 26, 2016 - 4:12 PM

It is not an objective statement that conforms with reality says Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canlikli

PAPAL VISIT. Pope Francis attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on June 25. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Pope visits Armenian genocide memorial

Jun 25, 2016 - 4:12 PM

I pray here with pain in my heart that such tragedies will not happen again that humanity does not forget and knows how to overcome evil with good says Pope Francis

PAPAL VISIT. Pope Francis attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on June 25. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Turkey blasts Germany after MPs back 'genocide' motion

Jun 02, 2016 - 2:55 PM

5th UPDATE A furious Turkey recalls its ambassador to Germany and also summons Berlin s charge d affaires to a meeting in Ankara

epa05342056 Members of the German parliament of SPD, Alliance '90/The Greens and CDU/CSU cast their votes on the aknowledgement of the Armenian genocide of 1915-16 during a session of the German Parliament in Berlin, Germany, 02 June 2016. The German parliament approved almost unanimously a resolution recognizing the massacre of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire almost a century ago. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

Pope announces trips to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia

Apr 09, 2016 - 11:05 PM

The news comes amid tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region

Pope Francis in December 2013. File photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Fragile truce largely holds in Karabakh after deadly clashes

Apr 06, 2016 - 9:25 PM

UPDATED Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian calls on the international community to respect Karabakh s right to determine its own future

Mobile artillery units of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh hold a position outside the settlement of Hadrut, not far from the Iranian border, on April 5, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / KAREN MINASYAN

Azerbaijan, Armenia agree truce in Nagorno-Karabakh clashes

Apr 06, 2016 - 8:09 AM

International powers scramble to end the worst violence in decades over the disputed region

Armenian artillery position of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, April 3, 2016. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure/EPA

Azerbaijan, Armenia locked in deadly clashes over Karabakh

Apr 04, 2016 - 4:15 PM

UPDATED Clashes over the disputed region of Nagorno Karabakh continue for a third day despite international pressure to stop fighting

Armenian artillery position of the self-defense army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, April 3, 2016. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure/EPA

Dozens dead in Nagorno Karabakh clashes as Putin urges ceasefire

Apr 03, 2016 - 8:39 AM

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian said 18 Armenian troops are killed in the largest scale hostilities since a 1994 truce ended a war in which Armenian backed fighters seized the territory from Azerbaijan

DOWNED HELICOPTER. A picture taken on April 2, 2016 and obtained from the Nagorno Karabakh Republic Defense Ministry's official website, reportedly shows the remains of the downed Azerbaijan's Mi-24 helicopter in a field in Armenian-seized Azerbaijani region of Nagorny Karabakh after clashes between Armenian and Azeri forces.  Photo by Nagorno Karabakh Republic Defense Ministry/AFP

Azerbaijan, Armenia forces clash as Putin urges ceasefire

Apr 02, 2016 - 6:15 PM

UPDATED The 2 countries frequently exchange fire across the front but the latest episode marks a surge in violence and sparks frantic appeals for peace from international powers

Russia flexes Central Asia military might amid Afghan fears

May 17, 2015 - 11:53 AM

The uptick in Afghan fighting has rattled Moscow s ex Soviet allies in Central Asia and some have looked towards Russia for reassurance

MILITARY MIGHT. Russian servicemen take part in the Victory Day Parade in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 9, 2015. RIA Novosti/Pool/EPA

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Apr 25, 2015 - 1:04 PM

More than 20 nations have so far recognized the killings as genocide a definition supported by numerous historians but vehemently opposed by Turkey

100 YEARS. Participants of a torchlight procession in memory of victims of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire gather in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2015 evening. Photo by Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Armenian Church to canonize 1.5M genocide victims

Apr 23, 2015 - 4:38 PM

The ceremony – that could become the biggest canonization service in history – comes ahead of emotional commemorations to mark a hundred years since the start of the tragedy on Friday April 24

In this file photo, people lay flowers during a memorial ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the memorial to the dead in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2011. Tigran Tadevosyan/EPA

Armenians to mark genocide centenary

Apr 19, 2015 - 6:06 PM

A fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara s refusal to recognize the mass murder as genocide

In this file photo, people lay flowers during a memorial ceremony to mark the 96th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the memorial to the dead in Yerevan, Armenia, 24 April 2011. Tigran Tadevosyan/EPA

Turkey recalls its Vatican envoy over Pope's genocide comment

Apr 12, 2015 - 10:56 PM

The pope s statement which is far from the legal and historical reality cannot be accepted says the Turkish foreign minister

GATHERING. In a demonstration on April 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, Armenians across the world gather to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915

Nations that recognize the Armenian 'genocide'

Apr 12, 2015 - 10:43 PM

France was the first country to recognize the genocide while denying it happened is illegal in Switzerland and Slovakia

GATHERING. In a demonstration on April 2010 in Istanbul, Turkey, Armenians across the world gather to commemorate the Armenian genocide of 1915

Pope uses word 'genocide' to describe Armenian killings

Apr 12, 2015 - 3:36 PM

UPDATED Turkey which denies the event was a genocide summons the Vatican envoy to Ankara to explain the pope s statement

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate the First Vespers in Saint Peter's Church, Vatican City, 11 April 2015. Ettore Ferrari/EPA

Kim Kardashian visits Armenian Prime Minister

Apr 10, 2015 - 4:27 AM

Kardashian and her film crew visits Yerevan s genocide memorial and Armenia s National Archives to see documents about her ancestors

Study questions long-held views on Stone Age tools

Sep 26, 2014 - 5:40 PM

Research shows refined stone weapons were developed in Armenia 325 000 years ago challenging the theory that such technology came from Africa then spread to Eurasia

Putin says 'good will' exists to resolve Armenia-Azerbaijan crisis

Aug 10, 2014 - 9:50 PM

Russian analysts say the Sochi talks to resolve the crisis are a reaffirmation of Putin s and Russia s dominance in the region

File photo of Vladimir Putin by EPA