Armenia

Country Armenia
Capital Yerevan
Continent Asia
Currency Dram(AMD)
Languages Armenian

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Introduction

Armenia prides itself on being the first nation to formally adopt Christianity (early 4th century). Despite periods of autonomy, over the centuries Armenia came under the sway of various empires including the Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, and Ottoman. During World War I in the western portion of Armenia, Ottoman Turkey instituted a policy of forced resettlement coupled with other harsh practices that resulted in an estimated 1 million Armenian deaths. The eastern area of Armenia was ceded by the Ottomans to Russia in 1828; this portion declared its independence in 1918, but was conquered by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Armenian leaders remain preoccupied by the long conflict with Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh, a primarily Armenian-populated region, assigned to Soviet Azerbaijan in the 1920s by Moscow. Armenia and Azerbaijan began fighting over the area in 1988; the struggle escalated after both countries attained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. By May 1994, when a cease-fire took hold, ethnic Armenian forces held not only Nagorno-Karabakh but also a significant portion of Azerbaijan proper. The economies of both sides have been hurt by their inability to make substantial progress toward a peaceful resolution. Turkey closed the common border with Armenia in 1994 because of the Armenian separatists' control of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding areas, further hampering Armenian economic growth. However, in 2009 senior Armenian leaders began pursuing rapprochement with Turkey, which could result in the border reopening.

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Don't adopt Armenia genocide bill, Turkey warns Berlin - The Local.de

The Local.de

Don't adopt Armenia genocide bill, Turkey warns Berlin
The Local.de
Turkey on Monday strongly warned the German parliament against adopting a resolution recognising the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire as genocide, saying it could have repercussions for bilateral ties. Hollande and Merkel mark ...
Turkey warns Germany over Armenian Genocide votePublic Radio of Armenia
'Intermingling' in Jeopardy: Turkey warns Germany over Armenian Genocide billArmeniaNow.com
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Doubts Germany to Recognize Armenian GenocideSputnik International
Armenpress.am -South China Morning Post -Daily Sabah
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Watch Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan score a wonder goal for Armenia against Guatemala - Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk

Watch Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan score a wonder goal for Armenia against Guatemala
Mirror.co.uk
The 27-year-old Borussia Dortmund attacker intercepted a quick throw from the Guatemalan goalkeeper on the left and ran towards the penalty area. He appeared to have an impossible angle but somehow clipped a delicate left-footed shot over the ...
International Friendly: Mkhitaryan leads Armenia to historic victoryFear The Wall (registration) (blog)
Soccer: Armenia routs Guatemala in friendly matchArmeniaNow.com
Armenia Routs Guatemala 7-1 in FriendlyMassisPost
Public Radio of Armenia
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Ag Expert: Armenia needs Turkish imports to meet domestic demand - ArmeniaNow.com

ArmeniaNow.com

Ag Expert: Armenia needs Turkish imports to meet domestic demand
ArmeniaNow.com
In case of a ban on imports of agricultural products from Turkey, the Armenian market will hardly be able to meet domestic demand, said Hrach Berberyan, the head of the Agriculture Union of Armenia, told media. After a four-day war in April, official ...



Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan - Trend News Agency

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Armenia continues to violate ceasefire with Azerbaijan
Trend News Agency
Armenian armed forces have 23 times violated the ceasefire with Azerbaijan on the line of contact over the past 24 hours, said the message of Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry May 30. Armenian armed forces stationed on nameless heights of Armenia's Ijevan ...
Bako Sahakyan: Azerbaijan's Policy Is Threat Not Only to Armenia and Karabakh, but Also to Whole WorldMassisPost
Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 23 timesAPA
Relative calm in Armenian-Azerbaijani state borderArmenpress.am
Hetq Online
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Allure of Armenia - The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog)

The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog)

Allure of Armenia
The Standard Digital News (press release) (blog)
Armenia boasts history which is longer than other European countries even though it gained its independence from the Soviet Union only in 1991 after the Russians had colonised it in the 1920s. It has one of the earliest Christian civilisations with ...



Deputy FM of Armenia says civil society vital for Armenia-EU cooperation - Armenpress.am

Armenpress.am

Deputy FM of Armenia says civil society vital for Armenia-EU cooperation
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, MAY 30, ARMENPRESS. Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Karen Nazaryan attended a conference headlined “The current phase of Armenia-EU relations and tools for civil society engagement” held in Yerevan. The event was organized by the ...
EU Envoy Calls For More Judicial Reform In ArmeniaArmenialiberty.org

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Russian Factor: Claims against Russia made in two criminal proceedings in Armenia - ArmeniaNow.com

ArmeniaNow.com

Russian Factor: Claims against Russia made in two criminal proceedings in Armenia
ArmeniaNow.com
Last week two criminal cases in Armenia took a turn against Russia, and while there is no major interstate resonance in connection with these developments yet, analytical circles in both counties appear to be watching closely progress of Armenian claims.



Armenia key recipient of Iranian jet fuel exports - PanARMENIAN.Net

PanARMENIAN.Net

Armenia key recipient of Iranian jet fuel exports
PanARMENIAN.Net
Net - Iran exported jet fuel to Armenia, Afghanistan and Iraqi Kurdistan in 2015, while Tajikistan joined the list this year, IRNA cited the Director of Exports and Imports of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC) Esmaeil ...



Armenia violates ceasefire again - News.Az

Armenia violates ceasefire again
News.Az
Oxu.az reports citing Defense Ministry that Azerbaijani Armed Forces were fired by the Armed Forces of Armenia from the positions located near Geyarkh, Chilabyurt villages of Terter district, Kuropatkino village of Khojavend district, Javahirli ...



World Bank Pushing for 'War on Water' in Armenia - Hetq Online

Hetq Online

World Bank Pushing for 'War on Water' in Armenia
Hetq Online
The loan was provided under the condition to repay it within 30 years. The Armenian government, in turn, plans to contribute with 7.5 million USD. The project is scheduled to be realized within 4 years in 4 locations (Meghri, Geghardalich, ...