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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Azeri troops killed in clashes with Armenia as tensions flare - Yahoo News

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Azeri troops killed in clashes with Armenia as tensions flare
Yahoo News
Baku (AFP) - Azerbaijan said Friday eight soldiers had been killed in three days of clashes with arch-foe Armenia on the border and near the disputed Nagorny Karabakh region as tensions spiked in the long-running conflict. International mediators, who ...
At least eight Azerbaijani soldiers killed on border with ArmeniaToday's Zaman
Armenia Blames Azerbaijan For Deadly IncidentRadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
Azeri troops killed in clashes with Armenia as tensions spikeYahoo!7 News
The Daily Star -Bloomberg
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There's More to Armenia Than the Kardashians - Newsweek

Newsweek

There's More to Armenia Than the Kardashians
Newsweek
Armenia is looking to harness the power of Wikipedia to draw attention to their rich culture, history and language. The government is asking every Armenian to pen one article each to spread the word. There's also no doubt they wish to remind everyone ...
Armenia Wants Every Armenian to Write a Wikipedia ArticleMotherboard
Armenia: Citizens urged to write Wikipedia entry eachBBC News
Armenians asked to write Wikipedia entries to promote cultureThe Guardian
PanARMENIAN.Net -Betabeat
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US Warns Armenia, Russia Fires Back - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

US Warns Armenia, Russia Fires Back
Asbarez Armenian News
YEREVAN—After the US Embassy in Armenia issued a terse warning to Armenian businesses about the consequences of doing business with Russia in light of the most recent Western sanctions, the Russian Embassy fired back accusing the US of ...
Armenia's Embassy to Russia again urges to strictly follow requirements of ...Armenpress.am
Armenia, US appoint new ambassadorsArmenian Reporter
Foreign investments in constant decline in ArmeniaAzerNews
EurasiaNet -Aysor -Arka News Agency
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Ameria Announces Trip to Armenia Winner - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Ameria Announces Trip to Armenia Winner
Asbarez Armenian News
Summer time and many diasporans are either in Armenia or planning a trip to “Hayrenik.” If this resonates with you, then you probably have been following Ameria's annual “When in Armenia, Think Ameria. Win a Trip to Armenia!” campaign, wanting to get ...



Fitch Affirms Armenia at 'BB-'; Outlook Stable - Reuters

Fitch Affirms Armenia at 'BB-'; Outlook Stable
Reuters
(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, August 01 (Fitch) Fitch Ratings has affirmed Armenia's Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BB-'. The Outlooks are Stable. The issue ratings on ...

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EUROPE > Azerbaijan accuses rights activist Leyla Yunus of spying for Armenia - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News

EUROPE > Azerbaijan accuses rights activist Leyla Yunus of spying for Armenia
Hurriyet Daily News
"It is established that in 2002 Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus... had trained the journalist Rauf Mirkadirov in espionage and has since organised several of his trips to Armenia," the Azerbaijan's prosecutor general's office said in a statement ...
Azerbaijan accuses rights activist of spying for ArmeniaGlobalPost
Azerbaijani human rights activists accused of cooperation with ArmeniaTrend.az
2 rights activists in Azerbaijan charged with spying for Armenia, 1 jailed for ...Greenfield Daily Reporter
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
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Armenia lagging behind regional countries over human development - AzerNews

AzerNews

Armenia lagging behind regional countries over human development
AzerNews
Armenia has failed to improve its ranking in the UN's Human Development Index over the last years. Armenia ended up ranking 87th among 187 countries in the UN's Human Development Index. The country gained the same position in last year's index.



Armenia Fund: In Vino Veritas - Asbarez Armenian News

Asbarez Armenian News

Armenia Fund: In Vino Veritas
Asbarez Armenian News
Armenia Fund continues its new series on welcome developments in Armenia, including Artsakh. For over two decades, the Fund has been doing humanitarian work throughout Armenia and this series is a showcase of encouraging initiatives, some that are a ...



Armenia has 3 million 009 thousand 800 permanent residents - Armenpress.am

Armenpress.am

Armenia has 3 million 009 thousand 800 permanent residents
Armenpress.am
YEREVAN, AUGUST 1, ARMENPRESS. The number of permanent population in Armenia by July 1 reaches 3 million 009 thousand 800 people. 1 million 097 thousand 900 people of them live in villages, while 1 million 911 thousand and 900 people in cities.
Half of Armenians planning to leave homelandAzerNews

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Azerbaijan prevents Armenia's diversion on contact line, suffers losses - Cihan News Agency

Azerbaijan prevents Armenia's diversion on contact line, suffers losses
Cihan News Agency
Armenian armed forces launched a diversion on the night of July 31-August 1, when reconnaissance and sabotage groups tried to cross the contact line of the Azerbaijani and Armenian troops through territories of Aghdam and Terter regions. According to ...