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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Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations Over Deadly Border Fighting - Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
  1. Armenia, Azerbaijan Trade Accusations Over Deadly Border Fighting  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty
  2. Armenia soldier wounded as Azerbaijan opens cross-border gunfire  Armenpress.am
  3. Armenian soldier wounded in Azerbaijani shooting  Public Radio of Armenia
  4. Azerbaijani Armed Forces suppress sabotage attempt on Armenia-Azerbaijan border (PHOTO)  Trend News Agency
  5. Azerbaijani Gunfire Injures Armenian Soldier  Hetq Online
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Armenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports - ReutersArmenia seals Iran border after coronavirus reports  Reuters

Coronavirus Fears Compel Armenia to Close Border with Iran - Armenian WeeklyCoronavirus Fears Compel Armenia to Close Border with Iran  Armenian Weekly

Following coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Armenia closes border and Azerbaijan keeps it open - EurasianetFollowing coronavirus outbreak in Iran, Armenia closes border and Azerbaijan keeps it open  Eurasianet

Will Armenia's Plans to Plant 10 Million Trees Save Its Environment and Shore Up Its Border? - Foreign PolicyWill Armenia's Plans to Plant 10 Million Trees Save Its Environment and Shore Up Its Border?  Foreign Policy

Armenia's ousted president stands trial on graft charges - FRANCE 24Armenia's ousted president stands trial on graft charges  FRANCE 24

A Crisis is Brewing in Armenia - Asbarez Armenian NewsA Crisis is Brewing in Armenia  Asbarez Armenian News

Armenia embassy in Italy urges Armenian citizens to not visit Lombardy and Veneto - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia embassy in Italy urges Armenian citizens to not visit Lombardy and Veneto  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Newspaper: How much less Iranian tourists will Armenia have? - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amNewspaper: How much less Iranian tourists will Armenia have?  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

11:16 Criminal case launched over threat made to Armenia parliamentary opposition party leader - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am11:16 Criminal case launched over threat made to Armenia parliamentary opposition party leader  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Slovakia remains very important partner of Armenia – FM Mnatsakanyan - Armenpress.amSlovakia remains very important partner of Armenia – FM Mnatsakanyan  Armenpress.am

22:45 Armenia ex-parliamentary speaker on modified charge - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am22:45 Armenia ex-parliamentary speaker on modified charge  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

16:54 Armenia parliament vice speaker testifies in court as injured party - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am16:54 Armenia parliament vice speaker testifies in court as injured party  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

20:53 Armenia PM visits Investment Support Center, assigns to present roadmap - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am20:53 Armenia PM visits Investment Support Center, assigns to present roadmap  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Covid-2019: All suspected cases during one month in Armenia test negative - Armenpress.amCovid-2019: All suspected cases during one month in Armenia test negative  Armenpress.am

Armenia Prosecutor General's Office: Court acquits citizen sentenced under March 1 case - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia Prosecutor General's Office: Court acquits citizen sentenced under March 1 case  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Vahram Kazhoyan Appointed Armenia's Ambassador to Laos - Hetq OnlineVahram Kazhoyan Appointed Armenia's Ambassador to Laos  Hetq Online

Armenia is world's third most militarized county, report shows - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia is world's third most militarized county, report shows  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenian PM: Karabakh settlement has new content - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenian PM: Karabakh settlement has new content  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Slovakia expects closer co-op with Armenia in education, tourism and culture - Armenpress.amSlovakia expects closer co-op with Armenia in education, tourism and culture  Armenpress.am

Trial Of Armenia’s Ex-President Sarkisian For Fraud To Start On February 25 - Radio Free Europe/ Radio LibertyTrial Of Armenia’s Ex-President Sarkisian For Fraud To Start On February 25  Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty

Trial into tragic road accident on Armenia bridge last year is rescheduled - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amTrial into tragic road accident on Armenia bridge last year is rescheduled  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Children have fever for days, doctors in Armenia's Meghri refuse to check them - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amChildren have fever for days, doctors in Armenia's Meghri refuse to check them  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

2 Armenian military officials dismissed, China thanks Armenia, 19.02.2020 digest - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am2 Armenian military officials dismissed, China thanks Armenia, 19.02.2020 digest  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenian President congratulates Kuwait’s Emir and Crown Prince on National Day - Armenpress.amArmenian President congratulates Kuwait’s Emir and Crown Prince on National Day  Armenpress.am

Charges against former Armenia Parliament speaker and deputy chief of staff modified - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amCharges against former Armenia Parliament speaker and deputy chief of staff modified  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia has the scheme on how and where isolate person with coronavirus: Narek Zeynalyan - aysor.am - Hot news from Armenia - AysorArmenia has the scheme on how and where isolate person with coronavirus: Narek Zeynalyan - aysor.am - Hot news from Armenia  Aysor

Trump administration urged to match Armenia and Azerbaijan military assistance - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amTrump administration urged to match Armenia and Azerbaijan military assistance  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

105-Year-Old Italian National Applies for Armenian Citizenship - Asbarez Armenian News105-Year-Old Italian National Applies for Armenian Citizenship  Asbarez Armenian News

Security a Cornerstone of Cooperation Between Armenia and Artsakh – PM Pashinyan - Armenian News by MassisPostSecurity a Cornerstone of Cooperation Between Armenia and Artsakh – PM Pashinyan  Armenian News by MassisPost

Armenia ramps up border screenings as neighboring Iran reports coronavirus fatalities - Armenpress.amArmenia ramps up border screenings as neighboring Iran reports coronavirus fatalities  Armenpress.am

Armenia MFA ready to take all steps to fight against coronavirus with Iran MFA - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia MFA ready to take all steps to fight against coronavirus with Iran MFA  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenian Parliament Speaker receives Moldovan counterpart - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenian Parliament Speaker receives Moldovan counterpart  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia Searches for Solutions to Fake News - Asbarez Armenian NewsArmenia Searches for Solutions to Fake News  Asbarez Armenian News

CC chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan files lawsuit against Armenia's PM - aysor.am - Hot news from Armenia - AysorCC chairman Hrayr Tovmasyan files lawsuit against Armenia's PM - aysor.am - Hot news from Armenia  Aysor

Slovak FM visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan - Armenpress.amSlovak FM visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan  Armenpress.am

US interest to Armenia significantly grows – Armenian Assembly of America - Armenpress.amUS interest to Armenia significantly grows – Armenian Assembly of America  Armenpress.am

Welcome To The World’s Next Tech Hub: Armenia - ForbesWelcome To The World’s Next Tech Hub: Armenia  Forbes

Armenia to hold referendum on Constitutional Court in April - ReutersArmenia to hold referendum on Constitutional Court in April  Reuters

Seta Dadoyan to Discuss Islam in Armenian Literary Culture at Columbia - Armenian WeeklySeta Dadoyan to Discuss Islam in Armenian Literary Culture at Columbia  Armenian Weekly

Several leaders of Armenia's far right detained - EurasianetSeveral leaders of Armenia's far right detained  Eurasianet

A Former Official's Unsettling Death Exposes Armenia's Lasting Trauma - Carnegie Endowment for International PeaceA Former Official's Unsettling Death Exposes Armenia's Lasting Trauma  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Armenia hopes new roads lead to prosperity - EurasianetArmenia hopes new roads lead to prosperity  Eurasianet

Furry Tails: Tossed Out Like Trash, Armenian Pup Finds New Hope In Pittsburgh - CBS PittsburghFurry Tails: Tossed Out Like Trash, Armenian Pup Finds New Hope In Pittsburgh  CBS Pittsburgh

Armenia analyst: Karabakh independence from Azerbaijan was established 3 times in 20th century - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia analyst: Karabakh independence from Azerbaijan was established 3 times in 20th century  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Syria's Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide - Asbarez Armenian NewsSyria's Parliament Recognizes Armenian Genocide  Asbarez Armenian News

Armenian, Azerbaijani leaders spar in unprecedented public debate - EurasianetArmenian, Azerbaijani leaders spar in unprecedented public debate  Eurasianet

ARF of Armenia Urges Voters to 'Ignore' April 5 Referendum - Asbarez Armenian NewsARF of Armenia Urges Voters to 'Ignore' April 5 Referendum  Asbarez Armenian News

Recognition of Artsakh is a Priority for Hai-Tahd, Says ARF Bureau Chairman - Asbarez Armenian NewsRecognition of Artsakh is a Priority for Hai-Tahd, Says ARF Bureau Chairman  Asbarez Armenian News

Slovakia’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs to visit Armenia - Armenpress.amSlovakia’s Minister of Foreign and European Affairs to visit Armenia  Armenpress.am

Goris to turn into Armenia's main IT center in April - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amGoris to turn into Armenia's main IT center in April  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide to be commemorated in Los Angeles - Public Radio of Armenia105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide to be commemorated in Los Angeles  Public Radio of Armenia

Pakistan, Turkey, Armenia close Iranian border, Afghanistan bans travel over coronavirus fears - ArabnewsPakistan, Turkey, Armenia close Iranian border, Afghanistan bans travel over coronavirus fears  Arabnews

Armenian PM congratulates Estonian counterpart on Independence Day - Armenpress.amArmenian PM congratulates Estonian counterpart on Independence Day  Armenpress.am

Women read more than men in Armenia – study - Armenpress.amWomen read more than men in Armenia – study  Armenpress.am

Royal Armenia expands production with Aranow VFFS machine | - Packaging South AsiaRoyal Armenia expands production with Aranow VFFS machine |  Packaging South Asia

Armenia-based Priotix Making a Mark on Global Esports - Hetq OnlineArmenia-based Priotix Making a Mark on Global Esports  Hetq Online

Ombudsman: Seniority of those who completed military service after 45 to be counted in military pension - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amOmbudsman: Seniority of those who completed military service after 45 to be counted in military pension  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Karen Samunjan: 'The Mosaic of Armenia's Soul Is Larger than Armenia' - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorKaren Samunjan: 'The Mosaic of Armenia's Soul Is Larger than Armenia'  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Hawaii, Armenia and more… - PS NewsHawaii, Armenia and more…  PS News

18:56 Armenia Commission for Prevention of Corruption institutes 55 proceedings - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am18:56 Armenia Commission for Prevention of Corruption institutes 55 proceedings  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia is 7th in list of happiest countries - Armenpress.amArmenia is 7th in list of happiest countries  Armenpress.am

Armenian Foreign Minister and ANCA Reps Hold Talks in Yerevan - Hetq OnlineArmenian Foreign Minister and ANCA Reps Hold Talks in Yerevan  Hetq Online

Armenia Announces New Jet Deliveries, Emblem on Armed Forces Day - Armenian WeeklyArmenia Announces New Jet Deliveries, Emblem on Armed Forces Day  Armenian Weekly

It's Athena Manoukian for Armenia! - Eurovision.tvIt's Athena Manoukian for Armenia!  Eurovision.tv

Armenia’s antisemitism? The truth is different - The Jerusalem PostArmenia’s antisemitism? The truth is different  The Jerusalem Post

China’s Xi thanks Armenia for assisting to fight novel coronavirus - Armenpress.amChina’s Xi thanks Armenia for assisting to fight novel coronavirus  Armenpress.am

Coronavirus fear spreads across Iran, Iraq, Armenia and Azerbaijan after Qom deaths - bne IntelliNewsCoronavirus fear spreads across Iran, Iraq, Armenia and Azerbaijan after Qom deaths  bne IntelliNews

Why Doesn't Istanbul Armenian Bagrat Esdukian Settle in Armenia? Video Report - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorWhy Doesn't Istanbul Armenian Bagrat Esdukian Settle in Armenia? Video Report  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

King Abdullah II of Jordan Visits Armenia - Asbarez Armenian NewsKing Abdullah II of Jordan Visits Armenia  Asbarez Armenian News

The US-Russia-Turkey Triangle and Armenia - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorThe US-Russia-Turkey Triangle and Armenia  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Armenia Minister of Justice: Mr. Acemoglu's ideas are fully consistent with our policy - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia Minister of Justice: Mr. Acemoglu's ideas are fully consistent with our policy  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Newspaper: Kazakhstan quite combat-ready on transportation of vehicles from Armenia - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amNewspaper: Kazakhstan quite combat-ready on transportation of vehicles from Armenia  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Ex-Armenia official: I am disappointed with Pashinyan-Aliyev debates - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amEx-Armenia official: I am disappointed with Pashinyan-Aliyev debates  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

China coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates - Al Jazeera EnglishChina coronavirus outbreak: All the latest updates  Al Jazeera English

Notes from Armenia - The HinduNotes from Armenia  The Hindu

21:22 Armenia Ombudsman leaves for Artsakh - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am21:22 Armenia Ombudsman leaves for Artsakh  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Former Armenian president to front court on fraud charges - Foreign BriefFormer Armenian president to front court on fraud charges  Foreign Brief

Hikmet Hajiyev: Azerbaijan proved that Armenia's theses at Munich conference are false - Trend News AgencyHikmet Hajiyev: Azerbaijan proved that Armenia's theses at Munich conference are false  Trend News Agency

Turkey's language activists keep Armenian dialect alive in music, literature - Al-MonitorTurkey's language activists keep Armenian dialect alive in music, literature  Al-Monitor

Armenia's Sarkissian meets with President of Israel - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia's Sarkissian meets with President of Israel  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Jordan's King in 'Historic' Visit to Armenia - The Armenian Mirror-SpectatorJordan's King in 'Historic' Visit to Armenia  The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Armenian government backtracks after protests over soldier's death - EurasianetArmenian government backtracks after protests over soldier's death  Eurasianet

Armenia MOD: Development of Armenian-Romanian cooperation in defense sector discussed - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia MOD: Development of Armenian-Romanian cooperation in defense sector discussed  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

“Armenia’s antisemitism? The truth is different” – The Jerusalem Post - Armenpress.am“Armenia’s antisemitism? The truth is different” – The Jerusalem Post  Armenpress.am

Armenian ex-MP's son arrested, 40 people hospitalized in Armenia amid coronavirus suspects, 05.02.20 digest - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenian ex-MP's son arrested, 40 people hospitalized in Armenia amid coronavirus suspects, 05.02.20 digest  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia deputy economy minister receives EBRD Yerevan Office head - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.amArmenia deputy economy minister receives EBRD Yerevan Office head  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenian healthcare minister in South Korea on working visit - Armenpress.amArmenian healthcare minister in South Korea on working visit  Armenpress.am

ARF of Armenia Issues Statement on Upcoming Constitutional Referendum - Armenian WeeklyARF of Armenia Issues Statement on Upcoming Constitutional Referendum  Armenian Weekly

Great Lent starts in Armenia - Panorama.amGreat Lent starts in Armenia  Panorama.am

11:34 Karabakh President addresses at opening of Stepanakert conference of ARF Armenian Cause committees, offices - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am11:34 Karabakh President addresses at opening of Stepanakert conference of ARF Armenian Cause committees, offices  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia Suspends Visa Free Regime with China - Hetq OnlineArmenia Suspends Visa Free Regime with China  Hetq Online

Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs meets Cilicia Business Club members in Moscow - Armenpress.amArmenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs meets Cilicia Business Club members in Moscow  Armenpress.am

Armenia’s game-changer 2019 unprecedented military acquisitions - Armenpress.amArmenia’s game-changer 2019 unprecedented military acquisitions  Armenpress.am

'Armenia is my home now': Glendale resident takes to life as a Peace Corps volunteer - Los Angeles Times'Armenia is my home now': Glendale resident takes to life as a Peace Corps volunteer  Los Angeles Times

Pashinyan was right: Armenians and Georgians are the only ancient nations in the region - Public Radio of ArmeniaPashinyan was right: Armenians and Georgians are the only ancient nations in the region  Public Radio of Armenia

Consul General of Armenia Ambassador Baibourtian Visits Arizona - Armenian News by MassisPostConsul General of Armenia Ambassador Baibourtian Visits Arizona  Armenian News by MassisPost

European Bodies Weigh in On Armenia's High Court Standoff - Asbarez Armenian NewsEuropean Bodies Weigh in On Armenia's High Court Standoff  Asbarez Armenian News

Armenia Women's National Soccer Team Holds First Training Session - Asbarez Armenian NewsArmenia Women's National Soccer Team Holds First Training Session  Asbarez Armenian News

High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia is in Georgia on working visit - Armenpress.amHigh Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia is in Georgia on working visit  Armenpress.am