Armenia

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

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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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Azerbaijan says it shot down Armenian drone: Yereven denies report - Reuters

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Azerbaijan says it shot down Armenian drone: Yereven denies report
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Renewed violence this year along the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan and around Nagorno-Karabakh, which lies inside Azerbaijan but is controlled by its majority ethnic Armenians, has underlined the risk of a wider conflict breaking out in the ...
Armenia denies downing of UAV by AzerbaijanArmenpress.am
Border Situation Update: Armenia says fresh Azeri raid stoppedArmeniaNow.com
Azerbaijan Says It Shot Down Armenian Drone Near Breakaway RegionThe Moscow Times
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Watch Amal Clooney Eloquently Argue Her Case in Armenian Genocide Hearing - TIME

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Watch Amal Clooney Eloquently Argue Her Case in Armenian Genocide Hearing
TIME
The international human rights lawyer is representing Armenia in a case against Dogu Perincek, the chairman of the Turkish Workers' Party, who was convicted in Switzerland in 2005 for calling the Armenian genocide an “international lie.”.
Amal Clooney's Next Big Case: Representing Armenia in Genocide TrialPeople Magazine
Amal Clooney accuses Turkey of hypocrisy on freedom of speech in Armenian ...Telegraph.co.uk
ECHR Holds Hearing on Genocide Denial (Detailed Report)Armenian Weekly
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January 29, 2015 in West Coast // Applications for 'SERVICE Armenia' 2015 Now ... - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

January 29, 2015 in West Coast // Applications for 'SERVICE Armenia' 2015 Now ...
Armenian Weekly
BERKELEY, Calif.—Applications are now available for the Paros Foundation's SERVICE Armenia 2015 program, which will run from June 22 to July 23. The program enables Armenian youth to travel and tour Armenia and Artsakh (Karabagh), while engaging ...



January 29, 2015 in Armenia // Heating Armenia the Sustainable Way - Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly

January 29, 2015 in Armenia // Heating Armenia the Sustainable Way
Armenian Weekly
This is the last installment in a six-part series I've written as a volunteer with the Armenian Environmental Network in Yerevan. The goal of this project was to bring to light some of the exciting work of environmental organizations in Armenia. The ...



Sassounian: Armenia's Jewish Community Leader Lashes Out at Pro-Azeri ... - Armenian Weekly

Sassounian: Armenia's Jewish Community Leader Lashes Out at Pro-Azeri ...
Armenian Weekly
Rima Varzhapetyan-Feller, the president of the Jewish community of Armenia, recently wrote a scathing article titled, “World Jewry Cannot Become a Tool in the Hands of Anti-Armenian Propagators.” She criticized all those who engage in such propaganda ...



Hollande calls on Turkey and Armenia to commence new period of bilateral ... - Daily Sabah

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Hollande calls on Turkey and Armenia to commence new period of bilateral ...
Daily Sabah
French President Francois Hollande called on Wednesday for Turkey and Armenia to commence a new period of bilateral relations. "It is time to break the taboos for the two nations for a new beginning," said Holland at a dinner held by an Armenian ...
Turkey should engage with Armenia, not Armenian diaspora: PM's adviserHurriyet Daily News
Sarkisian Issues Statement on 'International Holocaust Remembrance Day'Armenian Weekly
Hollande urges Turkey to 'break taboos' on Armenia WWI killingsYahoo News

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Armenia Police Chief Says Protesters Will Be Prosecuted - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Armenia Police Chief Says Protesters Will Be Prosecuted
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YEREVAN -- Armenia's police chief Vladimir Gasparian says demonstrators accused of violating public order during protests over the killing of a family near Russia's military base in the South Caucasus nation will be prosecuted. The statement reversed a ...



Eduard Sharmazanov meets with Ambassador of Czech Republic to Armenia - Armenpress.am

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Eduard Sharmazanov meets with Ambassador of Czech Republic to Armenia
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On January 29 the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Head of Armenia-Czech Republic Friendship Group Eduard Sharmazanov met with the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the ...
Deputy Speaker of Armenia's Parliament Receives Representatives of Greek ...AINA (press release)
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Amal Clooney's latest case: Why Turkey won't talk about the Armenian genocide - Telegraph.co.uk

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Amal Clooney's latest case: Why Turkey won't talk about the Armenian genocide
Telegraph.co.uk
For many Armenians, the genocide, like the Holocaust of six million Jews, is still a painful issue exacerbated by Turkey's continued denials. In the Perinçek case, Armenia hopes to set out that the genocide is a fact which cannot be denied without ...



POLITICS > Turkey should engage with Armenia, not Armenian diaspora: PM's ... - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News

POLITICS > Turkey should engage with Armenia, not Armenian diaspora: PM's ...
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey should turn the centenary of the 1915 incidents into an opportunity to engage with the Armenian state and society rather than the Armenian diaspora, as the former is more open to dialogue, Turkish prime ministerial adviser Etyen Mahçupyan has said.