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Armenian president refuses to fire armed forces chief at centre of political crisis

Feb 27 2021

YEREVAN Armenian President Armen Sarkissian refused to fire the head of the country's armed forces on Saturday, intensifying a standoff between Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and the army over what Pashinyan said was an attempted coup to remove him.

Thousands rally behind Armenia's PM after he accuses army of coup attempt

Feb 25 2021

YEREVAN Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan condemned what he said was an attempted coup after the army demanded he quit on Thursday, and told a rally of thousands of supporters that only the people could decide his future.

In Nagorno-Karabakh, a village split in two by a ceasefire struggles to get by

Feb 02 2021

TAGHAVARD, Azerbaijan Ethnic Armenian farmer Lenser Gabrielyan looks with sorrow at his land in the village of Taghavard, now cut off from him and his family under the terms of a peace deal which ended last year's war in the South Caucasus enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenian foreign minister quits after unpopular Karabakh ceasefire

Nov 16 2020

YEREVAN Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan resigned on Monday, the ministry said, in a sign of political fall-out in the ex-Soviet republic after a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that locked in territorial gains for Azerbaijan.

U.S. and France play catch-up on Karabakh after Russia deploys troops

Nov 13 2020

MOSCOW/YELPIN, Armenia France and the United States are expected to send diplomats to Moscow soon to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russia said on Thursday, two days after the Kremlin deployed troops to the ethnic Armenian enclave in Azerbaijan to secure a truce.

Armenian parliament fails to discuss PM's resignation after Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

Nov 11 2020

YEREVAN/BAKU The Armenian parliament on Wednesday failed to discuss the prime minister's resignation demanded by thousands of protesters over a ceasefire that secured territorial advances for Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Russian peacekeepers deploy to Nagorno-Karabakh after ceasefire deal

Nov 11 2020

MOSCOW/YEREVAN/BAKU Russian peacekeeping troops deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday under a deal that halted six weeks of fighting between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces, locking in place territorial gains by Azerbaijan. | Video

Armenia fights war with COVID-19 complicated by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Nov 10 2020

YEREVAN Emma Mkrtchyan died at home, bedridden and showing severe symptoms of COVID-19. Even though the 83-year-old Armenian's blood oxygen levels were far below normal, the ambulance called by her family refused to take her to hospital.

Armenia fights war with COVID-19 complicated by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Nov 10 2020

YEREVAN Emma Mkrtchyan died at home, bedridden and showing severe symptoms of COVID-19. Even though the 83-year-old Armenian's blood oxygen levels were far below normal, the ambulance called by her family refused to take her to hospital.

Armenia fights war with COVID-19 complicated by Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Nov 10 2020

YEREVAN Emma Mkrtchyan died at home, bedridden and showing severe symptoms of COVID-19. Even though the 83-year-old Armenian's blood oxygen levels were far below normal, the ambulance called by her family refused to take her to hospital.

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N.Korea test fires submarine-launched ballistic missile, S.Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired a submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) from off its east coast on Tuesday, South Korea's military said, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-kicks-off-election-campaign-support-ruling-ldp-dips-2021-10-19 and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/nkorea-threatens-upstage-skorea-defence-expo-with-duelling-military-show-2021-10-14 in Seo