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Latest Armenia News

Azerbaijani Soldier Killed In Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry says one of its soldiers was killed in an exchange of fire over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region on May 3. More

Armenian Ex-Bailiffs Chief Investigated After Panama Leak

Armenia's Special Investigative Service has launched a probe into the activities of the former chief of the State Bailiffs Service in connection with alleged links to offshore companies. More

Yerevan, Baku Accuse Each Other Of Artillery Attacks

Reports from the Caucasus suggest tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan continue to grow over Nagorno-Karabakh, with both Baku and Yerevan accusing each other of launching artillery barrages against the other. More

Baku: Civilian Killed In Karabakh Strike

Azerbaijani officials said on April 28 that one civilian was killed and 8 were injured by an artillery strike from the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh overnight. More

Police Say Yerevan Bus Bomber Killed By Blast, Probably Accidentally

Investigators in Armenia say a 55-year-old man who blew up a bus in Yerevan on April 25 was one of the two people killed in the explosion. More

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Video The Daily Vertical: Baku And Yerevan Fight. Moscow Wins

The Daily Vertical is a video primer for Russia-watchers that appears Monday through Friday. More

Video Nagorno-Karabakh Witnesses Debut Of 'Kamikaze Drone'

For a glimpse into the future of drone warfare, look no further than the battlefields of the South Caucasus. More
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Features & Commentary

Armenia Looks To IT To Lift Economy

Landlocked Armenia has a struggling economy and high unemployment rate, but the country's growth as an IT center gives hope for change.

'Open Secret': Experts Cast Doubt On Yerevan's Claims Over Nagorno-Karabakh

Many details about the Armenia-backed separatist force in Azerbaijan's territory of Nagorno-Karabakh are murky. The extent of Yerevan's support for separatists who control the territory within Azerbaijan is also a contentious issue. But political, economic, and military ties suggest there is, at least, a relationship of "bilateral synergy."

Explainer: Why The Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis Matters

Reasons to hope that the Nagorno-Karabakh cease-fire announced on April 5 holds include pipelines and military alliances.

De Waal: Kremlin 'Not Primary Actor' Behind Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Noted Western expert on the Caucasus Thomas de Waal says tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh make the dispute one of the most menacing unresolved conflicts from the Soviet collapse, but he rejects the idea that Moscow is behind recent fighting.
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