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Azerbaijan Says Soldier Killed In Clash

Azerbaijan says one of its soldiers has been killed as a result of a clash with an Armenian "sabotage" group. More

Police officers detain a protester in Moscow last year. According to Freedom House, 2015 saw Russia and other authoritarian regimes "crack down harder on dissent."

Report: Biggest Slide In Freedom In A Decade

The worst year in global freedom in a decade saw Russia and China cracking down more due to "fear of social unrest" and particularly bad rankings for Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, and Belarus, the rights monitor Freedom House reports. More

Former Armenian President Has Cancer Surgery

Former Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrossian has undergone surgery for intestinal cancer in the United States. More

Swine Flu Causes Deaths In Eastern Ukraine

An outbreak of the H1N1 swine flu virus has killed 26 people in the territories currently controlled by Russia-backed separatists in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, Russian news agencies reported on January 22. More

Valery Permyakov in court in Gyumri on January 18

Gyumri Massacre Defendant Pleads Guilty To Murder

A Russian soldier charged with killing an Armenian family of seven has pleaded guilty. More

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Will Anger Over Apparent Rigging Of Constitutional Referendum Revive Support For Armenian Opposition?

The two opposition groups that campaigned against the passage of sweeping constitutional amendments that will transform Armenia from a semipresidential into a parliamentary republic rejected the official outcome of a nationwide referendum, saying the vote was falsified. More

How Democratic Are Proposed Armenian Constitutional Amendments?

On December 6, Armenian voters are being called upon to approve or reject a packet of constitutional amendments that the country's leadership says are intended as a further step toward democratization and facilitating a peaceful transfer of power. More
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'Warm Turkish Welcome' For Armenian Soccer 'Import'

An Armenian soccer player who signed on with a leading Turkish team boasts of a "warm welcome" in Istanbul, allaying fears that ethnic tensions might spoil the fun.

Photogallery One Year After Family's Brutal Slaying, Armenian City Divided Over Russian Base

The ongoing trial of a Russian conscript accused of murdering an entire family in Gyumri has renewed calls for the closure of the Russian military base stationed in this Armenian city.
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