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Arsenal’s Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety fears

Fearing for his safety, Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss the Europa League final as tensions escalate between Armenia and hosts Azerbaijan.

In robotics classes, Armenian teens dream of high-tech future

The school's gleaming facade and huge windows contrast with dilapidated Soviet-era residential buildings nearby.

Turkey condemns French declaration of Armenian genocide commemoration day

Turkish political spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said that Macron is turning historic episodes into politics.

Lawmakers in Armenia trigger early parliamentary election

By quitting and leaving parliament unable to find a successor, the acting prime minister forces parliament to dissolve and hold a new vote.

Gibraltar enjoy historic first win after anthem blunder

Although Liechtenstein's anthem was played before the game instead of their own, Gibraltar were unfazed, beating Armenia to win a competitive international for the first time.

Mkhitaryan left out of Arsenal squad due to Armenia-Azerbaijan dispute

Arsenal's Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will miss Thursday's Europa League clash with Qarabağ in Azerbaijan due to diplomatic tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Armenian underground tourist attraction divinely-inspired

The one-storey house in Arinj village outside the capital Yerevan brings in visitors from all over the globe after a 23-year labour of love by Levon Arakelyan.

Armenia arrests former influential official

General Manvel Grigoryan is under suspicion of of misappropriating state goods and donations for the army.

Armenia should hold parliamentary election within an year, new PM says

Nikol Pashinyan said the government had to ensure that the electoral system was fair before holding a new parliamentary election.

Turkey condemns ‘unacceptable’ attack on Armenian church in Istanbul

The Surp Takavor church in the Kadıköy district of Istanbul was vandalised by an anonymous perpetrator.

Armenia turns to Russia as political turmoil worsens

Armenian acting Vice Prime Minister Armen Gevorgyan attempted to win the support of Russian President Vladimir Putin in order to bolster his position.

Belarus leader says may loosen grip on power – but not...

President Alexander Lukashenko is hoping to avoid the mistakes made by his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan, and therefore is considering modifying the constitution to decentralise some of his authority.

Armenia opposition leader detained after failed talks

The detention of Nikol Pashinyan adds another layer of complexity to Armenia's political crisis.

Tens of thousands rally in Armenia as ex-president elected PM

Protesters had filled Yerevan's main square after lawmakers backed the candidacy of the Kremlin-supported veteran politician with 77 to 17 votes.

Armenia opposition chief urges new protests, strike

Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian called upon supporters of Armenia's opposition to continue their crusade against Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan.

Armenia ex-president to become PM, party says

Shortly after stepping down as president, Serzh Sargsyan will become the Prime Minister of Armenia.

Armenian outgoing president says may become PM

Some opposition leaders have criticised Sargsyan for apparently attempting to continue to govern Armenia by proxy.

Armenian parliament set to elect Sarkissian as national president

Armen Sarkissian will take over from Serzh Sargsyan as president of Armenia.

Dutch MPs recognize Armenian Genocide

The Netherlands' recognition of the Armenian Genocide is likely to damage its ties with Turkey.

Don’t mention the war: Ukraine off the agenda at EU summit

The EU's summit with six Eastern European countries is not likely to make major headway in bringing these countries closer to the EU.