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The Armenian parliament votes on accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, December 3, 2014. (Photo: Photulur agency)
18 Dec 14
As President Sargsyan stresses economic benefits of joining Russian-led bloc, others fear they are signing up to political union as well.
Nubarashen prison in Yerevan, December 2012. (Photo: Karine Ionesyan)
16 Dec 14
New agency will focus on rehabilitating offenders rather than simply locking them away in overcrowded jails.
Avetik Ishkhanyan of the Helsinki Committee of Armenia. (Photo: Media Centre, Yerevan)
10 Dec 14
As activists mark Human Rights Day 2014, they say things are likely to get worse once the country is part of Russia’s political project.
10 Dec 14
Lower export revenues and falling money transfers from expats in Russia have sent the Armenian dram onto a downward path.
An Air Armenia passenger plane taking off. (Photo: Air Armenia Official/Wikimedia Commons)
3 Dec 14
After one national carrier collapsed last year, its successor is fighting for survival.
IWPR’s Yerevan office hosted a debate on pension reform on November 26. (Photo: IWPR)
1 Dec 14
As government dithers, university staff leave their posts.
Nerkin Karmiraghbyur, a village in Armenia’s Tavush region close to the border with Azerbaijan. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
24 Nov 14
People living close to the border with Azerbaijan question government initiative intended to boost business in their areas.
20 Nov 14
Mutual recriminations as helicopter downing mars efforts to rebuild dialogue between leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan.
20 Nov 14
Two Azerbaijanis face murder, espionage charges in court in Karabakh.
Placards held by protesters opposed to changes in maternity benefits outside the government building in Yerevan on October 30. The one on the left says “You’ve abolished wealth tax but you’re trying to cut maternity benefits?”, the other “Don’t deprive working women of the money they have earned”. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan)
13 Nov 14
As government says it can’t afford current benefit spending, women’ rights activists say it can’t afford not to encourage childbirth.