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Armenian officer cadets. The government suspects that many less willing recruits go abroad to study instead. (Photo: Photolure agency)
17 Feb 14
Officials say refundable payment will deter those going abroad merely to escape army service.
Gagik Yeganyan, head of Armenia's migration agency. (Photo: Photolure agency)
14 Feb 14
Foreign nationals without extended residence rights restricted to staying three months out of six in Russia.
Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan. (Photo: Photolur agency)
5 Feb 14
Serzh Sargsyan’s private trip to South Korea becomes news story.
Armenian energy minister Armen Movsisyan (left) with Gazprom head Aleksei Miller after the signing ceremony. (Photo: Gazprom)
24 Jan 14
Critics say deal gives Kremlin political as well as economic leverage.
24 Jan 14
Highest appeals court disputes ombudsman’s findings, and insists bribery is punished, not encouraged.
A protest in Yerevan in November 2013, after which politician Shant Harutyunyan was arrested. (Photo: Photolure)
17 Jan 14
Court orders Shant Harutyunyan to be detained for compulsory testing after he called for revolution.
Roadworks taking place in Armenia’s Tavush region to make viable alternative routes to a highway threatened by cross-border shooting. (Photo: Photolure)
10 Jan 14
With their main highway shut because of the risk of gunfire, residents of northeastern district are almost cut off from the outside world.
Armenian justice minister Hrayr Tovmasyan. (Photo: Photolure agency)
9 Jan 14
Government plans to reduce use of custody orders for suspects awaiting trial.
Armenian foreign minister Eduard Nalbandyan (left) and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu shake hands in Yerevan on December 12. (Photo: Photolure agency)
24 Dec 13
Turkey now says Armenia must mend fences with its other neighbour Azerbaijan before rapprochement can happen.
Environmentalists fear that too many hydroelectric dams will destroy Armenia's ecosystem. This is the Tatev power station in the south of the country. (Photo: Photolure agency)
23 Dec 13
Too many dams will dry up rivers downstream, they warn.