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Naira Melkumyan

Naira Melkumyan

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David Amiryan (left), deputy director of Open Society Armenia, speaks at a meeting on civil society on November 5. (Photo: Civilnet TV)
Naira Melkumyan
20 Nov 12
Civil society leaders believe the state intends to restrict their activities.
Vartan Oskanian. (Photo: Photolur)
Naira Melkumyan
19 Oct 12
Officials deny legal action against politician Vartan Oskanian is timed to foil election hopes.
Safarov (right, in striped t-shirt) with his relatives and a member of parliament Ganira Pashayeva (left). (Photo: Vdadi Mammadov)
Naira Melkumyan
14 Sep 12
Celebrations in Baku and outrage in Yerevan as convicted killer is welcomed back to Azerbaijan.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Armenian foreign minister Eduard Nalbandyan at a press conference in Yerevan. (Photo: US embassy in Yerevan)
Jasur Sumerinli, Naira Melkumyan
19 Jun 12
Each side blames the other for spate of cross-border shooting incidents.
Republican Party rally in Yerevan, May 4. (Photo: Inna Mkhitaryan)
Naira Melkumyan
15 May 12
Hydrogen-filled balloons injure over 100, raise allegations of negligence.
Armenians are becoming increasingly vocal in their calls for change. This is a rally of the opposition Armenian National Congress. (Photo: Arka news agency)
Naira Melkumyan
27 Apr 12
Politicians respond to public concerns about low living standards, but it's unclear whether pledges will be honoured beyond election day.
Armenia attracts many tourists from Iran. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Naira Melkumyan
17 Feb 12
Fears that trouble in Iran would hurt carefully-crafted economic and energy ties.
Suren Musaelyan of the online news service Armenianow is one of many younger Armenians who do not regret the end of Soviet rule. (Photo: Gayane Mkrtchyan)
Gayane Mkrtchyan, Naira Melkumyan
23 Dec 11
While younger people have little conception of life under communist rule, some Armenians miss the positive things lost after the Soviet collapse.
Armenian prime minister Tigran Sargsyan. (Photo: Armenian government press office)
Naira Melkumyan
28 Oct 11
Bound in by difficult neighbours and with monopolies holding down traditional economic sectors, Armenia places hope in new technologies.
Supporters of the opposition Armenian National Congress during recent protests in Yerevan. (Photo: Nazik Armenakyan)
Naira Melkumyan
14 Oct 11
After calling out supporters to demonstrate and then sending them home, Armenian National Congress has some ground to make up in order to remain serious political force.