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2 killed in a military aircraft crash in Armenia

Jul. 19, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — A small Armenian air force training plane crashed Friday, killing its two-member crew, officials said. Authorities said the Soviet-made Yak-52 aircraft crashed 20 kilometers (about 12 miles) north of Yerevan, Armenia's largest city and capital. ...

Armenia launches joint military drills with the US amid souring ties with old ally Russia

Jul. 15, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia on Monday launched joint military drills with the United States, a move that reflects its leader's efforts to forge closer ties with the U.S. and other Western allies as the country's relations with old ally Russia sour. The “Eagle Partner” war...

Armenian leader announces plan to leave Russia-dominated security alliance as ties with Moscow sour

Jun. 12, 2024 17:44 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — The leader of Armenia on Wednesday declared his intention to pull out of a Russia-dominated security alliance of several ex-Soviet nations as tensions rise between the two allies. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said his government will decide later...

Protests shut streets in Armenia's capital, roads in other parts to demand the prime minister resign

May. 27, 2024 08:40 AM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Protesters demanding the resignation of Armenia's prime minister on Monday blocked main streets in the capital city and other parts of the country, sporadically clashing with police. Police said 196 people have been detained in Yerevan. Protests have roiled...

Armenians throng center of the capital to demand the prime minister's resignation

May. 26, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Tens of thousands of demonstrators held a protest Sunday in the center of the capital of Armenia, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan after Armenia agreed to hand over control of several border villages to Azerbaijan. The...

Thousands of protesters in Armenia demand the prime minister's resignation over Azerbaijan dispute

May. 10, 2024 16:01 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of protesters in Armenia angered by the government's decision to hand over control of some border villages to Azerbaijan demonstrated on Friday in the center of the Armenian capital for a second day to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. ...

Thousands of Armenians demand prime minister resign over border villages dispute with Azerbaijan

May. 09, 2024 13:50 PM EDT

Yerevan, ARMENIA (AP) — Thousands of protesters gathered Thursday in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan over his government's decision to hand over control of border villages to Armenia's long-time rival Azerbaijan. Armenia...

Armenia's prime minister talks with Putin in Moscow while allies' ties are under strain

May. 09, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Armenia's prime minister visited Moscow and held talks Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid spiraling tensions between the estranged allies. Putin hosted Nikol Pashinyan for talks following a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union, a Moscow-dominated...

Armenia and Azerbaijan move closer to normalizing ties as the first border marker goes up

Apr. 23, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Tuesday came a step closer toward normalizing relations after a bitter conflict over territory, as experts in both countries worked to demarcate their boundaries and the first border marker was placed. The two nations are working...