Polls open in Armenia parliamentary elections

Voting in landmark legislative poll begins in first election since the adoption of constitutional reforms.

Republican Party and Prosperous Armenia 'in close race'

War & Conflict

Separatists return bodies of soldiers to Azerbaijan

Government and rebels trade accusations after deadly clashes amid fresh tension over control of Nagorno-Karabakh region.

Rebels return bodies of soldiers to Azerbaijan

rebel education

After School: Where Art Meets Technology

Armenian students explore the intersection between art and technology to develop skills not taught in other classrooms.

People & Power

Armenia: Divided Within?

Could a faltering economy, corruption and public disaffection over its relationship with Russia lead to an uprising?

Al Jazeera World

Armenia: Life in a Suitcase

A look at the poignant stories of two Armenian women in Turkey, trying to support their families far from home.


Armenian PM resigns after anger over hostage crisis

Hovik Abrahamyan steps down after two years following series of protests and a sharp economic downturn.

Armenia: Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan resigns


Two-week standoff ends in Armenia as gunmen surrender

Security forces say hostage-takers laid down their arms after two weeks of calling for freedom of opposition leader.

Inside Story

Can tension in Armenia be contained?

An armed siege in the capital, Yerevan, has led to protests calling for President Serzh Sarkisian to step down.


Policeman shot dead as Armenia hostage drama continues

Officer shot dead in Yerevan during a stand-off with an armed group holding hostages in a police station.

Armenia hostage standoff: Police officer shot dead


Opposition supporters injured in Armenia clashes

Security forces exchange fire with protesters backing opposition group holding hostages in a police building in Yerevan.


Medics taken hostage as Armenia standoff continues

Police say gunmen who have been barricaded in a police station for 10 days have taken an ambulance crew hostage.

Armenia standoff: Four medics 'taken hostage'


Last four police hostages released in Armenia standoff

Gunmen released final four police officers held captive, officials say, but remain holed up and heavily armed.

Armenia standoff: Last four police hostages released


Armenia protesters, police clash over hostage crisis

At least 50 people wounded following night of violent clashes linked to four-day hostage crisis, health ministry says.

Armenia protesters, police clash over hostage crisis


Armenia: Hostage standoff in Yerevan enters second day

Gunmen holed up in police station for a second day as negotiations to release four hostages continue.


Armenian hostage standoff and political implications

The violent act of hostage-taking is a manifestation of significant discontent within Armenia.

Richard Giragosian

by Richard Giragosian

Richard Giragosian