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FILE PHOTO- Armenia's Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) hold a joint news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, February 13, 2020. REUTERS-Annegret Hilse

Armenian premier tests positive for coronavirus

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for the coronavirus, he said Monday, as the rate of new infections soared in the Caucasus nation.
Armenia’s Prime minister Nikol Pashinyan is about to cast his ballot during early parliamentary elections in Yerevan on December 9, 2018. (Photo by Karen MINASYAN - AFP)

Armenia votes in snap polls to cement reform drive

Armenians vote in parliamentary elections triggered years ahead of schedule by reformist leader Nikol Pashinyan, who is aiming to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country
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Armenia sacks six ministers in fresh crisis

Armenia faced a fresh crisis on Wednesday as reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan fired six ministers after lawmakers blocked his demand for snap parliamentary elections.

Armenian protest leader elected prime minister

Armenia's parliament on Tuesday elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister after he spearheaded weeks of mass protests against the ruling party, transforming the country's political landscape.

Thousands rally as Armenia protest leader warns of ‘political tsunami’

At least 20,000 supporters of Armenia's opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan rallied in the centre of the Armenian capital on Tuesday as he warned lawmakers in parliament of major unrest if they did not elect him prime minister.

Armenia opposition stages show of force ahead of vote

Supporters of Armenia's protest leader Nikol Pashinyan took to the streets Sunday, hoping that a massive show of force will propel the opposition leader to power in a key election in two days.

Protesters march in Armenia after opposition leader detained

Hundreds of opposition supporters took to the streets of Armenia's capital Monday amid rising political turmoil as the whereabouts of the protest leader remained unclear a day after he was detained.

Dozens of opposition protesters arrested in Armenia

Police arrested more than 180 people as opposition supporters staged sit-ins and attempted to block traffic in Armenia's capital Friday, the latest in days of protests at what they are branding a power-grab by ex-president Serzh Sarkisian.

Armenia’s ex-president set to keep power as opposition blocks government buildings

Opposition demonstrators blockaded government buildings in Armenia's capital Tuesday as parliament was set to confirm the pro-Moscow former president as the real power in the country.

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NMA: Soldiers force doctor to swim in muddy water for ‘violating curfew’

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