Monday, 30th January 2023

Armenia Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s party wins majority in snap polls

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's party has won 53.9 percent of the vote in snap parliamentary elections called in an effort to defuse a political crisis after a war with Azerbaijan.


2 May 2018
Armenia's parliament is electing a new prime minister this Tuesday after days of protests forced veteran leader Serzh Sarksyan to step down.
8 May 2018
Armenia's parliament elected protest leader Nikol Pashinyan as prime minister on Tuesday (May 8) after weeks of protests forced his predecessor out.
19 Jun 2018
It's now more than a month since anti-government demonstrations in Armenia forced the government of Serzh Sargsyan to resign.
5 Oct 2020
Scores of soldiers were killed in heavy clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces despite calls for a ceasefire. The two sides continued to attack each other with rockets and missiles.
18 Oct 2020
Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of targeting a historic cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh. Two Russian journalists were injured in the shellings. Azerbaijan rejected the allegations, saying it did not target religious sites.
19 Oct 2020
In Yerevan schools, parents and teachers are making camouflage nets for Armenian soldiers on the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline.
28 Oct 2020
The death toll in the conflict over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh continues to rise after four weeks of fighting. Armenian and Azeri forces have repeatedly blamed each other for blocking a peaceful resolution.
28 Oct 2020
In an address to the nation, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev says Armenia has "violated" the US-brokered ceasefire. But Armenia's defence ministry says Azerbaijani forces have violated the truce with artillery fire on combat positions in various parts of the frontline. A third attempt at halting weeks of fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh has collapsed quickly with Armenia and Azerbaijan trading accusations of violating the ceasefire within minutes.
14 Nov 2020
A Russian military helicopter has been downed over Armenia amid clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. Azerbaijan has admitted to shooting the aircraft down by accident.
19 Dec 2020
Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has attended a large-scale military parade in Azerbaijan that celebrated its military victory over Armenia. On display were the Turkish drones that helped bolster Baku's forces.
17 Jan 2021
The leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan are in Moscow for their first meeting since a Russia-brokered deal ended hostilities in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
2 May 2021
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announces his resignation while retaining interim duties, formalising a parliamentary vote to be held June 20 in an effort to defuse a political crisis sparked by last year's war with Azerbaijan.