Electric Yerevan: Police Unblock Baghramyan Avenue

More than 40 Activists Detained YEREVAN—Police moved in on the electric Yerevan protesters still remaining on Baghramyan Avenue on July 6, unblocking the avenue and arresting more than 40 activists in the process, reported RFE/RL’s Armenian service ( Police also removed the [more...]

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Members of the Tomasyan family (Photo: Hurriyet)

ISIL Kills Armenian in Kobane

The Last of the Armenian Families Living in Kobane Flee URFA, Turkey—The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), reported the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News on June 1. One of the family members, [more...]

July 2, 2015 // 5 Comments

Members of the ‘No to Plunder’ civic initiative rally demonstrators at Liberty Square before marching onto Baghramyan Avenue. (Photo: Serouj Aprahamian)

Activists Reject Armenian President Plan on Energy Price Hike

YEREVAN (—Bowing to pressure from thousands of protesters blocking a central Yerevan avenue for the sixth consecutive day, President Serge Sarkisian announced on Saturday that his government will effectively suspend a controversial rise in electricity prices in Armenia. Sarkisian [more...]

June 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

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