Armenia News

Trans woman gets 3 minutes in Armenia's parliament, then gets death threats

Martirosyan was the first transgender woman to speak in Armenia’s National Assembly, according to organizers. The backlash began immediately.

Armenians set to cast ballots in snap parliamentary vote

Opinion polls have indicated that Pashinian's My Step alliance is set to sweep the vote, while the Republican Party that controlled the old parliament is trailing far behind.


Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

Kocharian rejects the charges, calling them a political vendetta by incumbent Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian, who helped stage the 2008 protest.

Signs of political deal emerge in Armenia after weeks of crisis

May 8 is when parliament plans to elect Armenia's next premier. If it fails to do so at what would be its second attempt, the legislature will be dissolved and early parliamentary elections called.

Armenian Church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

The two-hour ceremony was to symbolise the year when the massacres started during World War I.

Anand has nothing to lose

Championship cycle demands a player's complete devotion, to the exclusion of the tournaments that dominate the chess calender.


Carlsen tops, puts down a marker

Five-time World champion Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle with his form and had to be content with a fifth-place finish after a poor show in the rapid section of the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here. Staying joint fourth spot on four points after the Classical games, Anand could manage just one point out of […]

Viswanathan Anand gets on board with draw against Fabiano Caruana

Second win in his third game gave Carlsen a full point lead over nearest rivals as the Norwegian took his tally to five points.

Adhiban on verge of elimination after defeat to USA's Nakamura

Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the first game of the third round of World Chess Cup here.

Iran detains American woman on spy charges,say reports

Iranian authorities arrested a 55-year-old American woman after finding a microphone in her teeth.