Armenian demonstrators dance on a street during a protest against an increase of electricity prices in Yerevan. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of demonstrators in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, faced down riot police yesterday as popular protests against a steep rise in electrici(...)

In Armenia’s Caucasus Wildlife Reserve, warden Gor Hovhannisyan and guide Vahagn Vardumyan check a camera trap. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

High on an Armenian hillside, Gor Hovhannisyan eases a camouflage-green box from its hiding place in the trees and opens the back to see what he has c(...)

Sevan, Samuel, Lucy, Arshag and Arthur Agopyan in their Yerevan apartment. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Looking across Yerevan to where Mount Ararat soars over Armenia’s border with Turkey, Samuel Agopyan’s thoughts travel on, to the ancient Syrian city (...)

 A flower-laying ceremony in the Armenian capital Yerevan to mark the centenary of the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Armenia has marked the centenary of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders, as (...)

Armenian clergy walk as they attend a commemoration ceremony for Armenians who lost their lives during mass killings under the Ottoman Empire, at the Temple complex of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Moscow. Photograph: Yuri Kotchekov/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed his sympathy to the Armenian people on the centenary of massacres which resulted in the deaths of up to 1.5 mill(...)

Armenians gather around a mountain chasm believed to be a mass burial site during an centenary  ceremony at  Dudan, near Diyarbakir, Armenia,   on April 22nd, 2015. Photograph: Ilyas Akengin/AFP/Getty Images 3:16

Ireland will not recognise the massacre of Armenians 100 years ago as genocide. A statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) acknowledged (...)

The ninth-century Tatev Monastry, an icon of the ancient Armenian Apostolic Church, reached by the world’s longest aerial tramway. Photograph: Hayk Melkonyan

“Whole generations have been lost. We are left without children and it means we are left without a future.” I remember those words vividly. They were (...)

Mourners at the funeral for six family members allegedly killed by a Russian soldier in Gyumri in January. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images

When Russia’s president Vladimir Putin visits Armenia this week to mark a century since the start of the genocide suffered by its people, he will fly(...)

“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)

A restored T-72 tank stands as a memorial commemorating for the capture of the town Shusha beside the street between Stepanakert and Shushi  in Nagorno-Karabakh. File photograph: Matthias Schumann/Getty Images

In Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh, polite officials stamped our passports and wished us a pleasant stay. They’re happy to welcome(...)