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Armenian Hayarpi Tamrazyan (second left) speaks during a press conference in Bethel Church on Wednesday after a continious church services was stopped. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

It was one of the longest religious ceremonies ever recorded, lasting for more than three months and involving nearly 1,000 pastors and priests. But (...)

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 Nikol Pashinyan is a former newspaper editor who was jailed for fomenting unrest in 2008. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP/Getty Images

Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan consolidated a strong mandate for the revolution that swept him to power this year as his party won a sweeping(...)

The Euro 2020 qualifying draw takes place at the Convention Centre in  Dublin. Photograph:  John Sibley/Reuters

The Republic of Ireland avoided the ‘Group of Death’ in the Euro 2020 qualifying draw on Sunday morning, but only just. Originally drawn in Group C al(...)

Through the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Ireland will plug into new global networks for when France will be Ireland’s closest neighbour in the EU. Photograph: Muhammed Muheisen/AP

Is Ireland’s embrace of the Francophonie a shrewd strategic move or a sign that cute hoorism animates Irish foreign policy as much as it does domestic(...)

Stanley Johnson: “If the Irish want to shoot each other they will shoot each other whether there’s a hard  border or whether there’s a soft border.” Photograph: Ian West/PA

If only because of his own family history, Stanley Johnson should have known better than that blithe dismissal of concerns about the post-Brexit Borde(...)

French singer Charles Aznavour, who described himself as “100 per cent French and 100 per cent Armenian” Photograph: Christophe Ena/Pool/File Photo/Reuters

Following Charles Aznavour’s death on Monday at the age of 94, French politicians are calling for a state funeral for this son of Armenian immigrants.(...)

French singer-songwriter Charles Aznavour: died in his home in Alpilles in southeastern France. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/AFP/Getty

Tributes are pouring in to Charles Aznavour, the great French popular singer, who died early on Monday at his home in southern France, aged 94. Know(...)

Ilabek Avetian (39) is seen in Beaumont Hospital. He suffered severe head injuries after a scrambler bike fell on him as he sunbathed in a Dublin park. Photograph: Olivia Lynott

A woman who moved to Ireland to start a new life said her “dreams are shattered” after a scrambler motorbike left her husband with devastating injurie(...)

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Not many Dublin residents’ courtship stories involve the KGB. But Conor O’Clery, the former Irish Times foreign correspondent, and his wife, Zhanna, m(...)

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