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Newly-elected Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan  and his wife Anna Hakobyan  celebrate with supporters in  Republic Square in Yerevan on Tuesday. Photograph: Hayk Baghdasaryan/EPA

Exactly a month ago, Nikol Pashinyan was walking from village to village across Armenia in a desperate protest against a power grab by the country’s p(...)

Russian police officers detain a protester during an unauthorised anti-Putin rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Moscow arrested hundreds of demonstrators in a brutal crackdown on an opposition rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, two days before V(...)

Armenian opposition supporters walk on the street after protest movement leader Nikol Pashinyan announced a nationwide campaign of civil disobedience in Yerevan on Wednesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Anti-government protesters in Armenia heeded a call from opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a campaign of civil disobedience on Wednesday, closing (...)

Supporters of Armenian protest leader Nikol Pashinyan attend a rally in downtown Yerevan on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Armenia’s ruling party on Tuesday blocked a bid by opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan to become prime minister, setting up a standoff between the elit(...)

Armenian opposition supporters hold a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, on Sunday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Armenia’s ruling party will not put up a candidate for prime minister, it said on Saturday, in a bid to ease tensions after more than two weeks of str(...)

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan attends a rally with supporters in the country’s second-largest city of Gyumri. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

When huge popular protests in Armenia forced prime minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign early this week, Russia said it would not interfere in the domest(...)

Supporters of Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan at a rally in Yerevan, Armenia, on Wednesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Police took up positions in the centre of the Armenian capital Yerevan on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people protested against the ruling elite (...)

Yerevan residents celebrate Armenian prime minister’s Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation on Monday. Photograph: Karo Sahakyan/PAN Photo via AP

Armenia’s newly appointed prime minister Serzh Sargsyan stepped down on Monday after almost two weeks of protests against his rule in the impoverished(...)

Msgr Joseph Murphy: Head of  protocol office at Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Cork man Msgr Joseph Murphy has been appointed head of the protocol office at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome. The office deals with rela(...)

Armenia is situated in the Southern Caucasus region, between Turkey and Azerbaijan. It has difficult relations with both states. File photograph: Google Street View

Armenia has scrapped a peace agreement it signed with Turkey in 2009 in a failed attempt to normalise relations between the two countries, the Armenia(...)

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