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  1. An Armenian Hostage Crisis Drags onRead the original story

    58 min ago | Groong

    STRATFOR July 29 2016 An Armenian Hostage Crisis Drags on Analysis Summary Armenia is now 12 days into a tense standoff between security forces and the Founding Parliament, an armed group that stormed a police office in Yerevan on July 17 and has occupied the building since. Among other motives, the group has cited Armenia's recent losses around the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh as a reason for the attack.

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  2. Armenian officers wound gunmen, clash with protesters at week-long hostage situationRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Global News, Canada July 29 2016 Armenian officers wound gunmen, clash with protesters at week-long hostage situation By Avet Demourian The Associated Press YEREVAN, Armenia – Security forces on Friday wounded three more of the armed members of an opposition group who have been barricaded inside a police station in the Armenian capital for nearly two weeks, and riot police later used stun grenades to break up a demonstration in support of the opposition gunmen. The three gunmen were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with security forces, police spokesman Ashot Agaronyan said on Facebook.

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  3. BAKU: Armenia Will Have to Return Areas to Azerbaijan - Russian ExpertRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Turan Information Agency, Azerbaijan July 28, 2016 Thursday Armenia Will Have to Return Areas to Azerbaijan - Russian Expert Baku / 28.07.16 / Turan: Serzh Sargsyan will have to return Azerbaijan regions surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh. In an interview with Mediametrics.ru it was said by Alexei Fenenko, expert of the elite Russian club Valdai, a leading researcher at the Institute for International Security Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Global Politics of Lomonosov Moscow State University.

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  4. Costa makes Armenia trek, meets with president, Catholicos Karekin IIRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Fresno Bee, CA July 29 2016 Costa makes Armenia trek, meets with president, Catholicos Karekin II BY JOHN ELLIS Rep. Jim Costa said he's always wanted to visit Armenia. Fresno has a huge Armenian population, and he grew up around lots of prominent Armenian families at his family's home near Kearney Park.

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  5. Police wound gunmen in Armenia hostage crisisRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Deutsche Welle, Germany July 29 2016 Police wound gunmen in Armenia hostage crisis Armenian security forces have clashed with protesters near a police station where gunmen have been holding hostages for almost two weeks. Police also wounded three militants holed up inside the building.

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  6. Russia Has Armenian Leader's Back in Police-Station Stand-Off - or Does It?Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    Huffington Post July 29 2016 Russia Has Armenian Leader's Back in Police-Station Stand-Off - or Does It? Armine Sahakyan, Human rights activist based in Armenia, Columnist with the Kyiv Post YEREVAN, Armenia - When I learned that armed men had occupied a police station in Armenia on July 17 to demand the release of a fringe opposition figure, I thought it would blow over quickly. Like most observers, I thought the dozen occupiers of the station in Armenia's capital of Yerevan had no chance to prevail against the police and security forces of President Serzh Sargsyan's government.

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  7. Armenia: EaP Civil Society Forum condemns detention of an activistRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Groong

    ENPI Info Centre, EU July 29 2016 Armenia: EaP Civil Society Forum condemns detention of an activist 29-07-2016 The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum condemned the detention of Levon Barseghyan, Chairman of the Board of the Gyumri Journalists Club 'Asbarez', by Armenian authorities. According to their statement, Barsedhyan was detained after making a public speech in the country's capital Yerevan, in which he criticised the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan.

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  8. RFE/RL Journalists Attacked in ArmeniaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Weekday Magazine

    Riot police used stun grenades, tear gas and batons as they clashed with hundreds of protesters in the Armenia capital, Yerevan, on the night of July 29 near a police compound occupied by an armed opposition group. The violence erupted amid the sound of gunshots and explosions coming from the compound located in a southern district of the city.

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  9. Dozens Injured In Police Clashes With Protesters In YerevanRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Weekday Magazine

    Armenian riot police used stun grenades, tear gas, and batons as they clashed with hundreds of protesters in Yerevan, on July 29. Riot police clashed late on July 29 with hundreds of people near a police compound in Yerevan occupied by gunmen affiliated with an Armenian opposition group. The violence, which left three RFE/RL journalists injured, unfolded amid the sound of gunshots and explosions coming from the compound located in the city's southern Erebuni district.

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  10. CoE secretary general concerns over crisis in YerevanRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Trend

    "I follow with concern the events taking place in our member state of Armenia, where for several days already, an armed group has taken hostages in a police station in Yerevan," the Secretary General said in a statement. "I would like to recall that in states governed by the rule of law, all conflicts should be resolved through political dialogue with a respect for democratic norms and standards," the statement reads.

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  11. Thorbjørn Jagland: Freedom of assembly must be fully respectedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Groong

    Secretary General of the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland expressed his concerns over events taking place in Yerevan. "I follow with concern the events taking place in our member state of Armenia, where for several days already, an armed group has taken hostages in a police station in Yerevan.

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  12. At least 30 injured in clashes between protestors, police in YerevanRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Trend

    Rally started on Freedom Square in Armenian capital in support of the armed group that seized the police building in Yerevan July 29. The armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the opposition Armenian civil initiative 'Founding Parliament' Zhirayr Sefilyan.

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  13. ThorbjA rn Jagland: Freedom of assembly must be fully respectedRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Al+ Armenia

    Secretary General of the Council of Europe Secretary General ThorbjA rn Jagland expressed his concerns over events taking place in Yerevan. "I follow with concern the events taking place in our member state of Armenia, where for several days already, an armed group has taken hostages in a police station in Yerevan.

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  14. Riot Police Assault on Protesters In Yerevan, Many InjuredRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Groong

    Riot Police Assault on Protesters In Yerevan, Many Injured July 29, 2016 YEREVAN - Riot police clashed late on Friday with hundreds of people near a police compound in Yerevan occupied by gunmen affiliated with an Armenian opposition group. The violence unfolded amid the sound of gunshots and explosions coming from the compound located in the city's southern Erebuni district.

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  15. Police, protestors clash as Armenia standoff continuesRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

    ... with shields and truncheons deployed smoke and sound bombs against the protesters who chanted "Free independent Armenia!" and "Serzh, leave!" referring to President Serzh Sarkisian, who has led the country since 2008. The gunmen -- supporters of ...

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  16. Claps rock seized police building in YerevanRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Trend

    The armed group seized the headquarters of the police and interior troops in Erebuni, Yerevan, July 17, demanding the release of the participant of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, coordinator of the opposition Armenian civil initiative 'Founding Parliament' Zhirayr Sefilyan.

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  17. Yerevan: At least 29 injured as protesters jostle with policeRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Preliminary data suggest at least 29 people were injured in the jostle between protesters and the police as the former were rallying in support of the armed group that seized a police HQ in Yerevan on Friday, July 29. The group are members of the Sasna Tsrer movement. One police officer was killed, and several more were wounded in a shootout that broke as the members of the group hit the gates of the police department with a track.

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  18. Armed group in Yerevan to respond to police fireRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Trend

    "If the police continue shooting, this will have serious consequences", Varuzhan Avetisyan, one of gunmen, who seized a police station in Yerevan, said July 29, RIA Novosti reported.

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  19. Tear gas, stun grenades, violence near seized police HQ in YerevanRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | PanArmenian Network

    PanARMENIAN.Net - Police on Friday, July 29 evening dispersed a rally in support of the armed group that sized a patrol department in Yerevan in the early hours of July 17. Using tear gas and stun grenades, the police declined to negotiate with the coordinators of the protest and demanded that the protesters immediately clear the area. RFE/RL Armenian service is providing a live coverage of the incident, according to which protesters and some of their own correspondents were beaten by police officers wearing civilian clothes.

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  20. U.S. 'Deeply Troubled' By Armenian StandoffRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Armenian Liberty

    Armenia -- Armenian opposition supporters shout and gesture in front of riot police blocking the streets to Erebuni police station seized by gunmen - supporters of fringe jailed opposition leader Zhirayr Sefilian - in Yerevan early, July 28, 2016 The United States on Friday called for the immediate release of three Armenian medics held by armed members of a radical opposition group in a Yerevan police compound seized by them almost two weeks ago. It also urged the Armenian authorities to seek a "peaceful resolution" of their standoff with the two dozen gunmen demanding President Serzh Sarkisian's resignation.

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