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Worshippers kiss the marble walls and gaze at an ornate peacock inlaid with multi-coloured stones as the world’s largest Yazidi temple opens in Armenia. An ancient ethnic group long persecuted for their faith, Yazidis have found a safehaven in the ex-Soviet Caucasus country, where they have a community of around 35,000, and are able to freely practice their religion.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is known for her large social media presence and clever comebacks to critics. Here are some of her best Twitter moments.

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Armenia’s 250,000 Person Revolution, Explained

Last April, Armenia had a bloodless revolution to declare the resignation of their previous President turned Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan. Opposition leader and current Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan led these peaceful demonstrations. Pashinyan and his supporters called for a more democratic governmental system in Armenia.

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Death threats for Armenia transgender woman after parliament speech | AFP

Lilit Martirosyan is the first transgender woman to have spoken in Armenia’s Parliament, having made a speech against pervasive violations of LGBT rights in her socially conservative country. Despite receiving death threats after this bold move, she says she continues to fight for her community’s rights.

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In robotics classes, Armenian teens dream of high-tech future

In a slick classroom in Armenia’s Yerevan, the capital of one of the poorest post-Soviet republics, students peer intently at the screen of their ultra-modern Apple Macs during a computer programming course made possible thanks to arguably the country’s most exciting high-tech project. At Tumo, a cutting edge after-school learning centre, thousands of teens study web design, robotics, animation, music, digital media and more.

Armenia Genocide protesters scuffle with police outside Turkish Consulate in Greece

Hundreds of Armenians took to the streets outside the Turkish Consulate in Thessaloniki on Wednesday to demand they take responsibility for the Armenian Genocide.

Scuffles broke out between riot police, who were guarding the consulate, and the protesters who had earlier marched through the city waving flags and chanting slogans.

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How deadly earthquake devastated Soviet Armenia three decades ago

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French-speaking countries summit kicks off in Yerevan

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A vigil for Charles Aznavour in Armenia

(1 Oct 2018) Charles Aznavour, known as France’s Frank Sinatra, has died at 94. Born in Paris to Armenian parents, Aznavour always remembered his Armenian roots. A vigil was held Monday night in Yerevan and attended by the country’s prime minister. (Oct. 1)

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Armenia’s Youth Hopeful After Political Change

With mass protests wracking Armenia since last month, many hope political change in the poverty-ridden former Soviet republic will be a watershed moment for the country, stemming the hemorrhage of educated students and convincing some to return. (May 8)

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