UEFA will not grant the region’s team membership unless the ethnic conflict between Azerbaijan and the Armenian minority is resolved and Nagorno-Karabakh gains independence.
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian wants to weaken his predecessor's party in the parliament and cement his leadership. He took over as prime minister in May after weeks of leading anti-corruption protests.
Angela Merkel has offered Germany's help in forging a diplomatic solution to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Baku is the chancellor's last stop on a three-day visit to the South Caucasus.
Representatives of the Russian army apologized to the Armenian government after conducting unannounced war games in a northwest village of Panik. Russia is Armenia's key military ally and has a base on Armenian soil.
Armenia's parliament has elected protest leader Nikol Pashinyan prime minister. The transfer of power after weeks of protests resolves the immediate political crisis, but uncertainty looms on the horizon.
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