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Wednesday 22 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Armenia

Last year
# border clashes
Three Armenians killed as fresh clashes break out with Azerbaijan at border
Last week, the two countries’ foreign ministers met for talks mediated by the US Secretary of State.
# Reaction
'We were 2-0 up and went chasing the third goal when we didn’t need to'
Stephen Kenny praised his side’s performance despite a ‘few minutes of madness’ in blowing a two-goal lead against Armenia.
# close shave
Late Brady penalty spares Ireland humiliating draw with Armenia
Ireland blew a 2-0 lead but ultimately prevailed 3-2 at the Aviva Stadium.
# Selection
Two changes as Ireland team to face Armenia is named
Jeff Hendrick and Robbie Brady return to the starting side.
# Preview
Ireland need to prove a point in Dublin reunion with Armenia
Stephen Kenny’s side host Armenia in their final Nations League game tonight.
# Team news
Stephen Kenny says there will be no 'radical' changes for Armenia clash
Josh Cullen will miss the game through suspension.
# Caucasia
Armenia and Azerbaijan report 155 deaths after ceasefire violations
Hostilities reignited between the longtime adversaries this week.
# Armenia
Almost 100 troops reported killed in fierce Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash
The two countries have been locked in a decades-old conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# Yerevan
Death toll from Armenian blast rises to five with over 60 injured
The cause has not yet been established, but local news reports, said the explosion went off at a place that stored fireworks.
# Nations League
Stuart Armstrong scores twice as Scotland hit back to beat Armenia
John McGinn and Che Adams were also on target.
# Nations League
Anthony Ralston and Scott McKenna net first international goals as Scotland win
The home side enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 victory over Armenia in the Nations League.
# Looking Back
Analysis: Further evolution is needed if Ireland are to solve problems against weakest opponents
Ireland repeated a patter of struggling against defensive sides in a wretched 1-0 loss in Yerevan.
# Reaction
'We need to change our mentality, to win-at-all-costs'
Chiedozie Ogbene lamented Ireland’s speed of play in a dispiriting loss to Armenia.
# Bad start
Ireland undone by stunning strike again as they slump to Nations League loss in Armenia
Eduard Spertsyan’s second-half goal condemned Ireland to an opening day loss against the group’s lowest seeds.
# Selection
Bazunu misses out and Troy Parrott handed start as Kenny names team to face Armenia
Caoimhin Kelleher starts in goal.
# Preview
Preview: Ireland out to break one of the worst Nations League records in Europe against Armenia
Stephen Kenny has set his side the target of winning their group – tonight Ireland take the first step in making good on his ambition.
# busy period
'This is our opportunity to get ahead now' - Kenny unworried by hectic Nations League schedule
Ireland face four games in 11 days, beginning away to Armenia on Saturday.
# Armenia
Mari and Dossen one fight away from medal following wins at European Championships
Both fighters will be back in the ring on Friday as they look to advance to the last four.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Armenia
Thousands rally in Armenia against Karabakh concessions
Karabakh was at the centre of a six-week war in 2020 that claimed more than 6,500 lives before it ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire agreement.
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# Armenia
EU leaders look to deepen relations with former Soviet republics
The EU summit with its Eastern partnership came on the same day as Russia issued Washington a series of security demands.
# Peace Deal
Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot
The leader of an opposition party in Armenia was arrested yesterday after being summoned to the headquarters of the country’s security forces.
# Truce
Armenia and Azerbaijan agree to end fighting over the Nagorno-Karabakh region
The peace deal comes with the deployment of Russian peacekeepers.
# Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.
# Conflict
Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation
Rockets have struck residential areas in Nagorono-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their conflict over the territory.
# Conflict
Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# Truce
Azerbaijan and Armenia report shelling of cities despite ceasefire
Azerbaijani authorities said today that nine civilians had been killed and more than 30 wounded following missile strikes.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer
Mediation talks leading to the ceasefire were facilitated by Russia.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Armenia reports heavy losses as fighting intensifies with Azerbaijan in disputed region
The Armenian prime minister said the country is “facing possibly the most decisive moment in our millennia-old history”.
# Armenia
'The people who are dying were born in 2002, 2003, why are they at war?'
Irish-Armenians are calling for the international community to intervene as deadly fighting continues in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.
# Azerbaijan
Death toll rises in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of UN Security Council's emergency talks
Fierce fighting raged between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces yesterday despite pleas for calm.
# Nagorny Karabakh
Explainer: Why has conflict erupted between Armenia and Azerbaijan?
Fighting erupted again over the weekend in a long-running territorial dispute.
# Nagorno Karabakh
Dozens of people killed as fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan enters second day
The countries have been locked since the early 1990s in a territorial dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh.
# Caucasus
'A step away from large-scale war': Fighting erupts between Azerbaijan and Armenia over disputed region
Azerbaijan claims to have captured seven Armenian-controlled villages.
# perfect campaign
Mancini: I don't know if rivals are worried, but they'd prefer not to face Italy
Italy coach Roberto Mancini believes rivals would prefer to avoid playing his team at Euro 2020.
# Bobby Manc
Azzurri complete stunning campaign with remarkable 9-1 rout of Armenia
Roberto Mancini’s Italy turned on the style in their final Group J game.
# Explainer
Explainer: What were the Armenian massacres and why is it controversial to describe them as a 'genocide'?
Recognition of the killings as ‘genocide’ is the subject of a dispute between Turkey and Armenia.
# Genocide
'A grave mistake': Turkey rejects US recognition of Armenian genocide
The Armenians say the mass killings of their people from 1915 to 1917 amounted to genocide, a claim recognised by some 30 countries.
# Review
Italy ride their luck to see off 10-man Armenia
An Andrea Belotti brace and a solitary effort from substitute Lorenzo Pellegrini settled a spicy contest.
# Champions
Spain crowned U19 European champions thanks to double from 19-year-old Valencia forward
Ferran Torres scored a goal in either half to help Spain secure the Uefa U19 European Championship.