In the two years since Tehran was relieved of the crippling nuclear sanctions, the Iranians have looked for economic progress to their northwest. Russia, however, ensures Iran won’t find both hands free in Azerbaijan, Armenia and Georgia.
Former physics professor at Cambridge and longstanding ambassador to the UK ran unopposed.
Backed by the ruling Republicans, Armen Sarkissian leads Armenia's presidential race but questions about the mysterious end of his brief stint as prime minister and when exactly he renounced his British citizenship are undermining his credibility.
Fight broke out when members of the opposition Yekir Tsirani party tried to hand containers of sewage to Yerevan mayor Taron Markarian.
Vallex Group to retain only a few of its 1,200 employees amid row over pollution from open-pit copper mine.