YEREVAN -- Thousands of people in Yerevan defied a government ban on antigovernment protests and held a rally that opposition leaders warned could mushroom into an Arab-style revolution if the government doesn't compromise.
The March 17 rally, which attracted an estimated crowd of 10,000, was led by the main opposition group, the Armenian National Congress (HAK)..
Entrance to the Sharif University of Technology's campus in Tehran
March 16, 2011
Student activists are reported to be coming under pressure in Iran following opposition protests last month during which at least two students were killed, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports..
Youth activists are corraled by police in Baku on March 11, when Facebook activists called for "Great People's Day."
March 15, 2011
The chairman of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Europe's main security and democracy organization, has told Azerbaijan to respect free assembly after police broke up peaceful protests last week and arrested dozens of people..
The dangers of a new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno Karabakh. The reactions in Yerevan to the publication of the International Crisis Group report: Preventing War. Andrea Rossini interviews Richard Giragosian, director of the Armenian Center for National and International Studies. [March 2, 2011. The first question is: How was the ICG report received in Armenia?]