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Anti-government protesters shut down traffic on the Noyemberyan-Bagratashen roadway for one hour today before Tavoush Provincial Governor Hovik Abovyan arrived on the scene, demanding that the protesters disperse. Some of the protesters headed to the nearby community of Kogb. Note: Today is ...
Tens of thousands of Armenian opposition supporters rallied Saturday for a ninth consecutive day to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarksyan, but he said the country needed his experience to tackle problems such as Nagorno-Karabakh. Sarksyan was appointed prime minister this ...

Charles Aznavour has issued a statement, expressing his concern over the situation in Armenia. "Even though I am far away because of my obligations, my heart remains in Armenia. I am very affected and worried about the current situation. I invite all parties to sit around the table in order to find a ...
Watch: Demonstrators wrestle with police at Armenia anti-PM protest. Demonstrators clashed with police in Armenia as anti-prime minister protests entered their eighth day. Read full ...
The president and his Republican Party argued that this change was necessary in order to democratise Armenia's political system, insisting that Sargsyan did not intend to assume the office of prime minister. On Tuesday, however, he did just that: Amid widespread popular protests and civil ...
The organiser of anti-government protests in Armenia says he will hold talks with Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan early on Sunday. Nikol Pashinyan has been leading calls for Mr Sargsyan to resign over a constitutional change that opponents say is an attempt to retain power. The change ...

Since Serj Tankian follows the developments in Armenia and some expect him to become their full-fledged participant, we have dedicated the new Key ... "The head of the state has wished Serj Tankian further success in his career and thanked Mr Tankian for his actions that benefit Armenia," reads ...
Protests continued in Yerevan on April 20 against former Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian's move into his new role as prime minister. Speaking to Current Time TV, opposition lawmaker and protest leader Nikol Pashinian said that the protests are entirely peaceful, and called on police not to ... police
It's the most culturally important bread in Armenia, added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list in 2014. The act of baking lavash has also been documented in countless paintings. In the 1970s, President Gerald Ford even selected a print of Armenian Ladies Baking Lavash by Armenian ...
American experts on the post-Soviet space discussed United States policy toward a shifting political and security landscape in Armenia, concluding that Washington has little leverage to influence events there. The Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies on April 2 held a ...
Armenia is a country with intolerant attitude not only to Jews, but also to representatives of other nationalities, Azerbaijani MP Musa Guliyev told Trend April 3. He said that Armenia can be considered a monoethnic country, because apart from Armenians, no representatives of other nationalities live there.
Commander of the Armenian Armed Forces General Staff Movses Hakobyan has confirmed lawfulness of deployment of Russian military police in the territory of the Russian military base in Gyumri. “All the actions were legal. We are to decide, and we shall do it. The public will be informed,” the Armenian ...
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The Armenian government reported on Tuesday a sharp rise in the number of new information technology firms that have qualified for tax breaks introduced three years ago to boost Armenia's rapidly growing IT sector. Under a government bill passed by the Armenian parliament in ...
VisaMetric LLC registered in Armenia earlier this year, and its founder and only shareholder is an Istanbul-based company called VisaMetric Visa Services and Consultancy Foreign Trade Organization, the news site Hetq reported. A VisaMetric website said it was established in 2013 by iDATA Danişmanlik ...
Eight people have been injured by the explosion of a pressurized canister at a Burger King restaurant in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, police said. Police said the explosion occurred late on April 2 in the kitchen of the restaurant in Yerevan's downtown area. They said three Armenians, three Russians, ...
Sevak was chosen to represent Armenia via the national selection programme on Public Television of Armenia. Armenia has used various methods to select the Armenian entry in the past, such as a live televised national final to choose the performer, song or both to compete at Eurovision. In 2017 AMPTV ...
“Each Boston Marathon participant has to specify the country they are running for,” explains Sara Fountain, the 23 year-old Armenian-American who will be carrying the Armenian flag in the race this year, “I registered under Armenia as I am living here, so the demographic info for the race records will reflect ...

YEREVAN, March 29. /TASS/. Russia will start supplying weapons to Armenia under a new $100 mln loan in 2018, Deputy Head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov said on Thursday. "They [supplies] are envisaged for 2018," Drozhzhov told reporters at the ...
Processing companies operating in Armenia have increased the production volumes of canned products. As Panorama.am learn from the National Statistical Service (NSS), a total of 198.1 tons of canned products have been produced in Armenia in January 2018, a 7.6 % increase from the year before.
Only after I moved to the Edinburgh to study in the university, which is far-abroad from Turkey, I came to realize that Armenia was no further than the most distant part of my country, both geographically as a neighbor of Turkey, and culturally as an ancient friend of this people. I would talk at great lengths ...
Armenia and Greece are facing common security challenges and threats, Greece's visiting Minister for National Defense, Panos Kammenos, has said. "Greece and Armenia were, are and will be always together. We have common values, common history, common victims of the two big genocides of the ...
YEREVAN–Armenia will continue purchasing Russian-made weapons despite possible sanctions from the West against Russia, Deputy Defense Minister David Pakhchanyan said at a news conference Wednesday. “Of course, sanctions are a problem, but the issue of security is a top priority for us, and ...
The official made clear that Armenia is also keen to step up “military-technical cooperation” with other foreign nations, including China, Serbia and NATO member Poland. Incidentally, defense companies from these and a dozen other nations, including Germany and Italy, will take part in an arms exhibition ...
“Given that the bill signed by President Trump earlier this month maintains foreign assistance spending at a level similar to last year, indications are positive that a robust level of assistance funding for Armenia will remain. We will keep the Armenian government and people informed as the spending ...
A fierce war broke out between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan. As a result of the war, Armenian armed forces occupied some 20 percent of Azerbaijani territory which includes Nagorno-Karabakh and seven adjacent districts (Lachin, Kalbajar, Aghdam, Fuzuli, ...
After the developments in April 2016 when the tension on the contact line grew into large-scale hostilities commonly referred to as 'the four-day war', Armenia accused Moscow of selling weapons to Azerbaijan in bulk. There were speculations that it was exactly due to Russia's policy that the Azerbaijani ...
CHICAGO—Chicago-area Armenians, members of the city's consular corps, and countless associates celebrated the establishment of the city's first Honorary Consulate of The Republic of Armenia on the evening of March 22. The Consulate will serve the States of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Wisconsin, and ...
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are enjoying a welcome injection of revenues from the annual influx of Iranians enjoying their long Nowruz Persian new year holiday. Anecdotal evidence indicates that the number of Iranians heading to the South Caucasus for part of the two-week long festive break is on ...
YEREVAN. – The American dollar's (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 480.22/$1 in Armenia on Wednesday; this is down by AMD 0.05 from Tuesday, informed the press service of the Central Bank of Armenia. The exchange rate for one euro was AMD 595.18 (down ...
The large-scale event will bring together the heads of the largest enterprises, leading experts of public institutions, ministries and departments of the Republic of Armenia, representatives of industrial complex of other states. The exhibition will feature enterprises from Belarus, Bulgaria, Germany, Kazakhstan ...
"During the 10 years of ruling in the country, Serzh Sargsyan achieved only failures and catastrophic indicators in all spheres," David Hovhannisyan, member of the "Reject Serzh" initiative, said on March 28 during the discussion of further steps to combat Sargsyan's rule in Armenia, Azernews reports.
The Armenian government is to invest almost 47 million US dollars to enable the Development Foundation of Armenia to reach its targets for 2018, as well as rebranding it Business Armenia. The organisation is responsible for finding and increasing investment in the country. For 2018 Business Armenia ...
NEW YORK—It was a unique musical event to celebrate a special anniversary. “Musical Armenia 35,” held at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on March 18, had all the ingredients of a thrilling celebration—inspiring music by professional artists, recognition of a special anniversary, and a tribute to a ...
A possible new IMF-supported arrangement would assist the government in achieving Armenia's vision to become a diversified middle-income economy. “We held productive discussions on policies and actions for the rest of 2018 and the medium term. Good progress was made in identifying reform ...
YEREVAN—Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Tuesday warned Baku to refrain from using language that can derail the peace talks, specifically slamming recent comments by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev who has claimed Armenia as part of “historic Azerbaijan.” Speaking during a ...
YEREVAN—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) of Armenia recently held its 21st Supreme Assembly in Aghveran, Armenia. After hearing the biennial report from the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia and assessing the activates of the ARF in Armenia, the Assembly elected a new ARF Supreme ...
Singer-songwriter Sevak Khanagyan was born in Metsavan, Armenia, in 1987. He first started writing music when he was just seven years old, when he also entered music school. Sevak graduated from the Kursk Cultural College and later went for higher education at the Moscow State Classical Academy.
The prime minister's powers will expand in Armenia. The list of agencies subordinate to him/her will now also include the Police, the National Security Council, the State Protection and State Control Services. Under the government's proposed legislative package which has already been approved by the ...
News.Az reprints from Vestnik Kavkaza the article headlined 'Armenia: Why mononational state still always loses' by Gennady Gazaryan. According to the United Nations Population Fund, Armenia has approached the threshold of aging societies: as early as 2050, almost a quarter of the population of the ...
YEREVAN. – Speaking on the air of state-funded Public TV Company of Armenia, Movses Hakobyan, Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, assured that the armed forces are ready for the resumption of war. “The adversary [Azerbaijan] perfectly realizes that,” he added. “And this is the ...
Hi, this is Hetq photographer Narek Aleksanyan, here to tell you, via photos, about my recent hitchhiking to the south of Armenia. Although me and my friend Tsovinar planned to hitchhike to the north - Lori Province, in the end we found ourselves heading to the south - Vayots Dzor and Syunik Provinces.
YEREVAN, March 23. /ARKA/. Armenia's Minister of Economic Development and Investments Suren Karayan received today an IMF team led by Damien Shiels, a Global Product Specialist for the services sector in the Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice (FCI) of the World Bank Group ...
GLENDALE—Armenian around the world are celebrating the centennial of Armenia's declaration of independence on May 28, 1918 with programs of all sorts. The birth of the First Republic will be commemorated in Armenia with national events, for example, while in the diaspora conferences are being ...
According to several analysts, Armenia is now moving away from direct democracy, given that the outgoing president Serzh Sarksyan nominated his successor as long ago as 2008. The presidency is now meant to be a largely ceremonial role, with power shifting to the prime minister and parliament.
PanARMENIAN.Net - To celebrate the International Women's Day, Total War: Rome 2's new culture pack Desert Kingdoms will feature imacient women rulers and warriors, including Queen Erato of Armenia, Polygon reports. Erato was a princess of the Kingdom of Armenia and member of the Artaxiad ...
On March 7, the president-elect met with the professors and staff of London School of Economics and Political Science. Sarkissian presented Armenia's economic opportunities and peculiarities of the transition period to the parliamentary form of government. The prospects for the implementation of joint ...
A U.S. citizen fugitive, who has been extradited from Armenia to the United States, violated his pretrial release. Ben Reece, 35, was returned to Taylor County, Iowa, after allegedly skipping out on bond in 2017 and fleeing the country, kmaland.com reported. The sheriff's office says Reece was arrested in ...
The Taylor County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. State Department, U.S. Marshals Service, the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan, Armenia, Iowa Department of Public Safety Division of Intelligence, Interpol, the Armenian Government and the Taylor County Attorney's Office.
A senior Armenian Health Ministry official has acknowledged that the government's controversial new restrictions on pharmaceutical sales touched off some problems, but he said Yerevan is moving to resolve them. Deputy Health Minister Sergey Khachatrian said on March 7 that health officials suspected ...
WASHINGTON—The bipartisan Congressional Armenian Caucus held a reception on March 7 in the U.S. Capitol celebrating the Armenia-U.S. Parliamentary delegation's visit to Washington, D.C., and highlighting the growing diplomatic and economic ties between the two countries, reported the Armenian ...


 

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