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Man from Armenia accused of using skimming device at Merrimack gas station ... MERRIMACK, N.H. —. A man from Armenia is accused of setting up a skimming device at a Merrimack gas station. WMUR-TV. Merrimack Police Department. Advertisement. Shant Sergeyi Bagratyan, 22, is charged with three ...
The groups say their experience in fighting electoral fraud in Armenia leads them to make such a claim, adding that in the past the Police, Special Investigative Service, the courts, and Public Radio and TV have either carried out violations, or covered them up, and nothing convinces them that these ...

The ARF in Armenia has called on all parliamentary factions to meet before the National Assembly is set to elect a new prime minister for the country on May 1 and formulate a “united political agenda and agree upon a candidate enjoying the confidence of the people”. In a statement released today, the ...
Armenia's acting head of government has pulled out of talks with opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan for a second time this week, deepening ongoing political turmoil in the Caucasus nation following the former leader's snap resignation. Despite calling for a solution to the crisis through dialogue, acting ...
Armenia · Azerbaijan · Georgia. South Asia. Afghanistan · Pakistan. Balkans. Bosnia · Kosovo · Macedonia · Montenegro · Serbia. East Europe. Belarus · Moldova · Ukraine. More. Visuals · Pressroom · About. Search Search. Pashinian Demands 'Really Free' Elections In Armenia. share. Share on Facebook ...
“Sarkisian wasn't running Armenia like a country, he was running it like his own personal fiefdom,” Varazdat Mkrtchian, the 51-year-old commander of the Eagle 30 Battalion that fought in the four-day war in April 2016 in the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh, told RFE/RL in Yerevan. “His people were ...

Armenia's acting prime minister has said the country will hold new elections if all parties agree to it, prompting celebrations Wednesday on the streets of the capital, Yerevan. Protests have been building for the last two weeks over an alleged power grab by former prime minister Serzh Sargsyan, who ...
That's what's happening right now in Armenia. For over two weeks, huge, mostly youthful crowds have been holding rolling demonstrations in the center of Yerevan and other Armenian cities, reacting to an attempt by two-term President Serzh Sargsyan to extend his grip on power. Most previous “color ...
Tens of thousands of opposition protesters have returned to the streets in Armenia despite the resignation of long-standing leader Serzh Sargsyan. In a speech to demonstrators, opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan called on the entire government to resign. Acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan earlier ...
The following is an official Armenian government press release. On April 22, Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian and Minister of Justice Davit Harutyunyan met with the heads of diplomatic missions accredited to Armenia. Minister Nalbandian drew the attention of the attendees to the ...
Police in Armenia have detained an opposition MP who has been leading anti-government protests, sparking angry scenes. Nikol Pashinyan was picked up after Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan cut short a televised meeting between the two. 9h ago. Share this with Facebook · Share this with Twitter · Share this with ...
A day after the detention of protest leader Nikol Pashinian, thousands of antigovernment demonstrators have once again been taking to the streets of Yerevan, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Serzh Sarkisian. Today marks the 11th day of mass rallies against Sarkisian's shift to the newly powerful ...
Monday marked the eleventh consecutive day of anti-government protests in Armenia. On Sunday, Nikol Pashinyan and two other opposition politicians were arrested at a protest in Yerevan. A statement from the prosecutor general said the opposition leaders "were detained as they were committing ...
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 the ...
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 month ...
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 solution ...
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 article ...

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 disobedience, ...
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 transferred ...
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 the ...
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 protect ...
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 ...
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.


 

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