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Armenia Must Secure Recognition for Artsakh, Lawmaker Says

Armenia Must Secure Recognition for Artsakh, Lawmaker Says

Armenia should attain international recognition for the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Artak Zakaryan, head of the Armenian National Assembly’s committee on foreign relations, told journalists on Wednesday.

October 22nd, 2014

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EU to Support Small Business in Armenia with Finance, Advise

EU to Support Small Business in Armenia with Finance, Advise

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) issued statements today on the importance of access to finance and access to know-how for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia.

October 22nd, 2014

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A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

The bullying tactics by leading figures of Armenia’s oligarch-infested ruling Republican Party of Armenia unfortunately have become commonplace in Armenia’s socio-political reality.

October 21st, 2014

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Rouhani Invited to Commemorate Genocide Centennial in Yerevan

Rouhani Invited to Commemorate Genocide Centennial in Yerevan

Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrhamian had a meeting with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani on Monday in Tehran, where he presented Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian’s invitation to President Rouhani to join him in commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan in April 2015.

October 21st, 2014

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ABMDR Hosts 2nd European Immunogenetics Conference in Armenia

ABMDR Hosts 2nd European Immunogenetics Conference in Armenia

For the second time since 2011, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) hosted the Educational Meeting and Workshop of the European Federation of Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility (EFI). The conference took place in Yerevan during Oct. 3 and 4.

October 21st, 2014

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Artsakh Hosts Wine Festival

Artsakh Hosts Wine Festival

On Oct. 18, Artsakh’s Togh village, located in the Hadrout region, hosted the Artsakh’s Wine Festival. The Festival featured wines made in the region and other parts of Artsakh and Armenia.

October 21st, 2014

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Sahakian Invites Presidents of US, France and Russia to Artsakh

Sahakian Invites Presidents of US, France and Russia to Artsakh

The President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Bako Sahakian told Voice of America that he has extended an invitation to the presidents of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries, the US, France and Russia, to visit Artsakh.

October 20th, 2014

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Minsk Group Co-Chairs Issue Report on Regional Visit

Minsk Group Co-Chairs Issue Report on Regional Visit

The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group have issued a statement summing up the results of their recent visit to the South Caucasus.

October 20th, 2014

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Iran, Armenia Form Commission to Boost Trade

Iran, Armenia Form Commission to Boost Trade

Senior officials from Iran and Armenia agreed on Monday to establish a high joint commission to elevate bilateral ties in a host of fields.

October 20th, 2014

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Armenia Slams Azerbaijan in Minsk Group Meeting

Armenia Slams Azerbaijan in Minsk Group Meeting

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian harshly criticized Azerbaijan for its “destructive position and unwillingness to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict,” as he met with the US, Russian and French co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on Friday in Yerevan.

October 17th, 2014

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Sarkisian Delays Decision on Constitutional Reform

Sarkisian Delays Decision on Constitutional Reform

President Serzh Sarkisian appears to have delayed a key decision in the controversial process of constitutional reform initiated by him, citing the need for “additional discussions” with Armenia’s main political groups.

October 17th, 2014

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Over 40 Percent of Armenians Below Poverty Line

Over 40 Percent of Armenians Below Poverty Line

An estimated 42 percent of people in Armenia are living below the poverty line, according to a study conducted in 2013 by the Sociometer research center.

October 17th, 2014

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Armenia Hosts World Conference on ‘Chess in Schools’

Armenia Hosts World Conference on ‘Chess in Schools’

An international conference on “Chess in Schools” is underway in Yerevan taking place from Oct. 16 to 18. The event has brought together 180 representatives from 30 countries.

October 17th, 2014

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Defense Ministry, Polish Firm Launch Joint Venture in Manufacturing

Defense Ministry, Polish Firm Launch Joint Venture in Manufacturing

In a further boost to Polish-Armenian military cooperation, the Armenian Defense Ministry and a Polish defense company inaugurated on Thursday a joint venture in Armenia manufacturing protective equipment for armed forces.

October 16th, 2014

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