Tycoons have donated millions of dollars to religious construction over the last 15 years, but questions surround the practice. Eurasianet.org reports
Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations at the United Nations, Edmond Mulet, has said that the UN itself asked Armenia to expand its engagement in peacekeeping missions, after considering the discipline and professionalism of the Armed Forces of Armenia.
Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC) will consider the sale of the Hrazdan Power Plant to the Russia-based Tashir Group, when it convenes for a regular meeting on October 9, according to reports that have emerged today.
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Sunday that talks with Armenian officials concluded with a decision to increase gas and electricity imports, Mehr News Agency reports.
A senior Pentagon official discussed Armenia’s growing participation in international peacekeeping operations supported by the United States with Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian, during a visit to Yerevan on Monday.
Former President Robert Kocharian on Tuesday reaffirmed his strong opposition to sweeping constitutional changes sought by President Serzh Sarkisian, saying that they would indefinitely keep the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) in power “regardless of its popularity.”
The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) has sent a letter of protest to OSCE asking that the co-chairs objectively point to Azerbaijan as the side that continues to violate the ceasefire agreement with Armenia and that blocks a constructive peace process.
Nikolay Bordyuzha, the secretary general of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), condemned Azerbaijan over the weekend for shelling Armenian villages during the latest escalation of tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Armenian Embassy in Damascus held a reception on Sunday commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia’s independence at the al-Sham Hotel.
Armenia’s National Assembly approved a package of constitutional reforms today that introduce a plan to change the governance system of the country from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary republic. The document will be put to a national referendum later this year. The final vote for the package was 104 to 10, with 3 abstentions.