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Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian Named Prime Minister

Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian Named Prime Minister

President Serzh Sarkisian announced on Sunday his decision to appoint the influential parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamian as Armenia’s new prime minister, reported RFE/Rl.

April 13th, 2014

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Armenia Welcomes US Senate Bill Recognizing Genocide

Armenia Welcomes US Senate Bill Recognizing Genocide

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian welcomed on Friday the passing of a resolution in the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calling for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

April 11th, 2014

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Warlick ‘Concerned’ over Tensions on Azeri-Artsakh Border

Warlick ‘Concerned’ over Tensions on Azeri-Artsakh Border

The OSCE Minsk Group’s U.S. Co-chair James Warlick is deeply concerned over continued violence on the border between Azerbaijan and Artsakh and its potential to damage the peace process.

April 11th, 2014

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Video Game Convention Kicks Off in Yerevan

Video Game Convention Kicks Off in Yerevan

A video game developers’ competition and trade show kicked off on Friday in Yerevan, Armenia, for its fourth year in a row, attracting hundreds of spectators, competitors, and investors. Entitled “Open Play,” the event is a competition for developers of computer and mobile games and is organized by a tech industry advocacy group, Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), and by Orange Armenia.

April 11th, 2014

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ARF Among Parties Consulting with Sarkisian

ARF Among Parties Consulting with Sarkisian

A delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation leaders on Thursday met with President Serzh Sarkisian, as part of series of consultations the president held with the parties represented in the National Assembly.

April 10th, 2014

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New Prime Minister to Be Announced Monday

New Prime Minister to Be Announced Monday

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party will announce Armenia’s next Prime Minister on Monday, April 14, following a meeting of the Party’s executive body, Republican Party Spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov told the press Thursday.

April 10th, 2014

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Sarkisian Declines Third Term

Sarkisian Declines Third Term

President Serzh Sarkisian said on Thursday that he will not seek another reelection but stopped short of categorically ruling out the possibility of becoming prime minister after completing his second presidential term in 2018.

April 10th, 2014

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Stepanakert Calls on International Community to Condemn Maragha Massacre

Stepanakert Calls on International Community to Condemn Maragha Massacre

22 years ago, on April 10, the village of Maragha located in the Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh was attacked by Azerbaijani forces. The Maragha Massacre was the mass murder of ethnic Armenian civilians. Up to now the Azerbaijani government has not been appropriately reprimanded by the international community.

April 10th, 2014

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Ex-Prime Minister Speaks to Protesters at Rally

Ex-Prime Minister Speaks to Protesters at Rally

Armenia’s recently resigned former Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, spoke on Wednesday to young protesters demonstrating outside the Armenian Finance Ministry in Yerevan against the government’s controversial pension reform law.

April 9th, 2014

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Azeri Family Given Asylum in Armenia

Azeri Family Given Asylum in Armenia

The Armenian authorities have granted political asylum to an Azerbaijani family that crossed into Armenia via Georgia earlier this year.

April 7th, 2014

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Why International Mining Companies Flock to Armenia

Why International Mining Companies Flock to Armenia

YEREVAN (Hetq.am)—A report recently released by two environmental activists in Armenia suggests that international mining companies are flocking to Armenia because the government is incredibly lax when it comes to levying environmental usage fees.
The report, “Environmental and Environment Usage Payments in the Mining Sector” was prepared by Marineh Baghdasaryan, a graduate of the State Institute [...]

April 7th, 2014

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Armenian Wrestler Crowned European Champion

Armenian Wrestler Crowned European Champion

Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestler Artur Aleksanyan defeated his Turkish opponent Cenk Ildem in the finals of the 2014 European Wrestling Championships in Vantaa, Finland, to claim the European title for the third time in his career.

April 7th, 2014

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Yerevan to Host First Mobile App Expo

Yerevan to Host First Mobile App Expo

Armenia’s IT Enterprises Union, a tech industry trade organization, announced on Monday that it will be hosting Armenia’s first ever mobile app. exhibition show in Yerevan. Dubbed Mobile App Expo 2014, the event will take play on May 30.

April 7th, 2014

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Sarkisian Vows ‘Substantial Changes’ in Gov’t following Prime Minister’s Resignation

Sarkisian Vows ‘Substantial Changes’ in Gov’t following Prime Minister’s Resignation

President Serzh Sarkisian on Friday insisted that he did not force Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan to resign and pledged to significantly change the composition of Armenia’s government.

April 4th, 2014

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