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Defense Minister Vows Bolstered Security at Border

Defense Minister Vows Bolstered Security at Border

After the signing of the ceasefire agreement in 1994, Azerbaijan has been constantly escalating tension at the line of contact by opening fire in the direction of Nagorno Karabakh and undertaking infringement on its territory, Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said at a government meeting today.

July 17th, 2014

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ARF, Opposition Parties to Contest Pension Law at Constitutional Court

ARF, Opposition Parties to Contest Pension Law at Constitutional Court

Members of the informal minority coalition in the Armenian parliament intend to contest the constitutionality of the amended law on funded pensions portions of which were already recognized as unconstitutional earlier this year.

July 17th, 2014

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Gazprombank’s Armenian Operations ‘Unaffected’ by Latest U.S. Sanctions

Gazprombank’s Armenian Operations ‘Unaffected’ by Latest U.S. Sanctions

The recent, tougher sanctions against Russia announced by Washington on Wednesday, targeting major banks and energy companies, will not affect the financial stability of Gazprombank, Areximbank-Gazprombank Group, Gazprombank’s Armenian subsidiary, said Thursday in a statement.

July 17th, 2014

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ONEArmenia Launches Creative Mode of Transportation in Yerevan

ONEArmenia Launches Creative Mode of Transportation in Yerevan

On June 30, ONEArmenia launched a community bus that doubles as a creative space.

July 17th, 2014

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Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

The arrest, on Tuesday, of prominent Karabakh businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan in Moscow could have political motivations led by Azerbaijan, according to a statement released by General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, commander of the Karabakh forces during the liberation of Shushi.

July 16th, 2014

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Artsakh Authorities Accuse Azeri Commandos of Teen’s Murder

Artsakh Authorities Accuse Azeri Commandos of Teen’s Murder

Authorities in Nagorno-Karabakh insist they have “serious grounds” to assume that an Armenian teenager who was found dead on Tuesday, after a long search, had been killed by Azerbaijani “saboteurs,” RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am) reports.

July 16th, 2014

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Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

Body of 17-Year-Old Karvachar Youth Found

The remains of the a 17-year-old Karvachar resident, Smat Tsakanian, believed to have been abducted from his home by Azerbaijani commandos earlier this month was found in Nor Erkedj, reported Armlur.am.

July 15th, 2014

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Sargsyan Begins Ambassadorship in US

Sargsyan Begins Ambassadorship in US

“The United States attaches great importance to its relationship with Armenia,” said US President Barak Obama on Tuesday as he ceremonially accepted the credentials of Armenia’s new ambassador to the United States, Tigran Sargsyan, who served previously as Armenia’s prime minister.

July 15th, 2014

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Russia Risks Losing Armenia, ARF Leader Says

Russia Risks Losing Armenia, ARF Leader Says

Russia will lose Armenia as an ally if it continues to supply arms to Azerbaijan in large amounts, a leader of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) said on Tuesday.

July 15th, 2014

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Yerevan Plans to Engage in Perinçek Court Case

Yerevan Plans to Engage in Perinçek Court Case

The Government of the Republic of Armenia intends to engage in the case of Turkish nationalist Doğu Perinçek in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) as a third party.

July 15th, 2014

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Armenian Rep. Becomes Leader at ICANN

Armenian Rep. Becomes Leader at ICANN

Armenia’s representative to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Siranush Vardanyan became a leader of her regional department of the organization, the Internet Society of Armenia’s deputy director Grigory Saghian said following his return from a pivotal ICANN international conference in London.

July 15th, 2014

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Yerevan Says Azerbaijani Commandos to be Prosecuted as Criminals

Yerevan Says Azerbaijani Commandos to be Prosecuted as Criminals

Armenia’s Defense Ministry on Monday said a band of what it called Azerbaijani “saboteurs,” which last week infiltrated the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and were captured in the Kelbajar (Karvachar) district, will be prosecuted as criminals, and not as prisoners of war.

July 14th, 2014

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Golden Apricot Film Festival Kicks off in Yerevan

Golden Apricot Film Festival Kicks off in Yerevan

The 11th edition of the annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival commenced in Yerevan on Sunday, as filmmakers, artists, and critics attended its opening ceremony.

July 14th, 2014

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Internet Domain Names Could Include Armenian Alphabet

Internet Domain Names Could Include Armenian Alphabet

Internet URL’s may appear written in the Armenian alphabet starting next year, as the governing body of Internet domain names continues to announce major changes to the system, Deputy Director of the Internet Society of Armenia Grigori Saghian told reporters.

July 14th, 2014

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