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Governor of Syunik Suren Khachatryan (right) converses with Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian at an official event.

Armenian Governor Questioned over Assault

Armenian Governor Questioned over Assault

GORIS, Armenia (RFE/RL)—Law-enforcement officials have questioned Suren Khachatrian, the controversial governor of Armenia’s Syunik province, in connection with a violent attack that was allegedly led by one of his sons, it emerged on Tuesday. The May 2 incident in the regional town of Goris reinforced a widely held belief that Khachatrian and his equally violent

Turkey's EU Minister Volkan Bozkir

Ankara Warns European Parliament about Mentioning Armenian Genocide

ANKARA—Turkey’s EU Minister and Chief Negotiator Volkan Bozkir, speaking to journalists after talks with the European Parliament’s (EP) Turkey Rapporteur Kati Piri, said that Ankara would declare the EP’s upcoming progress report for Turkey “null and void” if it mentions anything about the Armenian Genocide, the Daily Sabah reports. Bozkir made the threats while referring

Armenia's Deputy Minister of the Economy Garegin Melkonyan

Yerevan Hails New Deal With EU

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The Armenian government hopes that its forthcoming new accord with the European Union will be as similar to their scrapped Association Agreement as possible, First Deputy Economy Minister Garegin Melkonian said on Friday. “I’m saying ‘as possible’ because as we all know, we have assumed certain membership obligations to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)

The Vardenis-Martakert Highway (marked in white) will connect to the Goris-Stepanakert and North-South highways (red), built in previous years with telethon funds.

Vardenis-Martakert Highway Set to Open in 2016

YEREVAN (Arka)—The construction of the Vardenis-Martakert highway connecting Armenia with Artsakh will be completed by early 2016, Ara Vardanyan, the executive director of Hayastan Pan-Armenian Fund, told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of the 24th meeting of the Fund’s Board of Trustees in Yerevan. The 116-kilometer-long road link, which began to be constructed in 2011,