Armenian athlete Tigran Gevorgyan won a gold medal in open water swimming tournament at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles, the U.S. Embassy to Armenia announced on Friday.
The Sixth Pan-Armenian Games have opened in Yerevan, bringing together over 6,300 athletes from Armenia and Armenian communities abroad.
Armenia’s national postal operator, HayPost, together with the Ministry of Finance announced the launch of HayPost’s new service, “ShopInAmerica,” an online portal that will allow residents of Armenia to purchase tax-free goods from the US.
President Serzh Sarkissian took part in a commencement ceremony on Sunday for graduating officers of Armenia’s Ministry of Defense Vazgen Sargsyan Military Institute.
Iranian First Vice President Es’hagh Jahangiri and Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan discussed Armenia’s and Iran’s bilateral relations during a phone conversation on Saturday, including the deepening of cooperation on gas and electricity exchanges.
Ara Toranian and Murad Papazian, co-chairs of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF), met with the French Foreign Ministry advisor on strategic issues, Guillaume Ollagnier, to express their discontent with a joint circular of the Ministries of Foreign and Internal Affairs of France recently published by French media.
The Armenian government will use the money received through the sale of one of the country’s largest electric power generating facilities to subsidize the rise in electricity prices.
The Latin American Parliament (Parlatino) approved on Friday July 31 a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide.
The co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have met with foreign ambassadors in Ankara to inform them about recent tensions with the Turkish government, as clashes between militants and security officials have intensified in recent days across Turkey.
Three ethnic Yezidi families have taken refuge in Armenia after leaving their homes in Iraqi Kurdistan, close to territories controlled by the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS).