During a protest organized by the Nor Zartonk youth movement on Friday demanding the return of Camp Armen to the Armenian community in Turkey, newly-elected Turkish parliament member Garo Paylan said the issue of Camp Armen is proof of the Armenian Genocide.
Within 24 hours of making a nationally-broadcast hate speech publicly laying claim to all of Armenia and Artsakh as Azerbaijani land, President Ilham Aliyev’s armed forces launched a cross-border attack from Nakhichevan on Armenia that took the life of Armenian soldier Arman Mayisi Yepremian.
20-yr old Margarita Gasparyan bows out in the first round at Wimbledon. To her luck, she drew the current number one in Women’s Tennis, Serena Williams.
A Russian soldier accused of murdering the seven members of the Avetisyan family in Gyumri in January will be tried by an Armenian court, state prosecutors in Yerevan officially confirmed on Tuesday.
The Human Rights Association (IHD), a non-governmental organization that seeks to advance human rights issues in Turkey, has brought the case of Kamp Armen to the agenda of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan confirmed with reporters at the Economic Agenda 2015 forum in Yerevan on Tuesday that the government will use extra budget sums to cover the cost of increased electricity prices beginning on August 1. He did not go into detail about the sources of the funds.
Organizers of the “No to Plunder” movement, who spearheaded the now seven-day-long public protests against electricity rate hikes, announced Monday night that they will suspend a sit-in being staged at Liberty Square that began on Sunday and will hold a press conference to discuss next steps in the continuing fight to reverse the decision to raise electricity prices in Armenia. “No to Plunder” activists pledged their support to protesters on Baghramyan Avenue who are continuing their demonstration into the eighth day.
Armenia Tree Project has initiated a new campaign called the Living Century Initiative, which enables Armenians to plant trees in remembrance of the Genocide.
A 1,600-year-old Armenian cemetery in Mush has been ruined by treasure hunters and deliberate negligence by the state, Akunq.net reports, quoting Dicle News Agency.
In an interview with the Aravot Daily, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian speaks about the European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) rulings on the Chiragov vs. Armenia and Sargsyan vs. Azerbaijan cases, and the possible impact the rulings could have on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.