The European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) has sent a letter of protest to OSCE asking that the co-chairs objectively point to Azerbaijan as the side that continues to violate the ceasefire agreement with Armenia and that blocks a constructive peace process.
Russia will not be building a new radar station on the site of an existing station in Azerbaijan’s Gabala, as it doesn’t consider it reasonable to build such systems abroad, RIA Novosti reports.
Recent clashes between the Turkish police forces and Kurds in the Sur administrative district of Diyarbakir (historic Tigranakert) have caused damage to the historic monuments of the city.
Istanbul City Hall will pay 111,850,000 Turkish liras (about $37,280,000) to the Surp Agop Armenian Hospital Foundation for a 4,474 square kilometer area belonging to the Armenian cemetery in Istanbul that had been previously seized from the foundation and not returned, Ermenihaber.am reports.
Nikolay Bordyuzha, the secretary general of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), condemned Azerbaijan over the weekend for shelling Armenian villages during the latest escalation of tensions in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Armenian Embassy in Damascus held a reception on Sunday commemorating the 24th anniversary of the Republic of Armenia’s independence at the al-Sham Hotel.
Armenia’s National Assembly approved a package of constitutional reforms today that introduce a plan to change the governance system of the country from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary republic. The document will be put to a national referendum later this year. The final vote for the package was 104 to 10, with 3 abstentions.
The residents of Paravakar have stopped taking cover in their basements and other makeshift bomb shelters for the last few days, but life is still far from back to normal in this village on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan.
A senior U.S. diplomat expressed serious concern on Friday at the latest deadly violations of the ceasefire regime in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying that they are complicating its peaceful resolution.
A coalition of opposition and civic groups rallied supporters in Yerevan on Friday, again accusing President Serzh Sarkisian of seeking to “perpetuate” his rule and urging Armenians to reject his constitutional changes.