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Armenia Seeks Another Major Loan from Russian-Led Group

The Armenian government moved on Thursday to obtain yet another large-scale foreign loan which it hopes will help the country overcome the ongoing economic crisis.

Government Again Fails To Sell ‘Opposition’ Firm

The Armenian authorities have again failed to sell off a mineral water company that was controversially confiscated from a wealthy opposition-linked businessman, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Government Makes New Bid To Sell ‘Opposition’ Plant

The Armenian authorities will make another attempt this week to sell off a mineral water company that was controversially confiscated from a wealthy opposition-linked businessman.

EDITORIAL: A Cherished Document is Further Discarded

Today is the anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As we look back on the past six decades, it is evident that the signatory nations have not fully adhered to the declaration, nor have they respected the impetus for drafting this important document.

Armenia Should Stop ‘Roadmap’ Talks

It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “roadmap” discussions with Turkey are proceeding with preconditions, despite continuous claims by Armenian authorities that they are not. The Armenian leadership should immediately withdraw from the “roadmap” talks and pursue a policy—vis-à-vis both Karabakh and Turkey that guarantees Armenian national interests and security.

OSCE Not To Monitor Yerevan Polls

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Armenian authorities will not invite the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to monitor next month’s mayoral elections in Yerevan, officials said on Wednesday. The Central Election Commission (CEC) confirmed that such invitations have only been sent to the heads of foreign diplomatic missions in Armenia as well as the Council of Europe’s

Leading Opposition Member Sentenced to Jail Term

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–A former government official who actively supported the opposition during last February’s presidential election was on Wednesday found guilty and sentenced to two years in jail on charges stemming from his alleged role in the post-election protests and based solely on police testimony. Smbat Ayvazian, who served as Armenia’s minister of state revenues in

No Peace Plan Without Armenia, Karabakh Consent

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia will not sign any peace agreement without the explicit approval by the people of Armenia and Karabakh, said foreign minister Eduard Nalbandian during a briefing in Parliament Wednesday. “When there is a consensus in the process, all principles will be presented to the people for discussion. Without the full understanding and assistance by

Closed TV Gets Government Payout

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Acting on a recent verdict by the European Court of Human Rights, the Armenian government approved on Thursday payment of 30,000 euros ($39,000) in damages to an independent television station that was controversially pulled off the air in 2002. The A1 channel was stripped of its broadcasting license in a tender administered by the

Echoing ARF, Senior MP Urges Amnesty for Jailed Oppositionists

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Echoing calls for a general amnesty for political prisoners made earlier this year by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, a senior pro-government parliamentarian advocated on Wednesday a general amnesty for Armenian opposition members and supporters arrested following the February presidential election. Earlier in July, the chairman of Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s Supreme Council of Armenia,