22:20 | December 28, 2017
Armenia’s Administrative Court has found in favor of Artashes Hovhannisyan, a former minority shareholder of Ameriabank, who had demanded that the bank return the five shares he owned before they were consolidated and purchased by the bank’s majority shareholders.
15:44 | December 18, 2017
Hetq explores the efficacy of the Gardasil vaccine imported to Armenia. The vaccine is supposed to prevent HPV (Human Papillomavirus - the most common sexually transmitted infection).
14:52 | November 16, 2017
The 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, offering more than 100 panels, workshops, and seminars and presenting top journalists from more than 100 countries, kicked off today in Johannesburg, South Africa.
00:54 | September 21, 2017
Narek Petrosyan was discharged around three months after being called to the army. Parents were told that a lung disease was the cause. Only after arriving in Yerevan it turned out that in reality it was a complicated cancer that was spread in the body by metastasis.
12:06 | July 24, 2017
Almost two weeks after Hetq requested the names streets scheduled to be paved and blacktopped during the first half of the year, the Yerevan Municipality says it’s still working on compiling such a list.
12:32 | March 30, 2017
According to the financial disclosure he filed as a candidate, Avagyan’s revenues for the period February 2, 2016 to February 2, 2017 moistly derived from two donations he received from Khachik Zakaryan.
12:10 | June 21, 2016
An Armenian court has sentenced Rafal Zelbert, a Polish national arrested at Yerevan’s Zvartnots Airport on November 15, 2015 for attempting to smuggle 13 kilograms of cocaine into the country, to fifteen years’ imprisonment.
11:38 | March 2, 2016
Artyom Gasparyan, a suspect in a crime spree in California’s Los Angeles County who was apprehended in a police shootout in January, faced arraignment yesterday on more than two dozen charges, including capital murder.
19:40 | November 10, 2015
If you don’t have that inner drive, inner will, you will not be able to do this type of work, because it’s very difficult, risky, and there are many other easier ways to be a journalist.
12:07 | September 10, 2015
Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan has recently organized a number of advisory meetings designed to tighten the monitoring of elevators in Armenia’s capital. Such meetings become more frequent whenever news gets out about a mechanically unsafe elevator or, tragically, whenever someone is injured or even killed.
19:00 | July 14, 2015
When the next tragic accident occurs, it will come out that the real owner (Argishti) didn’t have a contract with the service provider. The courts will make the same revelation and, just like in the case of Aghavni Kivrikyan, no one will be held accountable.
15:40 | June 17, 2015
On June 3, 2015, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan declared the formation of a working group tasked with studying the potential that caves in Armenia have in terms of tourism.
10:34 | January 26, 2015
The Ministry of Education and Science and the State Committee of Science refuse to publish their names without the grounds per an act of law prohibiting them from maintaining their secrecy.
16:05 | July 4, 2014
Land in the town of Kapoutan in Kotayk Province is selling like hotcakes, as residents continue to bid on land sold at auctions, resulting in lots being sold for much more than the starting bid.
14:02 | June 23, 2014
Tons of crops grown in Armenia's villages are thrown out every year because the middlemen sell them at double to triple the price in Yerevan's markets, says head of the central Armenian town of Aramus, Hrayr Nikoghosyan (pictured).
15:32 | February 10, 2014
A group of South Caucasus Railway CJSC employees are on strike. They are demonstrating outside the company's head office, protesting the deduction of pension payments from their salaries.
00:31 | January 23, 2014
With the mandatory individual pension system now in operation in Armenia, the country’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) is offering courses to acquaint mostly uniformed citizens on its intricacies. There’s one catch – the course cost 12,000 AMD ($30 U.S.)
14:14 | January 13, 2014
According to a report published last August by a major U.S. social policy research organization, the 16.6 million USD allocated by the Millennium Challenge Corporation to fund agricultural training in Armenia from 2007 to 2011 was a total failure.
09:22 | September 26, 2013
Russia’s Federal Service for Veterinary and Photsanitary Surveillance reports that it has recently placed restrictions on the importation of products manufactured by companies based in Armenia for health and safety reasons.
08:50 | September 19, 2013
In a follow-up to yesterday’s Hetq story regarding the U.S. banning the importation of a certain type of Lori Cheese from Gyumri, Armenia’s Ministry of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspectorate claims that the cheese in question passed a safety exam on June 17 of this year.
11:17 | May 27, 2013
Residents of Kotayk's Nournous village point to the private house being built by Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan as a "must see" local attraction. This fact was noted to us by a villager who lives opposite the sprawling house as we passed by.
13:41 | April 15, 2013
The leather refinishing factory in Yerevan’s Erebouni neighbourhood is on the brink of closing despite having all the needed equipment and professional staff to produce top grade product.
14:57 | April 1, 2013
Friends of Syrian-Armenian Hovik Baghdasaryan told him that even if he made a successful go of it in Armenia "he should not report his profits to the tax authorities and cry poverty", for that's the way things are done.
19:30 | February 22, 2013
Addressing the throngs of supporters today in Yerevan’s Freedom Square, Raffi Hovannisian said that a yesterday’s meeting at the Presidential Place Serzh Sargsyan refused to recognize the “victory of the people”.
18:53 | February 22, 2013
Pashinyan argued that while Sargsyan has maintained his grip on power, he hasn’t secured the legitimacy that he so longs for and that he hasn't been able to turn the bloody page of March 1, 2008
18:45 | February 20, 2013
Heritage Party Vice President Armen Martirosyan told the throng at Freedom Square that “Our victory belongs to Armenia and not to any one person. United, we will bring that victory to fruition.”
15:37 | February 12, 2013
On February 9, the EuFoA (European Friends of Armenia) issued the results of an election survey it had conducted between January 31 and February 5, entitled "Poll: Armenia on the Eve of Presidential Elections"
14:48 | February 8, 2013
Raffi is an Armenian from Baltimore, the United States. He came to Armenia one a one year Fulbright science scholarship. His research project – The role of voluntary work in Armenia.
15:47 | January 23, 2013
I met Sona, Rosalia and Narot playing in the school yard. They are all from Aleppo. They had become friends in Yerevan since they attended different schools back home. The children said they didn't have many local Armenian friends.
16:10 | October 4, 2012
For the past four years, Ashot and Marieta and their six children have been living in a cramped one room in a dormitory in Hrazdan. Marieta is expecting another child in a few weeks. She doesn’t know how they will continue to cope.
19:26 | September 28, 2012
15 year-old Ishkhan got angry when his mother showed us his worn-out shoes. The boy will graduate next year but told us that he only goes to class once or twice a month. He’d rather work and make some extra money.
19:27 | September 20, 2012
She and her friends have come to the village from the town of Vardenis to graze cows up in the hills. Everyday they milk the cows and make cheese and butter. But they complain that they can’t sell the produce at normal prices. They say that they have to travel all the way to Yerevan to get a decent price.
19:04 | September 13, 2012
Rozita Alikhanova is a fourth year student at the Tbilisi College of the Arts and Humanities. She’s one of the three students who have been selected to spend the current academic year studying in the United States.
16:13 | August 10, 2012
“We have 10 rooms that safely house and feed neglected mothers with their newborns and pregnant women”. These are the words that appear on the website of the “Lighthouse” Armenian Charitable Foundation.
21:37 | July 14, 2012
“Armenian Pastoral”, a 1973 mural by famed Armenian artist Minas Avetisyan that was destroyed in the 1988 earthquake is being painstakingly restored under an agreement signed by the cultural ministries of Italy and Armenia.
16:52 | June 27, 2012
A visitor merely has to take a look at their successful pomegranate orchard to see that the Danielyan’s are bucking the trend of the oft repeated mantra that living in a rural community is tough.
11:06 | June 11, 2012
Mkhitar Aloumyan was dismissed in October 2011 as a police officer for the special unit of the Hrazdan hydro-electric station of the General Department for State Security of the RA Police, after he started causing a ruckus about not receiving wages for overtime service and demanded the 4.5 million drams that he was supposed to have receive.
17:46 | May 11, 2012
A parcel of land owned by AgroHolding Armenia, a diary producer, lies next to the Fridtjof Nansen Hospital in the town of Spitak. Company Director Arshavir Martikyan says that the cows feeding on grass harvested form the land have been dropping like flies.
13:59 | March 2, 2012
The 14 year-old school girl at the center of the sex molestation scandal in the village of Hartashen has finally started talking about the alleged incident to a police investigator and a psychologist.
13:16 | March 1, 2012
Gagik, uncle of the alleged rape victim, says that Ghukasyan hasn’t been arrested and that he and his family are making the rounds of the homes of students and threatening them to “remain silent”.
12:27 | February 7, 2012
During his studies at Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory Vardan writes a musical piece breaking one of music composition golden rules. The professor doesn’t approve it; he thinks it is rather a mistake than innovation.
01:16 | February 2, 2012
The operation took place at the Hrazdan Medical Center. Operating physician Hayk Afyan, seems to have disappeared and is not answering telephone calls from the Melena’s distraught parents.
19:26 | January 30, 2012
While Yerevan Chief Architect Narek Sargsyan went on record denying media reports that the owners of stores recently dismantled along the sidewalks of Abovyan Street had been offered new commercial space on Aram Street, the city's municipality recently confirmed the news.
19:16 | January 18, 2012
Four rooms of a seven room apartment in Tbilisi where Armenia’s “national poet” Hovhannes Tumanyan once resided is to be sold by the family given the property by the Georgian government in the 1990s.
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