16:43 | November 15, 2017
Hundreds of university students demonstrated outside Armenia’s parliament today, while inside, MPs debated a bill on military service that would severely restrict the granting of draft deferments.
16:49 | November 13, 2017
Hundreds of university students took to the streets in Yerevan today to protest a government bill that would effectively do away with most draft deferments. Leaving from Yerevan State University, the students then marched to the State Medical University and the State Engineering University, calling on their counterparts to join them.
23:51 | September 14, 2017
The performance is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s Messa di Requiem designed and staged by Paolo Micciche', and features 3-D installations displaying Michelangelo’s paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
22:10 | September 5, 2017
Artist Artur Sharoyan consulted with many individuals and organizations before organizing this live installation in Yerevan targeting a very sensitive issue in Armenia – the number of soldiers who have died, either during combat or in circumstances that remain suspect, ever since the 1994 Karabakh ceasefire went into effect.
20:45 | June 14, 2017
Collaborating with the Faculty of Biology of Yerevan State University, the institute deals with the plant world, plant evolution studies, the research of fossil plants, forestry studies, and other related issues.
23:21 | March 19, 2017
Hundreds of people again took to the streets of Yerevan to commemorate the death of Artur Sargsyan (the bringer of bread) on March 16 and to demand accountability from the government.Hundreds again took to the streets of Yerevan to commemorate the death of Artur Sargsyan (the bringer of bread) on March 16 and to demand accountability from the government.
17:43 | March 9, 2017
The village is on the border with Azerbaijan, and the couple is in sight of Azerbaijani snipers when carrying out their work as water givers. Working as shepherds is riskier still as they must.
00:51 | January 15, 2017
Before hitting the road for a few days of winter travel, you understand that wherever you go it will be colder than you are now. You prepare yourself. But, lo and behold, just when the city disappears behind a mountain or two, the sun magically appears and you don’t even feel like wearing sunglasses. You just want to soak up its warming rays.
23:37 | December 8, 2016
“Locomotive is the first literary journal of its kind in Armenia and the region. Primarily non-Armenian writers are represented in its pages. These writers will be connected to Armenia and their works will be presented for international recognition from Armenia,” said Arto Vaun, Director of CCW / Founding Editor of Locomotive.
03:26 | July 30, 2016
Yerevan’s St. Gregory the Illuminator Hospital was swamped with people injured in last night’s clashes between police and demonstrators near the site of the police building seized by the armed Sasna Dzrer group two weeks ago.
00:27 | July 21, 2016
Tensions erupted last night in Yerevan when demonstrators and police clashed at the security cordon set up around the police building seized by armed attackers on Sunday morning.
21:55 | April 7, 2016
Funeral services for 31year-old Haroutyun Abrahamyan, a sniper in the Artsakh Army killed on April 3 during fighting in Talish (Martakert), were held in his native village of Aregouni in Armenia’s Gegharkunik Province.
19:43 | April 4, 2016
Family, friends and the general public gathered today at St. Hovhannes Church in Yerevan’s Kond neighborhood for a requiem service for SasounMkrtchyan, a soldier killed on the Artsakh frontline two days ago.
17:06 | February 26, 2016
The shopkeepers told Hetq that business is way down at the market and that they can no longer pay the 150,000-200,000 monthly rents that get them just a few square meters of space.
13:30 | June 23, 2015
Seeing their path was blocked, the marchers decided to stage a sit-in then and there. Early this morning police moved in and forcibly removed hundreds of demonstrators with the aid of water cannons.
17:44 | October 21, 2014
Plastered by a street art group calling itself Hakaharvatz (Counter Strike), the image of the kissing couple has yet to be torn down, as is the case with other Counter Strike installations.
16:20 | October 21, 2014
A statement issued by the Pre-Parliament issued the same day says that Yenikomshian told the police, allegedly from the Criminal Investigation Division, that he was sightless.
19:26 | September 9, 2014
After the street art group Counter Strike hung a banner reading “Hello Rob” (referring to former Armenian president Robert Kocharyan) on the National Assembly’s main gate, an irate individual came out and tore down the banner.
17:52 | September 8, 2014
People from far and wide yesterday travelled to the village of Shnogh, in Armenia’s northern Lori Province, to take part in the “Hank or Gyank?” (Mines or Life?) honey and jam market.
16:16 | June 19, 2014
The “SOS Afrikyan Club Building” civic initiative continues to organize marches through the streets of downtown Yerevan to protest the dismantling of the historic Afrikyan building.
16:45 | June 18, 2014
A march is also planned for 7:30 pm today along the following route: Afrikyan building (11 Teryan St.) – Mashtots Ave. – Liberty Square – Sayat-Nova Ave. – Abovyan St. – Republic Square – Amiryan St. – Mashtots Ave. – Pushkin St. – Afrikyan building.
23:46 | June 9, 2014
Activists began to tear down the metal partitions erected around the Afrikyan house and erase the numbers on the stones. When they had almost completely torn down the sheets, police officers appeared on the scene, demanding an explanation. The activists said they are trying to save historical and culture values that are being destroyed.
22:02 | May 26, 2014
Long jumper Satenik Hovhannisyan, discus thrower Suren Khachatryan, and triple jumper Levon Aghasyan not only became champions in their sporting category, but also achieved the necessary results to secure the right to participate in the world youth championships.
20:11 | May 18, 2014
Youth discussions, visits to museums, installations, a walk through the city's old and new districts, film screenings, and that which was most anticipated for many — a concert by Armenian rock band Bambir in Gyumri's Theater Square: these were the events held in Armenia's second-largest city, Gyumri, to mark Europe Day this past weekend.
13:26 | May 13, 2014
Prior to French President François Hollande's arrival to Mashtots Park, Armenian police forcefully removed peaceful activists who had gathered at the park to protest a ceremony to rename the park after French national hero, French-Armenian poet Missak Manouchian.
01:24 | April 24, 2014
On the eve of the 99th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, throngs of people carrying lit torches made their way on foot from the center of Yerevan to the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex on a hill overlooking the Armenian capital to honor the 1.5 million innocent victims of the Medz Yegheren.
14:43 | April 9, 2014
Hundreds assembled outside the Ministry of Finance in Yerevan today to voice their opposition to the much maligned mandatory pension system, several clauses of which have been declared unconstitutional by Armenia’s Constitutional Court.
14:28 | April 2, 2014
A handful of demonstrators gathered outside the United States Embassy in Yerevan to raise public awareness regarding recent events in the Armenian populated community of Kesab, Syria.
11:37 | March 25, 2014
Opponents to unbridled and unsupervised mining in Armenia today staged an “Irresponsible Mining in Armenia Alter-Conference” outside Yerevan’s Marriott Hotel while a government backed conference on mining was taking place inside.
14:14 | March 20, 2014
Those opposed to the mandatory pension system recently introduced in Armenia organized a car convoy through the streets of Yerevan, using bullhorns to tell passersby about the mass rally/march set for Saturday at Liberty Square.
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