15:52 | May 29, 2018
Political, cultural and religious bigwigs rubbed shoulders today in Yerevan’s Republic Square to attend a concert celebrating the 100th anniversary of the first Armenian republic.
02:50 | May 13, 2018
It’s the second year that Yerevan Wine Days Festival was held in Yerevan. Part of Saryan street was closed for traffic for two days in the evenings, and thousands of people gathered here to taste some wine. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, together with his wife and children, also attended the wine festival.
01:00 | May 10, 2018
Unlike May 1 special session of the National Assembly, which lasted over eight hours, with hundreds of thousands of citizens following the session in the Republic Square from the morning, the session invited on May 8 was short: Nikol Pashinyan was elected prime minister with 59 votes for and 42 - against. Citizens, engaged in civil disobedience acts for weeks, celebrated the victory of their candidate all day long.
03:04 | May 3, 2018
Not elected Prime Minister at May 1 special session of the National Assembly, Nikol Pashinyan called on the people to ramp up their civil disobedience by blocking all roads, public transportation and the Zvartnots Airport.
02:52 | May 2, 2018
After the National Assembly voted 56-45 not to elect him prime minister, Nikol Pashinyan made his way to Yerevan’s Republic Square where tens of thousands of his supporters were following the confirmation hearing live, on large outdoor screens.
17:21 | April 23, 2018
Hot upon the heels of Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation as Armenian prime minister, police who had been patrolling Republic Square, the epicenter of the anti-government movement for the past two weeks, quietly boarded waiting buses and left.
18:16 | April 22, 2018
Despite the detention, and later, the arrest of Nikol Pashinyan and two other Yelk Alliance MPs, thousands took to the streets of the Armenian capital to voice their opposition to Serzh Sargsyan and his government.
23:45 | April 19, 2018
This evening’s rally in Yerevan’s Republic Square, the heart of the Armenia capital saw huge crowds voice their opposition to Serzh Sargsyan and his ruling Republican Party of Armenia.
01:22 | April 18, 2018
Thousands packed Yerevan’s Republic Square yesterday evening to hear Nikol Pashinyan and others talk about the protests, originally launched to prevent Serzh Sargsyan from Armenia’s new prime minister, but which have morphed into a movement designed to paralyze the normal functioning of the government.
19:09 | April 17, 2018
While Armenia’s National Assembly voted to elect Serzh Sargsyan as the country’s next prime minister, protesters continued to close off streets in downtown Yerevan and elsewhere.
11:28 | April 15, 2018
Citizens protesting against Serzh Sargsyan's likely election as the country’s next prime minister spent their second night at France Square, blocking all the entrances with benches and garbage bins.
02:43 | April 14, 2018
Civil Contract political party head Nikol Pashinyan, the driving force behind the movement to reject Sargsyan, called on citizens to join the protesters and shut down all downtown Yerevan.
18:05 | April 13, 2018
They wanted to confront Simonyan and charge him with turning the university into a tool used by Serzh Sargsyan and the ruling Republican Party of Armenia to “enslave students entering into adulthood”.
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.
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