15:28 | April 21, 2018
Buses full of police and armored vehicles have been dispatched around the main Government Building in Yerevan. Today is the ninth day of street protests and rallies calling for the resignation of Serzh Sargsyan as prime minister and an end to Republican Party of Armenia rule. Yelk Alliance MP Nikol Pashinyan, who’s spearheaded the protests, has declared a ‘velvet revolution’ in Armenia.
17:15 | April 20, 2018
The attached video shows Yerevan police officers beating a protester’s face bloody, and ripping his shirt, in an attempt to detain him. The incident occurred at the intersection of Teryan and Moskovyan Streets.
16:22 | April 10, 2018
Recently, inspectors from the Ministry of Economic Development and Investments revealed that the big players in the diesel and gasoline industry have been cheating consumers by selling low grade petroleum products advertised as top of the line.
15:58 | March 16, 2018
Ministry Chief of Staff Hovhannes Hovhannisyan told Hetq that one of the reasons for discontinuing working with Pandera Security was because the company wanted AMD 82.8 million a month to patrol the park.
17:27 | March 5, 2018
Higher than safe levels of lead concentrate were found in 8 of the 29 samples taken from Yerevan’s Nor Nork, Kanaker-Zeytoun, Arabkir, Erebuni, Nubarashen, Shenkavit and Kentron district playgrounds.
14:42 | February 13, 2018
Two members of the Yerkir Tsirani party had brought bottles of sewage water to the session and tried to hand them to Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan as a sign of protest for the continuing sewage system problems in the Noubarashen neighborhood.
12:21 | January 30, 2018
According to a bill now being drafted by the Ministry of Justice, the country’s president would have a budget of AMD 75 million per year with which to hire a maximum staff of 180.
17:43 | January 24, 2018
His symphony, Cassiopeans Aveona, is one of the biggest double classical concerts in the world, and the largest orchestral composition by the types of musical instruments included.
14:35 | January 18, 2018
According to the 2017 yearly report released by Armenia’s Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression (CPFE), 11 acts of physical violence and 113 acts of pressure were registered as committed against journalists in Armenia last year.
17:29 | January 10, 2018
Armenia's Ministry of Finance wants to sell most of the valuables of the State Treasury of Precious Metals and Precious Stones Agency worth a minimum of AMD 1.533 billion (US$3.157 million) at market prices.
10:05 | December 5, 2017
Hetq continues to look at the innovative steps museums in Yerevan are using to attract new generations of visitors. This article looks at the Yervand Kochar House-Museum, the Yeghishe Charents Museum of Literature and Art, and the Museum of Printing.
16:27 | November 29, 2017
Proposals were made to change Arsen Amiryan Street to King Vramshapouh; Mikhail Frunze Street to Heroes of April; Sargis Kasyan Street to Catholicos Vazgen I; and Anastas Mikoyan Street to Kirk Kerkorian.
15:43 | November 28, 2017
A report recently released by Armenia’s National Academy of Sciences’ Food Risk Assessment Center shows that residents in Yerevan, the country's capital, are equally at risk from consuming dangerous levels of chemicals through their fruits and vegetables than residents of Syunik, a southern province where mining is widespread.
23:23 | November 13, 2017
Nowadays, visitors to museums have different expectations than in the past. Museums should be more than just warehouses: they should be able to attract and impress visitors, especially young ones.
23:11 | October 26, 2017
All my friends from the Komitas Conservatory are in Europe now. They go there to practice music. All my hopes were connected with Armenia, but now it will be very difficult to get on with a disability pension of 20,000 drams.
15:15 | September 30, 2017
Hetq reporter Hrant Galstyan’s article “Artsakh Frontline 2016: Fallen Soldiers” was recognized as the best investigative piece of the year at the 2017 Tvapatum Awards Ceremony, organized by the Media Initiatives Center in Yerevan, on September 29.
19:13 | September 25, 2017
Mikayel Manukyan, director of HayAntar, the state agency responsible for Armenia’s forests, told Hetq that his organization will no longer be a subdivision of the Ministry of Agriculture but will now report to the Minister of Nature Protection.
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17:36 | August 31, 2017
Armenia’s government today gave the green light for the construction of a new building in Yerevan that will house the Hamazgayin State Theatre, named in honor of the celebrated actor Sos Sargsyan, who established it in 1991.
15:55 | August 29, 2017
The ministry says yesterdays recorded levels are far below the levels specified as harmful and any pollutants released during yesterday’s fire pose no immediate danger to humans.
18:21 | August 22, 2017
Since the beginning of the Armenian-Azerbaijani war in the late 1980s, there seems to be only war and shooting in Berkaber. The name of the village, which means “harvest giver” in Armenian, is nevertheless associated with the war.
14:00 | August 18, 2017
Unison musical duo pianist Shoushan Hakobyan and violinist and composer Rouben Aghiyan, who moved from Armenia to the U.S. five years ago, have been raising thousands of dollars for the families of Armenian soldiers killed, and to assist border villages, by giving charity concerts for the last two years.
20:12 | July 28, 2017
Village women fascinate me. They boil the milk, add some starter culture, and it turns into yoghurt. This is a philosophy, you know. Adding some yeast turns the milk into yoghurt. This is a symbol of solidarity. I wish we had some starter culture in our country to make yoghurt.
21:00 | July 7, 2017
A narrow and dark, creepy corridor with a wooden floor leads to a bright and sweltering hall. On the stage, a conductor with white hair directs the choir, mainly composed of blind or visually impaired singers.
19:50 | June 9, 2017
A scandal rocked the Alexander Spendiaryan Armenian National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Yerevan yesterday evening when musicians refused to take the stage at a performance of Aram Khachatryan’s Gayaneh ballet.
12:29 | May 30, 2017
Hayk Markosyan, a member of a local group seeking to block construction at Lake Gosh, in Armenia’s Dilijan National Park, says the country’s environmental ministry has undervalued the damage done to the lake by a company called Vendor and the fine it’s imposed.
14:05 | May 10, 2017
Residents of Ijevan, the provincial capital of Tavoush, today blocked the M4 highway in Ijevan to protest the poor road conditions the province and to complain about a recent municipal decision they say hinders street commerce in the town.
17:23 | April 14, 2017
Hakob Sanasaryan, president of the Greens Union of Armenia, noted that the mountains of Armenia were being scalped and the underground water reserves defiled just so that mining companies could make a bit of cash.
16:18 | April 11, 2017
On July 3, 2015, Haytyan and Dilijan National Park Director Sahak Mouradyan signed an agreement by which a parcel of land in the park’s Gosh branch was allocated to Vendor for commercial use.
14:04 | March 9, 2017
There’s a sign in the village of Khashtarak, in Armenia’s Tavoush Province, announcing that the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is planning to renovate the local school, medical unit, and cultural center.
16:35 | December 16, 2016
AmericaBank General Director Artak Hanesyan has yet to respond to a December 2 Hetq written inquiry regarding the bank’s decision to loan US$24 million to Lydian Armenia, a company planning to operate a controversial gold mine at Amulsar.
15:26 | December 14, 2016
The Yerevan Municipality will allocate apartments to the families of the two policemen – Yuri Tepanosyan and Gagik Mkrtchyan - killed during the July public disturbances in the Armenian capital.
16:32 | October 19, 2016
According to a bill on the agenda, state agencies will only be permitted to purchase internet services from companies that provide connections secured against DOS/DDoS hacking.
16:28 | August 26, 2016
In memory of HakobGyurdjyan, a famous sculptor from Shoushi, sculptors from various countries have traveled to Artsakh to participate in the 4th International HakobGyurdjyan Symposium.
15:36 | August 22, 2016
Taking advantage of a resettlement plan, the Virabyan family from the town of Charentsavan in Armenia moved to the village of Nor (New) Verinshen in the Nor Shahumyan district of Artsakh.
12:25 | July 11, 2016
Prosperous Armenia Party’s (BHK) Sasha Stepanyan won yesterday’s mayoral election in the Syunik village of Darbas, besting Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) candidate Robert Khachatryan by a vote of 309-277.
10:54 | July 4, 2016
Zohrab Aslanyan, a 32-year-old independent, won yesterday’s mayoral election in the Aragatzotn village of Ttoudjour beating his closest rival Arsen Sahakyan, secretary of the village staff, by a vote of 108 to 57.
14:41 | June 22, 2016
In a cost cutting public relations ploy, Yerevan First Deputy Mayor Kamo Areyan told reporters that 26 municipal staff cars being used to ferry various officials to and fro would be taken out of service. It turns out that eleven of the cars in question are broken down and that seven are not being serviced.
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