13:23 | February 16, 2017
Armineh Arakelian, a founder of the Human Rights and Democracy Institute NGO, says that shots rang out yesterday as she entered the yard to her house in the Moughni neighborhood of Ashtarak.
18:26 | February 8, 2017
Zurabyan reminded those present that years ago, Poghosyan purchased Chinese cars for the Compulsory Enforcement Service (CES) via a company he owned. And now, Zurabyan pointed out, we have the Panama Papers.
14:17 | February 6, 2017
By a vote of 56 to 39, Armenia’s National Assembly declined to debate a bill introduced by MP Nikol Pashinyan that would have created an ad-hoc committee to look into the sources of income and property disclosed by top government officials and their relatives.
13:42 | February 6, 2017
At today’s first spring parliamentary session, MP Zarouhie Postanjyan proposed that Armenia’s National Assembly invite Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP in the Turkish parliament, so that he could address the parliament.
13:23 | November 19, 2016
Arguing that there is an immediate need to more closely investigate the assets and revenue sources of top officials in Armenia, opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan has called for the creation of an ad-hoc parliamentary committee to do just that.
18:08 | November 1, 2016
Volodya and the older children have been tending to the village animals for the past four years. He says he gets 3,000 AMD monthly ($6.30) for grazing one cow. He’s paid the same for slaughtering one animal. The children also chop wood for neighbors.
13:53 | October 25, 2016
Armenian MP Rustam Gasparyan, representing the 93rd electoral district in Armavir Province, owes 3.165 million AMD ($6,660) in car property tax and penalties, per the Armavir town municipality.
13:46 | October 24, 2016
Harutyunyan, who prior to becoming deputy minister, served as director of BB Group LLC., disclosed 120 million AMD in revenue. His bank assets include 19 million AMD, $45,000, and 20,000 Euros.
15:28 | October 20, 2016
Today, Armenian MP Margarit Yesayan asked Karen Karapetyan, recently appointed the country’s prime minister, what steps his government would take to ensure that proper food safety standards would be enacted and complied with.
13:27 | October 20, 2016
According to the changes adopted, scanning of the signed voter rolls will occur at noon one day after election day. Members of local election committees, candidates, proxies, election monitors and the press will be able to follow the scanning process.
12:50 | October 19, 2016
Armenia’s Prosecutor General has examined 597 reports of fraud – media articles and written complaints filed by NGOs and citizens – alleged to have taken place during the referendum campaign, on election day and afterwards.
10:25 | October 5, 2016
According to the draft expenditure, 260 million AMD ($584,000) of the 2.784 billion AMD ($5.868 million) slotted for the elections will go to the police, to see that the April elections will be “free and fair”.
14:00 | August 11, 2016
The three reporters, Artak Hambardzoumyan, Karlen Aslanyan and Hovhannes Movsisyan, were hindered from covering the arbitrary detention of citizens that were merely sitting in a nearby park.
12:55 | July 30, 2016
Robert Ananyan, a reporter for Armenia’s A1+ news outlet, is being treated at the Yerevan’s St. Gregory the Illuminator for wounds to his legs and hand when police let loose with percussion grenades on crowds demonstrating near the police building seized by an armed group two weeks ago.
16:44 | July 27, 2016
Haytayan said that the Sasna Dzrer armed group, which earlier today had taken four emergency ambulance personnel hostage, had asked to speak directly with the minister, and that he ostensibly went to negotiate for their release.
13:29 | July 14, 2016
Residents in several communities in Armenia’s Gegharkounik Province say their animals are displaying symptoms of foot-and-mouth disease, a highly contagious ailment almost exclusive to cattle, sheep, swine and other cloven-hoofed animals.
15:18 | July 9, 2016
When this reporter asked Sahakyan, who receives an annual salary of 9.3 million AMD ($19,510), where the money came from, she said she had taken out a loan of 70,000 Swiss francs. (That’s around $71,200 at today’s exchange rate)
11:37 | July 7, 2016
Grisha Sargsyan, former head of the Armavir Provincial Military Police, has sued the newspaper Zhoghovourd for slander when it published a news item on May 24 alleging that he refused to carry out the directives of an Artsakh military base command.
12:34 | July 4, 2016
A long abandoned construction crane, now adorned with tens of stork nests, is a familiar sight for those traveling the road to the border with Turkey in Armenia’s Armavir Province.
23:15 | June 28, 2016
In fact, the village council has decided to pay up to 50% of such costs and it turns out that the major beneficiaries are the children of the Yeraskhoun mayor, and his relatives, and children of council members.
11:30 | June 13, 2016
On May 11 of this year the Scotch Whisky Association took two companies owned by Aleksanyan family members, A&G Ltd. and Aleks Grig Ltd. to court in Yerevan, demanding that the court prohibit the companies from engaging in such deceptive business practices, to pull the whisky in question from store shelves, and to obligate the companies to pay compensation.
11:09 | May 16, 2016
Relatives of a young man, soon to turn twenty, suffering from cystic fibrosis (CF) asked that his name not be mentioned in this article. He’s embarrassed because people look at him differently.
00:08 | April 25, 2016
Waagner-Biro Stage Systems, a division of the multi-national Waagner-Biro, based in Austria, was given the job of refurbishing Yerevan’s Spendiaryan National Opera and Ballet Theater and the Aram Khachaturian Concert Hall.
18:06 | April 6, 2016
Justice Minister Hovhannisyan said that Armenia’s Ethics Committee Re: Top Officials has certain powers to deal with such allegations and that it can launch an investigation if deemed appropriate.
13:10 | April 6, 2016
At a session of the Armenian parliament today, MP Khachatour Kokobelyan called on the Armenian government to demand from Russia that it annuls its armaments deal with Azerbaijan.
12:49 | April 4, 2016
Zohrabyan argued that the National Assembly, on behalf of Armenia, a full member of the Council of Europe is obliged to respond to the statements uttered by that “scoundrel” Agramunt.
18:43 | April 2, 2016
Three Artsakh soldiers, wounded in fighting that broke out along the Line of Contact today when Azerbaijan launched a major offensive, have been transferred to the Mouratsan Military Hospital in Yerevan.
10:10 | March 7, 2016
Last year, he spent 90 million AMD ($183,000) to buy ten paintings. That same year, Arsenyan purchased a Mercedes Benz for 95 million AMD and two parcels of land for 33 million AMD.
12:56 | March 2, 2016
In 2015, Aleksanyan, who offers interviews at 500 Euros a pop, only declared 8.8 million AMD in dividends and 1.2 million AMD in property rent as revenue in addition to his yearly salary of 6.2 million AMD as an MP.
11:51 | March 1, 2016
For years, Hovik Abrahamyan, Armenia’s prime minister since 2014, has declared millions of AMD (35-45 depending on the year) in revenue from the sale of ‘agricultural goods’. 40 million AMD roughly translates to US$97,500.
15:36 | February 24, 2016
Armenia’s Police has signed a 19.9 million AMD ($40,000) contract with a company 50% owned by the son-in-law of Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan to clean the department’s patrol cars and escort vehicles.
17:53 | February 22, 2016
MP Naira Zohrabyan, who heads the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) parliamentary faction, took the podium today and said she would abstain from voting for Armenia’s next Human Rights Defender since it was a ‘done deal’ and that the institution itself was weak and basically superfluous.
17:26 | February 22, 2016
Postanjyan also ridiculed the discussions underway, labeling them as having nothing to do with selecting Armenia’s next HRD but merely rubber stamping the Republican Party’s nominee for the post.
13:21 | February 22, 2016
Tatoyan went on to say the office of the HRD must serve as a bridge between various civic organizations and state institutions, noting that various flexible approaches to achieve this are available.
12:45 | February 22, 2016
Armenian Parliament Deputy Speaker Hermineh Naghdalyan and opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan today condemned a recent incident during which MP Mher Setrakyan got into a shouting match with reporters, calling them ‘a flock of sheep’.
15:08 | February 8, 2016
Armenia imported 37.4 tons of tomatoes from Turkey, Iran, Georgia, Holland and Greece in 2015. That same year, 135 tons of cucumbers were imported from Turkey, Iran, Georgia and Greece.
16:35 | February 2, 2016
Armenia’s National Assembly today debated a recent US$113 million loan that Armenia will be receiving from the Asian Development Bank to continue road construction in Yerevan.
10:02 | January 25, 2016
Armenia’s Civil Appeals Court on January 21rejected an appeal filed by Skizb Media Kentron seeking to overturn a decision handed down by the Kentron and Nor Nork Court of Jurisdicton.
13:15 | January 6, 2016
This year, the Yerevan Municipality has allocated 40.5 million AMD ($83,700) for installing and lighting a Christmas tree in Republic Square and for four holiday concerts in the Armenian capital.
10:52 | December 2, 2015
Recently, however, Armenia’s Traffic Police have miraculously discovered that severely tinted car windows lead to traffic accidents and are instructing drivers to conform to a 2005 code specifying the degree to which windows can be darkened. Code violations, the police state, can lead to fines of 50,000 drams.
11:12 | November 28, 2015
Armenia’s police department will pay HayPost 200.6 million drams (US$416,250) to send notices to residents eligible to vote in the December 6 constitutional change referendum.
00:34 | November 20, 2015
According to the draft, next year the government will spend US$180.4 million in loan resources allocated by foreign nations and international organizations. Armenia, as per its obligation will chip in $28.3 million.
12:33 | October 14, 2015
While much of the world is investing in alternative energy, Armenia lags far behind and remains reliant on traditional sources like huge hydro-electric power plants, nuclear, and thermal.
12:05 | October 1, 2015
Take the case of the Healthy Future Medical Center, Ltd. The Armenian government has been pouring lots of cash to the company as part of a program called the Medical Support Services for Tuberculosis.
15:16 | September 24, 2015
Annar Ltd., a company owned by Arshavir Khachatryan, who heads the urban construction department at the Kotayk Government, has won several state building contracts in the province.
17:23 | July 28, 2015
Today, in Yerevan, Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan presided over the first ever meeting of a newly created anti-corruption council, declaring war against the scourge that plagues Armenia.
11:07 | July 24, 2015
On June 25, 2015, the Armenian government approved the expenditure of 98 million AMD (US$204,000) to purchase furniture for the recently created Ministry of International Economic Integration and Reforms.
11:07 | July 18, 2015
Loqyan, son of former Minister of Agriculture Davit Loqyan, was legally obligated to file a disclosure revealing his financial assets 15 days after assuming the post of adviser to the prime minister. He’s also failed to file his 2014 annual disclosure required by February 15, 2015.
10:45 | July 15, 2015
All of the 660 million AMD (US$1.4 million) the Armenian government earmarked to solve the most pressing problems in the province of Shirak went to contractors on a negotiated basis; that’s to say, without any tender bids.
11:52 | May 26, 2015
Tigran Sargsyan, Armenia’s former prime minister and presently its ambassador to the United States, has filed a one million AMD slander suit against businessman Paylak Hayrapetyan.
13:45 | May 21, 2015
Zurabyan added that if Kostanyan doesn’t consult with the president regarding permissible prosecution targets, then why the prosecutor general isn’t fulfilling his obligations as defined in the country’s constitution.
12:08 | May 20, 2015
Take Artashat Plaza for example - the largest supermarket in the town of Artashat. When it opened its doors last October, Argam Abrahamyan was the 100% owner. Just a few days later the stock was transferred to Gohar Voskanyan, who hails from the same village as the prime sinister.
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