13:57 | December 11, 2013
After a November plane crash that killed 50 people, Russian authorities are investigating whether some pilots received fake licenses from centers certified by the federal aviation agency, reports RT. According to RT, the pilot involved in the November 17th crash that sparked the probe sent his plane into a nosedive in the Russian city of Kazan. The botched landing killed 44 passengers and six crewmembers.
12:12 | December 11, 2013
In response to a recently released special report by Armenia’s Human Rights Defender on corruption within the country’s judicial system, Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan today called on the official to offer at least one confirmed case of bribe taking by a judge in order to launch a criminal case.
17:17 | December 10, 2013
The US court in Manhattan has accused 49 Russian diplomats and their spouses of fraudulently receiving a total of US$1.5 million in health care benefits designated for the poor and disabled, reports the Wall Street Journal.
15:12 | December 10, 2013
It was more important for Putin to stop Armenia signing an Association Agreement and to send a message to Ukraine than it was to get a real economic deal with Armenia. And I believe there are many in Yerevan who are hoping that the Customs Union project will collapse and they can eventually and quietly get back on the EU path.
17:58 | December 9, 2013
Serbian police have arrested 127 people after Friday’s country-wide “Operation Thunderbolt” probe into organized crime groups involved in drug trafficking, reports the website B92.
17:07 | December 9, 2013
Samvel Karapetyan, owner of the multi-million dollar Tashir Group is said to own a large tract of land in the Serebryany Bor (Silver Pine Forest) protected natural area in the northwest of Moscow.
14:46 | December 9, 2013
In Kiev, huge numbers of people have gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) demanding change. They pay the equivalent of 13.7 AMD for electricity (it’s 37 AMD in Armenia).
13:10 | December 9, 2013
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan released a “special report” the other day that outlines the amounts of bribes being demanded by Armenian court judges to decide in favor of a litigant.
18:12 | December 7, 2013
I went to Gyumrito seek out what the city might be like 25 years after the earthquake.On December 7, 1988 - I was a childgrowing up in a nondescript suburban street in Los Angeles.
10:32 | December 7, 2013
Mr. Tamzarian has been an active member of the Armenian-American community for most of his life. Beginning from early on in his education and career, Mr. Tamzarian studied and then published on the issue of the Armenian question under international law.
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