22:10 | August 26, 2014
A New York federal court has sentenced Jimmy Cournoyer, a 34-year-old Canadian citizen known as the “King of Pot”, to 27 years in prison. Prosecutors said that Cournoyer's criminal network distributed at least $1 billion in illegal drugs over his 14-year career.
17:00 | August 26, 2014
On the basis of a Hetq opinion piece highlighting the restrictions regarding government housing assistance to serving army officers, Armenian MP Edmond Maroukyan has called on Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan to reform the law.
14:04 | August 26, 2014
Repair work on the Yerevan to the Dilijan tunnel section of the M4 (the main road running from Yerevan to Sevan to Ijevan to the Azerbaijan border) that commenced on July 16 is near completion, reports the Armenian Ministry of Transport and Communication. The work is expected to be completed by the end of August as planned.
13:38 | August 26, 2014
When asked if President Serzh Sargsyan should attend the swearing in ceremony, given that it is the first time that an Armenian government official will be participating in the inauguration of a Turkish President, Melkonyan said it wouldn’t be appropriate since the two countries have no diplomatic relations.
13:40 | August 22, 2014
Call it the Laundromat. It’s a complex system for laundering more than $20 billion in Russian money stolen from the government by corrupt politicians or earned through organized crime activity.
11:19 | August 21, 2014
Armenia’s Ministry of Transport and Communications reports that the Stepantsminda-Lars stretch of highways prior to the Georgian border with Russia has been closed to all traffic as of yesterday morning due to heavy rains.
16:09 | August 20, 2014
Today Ambassador Heffern met with some members of the Armenian Yezidi community at the U.S. Embassy. They discussed the current situation for Yezidis in Iraq and the U.S. involvement there.
13:44 | August 20, 2014
In the video clip below, US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern calls on the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan to renew their efforts to find a peaceful negotiated resolution of the Karabakh conflict.
13:32 | August 20, 2014
The Shengavit Preserve is under the jurisdiction of the director of the Erebouni Museum, Mr. Gagik Gyurjyan. Erebouni’s director receives government funding to maintain three archaeological sites: Erebouni, Garmir Blur, and Shengavit.
11:49 | August 20, 2014
Residents of one of Yerevan's many administrative districts have even offered to pay for an irrigation water system to water the trees in their yards; however, the municipality keeps postponing addressing the issue.
15:23 | August 19, 2014
A man who has spent 22 years behind bars in Armenia says his case for early release was postponed for no reason, despite the fact that the law grants lifers conditional release after serving 20 years of their sentence. The following is his written appeal to Hetq.
13:12 | August 19, 2014
Armenia’s Ministry of Finance reports that officials at the Bagratashen customs checkpoint found 4.5 kilos of medicine, 21.5 kilos of bio-materials, and 65 packaged cell phones in the natural gas cylinder of a car being driven by a citizen of Armenia.
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