18:02 | March 11, 2014
Since President Xi Jinping took power in 2012, thousands of citizens have been punished as part of a countrywide anti-graft sweep. However, according to the Associated Press (AP), in some cases the Communist Party's extrajudicial means of extracting confessions involves torture.
12:44 | March 11, 2014
Armenia’s National Assembly today approved two bills amending its rules of procedure and that of the “Law Regarding the Prosecutor General’s Office". The latter will require the nation’s prosecutor general to present an annual report to the legislature and the president by April 1.
10:33 | March 11, 2014
The Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI), together with its Cosmic Ray Division (CRD), is establishing an international partnership for analysis of scientific data stored at some of the world’s largest scientific installations.
16:00 | March 10, 2014
Marines have killed the founder of the La Familia Michoacana and leader of the Knights Templar, a mythical figure in the Mexico underworld, who disappeared in 2010 and was believed dead.
15:50 | March 10, 2014
Of the four candidates proposed in yesterday's local government elections, residents of the village of Lernavan in Armenia's Lori Province once again voted for the incumbent, village mayor Vachagan Vardanyan, saying that despite problems in the village, he can only do so much and the Armenian government should step in and help.
15:24 | March 10, 2014
On March 7, the Yerkir am news site in Armenia wrote that it had received information regarding the possible sale of Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA), the utility company that serves 935,000 customers in Armenia.
15:08 | March 10, 2014
72 year-old Irma Haroutyunyan, the only women candidate, beat her rival by 61 votes and thus was assured a seat on the council in the community she relocated to as a refugee from Baku in the late 1980s.
12:50 | March 10, 2014
By a vote of 66 to 46, Armenia’s National Assembly rejected a bill to create an ad-hoc committee to investigate the events of March 1, 2008 in which ten people died during political protests in Yerevan.
09:59 | March 10, 2014
Only slightly more than half of the residents of the village of Nrnadzor in Syunik Province voted in Sunday's municipal elections, and though, according to preliminary results, the significant majority voted for the sole mayoral candidate, Mkrtich Mkrtchyan, villagers believe becoming mayor is not as important as owning land and salvaging crops after the winter frost. Nrnadzor, after all, is a small village, and it is confronted with more important issues on an everyday basis than elections for the village head and seats on the council.
09:39 | March 10, 2014
In yesterday’s election for mayor of the Ararat village of Nizam, Republican Party incumbent Artavazt Dounoyan lost his re-election bid to independent candidate Haroutyun Karapetyan by a vote of 254 to 214.
10:30 | March 8, 2014
First I would like to thank Madam Navi Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and her Office for holding this High Level Panel Discussion dedicated to the sixty-fifth anniversary of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
21:23 | March 7, 2014
Guatemalan President Otto Perez has approved the extradition to the United States of Waldemar Lorenzana, alias “El Patriarca” (The Patriarch), who was arrested in 2011 on drug trafficking charges.
16:49 | March 7, 2014
A citizen of the UK, Roy Harrison was unable to purchase property when he moved to Armenia nearly 20 years ago. So he asked his co-worker and translator, Zhirayr Zabounyan, to buy property in Tzaghkadzor in his name. Despite investing over 60 million AMD and living in the house all this time, the UK national was unable to prove in court that the house belongs to him. Zabounyan effectively claimed the property after all this time.
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