The Yerevan State University (YSU) Board of Trustees today appointed Gegham Gevorgyan as the school’s temporary rector.
Armenia’s National Assembly, by a vote of 79 to 41, passed a bill today calling for the following twelve government ministries:
Armenia’s Simon Martirosyan was today crowned European Champion at the European Weightlifting Federation’s European Championship in Batumi, Georgia.
Armenia’s 19-year-old Arsen Harutyunyan has won a gold medal in the 61kg freestyle division at the United World Wrestling’s European Championship in Bucharest, Romania.
Arriving on the scene today, Mnatsakanyan said that demolition work would be halted for thirty minutes to review the situation and answer questions posed by the scores of irate café employees and others gathered near Liberty Square.
Yerevan police today detained 16 individuals who had blocked traffic at the intersection of Mashtots Avenue and Tumanyan Street to protest a municipal order to demolish a number of cafes adjacent to the Opera House and turn the area into a park.
Tensions flared today near Yerevan’s Opera Building when municipal employees attempted to haul out furnishings from the cafes slated for demolition.
The vote was 82 in favor, 37 opposed.
Tunyan said that those criticizing the government’s economic agenda should come back in five years and then evaluate what has been accomplished.
In his government’s 60 page “program”, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan states that Mountainous Karabakh, as a main party to the conflict, must be included and have a decisive voice in all settlement talks.
Gevorgyan said that she met the officials on several occasions, telling them she was a citizen of Armenia and would only cease her dealings with Mahan Air if the Armenian government instructed her to do so.
The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets (OFAC) has charged Flight Travel LLC, a company based in Yerevan, Armenia, with providing services to Mahan Air, an Iranian airline that the OFAC claims “plays an integral role
Pashinyan also argued that the extra bonuses were needed to attract qualified professionals to work in the government, claiming that some turned down such jobs because of the relatively low salaries.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, in a Facebook video posted today, said that yesterday’s meeting between himself and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Davos doesn’t signal the start of a new round of official negotiations on the Karabakh
Tuition fees for the 649 ex-army students and the 112 students in the second category will have 20% of their college fees paid under the program.
Marukyan made the statement at a Yerevan press conference today where he outlined his party’s campaign strategy, noting that the party will be running under the slogan “Brighten Armenia”.
Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan says that the economic situation in the country will do a 180 degree about face for the better once a number of investment projects, totaling $500 million, now being negotiated are signed and implemented
Armenia’s Gor Minasyan has taken second place in the men’s +109 kg category at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championship in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Simon Martirosyan, from Armenia,has been crowned world champion in the 109 kg category at the 2018 World Weightlifting Championship being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The CSTO official website informs that the process of early recall of Yuri Khachaturov from his CSTO Secretary General position has been completed and he has been relieved of his duties.
Mikayelyan, a member of the Civil Contract party, won 66% of the 10,681votes cast in today’s election.
Voters in Hrazdan, the administrative capital of Armenia’s Kotayk Province, go to the polls today to elect a new mayor.
None of the reasons given by Pashinyan, who visited the Syunik provincial capital of Kapan to campaign for his candidate in the October 21 mayoral election, had anything to do with Poghosyan’s skills as an administrator or public servant.
Thousands of demonstrators earlier this evening gathered outside the National Assembly, at the urging of Pashinyan, to protest today’s parliamentary approval of a controversial bill seen by Pashinyan as an attempt by the Republican Party of Armenia to regain power.
Describing them as “counter-revolutionaries”, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told demonstrators outside the National Assembly that he has signed orders calling on Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP)and ARF ministers in his government to resign.
Director of Armenia’s National Security Service Artur Vanetsyan was today elected President of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA).
Following today’s meeting in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated that he hoped that relations between the two countries would be built on their shared interests and on the principle of non-interference in the other’s domestic affairs.
Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, who’s been charged with “usurping state power” during the March1-2, 2008 public protests in Yerevan that claimed the lives of ten individuals, has said that the newly launched court case delving into those events would be “a curse hanging over the head of the Armenian people if prosecuted in such a manner.”
The protesters said the plant, being built by ArmOil CJSC tens of meters away from residential houses, posed serious health and environmental risks to the area and local inhabitants.
Some 200 residents of Yeghvard, a town of some 10,000 in Armenia’s Kotayk Province, closed the main roadway to Yerevan today to protest the planned construction of an oil reprocessing plant.
Referring to recent demonstrations organized by those supporting the mine, Sona Roushanyan said that it is natural for mine employees to be concerned about losing their jobs and thus show up at rallies organized by their employer.
Tanielyan, a member of the Republican Party of Armenia who has served as Hrazdan mayor since 2002, says he’s stepping down given the political changes in the country and to allow other, younger people, a chance to engage in public service.
The OCCRP writes that according to Spanish law enforcement the Armenian criminal gang targeted is the biggest operating in Europe.
The prime minister believes that the standards of mine exploitation in Armenia should be raised to international levels, and inspections should be objective, involving representatives of civil society and media experts in the field.
One Facebook user asked Pashinyan if he was aware of that some citizens have questioned several of his recent government appointments.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Russian President Vladimir Putin are scheduled to meet in Sochi on May 14 on the sidelines on the Eurasian Economic Union summit.
We look forward to working closely with the new government and with the people of Armenia on the many areas of shared interest between our countries, including increasing trade, working in support
The European Union looks forward to working with him and his government on the implementation of the EU-Armenia Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement signed last November, with a view to further consolidating democracy, the rule of law and respect of human rights, and to creating a prosperous and resilient country for the benefit of all citizens of Armenia.
“I hope that your actions as head of government will strengthen friendly relations between Russia and Armenia, in addition to our cooperation as partners in the CIS, EEU and CSTO," Putin writes.
In response, Pashinyan said the most important issue facing the university system is ensuring its self- governance; that it’s free of political party influence.
“The person who comes to the homeland can never return”
Sharmazanov told reporters that the move was aimed to deflating tensions in the country and out of national security concerns.
Hovsep Muradyan, who drives the #8 minivan route, joined the protesters on foot after leaving the vehicle parked in the middle of Kievyan Street.
Some 100 protesters, using trash bins, have blocked the Hrachya Kochar-Gulbenkian intersection in Yerevan’s Arabkir District, calling on drivers to turn around.
Police have stopped a convoy of cars ferrying people from the town of Ararat on their way to Yerevan to participate in the anti-Serzh Sargsyan protests.
Residents of Yeghvard, a town in Armenia’s Kotayk Province, assembled in front of the municipal building to voice their opposition to the April 17 election of Serzh Sargsyan as the country’s prime minister, and to demand the renewal of Yerevan-Yeghvard bus service which stopped on April15.
Police have surrounded the car of anti-Serzh protest activist Hayk Barseghyan on the Udjan section of the Yerevan-Gyumri Highway
Thousands have gathered in Yerevan’s Republic Square to attend an anti-Serzh Sargsyan rally.
Preliminary vote results released by Azerbaijan’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC) show that Ilham Aliyev has been re-elected president by winning 86% of the ballots cast in yesterday’s snap election.