Four tons of explosive materials were stored at Yerevan’s Surmalu Market according to Armenian Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Pambukhchyan.
As the gun ownership law now stands, only members of the country’s Hunting Association can apply for a firearm permit that only allows for hunting rifles.
Eduard Aghajanyan, Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, told reporters that, as far as he knew, diplomats are pursuing the issue but would not predict when such a meeting might take place.
Eduard Aghajanyan, who heads Armenia’s delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), accuses the organization of focuses solely on developments in Ukraine and neglecting issues tied to the 2020 Artsakh war
This is the story of two Armenians, one from Syria, the other from Lebanon, who moved to Armenia and, despite the challenges, have launched successful businesses.
It turned out that the money will only go to MPs in his ruling Civil Contract faction.
The Armenian government plans to establish a separate foreign intelligence agency and a new internal affairs ministry.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan plans to raise the matter of terminating the powers of opposition MPs who have boycotted the parliament for weeks with the Constitutional Court.
While Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan signed a decree today stating that all MPs would receive a one-time cash bonus, it turns out that the money will only go to MPs in his Civil Contract faction.
66 MPs, all from the ruling Civil Contract party, voted in favor of the motion given Saghatelyan’s “inexcusable absences” from the parliament over the past weeks.
Armenian National Assembly Deputy Speaker Ruben Rubinyan, the country’s special envoy for normalization talks with Turkey, said Ankara was the reason little progress has been made to date.
The Armenian parliament, by a vote of 70-0, today elected Anna Vardapetyan the country’s next prosecutor general.
The Armenian parliament’s ruling Civil Contract party hasn’t yet decided to launch the formal process to terminate the powers of opposition MPs who have boycotted the work of the legislature for weeks.
Anna Vardapetyan, currently serving as an assistant to PM Nikol Pashinyan, is slated to be Armenia’s next Prosecutor General if the ruling Civil Contract party has its way.
The former and current Armenian health ministers today hit back at a recent government study finding that state funds allocated to manage the country’s Covid-19 epidemic in 2020 were misspent due to incomplete or absent accounting mechanisms.
Armenian National Assembly opposition MPs failed to convene a special session today to approve a resolution rejecting any peace accord that would restore Azerbaijan’s control over Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenian State Supervision Service (SSS) Head Romanos Petrosyan believes anti-government protests are doomed to fail given that the bulk of society doesn’t back attempts to oust the Pashinyan government.
If approved, citizens will have to file their 2023 income reports sometime in 2024.
Armenia’s Deputy Chief of Police Vardan Movsisyan disputes allegations that the US$5.6 million paid to the country’s police force in May as “bonuses” was to reward them for handling anti-government protests.
Pashinyan, at today’s parliamentary session, said the street protests have lost any political dimension and are now merely an exercise in futility designed to create dissension within society.
Vardanyan did not specify what he meant by “long absences” or how MPs not showing up for work would be held accountable.
Hovik Aghazaryan, a member of Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract parliamentary faction, told Hetq that the political opposition is being led by people who have, over the years, lived at the expense of others by stealing and robbing.
Vladimir Vardanyan, Chair of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on State and Legal Affairs, at today’s legislative session said that the political opposition’s attempts to force the resignation of the current government is doomed to
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan today told reporters that there is no “political crisis” in the country despite ongoing political opposition street protests.
Ishkhan Saghatelyan, Vice-Speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly and a member of Armenia’s opposition Hayastan parliamentary faction, today announced that those opposed to the current government will launch a new round of rallies and protest actions
Opposition Hayastan faction MP Gegham Nazaryan also talked to the young hunger strikers, telling Hetq that he advised them to call off the strike.
A handful of supporters have joined the hunger strike.
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan today said that oversight mechanisms were being introduced to ensure that funds allocated to Karabakh are used effectively.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, at the National Assembly today, said Azerbaijan might try to derail the peace process and use the occasion to launch further aggression against Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, during a parliamentary session today devoted to a discussion on how his government is implementing its national agenda, admitted his guilt and responsibility for both the 44-day war and defeat, but denied clai
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan today called on the opposition MPs to resign after they boycotted the parliament’s four-day session and announced they would be travelling to Artsakh.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs today rejected a bill that would increase the minimum monthly income from 68,000 drams (US$142) to 80,000 drams ($167).
Armenian Deputy Defense Minister Arman Sargsyan assured those attending a session of the parliament’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security today that the Pashinyan government has launched a promised series of reforms in the country’s military.
The Armenian National Assembly today unanimously adopted a bill making it mandatory to fly the Armenian flag at all national, regional and local government offices, public schools and universities, state agencies, sports and cultural organizations an
Interestingly, no circus has operated in Armenia for the past ten years since the demolition of the old Yerevan Circus in 2012.
Mirzoyan, who appeared before the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Relations, said that whenever the demarcation and delineation of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border begins, it will have nothing to do with the status of Nagorno Karabakh
"Experience shows that the Turks do not like to be buried in the mud. The danger is more than 50% that there will be an attack on Armenia in April-May,” Bagratyan said.
Armenia’s opposition “With Honor” MP Hayk Mamijanyan has sponsored a draft bill that requires the Minister of Foreign Affairs to submit a quarterly, and the Prime Minister twice a year, to the parliament regarding any ongoing foreign policy and secur
Armenia’s State Revenue Committee (SRC) Chairman Rustam Badasyan told reporters today that Armenia has ample reserves of foodstuffs to ride out any decrease in imports from Russia and Ukraine.
When asked if the Pashinyan government’s “neutral” position on the war raging in Ukraine is acceptable, Hakobyan, a member of the opposition Hayastan faction, called for continued caution.
The Armenian National Assembly today passed a bill that would exempt family members of servicemen killed in action from compulsory military service.
The Armenian National Assembly, in a second round of voting today, elected Vahagn Khachaturyan Armenia’s fifth president.
81 votes were needed to elect Khachaturyan.
Today’s Armenian parliament session devolved into a shouting match between pro-government and opposition MPs, each accusing the other of being traitors to the nation.
Vahagn Khachaturyan, the leading candidate to become Armenia’s next president, today said he’ll be “the president of all Armenian citizens” if elected.
The Armenian parliament’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security has approved a draft that would release the brothers of those killed during the defense of the country from compulsory military service.
Armenia’s parliamentary opposition described PM Nikol Pashinyan’s foreign policy as a failure and pointed to today’s statement by the foreign ministry that it has no plans to discuss recognizing the independence of the breakaway Donetsk and Luhansk r
Former Artsakh Defense Minister Samvel Babayan will serve as a consultant in the Armenian parliament’s inquiry committee tasked with investigating the 2020 Artsakh War.
The Armenian parliament’s ruling Civil Contract faction has announced that it will not back an opposition statement condemning "Shusha Declaration" signed by the leaders of Turkey and Azerbaijan on June 15, 2021.