Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, at a Yerevan press conference today, said the Armenian government overreacted to recent remarks made by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko that Armenia has no choice but to join a Minsk-Moscow initiated
The Armenian National Assembly’s ad hoc fact-finding committee tasked with investigating the 2020 Artsakh war and the Armenian military defeat held its first session today.
Four of the eleven committee seats are reserved for the opposition.
The Armenian National Assembly today announced the formation of an inquiry committee to “study the circumstances of the military actions unleashed on 27 September 2020”; i.e., the 44-day Artsakh war.
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today, at a parliamentary Q&A session, said that Armenia has returned the remains of 108 persons registered as missing during the 1990s Artsakh war to Azerbaijan in 2021.
Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan today said that he “invited” the Belarus Ambassador to Armenia to meet with him and discuss recent remarks by Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko that many in Armenia found unacceptable.
Armenia’s National Assembly today unanimously voted in favor of a bill mandating that the Armenian flag be constantly raised at all national, regional and local government offices, public schools and universities, state agencies, sports and cultural
Antranik Kocharyan, Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security, today said that Armenia must reopen transportation links with its neighbors to achieve sustained peace.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Labor and Social Affairs today rejected a bill, introduced by the opposition Hayastan faction, to raise the monthly minimum salary from 68,000 (US$141) drams to 100,000 ($208).
Following today’s statement by the Armenian parliamentary opposition that it will boycott the vote to elect Vahagn Khachaturyan, the government’s candidate for the post of president, Hayastan faction MP Agnesa Khamoyan told journalists that “the oppo
The bill would also fine people who violate the regulations regarding the proper raising and lowering of the flag.
Armenia hasn’t yet decided if Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and Special Representative Ruben Rubinyan will attend the Antalya Diplomatic Forum scheduled to take place in Turkey.
Papoyan said that according to the law Sarkissian still has time to withdraw his resignation. Civil Contract MP Vahagn Hovakimyan agreed with his colleague.
Arman Tatoyan’s tenure as HRD expires next month.
Bookmakers in Armenia transacted 3.2 trillion drams (US$6.664 million) of wagers in 2021, this according to Deputy Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs Babken Tunyan.
Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan, during a parliamentary Q&A session today, said that any talk of a corridor through Armenia is unacceptable and cannot be set as a precondition in the recently launched Armenia-Turkey normalization process.
Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan today announced that Armenia has delivered a package of measures to Russia and, by extension to Azerbaijan, aimed at reducing tensions along Armenian-Azerbaijani border.
Armenian National Assembly Vice Speaker Ruben Rubinyan, recently appointed Armenia’s special representative for Armenia-Turkey normalization talks, today announced that he’s consulted with diplomats and Armenian foreign ministry staff on the matter.
Hayastan faction MPs accused Deputy Speaker Ruben Rubinyan, appointed Armenia’s special representative to recently launched Turkey-Armenia normalization talks, of being a “Turkish agent”.
The Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Economic Affairs today approved a government-backed bill that would prohibit all forms of gambling advertising, including Internet and casino wagering, from the Internet, TV, radio and public spa
The opposition Hayastan parliamentary faction gas introduced a bill to increase minimum monthly wages in Armenia from 68,00 to 100,000 drams (US$207).
The Armenian parliament’s ruling Civil Contract faction has nominated Deputy Justice Minister Kristineh Grigoryan to replace Arman Tatoyan as the country’s Human Rights Defender when his tenure expires in early 2023.
Armenia’s leading opposition Hayastan parliamentary faction has drafted a bill calling for a no-confidence vote designed to oust Alen Simonyan as National Assembly Speaker.
The Armenian National Assembly today, by a vote of 62-25, approved a package of bills that will hold the media accountable for using slanderous and defamatory information culled from “unidentifiable” sources.
Hayastan faction MP Armen Rustamyan accused Pashinyan of making secret verbal agreements with Azerbaijan that will seriously damage Armenian interests.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan today reiterated that he’s ready to exchange his son for the return of Armenian POWs and other detainees now held in Azerbaijan.
A brawl broke out fight today in the office of Armenian National Assembly Vice Speaker Ruben Rubinyan between pro-government members and staffers of the opposition Hayastan faction.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan told journalists today that those soldiers who were captured by Azerbaijani troops during the November 16 border clash should be criminally prosecuted if they deserted their posts.
Governors of Armenia’s Aragatzotn, Ararat, Syunik and Gegharkunik provinces attended a meeting of the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security today to discuss possible amendments to a law passed in October 2020 that created a n
Andranik Kocharyan, Chairman of the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security has called on Russia to intervene in the fighting that broke out earlier today along the eastern Armenia-Azerbaijani border.
The Armenian government, responding to an inquiry filed by the National Assembly’s Hayastan faction, reports that the official number of Armenian military servicemen killed in the 2020 Karabakh war as of October 22, 2021 is 3,712 and civilians, 76.
Armenia says it plans to regulate taxi service at the country’s airports by issuing new licenses to all vehicle operators now providing such service.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan, at a press briefing with reporters today, that that Armenia will exercise restraint when responding to Azerbaijan’s continuing provocations designed to disrupt the establishment of regional peace.
Armenia will spend 40 million AMD ($84,00) to celebrate Citizen’s Day next April.
Former Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan criticized the Pahinyan government for not taking quick and adequate steps to protect Armenia’s borders following the 2020 Karabakh war.
Opposition and pro-government MPs who remained traded insults and accused each other of treason.
Armenia’s National Assembly today started a closed-door discussion on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border situation.
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan has announced that the government will pay 50,000 AMD ($105) monthly to families for each third, or more child, they have starting next year.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan told reporters today in Yerevan that his meetings with Russian government officials were fruitful.
Armenia’s ruling Civil Contract party MPs today rejected Artur Ghazinyan’s candidacy to the post of deputy chairman of the parliament’s Standing Committee on Defense and Security.
Armenia’s parliamentary opposition remains adamant that the Standing Committee on Defense and Security devote a special session to discuss ongoing problems along the Goris-Kapan highway.
60 million AMD ($125,000) was allocated to pay bonuses, pegged at 50% of monthly salary, to the 430 employees in the prime minister’s office.
At a July 26, 2018 cabinet session, newly elected Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan instructed law enforcement agencies to review the legality of cases where officials and their sons had been exempted from military service.
Gagik Jahangiryan, Acting Chairman of Armenia’s Supreme Judicial Council (SJC), again denied charges that he purchased an expensive villa in downtown Yerevan shortly after being appointed to head the judicial monitoring body.
Armenia’s National Assembly, in a secret ballot vote of 66-1, today elected Mariam Galstyan to head the country’s Corruption Prevention Commission.
Armenian National Assembly Speaker Alen Simonyan today shrugged off criticism that he and two other ruling Civil Contract MPs decided not to attend last week’s celebrations in Artsakh marking the country’s 30th independence anniversary and vacationed
Artsakh Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan, addressing the Armenian National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs today, declared that the housing issue remains the most serious issue facing post-war Arts
Only ruling Civil Contract party MPs voted in favor of the program.
Arthur Vanetsyan, head of the opposition “With Honor" faction in the Armenian National Assembly, today asked Minister of Defense Arshak Karapetyan if Azerbaijani military units are still blocking the Goris-Kapan highway.