The churchyard soon fills up. Parents, holding flowers, visit their sons’ grave. They speak with difficulty. They say that today is not a day to speak, that they must listen to the ones they have lost.
It took the Armenian Ministry of Defense 47 days to reject a Hetq request to provide information on the people killed and gone missing during last year’s Karabakh war.
The 7th century St. Grigor Church (Arouch Temple), in Armenia’s Aragatzotn Province, features the largest of the early medieval domed vaults still standing in the country.
The mayors of four communities (Artashavan, Otevan, Hatsashen, Dashtadem) in Armenia’s Aragatzotn Province resigned following the June 20 snap parliamentary election.
Shahmiram village council member Alikhan Aliyan was one of those seated in the square. It was a chore to get him to talk. He stressed that the village has no grievances from the government.
Residents of twelve Armavir province communities blocked the Armavir Yerevan roadway today to protest the lack of irrigation water for the past six days.
Marukyan, who is running for the post of prime minister, told reporters that his party, according to poll data, will come in third in the election and will again be represented in the National Assembly.
Former Armenian President Robert Kocharyan, who heads the Hayastan (Armenia) slate in this month’s early parliamentary election, declared 980 million AMD ($1.889 million) and US$1.927 million in cash holdings as of June 5, 2021.
"Our proposed program means that by using our natural resources, we can equip our army so much that in case of any enemy attack, we can injure 20-40,000 people. In that case, the enemy will think before attacking. This is completely realistic, and to
Mayisyan Mayor Yesayi Movsisyan says he can’t do anything more for the family.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) today published its verdict in the case of the Investigative Journalists (IJ) NGO v the Republic of Armenia, finding that the state violated the NGO's right to freedom of expression in a case dating to a 200
A recent coronavirus outbreak among teachers has forced three schools in Armenia’s Armavir Province to close their doors and conduct lessons on-line.
On February 2, during the exhibition, the ministry signed a 23 million AMD ($43,800) contract with Expo Group LLC for the construction and design of the Armenian pavilion.
Almost three years have passed since the UAE-bases Rasia FZE investment company and its CEO Joseph K. Borkowski sued Armenia at the International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), seeking US$160 million in damages over a railw
The SCPEC fined the company 5 million drams for abusing its monopoly position and set a deadline for rectifying the violation.
Specialists in Artsakh are working to complete a list of Armenian historical and cultural sites captured by Azerbaijani forces in the recent Karabakh war.
"If I know there’ll be peace, if I know everything is fine, I will go. But I know there is no peace. We have no future. I'm afraid that they will attack Armenia.
"We did not realize that a war had broken out. I work in the community hall. We were told that there would be a three-day gathering and military training,” says Anahit Sargsyan.
A ribbon with the words "Samad 19" in golden letters hangs at the entrance of Zartonk, a community in Armenia’s Armavir province.
Time came to a halt today in the town of Sardarapat, in Armenia’s Armavir Province.
During the recent war in Artsakh, the Armavir Territorial Pedagogical and Psychological Support Center in Armenia hosted 54 families displaced from Artsakh.
Anahit Gokoryan left her house in the village of Vurgavan in Kashatagh on September 30, during the early days of the war.
They have been informed that region will be handed over to Azerbaijan, this according to one of the conditions of the November 10 ceasefire agreement signed by the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan.
"Today we are going to our house in Stepanakert to see what is going on, so that we can come to get the children in a few days,” she says.
The Armenian government has yet to allocate any money to house people who have fled the fighting in Artsakh and now reside in Armenia.
Armenians in the southern Italian town of Calabria have joined their compatriots across Europe who have rallied and called for an end to Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh.
Razmik's brother, Artyom, learned about his brother's deeds from his mother. He did not believe the story at first. He joked that he should have won the medal, but his older brother was ahead of him.
The Pashinyan government had pressured Tovmasyan and other court members to resign, arguing they maintain close ties to the country’s former government and impede judicial reforms.
Armenia’s Yezidi community is forming a second volunteer soldier detachment to replace the guys of the first group now fighting in Artsakh.
In Sardarapat, a community in Armenia’s Armavir Province, we found the house of Davit Grigoryan, who was awarded the high title of "Hero of Artsakh" by Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan.
International law specialist Ara Ghazaryan told Hetq that while Armenia was expected to apply to the ECHR against Azerbaijan, or vice versa, applying to the ECHR in the defense of Artsakh was something new but not totally unexpected.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced that by the decision of the government, martial law is being declared in the country - a general mobilization. We present the legal regulation of the martial law regime; the government's deci
Kakhakn Mayor Ashot Vatyan says that young men in the village aren’t marrying due to the lack of employment.
Tigran Davtyan was an assistant judge before being appointed Prosecutor of the Department for Confiscation of Property of Illegal Origin.
Factories in the country who buy these grapes have reduced their purchases this year. The downturn is partially a result of this year’s coronavirus epidemic – job losses and softening consumer demand.
The streets were empty as our Hetq team of reporters entered the Armenian village of Daranak, to the east of Lake Sevan, not gar from the border with Azerbaijan.
"Apricot harvesting is an enjoyable ordeal. We’ve been waiting for this day for a year," Kirakosyan says with a smile.
The Armenian government and the Ministry of Health have not explained why a March 12 decision regarding the expenditure of funds earmarked for Covid-19 related measures, has been made retroactive.
We should add that Minister of Health Arsen Torosyan is now personally visiting hospitals to see conditions for himself. As our “senior correspondent” said, it’s a good opportunity to monitor the condition of regional hospitals.
Since the Ashtarak Medical Center is a provincial medical facility, we called the Aragatzotn Provincial Governor's Office to report what we had encountered directly to the governor.
Several physicians in Armenia, who have posted medical advice to citizens citing international developments, have also been told to cease and desist.
According to the government declared state of emergency, media outlets deemed in violation of the clause face fines ranging from 500,000 to 800,000 drams (($1,000-$1,600).
Buses and mashrutkas (minivans) are running on a limited schedule today between Etchmadzin and Yerevan.
Asatryan said that he was unaware of the situation at the polyclinic.
Usually, the river washes the garbage downstream. Now, however, the flow is too low to conceal the eyesore.
Local officials in some communities of Armenia’s Armavir Province are having a hard time collecting taxes from those who have large land and property tax liabilities (500 thousand AMD or more).
"Which community in your province is the poorest and according to what criteria?"
An inmate at Armenia’s Abovyan Penitentiary nailed his testicles to a chair yesterday after doctors refused to provide him with various medications, this according to the inmate’s lawyer Edgar Tovmasyan.
An average of 21 prisoners have died annually in Armenia’s penitentiaries over the past five years. The highest number of deaths was in 2016 - 29 people - and the lowest in 2017 - 17 people.