19:37 | May 14, 2018
Arayik Khandoyan and Ashot Petrosyan, two Sasna Dzrer members now on trial for the seizure of a Yerevan police station in the summer of 2016, have been on hunger strike for seven days now, demanding a general amnesty for all political prisoners in Armenia.
13:35 | April 23, 2018
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) reports that as of today, 41 people have been arrested on various charges linked to the anti-government protests now taking place in Armenia.
12:35 | April 22, 2018
Calling the march “illegal”, the Police Department says that protest organizers Ararat Mirzoyan, and Sasun Mikayelyan (both Yelk Alliance faction MPs) were also taken into custody.
21:58 | April 6, 2018
Italian police arrested on Friday one of the most well-known ‘Ndrangheta bosses in an isolated hut in a village in southern Calabria. Giuseppe Pelle has been wanted since 2016 when he received a 2.5-year prison sentence for attempted extortion and being associated to organized crime.
17:03 | February 14, 2018
Security was tight today at the trial of Telman Kalashyan, accused of gunning four to death and injuring seven others at a funeral home in Aragatzotn village of Shamiram on August 1, 2017.
12:55 | February 8, 2018
A man found dead in a street in the Yerevan district of Avan on February 4 has been identified as Norayr Melkonyan, a 63-year-old Russian citizen who had earlier been charged with stealing a 1,050- dram bottle of vodka from a Yerevan grocery store (Krpak).
12:57 | February 3, 2018
Italian police arrested on Thursday 23 people suspected of having links to the Cosa Nostra, including a gambling entrepreneur believed to have partnered with the Sicilian mafia to expand his business empire.
16:17 | February 2, 2018
The appeal case of former Artsakh Defense Minister Samvel Babayan, sentenced by a Yerevan court on November 28, 2017 to six years imprisonment for money laundering and attempting to smuggle a portable surface-to-air missile into Armenia, continued today at Yerevan’s Kentron and Nork Marash Administrative Court.
16:57 | January 26, 2018
Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS)) says it’s uncovered a criminal group operating in Armenia that was ferrying migrants through Armenia to Iran, and then on to Turkey.
19:19 | January 9, 2018
Armenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has admitted that Ruben Tatulyan, blacklisted by the United States for his criminal activities in Russia, once served as a “freelance” advisor to the foreign minister.
12:51 | January 9, 2018
Ruben Tatulyan, a crime boss in Russia recently blacklisted by United States authorities, has publicly said that he’s an advisor to Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Edward Nalbandian.
17:34 | January 8, 2018
According to preliminary data, on January 8, at 4:40 am, a BMW X6 and a Toyota collided at the intersection of Sayat-Nova and Abovyan streets in Yerevan. The driver of the Toyota,. A. Davtyan, died on the spot, and a passenger wasrushed to a local hospital.
00:52 | December 23, 2017
In a December 22 press release, the U.S. Department of the Treasury says its Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has targeted the Eurasian criminal entity Thieves-in-Law, along with ten other individuals and two entities linked to it for “its involvement in serious transnational criminal activities.”
15:29 | November 23, 2017
Police in Palermo, Sicily, arrested on Tuesday 27 members of a Cosa Nostra clan suspected of extortion, drug trafficking and illegal gambling. The years-long investigation that led to the arrests gave authorities a deeper understanding of the clan’s hierarchy and election system.
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