Chain's Complete: Last Step Will Be Taken Tomorrow
The National Assembly will discuss the program of the government. The economists have underlined several important things in it. First, it lacks numbers and forecasts, which means that the government avoid responsibility.
It states a 5% economic growth which is possible provided the inflation, experts say. In other words, this is a growth which is possible on its own.
In fact there is no clarity in any sector, including investments. Economists say the program does not clarify the “added ...
Babloyan: Armenian-Chinese relations will enter new phase of development
President of the National Assembly (NA) of Armenia, Ara Babloyan, on Wednesday received Chinese Ambassador Tian Erlong.
First, he praised the current level of Armenian-Chinese relations, the NA informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. Also, the Armenian NA speaker underscored the role of parliamentary diplomacy in the development and deepening of bilateral relations. In this context, Babloyan expressed the hope that Armenian-Chinese relations will enter a new phase of development.
In his remarks, Ambas...
Tajikistan president arrives in Armenia, on 2-day visit
At the invitation of President Serzh Sargsyan, Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon on Wednesday arrived in Armenia, on a two-day visit.
Rahmon was greeted at Zvartnots International Airport of capital city Yerevan by Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian.
Along the lines of his trip, the Tajik president is scheduled to meet with the top leadership of Armenia, informed the Public and Media Relations Department of the Office of the President of Armenia.
Artsakh Won't Strike Istanbul-Baku Plane
According to press reports, the Airbus A321-231 of Turkish Airlines of the flight TK334 /THY3RF from Istanbul to Baku flies above Artsakh. The spokesperson for the president of Artsakh Republic Davit Babayan told Artsakhpress that unlike Azerbaijan, Artsakh is not a terrorist state, and a lot of international flights are operated above the territory of Artsakh.
“First, we are not Azerbaijan to hit civil planes. This is strange to our essence. Second, if such a flight is operated, it shows...
Świtalski: Armenia’s justice reforms are among EU priorities
Justice Minister Davit Harutyunyan on Friday met with the head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski.
Harutyunyan thanked the EU delegation leader for assisting in the important projects being implemented in Armenia, and expressed the hope that the cooperation will be continued and the results—tangible, the Ministry of Justice informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.
Ambassador Świtalski, in turn, noted that the reforms being implemented in the justic...
Official: Armenian delegation to PACE will be headed by Arpine Hovhannisyan
The Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will be headed by Deputy Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly (NA) Arpine Hovhannisyan.
Deputy Speaker of the NA Eduard Sharmazanov told the aforementioned to Armenian News – NEWS.am on Thursday.
According to him, inter-political and domestic issues, as well as certain foreign policy issues were discussed at the session of the Supreme Body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).
Death toll in Tehran terror attacks rises to 17
The number of casualties from the twin attacks in the Iranian capital has grown from 16 to 17 people dead, IRNA reported.
Gunmen and suicide bombers on Wednesday carried out attacks on Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini in capital city Tehran, injuring 52 people.
The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for these attacks.
Armenia official: Visa cancelation for Qatar has nothing to do with politics
The cancelation of visas for the citizens of Qatar is not connected with politics, but tourism.
Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told the aforesaid to reporters, after Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the government of Armenia.
Qatar is a country that views Armenia as a promising tourism market.
“And as to why several Islamic countries are breaking relations with Qatar is another matter; unrelated to ours,” Kocharyan added. “Qatar, being a Sunni country, nonethe...
Armenian contract serviceman found hanged in military unit
The investigation has been launched in the fourth garrison unit of Armenia's General Military Investigative Department into the death of non-commissioned officer Melik Khachatryan.
At about 3:30 pm on Thursday, the Investigative Committee received information on discovering the contract soldier, noncommissioned officer Melik Khachatryan (born in 1981) hanged in the protection area of N military unit of the Armenian Defense Ministry. A letter was also found out at the scene.
A forensic examinat...
Media freedom in volatile environments
The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will bring together over 200 international experts and journalists, government officials and diplomats, civil society representatives and academics for an upcoming conference on Media Freedom in Volatile Environments. The conference is being organized in the context of the current multitude of imminent pressures and obstacles that threaten to limit media freedom and freedom of expression throughout the OSCE region, in particular in re...
Turkish court finally accepts new indictment in Dink murder case
An Istanbul court has finally accepted a prosecutor’s third indictment into the murder of Hrant Dink in which 51 suspects, including the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen, former prosecutor Zekeriya Öz and former daily Zaman Editor-in-Chief Ekrem Dumanlı, are accused of murdering the prominent Armenian-Turkish journalist, Dogan News Agency reported May 29.
The Istanbul 14th Court of Serious Crimes launched proceedings in the new indictment after twice returning it to prosecut...
Layoff Is Expected in Administration of Parliament
A layoff of the staff of the National Assembly is expected. We have learned that the process will start soon. The National Assembly administration is known to be overstaffed and most MPs have several assistants and advisors.
There are a lot of experts. In the first place, the assistants and advisors will be terminated.There are 800 staff members. The administration was enlarged during the previous convocation.
Armenian and Artsakh FM's hold discussion
YEREVAN. - Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian on Thursday met with his Artsakh counterpart Karen Mirzoyan.
During the meeting, reference was made to the meeting between the foreign minister of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan in Moscow last week.
The ministers also discussed a number of issues related to the cooperation between the two ministries.
Armenia MFA: Azerbaijan violates OSCE principles and commitments on daily basis
Due to its extremely destructive stance Azerbaijan has found itself in a total isolation, Spokesman for the Armenian MFA, Tigran Balayan, told the aforementioned to Armenian News – NEWS.am, referring to the recent discussions at the OSCE Permanent Council on OSCE Office in Yerevan.
“Due to its extremely destructive stance Azerbaijan finds itself in a total isolation. OSCE Chairmanship, participating States, Secretariat support activities of the OSCE Office in Yerevan, and it is sole...