Yerevan court trial into Jirair Sefilian adjourns before getting underway
Friday’s first court session in the trial into Jirair Sefilian, Gevorg Safaryan, and several other opposition activists adjourned immediately after having begun, in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan.
The Armenian News-NEWS.am reporter informed from on location that, later, the attorneys explained that court session had adjourned becaus...
Head of Bavra BCP Arrested for Accepting Bribes
The Police Department of Organized Crime has obtained information that the managers and staff of a number of organizations and individuals made deals with the officials of the Customs Service through the staff of a customs brokerage firm to make customs payments at a lower fee than the customs value provided by law and bribed the customs officials ...
Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease
Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner--or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol--will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that.
That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Over the years, studies h...
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. ...
Trump listened to Armenian choir at Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump was welcomed by Archbishop Sevan Gharibian and Samuel Aghoyan, the superior of the Armenian Church at the Sepulchre, during his visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Fr. Koryun Baghdasarian, Head of the Office of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Monday told the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am, add...
Armenian society has no middle class to ensure proper conduct of elections – Ter-Petrosyan
In a country where the lion’s share of national wealth is concentrated in the hands of just a few families, expecting fair elections would simply amount to a political illiteracy, first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan has said, commenting on the April 2 parliamentary election.In an extensive article published by iLur.am, Ter-Petrosyan highlight...
Kardashian Sisters Visit Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic to Push Its Agenda
The Kardashians seem to be everywhere these days.
Their latest stop on Thursday was a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in West Los Angeles, Marie Clair reports. The celebrity sisters said they plan to promote the abortion chain in an upcoming episode of their show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”The paparazzi took photos as Kim, K...
Armenian choir to perform during Trump visit to Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
An Armenian choir will perform at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, for US President Donald Trump, who is in Israel on an official visit for the first time.
Fr. Koryun Baghdasarian, Head of the Office of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Monday told the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“The [Armenian] Holy Patriarch [of Jer...
Scientist: Archaeological studies face obstacles in Artsakh
China is due to complete the construction of its two state-of-the-art ships, designed for deep-sea research, by the first half of 2019, according to China Daily.
According to China Daily, the country's state-run English language newspaper, Beijing plans to begin the construction of two sophisticated research vessels which will be specifically desi...
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 m...
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 fi...
Armenian Assembly of America website hacked by Azerbaijan
In a flagrant effort to undermine the work of the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly), a group of computer hackers, calling themselves "TheConficker," attacked the Assembly's site and replaced it with Azeri propaganda. They are linked to an Azerbaijan hacker group known as “Anti-Armenia Team.” The Assembly took prompt action and re...
Soldier wounded as a result of mine detonation in Armenia's Tavush
A soldier has been wounded as a result of mine detonation in Armenia’s Tavush province on Thursday, Spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, told Armenian news agency
In his words, the wounded soldier has been taken to Berd military hospital. According to the doctors, his condition is critical.
The OSCE Mission Conducted a Planned Monitoring of the Line of Contact
Artsakh Republic's Foreign Ministry stresses:
On May 4, 2017, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the direction of the Askeran region, south-east of Akna...
Newspaper: Who will replace Agramunt as PACE President? Whose candidacy is beneficial to Armenia?
On the first day of the June session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), its regulations will change, and they will envision a special provision on dismissing Pedro Agramunt from the position of PACE President, according to 168 Zham (Hour) newspaper of Armenia.
“Given the fact that the PACE President’s quota ...
Karabakh army: Azerbaijan fired over 460 shots at night
The adversary violated the ceasefire alone the line of contact between the Karabakh and Azeri opposing forces about 40 times, from late Wednesday night to early Thursday morning.
During this time the Azerbaijani armed forces fired more than 460 shots toward the position-holders of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Defense Arm...
Zhamanak: Ex parliament official to be appointed ambassador
The paper says it has learned from sources that Hermine Naghdalyan, a former vice speaker of the National Assembly, is going to lay down her mandate in the near future to be appointed Armenia’s ambassador to Georgia.
Also, there are reportedly plans to appoint Ara Babloyan, the fourth candidate listed on the ruling Republican Party’s p...
Armenian PM discusses prospects of tourism industry
Armenian Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan chaired a meeting to discuss tourism development in Armenia.
The development model for Jermuk resort presented by the Center for Strategic Initiatives was discussed, premier's press office said.
The participants also exchanged thoughts on extending the tourist season in Armenia with the help of ...
Press Freedom Only Declines
“Union of Informed Citizens” stresses:
May 3 is the international day of press freedom but it seems that Armenia has not gained the right to celebrate it. Armenia’s press freedom has registered decline according to annual reports of two international research organizations published during the recent days. Decline according to &...
What Happened in France?
Political parties and groups have participated in the French presidential elections which present the colorful mosaic of France. The elections were marked by colorful and incomprehensible categories. It remains unclear why they continue to consider the National Front Party a radical party; as if it is calling for reopening conc...
Azerbaijani side fired towards Armenia's Tavush province
The adversary violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between the Karabakh and Azerbaijani opposing forces about 45 times, from late Tuesday night to early Wednesday morning.
During this time the Azerbaijani armed forces fired more than 640 shots toward the position-holders of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Defens...
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors slams Trump for not recognizing Armenian Genocide
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has urged the White House to recognize the Armenian genocide.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended sending a letter to President Donald Trump, mynewsla.com reported.
She noted that Trump, like past presidents, stopped short of describing the 1915 events as “genocide”.
Supervisor Hilda Soli...
Angela Sarafyan, Oscar Isaac technically gotten married by Armenian priest (Photo)
Angela Sarafyan, who plays the role of Maral in The Promise, a new movie about Armenian Genocide, has revealed an unknown fact about this film. It turns out that she and Oscar Isaac, who plays Mikayel in the movie, were technically gotten married in Spain.
The actress posted some footage and photos on her Instagram account and wrote as follows: &l...
Russia MOD delegation visits Armenia
A delegation from the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Russia on Tuesday arrived in Armenia, and along the lines of the 2017 cooperation program between the MODs of the two countries.
Draft of the Armenian-Russian interstate agreement on the activities—in Armenia—of the Russian MOD Military Police agencies, a...
CEC Has Received Waivers of Parliament Mandates
Several members of the Republican Party and the Armenian Revolutionary federation have submitted their waivers of parliament mandates to the Central Electoral Commission, the spokesperson for the Central Electoral Commission Hermineh Harutiunyan told Armenpress. Harutiunyan did not answer the question on how many such submissions there were but she...
God Spared Us But Not Because We Are Smart
The leading political scientists of Russia and the region continue to consider the processes of the South Caucasus as a horizontal confrontation, i.e. the old West-East model in which the subject of the political debate and fight is the “Eurasian corridor”.Apparently, the consciousness of the political scientists, analysts and policy ma...
European Parliament: If Turkey reintroduces death penalty, it will reject EU accession
President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani told La Repubblica, that he is concerned about the first report of the OSCE observer mission on constitutional referendum in Turkey, which speaks of the lack of equality of the parties and that the issues put to the vote haven't been properly explained.
If these charges are confirmed, according ...
Why Is U.S. Embassy in Armenia So Big?
My friend who is in the sphere of IT research and development argues that the United States has not undertaken any political action relating to the Armenian parliamentary election.It is not ruled out that many think so and there is no need to dwell on this point of view. Moreover, in fact, the United States has not demonstrated any activity with re...
What's America Going to Do Next
Donald Trump’s electoral campaign was a demonstration of the challenges and desires of the “working class” and non-working class where the presidential candidate vowed to isolate America from excessively globalist intentions and bring the country onto a path of an overt social-ethnic egotism.Those who have visited provincial Ameri...
How to lessen labor migration from Armenia? Politicians’ proposals
Labor market and migration are among Armenia’s biggest problems. Political forces, racing for seats in the National Assembly, have presented their approaches to this problem solution during the round-table discussion initiated by Alternative Research Center.
On April 2, Armenian citizens will go to polls to form a new parliament. These parli...
Investigation of Case of 18 People Accused of Police Patrol Building Standoff Completed
The Special Investigative Service informed that the indictments of 18 people were updated based on evidence gained during the investigation of the case of standoff of the administrative building of the Police Patrol Service of Yerevan on 17 July 2016.
Martiros Hakobyan, Toros Torosyan, Sergey Kyureghyan and Gevorg Iritsyan were indicted under Arti...
Defendant in case of Igla smuggling to Armenia not to attend consideration of appeal
The defendant in the case related to the smuggling of Igla air missile system to Armenia, Sanasar Gabrielyan, doesn’t wish to attend the consideration of the appeal of his case, his attorney, Karapet Aghajanyan, told Armenian News – NEWS.am.
In his words, the Appeals Court has taken into proceedings the appeal on the judgment rendered ...
Pakistani that crossed Turkey-Armenia border gets 1-year sentence
Pakistani citizen Abrar Zafar, who had illegally crossed into Armenia from Turkey in May 2016, has been sentenced to one year in prison.
The Court of First Instance of the Ararat and Vayots Dzor Provinces of Armenia has reached this verdict.
At court, however, Zafar plead innocent. He testified that he had no intention of crossing the Turkish-Arm...
3 people killed in Fresno shooting
At least three people were killed as a result of a shooting in downtown Fresno, California.
As Reuters reported, the police detained the shooter, Kori Ali Muhammad, 39. The man knew he was being searched for and he "decided he was going to kill more people."
Police Chief Jerry D...
Armenian who returned from Azerbaijan captivity gets 9-year sentence for killing teenage girl
Arsen Khojoyan has been sentenced to nine years in prison for the murder of a teenage girl last summer, in Tavush Province of Armenia.
Khojoyan’s mother, Mrs. Svetlana, informed about the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am.
“Arsen said nothing in court,” she added. “He refused to testify.”
The trial into this m...
Quake hits Armenia
The “Survey for Seismic Protection” Agency of Armenia recorded a magnitude-2.3 earthquake in the country, on Tuesday at 10:49am local time.
The epicenter of this tremor was 18 kilometers west of Stepanavan town in Lori Province.
The hypocenter of the quake was 10 km beneath the surface.
This seismic activity measured magnitude 3, at ...
Young elephant fights with crocodile
An elephant was filmed fighting for its life with a crocodile that latched onto the pachyderm’s trunk.
The incident occurred at a national park in Malawi, reported UPI.
The video shows a crocodile jump out of the water latch its jaws onto the trunk of a young elephant approaching the water with its herd.
The adult elephants quickly get int...
The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ is scientifically proven to improve your health
The Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.
Forest bathing—basically just being in the presence of trees—became part of a national public health program in Japan in 1982 when the forestry m...
Killing flu viruses with help from a frog
Frog mucus is loaded with molecules that kill bacteria and viruses, and researchers are beginning to investigate it as a potential source for new anti-microbial drugs. One of these "host defense peptides," courtesy of a colorful tennis-ball-sized frog species (Hydrophylax bahuvistara) from southern India, can destroy many strains of human flu and p...
Spayka will invest $ 20 million in construction of new greenhouses
Spayka will invest $ 20 million in the construction of new greenhouses in Armenia in 2017. Currently, the company owns 35 hectares of greenhouses, where it grows tomatoes and cucumbers. By the end of the year it is planned to build another 20 hectares of greenhouses and create about 200 new jobs, said Karen Baghdasaryan, the head of the project man...