Germany Declared War on Turkey: Who's Next?
The German foreign minister Zigmar Gabriel has announced about change in Germany’s attitude to Turkey. This decision was made after the meeting of Angela Merkel with the president of the Social Democratic Party Martin Shultz, Gabriel announced on July 20.
That day may remain in history as the beginning of initiation of a new structure of the region of the Greater Near East. Germany may be followed by other countries, such as Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden which have recently ba...
Karabakh acting president Bako Sahakyan reelected
The acting president of Karabakh, Bako Sahakyan is reelected. The presidential vote took place on Wednesday during the National Assembly special session.
As it was reported earlier, two candidates were nominated for presidency. They were: MP Eduard Aghabekyan, who has been nominated by the Movement 88 faction of the NA; and incumbent President Bako Sahakyan, who was nominated by the Fatherland, Dashnaktsutyun, and Democracy factions of the Artsakh parliament.
On February 20, the NKR held a con...
Russia ratifies deal on single division of troops with Armenia
The Russian State Duma on Friday ratified the agreement regarding the establishment of a single division of troops.
This agreement and its appendix determine the role, formation, deployment, and function procedure of this division of Armenian and Russian troops.
It is noted that this single division is intended for ensuring military security in the Caucasus region of the Collective Security.
Single command is created to manage the single division of troops. The decision on the deployment and ...
New postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Europa 2017. Castles”
On July 10th, 2017, a postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Europa 2017. Castles” was put into circulation.
The postage stamp was cancelled by Vahan Martirosyan, RA Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies, H.E. Mr. Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia, Vassilis Maragos, Head of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Eastern Partnership Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission, Juan Pablo Gechidjian, Manag...
Armenia ex-FM appointed ambassador to Denmark
The President of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, has signed decrees.
Accordingly, Hrachya Aghajanyan has been dismissed from his duties as Armenia’s ambassador to Denmark and Norway, and Alexander Arzoumanian has been appointed Armenia’s ambassador to Denmark.
Arzoumanian’s respective diplomatic residence will be in the Danish capital city of Copenhagen.
To note, Alexander Arzoumanian served as the Foreign Minister of Armenia, from 1996 to 1998.
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...