Authorities in Yerevan are not in a position to ensure an orderly evacuation of ethnic Armenians from war-torn Syria where the situation has lately gone from bad to worse, Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobian said on Wednesday.
Civic activists in Armenia campaigning against electricity price hikes have accused the police of “unlawfully” hindering their plans to conduct a sit-in in a central Yerevan square.
An Armenian government member has downplayed the impact on the local economy of the recent decisions by a number of leading international companies to wind up their business operations in the South Caucasus country.
A debt-ridden Yerevan chemical plant’s bankruptcy recommended by the World Bank is not “suitable” for the Armenian government, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Yervand Zakharian said during discussions in the parliament on Tuesday.
“Haykakan Zhamanak” suggests that the recent court decision to take Syunik’s controversial governor Surik Khachatrian’s son Tigran into two-month custody over his alleged involvement in a violent incident is a step aimed at “avoiding an explosion”.
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Cars clogged roads in Armenia's capital on June 26 as protesters found new ways to express discontent over a planned rise in electricity rates. Ongoing demonstrations by thousands of protesters have blocked the avenue near the parliament and presidential residence. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)
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