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Armenia -- Leaders of the No To Plunder movement at a press conference. Yerevan, 28Aug2015

‘Electric Yerevan’ Organizers To Resume Street Protests

An Armenian youth group that was behind the recent “Electric Yerevan” protests said on Friday that it will resume campaign of “civil disobedience” next week, accusing the government of reneging on a pledge to subsidize the energy prices.

Armenia - U.S.-trained Armenian military medics demonstrate their skills after a graduation ceremony near Yerevan, 28Aug2015.

Armenian Army Medics Trained By U.S. Instructors

In what a senior U.S. diplomat called on Friday a manifestation of “strong American-Armenian partnership,” U.S. military instructors have trained the first group of teaching personnel for the Armenian army’s new paramedic school.

Armenia - Republican Party spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov at a news conference in Yerevan, 20Aug2015.

Ruling Party Claims Opposition Support For Parliamentary Republic

President Serzh Sarkisian has mustered broad-based political support for his efforts to turn Armenia into a parliamentary republic after the end of his final term in office in 2018, his Republican Party (HHK) claimed late on Thursday.

Armenia -- Karapet Rubinian (second from right) and Alexander Arzumanian (left) at a congress of the Armenian Pan-National Movement , Yerevan, 26Oct2013

Leader Quits Opposition Party In Protest

A senior member of the Armenian Pan-National Movement (HHSh) left the opposition party on Friday in protest against its apparent readiness to support a controversial constitutional reform initiated by President Serzh Sarkisian.

Press Review

“Zhamanak” reacts to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s statement to the effect that Russia and the United States will continue to work together in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process despite having serious differences on a host of other issues.


Central Bank Moves To Shore Up Armenian Currency

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) has stepped up its hard currency interventions in an apparent effort to prevent a renewed depreciation of the national currency, the dram, as a result of downward pressures from Russia.

Opposition Party Rebuffs Sarkisian On Constitution Talks

Raffi Hovannisian’s Zharangutyun (Heritage) party refused on Thursday to hold more talks with President Serzh Sarkisian, reaffirming its strong opposition to sweeping constitutional changes planned by him.

Fired Metro Workers Continue Court Battle

Three former employees of Yerevan’s underground metro system who were fired last year after attending an anti-government protest have appealed against an ambiguous court ruling on their efforts to regain their jobs.

Major Armenian Party Hints At Support For Constitutional Changes

Just months after threatening street protests against President Serzh Sarkisian’s controversial constitutional reform, the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) said on Wednesday that it is ready, in principle, to back far-reaching amendments drafted by his administration.


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Վիդեո Putin in Deadlock, Says Russia Watcher

RFE/RL's Armenian service director Harry Tamrazian has interviewed RFE/RL's Senior Eurasia Editor Brian Whitmore on Russian politics.


Վիդեո 6th Pan-Armenian Games Kick Off In Yerevan

The Sixth Pan-Armenian Games bringing together more than 6,300 ethnic Armenian athletes from 36 countries of the world were ceremonially opened in Armenia’s capital Yerevan on August 2.

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Turkey Pays Former CIA Director & Lobbyists To Misrepresent Attacks on Kurds & ISIS

Thousands of articles have been published worldwide in the recent weeks exposing Turkey’s strategic trickery -- using the pretext of fighting ISIS to carry out a genocidal bombing campaign against the Kurds who have courageously countered ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
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