Երեքշաբթի, մայիսի 31, 2016 Ժամանակը Երեւանում 00:09

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    Armenia - Armenian Justice Minister Arpine Hovannisian (L) and Piotr Switalski, the head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, attend a seminar on judicial reforms in Yerevan, 30May2016.

    EU Envoy Calls For More Judicial Reform In Armenia

    The emergence of an independent judiciary widely trusted by citizens is vital for the democratization of Armenia’s political system, the head of the European Union Delegation in Yerevan, Piotr Switalski, said on Monday.

    Armenia - Levon Zurabian, the deputy chairman of the opposition Armenian National Congress, speaks at a news conference, Yerevan, 5Feb2016.

    Opposition Party Insists On Government Concessions

    The Armenian government will lose public trust and its credibility abroad unless it makes changes in the new Electoral Code demanded by the opposition, a leader of the Armenian National Congress (HAK) claimed over the weekend.

    Armenia - A general view of central Yerevan against the backdrop of Mount Ararat, 5Nov2014.

    Armenian Public Debt Keeps Rising

    Armenia’s total public debt has continued to grow this year and now stands at $5.25 billion, a figure equivalent to around half of the country’s Gross Domestic Product in 2015, government figures show.

    Armenia - Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian chairs a cabinet meeting, Yerevan, 17Dec2015.

    Armenian PM Vows More Action Against Procurement Fraud

    Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian has ordered the Armenian government to reduce “corruption risks” in its handling of state procurements which has been repeatedly criticized by the country’s leading anti-graft watchdog.

    Press Review

    “Zhoghovurd” carries an editorial dedicated to Republic Day, the 98th anniversary of the declaration of a short-lived independent Armenian republic which is marked in Armenia on May 28 as a public holiday.


    Relatives Of Gyumri Massacre Victims Seek Russian Compensation

    Relatives of an Armenian family of seven murdered in Gyumri last year demanded on Friday a hefty financial compensation from Russia during the ongoing trial of a Russian soldier charged in the massacre.

    Yerevan Rejects Karabakh General’s Criticism

    Armenia’s government has denied claims by Samvel Babayan, Nagorno-Karabakh’s former top military commander, that it did not sufficiently reinforce the Armenian military in the years leading up to last month’s heavy fighting with Azerbaijani troops.

    Ukraine Backs Azerbaijan Over Karabakh

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko reportedly backed on Friday a resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that would restore Azerbaijan’s control over the Armenian-populated territory.

    Armenian-Azeri Talks ‘Contingent On Ceasefire Boost’

    Armenia will hold more negotiations with Azerbaijan if the latter takes confidence-building measures that were agreed by the two countries’ presidents in Vienna on May 16, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said on Thursday.


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    Վիդեո Kerry, Lavrov Keen To Bolster Karabakh Truce

    James Warlick, the U.S. co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, told Azatutyun.am that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will try to cement the shaky ceasefire around Nagorno-Karabakh when they co-host talks between Armenia’s and Azerbaijan’s presidents.


    Վիդեո Thousands join Torchlight Procession in Yerevan Honoring Victims of the Armenian Genocide

    The march kicked off in Yerevan's Freedom square with burning of Turkish and Azerbaijani flags. The procession went through downtown Yerevan and concluded at the eternal fire of Tsitsernakabert, the Armenian Genocide Memorial.

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    Erdogan vs. Gulen in Texas Courts: Battle of Two Turkish Powerhouses

    A decade ago, two Turkish Islamist leaders were the best of friends. Their common enemy was the Turkish military. But as Erdogan solidified his dictatorial rule by castrating the generals, he turned against his old ally, Gulen, to monopolize his grip on power.
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