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Monument to Grigor Narekatsi to be erected in Vatican, Director of Holy See Press Office Federico Lombardi says

OSCE CiO Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected to travel to South Caucasus

President Serzh Sargsyan and His Holiness Pope Francis had private meeting

Pope quotes Charents: Our turquoise sky, our clear waters, the flood of light, the summer sun and the proud winter borealis... our age-old stones ... our ancient etched books which have become a prayer

Charge pressed against commander of serviceman driven to suicide

Souvenir sheet and mini-sheet with four stamps dedicated to visit of Pope Francis to Armenia put into circulation

Zurabishvili: Ankara has always supported Tbilisi's aspirations including integration into NATO

Naira Zohrabyan: It is necessary to suppress Turkish fascism

Nino Burjanadze: It is absolutely unfavorable for Georgia to join NATO now

Situation around Nagorno-Karabakh is rather vulnerable, Ambassador Piotr Switalski says

Pope Francis arrives in Armenia

Central Valley Congressmen urge US to follow Pontiff's lead in reaffirming Armenian Genocide

Electricity price in Armenia to be reduced by 2.58 drams on Aug 1 2016

Eduard Sharmazanov sees generally positive tendency in Karabakh peace process

France-based committee for political prisoners in Armenia addresses Pope Francis over Zhirayr Sefilyan's detention

Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament says Moscow reacted very strongly to Baku's attempt to distort situation around Karabakh

Senior advisor on Iran at the U.S. State Department says Armenia contributed to Iran's recent nuclear deal with the West

Nino Burjanadze sees no prerequisites for Saakashvili to return to power in Georgia

Armenian oppositionist MPs from Armenian National Congress Party visit Zhirayr Sefilyan at penitentiary

Russian Foreign Ministry against Azerbaijan's interpretations of results of St. Petersburg meeting

Tevan Poghosyan: Serzh Sargsyan left for Artsakh after Petersburg meeting in order to deliver "new information"

Nikol Pashinyan lodges a parliamentary request to Special Investigative Service and Police over Samvel Alexanyan case

Alekper Aliyev: Nothing can justify our protracted fratricidal war

Heritage Party recruits volunteers as members of electoral commissions and observers

PACE adopts resolution condemning situation with functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey

As many as 383 cars to be sold via auction

Stratfor: Russia's apparent objective is to shape Nagorno-Karabakh into a manageable crisis

Czech President Milos Zeman recommends that lawmakers discuss resolution denouncing Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey

ANCA: Pope's Visit to Armenian Genocide Memorial an Open Challenge to Turkey's Campaign of Denial

Pope Francis and President Serzh Sargsyan to make a joint statement in Yerevan

Pope Francis makes message ahead of his landmark visit to Armenia on June 24

Zhirayr Sefilyan arrested for two months

Armenia to officially apply to Pope Francis requesting to open Vatican's archives on Armenian Genocide

VivaCell-MTS fosters engineering education among schoolchildren

SCR CJSC urges to verify information and avoid unfounded allegations

Investigative Committee: Zhirayr Sefilyan faces charges under Article 235.2 of Armenian Criminal Code

Expert: Russia as a mediator succeeded in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Human rights activist: Sefilyan case is an act of political persecution

Some Beeline ADSL subscribers to have different Internet payment numbers

Chatham House: A full-blown renewal of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict would jeopardize Russia's position in Azerbaijan and Turkey

David Babayan: Measures to create confidence-building mechanisms and atmosphere promoting peace talks launched

Russian Embassy in Armenia provided with radio frequency

Former US co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group thinks St. Petersburg meeting appears to have moved Karabakh conflict parties to safer and more stable situation

Expert: Meeting in St. Petersburg has brought Karabakh conflict to a new stage of "freezing"

Ivan Volynkin: Armenia's EEU membership has brought big dividends to country

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin confirms: Aram Ateshian not to arrive in Armenia

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry representative blames Armenian foreign minister for "non-constructive and contradictory" statements

Zurabishvili: Reactivation of Abkhazian railway impossible any time soon

Azerbaijani armed forces use machine-guns on Line of Contact

Jean-Francois Charpentier: Rumors about difficulties in obtaining visas in French embassy do not correspond to the facts

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24/06 21:34 Pope quotes Charents: Our turquoise sky, our clear waters, the flood of light, the summer sun and the proud winter borealis... our age-old stones ... our ancient etched books which have become a prayer

During the meeting with the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan Pope Francis made a speech, in which he quoted famous Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents. As the Rome Reports news agency informs, the speech reads as follows:

Monument to Grigor Narekatsi to be erected in Vatican, Director of Holy See Press Office Federico Lombardi says

Pope Francis personally approves the texts of all his speeches, Director of the Holy See Press Office Federico Lombardi stated in Yerevan on June 24 touching upon the fact that the Pope has deviated from the preliminary version of his speech in the presidential residence in Armenia and has several times used the word genocide referring to the events of the beginning of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire.

OSCE CiO Frank-Walter Steinmeier is expected to travel to South Caucasus

German Foreign Minister, the OSCE Chairperson-in- Office Frank-Walter Steinmeier intends to visit the South Caucasus region in early July.

Electricity price in Armenia to be reduced by 2.58 drams on Aug 1 2016

Public Service Regulatory Committee has approved the electricity price for final consumers by 2.58 drams or 5.9%. According to the watchdog's decision adopted today on June 24, both the day and night prices will be reduced by 2.58 drams to 46.20drams (from 48.78drams) and 36.20drams (from 38.78drams) respectively.

SCR CJSC urges to verify information and avoid unfounded allegations

Information not corresponding to the facts has been spread in mass media these days related to the bridge near the Ayrum railway station of the South Caucasus Railway CJSC. The company allegedly owns the bridge, which is in poor condition.

Charge pressed against commander of serviceman driven to suicide

Charge was pressed against the commander V. Balayan of one of the Armenia's Armed Forces' units, in which serviceman Hrant Grigoryan was found with gunshot deadly wound in head on June 17.

Souvenir sheet and mini-sheet with four stamps dedicated to visit of Pope Francis to Armenia put into circulation

On 24 June 2016 "Haypost" closed joint stock company puts into circulation a souvenir sheet with one stamp and four postage stamps designed into a mini sheet in a form of a cross, dedicated to the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia.

ARARATBANK to increase capital by 8.5 bln drams

In the nearest future ARARATBANK will hold additional closed issue of stocks, as a result of which the amount of total capital will increase by 8.5 bln drams from the current 22.7 bln drams.

Business associations of Armenia raise alarm: Draft Tax Code to seriously hinder business in Armenia

The business associations of Armenia, particularly, American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia, Union of Banks of Armenia, Union of IT Enterprises, Union of Employers of Information and Communication Technologies, Taxpayers Rights Protection NGO, European Business Association Armenia, are concerned over the fact that the Armenian Government approved and the Armenian Parliament adopted the draft Tax Code in the first reading. In a letter addressed to the President and the Heads of the Government and the Parliament, they say that the draft code levels the main idea of the tax legislation, i.e. the idea of improving the investment environment in Armenia.

Situation around Nagorno-Karabakh is rather vulnerable, Ambassador Piotr Switalski says

The situation around Nagorno-Karabakh is rather vulnerable, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Switalski said at the international conference.

Eduard Sharmazanov sees generally positive tendency in Karabakh peace process

The St. Petersburg Summit of the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents can be called positive generally in view of both the Karabakh peace process and the Armenian-Russian relations. Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov told reporters after the meeting of the Republican Party of Armenia Executive Board during which President Serzh Sargsyan presented the results of the St. Petersburg meeting.

"Zare" film to open 13th Golden Apricot International Film Festival

13th Golden Apricot International Film Festival will be held from July 10-17 in Yerevan. Armenia's Minister of Culture Hasmik Poghosyan informed at today's press conference in Yerevan that this year the festival is special as it is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence.

VivaCell-MTS fosters engineering education among schoolchildren

VivaCell-MTS fosters engineering education among the schoolchildren. The press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo that recycled mobile phones provided to robotics groups operating in Armenia nine months ago have been put to use as educational materials. In the frames of this environmental initiative, instead of becoming hazardous waste, the dismantled parts of the phones have been used in various technical projects. The solutions elaborated by these gifted students have given a second life to disused phones.

Some Beeline ADSL subscribers to have different Internet payment numbers

Beeline informs that a number of Hi-line subscribers have been transferred to a new platform, which will change their individual numbers for Internet payment, according to the Company's press-office.

Four public organizations of Kapan town appeal to Armenian President for revoking license of Geghi Gold Company

Four public organizations of Kapan town have appealed to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan asking for revocation of Geghi Gold Company's license.