Political expert: Reports that the Azeri Parliament might adopt a law "On Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan" were just an attempt to see the reaction of the Azeri society, Armenia and the world community
Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
The constantly developing Armenian-Iranian relations based on a number of bilateral agreements have not undergone and should not undergo the pressure or reprimand of the countries beyond the region, the Iranian Embassy in Armenia says in a statement sent to ArmInfo.
The meeting of the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will be held in Yerevan on Friday 31 May 2013 under the Armenian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
Amnesty International Annual Report 2013: The state of the world's human rights negatively evaluates the situation with human rights in Armenia. Representatives of the organization visited Armenia in June 2012.
Iran is truly under sanctions of the USA and the world community, US Ambassador to Armenia, John Heffern, told journalists in Yerevan today when replying to the question if the price for the Iranian gas is high because of the international sanctions.
Today the EU is holding the Association Agreement negotiations with Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, said at the EU Information Centre on Tuesday. The Association Agreement will become a basis for further political and economic cooperation, he said.
A government must be responsible for its mistakes and ready to resign if its reforms go wrong, the head of the parliamentary group of ARFD Vahan Hovhannisyan said on Tuesday.
The parliamentary group of Armenian National Congress cannot support the program of a government that has broken all of its promises, the secretary of the group Aram Manukyan said.
If the previous programme of the government of Armenia was the collection of toasts, we can just say that in the current programme the toasts are becoming more and more sweeter, deputy of the National Assembly, former foreign minister of Armenia, Alkesandr Arzumanyan, said in the parliament today.
The Armenian Government's program for 2013-18 is rather a declaration than a program, because it contains nothing specific, Artsvik Minasyan, MP from ARF Dashnaktsutyun faction, said at a press conference in Yerevan on Tuesday.
Spokesman of the Armenian Defense Minister Artsrun Hovhannisyan has neither confirmed nor refuted the news reporting that the Azeris fired on the helicopter that was carrying Seyran Ohanyan to Noyemberyan Monday morning.
The biggest case linked with corruption in Armenia was registered in the social sphere, Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan said in the parliament today, when replying to the question of a deputy from ARFD, Vahan Hovanisyan.
The government of Armenia is the most interested party of growth of prices in the republic, ex-candidate for president, political expert, Andreas Gukasyan, said at today's press-conference.
Prosperous Armenia Party Spokesperson, MP Tigran Urikhanyan has disseminated a statement wherein he threatens on behalf of the party to make public a talk of PAP Leader Gagik Tsarukyan and Heritage Party Leader Raffi Hovannisian. To recall, Tsarukyan and Hovannisian met in March 2013.
Republican Party parliamentarians, the parliamentary majority, have rejected the bill on establishment of an ad hoc committee to study the incidents of March 1 2008 in Yerevan.
Depending in the results of the negotiations for the Russian gas tariff for Armenia, the issue of payment for the lands used by the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia may be raised. Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamyan made such statement Monday is response to a relevant suggestion of Zaruhi Postanjyan, MP from Heritage Party.
Today, on May 20, the Administrative Court of Armenia will deliver a verdict on Barev, Yerevan Bloc's claim for cancellation of the result of the municipal elections on May 5, the bloc's press-service told ArmInfo.
National Assembly of Armenia perceives Genocide of the Pontic Greeks as an inseparable element of the Genocide of Armenians in Ottoman Empire in 1915, which is documented in the preamble of the Constitution of Armenia. Vice Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly Eduard Sharmazanov made such statement in response to ArmInfo's question when visiting the Armenian Genocide Memorial in memory for Genocide of the Pontic Greeks.
Interview of the head of the parliamentary commission on foreign affairs in 1995-99, Hovanes Igityan, with ArmInfo news agency
Relatives of the killed soldier Luks Stepanyan agreed to return home after their meeting with Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan. The soldier was killed by his comrade on May 15 at Noyemberyan army unit.
Coffin of Luks Stepanyan, a soldier who was killed by his comrade on May 15 at Noyemberyan army unit, will be carried to Yerevan, as the Police, Military Police and Defense Ministry officers have stopped the catafalque driving to the capital city.
Free Democrats Party has disseminated a statement saying that Russia uses gas tariff to exert pressure on Armenia over progressing negotiations for the EU Association Agreement.
The rise in the gas price will affect the people's social security, First Secretary of the Communist Party of Armenia Ruben Tovmasyan told journalists on Friday. He said that this may end in a civil strife, so, the government must to something to calm people down.
Within the frames of a criminal case initiated on the fact of multiple voting during the Yerevan Council of Elders election, one of the members of the Electoral Commission of Malatia-Sebastia administrative district was named as a defendant.
Armenia abstained from voting on the last UN resolution on Syria. The UN General Assembly adopted the document on May 15 by a recorded vote of 107 in favor to 12 against, with 59 abstentions.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia encourages the best falsifiers with $20,000-25,000 "bonuses."
As Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan continues his official U.S. state visit, a bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives introduced the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Act, a new measure calling upon the President to build upon the U.S. record of having recognized the Armenian Genocide by working toward improved Armenian-Turkish relations based upon Turkey's full acknowledgement of the facts and ongoing consequences of the Armenian Genocide, and a fair, just, and comprehensive international resolution of this crime, Asbarez.com reported, citing the Armenian National Committee of America.
The election in Armenia have been followed by a rise in prices, Anahit Bakhshyan, a Heritage party member, told journalists on today. "I am surprised that the election have been followed by a price rise. I mean the gas price, as well as prices for dairy products. And they are going to raise tuition fees as well," she said and added that the consequence of the process is emigration. "People are silently expressing their discontent by leaving the country," she said.
Leader of the People's Party of Armenia Stepan Demirchyan is not surprised at the latest statement by Gagik Tsarukyan, Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party, who declared that his party will not become opposition. Demirchyan made such statement in a press conference, Thursday.
ArmInfo’s interview with Dr. Marat Terterov, Director of European Geopolitical Forum (EGF)
Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov has recommended Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) to wait for the elections of 2017-2018 calm and quiet. Sharmaznov made such statement to ArmInfo when commenting on the statement by PAP Faction Secretary Naira Zohrabyan who declared that PAP is going to come to power calm and quiet.
The Armenian authorities hit below the belt of the people when they sank the fact of the gas tariff growth, deputy chairman of the Heritage party board, Armen Martirosyan, told Arminfo correspondent. He thinks that raising of the gas tariff will result in social catastrophe, as the atmosphere in the country is rather tense after the last election with mass fraud.