Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian delivered a speech at the EU Eastern Partnership and Visegrad Group (Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary) Foreign Ministers' Meeting, the press- service of Armenian foreign ministry reports.
Following the April 9 meeting of the incumbent and the first presidents of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan and Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the latter's "groundwork on Karabakh" may turn to be useful in the new conditions, says Sergey Markedonov, a Russian political analyst.
Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and MPs are holding a close meeting in the Armenian parliament on the issues of defense, national security and internal affairs.
Azerbaijan's new attack on Artsakh is a matter of time only, Richard Giragosian, the head of the Center for Regional Studies, told RFE/RL Armenian Service.
On May 3, by the order of the Armenian justice minister, the powers of the Nubarashen penitentiary head Rubik Stepanyan have been temporarily terminated until the criminal proceeding against him is over, the press office of the Armenian Justice Ministry has told ArmInfo.
"Iran recognizes and respects the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Azerbaijan", Iran's ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayin told in an interview with the local press, according to Azertag. The diplomat emphasized that Iran stands for a solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict within the territorial integrity principle.
Azerbaijan keeps receiving the military equipment it has bought from Russia. Referring to governmental sources, haqqin.az reports that the ongoing arms supplies are based on the arrangements of the military-technical cooperation between Baku and Moscow.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has reacted to the Armenian bill prepared by opposition lawmakers Zaruhi Postanjyan and Hrant Bagratyan.
The Armenian lawmaker, who was victimized by blackmailers, is Tigran Urikhanyan, according to ArmInfo's sources.
Director of Analitik.am Ani Hovhannisyan, assistant to the director and the manager of the press club have been detained on suspicion of blackmailing.
Garo Paylan, lawmaker of the Turkish Parliament from the People's Democratic Party, says that he underwent violence by the lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party during the constitutional committee meeting only because he is Armenian, Bianet.org reports.
Government of Armenia will discuss a Bill recognizing the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) on May 5. The Bill was submitted by the opposition MPs Zaruhi Postanjyan and Hrant Bagratyan. The rationale for the Bill is the outcome of the discussions on the issue between representatives of Armenia and Karabakh. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Edward Nalbandian will present his views concerning the bill.
The Armenian Defense Ministry's IT cooperation with experts is still going on and it is not connected with the April escalation in Artsakh, Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan said at a press conference in Yerevan on May 3.
Special Investigation Service of Armenia has initiated a criminal case against Mihran Poghosyan, the ex-head of Judicial Acts Compulsory Enforcement Service of Armenia (JACES) on the basis of Article 310 of the Criminal Code of Armenia (Illegal participation in entrepreneurial activity.
Armenian Defense Ministry Spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan cannot say whether one should expect any resumption of armed hostilities on the line of contact of the Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops on May 8-9 (on the day of liberation of Shushi - editor's note).
Though Armenia is a CSTO member, it pins no hopes on the allies within the Organization, Deputy Chairman of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) Armen Ashotyan said at a press conference in Yerevan.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has awarded the Azerbaijani armed forces serviceman, who beheaded Kyaram Sloyan, a conscript soldier of the NKR Defense Army.
Despite the calls of the international society and OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Baku continues violating the ceasefire agreement of 1994 which has no time limitations and the verbal agreement on stopping the military actions in the zone of Karabakh conflict from April 5 2016, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian stated at a press conference in Helsinki on May 2.
In an interview with ArmInfo, Azerbaijani political expert Zardusht Alizade shares his opinion about the core of the ‘four-day war’, Russia’s policy towards the South Caucasus, Turkey and Iran, as well as the role of Russia and the West in the latest geopolitical realities of the South Caucasus.
The Azerbaijan side again shelled Armenian positions on the northeastern direction of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan overnight, the press-service of Armenia's Defense Ministry reports.
The former prime minister of Armenia, lawmaker Hrant Bagratyan thinks that the dismissal of the high-ranking officials of the Armenian Defense Ministry is an 'insufficient measure'.
ArmInfo’s interview with Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Piotr Świtalski
The Armenian authorities have once again demsontarted deceptive behavior by pushing through the draft of amendments and additions to Electoral Code; Head of Armenian National Congress Faction Levon Zurabyan expressed this opinion at today's briefing in parliament.
The conditions put forward by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan for the resumption of negotiations undermine the peace process on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said, APA reports.
"Azerbaijan is committed to negotiations on a peaceful settlement of the conflict. But it should produce a positive outcome. That is not to say that we should negotiate for another 25 years. What we say is, let's go forward by any means," Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan said, APA reports. He said a meeting with the co-chairs can take place on the sidelines of an event which will be held in mid- May in one of the cities of Europe.
The large-scale armed hostilities in Artsakh are yet to start and the April developments were just "an exhibition performance" of the Azerbaijani authorities, Zaruhi Postanjyan, Head of the Heritage Party Faction, said in Parliament on April 29.
The statement made by Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Baku's readiness to continue negotiations on Karabakh settlement is an attempt to throw dust in the eyes of the international community, Deputy Speaker of Armenian parliament and Press Secretary of Ruling Republican Party Eduard Sharmazanov told in a talk to ArmInfo's correspondent touching upon the recent statement of the Azerbaijani foreign minister.
As long as Azerbaijan continues violating the ceasefire and there is intensive shelling, no negotiations are possible, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Eduard Sharmazanov said after the meeting the Executive Body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), Thursday.
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, called for a "Leahy Law" investigation into reports that the Azerbaijan armed forces, which annually receive millions of dollars in U.S. military aid, committed gross violations of human rights during Baku's April 2nd offensive against Nagorno Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Moscow continues working with Armenia and Armenia at all possible levels equally urging the sides to refrain from escalation of violence, says Konstantin Kosachev, Chairman of the Committee for International Affairs of the Federation Council of the Russian Federation.
The Defense Ministry of Armenia reports 13 incidents of the ceasefire violation on the northeast of the Armenian-Azerbaijani state border overnight. The adversary opened mostly sporadic fire at the Armenian positions using small arms and sniper weapons.