Zhirayr Sefilyan, an Artsakh war hero, one of the leaders of the Founding Parliament movement, does not want to comment on the speech Armenian National Congress (ANC) leader Levon Ter-Petrosyan made at the March rally in Yerevan. On his Facebook page, Sefilyan says that he thinks it inexpedient to respond to the politicians' statements.
According to a survey conducted by the Gallup International Association Office in Armenia, the brightest oppositionists in Armenia are Zaruhi Postanjyan, a member of Hertiage Party faction, Raffi Hovannisian, Leader of Heritage Party, and MP Nikol Pashinyan, Aram Navasardyan, the Head of the GALLUP International Association Office in Armenia, told reporters when presenting the survey on March 2.
The assassination of Agos editor-in-chief Hrant Dink was a crime of forethought, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told journalists when commenting on the arrest of officials on charges of "negligence over the murder" of Hrant Dink.
Armenian National Congress (ANC) has refuses from all the 15 rallies that were scheduled till April 24, the statement came from Levon Ter-Petrosyan, the first president of Armenia, the leader of the Armenian National Congress, at the March 1 rally in Liberty Square.
The cross-talk to have taken place several days before between Galust Sahakyan, the Speaker of National Assembly and Levon Zurabyan, the Head of the parliamentary group of the Armenian National Congress, escalated to a new level during the briefings on February 27.
The Founding Parliament movement holds meetings and consultations with the political forces in Armenia. The press service of the Founding Parliament reports that the representatives of the movement met with Leader of the National Self-Determination Union Paruyr Hayrikyan at the latter's initiative.
"Artsakh war veteran Volodya Avetisyan is determined to turn to the European Court of Human Rights", said Ara Zakaryan, Avetisyan's attorney on February 27.
A member of the Founding Parliament public interest group Zhirayr Sefilyan disseminated a statement on February 27 wherein it calls on the public to show disobedience and stop paying the fines for violation of the traffic rules, as a first step.
No propaganda bluff can cast shadow upon the centuries long relations between the Jewish and Armenian peoples, the statement by the president of the Jewish Cultural Centre "Menora", Willy Weiner, says. There is no Armenian or Jew in the world, who is or will be indifferent to the sufferings and death of innocent victims, to the fact of the two horrendous crimes against humanities committed in the 20th century.
Further cooperation of Armenian National Congress with Prosperous Armenia Party depends on the latter's plans, MP from the Armenian National Congress (ANC) Levon Zurabyan said on Friday.
Heritage Party leadership will not attend the March 1 rally of the Armenian National Congress (ANC), Ruben Hakobyan, Head of the Heritage Party Faction, said at the February 27 briefing in the Parliament. He said Raffi Hovannisian and the members of the Heritage Party Board will travel to Tavush region on March 1 to meet with the residents of the near border communities.
U.S. Representative Judy Chu (D-CA) took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today to commemorate the Sumgait, Baku, and Kirovabad massacres, condemn ongoing Azerbaijani aggression, and call for freedom for the people of Nagorno Karabakh, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).
Hakob Gabrielyan (1964) was killed in rocket attack on Aleppo by terrorists on February 26, a Syrian newspaper Gandzasar reports. Another two Armenians Shogher Aslamyan and Sosi Stambulyan-Ohanyan were wounded in the attack.
The South Dakota House of Representatives on Thursday in a vote of 51 to 17 passed a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, becoming the 43rd state to call for justice for the Genocide, according to Asbarez.
Amnesty International Report 2014/15 "The State Of The World's Human Rights" addressed also Armenia's problems in the field. Particularly, the report highlights such problems as restriction of the freedom of assembly and use of violence by police against peaceful demonstrators.
Activist Anushavan Haroutiuyan has become the second participant in the protest actions over the family murder in Gyumri to face indictment.
Armenia and EU are not likely to sign any document at the Eastern Partnership Summit in Riga in 2015. The statement came from Boris Navasardyan, Head of the Yerevan Press Club, Coordinator of the EaP Civil Platform, in response to ArmInfo's question in a press conference, Thursday.
Armenia is not an important nation to the U.S., says Jason Katz is the principal of TSG, LLC, a consultancy that advises foreign governments, NGOs and corporations in the realms of strategic communications, politics and policy. He is also the former head of Public Affairs and Public Relations for the American Jewish Committee, based in Los Angeles.
Mushegh Petoyan, MP from the Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), applied for termination of his membership on February 26, said Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakyan.
Armenian Parliament Speaker Galust Sahakyan does not hurry to strip Gagik Tsarukyan, Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), of his parliament seat.
One should not expect serious internal political processes on March 1. Such an opinion was expressed by the Deputy Director of the Caucasus Institute Sergey Minasyan, answering the question of Arminfo correspondent during press conference in Yerevan.
Prosperous Armenia Party is going to convoke an extraordinary congress on Mar 5, says the party's press service. According to rumors, during the congress the party will elect the new leader as Gagik Tsarukyan will be appointed as Honorable Chairman.
"Turkey had a condition for the entry into force of Zurich protocols. Armenia must liberate occupied territories of Azerbaijan", Foreign Affairs Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a joint press conference following the meeting with his counterpart Elmar Mammadyarov, APA reports. Cavusoglu said that Armenia failed the test of sincerity and therefore, the withdrawal of protocols from the parliament is of no importance.
The Armenian parliament turned down the draft statement on a crisis in governance that was introduced by head of ANC group Levon Zurabyan and secretary of Prosperous Armenia group Naira Zohrabyan. The draft statement was turned down by 67 votes "against", 16 - "for" and 7 "blank"
The success of the talks with Brussels and an effective dialogue between Armenia and the EU much depends on reliability and ability of the Armenian government, political expert Richard Giragossian said at today's conference in Yerevan dedicated to this topic.
Baku may change its mind at the last moment and attend the Euronest PA session in Yerevan, Artak Zakaryan, Head of the Armenian Parliament Committee for Foreign Affairs, said at a conference on the Armenia-EU relations.
The current year will see a new level of the Armenia- European Union cooperation. Yerevan and Brussels are expected to specify the frameworks of cooperation and enhance the regulatory framework of the combined work, Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, H.E Ambassador Traian Hristea told reporters, Wednesday.
Armenian MP Nikol Pashinyan demands that the NKR authorities should punish the policemen who beat Founding Parliament's members in Berdzor on Jan 31.
Hot debates over the Armenian National Congress (ANC) Party's project "On the crisis in the government system" were launched in the Armenian parliament, on February 24. If passed, the project suggests a power shift in the country.
The Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) is still specifying issues related to holding of an extraordinary congress in early March. No specific decisions on the agenda or date of the congress have been taken yet, Vahan Babayan, MP from the PAP, has told ArmInfo's correspondent.
Commenting on Assistant Secretary Victoria Nuland's latest statement in Armenia, State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said at the Daily Press Briefings: "Well, we've previously advocated through Ambassador Warlick and others the release of these two prisoners to the Government of Azerbaijan.