Yerevan, 22.October.2018,


Two candidacies for Defense Minister’s post
As we have already informed Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan will submit resignation application during these days for taking new post – the post of the Secretary General of CSTO. As to the candidates for the post of the Defense Minister the name of Vladimir Gasparyan is being circulated. He on his part will be replaced by Armen Yeritsyan, who on his turn will be replaced by Nersik Nazaryan. But another scenario may also work. For already the third day name of new candidate...
Reshuffling in force institutions due
According to sources, changes will be registered in the force institutions of Armenia. Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan will be appointed CSTO Secreary General. He will probably be replaced by incumbent Police Chief Vladimir Gasparyan who is likely to be replaced by Armen Yeritsyan. The most interesting though is the appointment of Emergency Situations Minister. Candidcy of Nersik Nazaryan is being talked over. This reshuffling though will take place if Serzh Sargsyan proposes Seyran ...
CSTO to have Armenian Secretary General
The CSTO session will take place in Yerevan on October 14. Russian, Kazakh, Belarus presidents will arrive in Armenia to participate in the gathering. During it Nikolay Bordyuzha, Secretary General of the organization will quit his post and an Armenian representative will take his post. Azerbaijan is worried with the circumstance as in case of military activities CSTO Armenian Secretary General may influence on member states to get support for Armenia.  
Strong PM in Armenia competitor to President - expert
The main reason of Hovik Abrahamyan’s resignation was Serzh Sargsyan’s concern that in case of continuing heading the government until parliamentary elections Hovik Abrahamyan will foster his position in the Republican party creating serious problems for him, political analyst Yervand Bozoyan said speaking to “The more the elections would have been approaching the more the issue would become complicated that is why the decision was made now,” he said, stressing t...
Armenia's Prime Minister resigns
At a cabinet meeting on Thursday, Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan announced his resignation.“Sincere and realistic approaches have produced results, but society remains polarized. Society and the government need joint efforts. So there is a need for a new start, and we should think of our common success and give a chance to a new cabinet,” Mr Abrahamyan said.      
Armenian government to resign, Karen Karapetyan to be appointed Armenia’s PM
September 8 at the expanded sitting of the Republican Party Council the issue on the resignation of the Armenian government and creation of new one will be discussed. According to source, the ruling party has convinced former mayor Karen Karapetyan to take the office of the Armenian Prime Minister. Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan will return to his previous post – Armenia’s ambassador to France. Head of presidential staff Vigen Sargsyan will be appointed in the position o...
Armenia should change way of thinking – political analyst
If we want to have a state we must change our way of thinking and first of all our mood of taking a defensive position. We must attack in thinking, in economy in military activities, political analyst Levon Shirinyan said, speaking to  “I am deeply convinced that if we do not move forward to our eastern territories controlled by Azerbaijan we will never overcome this situation,” he said. Shirinyan confronted the position of General Norat Ter-Grigoryan, who in his recen...
Political analyst Stepan Grigoryan banned to enter Russia’s territory until 2030
Political analyst, head of Globalization and Regional Researches Center Stepan Grigoryan has been banned to enter Russia’s territory until 2030. He learnt about it after arriving in Moscow Sheremetevo airport on August 30. He was informed by Russian border guards. The grounding voiced by them has obvious political motivations. Grigoryan released a statement where he stresses that the ban is agreed with the activity of the center headed by him as it cooperates with different European NGOs,...
Academic year starts in Armenia
The first bell will ring in 1,430 schools throughout Armenia today, September 1.“Some 40,000 children will for the first time go to school this September 1,” Narine Hovhannisyan, Head of the General Education Department, Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia, told year, 39,246 first-graders were registered in Armenia.
Armenia getting prepared for peace talks, while Azerbaijan for war – expert has conducted an interview with political analyst Hayk Martirosyan. Have the processes over Nagorno-Karabakh conflict stopped? Has the issue fallen out of the international agenda? The NK issue has not fallen out of the international agenda as we have not heard statements about suspension of the negotiations. If the peace talks have not been suspended we are in a certain timeframe, more rightly to say we are between two important events. The first one was the phase that started from Ap...
Heritage party cannot participate at upcoming municipal elections
Heritage party cannot participate in the important political event of the upcoming month - municipal elecions as during the seizure of police station by Sasna Tsrer group active members of the party - Armen Martirosyan, Hovsep Khurshudyan and David Sanasaryan have been arrested. Vice leader of the party Armen Martirosyan said that this arrests have ruined the party's preparations to the elections. Speaking to correspondent he said that the authorities have purposefully neutrilized the...
Armenian side rejects Azerbaijani disinformation about shooting down Armenian drown
Armenian Defense Ministry rejected information of Azerbaijani side about shooting down Armenian drown. According to press department of Armenian Defense Ministry, the information as if the Azerbaijani forces have shot down Armenian drown in Nakhijevan does not correspond to reality.    
US Ambassador to Armenia urgently transported to USA
US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills has been urgently transported from Yerevan to New York. According to the source from the embassy, the Ambassador was taken to Astghik medical center four days ago with heart failure. Afterwards it has been found out that he has serious health issues. Today doctors decided that it would have been purposeful to urgently transport the Ambassador to USA for continuation of the treatment there.   
Armen Gevorgyan to be appointed Prime Minister?
According to some sources former vice premier Armen Gevorgyan who is currently Secretary of National Security Council will be appointed Prime Minister. The appointed is due in 1-2 months. He will head the post until the parliamentary elections. Speaking in an interview to Mediamax, Gevorgyan said. "I have been thought to be a leader who is making changes in his surrounding".  
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