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Armenian president delivers speech after meeting his Russian counterpart
Ladies and Gentlemen, Firstly, I would like to thank President Vladimir Putin for the warm welcome. The high level active political dialogue reflects the level of relations of our two countries. The relations encompass all vital areas for our two countries, from the allied partnership in the framework of the CSTO to the economic integration in the framework of the Eurasian Economic Union, as well as close cooperation in the humanitarian area. Ties between our regions are widening, and in this ...
Sarkisian Dismisses National Security Staff
President Serzh Sarkisian moved on Wednesday to upgrade the status of his National Security Council in line with recent sweeping amendments to Armenia’s constitution. In a decree made public by his press office, Sarkisian made changes in the statutes and structure of the presidential staff which are meant to turn the advisory council into a “decision-making body.” He also issued a separate order to dissolve the council’s administrative staff and replace it with a presum...
France Rouen: Fire kills 13 at birthday party in bar
A fire during a birthday party at a bar in the northern French city of Rouen has killed at least 13 people and injured six. Candles on a birthday cake started the fire at the Cuba Libre bar, which began around midnight on Saturday. The polystyrene ceiling of the basement room where the celebration was taking place caught fire, according to AFP. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said more than 50 firefighters were called to the fire. An inquiry is now under way, he said. One of the injured...
Prosecutor general’s resignation has no connection to reforms - expert
- Today the prosecutor general has resigned. Is it agreed with the developments of the last 15 days? - I think it directly is. The developments that took place in our country during the past two weeks were unprecedented even for totalitarian regime. Perhaps there were other reasons of his resignation but the relation with recent developments is obvious. - Few days ago the president stated that there will be radical and positive changes. Does this resignation fit in this logic. - No, such chan...
Armenian prosecutor general steps down
Armenian Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan handed in a resignation on Thursday, his spokesperson has said, confirming earlier reports in the media.In post on Facebook, Christine Melkonyan said that Kostanyan announced the plan to step down at a board meeting at the Prosecutor General’s office. He reportedly cited health problems as the reason behind the decision. Kostanyan also told the board that President Serzh Sargsyan has accepted the resignation.   In comments to the ...
Armenian serviceman fatally wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh
A serviceman of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army was fatally wounded in a northern military post on Thursday morning. Nagorno-Karabakh’s Ministry of Defense reports the serviceman’s name, Vahan V Mikaelyan, 19. A probe has been launched into the circumstances. In an official statement released after the incident, the Ministry shares the grief of the heavy loss, extending its solidarity to the family and fellow servicemen of the deceased.
Meeting of Sefilyan and Sargsyan impossible – Garnik Isagulyan
In his first statement the president named concrete conditions in case of implementation of which he is ready to meet with Zhirayr Sefilyan. But Sefilyan and the armed group which took the control of the police regiment refused them, leader of National Security party Garnik Isagulyan said asked whether the meeting between Sefilyan and Sargsyan will take place. “After the death of the second police officer and taking hostages the medical personnel the meeting is impossible,” he said. ...
Sargsyan-Sefilyan meeting should take place – political analyst
The maintenance of initial agreement is a matter of dignity for Vitaly Balasanyan, political analyst Levon Shirinyan said, speaking to Nyut.am asked whether the president will meet with Zhirayr Sefilyan as it was stated on July 23 by General Balasanyan. “He must use his authority and finish the started affair,” Shirinyan said. “I want all the process to be held within the framework of Constitution and laws and president be the guarantor. Ending with Daredevils of Sasun group m...
Armenian president calls for 'national accord' and 'shared responsibility'
Official press release by presidential press office Today, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan held a meeting at the Presidential palace with the representatives of the different segments of the society: cultural figures, representatives of healthcare, Mass Media, public and political figures, members of the Public Council, as well as with the representatives of legislative and executive bodies, heads of the standing bodies and with the representatives of Armenian clergy headed by the Catholico...
Israeli Knesset Committee Recognizes Armenian Genocide
The Israeli Parliamentary (Knesset) Committee of Education, Culture, and Sports announced on August 1 that it recognized the Armenian Genocide and urged the government to formally acknowledge the crime as such, The Armenian Weekly reports. “It is our moral obligation to recognize the Armenian genocide,” said committee chair Yakov Margi at a committee meeting, reported the Times of Israel. During the meeting, Margi criticized the fact that the State of Israel does not currently recog...
Armenia’s second president settles in the USA
For already the second year Armenia’s second president Robert Kocharyan has settled in the USA with his spouse and family of the younger son. He visits Armenia from occasion to occasion and travels to Moscow due to work there.   According to the source Kocharyan comes to Armenia very seldom and gives interviews from far away. As to his eldest son, Sedrak, he is permanently in Armenia and successfully heads the multi-profile business of Kocharyans family.
Standoff Ends as ‘Daredevils’ Surrender
The two week standoff at a police compound in Erebuni, which was seized by an opposition group calling itself the “Daredevils of Sasoun” ended on Sunday as the remaining members surrendered, Armenia’s National Security Service reported. “With their consistent and coordinated actions, special units of Armenian law-enforcement bodies have forced members of the armed group to surrender to the authorities,” the NSS said in statement, adding, “Twenty terrorists ...
Nagorno-Karabakh serviceman wounded in Azerbaijani truce breaches
A serviceman of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army was wounded overnight by an Azerbaijani bullet in a defense post stationed in the country’s east. Nagorno-Karabakh’s Defense Ministry reports the serviceman’s name: Hrach V Grigoryan, 20. His condition is reported to be satisfactory as of now. A total of 30 ceasefire violations were recorded overnight, with the adversary shooting fire 670 times from weapons of different calibers. The Ministry says a probe has been launch...
Member of Sasna Tsrer group undergoes surgery
One of the wounded member of Sasna Tsrer group is being operated on at Erebuni medical center. The other two have already undergone surgery, their situation is of average gravity. Earlier it has been reported that the armed opposition group which keeps patrol police regiment under control opened fire. As a result of shootout with the police two of them Arthur Melkonyan and Armen Lambaryan were taken to hospital and received necessary medical aid.
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