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Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament: Madrid Principles are not the key element of the Karabakh peace process

US "deeply concerned" on criminal charges against Yunus family

US Department of State: It will take weeks to restore full visa processing capacity

VTB critical of EU's decision to restrict its access to capital markets

Rostelecom launches 40Gbs network in Yerevan

Electric power tariffs rise for population of Armenia on 1 August

Audit Chamber of Armenia calls silly statement claiming that ex-head of Pension Fund 'paid' $250,000 to Audit Chamber's leadership

Orange Foundation helps opening a new computer center in Pemzashen village, Shirak marz

Nominee for U.S. ambassador to Turkey: "Facilitating Armenia's regional integration by opening its border with Turkey will be one of my key goals as Ambassador"

Georgi Kolarov: The second Nagorno-Karabakh war is inevitable

Russian Embassy in Armenia gives a harsh response to the U.S. Embassy

Participants in Beeline's Fortune drawing campaign awarded prizes

Yerevan-Sevan-Ijevan-Azeri border highway to be open in late August

Armenian FM: Through its destructive stance Azerbaijan hinders the Nagorno-Karabakh peace progress

Up to 45% of Armenian citizens are potential emigrants

US Embassy urges Armenian businessmen to refrain from contacts with Russian companies

A leopard family in the south of Armenia gives birth to two cubs

Two Armenian soldiers die because of the Azerbaijani sabotage attack at the line of contact

Human rights activist Leyla and Arif Yunus are accused of secret collaboration with Armenian special services

Member-churches of World Council of Churches going to recognize Armenian Genocide in 2015

NKR foreign minister: Nagorno-Karabakh is where Europe begins

On Aug 2 South Caucasus Railway's commuter trains will be free of charge all over Armenia

Worker killed by a rock fall at perlite deposit in Aragatsavan

Azeris continue firing at Armenia's borderline villages

Serzh Sargsyan: OSCE Minsk Group has suggested principles that can serve as pivot for settling Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Paruyr Hayrikyan: Armenia and Ukraine have a common "frenemy" in the person of Russia

Electric Networks of Armenia is going to dispute Public Services Regulatory Commission's decision to impose a 15mln AMD fine on it

Economist: In face of economic sanctions against Russia, it is necessary to speed up the process for creating Eurasian Economic Union

Economist: The West's sanctions against Russia will affect the Armenian economy

Rostelecom launches online payment service

Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia imposes a 15mln AMD fine on Electric Networks of Armenia

Oppositionist: Interests and viewpoints of Stepanakert do not necessarily coincide with those of Yerevan

Oppositionist: Interests and viewpoints of Stepanakert do not necessarily coincide with those of Yerevan

Ashot Manuicharyan: Armenian President's function is to answer "yes, sir!" and to go do it

Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan criticizes the ICRC again

Nature protection minister charges to resolve problems of several tailing dumps on Syunik region

Official stance of VTB Bank OJSC and VTB Bank (Armenia) CJSC on U.S. sanctions

RPA member: Nagorno-Karabakh Prime Minister's statement had no message to negotiators

Ashot Manucharyan: Armenia may face chaos or isolation at any moment

Armenia joins World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Lake Sevan is among top ten attractions in post-Soviet preferred by Russian people

Leyla Yunus is at Prosecutor General's Office, Arif Yunus decides to "give up"

Pre-Parliament: The overarching goal for all Armenians is the formation of a representative government in Armenia

The OSCE is ready to assist in any way possible to stop the cease-fire violations in karabakh conflict zone, Andrzej Kasprzyk says

US Department of State: Media outlets of Armenia published inaccurate articles portraying religious minorities as criminals and spies

Levon Hayrapetyan loses consciousness on Wednesday morning

Public Services Regulatory Commission decides to reduce tariffs of some services of ArmenTel CJSC

Poaching and illegal hunting tours endanger birds in Armenia

The NKR premier: The Madrid Principles are certainly unacceptable to us

Armenian Copper Programme cuts blister copper production by 13.5%

31/07 15:30 A leopard family in the south of Armenia gives birth to two cubs

A leopard family in the Arevik National Park in the south of Armenia has given birth to two cubs, Head of WWF Armenia Karen Manvelyan told journalists on Thursday.

30/07/2014 16:15

Nature protection minister charges to resolve problems of several tailing dumps on Syunik region

Armenia's Nature Protection Minister, Aramais Grigoryan, accompanied by the governor of Syunik region, Vahe Hakopyan, and other officials visited today the tailing dumps of Zangezur copper and molybdenum plant, "Dundee Precious Metals Kapan" and Agarak copper and molybdenum plant.

29/07/2014 18:52

Poaching and illegal hunting tours endanger birds in Armenia

The hunting season in Armenia traditionally opens in August. In the meantime, the environmentalists do not cease claiming that the lack of proper control along with the hunters' incompetence may endanger the Red Book bird species.

25/07/2014 01:01

Armenian environmentalists comment on Red Book apes imported to Armenia

In early July "The Sydney Morning Herald" published an article about thousands of great apes, which are killed or trafficked into "slavery" each year in a multi-million dollar illegal trade. "Organised criminal networks, involving corrupt government officials, threaten great apes with extinction by trafficking them to be used as performers or pets," said Daniel Stiles, from the Project to End Great Ape Slavery (Pegas), a campaign group launched to raise awareness of their plight.

23/07/2014 16:29

No third tailing dump in Tukhmanuk

The confrontation of ecologists and Melik village residents against "Mega gold" company, which was going to build the third tailing dump, seems to end. As the head of the "Centre for birds lovers", Silva Adamyan, told Arminfo correspondent, Armenia's Nature Protection Ministry declined the project, as it would negatively affect the environment.

22/07/2014 18:12

Lake Sevan is on the verge of environmental disaster

She said that the situation on the lake keeps deteriorating under the impact of external factors. On the one hand, the shores, which have not been cleared from trees and bushes but have found themselves under water due to the project on raising the water level of Lake Sevan, lead to bogging of the lake. On the other hand, 60% of the water is polluted and endangers the ichthyofauna. Adamyan added that the temperature of the lake water is rising, which is also a negative factor.

22/07/2014 13:05

Expert: Decision to increase water release from Lake Sevan to 270 mln cu m is a shady transaction

The decision to increase the water release from Lake Sevan to 270 mln cu m is a shady transaction, Head of the Green Union of Armenia Hakob Sanasaryan has told ArmInfo.

21/07/2014 17:48

Hakob Sanasaryan: Armenia has chosen the path of destroying its water resources

The key threat to the country's water resources is the rapid development of the mining industry. "Almost all the tailing dumps of Armenia are in the riverbeds and this contains serious risks. Heavy metals and toxic elements penetrate into the rivers and then into reservoirs and irrigation systems", says Sanasaryan.

10/07/2014 11:21

Expert: Armenia faces the threat of environmental migration due to mining development rates

Armenia faces the threat of environmental migration due to mining development rates, Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development, has told ArmInfo.

02/07/2014 20:18

Since 1953 air temperature in Armenia has risen by 1.03 degrees

From 1953 till 2012 the air temperature in Armenia rose by 1.03 degrees, Aram Gabrielyan, National Focal Point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UN FCCC), said at today's workshop.

27/06/2014 03:10

Hakob Sanasaryan: Inactive tailing dumps in Armenia constitute a serious environmental threat

The environmentalists have repeatedly pointed out that the recultivation of the inactive tailing dumps is not done properly. Along with the lack of isolation of the bottom of the tailing dump, this contributes to penetration of the heavy metals into the groundwater systems. Moreover, the surface dust of the tailing dumps spreads in the environment.

09/06/2014 15:30

Activists: Akhuryan River almost dry because of small-scale hydropower plants

Akhuryan River has almost dried out because of small-scale hydropower plants, says the Pan- Armenian Environmental Front.

28/05/2014 00:12

Brook trout may become a Red Book species due to small hydropower plants

The development of small hydropower plants (HPP) may endanger some fish species, including the brook trout. WWF Armenia Head Karen Manvelyan has told ArmInfo that fish simply disappear from some rivers of Armenia, particularly, from the rivers Tsav, Marts, Akhuryan and Yeghegis. Manvelyan thinks that Armenia should toughen the control over construction of small HPPs.

20/05/2014 18:32

Poaching and growing commercial fishery causes serious damage to Sevan fish reserves

Poaching and growing commercial fishery is causing a serious damage to Sevan fish reserves, Bardukh Gabrielyan, Director of the National Center for Zoology and Hydroecology, National Academy of Science of Armenia, told ArmInfo.

28/04/2014 17:59

"SOS Sevan" picketing parliament building

"SOS Sevan" initiative organized a picket in front of the Armenian Parliament earlier today, on 28 April. According to ArmInfo's correspondent on the spot, the picketers demand the Parliament to cancel the Government-submitted bill that called to increase water releases from Lake Sevan.

26/04/2014 02:18

Head of Ichtiology Institute: Fish farms in Sevan should work under tough control

The fish farms in Sevan should work under tough control, Evelina Ghukasyan, Director of the Ichthyology and Hydroecology Institute, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, has told ArmInfo.