Zardusht Alizade: After Ukraine and Syria, Putin wants to play a peacekeeper’s role in Karabakh

Azerbaijani Armed Forces again shelling Armenian positions

Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army: Adversary will receive response for its actions

Two servicemen of Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army die in conflict zone

Hrant Bagratyan stresses the need to expand the scale of dismissals in Armenian Defense Ministry system

Head of EU Delegation to Armenia: Both Armenians and Azerbaijanis should prepare for peace

Parliamentary forces of Armenia ready to sign "gentleman's agreement" on excluding pre-election bribes

Mammadyarov to Sargsyan: Conditions put forward for resumption of negotiations undermine peace process on settlement

Azerbaijani FM: Russia has offered a phased solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Zaruhi Postanjyan: Large-scale armed hostilities in Artsakh are yet to start

Armenian delegation comments on the ban on Artsakh flag at Eurovision Song Contest

UITE: 300 specialists and 50 companies in IT sector and engineering willing to contribute to development of Military Industrial Complex of Armenia

Sharmazanov to Mammadyarov: Baku will not succeed in its attempts to throw dust in eyes of international community

Armenian PR Association to establish with Beeline's support the first national PR award in Armenia

Areximbank-GPB Group staff members visit schools in Armavir region under My Finance Month-2016 project

Armenia's Parliament Vice Speaker: No negotiations are possible unless Azerbaijan stops violating ceasefire

U.S. Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez Calls for Leahy Law Investigation of Azerbaijani Abuses

Bako Sahakyan says Karabakh will cede no land and urges world community to reconsider its attitude towards aggressor

Bako Sahakyan: Karabakh conflict cannot be settled, unless Artsakh in involved in peace talks

Konstantin Kosachev: Turkey's stance on Karabakh encourages of one the sides to the conflict to continue it

Azerbaijan continues violating ceasefire arrangements

Armenian Defense Ministry registers 18 incidents on border with Azerbaijan

SCR: Number of railway casualties in Armenia keeps increasingly growing

Ankara hopes Karabakh conflict will be resolved with due regard for 'sovereignty' of Azerbaijan

Beeline extends functions of My Beeline Armenia application

Nikol Pashinyan: Opposition exaggerates Electoral Code's role in holding fair elections

France-Karabakh Circle of Friendship perplexed by lack of Paris' official reaction to Baku's explicit threats

Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army presented evidences of rocket bombardment of Mataghis by Azerbaijani armed forces

Central Bank of Armenia approves merger agreement of ProCredit Bank and INECOBANK

Stratfor forecast: Military escalation will continue to be a possibility in Nagorno-Karabakh, with effects that reach far beyond the bounds of the small contested territory

EU supports peaceful resolution of Karabakh conflict, Malena Mard says

Azerbaijan's armed forces fire more than 240 rounds at Karabakh positions and target Mataghis populated area overnight

Armenia's Defense Ministry: Azerbaijan shells at state border with Armenia

U.S. Department of State: We have remained in contact with both governments and we need to see the peace process back up and running as soon as possible

Manvel Sargsyan: Armenia due to reconsider fundamentally its 20-year-long policy towards Russia

Seyran Ohanyan: There will be no new dismissals in Armenia's defense system

Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army: Adversary's movements noticed on northeastern direction of line of contact

Artsrun Hovhannisyan: Situation in Artsakh is quiet at the moment

Yerevan: The time has come for international community to call Baku to order by using specific measures

Arpine Hovhannisyan: Mihran Poghosyan case is being investigated

Russian foreign ministry: the primary task is to exclude regular outbreak of aggression

Three Armenian servicemen wounded on Line of Contact of Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijani troops

Investigative Committee: Identity of the second killed passenger is established

National Revival: Hermine Naghdalyan's statement is a stab in the back of Artsakh soldier

Communist Party of Russia suggests Vladimir Putin to deploy missiles in Cuba to protect Russia and Armenia

Russia thinks military contacts of Baku and Yerevan may be continued

NKR Defense Army: Baku's reports that Armenian side allegedly uses ammunition banned by international conventions are delirium

Oskanian's party not to demand Serzh Sargsyan's resignation

Stepanakert condemns Baku's attempts to denounce unilaterally the trilateral cease-fire agreement of 12 May 1994

Russian Foreign Ministry: Contribution to search for optimal solutions in Nagorno-Karabakh peace process continued


24/03 13:09 Karine Danielyan: Armenia has illegal mines which are not registered officially

The intensive development of mining remains a cause of great concern for environmentalists. Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development, has told ArmInfo that the damage inflicted by the mining industry may be much bigger because the country also has illegal mines, which are not registered officially.

22/03/2016 17:00

Expert: Desert plants found in Ararat Valley

One can already find desert plants in the Ararat Valley, Knarik Hovhannisyan, expert on water resources, said at a press conference on March 22.

22/03/2016 16:56

Sevan whitefish may be critically endangered again

The Sevan whitefish may be critically endangered again, Bardukh Gabrielyan, the head of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences, told reporters. "During the period of collapse of the Soviet Union, the whitefish was one of the few foodstuffs in Armenia and this resulted in almost full extinction of the species. The same may happen now and we should be ready to prevent that threat to the biodiversity of the unique Sevan basin," the expert said.

15/03/2016 19:59

Red Book bird species leave Armenia due to development of mining industry

Red Book bird species are leaving Armenia due to development of the mining industry. Head of the Bird Lovers' Center Silva Adamyan has told ArmInfo that the mining industry in the republic does not meet the environmental standards adopted in developed countries. The situation deteriorates even more because the mining companies are exempted from taxes for tails (mining waste) and tailing dumps.

15/03/2016 17:30

Expert: 80% of small-scale HPPs of Armenia operate on outdated machinery

80% of small-scale HPPs of Armenia operate on outdated machinery, Head of EcoLur NGO Inga Zarafyan has told ArmInfo, referring to the data of the project supporting the reforms in the sector of small-scale HPPs.

10/03/2016 17:37

Lake Sevan faces a new threat - pollution with microplastics

Bardukh Gabrielyan, Head of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, has told ArmInfo that the condition of the rivers running into the Sevan leaves much to be desired. For instance, the river Masrik is polluted with mining waste. Such factors as pollution with household and organic waste also have a negative impact on the water resources.

10/03/2016 16:15

Experts are unanimous that existence of Sevan National Park is formal

The activity of Sevan National Park undergoes criticism again. Earlier in an interview with ArmInfo, WWF-Armenia Head Karen Manvelyan pointed out the need to change the approach to the Sevan National Park. "Perhaps, we need a special protected area rather than a national park.

10/03/2016 16:14

Expert: Licensed system of fishery in Lake Sevan has undermined the stocks of almost all fish species

The licensed system of fishery in Lake Sevan has undermined the stocks of almost all fish species, Bardukh Gabrielyan, Head of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, said at a press conference on March 10.

16/12/2015 05:41

Environmentalists publicize deplorable findings of monitoring of small-scale HPPs

On December 15, the first results of the project entitled "Support to the Reforms of SHPPs through a Dialogue between the Public and the Ministry of Nature Protection of the RA for the Purpose of River Ecosystem Use" were publicized in Yerevan.

14/12/2015 18:20

WWF intends to merge Ijevan and Gandzakar partial reserves

WWF Armenia and "ArmForest" SNCO are implementing a joint project to improve the management of Ijevan partial reserve. WWF Armenia Head Karen Manvelyan has told ArmInfo that the boundaries will be optimized and a management plan will be worked out. "We are going to merge two partial reserves - Ijevan and Gandzakar, as well as to optimize the boundaries and study the importance of territories in terms of biodiversity.

11/12/2015 19:13

Sevan whitefish reserves grow again

Bardukh Gabrielyan, Director of the Scientific Center of Zoology and Hydroecology, National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, said at a press conference on December 11 that by the data of 2005 the whitefish reserve in Lake Sevan made up 400-450 tons. Last year that indicator was about 300 tons. The expert hopes that if the population keeps growing, it will be possible to lift the ban on whitefish fishing in the Sevan in several years. The minimum whitefish reserve is 1 thsd tons.

01/12/2015 17:25

Armenian President urges all countries to combine efforts to address climate change

On November 30, in Paris President Serzh Sargsyan participated at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Conference, which is presided over by France, is attended by the Heads of state and government from 150 countries and by thousands of delegates, the president's press-office said.

29/10/2015 20:07

Minister: Armenia to take all possible measures towards mitigation of climate changes

Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Aramais Grigoryan met with representatives of a number of diplomatic missions in Armenia, as well as the EU Delegation to Armenia.