Gagik Harutyunyan's response to ex-presidents: People will make sober estimate of Constitutional Reforms

Bank VTB Armenia offers free use of Bank-Client system to its state and public non-commercial client organizations

Armenia to have a new air carrier in March 2016

Armenia's Deputy Defense Minister and Minsk Group's French Co-Chair discuss situation in Karabakh conflict zone

Matthew Bryza: Armenia's recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to suspend Minsk process

Government to recompense for damage caused to residents of near border villages by bombardments

Tension on border with Azerbaijan becomes obstacle for WWF-Armenia activity

Nikol Pashinyan still expects Government to respond to Serzh Sargsyan's accusations against Gagik Tsarukyan

Serzh Sargsyan congratulates Vladimir Putin on his birthday

Forecast: Constitutional Reform - an opportunity for external forces to seize political space in Armenia

Expert: Energy sector of Armenia may face a collapse and another energy rate increase will not be the last

Yerevan to host Duduk Festival

Warlick: Obama Administration Supports Royce-Engel Proposals For Karabakh Peace

"No!" movement to hold a rally in Liberty Square on October 30

Prosperous Armenia Party to discuss its "disobedient " MPs at Political Council's upcoming session

Rostelecom provides services to New Wave International Song Contest

Viktor Soghomonyan: Eduard Sharmazanov comments on what Robert Kocharyan did not say

Rostelecom extends application deadline for "Thank You, Internet 2015" contest up to October 15

Eduard Sharmazanov to Robert Kocharyan: Who founded the evil system the second president is speaking about?

WWF: Small-scale HPPs in Armenia do not prove their worth

Robert Kocharyan: Constitutional reforms to have rather dangerous consequences for future of Armenia

Israeli expert: Tel Aviv always acts with due regard for its own interests

Israeli expert: Tension in Karabakh conflict zone to subside following parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan

RPA dissatisfied with OSCE Minsk Group's statements on Karabakh conflict

Levon Zurabyan urges Armenian President to put off constitutional reforms

As many as 18 protesters, including MP Aram Manukyan, detained

Parliament of Armenia passes draft amendments to Constitution of Armenia with 104 votes

Views from Moscow: Those who think Russia is interested in Karabakh conflict should "disappoint" Russia with mutual concessions and conflict settlement

Situation outside Armenian Parliament growing tense

Gianni Buquicchio says Constitutional amendments of Armenia drafted in line with Venice Commission recommendations

Edward Nalbandian: Karabakh conflict should be resolved within OSCE MG format

NKR Defense Ministry: Azerbaijan breached ceasefire for over 150 times over weekend

Kazakhstan's plenipotentiary at CSTO says Collective Peacekeeping Force exercises have demonstrated high training ratio of officers

Seyran Ohanyan: Tasks of The "Indestructible Brotherhood-2015" military exercise for the CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces successfully implemented

07/10 19:22 Tension on border with Azerbaijan becomes obstacle for WWF-Armenia activity

Tension on the border with Azerbaijan becomes an obstacle for WWF- Armenia activity. As it was informed earlier, several species of leopards have settled in the south of Armenia. WWF trail cameras installed in the borderline area help to trail the life of leopards. In March of the current year 8 cameras were located but recently at a result of the tension on the Azerbaijani border WWF Armenia staff cannot approach the territory.

06/10/2015 13:54

WWF: Small-scale HPPs in Armenia do not prove their worth

The small-scale hydropower plants (HPPs) in Armenia do not prove their worth, Head of WWF-Armenia Karen Manvelyan has told ArmInfo. "The calculations are wrong. Even those who invest in the small-scale HPPs realize that they cannot obtain the designed electric power output," says Manvelyan. The outcome of such a situation is desperate. "To recover the investments, they route all the water into the pipes without leaving an environmental flow," he says.

22/09/2015 16:07

Ministry of Nature Protection refutes rumors about use of Sevan water for restoration of Lake Urmia

The Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection is again refuting the rumors about the use of Sevan water for restoration of Lake Urmia on Iran.

17/09/2015 12:27

Ozone layer in Armenia improved due to crisis of 1990s

As compared to the 1990s, Armenia is experiencing improvement of the ozone layer, Karine Danielyan, Head of the Association for Sustainable Human Development NGO, said at a press conference on September 16.

16/09/2015 22:28

Amulsar. Myths and Reality

In an article several months ago I highlighted the myths about mining industry in general. Today I want to focus on Amulsar specifically and separate myths from concerns. Many questions voiced have been addressed continuously for years by different means of communications and those constituencies that had valid concerns have been satisfied by the answers. By this said, I do not want to imply that there should not be any further questions. They are welcome and any further concerns will be addressed properly. However when the same unfounded claims, that received comprehensive answers, still continue to be circulated, they stop being concerns and turn into myths.

26/08/2015 11:16

So far the environmentalists have no response from the Prime Minister on restoration of the Iranian Urmia lake at the expense of Sevan

It is already 10 days, as the "Environmental Public Alliance" is waiting for a response from the Prime Minister of Armenia on the issue of pumping water from Sevan Lake to Urmia in Iran.

11/08/2015 20:24

Ministry of Nature Protection of RA denies there was transaction to trasfer Sevan fresh water to Iran

The Ministry of Nature Protection of RA denies the information on that Iran intends to purchase water from lake Sevan in order to restore the water resources of lake Urmia, which is near extinction. This has been communicated by Temina Arzumanyan, the press secretary of the Ministry of Nature Protection of RA.

23/06/2015 13:23

Record-Keeping of Mercury-Bearing Products and Waste being Carried out in Armenia

A seminar on project directed at ratifying Minamata Convention on mercury kicked off in Yerevan on June 23. Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Simon Papyan has told that the project has been designed to monitor legal boundaries, as well as estimate the ratification consequences of the Convention.

22/06/2015 18:23

Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection refutes rumors about advancing Lake Sevan on pawn

The Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection refutes the rumors about advancing Lake Sevan on pawn. Earlier that information was voiced by Silva Adamyan, Head of the Bird Lovers' Center, who cited her own sources. She said that Lake Sevan was pawned at one of the largest international banks. "That information has nothing to do with the reality.

18/06/2015 17:29

Environmentalist: In some communities of Armenia orchards are irrigated with sewage water

In some communities of Armenia orchards are irrigated with sewage water, environmentalist Knarik Hovhannisyan said at a press conference on June 18.

04/06/2015 18:02

Expert: Bill "On Biosafety of GM-foods" pales into significance

Adamyan has told ArmInfo that the Government has been refusing to discuss the bill "On Biosafety of GM-foods" for a year, however, Melita Hakobyan, President of the National Association of Consumers, says that the bill has been discussed. Meanwhile, Prof. Aida Iskoyan, PhD in Law, Lia Osipyan, Academician of the National Academy of Sciences, Mileta Aristakesyan, Vice Chairperson of the Academy of Protection of Consumers' Rights and other experts, who took part in the discussion of the bill, specify some inaccuracies in the document.

04/06/2015 18:01

Development of the Deposit has Caused Changes in Armenia's Landscape

The development of the deposit has caused changes in Armenia's landscape, head of Center of Bird Lovers NGO Silva Adamyan said during the June 4 press conference.

26/05/2015 20:18

Large POPs pesticide burial site in Nubarashen and residual obsolete pesticide stores in 24 locations to be eliminated

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia and the Government of the Republic of Armenia will work together to reduce the impacts of hazardous waste and related contaminated sites from Soviet times, in order to protect human and environmental health through the effective elimination of obsolete pesticide stockpiles, particularly persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in Armenia, the website of the UN Yerevan Office reports.

06/05/2015 19:56

Ecologists and Lydian International Representatives Discussing Amulsar Mine Project

Today, on May 6 ecologists, green activists, representatives, of "Geoteam" and Lydian International, Ministry of Nature Protection and Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources RA have participated in a discussion on Amulsar mine project. The discussion was held at Aarhus Center in Yerevan.

27/03/2015 16:11

Villagers address a letter to Armenian Prime Minister over a tailing dump of Akhtala Mining Plant

195 residents of Mets Ayrum rural community have addressed a letter to Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan over the situation around the tailing dump of the Akhtala Mining Plant. The letter has also been sent to all parliamentary groups of Armenia, the OSCE Office in Yerevan, Armenian Ministry of Nature Protection and the Standing Parliamentary Commission for Agriculture and Environment.

24/03/2015 16:40

Inspections Performed in Akhtala Ore Mining Plant

"EcoLur" reports that Ministry of Nature Protection RA is performing large-scale inspections at Akhtala ore mining plant. The inspections were launched after "EcoLur"'s alarm signal on the plant's heavy equipment in Mets Airum community. According to the news, hills, landscapes, community grasslands are being taken down and soil is being moved out in spades.