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Rostelecom announces new reduced tariffs starting 1 Sept 2014

VTB Bank (Armenia) funds repair and equipment of math classroom at secondary school No.21

Tickets of "Armenia" train running Yerevan-Batumi-Yerevan become cheaper

All outgoing calls to Beeline fixed-line network to cost 5 AMD per minute starting from 1 Sept 2014

Hakob Injighulyan is currently in Romania

Prime Minister of Georgia: Kazbegi Checkpoint on Georgian-Russian border will operate in limited emergency regime

Ilham Aliyev speaks of foreign forces' attempts to destabilize the political atmosphere in Azerbaijan

Armenian citizens' visa-free stay in Georgia to last 90 days within half a year

March of Peace, Unity and Solidarity in Yerevan

U.S. Embassy in Baku offers excuses: California Senate's decision does not represent national foreign policy

Eduard Sharmazanov: Robert Kocharyan said nothing new

A Radisson Hotel may open in Armenia

Armenia institutes a criminal case suggesting international terrorism over Azerbaijan's fire attacks on Armenian borderline villages

VTB Bank (Armenia) presents gifts to children of Full Life NGO's Inclusive Summer Camp

Azerbaijan transfers Hakob Injighulyan to a third country

Armenian analyst considers Edward Nalbandian's participation in Turkish president's swearing-in ceremony to be a diplomatic mistake

Union of Banks of Armenia hosts discussions on development problems of Armenia's financial and banking sector

Volunteers from the Diaspora visit VivaCell-MTS headquarters

Robert Kocharyan is not optimistic about prospects of final settlement of Karabakh conflict

Edward Nalbandian invites Erdogan to visit Armenia on 24 April 2015

Robert Kocharyan: The regime able to forget personal interests is doomed to success

Beeline cuts down tariffs for fixed-line telephony services

Expert: California Senate-adopted Resolution - AJR 32 is a response to Baku's blackmailing policy

Robert Kocharyan: It would be wrong thinking that Armenia's economy may gain from sanctions against Russia

Armenian Deputy Minister of Finance: The stadium will not pay off all debts of Armavia

Armenian Cause and Cyprus among key items on Ahmet Davutoglu's agenda

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank issues student loans within 15 minutes

SCR CJSC to attend sitting of Traffic Safety Committee of Council for Rail Transport in Minsk on Sept 2-3

Edward Nalbandian makes a statement on the Resolution of California Senate recognizing the Independence of Artsakh

Expert: Yerevan's refusal to participate in Turkish president's swearing-in ceremony could put international pressure on Armenia

David Babayan: Azerbaijan's stand on Yazidis of Iraq describes it as a Nazi country

David Babayan: Recognition of NKR's independence by California is equivalent to recognition by a big and influential state

27/08 15:09 Expert: Increase in water release from Lake Sevan endangers the lake ecosystem

The Armenian Government's decision to increase the water release from Lake Sevan to 270 mln cu m endangers the lake ecosystem, environmentalist Knarik Hovhannisyan said at today's press conference in Yerevan.

31/07/2014 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.