Central Bank: By 1 April 2016 overdue loans in Armenian banks grew by 22.5% over year

Vladimir Yevseyev: Updated Madrid Principles will not be implemented until the armed conflict is frozen

Mass Media: Bodyguards of Transport Minister detained under case over beating of businessman's son Sergey Abovyan

Stepanakert: The territories the Armenian side lost in April were mostly part of the buffer zone around Nagorno Karabakh

Federica Mogherini says next annual Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers' meeting will be held in spring of 2017

Seyran Ohanyan has not met with Samvel Babayan

PACE Co-rapporteurs: Those responsible for atrocities in Karabakh conflict zone should be held fully accountable

Expenses of Armenian President's Administration up 10% in 2015

Prime minister: Supply of Russian weaponry to Armenia launched

Serzh Sargsyan and Seyran Ohanyan to discuss Karabakh problem in presidential residence tonight

Two-fold growth of loan restructuring applications registered in VTB Bank (Armenia)

Head of Armament Unit of Armenia's Armed Forces dismissed

Sharmazanov: Genocide of Christians in Ottoman Turkey, IS actions and Azerbaijani aggression have same handwriting

Ex-president of Armenia included in list of candidates for election to the new Board of Directors of JSFC Sistema

Mammadyarov: Status quo in Karabakh conflict may lead to severe military clashes

Trial over case of the cardboard tank that "crashed" into NSS building is still going on

Tatoul Manaseryan: Top power branches have a great number of caterpillars

Штормовой ветер срывал крыши домов и не на шутку напугал жителей Еревана

Armenian President attends ceremony of unveiling of Memorial to Marshal Hamazasp Babajanian

Bostanjyan calls for reducing all expenses having no crucial significance to state

OSCE PA Special Representative for South Caucasus arrives in Armenia

Seyran Ohanyan: Territories lost during April war were part of Artsakh

Armenian Defense Ministry responds to media reports about dismissal of commander of Mataghis regiment

Greek Defense Minister: Nagorno Karabakh conflict should be settled exclusively through peaceful means

Armenia and China discuss issue to boost cooperation

Baku trying to shift responsibility for April flare up in Karabakh onto Armenian side

Azerbaijani armed forces fire at Azerbaijani-Armenian border

Vice Speaker of Armenian Parliament: Due to parity in international statements on Karabakh problem, the peace process has been going round in a circle for nearly 20 years

Criminal case over embezzlement at ENA CJSC sent to court with a crime sheet

On May 21 as many as 112 museums of Armenia to open their doors to visitors from 6 pm till midnight

Average life expectancy for Armenia is 74.8 years, according to World Health Statistics: Monitoring Health for the SDGs

Samvel Farmanyan: Agramunt is not the politician to have any influence on Karabakh conflict settlement

Lydian International: financing package of Amulsar program is approved. Construction will launch in upcoming months

Serzh Sargsyan: April war has once again proved unity of our nation in its pursuit of liberty and protection of independence

Azerbaijan breached ceasefire agreement using various small arms

ACBA Leasing participates in "Week of Economic Capacities" as financial partner

Bako Sahakyan addressed to participants of 2nd forum of Armenian Political Parties launched in Stepanakert

Stepanakert rejects Baku's accusations of alleged use of prohibited shells with white phosphorus

EEU Prime Ministers agreed on establishing common market of petroleum and petroleum products and terms of adopting new common customs code

Armenian president presented to EEU prime ministers latest developments around Nagorno-Karabakh problem

Parliamentary opposition is skeptical about Armenian Prime Minister's intention to fight corruption

Loss of 800 hectares by Armenian side causes stormy debates at Armenian Parliament

Zhirayr Sefilyan says he is ready to assume authority for restoring Karabakh's territorial integrity by force

Dmitry Medvedev: My second visit to Armenia within a month speaks of the high level of the allied relations of Yerevan and Moscow

Beeline Communication Museum to join Museum Night event

Russian foreign ministry: Sargsyan and Putin will probably meet in Astana on May 31

Inhabitants of Garni and Goght demand from Hovik Abrahamyan and Ishkhan Zakaryan to cancel construction of irrigation systems designed for their own needs

PACE Chair: "All conflicts must be solved within the territorial integrity of the countries"

EEU Summit of Prime Ministers due to commence in Yerevan

Nagorno Karabakh disclaims Azerbaijan's allegations


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.