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Fundamentally, Armenia may be pro-Russian but it does not mean that it may be pro-Putin, Richard Giragosian says

Ex-defense minister of Armenia: NKR Defense Army brilliantly conducted a risky special operation

Seyran Ohanyan: Parts of Armenian helicopter downed by Azerbaijan to be submitted for examination

Armenia confirms it will participate in Baku 2015 European Games, Patrick Hickey says

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' Nov 19 statement changed due to Azerbaijan's hysteria

Armenian Defense Ministry hints at big losses in Azerbaijani army due to special operation of NKR Special Forces

Armenia's banks have opportunity to expand their customer base in regions

Armenian Special Forces' actions excite admiration but they do not justify the criminal negligence of Armenian leadership, Artsakh war veteran says

NKR Defense Army Special Forces recover remains of downed Mi-24 helicopter crew

Minister advises Armenian jewelers to hire Indian diamond-cutters to enhance labor efficiency

In 2014 Armenia reduced imports of rough diamonds mostly due to decline in supplies to Russia

Karen Mirzoyan: Karabakh authorities have been taking all the necessary steps for returning of the bodies of the members of MI-24 crew

Every third resident of Armenia is "statistically" poor

Vahe Hakobyan dismissed from the position of the Head of Armenia's Water Management Committee

Ameria Management Advisory enlarges geography of its activities

David Babayan: James Warlick has de facto recognized the presence of a state border between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan

MP from Armenian National Congress: Non-power parliamentary forces should be guided by statements of Ruben Hakobyan rather than Raffi Hovannisian

Raffi Hovannisian: Such a short distance between Armenian helicopter and Azeri positions raises numerous questions to Armenian command

Russian professor: Russia's political forces, starting from government officials to opposition, use xenophobic slogans

View from Moscow: Accession to Eurasian Economic Union will not increase number of Armenian citizens migrating to Russia

Expert: Developments in domestic political life of Armenia by no means comply with geopolitical processes in the world

France advocates returning Armenian pilots' bodies to Armenia

Russian professor: In case of the economic crisis growing, we have to expect much outflow of migrants from Russia

Political expert: Armenia has to choose between a maidan and a compromise with the opposition

Green activists again find violations at small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2"

Surfactant saves lives of 135 premature babies in Armenia

Beelines supports repair of Artanish Cultural Center's roof

Stepanakert: Nagorny Karabakh Defense Army bears no relation to murder of Azerbaijani soldier

Head of Water Management Committee still performs his duties

Cooperation agreement between ACBA-CREDIT AGRICOLE BANK and VTB Bank (Armenia) opens up new opportunities for their cardholders

Azerbaijani Defense Ministry surprised at OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs' statement

Expert: Progress in Iran's nuclear talks with the West will not cause changes in its relations with the South Caucasus nations

Expert: Latest geopolitical shifts have given Iran good ground for active foreign political moves

Heritage Party discontented at decision of Parliament Commission for Foreign Affairs

Azerbaijan's parliament vice speaker qualifies OSCE MG co-chairs' statement as absurd

Armenia not to exchange Azeri raiders for bodies of three pilots of downed Armenian helicopter

Piano Battle in Yerevan: Germany's Piano Virtuosi Andreas Kern vs Paul Cibis

ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank, World Vision Armenia and Hayastan All Armenian Fund open Education Center in Gavar

OSCE co-chairs urge Azerbaijan to permit recovery of bodies of crew of shot-down Armenian helicopter

United States again uses just declarative phrases to comment on shooting down of Armenian helicopter by Azeris

Mass media: Robert Kocharyan and a group of oligarchs are going to repay Armenia's foreign debt

Armenian FM using all possible contacts to find out what has happened to crew of Armenian helicopter downed by Azeris

Tbilisi: Nothing is being done to reopen Abkhazian railway

Beeline and "Professionals" Foundation to cooperate under youth programs

First mobile bank in Armenia - mConverse - is already available for Converse Bank customers

PACE condemns Azerbaijan's use of prisoner transfer treaty in 'Safarov case'

Iran's Ambassador displeased with situation in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone

Nagorno-Karabakh conflict isn't resolved because of Baku's approaches

Expert: By its behavior Azerbaijan has launched an open challenge against international structures

Parliamentary opposition refuses to negotiate with Government

21/11 17:35 Green activists again find violations at small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2"

The Pan-Armenian Environmental Front has again revealed violations at the small hydro power plants (HPP) "Khachaghbyur-1" and "Khachaghbyur-2," the Organization says in a statement provided to ArmInfo. Activists who have visited Tavush region lately found out that the fish passes at both the HPPs were dry. In addition, the activists alarm that Megaenergy LLC that is exploiting "Khachaghbyur-2" HPP has again cut off the flow of the River of Paghjur.

19/11/2014 01:19

Green activists concerned over deforestation in Tavush marz

Pan-Armenian Environmental Front has expressed its concern over the condition of forests in Tavush marz, Armenia. The activists say in a statement that on November 13 Pan-Armenian Environmental Front and the Armenian Extreme Club visited the forests of Tavush. They revealed numerous felled trees and trucks without number plates. Most of the drivers lacked permits for felling. The activists think that the current situation is the result of the lack of proper control in the field of forest protection and management.

06/11/2014 15:26

Passions run high over uranium ore containing mines in Armenia

Development of uranium ore containing mines in Armenia is fraught with big environmental problems, Inga Zarafyan, Head of EcoLur NGO told ArmInfo. Inga Zarafyan says some legislative amendments in the country have enabled mining companies to gain extra profits even from the deposits that were regarded as unprofitable before. Now they began to develop the so-called ore occurrences.

06/11/2014 09:21

Environmentalists worried about plans to develop gold field in the territory of Arevik National Park

Environmentalists are worried about AT-Metals's plans to develop Meghrasar gold field in the territory of Arevik National Park. Head of Ecolur NGO Inga Zarafyan told ArmInfo that Arevik was created in 2009 and is home to 1,500 plants and 245 animals, including leopard, Armenian mouflon, Syrian brown bear and Persian wild goat.

27/10/2014 16:02

Closure and conservation of illegal artesian wells in Ararat Valley will help saving over 360 million cu m of water annually

Closure and conservation of the illegal artesian wells in the Ararat Valley will help saving over 360 million cu m of water annually, Deputy Minister of Nature Protection of Armenia Khachik Hakobyan told reporters, Monday.

23/10/2014 17:20

Expert: Deposits with radioactive elements in a scattered state are being developed in Armenia

Deposits with radioactive elements in a scattered state are being developed in Armenia, the head the "The Greens Union of Armenia", Hakop Sanasaryan, told Arminfo correspondent. He said that during the Soviet times the geological examination of radioactive elements, including uranium, was held. According to the geological maps, there are 4 zones at the territory of Armenia, which contain uranium and thorium. They are located in Syunik region and Shamlug of Lori region.

23/10/2014 12:25

Environmentalists to protest against shooting of wolves

A group of environmentalists will gather in front of the Government building in Yerevan on Wednesday to express their protest against the shooting of wolves. Head of the Birds Lovers Center Silva Adamyan has told journalists that there is a certain reason why wolves have begun to attack sheep: human activity has intervened in their biotopes and has left them with almost no prey.

14/10/2014 17:00

Karine Danielyan: Tailing dumps in Armenia meet no standards

The expert points out that the tailing dumps are not properly isolated from the environment, particularly, from the subsoil water. "Consequently, we face contamination with heavy metals, degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity. This also seriously affects human health. No wonder people suffer from infertility and oncological diseases in the settlements adjacent to the deposits", she says.

14/10/2014 16:56

Expert: Negative balance of Lake Sevan will lead to sharp worsening of the water quality

The negative balance of Lake Sevan will lead to sharp worsening of the water quality, the head of the Association "For stable development", Karine Danielyan, told Arminfo correspondent.

10/10/2014 18:51

Ecologist: Negative balance of Sevan may exceed 12 sm by the end of the current year

The negative balance of Lake Sevan may exceed 12 sm by the end of the current year, the head of "EcoLur" NGO, Inga Zarafyan, told Arminfo correspondent. In March 2014 Hydrometcenter predicted worsening of the water regime of rivers because of low rainfall in autumn 2013, especially in October-November, as well as low snowfall in winter.

29/09/2014 19:02

River of Hrazdan overruns its banks, as intensive water releases from Lake Sevan launched

The Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia was alarmed late in the evening on Sunday that the River of Hrazdan overran its banks flooding the adjacent settlements. Rescuers arrived on the spot immediately. It turned out that several houses in the village of Jrarat were partially flooded as 6 cu m/sec water releases were launched at 6:00pm on 27 September and 8 cu m/sec - at 3:00pm on the next day.

24/09/2014 18:47

Inga Zarafyan: Illegal deforestation in Armenia is 70-80 times as much as official data

Illegal deforestation in Armenia is 70-80 times as much as official data, Inga Zarafyan, Head of EcoLur NGO, says in an interview to ArmInfo.

08/09/2014 13:38

Climate changes and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions discussed in Yerevan

Workshop on climate changes and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions has kicked off in Yerevan, Armenia, for Asia-Pacific region and Eastern Europe. The event that has brought together 54 representatives from 47 countries will end on 10 September.

02/09/2014 16:44

Despite protests of environmentalists, Mego Gold Company gets permission to launch construction of third Tukhmanuk tailing dump

Despite protests of environmentalists, Mego Gold Company gets a permission to launch the third Tukhmanuk tailing dump.

27/08/2014 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.

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