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ACBA-Credit Agricole Bank sums up CASHBACK QUEST results

Social Democratic (Hnchakyan) Party (SDHP) urges Armenia's leadership to inform the world community of Ankara's intention to seize Kessab

Heritage: Shant Haroutiunyan was convicted after Serzh Sargsyan's notorious speech at Columbia University in U.S.

Eduard Sharmazanov: Fairy-tales of the Turkish authorities about the Armenian genocide are simply funny

Between October 25-31 the 6th edition of ReAnimania to be held in Yerevan

Opposition MP Nikol Pashinyan urges Armenian Parliament to define concept of political prisoner

Armenian National Congress to do its best to free Shant Harutyunyan and his friends

Expert: Armenia's path and prospects in Eurasian Economic Union are vague

MP: Armenia, which has a ruined agriculture, can offer nothing to Eurasian market

Orphan Rug showcase in Washington is connected with tension in Turkish-US relations, Turkish media report

Naira Zohrabyan: Verdict against Shant Harutyunyan demonstrates that Armenia's judicial system is not independent

Armen Martirosyan: Armenian authorities do not want Armenia to lag behind Azerbaijan by number of political prisoners

OSCE MG Co-Chairs discuss preparations for upcoming summit hosted by French President later this month in Paris

VivaCell-MTS is the General Partner of the International Microelectronics Olympiad of Armenia

Beeline awards winners of My Beeline Armenia contest

RA Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan hosted at VivaCell-MTS

Armenia presents books on Armenian Genocide at Frankfurt Book Fair

Leader of Tseghakron Party Shant Harutyunyan sentenced to 6 years in jail, his son given a 4-year suspended sentence

Habitat for Humanity Armenia with the support of INECOBANK repairs entrances of apartment house in Yerevan's Shengavit community

Tatul Manaseryan: Armenia must not cherish hopes that EEU membership will give it more investments

Raffi Hovannisian hopes the opposition's steps will be clarified on October 24

Alexander Iskandaryan: Peace and war are the two things Russia does not need in the South Caucasus

VTB Bank (Armenia) reopens three more renovated branches

VTB Bank (Armenia) reopens three more renovated branches

Lydian International expected to launch gold recovery in Armenia in first half of 2017

Howard Stevenson: Amulsar Gold Project will change "bad reputation" of mining industry in Armenia

Yerevan: Baku's statements once again show Azerbaijan's dalliance with the upcoming Sargsyan - Aliyev meeting in Paris

Ambassador: Festival of Iranian film to be held in Yerevan

Kirsan Ilyumzhinov: Love for chess is in Armenians' blood

Heritage Party: Agreement on Armenia's accession to Eurasian Economic Union is non-constitutional

INECOBANK and Rostelecom issue a joint credit card for Rostelecom subscribers

Artak Zakaryan: Armenia is ready to cooperate with the EU in all the fields possible

Ariel Cohen: Putin may be compensating for reputational damage to Russia in the conflict in Ukraine by trying to resolve the Karabakh conflict

CoE Venice Commission welcomes Armenian authorities' idea of Constitutional reform

Armen Gevorgyan steps down as Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia

Deputy Friendship Group with Nagorno Karabakh set up at European Parliament

Cronimet Mining Company plans $200 million investments in construction of tailings disposal facility in south of Armenia

Politician: EEU is a good opportunity to boost economic development of Armenia

14/10 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.

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.