In 2015 the situation over Nagorno-Karabakh will not be better than in 2014, Tom de Waal, a senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, told ArmInfo on Saturday.
The House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus has ratified the agreement on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, reports BELTA.
On Friday prosecutor Karen Gabriyelyan said that Azeri raiders Dilham Askerov and Shahbaz Guliyev must be sentenced to life and 22 years in jail, respectively.
The USA wants to go on stimulating reconciliation of the Armenian and Turkish peoples as much as it can, US Ambassador to Armenia, John Heffern, said at today's farewell press-conference in Yerevan.
The Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem has sharply activated at the world arena for the last period of time. From now on, the Armenian lobby is coming across counteraction of the strong Turkish-Azerbaijani tandem, a representative of the ARF "Dashnaktiutyun", Hrant Margaryan, said during the event in Aleppo dedicated to the 124th anniversary of the ARFD.
The Kazakh Senate ratified the treaty on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on 19 December, according to "Novosti-Kazakhstan".
On Dec 18 the EU Delegation to Armenia held an official ceremony for the signature of fifteen EU cooperation projects in Yerevan. New actions with a total budget of approximately 10 million EUR will support civil society and local authorities as well as government reforms in Armenia.
Lower chamber of the Kazakh parliament has approved ratification of the treaty on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, Novosti-Kazakhstan said.
Nikol Pashinyan, MP from the Armenian National Congress (ANC) Faction, has refused to sign the statement prepared jointly with the representatives of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA). To note, on Tuesday evening the Armenian Parliament convened an extraordinary session to adopt the text of the statement condemning the attack on MP Aram Manukyan. The text was prepared by ARF Dashnaktsutyun and the RPA.
The parliamentary factions of Armenian National Congress (ANC) and Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) refuse to support the Parliament's statement condemning the attack on ANC parliamentarian Aram Manukyan. Head of the ANC Faction thinks the authorities, who have prepared the text of the statement, are behind the attack on Aram Manukyan. Otherwise, Chief of Armenian Police Vladimir Gasparyan would have resigned, he said.
The latest attacks on the Artsakh War veterans Suren Sargsyan, Razmik Petrosyan and Manvel Yegiazaryan as well as on Aram Manukyan, MP from the Armenian National Congress (ANC), fit into the policy and work style of the Eurasian Economic Union, Hovhanness Igityan, a member of the ANC Board, told reporters, Tuesday,Igityan says the attacked Artsakh War veterans are the people who are able to consolidate and severely punish those who attacked them. The expert believes that such attacks are connected with Armenia's accession to the EEU, as such measures are practiced in Russia and other countries.
ArmInfo’s interview with Alexander Skakov, Working Group Coordinator at the Research Center for Central Asia (Caucasus and Volga-Urals Region, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Science)
Deputy Head of Armenia's nuclear power plant (NPP) Rubik Movsisyan is charged with Articles 179 and 190.3.1 of the Criminal Code of Armenia (embezzlement of extremely large amounts of money, misappropriation of property), National Security Service of Armenia Artsvin Baghramyan told ArmInfo.
The shift in Russia's foreign policy from the West to the East is a pledge of the West's defeat, Mateusz Piskorski, Director of the European Center of Geopolitical Analysis, told ArmInfo on Monday.
The Armenian Parliament's Dec 15 special session on the case of Aram Manukyan, MP from the opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC), has actually been disrupted through the fault of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA).
Arshak Svazyan was released in his own custody because he did not commit any grave crime, Prosecutor General of Armenia Gevork Kostanyan said on Monday.
"National Assembly of Armenia must and can stop this complete outrage in Armenia," Ruben Hakobyan, head of the Heritage Party Faction in the Parliament, told ArmInfo.
As parliamentary opposition demanding a new extraordinary meeting of the National Assembly to discuss the latest attacks on oppositionists, Vice Speaker Eduard Sharmazanov calls the behavior of the opposition parties as both natural and certainly dramatized.
Unlike Poland, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has managed to strengthen his positions in Ukraine due to effective mediation in the local conflict, Mateusz Piskorski, Director of the European Center of Geopolitical Analysis, told ArmInfo on Monday.
The Armenian Parliament will hold a special session on the Aram Manukyan case, Spokesman of Prosperous Armenia Party Tigran Urikhanyan told journalists on Monday.
Police have released Arshak Svazyan, the man suspected of beating oppositionist MP Aram Manukyan, on pledge not to leave the city, the Investigation Committee told ArmInfo.
At the end of December, Kazakhstan will ratify Armenia's accession Eurasian Economic Union, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev said during the meeting with Prime Minister of Russia Dmitri Medvedev, as press-service of the Russian government reported.
Parliamentary opposition forces, Heritage, Prosperous Armenia, ARFD Dashnaktsutyun and Armenian National Congress parties, have launched a signature campaign for an extraordinary meeting to discuss the situation in the country in the light of the latest attacks on oppositionist MP Aram Manukyan and some Artsakh War veterans.
The opposition parliamentary factions demand holding of extraordinary session because of beating up of a member of the parliament from Armenian National Congress, Aram Manukyan, and veterans of the Karabakh war, Suren Sargsyan, Razmik Petrosyan and Manvel Egiazaryan.
Yerevan Police have detained a man suspected of beating Aram Manukyan, a parliamentarian, member of the Armenian National Congress opposition party,
Mayor's election was held in Charentsavan, Armenia, on 14 December. Hakob Shahgeldyan, the son of Kovalenko Shahgeldyan, ex-governor of Kotayk region, was the only candidate to the given position.
It is not clear yet when Aram Manukyan, MP from the opposition Armenian National Congress Faction, will be discharged from hospital, Manukyan's son Aren has told ArmInfo's correspondent.
On the basis of media reports, official investigation has been launched against Deputy Chief of Armenian Police. Lt.-Gen. Levon Yeranosyan.
The Artsakh war veterans have met at Yerablur Memorial Complex to determine their further steps in the fight against the authorities.
The head of the Razdan territorial structure of the opposition Armenian National Congress, Ashot Piliposyan, was beaten up in the yard of his house on 12 December.
Executive Director of ANPP, Gagik Markosyan, has been dismissed and one of the deputy director arrested, Hraparak daily reported referring to its own sources.