"We have relaunched our street struggle against the energy price hike. We are urging all those who are against it to gather in Lovers' Park on Sep 1 at 4 pm local time", Mihran Avagyan, Artush Chibukhchyan and Artur Kocharyan, the member of the civilian initiative "No to Plunder!", said during an Aug 28 press conference.
The aggravation of the domestic political situation in Turkey will increase the threats to the Armenian community, Professor Ruben Safrastyan, Head of the Institute of Oriental Studies, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, said at a press conference in Yerevan on August 28. The expert said history shows that Turkey cannot settle territorial problems through negotiations and that it prefers solving them violently. The Armenian Genocide was a vivid example of that.
The real purpose of holding off-year parliamentary elections in Turkey is to transfer the country into a presidential government, turcologist Hakob Chkryan has told ArmInfo journalist.
Heritage Party will take no part in the discussions on constitutional reforms with the President, Armen Martirosyan, Deputy Chairman of the Heritage Party, has told ArmInfo.
ArmInfo’s interview with Manvel Sargsyan, Director of the Armenian Center of National and International Studies
U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Richard M. Mills, Jr. has Attended Meeting of Armenian and Turkish Cross-Border Tour Operators. Highlighting the economic importance of the tourism sector and the value of cross-border cooperation, U.S. Ambassador Richard M. Mills, Jr. joined members of the Turkish-Armenian Tour Operators Network (TATON) during a meeting in Yerevan on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia says. TATON developed as a result of USAID's "Bridges" project, an effort to develop economic activity on the cross-border region through tourism. The network's membership includes the most active travel companies and tour operators in the region.
Prosecutor General of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan who was attending the meeting of the CIS Coordination Council of Prosecutors General in Astana asked Executive Secretary Leonid Yermolayev to study a possibility of discussing the problems with the Azerbaijani party.
"We are unfairly blamed for overtures with European organizations. Taking into account the authority of the Venice Commission, we will simply follow its recommendations as much as they will meet our national interests and traditions," Artak Zakaryan, an MP from the Republican Party of Armenia, told reporters on August 26.
An ill-held referendum might cause serious obstacles when carrying out reforms in Armenia. Therefore, organizational issues require special attention, Talia Khabriyeva, a member of the The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission), said during an Aug 25 meeting with political and public figures of Armenia.
Armenia warns Azerbaijan that self-deception is not the best way to work, Artsrun Hovhannissyan, Spokesperson of Armenia's Defense Ministry, told ArmInfo when commenting of Azerbaijani Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov's order to destroy Armenian Armed Forces by any methods.
Foreign Ministry of Georgia has disseminated a statement wherein it condemns the ongoing restoration of the Abkhazian section of the Georgian Railway and demands Russia to stop unlawful actions.
Palestinian Embassy in Azerbaijan has filed a note to the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan saying the reports on opening of a Palestinian embassy in Armenia in future do not correspond to reality, according to the press office of the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.
The new Constitution gives no opportunity to the incumbent authorities to retain their grip on power, Armen Rustamyan, the head of ARFD parliamentary faction, told a news conference on August 24.
"As a politician, I'd refrain from any assessments of the activity of my party colleagues before the law-enforcers make assessment of the alleged crimes of the Republican Party members Mher Sedrakyan and Ruben Hayrapetyan," Eduard Sharmazanov, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament told reporters after a meeting of the Republican Party Board.
Arsen Avetisyan, the director of Air Armenia Company, who has been severely beaten up recently, says he is ready to shake the hand stretched forth as a sign of reconciliation.
The agreement reached between Iran and the "six" can be called an event of historic importance not only for our region but for the world, and although so far there are opponents of "peace" and in the US Senate, led by Senator McCain and the Iranian Majlis, the parties , yet will come to a common denominator. Such an opinion in an interview with ArmInfo was expressed by the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Arman Navasardyan.
U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Armenia Richard M. Mills has recently called on Hermine Naghdalyan, Vice Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, to leave her post of the head of the Armenia-U.S. deputy friendship group, a Yerevan-based newspaper Zhoghovurd writes.
Richard Giragosian, the founding director of the Regional Studies Center, an independent think tank in Yerevan, speaks of the recent processes in the Middle East and the Armenian-Russian relationships in the context of the Karabakh peace process in an interview with ArmInfo.
President of Armenia has been informed of the incident with Arsen Avetisyan, the director of Air Armenia Company, who was severely beaten up by the bodyguards of Ruben Hayrapetyan, an oligarch, the head of the Football Federation of Armenia. Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan made such statement in response to the question ArmInfo's correspondent at the Baze annual youth gathering.
Situation on the border is still tense, Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan told reporters on August 17. He said the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and on the Line of Contact of the Karabakh- Azerbaijani troops flares up and goes down regularly.
Air Armenia Company Director General Arsen Avetisyan is at hospital. He is recovering after being attacked and beaten up at the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA) yesterday, Sirakan Hambartsoumyan, Air Armenia Marketing Office, told ArmInfo. In his words, the Police was informed of the fact.
In the on-line interview to ArmInfo organized by Region research center Paul Stronski, the Senior Research Associate of the Carnegie Endowment (Washington) analogizes on the perspectives of Iran settlement, shares his expectations from the meeting of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, comments the role of Russia in Karabakh settlement, as well as the US policy in the South Caucasus.
The ruling Azeri regime has gone on the war path for official Baku see its salvation through waging military actions once again, Chairman of the Assembly of Azerbaijani Armenians Grigory Ayvazyan said.
Constitutional Reform will become an obituary for Armenia, as it will ruin the country, Ashot Manucharyan, the former minister of interior, adviser of the first president of Armenia for national security, a member of the Karabakh Committee, told a news conference, on August 14.
There have been numerous proposals aimed at implementing the Iran-Armenia railroad project, however, we prefer to cooperate with two organizations. We have never lacked investment proposals, Gagik Beglaryan, the minister of Transport and Communication, told ArmInfo journalist.
The reason why Valery Permyakov, the soldier of the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia, deserted and murdered the family of seven persons in Gyumri was longing for home. This is how Permyakov explained his actions during the investigation.
The Constitutional reforms will bring the Armenian judiciary to full independence, which is sensational for our country, Feliks Tokhyan, a member of Constitutional Court, said during an August 12 press conference.
Immediately after the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan started intensively destabilizing the situation on the Armenian- Azerbaijani border and along the Line of Contact of the Karabakh-Azerbaijan troops, the Defense Ministry of Armenia says in a statement provided to ArmInfo.
Vardan Oskanian, the former Minister of Exterior, Member of Parliament have presented 10 reasons why the society shall voteagainst the constitution reforms.
Levon Melik-Shahnazaryan, a well-known Armenian political analyst, the head of Voskanapat Analytical Center, died on August 8 after long and heavy illness.
The draft constitutional amendments are legally imperfect and bear nothing to do with the interests of the Armenian people and statehood, says Garnik Isagoulyan, the former adviser of the president for the national security affairs, the leader of the National Security Party. Isagoulyan said he asked specific questions to the authors of the draft Chairman of the Constitutional Court Gagik Haroutiunyan, Vardan Poghosyan, Hrayr Tovmasyan and Gevorg Danelyan, and received no answers to his questions.