The Russian rescue plane transporting the Armenian citizens traveling from Vladikavkaz and trapped at Upper Lars border crossing made emergency landing at the Mineralniye Vody airport yesterday in the evening due to unfavorable weather.
UNICEF Armenia is launching a breast feeding campaign in Armenia, the press office of the organization has told ArmInfo. The campaign will be held in Yerevan, as well as in Lori, Shirak, Armavir and Ararat provinces of Armenia. To participate in the project, one should submit a photo on the breastfeeding topic and a story about the advantages and disadvantages of breastfeeding, the source says.
Arsen Khojoyan, 25-year-old shepherd from Tavush province of Armenia, who had been taken captive in Azerbaijan, has killed a 17-year-old girl in Armenia.
Charge was pressed against the commander V. Balayan of one of the Armenia's Armed Forces' units, in which serviceman Hrant Grigoryan was found with gunshot deadly wound in head on June 17.
On 24 June 2016 "Haypost" closed joint stock company puts into circulation a souvenir sheet with one stamp and four postage stamps designed into a mini sheet in a form of a cross, dedicated to the visit of His Holiness Pope Francis to Armenia.
Pope Francis sent a message ahead of his visit to Armenia scheduled for June 24. Below is the full text of the Papal message. "Dear Brothers and Sisters: In a few days I will have the joy of being with you, in Armenia. Starting from this moment I invite you to pray for this apostolic journey. With the help of God, I am coming to you to undertake what the motto of my journey says - the "visit to the first Christian nation".
Archbishop Aram Ateshian, General Vicar (Acting Patriarch) of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, will not travel to Armenia, according to Vahram Melikyan, the head of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin press-office.
Entering Armenian market of "Yandex Taxi" online taxi service has sparked a massive outcry among private taxi drivers and owners of taxi services, particularly GG online service.
An armored vehicle belonging to the Defense Ministry of Armenia caught fire in David Bek Street in Yerevan today.
Nearly 600 journalists have applied for accreditation to cover the upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Armenia, according to the Foreign Ministry of Armenia pager on Twitter.
Pope Francis has addressed the faithful asking them to pray for his upcoming pilgrimage to Armenia. "I ask you to pray for me, who in a few days will go as a pilgrim to an eastern land, Armenia, the first among the Nations to receive the Gospel of Jesus," he said at an audience for the Reunion of Aid Agencies For the Eastern Churches, according to lastampa.it.
In a state of intoxication, the deputy head of the sport school in Etchmiadzin Aram Beybutyan took the driver and passengers of the Etchmiadzin-Yerevan microbus hostage, threatening them at knifepoint, Zhoghovurd newspaper says, citing its own sources.
Five servicemen of Armenian armed forces face charges over the death of serviceman Kamo Martirosyan. The press office of the Armenian Investigative Committee has told ArmInfo that Kamo Martirosyan received insults from his fellow servicemen.
The Armenian community of Turkey has addressed a letter to Naira Zohrabyan, the head of the Prosperous Armenian Party parliamentary faction, wherein it asks the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin not to let Archbishop Aram Ateshian, General Vicar (Acting Patriarch) of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, to the clergy meetings. Zohrabyan read out the letter in the Armenian Parliament today.
On June 15, the California Legislature passed the 2016 - 2017 fiscal year Budget which included $1 Million to build the Armenian American Museum in Glendale, California and $500,000 to support the Lark Musical Society.
Archbishop Aram Ateshian, General Vicar (Acting Patriarch) of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople wrote letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan according to the demands of the representatives of the Armenian community and philanthropists, the statement spread by the Religious Council of the Armenian Patriarchy of Constantinople reads.
Archbishop Aram Ateshian, General Vicar (Acting Patriarch) of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, will visit Armenia on June 22 to attend the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council and the events to be organized on the occasion of Pope Francis' visit to Armenia.
The press office of the Police reports that on June 13 resident of Ararat province Shahen Gasparyan, 24, and resident of Shirak province Nikolay Harutyunyan, 30, were taken to the Arabkir Department of Police. The detainees are suspected of nearly 30 burglaries in Yerevan and provinces of the republic.
The South Caucasus Railway (SCR) CJSC launches its electric train to Lake Sevan on June 16. The train will be running from Hrazdan to Yerevan (Almast) and then to Sevan (Shorzha) every day except Wednesdays.
Head of State Health Agency of Armenian Healthcare Ministry Saro Tsaturyan, Head of Yerevan Municipal Center Arsen Sedrakyan and former head of medical procurement and service department of the Agency Samvel Kharazyan were detained on suspicion of abuse of power.
AmeriaGroupInc-member of Ameria Group in the USA has summed up the results of the competition launched on March 18 for those Armenian clients, who make transfers from the USA to Armenia. As the press-service of Ameria Group informed ArmInfo, Samvel Harutyunyan, Ruzanna Sargsyan and Vardges Gharibyan were announced the winners and received USA- Armenia air tickets.
Armenia is on the list of the top 10 places that deserve more travelers, according to National Geographic. Armenia tops the list. Journalist Tara Isabella Burton writes that since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus country of Armenia has often been associated with the Karabakh conflict.
Armenian lawmaker Mushegh Petoyan elected at the 36th electoral district from the Prosperous Armenia Party beat a policeman. Hraparak newspaper reports, citing its own sources, that Mushegh Petoyan's brother Karen Petoyan (aka Kol) and his friend beat a policeman near the market square in Artik.
The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets (FPWC) and VivaCell-MTS marked the completion and presented the outcomes of yet another project aimed at improving the water supply system in rural communities. Due to the program, Chinari community in Tavush region will be provided with 6-hour water supply instead of the former 2 hours, the press-service of the VivaCell- MTS informs. The improved system includes a new drainage, a pumping station and a 300- meter water line. The program was also supported by the Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR).
In the frames of the state visit to the Republic of Armenia the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman accompanied by Mr. Edvard Nalbandyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia visited Yerevan Brandy Company.
Armenia, Belarus, Cuba, and Thailand managed to eliminate the mother-to-child transmission of HIV, UN Secretary general Ban Ki-moon said at a United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on Ending AIDS. A ceremony were held in New York City, when elimination validation certificates were presented to the ministers of health of the three European countries, who were attending the United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on Ending AIDS.
"Two servicemen, junior sergeant Vardan Grmajyan and common soldier Armen Ghazaryan got lost on June 8, 12:30am local time while carrying out their duty in heavy rain and wind.
Armenia's rank in Global Peace Index-2016 has deteriorated. According to the report compared to previous year Armenia deteriorated by its indicators by 19 points and is 110th from overall 163 in the list. According to the authors Armenia has yielded only to Georgia in the region, which took the 85th position. Azerbaijan was 134th, Turkey- 145th and Iran-133rd.
Spokesperson for the Chief Department of Civil Aviation of Armenia Ruben Grdzelyan told ArmInfo the media rumors about resignation of Artyom Movsisyan, the head of the Department, do not correspondent to reality.
Explosion occurred in front of Tax Office in Vanadzor city, the press-service of the police reports. The police received information about the explosion on June 4, at 1:15am local time.
The EU Delegation to Armenia invites everyone to participate in the Europe Day 2016 events.