On April 24 evening, the lights of the Eiffel Tower and Coliseum were turned off from 10 pm to 10:15 pm (at midnight Yerevan time) to mourn the deaths of the 1.5 million Armenians who perished during the Genocide in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago.
Google has honored the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims placing on the "am" zone a black ribbon with a note "In memory for the Armenians killed 100 years ago."
The band's free concert "Wake Up the Souls" commemorates the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century. The huge screens on the stage were demonstrating animation banners telling the history of the Armenian Genocide.
The concert of the world-known System of a Down rock band has started in Republic Square in Yerevan in the heavy rain. The band's free concert "Wake Up the Souls" commemorates the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey in the early 20th century.
Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I has arrived in Armenia bringing with him the relics of the Armenian Genocide martyrs from the Chapel of the Holy Martyrs' Altar of the Great House of Cilicia.
On April 22 , in the Mother Cathedral of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians offered a Vigil Service, in preparation for the Canonization of the martyrs of the Armenian Genocide.
Armen Yeritsyan, Armenian Minister of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, said at today's session of the Government that the Abovyan mayor's office has been vacant since Karapet Guloyan, the former mayor, was appointed as governor of Kotayk marz of Armenia. So, Guloyan's powers as the mayor of Abovyan have been terminated ahead of time.
Musicians of Armenian descent from the best world orchestras have founded an interim band "Armenian Orchestra of the World", which will give a concert at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris to commemorate the Armenian Genocide Centennial. The conductor is Alain Altinoglu, world known French conductor of Armenian descent. The concert seeks to become the symbol of Pan-European and world unity in the fight against denial of the Armenian Genocide.
Soldier Artyom Tovmasyan (born 1995) died in the accident of "Ural" military vehicle. The RA Ministry of Defence reports that 3 more soldiers have been taken to Central military hospital.
On April 15 "Memorial" alley established by Ucom employees opened in Tsitsernakaberd. The company noted that the alley stretches along the road of the Genocide Museum and the grove leading to the Sports and Music Complex. 999 trees have been planted in the alley.
Number 16 on the list is Yerevan, Armenia. "When did the earliest inhabitants settle? 782 BC. Some 30 years before Rome was founded, the city that is now Armenia's capital was serving as an important stop along the caravan routes from Asia to Europe. It was invaded by Assyrians, Romans, Byzantines, Persians, Arabs, Seljuks, Mongols and Turks, and later by the Soviet Red Army in 1920. Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the capital of the Republic of Armenia has seen the growth of cultural institutions (it is home to a bewildering number of museums).
A flash mob timed to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey was organized in Hamburg on April 2, on the birthday of Soghomon Tehlirian - an Armenian Genocide survivor who assassinated the former Ottoman Interior Minister Talaat Pasha in the presence of many witnesses on March 15, 1921 in Berlin as revenge for his role in orchestrating the Armenian Genocide during World War I.
ArmInfo journalist was told at Erebuni medical center that Vardan Karapetyan (deceased Levon Ghazaryan aka Yerrordmastsi Lyovik's wounded friend) is in a grave condition.
A state non-commercial organization has been set up at the Defense Ministry of Armenia to manage the Sports and Concert Facility after Karen Demirchyan. A relevant enactment was adopted at the Government, Thursday.
Beeline and College of "Eurasia" International University announced "Information Technologies in my Life" contest of essays. The contest aims to find out the role of information technologies in the life of present day school children, how harmoniously they are employed in education programs and whether the learning process benefits from them or not.
A magnitude 3.7 earthquake hit the north of Armenia at 8:01pm on March 24, according to the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situation.
On March 24, the former employees of the Nairit Plant held a protest action in Yerevan to demand their wages from the authorities. Earlier they applied to Armenian Human Rights Defender Karen Andreasyan. Today they held a procession to the President's palace, however, no one met them there. Afterwards, Nairit's former employees made their way to the Parliament building.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry is specifying information about possible presence of Armenian citizens on board the Airbus A320, which was flying from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Tigran Balayan has told ArmInfo.
Kapan saughterhouse employees have been disclosed with brucellosis.It is said in "Aware and Protected Consumer" NGO's statement that up today 15 people have been disclosed with the diagnosis. It has been stated that infection with brucellosis can take place as a result of a direct contact with carrier animals or consuming infected products such as unpasteurized milk or cheese made of unpasteurized milk.
The National Security Service and the Police of Armenia have put the March 4 murder suspects on the wanted the list. To recall, on March 4, kingpin Levon Ghazaryan (a.k.a. Yerrordmastsi Lyovik) was killed near Nubarashen penitentiary. According to media reports, three persons closest to Mher Sedrakyan, MP from the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, have already been detained.
VivaCell-MTS continues cooperating with the National Center for Oncology after V. Fanarjyan. The press office of VivaCell-MTS has told ArmInfo that this year the center has acquired a "Plessart VIVO" ("Toshiba", Japan) universal remote control digital fluoroscopy and analog radiography comprehensive device. The company has provided AMD 60 million for the acquisition of the equipment.
On 12 March, the European Parliament adopted the Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the world 2013, European Friends of Armenia (EuFoA) reports. Several clauses of this document are relevant to Armenia, especially the paragraph that "calls, ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, on all the Member States to acknowledge it, and encourages the Member States and the EU institutions to contribute further to its recognition.
Prosecutor General of Armenia Gevorg Kostanyan is at loss to speak of the crime wave reasons in Armenia. After the government meeting on March 10 the journalists asked Kostanyan to comment on the recent bloody shootout. Criminal kingpin Levon Ghazaryan was killed in the shootout in Yerevan. During the shootout in Gyumri six people were severely injured and taken to hospital.
“ArmInfo” News Agency interview with “Erebuni” medicenter plastic surgeon Nara Tornikova Vardapetyan
The dismissed employees of the Nairit Plant have gathered outside the government building on March 3 demanding Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan to submit an exact schedule of paying the arrears of wages.
Soldier Albert Safaryan's three comrades-in-arms - company top sergeant Arayik Sukiasyan, soldier Gevorg Ghazaryan and junior sergeant Mihran Hovakimya - have been detained within the framework of Albert's suicide.
43% of Armenia's citizens consider unemployment and tension escalation on the border to be the most topical problems, Aram Navasardyan, Head of the Yerevan Office of Gallup International Association, said at a press conference in Yerevan when presenting the findings of the public opinion poll.
Platoon commander of the Military Academy after Vazgen Sargsyan, Artyom Avetisyan, has faced charges over the murder of the military student Haykaz Barseghyan, according to the investigation Committee press-office,
Armenia has occupied the 56th place in the world by the number of deliberate murders, director of the "Sociometer" centre for sociological research, Aharon Adibelyan, said at today's press-conference.
Yerevan's Erebouni Medical Center has registered a rare case: 25-year-old Angela Mnatsakanyan has given birth to triplets. Obstetric officer Anaida Ananyan told ArmInfo that this is a rare phenomenon as triplets are more often born in cases of artificial insemination.
Head of the Yerevan Road Police Arsen Arshakyan has been dismissed, the Police press office told ArmInfo. The reasons of the dismissal are not reported. Arshakyan is now in the personnel reserve.