43.3% of Armenian citizens are potential emigrants, the head of the "Sociometer" sociological centre, Aharon Adibekyanm said at today's press-conference, The public opinion poll held among 4400 adults in 100 settlements of Armenia are evidence of it.
A worker has been killed as a result a rock fall at a perlite deposit in Aragatsavan, Aragatsotn region, Armenia. The press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia reports that the accident took place on Wednesday at 04:47 PM.
The Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia ruled on Wednesday that the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA) should pay a fine of 15mln AMD for having broken some of the Commission's rules, particularly, for having failed to meet its contractual obligations to Mikmetal, a company building a multifunction complex in the center of Yerevan.
Armenia has joined the World Day against Trafficking in Persons marked on 30 July. It was Belarus' initiative to designate 30 July as a World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
"The constitution protects religious freedom; however, some laws and policies restrict religious freedom", says the US State Department's "International Religious Freedom Report for 2013. Armenia".
Businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, who is currently at a Moscow pretrial detention center, lost consciousness on Wednesday morning. Ammonia spirit was used to recover him from the fainting fit, Artsakh Today reports.
The health condition of Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan became much worse on Tuesday morning, Hayrapetyan's brother Vladimir says that the arrested businessman had a very high blood pressure in the morning. Doctors rushed to bring it down and now Hayrapetyan's condition is stable.
On 25 July a French citizen was lost in Gegarkunik region of Armenia. As press-service of Emergency Situations Ministry reported, a French citizen J. P., who was lost in Armenia's Sevan on July 24, appeared to the Police Department of Sevan City on July 25 at 10:25.
The Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation has brought charges against Levon Hayrapetyan for misappropriation (Article 160) and money laundering (Article 174).
"Vallex" Group companies together with Administration of Lori region and Mayor's office of Alaverdi celebrated the Miner's Day on 20 July. The event was also dedicated to the 244th anniversary of the Alaverdi copper plant.
According to the information delivered by Foreign Ministry of the Netherlands to the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, there is no Armenian citizen on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Boeing 777 that crashed in Ukraine, press-service of Armenia's FM reported.
After the recent arrest the health condition of well-known Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan has got worse, says "Levon Hayrapetyan" page in Facebook.
Armenia's Foreign Ministry has been getting more specific information about availability of Armenian citizens on board of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane Boeing 777 that crashed in Ukraine, press-secretary of the Ministry, Tigran Balayan, told Arminfo correspondent.
The Russian special services have detained one of the richest Armenian businessmen in the world Levon Hayrapetyan on suspicion of being privy to the notorious "Kingisep" criminal group.
The civic initiative "Keep Away From Our Pockets" urges Armenia's drivers not to pay fines for violating the traffic rules but to challenge the fines in a judicial procedure, Vardan Hakobyan, one of the organizers of the initiative, said at today's press conference.
There are Armenians among the victims of the subway accident that took place in Moscow on Tuesday morning, reports Armenia's Foreign Ministry with reference to the Embassy of Armenia in Russia.
The dead body of 17-year-old Smbat Tsakanyan was found in woods between the Karvachar and Manashid communities in Nagorno-Karabakh's Shahumyan district on Tuesday, reports the press service of Nagorno-Karabakh's Police.
According to the preliminary information of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Russia, there are no Armenians listed among the Moscow Metro derailment casualties.
Civil initiative "No to robbery" has called on Armenian citizens to take an active part in signatures collection against growth of electric power tariffs.
The investigation department of Armenia's National Security Service has filed a lawsuit linked with financial misconduct at "ArmenTel", a source from the press-service of the National Security Service told Arminfo correspondent. He also added that the lawsuit was filed long ago, but declined to specify the date and other details of the case.
The Human Rights Defender's Office of Armenia has released a statement on the situation around the dismantlement of the Afrikyan building in Yerevan. "We studied the situation and arrived at the conclusion that the incomplete compliance of the Armenian legislation with the European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage is a serious flaw in protection of the Afrikyan building and other monuments. Armenia ratified that Convention on 21 November 2008. In particular, the Armenian legislation fails to regulate the issues related to dismantlement of the cultural and historical monuments", the statement says.
On July 2 evening activists held a protest action against dismantlement of the Afrikyan building. They have repeatedly stated that they do not believe the building will be restored within the frames of the Old Yerevan project.
Dozens of people are taking part in the hearings. The participants are expressing their indignation, because they think that the rise in electricity tariffs will lead to growth in prices of other commodities and services as well. They consider that the Public Services Regulatory Commission of Armenia should declare its own decision null and void.
Democratic Party of Armenia has disseminated a statement wherein it urge the citizens to express their protest against the rising electric power tariff and switch off the electric power at their homes for an hour at 10:00pm on 5 July.
The facade of the ancient building of Afrikyans Club in the center of Yerevan has been completely demolished, Wednesday. Actually, the last weeks' public protests against demolition of the building proved useless. The remaining part of the building will be demolished soon.
The protest action in front of the Public Services Regulatory Commission building in Yerevan, against possible raising of electricity tariff in Armenia is gradually turning into a "fight" between activists and policemen. As Arminfo correspondent reported, the situation is getting more intense. The policemen cordoned off Saryan street, broke activists to small groups and started "keeping a crowd back".
Head of the Public Services Regulatory Committee (PSRC) Staff Mikael Soghomonyan has sown discord between the activists protesting against rising electricity tariff in front of the Committee.
Deputy Head of the Yerevan Police Valery Osipyan has urged Levon Zurabyan, Head of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) Faction, to bring the ANC Youth Wing activists to heel to avoid a clash of the activists and the police.
Participants in the ongoing action of protest against rising electricity rate demand participation in the meeting of the Public Services Regulatory Committee (PSRC), ArmInfo's correspondent reports from the spot.
Over 300 people have gathered in front of the Public Services Regulatory Committee (PSRC) building protesting against rising electricity rate, ArmInfo's correspondent reports from the spot.
Heritage MP Zaruhi Postanjyan has congratulated Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on his 60th anniversary. Postanjyan has sent Sargsyan a postcard featuring Pablo Picasso's The Tragedy and the following text, "Dear Serzh Sargsyan! Today you are 60 years old.