John Heffern, U.S. Ambassador who is ending his mandate to Armenia said in a farewell press conference on 19 December that Armenia has not received any invitation by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, as it lacked some criteria necessary to participate in the programs of the Corporation.
Drivers of public mini-van go on being on strike because of raising fuel price.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has visited the supermarkets in Yerevan and familiarized himself with the prices.
A baby was born in Armenia with a parasitic twin fetus, a local Haykakan Zhamanak Daily writes.
Since early morning today, drivers of the public mini-buses No73 have blocked the main road from the Nor-Nork district in Yerevan to the city center.
Ameria Group has raised as much as 30.6mln AMD through a charity auction for children needing urgent treatment. According to CEO of Ameriabank Artak Hanesyan, the money will be redoubled to 61.2mln AMD and will be spent on treatment of children suffering from cancer, haemotologic problems, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, etc..
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake (5-6 points in the epicenter) hit Iran at approximately 8:05am on 15 December. According to the Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia, the shock wave measuring 3 points was felt in Kapan, Armenia.
The first Armenian church opened in Abu Dhabi on Friday with hundreds of Armenian Christians in attendance, according to Gulf News.
Over the past 10 years, 60 criminal cases have been instituted in Armenia regarding nfliction of grievous bodily injuries to minors and 140 more cases related to sexual assaults, David Tumasyan, lawyer at the OSCE Office in Yerevan, said at a press conference on Friday.
A delegation led by Vice President of Uruguay, President of the Senate, Danilo Astori visited UWC Dilijan on 10 December. According to the Armenian parliament press-service, the guests got firsthand view of the School that opened earlier in October, talked to the students and familiarized themselves with the everyday life and successes of the students.
A group of Chinese women were detained at a hotel in Yerevan. The Armenian Police told ArmInfo the detained women provided massage therapy at the hotel. Earlier, a citizen who delivered the women was detained on suspicion of trafficking in humans.
Corporate Customer Manager of VTB Bank (Armenia) Arsen Naghdalyan has won a chess tournament organized by Orange Armenia for Orange Premier subscribers on the occasion of the company's fifth birthday.
Armenia is ranked 94th in Transparency International's Corruption Perceptions Index 2014. The rating was posted on the official website of the organization on December 3.
Since 1998 up to 1 December 2014, 1924 HIV cases were registered in Armenia, including 305 cases within 11 months of 2014, which is a record-breaking indicator for Armenia, Samvel Grigoryan, Head of the Republican AIDS Prevention Center, told reporters, on 1 December.
As Deputy Health Minister Vahan Poghosyan said at today's press-conference, on 28 November 108 children from Yeghvard applied for the medical aid after suspected food poisoning. The total of 75 of them were hospitalized, 20 of which have been already discharged, 30 are still at "Nairi" medical centre and the rest at the Nork Infection hospital.
Parliament of Armenia amended the Law "on temporary incapacity allowances" in the Second and final reading on 1 December along with the Law "on state pensions", Law "on profit tax," and the Labor Code.
Parliament of Armenia passed amendments to the Law 'On national minimum wage' in the second and final reading on 1 December. The amendments look to raise the minimum wage in Armenia by 5,000 drams starting 1 July 2015.
A kindergarten in the Armenian town of Yeghvard stopped working as 58 children were hospitalized after suspected food poisoning.
From November 27, 8 pm till November 28, 8 am, Hayastan All-Armenian Fund's 17th Telethon raised 12,399,550 US dollars. Diaspora Armenians' donations totaled about USD 3.3 million. Vallex Group donated USD 1 million, Zangezur Copper Molybdenum Combine - USD 500 thsd. It is noteworthy that the donations from abroad were mostly done by individuals whereas the donations from Armenia were chiefly done by state institutions such as hospitals, schools, municipalities, and higher education establishments.
The press service of the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations reports that the relevant alarm was received on November 27 at 8:09 pm. The special rescue team, the response team of the Crisis Management Center of the Ministry of Emergency Situations and a combat crew arrived at the scene.
As of 10:00am on 26 November, the Sotk-Karvachar road was blocked, while the Goris-Shinuayr and Dilijan-Vanadzor roads are partially covered with glazed ice, the Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia told ArmInfo.
A magnitude 2,6 earthquake hit the southwest of Armenia, near Yeghagnadzor, at 22.47pm on 25 November, according to the National Seismic Protection Service, the Emergency Situations Ministry.
In 2013 almost every third resident of Armenia was poor, special report of Armenia's National Statistics Service, made under support of the World Bank says. The report was published on 18 November 2014. It covers the poverty indices of Armenia for 2008-2013.
As many as 135 saved premature babies - such is the result of the use of surfactant in Yerevan's hospitals in Apr 2013-Nov 2014. Surfactant Survanta is a medicine decreasing the alveolar surface tension. So, it is a key to curing the Respiratory Distress Syndrome, the major killer of premature babies with an extremely low weight.
Remains of Sepuh (Arshak Nersisyan), the remarkable figure national-liberation struggle, the talented captain of the first Armenian Republic 1918-1920, will be committed to the ground at the Yerevan Pantheon "Yerablur" today on 20 November, Defense Minister of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan told the Government, Wednesday.
Parliament of Armenia amended the Law "on temporary incapacity allowances" in the first reading on 19 November along with the Law "on state pensions", Law "on profit tax," and the Labor Code.
On November 15, at 1 pm, the Paramaz Avetisyan building of the American University of Armenia will host Open Doors of the UWC Dilijan College. The event will provide an opportunity to receive data about the UWC, education system, criteria of admission and procedure of admission to other colleges of UWC.
The fifth meeting of the working group for drafting a concept of circular migration took place in Yerevan on Friday. The group was formed in Dec 2013 and comprises representatives of ministries and local and international organizations. The final sixth meeting is scheduled for early 2015. By that time the concept is supposed to be ready for the Government's consideration.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan visited the UWC Dilijan College, which opened in October 2014. The press service of the Armenian Government reports that Abrahamyan familiarized himself with the infrastructures and the upcoming programs of the UWC Dilijan College.
The HIV-infected patients are facing discrimination in Armenia's medical facilities, Hovhannes Madoyan, Board Member, Technical Advisor, Real World Real People NGO, told ArmInfo.
Family abuse and sex-selective abortions are displays of gender inequality in Armenia, Lara Ahaornyan, co-chair of Women's Resource Center, told ArmInfo. The expert said gender discrimination is evident in Armenia in all fields, starting from political up to social one. Aharonyan points at the sex-selective abortions, an indicator that has led Armenia to leading positions in the world.