The Koghb Fund for development of culture, education and sports, Simonyan Education Foundation jointly with the "Mission Childhood" charitable organization and a group of Argentinean philanthropists will implement the initiative. The memorandum on it will be signed on July 26, according to a press release.
The UN Office in Armenia and "Hikari" Japanese Scientific- Educational Centre jointly organized an event dedicated to the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The fire in Arevik National Park has been extinguished due to the coordinated efforts of 25 firefighters, 100 servicemen of the Armenian Defense Ministry, 20 employees of the Park, as well as a group of villagers.
Armenia's Ministry of Emergency Situations has not managed to suppress fire in Arevik National Park yet. The press office of the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations informed that as of 1:55pm local time the total area of fire is nearly 200ha including 4ha on the territory of Arevik National Park.
A Yazidi temple, the second largest one after the well- known Lalish located 40 km away from Mosul, Iraq, will soon be built in Armenia. The Armenian authorities say that the temple called "Armenian Lalish" will be built at the request of the Yazidi refugees from Iraq, Baba Javish, representative of the Iraqi Lalish, has told Kurdish media.
Armenia is ranked the 82nd on the rating of Prison Policy Initiative - with 130 prisoners per 100,000 residents.
CNN puts Vayots Dzor province of Armenia on the list of 15 wine trails worth getting sidetracked on. The list includes Hunter Valley (Australia), Napa and Sonoma, California, (US), Alentejo (Portugal), Cape Winelands (South Africa), Route des Vins, Alsace (France), Santorini (Greece), Maipo (Chile), Okanagan (Canada), Tuscany (Italy), Bento Goncalves (Brazil), Mendoza (Argentina), Rioja (Spain), Moselle Valley (Germany), Bordeaux (France).
Arevik National Park in Syunik province of Armenia is on fire. The press office of the Armenian Ministry of Emergency Situations has told ArmInfo that the Ministry received the alarm about the fire near Artashen village on July 13, around 2:43 pm local time.
A magnitude 4.7 earthquake was registered on the Armenian-Georgian border in 13 km north-east from Bavra village on July 12, 2:14pm local time, the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia informs.
Russia has donated to Armenia another mobile diagnostic and treatment complex for testing HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B and C. The press office of the Russian Embassy in Armenia has told ArmInfo that Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin attended the opening of the complex.
A 24-year old man has been detained on suspicion of murdering a woman and her three children in Vachiani village of Axalkalaki region; Georgia-online informs referring to Georgia's Interior Ministry. The suspect, Nodar A., entered the house for robbing.
The issue related to the Armenian businessman Levon Hayrapetyan, who is serving his sentence in Russian prison, is in the center of Armenian Ombudsman's attention, according to the statement of Secretary of Armenian Ombudsman Zohrab Yeganyan, received by ArmInfo.
Large fire occurred in the building of Armenia's Finance Ministry.
The bodies of 37-year-old woman and her three minor kids have been found in Vachiani village of Akhalkalaki, Georgia. The kids are reported to be 5, 16 and 18 years old. The woman's husband is a labor migrant in Russia. The reasons of the incident are not known yet. The bodies are still to be examined in Ninotsminda, according to Georgia Online.
On July 11, Yerevan will hold a Choco Fest for the first time.
Armenian-French-Iranian archeological group continued digging within the 2nd final stage of excavation program on the territory of Erebuni Historical and Archeological Museum-Reserve in Yerevan.
“Today, one month before the world’s greatest sporting event is scheduled to begin, Brazil can say with confidence: we are ready to host the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to take place in South America.
A memorial tablet dedicated to Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Bagramyan was unveiled in Vitebsk on July 3, on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus.
According to the Armenian Embassy in Russia, 50 citizens of Armenia are still entrapped on the Georgian Military Road, because the Upper Lars checkpoint is closed.
On July 2, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke on the telephone with US Secretary of State John Kerry, at his request, the Foreign Ministry of Russia reports.
On June 30, the court took a decision to prolong the arrest of Analitik.am editor Ani Hovhannisyan for two more months, the editor's lawyer Liparit Hovhannisyan says.
The French University in Armenia has celebrated its 15th anniversary. More than 1,500 students received higher education certificates within that period. 80% of the graduated students, specialists in marketing, finance and law have found jobs on their specialization, with another 8% are receiving post-graduate education.
Today, on June 1, Yandex.Taxi has launched activity in Yerevan. This is an opportunity to quickly place an order for an official taxi without calling a dispatcher. One can order a taxi online via the website www.taxi.yandex.com or a special mobile app. The Yandex.Taxi is available in three languages: Armenian, Russian, and English.
On June 30, at 7:02 pm, an AN-148 aircraft of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations delivered 51 Armenian citizens trapped on the Upper Lars checkpoint from Beslan Airport in South Ossetia to Zvartnots Airport in Armenia. This was the fourth special flight of the Russian Ministry's aircraft to Armenia.
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.