Armen Gevorgyan is appointed the new Head of IDeA Foundation (Initiatives for Development of Armenia) set up by philanthropist and businessman Ruben Vardanyan and his wife Veronika Zonabend, the Foundation said in a press release.
Yerevan's Municipality discussed on Wednesday a project to open a new domestic waste dump in the city. The Municipality discussed the results of a survey of the social and environmental impacts the project may have on Yerevan.
The Special Investigation Service of Armenia has initiated a criminal case following the media reports about the incident that occurred to blind former ASALA activist, now member of the Preparliament movement Alek Yenikomshian on Oct 20.
Iran Aseman Air's Boeing 737 flying from Tehran to Yerevan made an emergency landing at Mehrabad airport on Monday.
Armenia's Health Care Ministry has conducted a training course with a view to assess local doctors' readiness for Ebola. The website of the Ministry quotes Armenia's Health Care Minister Armen Muradyan as saying that Armenian doctors must be ready for the virus.
VivaCell-MTS hosted RA Ombudsman Karen Andreasyan, who conducted a meeting-seminar workshop on "Human Rights in Businesses" for the Company's employees. The seminar was aimed at increasing the awareness of VivaCell-MTS staff on issues connected to Human Rights and their exercise in the relationships between the Company and its stakeholders, including employees, clients, suppliers, and wider society.
Love for chess is in Armenians' blood, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said while opening Chess in Schools international conference in Yerevan on Friday.
International group of diversified mining companies GeoProMining ("GPM" or "Company") participated in the official opening ceremony of UWC International school in Dilijan and presented the school with a number of Armenian books in the English language.
Levon Hayrapetyan's case is the result of a conflict between two big businessmen, President of the Union of Armenians of Russia Ara Abrahamyan told journalists in Yerevan on Monday.
Well-known Russian businessman of Armenian origin, member of the Board of Directors of Ameriabank Ruben Vardanyan is sure that UWC Dilijan will be a success.
Because of Russia's withdrawal from the US Future Leaders Exchange Program (FLEX), the Russian quota will be distributed among Armenia, Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova, "The New York Times" reported.
CE Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muiznieks is concerned about the high rate of selective abortions in Armenia. He specified that in some regions the boy-girl birth ratio is 114-100 or even 124-100 against the average global rate of 104-100.
The social tension in Armenia will not turn into the Maidan, mainly because the protesting people either prefer to leave the country or to "let off steam" at the rallies, director of the "Sociometer" Centre, sociologist, Aharon Adibekyan, said at today's press-conference.
Armenia's Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan met on Wednesday with DAAD Office Manager Tina Laufer, who is completing her mission in Armenia.
The UWC Dilijan College has caused a great interest among the students of different countries. Sally Norris, Deputy Head at UWC Dilijan College, said at today's press tour that the College has 96 students from 48 countries, including countries of North America, Eastern Europe, Russia and Australia.
A renovated Music School opened in Dilijan on October 4. Armenian Vice Premier, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan attended the opening ceremony.
On that day the applicants will get an opportunity to receive information about the UWC program, educational system, criteria of admission of students and the procedure of admission to other UWC colleges. "We will be glad to meet with senior formers, who are interested in studying at UWC", says the press release sent to ArmInfo. To attend the Open Day, one should register at http://www.etouches.com/openday.
Researcher from the Archeology and Ethnography Institute of Armenia Boris Gasparyan said that an Armenian-US expedition has found very interesting artifacts in the community of Nor Geghi, the Hrazdan Gorge, where they have worked since 2007. "We have found 320,000-300,000 year-old stone tools, used by Homo Erectus.
Hay Tar Mobile App is now available free of charge, Armen Ashotyan, Minister of Education and Science of Armenia, said in a Facebook post, on 29 September.
Leader of the Marxist Party of Armenia David Hakobyan died, the Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology told ArmInfo.
Artifacts uncovered at a 325,000-year-old archeological site in Armenia suggest that, contrary to what scientists previously thought, Homo sapiens were not the first to develop precision tools, csmonitor.com says referring to an article published by The Science Mag, Friday.
They called on the president to take measures for restoration and guarding of the Arikyans' house at Terian Street 11. They also offered him to keep the problem of the historical and cultural monuments of Yerevan in the center of attention and not to let their using for the private purposes.
More than 800 million people - or one in every nine on the planet - suffer from hunger, but a new joint UN agency report released today stated that the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of undernourished people by 2015 is still within reach.
On September 18, the Court of General Jurisdiction of Syunik Province sentenced Albert Ohanjanyan, Head of the Kapan Meat Factory, to three years and three months in jail under the buffalo meat case, Radio Azatutyun reports.
Armenian archaeologists are due to make a sensational discovery that will up-end the concept of ancient humans' migration out off the African continent that is considered to be the cradle of the humankind.
Director of Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory Hayk Harutyunyan told journalists on Monday that three scientists will be awarded the prize this year: Felix Aharonian (Germany) for research in high energy astrophysics, Igor Karachentsev (Russia) and Brent Tully (US) for investigations of nearby universe.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan approached several owners of the apartments, which Tonus Construction Company had built in Armenia's capital city Yerevan, and who have assembled nearby the government houses at Proshyan street since early Tuesday morning.
An incident happened in front of the Armenian National Assembly building, Tuesday. Art Group "Counterblow" hanged a big banner reading "Hello Rob!" [second president Robert Kocharyan - editor's note] on the Gates of the NA front yard.
Armenia has joined the "Sustainable Development Goal, 2015-2030" programme. As Ms. Amalya Grigoryan, Conflict Prevention Officer at Armenian United Nations Association, told ArmInfo correspondent, Armenia is among the countries where the national consultations were held to reveal the problems which are still relevant today.
Activist Anna Shahnazaryan said at today's press conference that the festival aims to contribute to development of ecologically friendly agriculture of Shnogh and Teghut villages adjacent to the Teghut deposit. This is the second honey festival, the first one was held in 2013 and following the festival the beekeepers of rural communities were able to sell about 650 kg of honey. About 750 kg more was sold in Yerevan as a result of the sales organized by the activists.
For a soldier an exercise is the goal of his training, a chance to show what he has learned, Commander of the Armenian-Russian Joint Force, Lieut. Gen. Mikhail Grigoryan said after the end of the third stage of Armenian- Russian tactical exercises on Friday.