The identity of the second passenger killed in a bus explosion in Halabyan Street is established. As the adviser to the Head of Investigative Committee Sona Truzyan informed the identify was established due to DNA expertise and the killed passenger is 55-year old Ruben Balyan whose SIM-card was found at the place of the accident.
The Investigative Committee of Armenia reports more circumstance of last night's bus explosion in Yerevan. Investigators of the Special Cases Department of the Investigative Committee, the National Security Service and Police working at the scene of the explosion, among other important items connected with the incident found a SIM-card. The holder of the card has been identified. He is a citizen of Armenia with two previous convictions. In the course of the search in his apartment, TNT explosive, detonator and various electronic devices were found, the Investigative Committee reports.
Although 12 hours have passed since the night explosion of the bus in Yerevan, the law-enforcement has not made any official statement on the reasons of the explosion, says Nikol Pashinyan, Armenian oppositionist parliamentarian, a member of the Armenian National Congress faction.
Two were killed and seven were wounded in a late night explosion on April 25 in Halabyan Street not far from the center of Yerevan. According to the Investigative Committee of Armenia, it was a Bogdan bus serving the No.63 public transport route.
Prosecutor General's Office of Armenia reports that a criminal case has been initiated on the fact of the bus explosion of April 25. According to the source, the criminal case was opened on the basis of Article 279.3 of the Criminal Code of Armenia (negligently caused human death). The Special Cases Department of the Investigative Committee is in charge of the case.
President of Armenia Serzh Sarhsyan, Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II, world famous chanson singer Charles Aznavour, and actor George Clooney, along with participants of the Second Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide and high- ranking officials and representatives of the priesthood, visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan and laid wreaths at the eternal fire.
The traditional torchlight march to the Armenian Genocide Memorial has kicked off in Yerevan.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and famous Hollywood actor George Clooney had a conversation in the foyer of the Sport-Concert Complex named after Demirchyan before the opening of the Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide on April 23.
2nd Global Forum Against the Crime of Genocide kicked off in Yerevan today. It is planned to adopt a final document at the result of the event.
International guests opened their weekend in the nation’s capital for the inaugural ceremony of the Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity by visiting the Yerevan Brandy Company and its renowned museum dedicated to the legendary Armenian ARARAT Brandy.
Hollywood actor George Clooney has arrived in Armenia to participate in the events commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Yesterday, on April 21, information was spread in the media that ArmenTel has filed a charge against a soldier demanding to repay the debt to the company. Beeline Armenia CEO Andrey Pyatakhin refuted the claims in his statement spread today.
The parliamentary factions of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) urge the law-enforcement bodies of Russia to revise the conditions of Levon Hayrapetyan's imprisonment - to considerably mitigate the sentence and to release him out of humanitarian considerations.
The Investigative Committee of Armenia has instituted criminal cases to find out the circumstances of the conscript servicemen's death.
World-famous chanson singer Charles Aznavour arrived in Yerevan on April 21. The 91-year-old French-Armenian singer arrived in Armenia to attend the events commemorating the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Ottoman Turkey.
32 year-old Hovhannes Muradyan, who had thrown a training grenade towards the entrance of the yard of the RA second President Robert Qocharyan's detached house on April 18, has been charged. As the press-service of the RA Investigative Committee informs, drugs at large amount were found and confiscated as a result of search.
On April 18, 265 privates and legal entities have transferred 352,530,400 drams to the special account opened by the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Government. The money transfers were in terms of the AMD, USD, EUR, and RUR, according to the NKR Government press-office.
On April 18, the Police and National Security Service of Armenia detained the resident of Yerevan, certain Hovhanness Muradyan, who is suspected of throwing a training grenade towards the house of Armenia's second president Robert Kocharyan.
Over the past weekend more than 15 thousand people signed an open letter addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking to revise Levon Hayrapetyan's sentence.
The State Security Service of Georgia has detained three citizens of Armenia and three citizens of Georgia for attempting to illegally sell Uranium-238 for 200 mln USD.
Zamoskvoretski District Court of Moscow has sentenced businessman Levon Hayrapetyan to 4 years in general regime penal colony and found him guilty in misappropriation of 700 thsd USD received from ex-senator of Bashkiria Igor Izmestyev's mother.
29-year old World Champion on weightlifting 2009 Nazik Avdalyan won gold medal in 69 kg weight category. At the European Championship held in Norway Avdalyan gained 237kg and got ahead of Belarusian Darya Pachabut by 1kg.
A criminal case has been initiated based on Article 377 point 2 of the Armenia's criminal code (Breach of rules for driving or operating combat, special or transportation vehicles, which negligently caused human death), the press-service of the Armenian Investigative Committee reports.
Russia is ready to start implementing the Armenian government's initiative on the use of the internal Russian passports for traveling to Armenia, Russian Prime Minister Dmtiry Medvedev said at a joint press briefing with his Armenian counterpart Hovik Abrahamyan in Yerevan today, on April 7.
Mediapoligon-24, 9th international youth seminar on journalism was held in Yerevan between March 28 and April 2 with the support of the VTB Bank (Armenia), the Russian Reporter, a Russian federal magazine, ArmInfo News Agency and the Russian-Armenian University, the press-service of VTB Bank (Armenia) reports.
Karen Vardanyan, an expert at the Union of Informed Citizens NGO, blogger and civil activist, was murdered, according to the Armenian Police.
Fire occurred at Dvin Hotel in Yerevan. The press office of the Armenian Foreign Ministry reports that on March 25, around 1:28 pm local time, it received an alarm about the fire on the first floor of Dvin Hotel. The alarm response team of the Crisis Center and two crews arrived at the scene. The fire was localized at 1:46 pm. By preliminary data, the area damaged was 10 sq meters. No casualties are reported.
A magnitude 2.0 earthquake was registered 14km from Ijevan, Armenia, on March 24, at about 9:00pm local time (GMT 5:00). According to the Emergency Situations Ministry of Armenia, the quake measured 2-3 points in the epicenter. It was felt in the town of Ijevan.
A 2.5-magnitude earthquake was registered in Armenia at 7:54 am local time.
Three have been detained in Armenia on suspicion of a EU grant swindle, according to the Investigative Committee of Armenia.
The Chief Military Investigation department filed charges against the comrade-in-arms of killed soldier Hovhannes Harutyunyan. The preliminary investigation revealed that Harutyunyan was killed by a pot shot by his comrade-in-arms, the investigation also revealed the reason of the crime: the soldiers had argued.