Opposition members of the Yerevan Municipal Council are not happy with the location chosen for the installation of a statue to the great Armenian statesman, military leader and political thinker Garegin Njdeh.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan addressed the issue of controversial amendments to the law on maternity leave benefits as he chaired the Cabinet session today.
The amendments that sparked protests from working women and activists recently envisage cuts of benefits by 20-60 percent depending on beneficiaries’ work experience.
Armenia’s national air carrier has announced the suspension of flights after months of financial difficulties, promising to return after reforms in winter.
It said that Rosaeronavigatsia’s September 11 statement in which it threatened to prohibit Air Armenia from operating flights to Russian cities from September 21 caused great damage to the Armenian company.
The Refugee Integration through Education program has enabled 38 Syrian Armenians to get specialized in three professions – hairdressing, cooking, and tailor-designer. Twelve hairdressers and chefs are already employed, the training course for tailor-designers is still in progress.
It is already the second year that a helping hand will be extended to Syrian Armenian students who fled their country because of the conflict and found refuge in Armenia.
As the number of Syrian Armenian students arriving in Armenia continues to grow, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is taking measures to ensure that their education does not suffer as a result of their displacement.
Armen Gevorgyan, who resigned as Armenia’s deputy prime minister and minister of territorial administration two weeks ago, has become head of IDeA (Initiatives for Development of Armenia), a foundation set up by leading Russian-Armenian businessman and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan and his wife Veronika Zonabend.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan met with King of Jordan Abdullah II ibn al-Hussein on Wednesday, the first day of his two-day official visit to the country.
According to the presidential press office, President Sargsyan and King Abdullah ibn al-Hussein had a meeting at the residence of the King of Jordan.
All flights to Crimea must be permitted by authorities in Kyiv, Ukrainian Ambassador Ivan Kukhta warned on Wednesday, reacting to media reports about plans to launch regular commercial flights between Yerevan and Simferopol.
The two Azerbaijani citizens how are on trial in Nagorno-Karabakh today charged with illegally crossing the border and committing crimes last summer have not been subjected to pressures before the trial, nor do they fear to be pressured afterwards, Armenia’s former ombudswoman Larisa Alaverdyan told reporters in Yerevan today.
Today, October 27, marks the 15th anniversary of the 1999 parliamentary shootings in which eight statesmen, including Armenia’s then Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan and Parliament Speaker Karen Demirchyan, were assassinated. Commemoration events have taken place in Yerevan, including in the yard of the parliament building where a monument to the victims of the terrorist act was erected.