National Statistical Service Census and Demography Department head Karine Kuyumjyan told reporters on Wednesday that in the first quarter of 2014 more children were born in Armenia than during the same period of the last two years.
Representatives of four non-governing parliamentary forces held their regular meeting in the National Assembly on Wednesday, deciding to hold a joint rally on October 10.
The rally, however, will be attended by three of the four political parties, namely: Prosperous Armenia (PAP), the Armenian National Congress (ANC) and Heritage.
The September 18 referendum on independence in Scotland is being watched closely far beyond the country as its very fact and outcome may have a significant influence on many regional affairs in a world dotted with movements for self-determination.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday received OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair James Warlick.
The two discussed the current stage and prospects for a peaceful settlement of the Karabakh conflict, the presidential press service reported.
Loud noise from vehicle honking and music late at night in Yerevan lately has also been accompanied by the noisy sounds of motorcycles which, especially during hot summer days, enter people’s homes from open windows, disturbing citizens’ peace.
Motorcyclists were not a frequent sight in the streets of the Armenian capital before, but in recent years their presence has been more and more established. The riders of mostly expensive and powerful bikes prefer making the most of their machines as they won’t take their feet off the accelerator pedals, annoyed citizens complain.
One of the world’s leading analytic centers, Moody’s Investor Service, has lowered the expected rate of Armenia’s economic growth down to 2.1 percent, explaining this by sanctions against Russia which will have an impact on the Armenian economy.
Armenia attaches importance to developing science and continues to occupy its own place in the scientific world, President Serzh Sargsyan said during Wednesday’s ceremony of presenting awards named after great Armenian astrophysicist Victor Hambartsumyan to a group of scientists.
A retired army colonel intends to further seek justice at the highest court after the lower Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the verdict and sentence passed on him in July, according to the defense attorney.
The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Serzh Sargsyan and Ilham Aliyev, have agreed to hold their next meeting in Paris, France, French Ambassador in Baku Pascal Monnier told local media on Tuesday.
The appointment of a governor of Syunik, who is likely to be the former governor again, has caused a tide of debate within the political and social circles of the country.
Last week the ex-governor of Syunik, Vahe Hakobyan, was sacked from the position of a governor by the government decision and was appointed head of the State Water Resources Management Committee. At a meeting with reporters Hakobyan said it was not an unexpected resignation.
Armenian Greco-Roman wrestlers Arsen Julfalakyan (75 kg) and Artur Alexanyan (98 kg) were warmly greeted by fans and sports officials after returning triumphant from the world championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
A new “multifunctional” residential building was opened in Yerevan’s Kentron district on Wednesday, with Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony. According to the Municipality’s press office, in line with the proposals of a special interdepartmental committee set up by President Serzh Sargsyan, some of the evictee families who suffered from a private developer’s construction project in downtown Yerevan have also been provided with apartments in the new building.