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Nalbandian: Azerbaijan will have to return to negotiating table

A military assistance agreement with Nagorno-Karabakh is at the stage of drafting, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told the National Assembly on Wednesday in reply to a question from an opposition lawmaker.

Electoral Bill Debate: Opposition faction suspends participation in parliamentary discussions

The discussions over the draft Electoral Code held among government, opposition and civil society representatives in the so-called 4+4+4 format, according to opposition members, ended without results. The opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) party stated at the National Assembly on Monday that it suspended its participation in further discussions.

Tsitsernakaberd Vows: Armenian officials pledge continued efforts on genocide recognition

Armenia’s political leadership, representatives of ruling and opposition political parties visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial at Tsitsernakaberd, Yerevan, today to pay tribute to the victims of the Ottoman-era massacres remembered every year on April 24.

Government: Servicemen wounded in action can be treated abroad at State’s expense

A number of steps have been taken in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh to overcome the consequences of the hostilities unleashed by Azerbaijan in early April. Among such measures was the decision by the Armenian government on Thursday to ensure treatment of wounded soldiers abroad, if necessary.

Opposition: No territorial concessions, no peacekeepers in Karabakh

Amid active speculations about a possible Russian plan for a Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, sentiments against any territorial concessions to Azerbaijan have been on the rise in Armenia these days.

Freedom to Hayrapetyan: Armenians see ‘Azeri hand’ behind Karabakh-born businessman’s imprisonment in Russia

Activists in Armenia staging protests in support of a Russian-Armenian businessman jailed in Moscow believe the conviction and imprisonment of the Karabakh native who has vastly contributed to his homeland’s rebuilding has political goals as they see Azerbaijan’s hand behind it.

On the Ground: President Sargsyan visits Karabakh amid reports on expected peace talks

On Monday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan made his first trip to Nagorno-Karabakh after the four-day war there.

While on a working visit to the second Armenian republic, Sargsyan, according to his press office, met with Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) President Bako Sahakyan, senior army officers for consultations. A wide range of issues related to army building was reportedly discussed.

Artsakh Not Alone: Armenian Church leaders appeal for national unity on landmark Karabakh trip

Armenian political, public and analytical circles believe that the landmark visit of two Armenian Church leaders to Nagorno-Karabakh at a crucial time for the struggling republic will have a lasting impact.

Karabakh War Lessons: Armenians fume over Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan

The recent hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh unleashed by Azerbaijan have become another reason for Armenians to raise the issue of strategic ally Russia’s arms supplies to their regional archrival.

On Wednesday night, hundreds of Amenians, mostly young people, held a protest march and rally in front of the Russian embassy in Yerevan, condemning Moscow’s weapons deals with Azerbaijan.

Experts: Karabakh hostilities reveal Armenian media’s lack of war reporting experience

During the hostilities at the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, according to Armenian experts, the local media mainly managed to work properly and carry out their mission.