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Minister: Working group to assess social needs of killed servicemen’s families

A working group has been formed to assess the needs and social problems of families of servicemen who died as a result of a four-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh in early April, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan told Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan during a cabinet meeting today.

Armenian, Iranian defense chiefs voice concern over situation in Karabakh

Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanyan and Iran’s Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics Hossein Dehghan have discussed the recent escalation of the situation at the line of contact between Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan.

Looking for a Cause: Police find TNT trace in bus blast investigation; still no evidence of terrorism confirmed

Armenia’s police say they have found traces of the trinitrotoluene (TNT) explosive inside and near the Yerevan bus on which an explosion occurred last night killing two and injuring seven people.

Dismissed: Sargsyan relieves three generals of senior army positions

In a move apparently conditioned by recent hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh and related public criticism, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on Tuesday signed decrees relieving three senior army officials of their duties.

Dashnak Leader: Erdogan perpetuates denial in 4/24 statement

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s message honoring the memory of Ottoman Armenians killed during the First World War in Eastern Anatolia is another evidence of Turkey’s denial policy, Giro Manoyan, the director of the International Secretariat of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) Bureau in Yerevan, told media Monday.

Clooney’s Message: Hollywood star in Armenia to promote Ottoman-era genocide recognition

Hollywood actor and activist George Clooney’s visit to Armenia on the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide is highlighted by international media in its coverage of the events.

Expert: Armenian Genocide recognition process still moving forward

A year after the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, its recognition process has entered the political arena at the state level, Ashot Melkonyan, an expert in Turkish studies and deputy dean of the faculty of Oriental Studies at the Yerevan State University, told media.

Weighty Argument: Armenian weightlifters to “add weight” to vie for medals in Rio

Hripsime Khurshudyan and Nazik Avdalyan, who have qualified to represent Armenia in weightlifting at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, next summer, will seek to lift more weight than they did while participating in the recent European Championships, the two athletes told media on Thursday.

RPA rep says Hrazdan mayoral vote step forward

Given the absence of large-scale fraud, a large number of votes of defeated candidate Sasun Mikaelyan, the Hrazdan mayor elections, were a step forward, Lernik Alexanyan, an MP from the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), told media.

Council of Europe: Armenian delegates lash out at PACE president

Representatives of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), criticized the aggressive military actions of Azerbaijan carried out at the Karabakhi-Azerbaijani line of contact, as well as pro-Azerbaijani behavior of some PACE delegation members.