Monday, February 18, 2019

Azeri woman crosses into Armenia, ICRC alerted

Armenian special services are currently checking the circumstances under which an Azeri woman crossed into Armenia from Azerbaijan on Tuesday.

IC: Three high-ranking military officials under arrest

A general and two colonels were arrested late on Monday as part of criminal probes being conducted by the Military Investigation Department of Armenia’s Investigative Committee (IC).

Sargsyan condoles with Assad on Syrian carnage

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan has sent a telegram of condolences to his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad on a series of terror attacks that claimed the lives of numerous innocent people and resulted in many injuries in the Middle East country earlier this week.

Defense Ministry Spokesman: No mobilization in Armenia

A spokesman for Armenia’s Defense Ministry has denied media reports about planned mobilization in the country in connection with the situation at the borders with Azerbaijan and in Nagorno-Karabakh.

AGBU WebTalks: New learning tools for Genocide studies

The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), which is the world’s largest Armenian non-profit organization, hopes its new learning tool, WebTalks, will encourage a “more informed international dialogue” around topics in Armenian Genocide studies.

Media: Pope’s visit to Armenia likely to rile Turkey

International media predict the Pope’s upcoming trip to Armenia – and specifically his announcement of a visit to a memorial in capital Yerevan to the victims of the Ottoman-era genocide – will come as another blow for Turkey.

Weather Warning: Cyclone to bring new storms to Armenia

A new hurricane is likely to hit Armenia in the coming days as meteorological services predict “instable weather” due to another powerful cyclone coming to the South Caucasus.

Revolutionary Approach?: Opposition skeptical after PM’s call for drastic reform

Armenia’s opposition groups reacted mostly with skepticism to Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan’s “revolutionary” call for speedy reforms in various spheres of Armenia’s political and public life, casting doubts that rhetoric will be followed by real action.

Sargsyan: Development of Armenian-Chinese relations among priorities

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan described consistent development of “centuries-old friendly relations between Armenia and China” as a top foreign policy priority for Armenia as he received a delegation led by First Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, member of the Standing Committee of the Central Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China Zhang Gaoli on June 6.

Prez Sahakyan says incident with MP ‘direct blow against NKR statehood’

Nagorno Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan has issued a statement, in which he described the incident in which an opposition lawmaker was beaten up a “direct blow against NKR’s statehood”.