Echmiadzin: Pope’s visit to Armenia “message of peace”

The upcoming visit of Pope Francis to Armenia is a message of peace to the region as well as to the world, says the Very Rev. Fr. Shahe Ananian, who is in charge of interchurch relations at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin.

Go South: Armenia endorses visa-free regime with Iran

In a move expected to boost bilateral ties the Armenian government on Thursday endorsed the signing of an agreement with Iran on abolishing visas. The Islamic Republic is expected to do the same soon to clear the way for the deal that experts say will promote mutual visits.

Ex-Prez Kocharyan: Azerbaijan did not solve a single strategic military problem

Azerbaijan must have underestimated the military preparedness of the Nagorno Karabakh Defense Army and the readiness of Armenians to oppose its aggression, Armenia’s former president Robert Kocharyan said on June 1 in his first published remarks on the April war.

Utilities Regulator: Gas tariffs to be lowered from July 1

Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission on Tuesday has decided that gas tariffs for households and industrial enterprises in the country will go down by about six and seven percent, respectively, beginning July 1.

Sargsyan in Kazakhstan for EEU summit after visiting Luxemburg

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan arrived in Kazakhstan on Tuesday to attend a meeting of the Supreme Council of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), his press service said.

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).

May 28: Armenia marks First Republic Day

First Republic Day was marked in Armenia today, May 28. The country’s top political, military and spiritual leadership attended traditional celebrations at Sardarapat, a location some 40 kilometers west of capital Yerevan, where advancing Turkish troops were stopped in a heroic battle these days 98 years ago.

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.

Economist: Armenia left out of another major regional project

Armenia is not taking any practical steps to become a more reliable economic partner for Iran, due to which it seems to be getting bypassed by another major regional project, says economist Vahagn Khachatryan.

2015 Presidential Awards Ceremony takes place

Finding and appreciating those deserving is the most important mission of the State, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated on Thursday during a ceremony of handing his presidential awards to about two dozen scholars, artists and other professionals who distinguished themselves in different spheres of activities during 2015.