At the Frontlines: Karabakh soldiers say feel strong support of society

In one of the tents of the Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Army’s N military unit located at the northeast boundary of NKR, sweets and hygiene accessories from the rear are carefully placed. However, the dearest of the things sent to the front line after the four-day war, which broke out at the beginning of April, are the letters, which the soldiers in the frontline received from school children.

Transparency International: Laws on paper only, don’t help the corruption fight

There has been stagnation in fighting corruption for years in Armenia, and anti-corruption laws have not been implemented, said an international organization’s representative in Armenia.

Police: No reporter detained during Baghramyan Ave protest

The Armenian Police have disproved media reports claiming that a number of journalists covering last night’s protests in central Yerevan were detained or taken to police stations.

Against Counterfeit Drugs: Expert says new draft law to deal with abuse on medicines market

The Draft law “On Medicines” adopted by the National Assembly will give an opportunity to deal more effectively with counterfeit medicines entering Armenia, said Gayane Khachvankyan, a National Consumers Academy of Armenia representative in charge of the pharmaceutics department.

Goght Protest: Another Armenian village up in arms over irrigation project

Residents of the village of Goght in the Kotayk province of Armenia have kept the road to their village closed for a few hours, thus expressing their protest and disagreement with the government program, under which the Gegardalich water reservoir near the village is to be given to several villages after reconstruction.

Lawyer: Few cases of violence against children recorded in Armenia

As a society Armenians are known to adore children and thus very few cases of violence against children are officially registered in the country, said Marine Farmanyan, a lawyer at the Chamber of Advocates of the Republic of Armenia, adding, however, that there are gaps in court procedural norms.

Gone With the Wind: Squall plays havoc with infrastructure in Armenia

As authorities in Yerevan and elsewhere in Armenia are estimating the damage caused by strong winds, the country’s meteorological services forecast more “unstable” weather for the coming days, though ruling out the repetition of the kind of squall that played havoc with populated areas in the country on May 23.

Cry Wolf: Environmentalists say government control program is wasted money

Environmentalists are warning that the government is wasting money on a program to diminish the wolf population, and say the money would be better spent on support for the Armenian army taken into account the recent border tensions.

Job Security: Gov. endorses Labor Code amendments for military volunteers

People joining regular troops as volunteers during conflicts will have additional job security guarantees, according to the Armenian government.

Monumental Issue: New statues in Yerevan spark public debate

Two statues dedicated to historical Armenian figures unveiled in Yerevan last week have become a subject of heated public debate around esthetics as well as other aspects of their installment.

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