Natural Idea: Gegharkunik villages to host Ecotourism festival

Two communities in the province of Gegharkunik may become a real discovery through the first ecotourism festival in Armenia, organizers of the event told media Thursday.

Tank-Man Protest: Activist faces prison term over “street art” action

An Armenian civil activist who recently drove a cardboard tank through Yerevan streets in a “street art” protest and hit the metal gates of the National Security Service (NSS) building with it is facing a month in prison for his act qualified as hooliganism.

Last Bell: Parents, students complain about high “school graduation” expenses

Despite the fight carried out by different agencies against money collection at schools, this ongoing phenomenon activates at the end of every academic year and particularly during preparations for the so-called Last Bell, or graduation parties, taking place in late May.

Meal Deal: Education minister calls for continuation, expansion of school feeding program in Armenia

It is already several years that more than 90,000 schoolchildren from one to four grades every day have got hot meals, such as a variety of soups, cereals, pasta, pilafs, as well as salads, cheese and other vitamin rich food in all the provinces of Armenia.

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.

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.

Standing Their Ground in Garni: Villagers savor success after stopping controversial irrigation project

The cancellation of a controversial irrigation project as a result of sustained protests by residents of a central Armenian community has been described by many as the latest proof of an Armenian proverb that says: “If the village stands, it can break a trunk.”

Smooth Selling: Silk Road offers expanded market opportunities

The Silk Road project undertaken within the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) could be a good opportunity for Armenia to cooperate with China and for access to an inexhaustible market of that country, economist Tatul Manaseryan told media Monday.

Garni Success: PM calls off controversial irrigation project after protests

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has cancelled a controversial irrigation project that residents of a large village in central Armenia say will affect the life of their agricultural community.

Conquer Cancer: Yerevan conference brings message of hope

On May 18, an International Conference called “Conquering Cancer with a Smile”, was held in Yerevan with participation of experts from leading cancer centers in Armenia and other countries.