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Russia -- Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (C) meets with his Belarusian and Kazakh counterparts Mikhail Myasnikovich (L) and Karim Masimov in Moscow, April 15, 2013

Armenia’s Customs Union Accord In Doubt

Armenia does not expect to sign on April 29 an agreement formalizing its accession to the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesian said on Friday, correcting his own statement made the day before.

Armenia - Russian Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Volynkin.

Yerevan Silent After Russian ‘Threat’

The Armenian government has pointedly refused to add its voice to domestic concerns about Russia’s recent pledge to counter any “aggressive” foreign interference in Armenia’s internal affairs.

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian examines an Armenian-made rifle during a visit to the Defense Ministry in Yerevan, 18Apr2014.

Sarkisian Again Defends Turkish-Armenian Accords

President Serzh Sarkisian on Friday again defended his administration’s 2009 normalization agreements with Turkey against strong criticism voiced in Armenia and especially its worldwide Diaspora.

Azerbaijan - Russian-made tanks, artillery systems and attack helicopters put on display at a military base in Nakhichevan, 7Apr2014.

Azerbaijan Hopes For More Russian Arms Supplies

A senior Azerbaijani official has reportedly expressed hope that Russia will solidify its status as Azerbaijan’s number one supplier of weapons and military hardware.

Armenia -- A symbolic protest action of Dem.am civic initiative against the unpopular pension reform at the Constitutional court in Yerevan, 28 Mar, 2014

Employers In Armenia Not To Be Penalized Over Non-Payment Of Pension Contributions

The Armenian government has announced plans to seek legislative changes that will suspend the accrual of penalties over employers’ failure to make controversial mandatory pension contributions on behalf of their staffs until the law is amended in line with the requirements laid down in a recent Constitutional Court ruling.


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“Haykakan Zhamanak” says that Armenia’s four leading opposition parties are unlikely launch a “final assault” on President Serzh Sarkisian after forcing him to sack Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian and his government.

Date Set For Armenia’s Accession Treaty With Russian-Led Union

With less than two weeks to go before the signing of an accession treaty with the Customs Union, Armenia has not yet secured vital trade preferences for its membership in the Russian-led bloc, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesian admitted on Thursday.

Dashnaks To Stay Out Of New Government, For Now

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) said on Thursday that it will not join a new governing coalition which President Serzh Sarkisian is trying to form following the recent resignation of his current cabinet. (UPDATED)

Top Twitter Executive Visits Armenia

An Armenian-American vice-president of Twitter has met with President Serzh Sarkisian and held workshops in Yerevan during a weeklong visit to Armenia aimed at supporting its burgeoning information technology (IT) sector.


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Armenia’s “Game of Thrones”

For much of the last year, Armenian politics and foreign policy have been infused with an unusual degree of dynamic change and dramatic choices.

Erdogan Waves Finger at Obama During Heated White House Talk

Pulitzer-prize winning American journalist Seymour Hersh, in a sensational article “The Red Line and the Rat Line,” published in the London Review of Books, discloses that the Turkish government had secretly orchestrated the August 21, 2013 sarin gas attack in Syria, killing hundreds of civilians.
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Վիդեո British experts: What went wrong in Brussels? Armenian case study

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Վիդեո Tom de Waal: "There could come a moment when those protests become serious"

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian has discussed the politicial, social and economic developments in Armenia and the CIS region with Thomas de Waal, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.


Վիդեո Exclusive Interview With Ambassador James Warlick, U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian has sat with U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick for an exclusive interview in which the senior American diplomat talks about the latest developments and prospects in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process.