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Armenia - A schoolboy walks past a currency exchange sign in Yerevan, 17Dec2014.

Central Bank Moves To Shore Up Armenian Currency

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) has stepped up its hard currency interventions in an apparent effort to prevent a renewed depreciation of the national currency, the dram, as a result of downward pressures from Russia.

Armenia - Zharangutyun party leader Raffi Hovannisian is greeted by participants of an opposition rally in Yerevan, 24Oct2014.

Opposition Party Rebuffs Sarkisian On Constitution Talks

Raffi Hovannisian’s Zharangutyun (Heritage) party refused on Thursday to hold more talks with President Serzh Sarkisian, reaffirming its strong opposition to sweeping constitutional changes planned by him.

Armenia - Workers of the Yerevan Metro protest against pension reform, 12Feb2014.

Fired Metro Workers Continue Court Battle

Three former employees of Yerevan’s underground metro system who were fired last year after attending an anti-government protest have appealed against an ambiguous court ruling on their efforts to regain their jobs.

Lebanon - Armenian soldiers of the UN Interim Force in Lebanon attend an official ceremony.

Armenia Offers To Send More Peacekeepers To Lebanon

Armenia is ready to increase the number of its soldiers serving in a United Nations peacekeeping mission in Lebanon led by the Italian military, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said on Wednesday.

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“If the Armenian authorities have decided to change the country’s system of government and push through the new constitutional draft, nothing will prevent them from doing that,” “Hraparak” writes in an editorial.


Major Armenian Party Hints At Support For Constitutional Changes

Just months after threatening street protests against President Serzh Sarkisian’s controversial constitutional reform, the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) said on Wednesday that it is ready, in principle, to back far-reaching amendments drafted by his administration.

Opposition Activist Loses Job After Protest

A senior member of a radical Armenian opposition group has been controversially fired by his private employer just days after leading a demonstration outside the presidential palace in Yerevan.

European Body Seeks Changes In Armenian Constitutional Package

The Armenian authorities have pledged to make “considerable changes” in their draft constitutional amendments in response to objections voiced by the Venice Commission, officials from the Council of Europe body said on Tuesday.

Armenian Oligarch Avoids Prosecution For Fresh Violence

Ruben Hayrapetian, a controversial government-linked businessman heading the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA), will not be prosecuted despite admitting beating up another entrepreneur, law-enforcement authorities in Yerevan said on Tuesday.


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Վիդեո Putin in Deadlock, Says Russia Watcher

RFE/RL's Armenian service director Harry Tamrazian has interviewed RFE/RL's Senior Eurasia Editor Brian Whitmore on Russian politics.


Վիդեո 6th Pan-Armenian Games Kick Off In Yerevan

The Sixth Pan-Armenian Games bringing together more than 6,300 ethnic Armenian athletes from 36 countries of the world were ceremonially opened in Armenia’s capital Yerevan on August 2.

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Turkey Pays Former CIA Director & Lobbyists To Misrepresent Attacks on Kurds & ISIS

Thousands of articles have been published worldwide in the recent weeks exposing Turkey’s strategic trickery -- using the pretext of fighting ISIS to carry out a genocidal bombing campaign against the Kurds who have courageously countered ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
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