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Armenia -- Vahram Baghdasarian, head of the HHK parliamentary faction, undated.

Ruling Party Wants Examples Of Alleged ‘Forced’ Business Deals

The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) has urged an opposition leader to cite at least one specific example of a business being seized or partly acquired through force after an allegation made by him in a recent interview.

Armenia - A screenshot from the newspaper "Iravunk", 31 Oct, 2014

Activists Decry Libel Case Ruling In Favor Of Pro-Government Newspaper

Civil activists in Armenia have described as a ‘disgrace’ a recent court ruling rejecting the lawsuit of a group of citizens against a local pro-government newspaper in a libel case.

Armenia -- The Resident Representative of the International Monetary Fund in Armenia Teresa Daban Sanchez during an interview with RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian, 1 October 2013

Positive, Negative Influences Of EEU Membership On Armenia ‘Relative’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) estimates positive and negative influences of membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on the Armenian economy as relative, the organization’s resident representative in Armenia said on Friday.

Armenia -- Nikolay Ryzhkov (L) attending the 25th session of the Armenian-Russian Inter-parliamentary Committee on Cooperation in Yerevan, 30 Oct, 2014

Russian Official Points Out Differences Between Crimea, Karabakh

A senior member of the Russian Federal Assembly believes Nagorno-Karabakh will be entitled to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) only if its status is finally determined. Meanwhile, according to him, Crimea will be part of the emerging trade bloc as “primordially Russian land”.

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“Zhamanak” comments on Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian’s statements about the need for eliminating monopolies in Armenia.


Tsarukian Signals ‘No Retreat’ In Anti-Government Campaign

Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) leader Gagik Tsarukian has given another strong indication of his intention to seek a change of power in Armenia as he spoke about “no way back” in his latest interview published on Thursday.

Armenian Airline Blames Russian Agency For Flight Suspension

Armenia’s only air carrier has suspended commercial flights in all directions for about two months, blaming a Russian navigation service for the situation.

Government To Redraft Amendments To Maternity Benefits Law

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian has instructed his government to redraft controversial amendments to a law that originally envisaged substantial cuts in maternity leave benefits paid by the state.

Ukraine Says Armenia-Crimea Flights Must Be Agreed With Kyiv

Permission from the government in Kyiv will be necessary for direct air communication between Armenia and Crimea, Ukrainian Ambassador Ivan Kukhta warned on Wednesday, reacting to media reports about an imminent launch of regular commercial flights between Yerevan and Simferopol.


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Վիդեո Ken Hachikian: Karabakh independence high on ANCA agenda

In an exclusive interview with RFE/RL’s Armenian Service, Ken Hachikian, the chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), said that Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence based on self-determination is very high on the agenda of the organization.


Վիդեո What NATO’s For

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian talked to RFE/RL Senior Editor Brian Whitmore on the rediscovered role of NATO in the wake of the Alliance’s summit in Newport, Wales, UK.

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Strangely, Turkey did not Publicize Correcting Signpost of Armenian Church

The Turkish government has quietly corrected the signpost near the historic Holy Cross Church (Sourp Khach) on Akhtamar Island in Lake Van, by indicating its “Armenian” origin.
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