Armenia can forge closer links with the European Union even after joining a Russian-led alliance of former Soviet republics, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said during a visit to Yerevan on Thursday.
Dozens of angry young women rallied in Yerevan on Thursday to protest against government plans to cut maternity benefits paid by the state in Armenia.
Gagik Tsarukian on Thursday declined to clarify the purpose of ongoing anti-government protests staged by his Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) and its two opposition allies.
Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian on Wednesday defended the Armenian government’s track record and dismissed opposition claims about a political crisis necessitating “regime change” in the country.
“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” is unconvinced by the ruling Republican Party’s claims that Armenia’s political leadership is not worried about the ongoing joint anti-government campaign conducted by three major opposition parties.
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.
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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