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Armenia -- The draft amendments to the Armenian Constitution, undated.

CE Body Criticizes Proposed Parliamentary Election ‘Runoff’ In Armenia

An advisory body of the Council of Europe has issued its preliminary opinion on the proposed Armenian constitutional amendments, criticizing the provision of a so-called “second round” in parliamentary elections aimed at forming a “stable majority”.

Armenia -- Yerevan City Council elections 2013, Yerevan, 05May2013

Armenian Opposition Urged To Actively Participate In Local Elections

While more powers are expected to be given to local government bodies in Armenia under proposed constitutional amendments, the country’s main opposition parties still remain skeptical about their chances of winning races in communities where government-linked families usually hold sway.

Armenia -- Fundraising in Yerevan for refugee Yezidi families who fled from ISIS in northern Iraq, 31 Jul, 2015

Yezidi Families Flee From ISIS To Armenia

Three ethnic Yezidi families have taken refuge in Armenia after leaving their homes in Iraqi Kurdistan close to the area controlled by Islamic State militants.

Armenian police officers carry Rise Armenia activist David Sanasarian from the scene of protest, Yerevan, 29July2015

Armenian Activists Set To Continue Rate Hike Protests

Activists gathering in the central square of the Armenian capital, Yerevan, this week are going to continue their protests against electricity price hikes that they originally planned to end on Thursday night.

Press Review

“Zhamanak” asserts that if, according to the government, the economy is growing while large businesses start paying less in taxes, then it means that the “shadow” is increasing.


New Armenian Constitution ‘Outlaws’ ‘Spontaneous’ Rallies

Civic activists and opposition members in Armenia consider the proposed amendment to the constitutional article on freedom of assembly to be an attempt by the authorities to eliminate the notion of “spontaneous” gatherings.

Top Armenian Taxpayers Pay Less In First Half of 2015

Despite assurances from the Armenian government about continuing economic growth in the country the top local taxpayers paid some 15 percent less in taxes in the first half of this year than they did during the same period in 2014.

Yerevan Voices More Concerns About Syrian Armenians’ Plight

Authorities in Yerevan are not in a position to ensure an orderly evacuation of ethnic Armenians from war-torn Syria where the situation has lately gone from bad to worse, Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobian said on Wednesday.

Armenian Activists Slam ‘Unlawful’ Police Behavior

Civic activists in Armenia campaigning against electricity price hikes have accused the police of “unlawfully” hindering their plans to conduct a sit-in in a central Yerevan square.


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Վիդեո Cars Join Yerevan Electricity Rate Protest

Cars clogged roads in Armenia's capital on June 26 as protesters found new ways to express discontent over a planned rise in electricity rates. Ongoing demonstrations by thousands of protesters have blocked the avenue near the parliament and presidential residence. (RFE/RL's Armenian Service)

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Erdogan is Pursuing his Self-Interests, Instead of Fighting ISIS Terrorists

Last month, only after losing his party’s parliamentary majority, President Erdogan realized that there are dangerous terrorists in neighboring Syria who are a threat to Turkey’s security.
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