“Chorrord Ishkhanutyun” reports that senior officials in Armenia and their male relatives may soon be required to provide new information in their mandatory asset and income declarations: whether or not they have served in the military.
Garo Paylan, an ethnic Armenian opposition member of the Turkish parliament, pledged on Friday to try to “build bridges” between Turkey and Armenia, while reiterating that Ankara is unlikely to normalize relations with Yerevan anytime soon.
Russian will remain a “foreign language” in Armenia despite government plans to improve young Armenians’ knowledge of it, Education Minister Levon Mkrtchian said on Friday.
Prime Minister Karen Karapetian expressed concern on Friday at a drop in Armenia’s agricultural production this year, instructing several government agencies to look into its causes.
Opposition leader Raffi Hovannisian said on Friday that his Zharangutyun (Heritage) party still hopes to prevent President Serzh Sarkisian from staying in power after his final presidential term ends in April.
“Aravot” says that few Armenians yearned for independence during the seven decades of Soviet rule.
U.S. President Donald Trump praised Armenia for participating in NATO-led peacekeeping operations and military exercises on Thursday when he congratulated the country on the 26th anniversary of its declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.
President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday bestowed Armenia’s highest state award, the title of National Hero, on Eduardo Eurnekian, an Argentine billionaire of Armenian descent who has invested heavily in the South Caucasus country.
Prime Minister Karen Karapetian insisted on Thursday that he did not order a controversial government initiative to step up the teaching of the Russian language in Armenia’s schools.
Armenia’s top army general on Thursday effectively spoke out against making territorial concessions to Azerbaijan as part of a compromise solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict proposed by international mediators.
“Zhamanak” analyzes possible implications of Prime Minister Karen Karapetian’s latest remark that he would like to continue serving as prime minister next year.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev again strongly criticized the international community on Wednesday for not helping Azerbaijan regain control over Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenian-held districts surrounding it.