The number of Armenian soldiers who died in action and non-combat circumstances fell by 33 percent to 36 last year, Armenia’s chief military prosecutor, Gevorg Kostanian, said on Thursday.
Thousands of Turks demonstrated in Istanbul on Thursday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink’s assassination and protest the latest court ruling in the case.
Five months after their highly unusual appointment, a British married couple formally took over as their country’s new ambassadors to Armenia when they handed their credentials to President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday.
Prime Minister Tigran Sarkisian criticized the Armenian traffic police on Thursday for what he described as excessive delays in the registration of cars and the ongoing replacement of driver’s licenses.
“Haykakan Zhamanak” says most observers believe that at least three political groups will be represented in the next National Assembly: the Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) and the Armenian National Congress (HAK).
After repeated misgivings voiced about the Armenian state budget for this year, the State Revenue Committee (SRC) effectively promised on Wednesday to ensure a 13 percent rise in tax revenues projected by the government.
Hovannes Tamamian, a controversial Armenian police general who was arrested last year, said through his lawyer on Wednesday that he did not try to cover up a murder for personal gain.
The head of an Armenian state body enforcing court rulings on Wednesday implicitly denied assaulting one of his subordinates in 2010 and insisted that he has no extensive business interests.
A senior Armenian military doctor was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of a soldier who fell ill and was hospitalized last month.
“Zhamanak” reports and comments on Armenia’s preliminary decision to apply for participation in this year’s Eurovision song contest that will be held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku.
President Serzh Sarkisian will top the list of candidates to be fielded by his Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) for the forthcoming parliamentary elections, an HHK deputy chairman predicted on Tuesday.
The Armenian National Congress (HAK) on Tuesday joined other opposition groups in criticizing a senior official from the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) monitoring the political situation in Armenia.