A session of Yerevan’s municipal council descended into chaos on Tuesday as three of its female opposition members scuffled with pro-government colleagues while trying to stage an unusual protest against Mayor Taron Markarian.
“Zhamanak” says that the U.S., Russian and French co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group had Azerbaijan in mind when they called for additional measures to boost ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone after ending a fresh regional tour on Sunday.
Armenia’s public debt is continuing to rise in absolute terms despite its government’s plans to sharply cut back on borrowing this year.
A leading Armenian mining company said on Tuesday that it hopes to resume soon production operations at a large copper mine in northern Armenia and rehire hundreds of people that worked there until this month.
“Aravot” laments a lack of unity in Turkey’s Armenian community which it believes has enabled the Turkish government to controversially keep its “stooge,” Archbishop Aram Ateshyan, in the post of the Armenian patriarch of Istanbul.
Azerbaijan is still not committed to a compromise solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, President Serzh Sarkisian said on Monday.
President Serzh Sarkisian’s preferred successor insisted on Monday that Armenia’s next president will have broad powers despite the country’s impending transition to a parliamentary system of government.
Armenia and Azerbaijan have pledged to continue their “intensive” talks on resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, international mediators said at the end of their latest tour of the region on Sunday.
A deputy chairman of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) said over the weekend that he is ready to nominate President Serzh Sarkisian for the post of prime minister in April.
An Armenian prosecutor demanded on Friday an 11-year prison sentence for Zhirayr Sefilian, a radical opposition figure who was arrested in 2016 on charges of plotting an armed revolt against the government.
“Zhamanak” reports that despite its latest calls for a reform of the electoral system the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) is distancing itself from the Tsarukian Bloc’s similar position on the issue.
Armenia accused Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on Friday of undermining international efforts to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after he again claimed that Yerevan and other parts of Armenia are “historic Azerbaijani lands.”