“Without mutual concessions, for which the parties are not prepared now, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cannot be resolved,” Konstantin Zatulin, a Russian lawmaker and pundit, tells “168 Zham.”
Production operations at a large copper mine in northern Armenia were halted last month because of its faulty waste disposal facilities, environment protection activists claimed on Monday.
Raffi Hovannisian’s Zharangutyun party said on Monday that it hopes to form a coalition of opposition forces that would try to prevent President Serzh Sarkisian from extending his decade-long rule.
Businessman Gagik Tsarukian and his political alliance have thrown their weight behind the man nominated by President Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party (HHK) for the post of Armenia’s president.
A senior member of businessman Gagik Tsarukian’s alliance said on Friday that it is unlikely to join another opposition group in challenging the legality of the upcoming election of Armenia’s new president.
“Haykakan Zhamanak” reports that starting from March 1 drug stores in Armenia will not be allowed to sell some types of medication without written prescriptions signed by doctors.
The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) on Friday formally endorsed President Serzh Sarkisian’s pick for the next head of state who will be chosen by the parliament and have largely ceremonial powers.
Armenia has praised while Turkey condemned the Dutch parliament for reaffirming its official recognition of the 1915 genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.
The Dutch parliament on Thursday passed a motion recognizing as genocide the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915, although the government said it will not become official policy of the Netherlands.
Armenia accused Azerbaijan on Thursday of reneging on an agreement to allow the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to deploy more ceasefire monitors in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.
Armen Sarkissian has again insisted that he will play a major political role in Armenia if he is elected the country’s new president by the parliament next month.
“Aravot” believes that the “thuggish” members of the Yerevan council who assaulted a female colleague from the opposition Yerkir Tsirani party will certainly avoid prosecution.