Thousands of people led by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian marched through central Yerevan on Friday to mark the 11th anniversary of the breakup of post-election protests in Armenia’s capital which left ten people dead.
“Aravot” disagrees with those who say that the March 2008 tragedy in Yerevan must not be “politicized.”
The former longtime mayor of the Armenian town of Hrazdan has been released from custody after agreeing to return over 102 million drams ($210,000) in public funds which he had allegedly embezzled while in office.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have agreed to meet soon for further talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, international mediators said on Friday.
“Haykakan Zhamanak” reports that political groups opposed to Armenian territorial concessions to Azerbaijan held a rally in Yerevan’s Liberty Square on Wednesday.
Armenia and Russia have reportedly signed fresh contracts for the supply of Russian weapons to the Armenian army.
The Armenian police said on Thursday that they are trying to track down former Environment Minister Aram Harutiunian who was charged last month with receiving $14 million in bribes while in office.
The supervisory board of Yerevan State University (YSU) on Thursday narrowly failed to sack its long-serving rector, Aram Simonian, who is under growing pressure by the Armenian government to resign.
Two senior officials from an Armenian government agency tasked with combatting financial irregularities in the public sector have been arrested on corruption charges denied by them.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reportedly urged neighboring Armenia on Wednesday to strengthen its relationship with his country “contrary to what the United States desires” to see.
“Zhamanak” reports that Russia’s ruling United Russia Party and Gagik Tsarukian’s Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) have signed a memorandum on cooperation which reaffirms a similar document signed by them in 2009.
A court in Azerbaijan reportedly sentenced a resident of an Armenian border village to 20 years in prison on Wednesday.