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Prime minister unhappy with Armenia’s ranking in HDI

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan said at the government session today that Armenia ranks 87th in the Human Development Index (HDI) of the UN Development Program, i.e. the country’s position remains the same.
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Nalbandyan: Azerbaijan hinders progress in peace talks

Azerbaijan constantly rejects measures aimed at building trust between the sides, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandyan said at the meeting with Special Representative of the EU in the South Caucasus Herbert Salber, Armenian Foreign Ministry said....
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Zhamanak: Ex-deputy justice minister appointed advisor to IC head

Former deputy justice minister of Armenia Yeghishe Kirakosyan has been appointed an advisor to the chairman of the Investigative Committee, according to ‘Zhamanak’. ...
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Haykakan Zhamanak: Parliament to spend 105.5m drams on phone services

Armenian National Assembly’s procurement plan for 2014 envisages expenses of 105.5 million drams on phone services of the staff, according to the parliament’s procurement plan posted on gnumner.am. ...
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Haykakan Zhamanak: Unknown persons vandalize Surb Khach Chapel in Ijevan

‘Haykakan Zhamanak’ writes that unknown persons committed an act of vandalism in Surb Khach Chapel in Ijevan. They broke and burned the church door and erased the words “Surb Khach” and the name of one of the sponsors that financed the chapel from the records about repair work done in the chapel. ...
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Serzh Sargsyan presents certificates to Luys Foundation scholarship holders

Armenian President, Co-Founder of Luys Foundation Serzh Sargsyan received today the scholarship holders in the 2014-2015 academic year. The head of state gave them certificates about receving a scholarship of Luys Foundation. ...
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Taron Margaryan met with head of Iranian Nor Jugha

Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan met with the head the Iranian city of Isfahan 5th District (Nor Jugha) Hamid Asarzadegan. ...
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Edward Nalbandian highlighted deepening of Armenian-Canadian warm relations and close political dialogue

On July 29, Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with the Canadian Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Multiculturalism, member of the House of Commons Jason Kenney....
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Sona Rubenyan brings love and sympathy of audience and jury from Jūrmala

Singer Sona Rubenyan, who represented Armenia in “New Wave ” international contest of young pop singers this year, returned to her homeland. Our delegate represented Armenia appropriately in the prestigious competition and brought with her love and sympathy of the audience and jury members....
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In Oct 2014 Armenia to join UN peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

In Oct 2014 Armenia will join the UN peacekeeping operation in Lebanon, Ambassador Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said during an open high-level debate on UN Peacekeeping: regional partnership and its evolution on Monday....
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John Heffern believes that Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved only through peaceful talks

Ambassador of the United States to Armenia John Heffern believes that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict can be resolved only through peaceful talks....
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Vahagn Hovnanyan: Oligarchs have full control of Armenian economy

The Armenian economy is fully controlled by oligarchs and will die eventually if nothing is changed, Armenian businessman Vahagn Hovnanyan told azatutyun.am. ...
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New Wave 2014: Armenia’s Sona Rubenyan places 6th

The New Wave 2014 international song contest for young performers has wrapped up in the coastal resort city of Jūrmala, Latvia. Sona Rubenyan, who represented Armenia at the event, came in sixth from among sixteen contestants from thirteen countries. ...
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Haykakan Zhamanak: Deputies still receive salaries at previous rate

Haykakan Zhamanak” writes that although the salaries of Armenian National Assembly deputies were raised on July 1 under the law on remuneration of labor of high-ranking officials, they continue to receive the same salaries, while higher salaries will be paid starting October. ...
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First publication of “Encyclopedia of Armenian Music” is being prepared

The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Armenia has undertaken creation and publication of "Encyclopedia of Armenian Music". ...
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