ArmInfo.Ardshinbank has been distinguished as the Bank of the Year in the country for 2023 by The Banker, a renowned international financial publication under the Financial Times Group. In a comprehensive evaluation, financial organizations were rigorously assessed across various performance criteria, including growth, profitability, operational efficiency, asset quality, liquidity, and reliability, among others.
ArmInfo.Chess and Jazz format for the first time introduced in Armenia.
ArmInfo. A tense situation has developed in the Armenian city of Alaverdi. On December 5, an extraordinary meeting of the City Council of Elders was convened, which was attended by 14 of the 27 council members, of which 13 were members of the Civil Contract faction, and another one is Simon Zakharov, who left the ranks of the Country of Living faction and became <independent> member.
ArmInfo.Below is a statement by Armenia's former human rights defender Arman Tatoyan:
ArmInfo. Azerbaijan's military intervention forced 150 thousand people to flee their homes in the Nagorno- Karabakh conflict zone. This fact was recorded by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, in his speech at the 25th EU- NGO Forum for Human Rights.
ArmInfo. On December 4, 2024, CHW released its sixth Monitoring Report, its first since the expulsion of over 100,000 Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh in September 2023. The report details impacts to cultural heritage in the region, documenting the devastating toll that new construction in Shusha/Shushi is causing to Armenian sites and the significant vulnerability of historic Armenian cemeteries in the region. In all, the report documents damage to 4 sites and new threats to 3 more.
ArmInfo. During the 18th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the UNESCO for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Kasane, Botswana, December 4 to 9, the committee decided to inscribe the Gyumri blacksmithing tradition in the representative list of UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Armenia's foreign office reports.
ArmInfo.The list of values of the intangible cultural heritage of Armenia in need of immediate protection has been supplemented with new elements. As the press service of the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia reports, the list of values of intangible cultural heritage of the Republic of Armenia in need of immediate protection, which consisted of 19 elements, has been supplemented with another 14 elements.
ArmInfo. Dropping all diplomatic engagements with Azerbaijan would be against the interests of peace and security in the region, Matthew Miller, Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, told a briefing.
ArmInfo. Ambassador Kvien met with Lori Governor Aram Khachatryan to deliver humanitarian assistance supplies for the people displaced from Nagorno-Karabakh that have found shelter in Vanadzor and surrounding communities, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia reports.
ArmInfo. Armenian actor and film director Suren Babayan has died aged 73.
ArmInfo. Science and Business Days 2023 scientific conference began its activities in the hall of the Gabriel Sundukyan National Academic Theater of Yerevan. The event was first held in 2022 on the initiative of Minister of Economy of Armenia Vahan Kerobyan, where the special guest was Nobel Prize winner - American molecular biologist and neuroscientist of Armenian origin Ardem Patapoutian.
ArmInfo.The National Agrarian University of Armenia (NAUA) has opened a laboratory for prototyping and biotechnological development B-On, unique in its format, which is open for collaboration with biotechnological scientists, research groups, startups, and graduate students wishing to commercialize their scientific results.
ArmInfo. In 2024, work will continue to clean up the areas adjacent to Lake Sevan. RA Minister of Environment Hakob Simidyan stated on November 2 during parliamentary discussions on the draft state budget of Armenia.