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Sayat-Nova statue unveiled in AshkhabadSayat-Nova statue unveiled in Ashkhabad
The President of Turkmenistan and the National Leader of the Turkmen people sent condolences to the leadership of the Islamic Republic of IranThe President of Turkmenistan and the National Leader of the Turkmen people sent condolences to the leadership of the Islamic Republic of Iran
Iranian first vice-president takes over after president`s tragic  death Iranian first vice-president takes over after president`s tragic  death 
Armenian FM extends condolences on Iranian counterpart`s tragic death Armenian FM extends condolences on Iranian counterpart`s tragic death 
Armenia`s National Security Service temporarily restricts access to  Kirants village Armenia`s National Security Service temporarily restricts access to  Kirants village 
"Will" initiative leader under house arrest 
Armenia`s premier extends condolences on tragic death of Iranian  president and other officials Armenia`s premier extends condolences on tragic death of Iranian  president and other officials 
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crashIranian President Ebrahim Raisi killed in helicopter crash
Turkmenistan is ready to provide assistance in connection with the helicopter accident in Iran.Turkmenistan is ready to provide assistance in connection with the helicopter accident in Iran.
Armenia`s FM, OSCE Chair-in-office discuss regional topicsArmenia`s FM, OSCE Chair-in-office discuss regional topics
I need to consult with Catholicos: Srbazan about  initiative to  nominate him for Armenia`s premier I need to consult with Catholicos: Srbazan about  initiative to  nominate him for Armenia`s premier 
New road in Tavush will pass through village of Acharkut, then turn  towards KirantsNew road in Tavush will pass through village of Acharkut, then turn  towards Kirants
Archbishop:  main cause of Armenia`s problems is one man sitting in  Republic SquareArchbishop:  main cause of Armenia`s problems is one man sitting in  Republic Square
Sanosyan to journalists: If we leave this issue to you, there will be  no peace with Azerbaijan at allSanosyan to journalists: If we leave this issue to you, there will be  no peace with Azerbaijan at all
Armenia, Turkmenistan discuss possibilities of developing cooperative  ties between universities of two countriesArmenia, Turkmenistan discuss possibilities of developing cooperative  ties between universities of two countries
Archbishop: it is possible that candidacy of premier of Armenia to be  discussed todayArchbishop: it is possible that candidacy of premier of Armenia to be  discussed today
Armenian FM raises issue of Armenian POWs at meeting with CoE  CommissionerArmenian FM raises issue of Armenian POWs at meeting with CoE  Commissioner
Turkologist: there is still opportunity to stop complete loss of  Syunik and Tavush regions of ArmeniaTurkologist: there is still opportunity to stop complete loss of  Syunik and Tavush regions of Armenia
Opposition MP: We are again witnessing unprofessional behavior of  Armenia`s investigative authorities Opposition MP: We are again witnessing unprofessional behavior of  Armenia`s investigative authorities 
German FM:  Armenia, Azerbaijan have historic opportunity for peaceGerman FM:  Armenia, Azerbaijan have historic opportunity for peace
EU welcomes progress achieved within Armenian-Azerbaijani border  delimitation processEU welcomes progress achieved within Armenian-Azerbaijani border  delimitation process
Philip Kotler`s marketing method finds acceptance in Armenian  universitiesPhilip Kotler`s marketing method finds acceptance in Armenian  universities
Srbazan: it is very important that medical workers feel protected in  ArmeniaSrbazan: it is very important that medical workers feel protected in  Armenia
Ministers of Culture of Armenia,  Turkiye met in AshgabatMinisters of Culture of Armenia,  Turkiye met in Ashgabat
Cascade complex may soon get its final look:  French WILMOTTE &  ASSOCIES ARCHITECTES presents concept of projectCascade complex may soon get its final look:  French WILMOTTE &  ASSOCIES ARCHITECTES presents concept of project
MP: Residents of Kirants continue to express their disagreement with  transferring their native land for moneyMP: Residents of Kirants continue to express their disagreement with  transferring their native land for money
Armenia receives observer status in  ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary  AssemblyArmenia receives observer status in  ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary  Assembly
Armenia, Egypt discuss prospects for developing military-industrial  cooperation Armenia, Egypt discuss prospects for developing military-industrial  cooperation 
Rocket Line - now for 60 months: Idram and IDBankRocket Line - now for 60 months: Idram and IDBank
Tunyan on situation in Kirants: There are always satisfied and  dissatisfied peopleTunyan on situation in Kirants: There are always satisfied and  dissatisfied people
MP from ruling party:  issue of power change cannot even be subject  of discussionMP from ruling party:  issue of power change cannot even be subject  of discussion
Lukashenko, Aliyev visit occupied territories of ArtsakhLukashenko, Aliyev visit occupied territories of Artsakh
Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies condemns de-Armenization of Artsakh by  AzerbaijanLuxembourg Chamber of Deputies condemns de-Armenization of Artsakh by  Azerbaijan
Mirzoyan: With help of int`l community, Armenian Government has taken  necessary measures to meet short-term needs of refugees from ArtsakhMirzoyan: With help of int`l community, Armenian Government has taken  necessary measures to meet short-term needs of refugees from Artsakh
Vardanyan family calls on int`l community to demand for Ruben  Vardanyan`s and the 22 other Armenian prisoner unconditional releaseVardanyan family calls on int`l community to demand for Ruben  Vardanyan`s and the 22 other Armenian prisoner unconditional release
Yerevan highlights CEPA implementation Yerevan highlights CEPA implementation 
Opinion: Lukashenko`s statements in Baku clearly demonstrate results  of Armenian, Azerbaijani diplomacy work Opinion: Lukashenko`s statements in Baku clearly demonstrate results  of Armenian, Azerbaijani diplomacy work 
RA Security Council Sec gives manipulative answer question about to  Russian border guards` presence on Armenian-Iranian, Armenian-Turkish  border  RA Security Council Sec gives manipulative answer question about to  Russian border guards` presence on Armenian-Iranian, Armenian-Turkish  border  
Armenia, Jordan against any changes in status quo of Old City of  Jerusalem Armenia, Jordan against any changes in status quo of Old City of  Jerusalem 
Turkish president, Georgian premier support peace in South Caucasus Turkish president, Georgian premier support peace in South Caucasus 
UJA draws international attention to violence against journalists UJA draws international attention to violence against journalists 
Tavush for Motherland movement not sponsored from outside - expert Tavush for Motherland movement not sponsored from outside - expert 
Border delimitation process successful - Armen GrigoryanBorder delimitation process successful - Armen Grigoryan
Gnel Sanosyan`s press office: Attributing  mansion to minister and  looking for manifestations of corruption are futile attemptsGnel Sanosyan`s press office: Attributing  mansion to minister and  looking for manifestations of corruption are futile attempts
Idram Junior and Koreez signed a memorandum of cooperationIdram Junior and Koreez signed a memorandum of cooperation
During the 33rd EBRD Business Forum, Ardshinbank hosted a panel discussion on economic and trade sanctions.During the 33rd EBRD Business Forum, Ardshinbank hosted a panel discussion on economic and trade sanctions.
Bagrat Srbazan: There is no alternative to resignation of current  government in ArmeniaBagrat Srbazan: There is no alternative to resignation of current  government in Armenia
Five Human Rights Defenders Initiative reports on illegal police  actions against citizens detained during protests in YerevanFive Human Rights Defenders Initiative reports on illegal police  actions against citizens detained during protests in Yerevan
Residents of border village of Kirants closed road to Georgia,  protesting border delimitation commission`s decisionsResidents of border village of Kirants closed road to Georgia,  protesting border delimitation commission`s decisions
Armenian FM meets with CoE Sec Gen in StrasbourgArmenian FM meets with CoE Sec Gen in Strasbourg
Investigative Committee of Armenia opens criminal case on police  actions in KirantsInvestigative Committee of Armenia opens criminal case on police  actions in Kirants
Azerbaijani puppet court extends illegal arrest of Ruben Vardanyan  for another 5 monthsAzerbaijani puppet court extends illegal arrest of Ruben Vardanyan  for another 5 months
Kakha Kaladze: Can you imagine our foreign minister would give speech at opposition rally let`s say, in Yerevan? Kakha Kaladze: Can you imagine our foreign minister would give speech at opposition rally let`s say, in Yerevan? 
Garnik Danielyan: Garnik Danielyan: "In this transition period,  Bagrat Srbazan is the  most acceptable candidate for premier post for me"
Mher Grigoryan: Baku is inclined to continue border delimitation  process in same format and with same algorithmMher Grigoryan: Baku is inclined to continue border delimitation  process in same format and with same algorithm
Armenia joins Oviedo ConventionArmenia joins Oviedo Convention
Border passes where it passes: Pashinyan spoke about Yerevan`s  principles and possible problems during delimitationBorder passes where it passes: Pashinyan spoke about Yerevan`s  principles and possible problems during delimitation
EU pursuing its own interests in South Caucasus - expert EU pursuing its own interests in South Caucasus - expert 
Russian expert on cleaning within Turkish Ministry of Internal  AffairsRussian expert on cleaning within Turkish Ministry of Internal  Affairs
Tavush for Motherland movement resumes protests Tavush for Motherland movement resumes protests 
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Viktor Krivopuskov: The matter of choice is always tempting
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:48

Mr.Krivopuskov, you are a diplomat, public figure, scientist, political expert and historian spending much time on studying and developing the Armenian-Russian relations. You are the author of well-known books, such as “Rebellious Karabakh” and “Armenia, Armenia...: 200 questions-200 answers about the country and the people since biblical times to modern days”. Today Armenia faces an “interim choice” – to initial and sign the Association Agreement with the EU or to start a re-integration process within the post-Soviet space around the idea of the Eurasian Union. Actually, history has repeatedly thrown Armenia into a dilemma. Today, also, the formula “either…or” is perceived in Armenia more seriously than the formula “both…and”.    

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Andrey Epifantsev: Moscow will not become a style setter fin the relations with Europeanized Armenia
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:46

One of the pro-Kremlin Russian political exports has recently said that Armenia has stopped being Russia’s  reliable ally. Do you share such a point of view? What grounds and possible consequences does it have?

To be honest, I should say that the point was not about that. The point is that  Armenia's European integration process is certainly leading to a certain conflict of interests with Russia. Russia and the EU are competing policy-makers and have different interests. It is impossible to be involved in both of them simultaneously the way it was impossible to simultaneously be a member of NATO and Department of Internal Affairs during the Soviet time. Armenia's initialing the Association Agreement with the EU means that Yerevan will delegate the major part of its powers to the West, switch to Western standards, get flooded with duty-free Western products, etc. If Russia maintains the current level of relations with Armenia, as well as the current level of its participation in Armenia's affairs and its current support to Armenia, it will find itself in a foolish situation running counter to its interests. In this case, for an unknown reason, Russia will have to be under serious obligations and help its competitor: defend it, ensure its political interests in the disputed territory, provide it with cheap energy resources, free arms, finance its economy, host its labor migrants, etc. The world knows no examples of such absurd relations and I am sure that Moscow will not become a "trendsetter" here. No one denies Armenia's right to participate in any integration processes. But no one deprives Russia of the right to react to the changes in the situation. Naturally, under the new conditions, Armenia will be unable to remain the strategic ally of Russia and Moscow will have to considerably decline our countries' relations to the level of ordinary good-neighborly relations. In practice, this may result in denunciation of the treaty on military cooperation, abandonment of obligations to defend Armenia, withdrawal of the Russian military base, transmission from "friendly" to market terms of trade, fixing of world prices of energy resources, introduction of a visa regime and return of the Armenian labor migrants to Armenia.  I think that to maintain its political influence on the South Caucasus, Russia might consider making its relations with Azerbaijan closer and changing its stance on Nagorno-Karabakh.  "However, it is for Armenia to choose the integration process.

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Newspaper: Armenian authorities are ready to make concessions in matter of Vano Siradeghyan's return to Armenia
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:37

The rumors about ex-Interior Minister of Armenia Vano Siradeghyan's return have recently become more active in Armenia, Hraparak newspaper says.       

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US diplomats: Polarized politics in Armenia, and the likely retention in Azerbaijan of an autocrat whose legitimacy is declining, will impede compromises to reach a peace settlement of the Karabakh conflict
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:36

 Russia is pressuring its neighbors to join the Eurasian Economic Community. the article by the American diplomats "Choices for the South Caucasus", published in New York Times, says. 

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Speaker of Armenian parliament: There was no discussion about transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:35

Over yesterday's briefing with journalists held in the Administration of the Armavir region of Armenia, Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly, Hovik Abrahamyan, touched on the problem of the constitutional reforms. 

"There was no discussion about transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government. David Harutyunyan said about that for quite another purpose, I talked to him. Simply, the press interpreted his words in such a way. Anyway, nothing may be ruled out. But the issue of transition from the presidential to the parliamentary system of government was not discussed", - Abrahamyan said. "As for the constitutional reforms, if you remember, we offered Mr Raffi Hovannisian to head the commission for constitutional reforms", he added.
Asked by one of journalists which system of government is more effective in Armenia - presidential or parliamentary, Abrahamyan replied: "It should be discussed, but I think that the present system has been acting quite normal". 
Asked which option of integration is stemming from the interests of Armenia - the European or Eurasian one, the speaker replied: "First of all the interests of our country and people are very much important to us. This will become the initial stage", Radio Liberty reported.

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Raffi Hovannisian refuses president's position
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:33

 "I don't need the president's position, I only need priority of the law in Armenia, the legal community and the president, whoever he is, elected by the people", - the leader of the opposition "Heritage" party, Raffi Hovannisian, said during the meeting with Vanadzor residents, Radio Liberty reported. 

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Young people from conflict zones to meet in Batumi
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:32

 Turan -Arminfo. European Movement Azerbaijan (EM Azerbaijan) announces call for participants to the training session "Seeds of Confidence" to be conducted on September 13-14, 2013, in Batumi, Georgia. 

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Karabakh war veterans announce about setting up of militia
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:31

 Karabakh war veterans, which have been holding rallies for more than 30 days at the Liberty Square every Thursday, announce about setting up of militia, which will unite Yerevan residents and the residents of the regions around itself  and in case of necessity will prevent failure of Armenia through the regime change, Karabakh war veteran, Khachik Avetisyan, told Radio Liberty.  

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Vice-speaker of Armenian parliament highly appreciates the visit by Russian public figures to Karabakh
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:29

 Vice speaker of the Armenian parliament Edward Sharmazanov yesterday received a group of Russian journalists and public figures who had visited Artsakh: Anna Chapman, Yekaterina Panina, Sergei Karnaukhov, Irina Polmacheva, Pavel Sigal, and Chairman of Russian-Armenian Cooperation NGO Yuri Navoyan. 

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NKR Foreign Ministry: Azerbaijan has stared using a new propaganda trick
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:27

Azerbaijan, whose attempts to abort the negotiation process for the peaceful settlement of the conflict between Azerbaijan and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR) are becoming more evident, has resorted to new propaganda tricks, NKR Foreign Ministry said in a statement. 
The July 19, 2013 letter of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan to the UN Secretary General (circulated in the UN as a document A/67/952-S/2013/478 on August 13, 2013) is a vivid manifestation of such a policy of Azerbaijan.  

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Civic movement "Let's save the monument from the oligarch" demands that Police should ensure activists' security in case of possible provocations
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:14

The civic movement "Let's save the monument from the oligarch" demands that the Police of Armenia should ensure the security of the activists who are going to stop the illegal construction in the area of the Indoor Market in Yerevan on August 31. 

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Police detain several participants in protest action near Indoor Market in Yerevan
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:10

The police have detained several participants in the protest action near the Indoor Market in Yerevan. ArmInfo's correspondent reports from the scene that the action is still going on, the police have managed to separate the activists and the crowd of the so-called "local residents". To note, those who introduce themselves as "local residents" support the construction of the supermarket in the area of the Indoor Market.

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Situation in front of Indoor Market of Yerevan is tense
 Saturday, August 31 2013 13:10

A few dozen protesters have started their action in front of the Indoor Market of Yerevan. The protesters are discontent with the fact that despite the Armenian Culture Ministry's numerous statements about the illegality of the construction, the Indoor Market will shortly open as an ordinary supermarket.     

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Armenia's deputy defence minister: Armenia transferred an Azerbaijani war prisoner to the third country
 Friday, August 30 2013 16:42

On the 30th August of 2013 the 1st Deputy Minister of Defence of the Republic of Armenia Davit Tonoyan met with the Head of ICRC Delegation to Armenia Lorenzo CaraffI. Mr. Tonoyan informed his interlocutor that faithful to international commitments of RA and exhibiting devotion to Human Rights and human values, as well as taking into account unambiguous position of a former Azerbaijani citizen was transferred by a relevant international organization to the 3rd country which has granted him with refugee status.  Armenian 1st Deputy Minister of Defence asked ICRC to inform the parents and kinsmen of current refugee that he has been successfully transferred to safe, secure, prosperous and democratic state, where nothing threatens his life.       

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Credit portfolio of Areximbank-Gasprombank Group up 5,5% for the first half of 2013
 Friday, August 30 2013 16:38

Credit portfolio of Areximbank-Gasprombank Group up 5,5% (or more than 5 billion drams) for the first half of 2013 - up to 97.4 billion drams. As press-service of the bank reported, the share of the credit portfolio was 76,6% in the structure of assets. 

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Action for the support of ARMENIA Today Coordinator Argishti Kiviryan held near building of Armenian Prosecutor General's Office
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:32

 An action for the support of ARMENIA Today Coordinator Argishti Kiviryan was held near the building of Armenian Prosecutor General's Office on Friday. Argishti Kiviryan was summoned to the Special Investigation Service for questioning on Aug 30. The demonstrators were holing posters saying "Argishti, we support you!", "Armenia needs no prisoners", "Keep your hands off Argishti Kiviryan", as well as the photos of Kiviryan severely beaten by the police.       

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Activists prepare to storm Indoor Market
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:30

The civil movement "Let's save the monument from the oligarch" is going to intensify the fight for maintenance of the Indoor Market. 

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Argishti Kiviryan refuses to give testimony and challenges the investigator
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:29

During the Aug 30 questioning at the Special Investigation Service of Armenia, ARMENIA Today Coordinator, civil activist Argishti Kiviryan refused to give any testimony and challenged the investigator. He pointed out that the Investigation Service did not let his lawyers be present at the question.  

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New academic year to start with parade against hiking of tuition fee
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:28

 The new academic year will start with a parade against hiking of tuition fee, initiated by the Student's Union of ARFD "Nikol Agbalyan". 
As chairman of the union Gerasim Vardanyan told journalists today, the parade will start from Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction. Agrarian University, Medical University, Economic University and Yerevan State University will join the parade the final point of which is the government building, where students are going to pass a letter with a demand to annul the decision to hike tuition fee. 
To recall, starting the new academic year the tuition fee in Armenia's universities grew by 80-200 thsd drams. 

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Civil movements in Armenia gradually oust parties from real politics
 Friday, August 30 2013 13:27

The civil movements in Armenia are gradually ousting the political parties from the real political processes, Tigran Khzmalyan, film director, member of the Preparliament initiative, said at today's press conference.  

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