ArmInfo. Armenia stands ready to cooperate with all interested parties to recover ancestral presence of Christians in the Middle East. This was stated by Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, speaking at a ministerial conference on religious freedom in Washington.
ArmInfo.The High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs under the Prime Minister of Armenia, Zareh Sinanyan, took part in an enlarged meeting of the Board of the All-Russian public organization Union of Armenians of Russia, which took place on July 18 in the Union's Youth Center building.
ArmInfo.Representatives of the Ombudsman's Office of Armenia made a visit to the "Nubarashen" penitentiary institution without prior notification. According to the report, the visit was made on the basis of complaints addressed to the Ombudsman, including complaints from one of those arrested who went on an indefinite hunger strike.
ArmInfo. The number of registered persons with disabilities in Armenia increased by 3,000 compared with last year. This was announced at a press conference on July 18 by Head of the Department of Disabled and Elderly Artur Kesoyan .
ArmInfo. After the evening clashes that took place on July 17 in Ijevan, the police detained 19 people. The head of the Armenian police Valery Osipyan, who arrived in Ijevan to keep the situation under personal control, said this in an interview with journalists. To recall, the residents of Ijevan, engaged in illegal logging, blocked the road of interstate significance, demanding the removal of stationary posts that monitor cases of illegal logging. As a result, hundreds of cars were blocked.
ArmInfo. Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, who is on a visit to Washington to attend the second ministerial conference on freedom of religion, met yesterday with the US Acting Assistant Secretary of European and Eurasian Affairs Philip Reeker.
ArmInfo. In the Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee in Kotayk region, preliminary investigation continues on a criminal case on the fact of embezzlement from a jewelry company on a large scale. A private entrepreneur has been charged.
ArmInfo.The office of the Deputy President of the National Assembly, Vahe Enfiajyan, announces holding of a meeting of the working group on the preparation of a legislative initiative providing for stricter responsibility for traffic offenses. This is stated in the statement of Enfiajyan's office, distributed on Monday, July 15, in connection with the recently fatal accidents that have become more frequent in Armenia.
ArmInfo. Employees of the tourist units of Lake Sevan began to protest on July 15, blocking the Yerevan-Sevan highway and part of the roads leading to the village of Gagarin, bypassing the lake.