Hetq.am

US: Woman Sues DEA Over Facebook Impersonation

Hetq.am 2 days ago
When Sondra Arquiett agreed to cooperate with government investigators investigating drug traffickers, she gave them access to her cell phone and all its contents. But could she have anticipated what they would do with...

Kazakhstan: Agriculture Official Sentenced To 10 Years For Taking Bribes

Hetq.am 2 days ago
A court in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Oct. 13 sentenced Muslim Umiryayev, the country’s former vice minister of agriculture, to 10 years in prison for accepting a US$ 100,000 bribe.

Armenia’s Membership in the EEU: Raises More Questions Than It Answers

Hetq.am 2 days ago
Regional integration is an extremely important decision for Armenia. As a small state, Armenia needs to expand its access to markets and lower the cost of imports.

US: Liberty Reserve Founder Pleads Not Guilty

Hetq.am 3 days ago
The founder of Liberty Reserve, a digital currency payment processing company that prosecutors say criminals used to launder US$6 billion of illicit profits, has pleaded not guilty in the US District Court in Manhattan...

Trial Begins For Ex-UBS Banker Accused Of Hiding $20 Billion In US Assets

Hetq.am 3 days ago
A former top executive of Zurich-based UBS AG, a Swiss financial services company, faces up to five years in prison for conspiracy to commit tax fraud if convicted in a trial that began Oct. 14 in Florida.

Italy: Two Tennis Players Suspected In Match-Fixing Probe

Hetq.am 3 days ago
A pair of Italian tennis players face corruption accusations after intercepted Internet and phone conversations indicate they fixed tennis matches, reports Associated Press.

Four Mining Companies Get Government OK for $200 Million Tailings Recycling Program

Hetq.am 4 days ago
The Armenian government today gave a preliminary green light for a US$200 million tailings recycling program purposed by four mining companies – Cronimet Mining, Zangezur Copper-Molybdenum Combine CJSC, VSEI...

Armenia's Vice PM Resigns; To Enter Private Sector

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Gevorgyan, who also serves as Armenia’s Minister of Territorial Administration, told Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan that he’s decided to leave government service to pursue a career in the private sector.

Historian Claude Mutafian: The Old and New Diasporas Have Yet to Reconcile

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Mutafian condemned the inequitable distribution of wealth in Armenia which favors the rich, adding that better governance would greatly improve the socio-economic situation in the country.

Prime Minister's Son to Open Largest Shopping Center in Artashat

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Argam Abrahamyan, son of Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan, is gearing up to open the largest shopping plaza in the town of Artashat on October 30.

Bag a Wolf and Receive $244 Per Hide

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Hunters who have ‘bagged’ a wolf under a $49,00 Armenian government culling program, ostensibly to maintain an healthy ecological balance of the wolf population, can now take the hides to the National Academy of...

Catholicos Aram I Travels to Iran

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Catholicos Aram I left for Iran this morning to visit the churches and schools under the administrative jurisdiction of the Great House of Cilicia.

US: Ex-Mayor Sentenced To 44 Months For Taking Bribes

Hetq.am 4 days ago
A federal judge sentenced the former mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina to nearly four years in prison on Oct. 14 for taking bribes since 2009, reports Reuters.

Ukraine: Parliament Approves Anti-Corruption Measures

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Ukraine’s parliament has approved several highly-anticipated anti-corruption policies in their final session before October elections.

Goghtanik Resident Raises Alarm Regarding Neglected Bronze Age Artifacts

Hetq.am 4 days ago
Arman Nazaryan, a resident of the Goghtanik village in Armenia’s Vayots Dzor province, was so concerned that a number of neglected stone crosses and tombstones he’s come across might be historically valuable, that’s...

Vanadzor's 2015 "Survival Budget": Only 50 People Show Up at Public Hearing

Hetq.am 5 days ago
Of the fifty people who showed up at yesterday’s public hearing regarding the proposed 2015 budget of Vanadzor, Armenia’s third largest city, thirty were municipal employees.

Armenia's Eurasian Accession; Security Guarantee the Game Changer

Hetq.am 6 days ago
On Friday, 10 October, Armenia officially joined the Eurasian Customs Union. It was more than a year ago since the Caucasus country made its fateful decision to join the Moscow-backed union and to turn down a potential...

Artsakh State University and Belgium’s Catholic University of Leuven Have Signed a Declaration of Cooperation

Hetq.am 6 days ago
On October 13, the Artsakh State University and Belgium's Catholic University of Leuven signed a Declaration of Cooperation in Stepanakert.

Russia's "Dirty" $20 Billion: Follow The Money, Follow The Banker

Hetq.am 6 days ago
When US$ 20 billion in dirty money swirled out of Russia and into Europe in one of the biggest money laundering operations yet uncovered in Eastern Europe, investigators in Moldova and Russia set to work to track down...

Malta Ambassador Presents Credentials to President Sargsyan

Hetq.am 6 days ago
Pierre Clive Agius, Malta’s newly appointed ambassador to Armenia, presented his credentials to President Saerzh Sargsyan earlier today.

Armenia’s Entry into Eurasian Union: Price Rises in Sugar, Medicines, Cars and Even Toilet Paper !

Hetq.am 6 days ago
The following five minute film (in Armenian), prepared by the Union of Informed Citizens, argues that some 7,000 items will increase in price, sooner or later, due to Armenia’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union.

Iraq: US Official Tracks Missing Money To Lebanon

Hetq.am 6 days ago
In the chaotic days after the fall of Saddam Hussein, nearly US$ 20 billion was sent from the US to Iraq, to be used to help reconstruct the war-torn country. Some of it went missing.

Kleptocracy: Veep Must Return $30 Million, Michael Jackson Memorabilia

Hetq.am 6 days ago
The vice president of Equatorial Guinea has agreed to hand over more than US$ 30 million worth of property including Michael Jackson memorabilia to the US government.

World-famous soprano Montserrat Caballe is back in Artsakh

Hetq.am 6 days ago
On October 12, world-famous soprano Montserrat Caballe arrived in Artsakh. On October 14, the singer will give an exclusive concert at Stepanakert Renaissance square, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the cease-...

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund constructing a school in Artsakh’s Sos Village

Hetq.am 1 week ago
After years of making do with a dilapidated school, the village of Sos, in Artsakh’s Martuni Region, is set to have a new, modern campus, to be built by the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund. The construction of the new...

"Invest in Armenia and Make Money", Armenian PM Guarantees Washington DC Community Reps

Hetq.am 1 week ago
Abrahamyan told the group that his government was extending a hand of cooperation to the community and was putting into place a number of measures designed to facilitate the possibility of profitable investment in...

Anadolu Group Launches $200 Million Hydro-Electric Plant in Javakhk; Electricity Destined for Turkey

Hetq.am 1 week ago
The Turkish-based multinationalAnadolu Group officially launched the operation at its US$200 million Paravani hydro-electric plant in the Armenian-populated Javakhk region of Georgia.

Special Forces Unit "Snatches" Yerevan Street Art Activist for Questioning

Hetq.am 1 week ago
A group of 10-15 red beret “special forces” swopped down on Counter Strike street art group member Artak Gevorgyan earlier this evening on a Yerevan street and pushed him into a waiting car where the young activist...

Hackers Using Malware To Steal Millions From ATM’s

Hetq.am 1 week ago
ATM machines are being targeted by cyber-criminals using malware to steal millions of dollars around the globe.

UK: Two Sentenced In Major Heroin Smuggling Case

Hetq.am 1 week ago
The Crown Court in Luton, a large town north of London, has sentenced two men convicted of conspiracy to import 230 kg (507 lbs) of heroin into the United Kingdom (UK).