317 Communities in Armenia to Hold Local Elections in September

Hetq.am22 min ago

Local elections are scheduled for September 18 in 317 communities throughout the provinces of Aragatzotn, Ararat, Armavir, Syunik and Tavoush in Armenia.

Azerbaijan Violates Karabakh Ceasefire 25 Times Last Night

Hetq.am5 hours ago

Azerbaijan violated the Karabakh LoC ceasefire more than 25 times last night, firing some 370 rounds of various caliber weapons, this according to the NKR Ministry of Defense.

470 Children Born in Yerevan in One Week

Hetq.am6 hours ago

254 boys and 216 girls were born in Yerevan maternity wards during August 12-18, this according to the Yerevan Municipality.

Demonstration: Free Garo Yegnukian

Hetq.am7 hours ago

A demonstration demanding the release of jailed Founding Parliament member Garo Yegnukian will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, outside the Prosecutor General’s Office in Yerevan.

Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Environment Washes Hands of Tanzania Monkey Trafficking Case

Hetq.am7 hours ago

Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Nature Protection Khachik Hakobyan employed legalese to argue that the ministry could play no part in the case involving two Armenian brothers arrested on March 23 in Tanzania when they attempted to...

HayAntar Head Says More Resources are Needed to Fight Illegal Felling

Hetq.am1 day ago

Of the 68 case files regarding illegal felling of 420 trees compiled in the first half of 2016, 21 have been sent to the police and 47 to the ministry of nature protection for follow-up.

Working for the Banks: 70% of Tzater Village Residents in Debt

Hetq.am1 day ago

83-year-old Serob Virabyan has four children, but the blacksmith now lives by himself in the village of Tzater, in Armenia’s northern Lori Province.

Human Rights Defender Raises Alarm: Daily Medical Care for Sasna Dzrer Injured Stopped

Hetq.am1 day ago

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (HRD) says that round-the-clock care by medical professionals for injured members of the Sasna Dzrer armed group at the convicts’ hospital has been stopped.

Strengthening co-operation between Armenian police and civil society highlighted in meeting between police and OSCE Office in Yerevan

Hetq.am2 days ago

On 18 August 2016 the Head of the OSCE Office in Yerevan Argo Avakov met with the Deputy Head of the Armenian Police Vardan Yeghiazaryan to discuss developments related to the 17 July seizure of the Erebuni police compound in...

Bosnian Standoff: Serb Leaders Trade Accusations Amid Corruption Probes

Hetq.am2 days ago

The casual, obscenity-laden telephone transcript splashed in Bosnian media at the start of this month appeared to reveal a startling act: One of the country’s most powerful politicians being told that he was protected from major...

United Kingdom: One Tonne of Cocaine Seized at Sea

Hetq.am2 days ago

British authorities intercepted a fishing trawler off the southwest coast of England on Thursday, finding more than a tonne of cocaine and arresting three men, the country’s National Crime Agency (NCA) said.

Artsakh President and Armenia Defense Minister Meet in Stepanakert

Hetq.am2 days ago

Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan discussed military issues with visiting Armenia Minister of Defense Seyran Ohanyan in Stepanakert today, according to the NKR presidential website.

Karvatchar, Artsakh - Love and Disappointment Under One Roof

Hetq.am2 days ago

Taking advantage of a resettlement plan, the Virabyan family from the town of Charentsavan in Armenia moved to the village of Nor (New) Verinshen in the Nor Shahumyan district of Artsakh.

Police Officials Charged with Abuse of Power, Hindering Reporters During Electric Yerevan Protests

Hetq.am2 days ago

Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) has announced that a number of police officials have been found guilty of abusing their powers and hindering reporters covering the Electric Yerevan protests on June 23, 2015.

“Barev Yerevan’s” Sanasaryan Freed on $1,050 Bail

Hetq.am5 days ago

Armenia’s Appeals Court today decided to release Davit Sanasaryan, a member of the Barev Yerevan faction in Yerevan’s Municipal Council now in pre-trial detention, if he can pay 500,000 AMD ($1,050) in bail.