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Yerevan Municipality Boast: One Square Mile of Roadway Asphalted in Two Years

Under the heading “The Day’s Fact”, the Yerevan Municipality claims to have asphalted 2.5 million square meters (1,553 miles) of roadway in the Armenian capital from 2012 to 2014.

Educating for a Better Future

I imagine a world free of violence and oppression, where living things co-exist in a beautiful cacophony, and where compassion guides our actions and words. It may sound utopian, but I believe that the process of education can...

Two Police Officers Extradited from Romania to Turkey, Arrested on Arrival

Two former police officers accused of wiretapping Turkey’s President Erdogan were arrested late on Saturday at Istanbul airport after being extradited from Bucharest, Romania.

Artsakh Refutes Baku's Claim That Five Armenian Soldiers Killed

The Artsakh Ministry of Defense today refuted allegations appearing in the Azerbaijani press that five Armenian soldiers were killed in heavy clashes.

Romania: Former Finance Minister Questioned over Picasso and Warhol Collection

Former finance minister Darius Valcov was interrogated by Romania’s anti-corruption agency on Friday after the discovery of a hoard of 101 works of art allegedly belonging to him.

Spectator Stabbed at “100th Centennial Without the Regime” Rally in Gyumri

A spectator at today’s “100th Centennial Without the Regime” rally was stabbed after he chased down a group of youths who were heckling speakers and throwing eggs.

United States: Three Million Reward for Suspected Carder.su Kingpin and Accomplice

The US Department of State has announced US$ 3 million in rewards for tips that would help them arrest two alleged leaders of an online cybercrime syndicate responsible for US$ 50 million of financial losses worldwide.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Bosnic Recruited our Sons to IS, Say Witnesses

Wahhabi leader Bilal Bosnic recruited a young man to fight for the Islamic State after hiring the boy to tend his sheep, a court in Bosnia has heard.

$4,110 Dinner: Armenia’s Honorary Consul to Estonia Is Also in the Catering Biz

Many government offices are clients of Ghukasyan’s catering and lunch services. They include the Yerevan Municipality, the Prosecutor General’s Office, the RA Police, the Holy See of Etchmiadzin, the Central Bank of Armenia,...

Cross-Border Bust: 78 Arrested for Shuttling Migrants from Kosovo to EU Countries

Nearly 400 law enforcement officials have collaborated to make 78 arrests in a cross-border effort to bust a huge human trafficking ring.

Drop in World Copper Price Hurts Armenia’s Economy

In January 2014, the international price of copper stood at US$ 7,500 per ton. By January of this year it had dropped to $5,500.

Ukraine: Live on TV – Two Officials Arrested for Corruption

Two Ukrainian officials suspected of high-level corruption have been arrested during a government meeting being aired live on TV.

Central America: Journalists Launch New Database of Controversial Figures

Journalists in Mexico and Central America have created a groundbreaking new database compiling information on leading controversial figures, or persons of interest to the media, including persons involved in drug trafficking,...

Azerbaijan: Khadija Ismayilova Allowed to See Family for First Time in Months

Khadija Ismayilova, the investigative journalist jailed in Azerbaijan, has been allowed to see her family for the first time since her December arrest.

French Minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem Opens Armenian Genocide Symposium at Sorbonne

On March 25, the French Minister of National Education and Research, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, opened a three day symposium at the prestigious Sorbonne University (Paris) on the theme "The Armenian Genocide: 100 Years of Research."

Top Armenian Official Enjoys Banana Monopoly: He Imported 12 Tons in 2014

Now, let’s take a look at the amount of bananas Mihran Poghosyan, who enjoys a monopoly over the fruit, imports to Armenia.

MP Hrant Bagratyan - 'Punish Those Responsible for Armenia's Dire Economic Situation'

Hrant Bagratyan, a former Armenian prime minister who now serves as an Armenian National Congress (HAK) MP, criticized the government for not taking action to save the economy from destruction.

The Armenian General Benevolent Union Hosts its 88th General Assembly in Yerevan

On April 4, 2015, more than 300 delegates of the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) will participate in the 88th General Assembly at the Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts (Matenadaran) in Yerevan, Armenia.

Wounded Armenian Solider Dies in Artsakh Hospital

Samvel Hakobyan, one of the four Armenian soldiers wounded while repulsing an Azerbaijani incursion on the morning of March 19, died earlier today while being treated at the Stepanakert Central Military Hospital according to...

Minister Backs Flour Enrichment Program; Points to Anemia Rise in Childbearing Aged Women

In response to a question posed by a Prosperous Armenia Party MP, Minister of Health Armen Muradyan quoted figures that the number of anemic women of childbearing age had doubled from 12% in 2000 to 24% in 2005.

Average Monthly Salary in Armenia is $364

The nominal average monthly salary in Armenia last month was 173,000 AMD (US$364), up 11% from the same period last year, according to the country’s National Statistical Service.

Service Sector Rates Up 3.2% in Armenia

From January 2014 to January 2015, rates for services in Armenia rose by 3.2% according to the country’s National Statistical Service (NSS).

5,000 Athletes from Abroad Expected to Participate in 6th Pan-Armenian Games

The Armenian government today held a meeting regarding this summer’s 6th annual Pan-Armenian Games to be held in the country from August 2-13.

Turkey: It’s Hard to be a Hero, says Journalism Group as Dozens of Reporters Sued

More than 60 journalists have been targeted by 100 lawsuits since a corruption probe incriminated government ministers in 2013, according to a prominent member of the Turkish Journalism Association (TGC).

Brazil: Ruling Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari Will be Tried over Petrobras Scandal

The treasurer of Brazil’s ruling party Joao Vaccari will go to trial on corruption and money-laundering charges, according to court papers revealed on Monday.