- 16:03 | Armenia Armenia must actively publish translations of literary works on Armenian Genocide – expert
The topic of Armenian Genocide is presented more soberly in modern literature, literary critic Arkmenik Nikoghosyan says.
- 14:53 | Armenia Hovik Abrahamyan to travel to Geneva
A delegation led by speaker of Armenian National Assembly Hovik Abrahamyan will visit Geneva to attend the 130th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on March 17-19.
- 14:39 | Armenia Former ANC member says only two non-coalition factions will continue cooperation
“Only two forces will continue cooperation as the other two parties are working with the authorities,” Gurgen Yeghiazaryan says.
- 13:56 | Region Azeri forces fire over 1,500 shots in Karabakh direction
Over 1,500 shots were fired at Karabakh’s frontline positions on March 9-15.
Source: NKR Defense Ministry
- 12:16 | Armenia No confidence date known
The four non-coalition parliamentary factions will announce no confidence in Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan on April 28.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 11:53 | Armenia PAP-Heritage meeting held in super-secret conditions
While the media were informed in advance about the previous meetings of PAP and received comments following the meetings, its meeting with Heritage was held in secret conditions.
- 09:08 | In the world Deadly clashes in east Ukraine ahead of Crimea vote
Two people have been killed in clashes between pro-Ukrainian and pro-Russian activists in Ukraine's eastern city of Kharkiv.
- 09:02 | In the world Putin tells U.N. chief that Crimean vote entirely legal
In a telephone conversation with U.N. Secretary Ban Ki-moon, Putin "underscored that the decision to conduct (the referendum) fully corresponds to the norms of international law and the U.N. Charter.
- 08:56 | In the world Blast near college in Pakistan kills 10
A bomb exploded near a passing bus in the southwestern Pakistan city of Quetta on Friday afternoon, killing 10 people and injuring 35 others.
- 08:52 | In the world Quake hits Andaman, Nicobar Islands
The 5.5 magnitude quake happened in the south Andaman Sea about 110 kilometers southeast of Mohean on Katchal Island, one of the Nicobar Islands.
- 08:47 | In the world No Ukraine accord in US-Russia talks
Russia and the US have "no common vision" on the crisis in Ukraine, Russia's foreign minister has said, after talks with his US counterpart.
- 08:41 | In the world Plane mystery enters second week
A huge international operation is continuing to try to find the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 - one week after the plane with 239 people disappeared.
- 18:08 | Armenia Non-coalition forces to develop roadmap for government’s resignation
“We will prove that there is no other way out except the resignation of government,” member of Prosperous Armenia Party parliamentary faction Stepan Margaryan told a press briefing.
- 16:27 | Armenia Aronian beats Mamedyarov in Candidates Tournament round 2
Viswanathan Anand vs Veselin Topalov game ended in a draw; Peter Svidler beat Dmitry Andreikin.
- 16:26 | Armenia Varuzhan Akobian finishes 2nd at Dallas Open
Armenian GM Varuzhan Akobian (U.S.) scored 7 points out of 9 to share 1st-2nd places together with GM Bartlomiej Macieja (Poland) at the open chess tournament held in Dallas, U.S.
- 15:31 | Region Harutyun Kushkyan appointed NKR Health Minister
Nagorno-Karabakh President Bako Sahakyan signed a decree relieving Zoya Lazaryan of her position as NKR Minister of Health at her own request.
Source: presidential press service
- 14:29 | Armenia Heritage: We are in favor of complete change of power
The MP reaffirmed his earlier statement that during the negotiations on a single platform Prosperous Armenia Party behaved as a “real opposition party.”
- 12:21 | Armenia Armenian Deputy PM to participate in CIS Economic Council session
The session will discuss economic cooperation in various areas between the CIS member states.
Source: Territorial Administration Ministry
- 11:53 | Armenia New Public Council to be regulated by law
The term of operation of Armenia’s Public Council headed by Vazgen Manukyan expires in June.
- 11:52 | Armenia Tsarukyan to meet with Heritage representatives
Heritage parliamentary faction head Ruben Hakobyan told Haykakan Zhamanak that they received an invitation and are currently discussing the date and format.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 11:39 | Armenia Samvel Alexanyan exports whiskey to Iraqi Kurdistan
In January alone, it exported about 200,000 liters of whiskey.
Source: Chorrord Ishkhanutyun
- 10:43 | Armenia ‘I am against’ movement to stage sit-down strike?
‘I am against’ civil movement may stage a five-day sit-down strike after the March 22 rally until the Constitutional Court announces its decision on the compulsory component of the pension law.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 10:42 | Armenia Black ice reported on roads in Kotayk
It is snowing in Talin, Sevan, Chambarak, Sisian, Goris and Lachin.
Source: Transport Ministry
- 10:19 | Armenia Former Armavia employees in desperate situation
One of the employees told Zhoghovurd that they visited the Armavia office lately to find the office empty: neither the bookkeepers nor the financial director was there and there were no tables and chairs.
- 09:07 | In the world Observers from 21 countries to attend Crimean referendum
50 politicians and observers from 21 countries – including the United States, Israel, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Greece – have been registered to attend the referendum.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 09:02 | In the world Four criminal cases launched against Ukraine’s fugitive leader
Ukrainian prosecutors have opened more criminal cases against fugitive President Viktor Yanukovych, including on charges of unconstitutional seizure of power, extremism and money laundering.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:57 | In the world US Airways plane blows tire on takeoff
Citing initial reports, US Airways spokesman Todd Lehmacher said the commercial airliner's pilot decided to abort takeoff after the tire issue.
- 08:50 | In the world 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes in sea off Japan
The quake happened at 2:07 a.m. and was centered in the Inland Sea at a depth of 80 kilometers.
- 08:46 | In the world Focus 'shifts west' for missing jet
US officials helping with the search for Flight MH370 are "shifting focus" to the "Indian Ocean region.”
- 08:41 | In the world Ukraine crisis: Russia tells UN it does not want war
Russia's ambassador to the United Nations has told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Moscow "does not want war" with Ukraine.
- 22:00 | In the world Princess Diana leaked information about Prince Charles to the press
Clive Goodman told the phone hacking trial that Diana passed him information on the royal household and staff in an envelope sent to his office in Wapping, central London.
Source: The Independent
- 21:40 | In the world Survivors: Pope Francis saved many in dirty wars
Bergoglio's role was more ambiguous in the case of two slum priests, Orlando Yorio and Francisco Jalics: he supported their social work, but not their political activism, much less their contacts with armed revolutionaries, and he made them quit the Jesuit order, leaving them without church protection.
Source: Associated Press
- 21:28 | In the world Israeli jets return Gaza rocket fire amid talk of \'Egypt-brokered ceasefire\'
Israel answered Palestinian rocket fire with air strikes on Gaza for a second day, before a militant group claimed a ceasefire had been brokered to stop the violence.
Source: The Telegraph
- 21:15 | In the world Syria conflict anniversary: the worst refugee crisis in recent history
In three short years the country has seen a third of its population flee or become displaced in what aid agencies say is the worst humanitarian disaster in modern times.
Source: The Telegraph
- 21:08 | In the world Ukraine crisis: Russia begins new military exercises
The defence ministry in Moscow confirmed that artillery such as rocket launchers and anti-tank weapons would also be involved in the exercises.
- 21:00 | In the world Malaysia says no evidence missing plane flew hours after losing contact
Malaysian authorities said on Thursday there was no evidence that a jetliner missing for almost six days flew for hours after losing contact with air traffic controllers and continued to transmit technical data.
- 18:06 | Armenia Candidates Tournament: Aronian loses to Anand in round 1
Aronian told a news conference after the game that this is still the first round and he will try to improve his results in the next rounds.
- 17:15 | Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan, Traian Hristea discuss situation in Armenia
Leader of Armenian National Congress (ANC), first Armenian President Levon Ter-Petrosyan met with Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia Traian Hristea
- 16:48 | Armenia PAP-Heritage meeting due tomorrow
There is no decision yet on whether Heritage leader Raffi Hovannisian will head the party’s delegation.
- 16:26 | Region NKR Defense Army: Azerbaijan spreads provocative information
The spokesman stressed that frontline units of the NKR Defense Army observe the ceasefire and return fire only to suppress the enemy’s activity.
- 15:48 | In the world Ukrainian envoy: Crimea referendum illegal
“The so-called March 16 referendum on Crimea is illegal, anti-constitutional and contradicts the international norms. It is destabilizing the situation,” Ukraine’s Ambassador to Armenia Ivan Kukhta told reporters.
- 13:56 | Region State commission on organizing Roles Aghajanyan’s funeral formed in NKR
NKR President Bako Sahakyan signed a decree on forming a state commission to organize the funeral of Roles Aghajanyan.
See the details here.
- 13:21 | Region Bako Sahakyan sends condolence letter to Roles Aghajanyan’s family
"I have learnt with deep sorrow about the tragic death of our nation's deserving son, public and political figure Roles Aghajanyan,” the letter said, in part.
Read the full text here.
- 13:06 | Armenia There are three opposition forces and one alternative, Ashotyan says
The Minister noted that any democratic country may face the danger of losing power and this is connected with elections, and therefore political forces struggle to win elections.
Source: 168 Hours
- 11:40 | Armenia Samvel Alexanyan transfers $5,000 to Karen Mkrtchyan
The actor will travel to Germany this week for treatment.
Source: 168 Hours
- 11:21 | Armenia PAP-ANC meeting differed from PAP-ARFD meeting
The second meeting between Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) and Armenian National Congress (ANC) took place yesterday.
- 10:55 | Armenia Snowing in some parts of Armenia
It was snowing in some parts of Armenia – Vayk, Sisian, Goris, Meghri, Chambarak and Vardenis as well as in Saravan and Vardenyats mountain passes as of 9:30 am today.
Source: Transport Ministry
- 10:25 | Armenia 75 parties registered in Armenia as of March 11, 2014
One party was registered in 2009, four in 2011, three in 2012 and three in 2013.
- 09:08 | In the world Russian military to deploy security bots at missile bases
“In March, the Russian Strategic Missile Forces [RVSN] began testing mobile robotic systems being developed to protect key RVSN installations,” spokesman Maj. Dmitry Andreyev said.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 09:03 | In the world Ukraine to incorporate ex-protesters into new military force
A new military structure, National Guard, to be set up in Ukraine soon, will incorporate protesters, who took part in violent rallies in Kiev earlier this year.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:59 | In the world Massive explosion shakes New York
The massive explosion and fire leveled two five-story apartment buildings; at least 63 people were reported injured.
- 08:52 | In the world Israel targets '29 terror sites' in Gaza
Israel responded with heavy fire after five rockets from Gaza landed Wednesday in populated areas of southern Israel, marking "the most substantial attack" in two years against the country.
- 08:46 | In the world Obama pledges to 'stand with Ukraine'
He warned Russian President Vladimir Putin the international community "will be forced to apply costs" if Russia does not remove its troops from Crimea.
- 08:41 | In the world China in new plane 'debris' clue
Satellite images of possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 have been released on a Chinese government website.
- 19:08 | Region Turkish businesswomen demand to open border with Armenia
According to Nevin İl, chairwoman of Turkey’s Southeastern Businesswomen Association , the opening of the border with Armenia by the Turkish authorities would increase the volume of exports by 50 percent.
Source: Internet Haber
14:33 15/03/2014 » Politics
13:54 15/03/2014 » Region
11:15 15/03/2014 » Region
16:00 15/03/2014 » Culture
The topic of Armenian Genocide is presented more soberly in modern literature, literary critic Arkmenik Nikoghosyan says. At a meeting with reporters, the expert stressed the importance of literary works on the subject of Armenian Genocide, noting that justice can be achieved through literature as well. “Literary works of Armenian writers on the subject of Armenian Genocide must be translated and spread all over the world,” said the literary critic. The Armenian ...
15:30 15/03/2014 » Law
UN monitors will investigate all cases of human rights violations in Ukraine, no matter who the perpetrators are, a senior UN official said on Friday, according to RIA Novosti. Speaking via video conference from Kiev, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic announced to reporters in New York the immediate deployment of a UN monitoring team throughout Ukraine. Its mission will be to help establish the facts surrounding alleged human rights violations, including in ...
15:23 15/03/2014 » Politics
Slovak citizens are voting in a presidential election, choosing among 14 candidates to succeed Ivan Gasparovic in a largely ceremonial post, The Associated Press reported. Left-leaning Prime Minister Robert Fico is a favorite in Saturday's balloting. The 49-year-old heads Slovakia's dominant SMER-Social Democracy party. He led it to a landslide victory in 2012 that allowed the party to govern alone — a first for Slovakia. Fico's major challenger is Andrej Kiska, the 51-year-old ...
15:14 15/03/2014 » Society
Six Egyptian soldiers have been killed by gunmen at a checkpoint in the northern Cairo suburb of Shubra al-Khayma, the BBC reported, citing state media. A security official said two bombs left behind by the attackers had been defused. The violence comes two days after another soldier was shot dead in an attack on an army bus in eastern Cairo. There has been an upsurge in violence since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi last July. The military has accused Mr ...
14:51 15/03/2014 » Politics
A delegation led by speaker of Armenian National Assembly Hovik Abrahamyan will visit Geneva to attend the 130th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on March 17-19, the press service of Armenian parliament reports. The Armenian delegation includes MPs Karen Chshmarityan, Heghine Bisharyan and Karine Achemyan. Hovik Abrahamyan will deliver a speech at the Assembly. He will also hold a number of bilateral meetings in Geneva.
14:45 15/03/2014 » Society
Azerbaijan should immediately and unconditionally release two political leaders who have been behind bars for more than a year on fabricated charges, Amnesty International said. The statement can be found on the site of the organization. Amnesty International notes that on 17 March, the Shaki District Court is expected to announce the verdict against Tofig Yagublu and Ilgar Mammadov – two prisoners of conscience who were arrested more than a year ago after they observed riots in ...
14:33 15/03/2014 » Politics
Only two of the four non-coalition parliamentary factions will continue cooperation, former member of Armenian National Congress (ANC) Gurgen Yeghiazaryan says. Prosperous Armenia Party, Armenian National Congress, ARFD and Heritage are holding political consultations as part of the proposal made by Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) leader Gagik Tsarukyan at the PAP Congress last month for a roadmap for forming a joint political and economic agenda. “Only two forces will continue ...
13:54 15/03/2014 » Society
The Azeri side violated the ceasefire at the Line of Contact between Nagorno-Karabakh’s and Azerbaijan’s troops about 250 times on March 9-15, with over 1,500 shots fired at Karabakh’s frontline positions, the press service of NKR Defense Ministry reports. The Armenian forces observed the ceasefire, confidently performing their military duties.
13:03 15/03/2014 » Topic of the day
March 15 is the birthday of famous Armenian clown and actor Leonid Yengibarov. He would have turned 79 today. Leonid Yengibarov was born in Moscow to an Armenian father and a Russian mother. He started his career as a boxer. In 1955, he joined the State School of Circus Art, Clownship department. After graduation in 1959, he moved to Yerevan and joined the Armenian state circus. He was one of the first Soviet clowns to create the poetic, intellectual clownery, which ...
12:13 15/03/2014 » Politics
The four non-coalition parliamentary factions will announce no confidence in Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan on April 28, Haykakan Zhamanak writes. They will make a joint statement on March 20. Public discussions will take place on April 20-25. Protests will be staged near the parliament building on April 28-29.
11:49 15/03/2014 » Politics
Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) and Heritage party leaders Gagik Tsarukyan and Raffi Hovannisian met yesterday in super-secret conditions, Zhamanak writes. While the media were informed in advance about the previous meetings of PAP and received comments following the meetings, its meeting with Heritage was held in secret conditions. Heritage deputy chairman Armen Martirosyan told Zhamanak yesterday that Heritage was represented at the meeting by Raffi Hovannisian, Ruben Hakobyan, ...
11:15 15/03/2014 » Society
On March 14, Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited the village of Varanda in Martouni region to attend the unveiling ceremony of a monument dedicated to Karabakh war heroes. The President presented NKR state awards to a group of freedom fighters of the Arabo detachment on the 22nd anniversary of Varanda’s liberation and for bravery in battles defending the homeland. President Sahakyan stressed the importance of the settlement's liberation from the strategic ...
10:50 15/03/2014 » Politics
The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement in response to Switzerland’s decision earlier this week to appeal a European Court of Human Rights ruling that concluded that the denial of the Armenian Genocide is not a crime and is protected under freedom of speech principles, Asbarez reports. “In a judgment published on December 17, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) had ruled that Switzerland breached Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights on ...
10:38 15/03/2014 » Society
Precipitation is not expected in Armenia on March 15-16, in the afternoon of March 18 and on March 19. Precipitation is expected in most regions in the afternoon of March 17 and on the night of February 18. Thunderstorm is possible in some areas. West winds will be around 2-7 meters per second. 20-25 mps winds are likely on March 17. Temperatures will rise by 3-4 degrees on March 15-16, will drop just as much in the afternoon of March 17 and on the night of February 18 and will ...
10:12 15/03/2014 » Culture
After more than two months of waiting, Aram MP3 has presented his song for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest. It's a romantic ballad called Not Alone, with the motto not to give up to love, according to the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest. The music video was directed by Grigor Gasparyan, the actors being Diana Malenko and Vahag Martirosyan. The music of Not Alone was written by Aram himself, while the author of the lyrics is Aram's best friend Garik Papoyan. The ...
10:02 15/03/2014 » Politics
It turned out that Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP), which demands the resignation of the government, has no desire to head the new government, 168 Hours writes. PAP parliamentary faction member Stepan Margaryan announced this yesterday. When asked whether Prosperous Armenia wants to head the new government, he said, “No. Prosperous Armenia wants to see government meeting the criteria we will name later. Who will head the new government is a separate issue, which is still to be ...
09:38 15/03/2014 » Interviews
Press TV has conducted an interview with Dmitry Babich, with the Voice of Russia Radio Station from Moscow , about Russia calling on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to send observers to monitor the upcoming secession referendum in Ukraine’s Crimea region. - Moscow is calling on the OSCE to send observers to oversee this vote. First of all your opinion just ahead of the vote, do you think that we are going to see a reasonable poll being held amid ...