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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Sites have been chosen in the cities of Ashtarak, Echmiadzin and Masis for the construction of buildings and detached houses for the Syrian-Armenians settled in the Republic of Armenia. The chief of staff at the Diaspora Ministry, Firdus Zakaryan, stated that upon the successful conclusion of the program, other sites will also [...]
YEREVAN — On the morning of May 5, an extensive fire broke out on the second floor of Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage, which houses approximately 100 children with special needs. The cause and extent of the fire is not yet known. The 42 children who occupied the second floor have been temporarily relocated, but permanent residences [...]
YEREVAN (Combined sources) — Briton John Prescott, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), visited Armenia, welcoming the lifting of two provisions of the state of emergency declaration by the Armenian authorities following his visit to Armenia last week. “I especially welcome the lifting of the suspension of the activities of [...]
YEREVAN (Reuters) — Armenian police have arrested 30 opposition activists for starting a riot, which killed eight people, the Prosecutor-General said on Tuesday, March 4, in a clampdown on opponents during a state of emergency. Armenia’s military commander also said he needed the emergency laws to ensure stability but opposition leaders accused the authorities of [...]
LUXEMBOURG (RFE/RL) — Officials in Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed an outbreak of military clashes in two regions of Nagorno-Karabagh. In an interview, Azg daily editor-in-chief Hagop Avedikian confirmed that clashes had indeed taken place on March 4, with the more intense fighting in the vicinity of the village of Leonarkh, in the Martakert region [...]
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — A top Vatican envoy has postponed a visit to Armenia because of the unrest in the capital Yerevan, the Vatican said on March 2. Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who ranks only second to the pope in the Vatican hierarchy, had been due to leave later on Sunday and stay [...]
YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Armenia was invited to participate in the 57th Miss World Beauty Pageant that will take place in July in Vietnam. Karen Aristakesian, head of the Miss Armenia agency, said that the winner of the Miss Armenia contest, scheduled for early summer, would represent the country in Vietnam. He said the winner would [...]