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Armenian Government to provide ~$27m to Artsakh
According to the Armenian government’s decision, approximately $27.1m will be allocated to Artsakh. Around $2.4m will be used to reimburse the ...
Armenian Military Ready to Adopt Homegrown UAVs
The Minister of High-Tech Industry Vahagn Khachaturyan held a meeting with representatives of Armenian UAV production companies to discuss furthe...
Armenia To Obtain New, High-Quality Weapons
Defense Minister of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan pointed out the three main tasks to form a new and modernized military and weapons program.All thre...
Satellite Imagery Reveals Azerbaijan’s Persistent Erasure of Armenian Heritage Sites
For decades, the Azerbaijani government has been waging a methodical erasure of Armenian heritage sites in areas under its control.This campaign ha...
First Holy Mass to be served at Three Altars Armenian Church in Turkey’s Malatia for the first time in a century
The Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople will be serving on August 29 the first Holy Mass in a century at the Three Altars Church in Malatia. The...
Consul General Armen Baibourtian Presented Armenia’s Medal of Gratitude to Paul Krekorian
On August 19, Consul General of Armenia in Los Angeles Armen Baibourtian presented Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian with the Medal of Gr...
Gold Medals for the Little Singers of Armenia
While most of us were watching the Olympics this summer, Armenians won gold at another international competition, The World Peace Choral Festival. Th...
Azerbaijanis destroy statue of Soviet Armenian Marshal Armenak Khanperyants
Azerbaijanis have continued the policy of cultural genocide in the occupied territories of Artsakh. Satellite images taken in July 2021 show that...
Armenia to Cut Military Conscription Term, Seeks Volunteer Service Growth
The Armenian government plans to significantly change the conscription service structure and gradually shift the military to a “professional”, i....
Over 39 billion Drams Investments Planned for Armenian Railway Sector by 2024
Over 39 billion drams in investment is planned in Armenia’s railway sector by 2024, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at the Cabinet meeting....
A Museum of Armenian National Symbols to open in Gyumri
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Independence of Armenia, a Museum of Armenian National Symbols will open in Gyumri, second largest...
Russia Blames Azerbaijan for Breach of Karabakh Truce in Post-Ceasefire First
The Russian military has blamed Azerbaijan for breaching the truce with Armenia for the first time since marking the first time Russia has blamed...
The Name of Armenia’s New Airline to be Announced in September
The name of Armenia’s new Airline will be announced in September, the Armenian National Interest Fund informs.The Fund received about 700 appli...
Armenia to Provide Assistance to Employers Hiring Disabled Ex-Soldiers
The Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs of Armenia will provide assistance to employers who hire former servicemen injured or disabled during th...
Armenians Among European Women’s Chess Championship Leaders
16 players including Armenia's Elina Danielyan and Anna M. Sargsyan share the lead after the second round at the European Individual Women's Ches...
Armenia’s Five Stages of Grief
Countries, just like people, will experience the five stages of grief after a significant loss. The grief model (or the Kübler-Ross model) postula...
To make Armenia an exporter of implants. The new achievement of Armenian scientists.
Osseointegration of the implant into a bone became possible in Armenia thanks to "AIP Tech" laboratory. The process implies creating a three-dime...
Azerbaijani Hackers Breached Karabakh Telecom Servers During War
Azerbaijani hackers targeted the Artsakh telecommunication operator Karabakh Telecom during last year’s war and were able to infiltrate the com...
In major environmental move, Armenia bans plastic bags starting from 2022
Armenia is banning plastic bags from 2022 in order to lower environmental pollution. The ban is expected to cut 12 tons of plastic bag circulatio...
Debet: Armenia’s First SMART Village
On July 31, the renovated and remodeled Debet Village Municipality (Lori region) opened, providing the Debet community with a brand new open work...
Festival Extravaganza: August Brings Iconic and Quintessential Armenian Celebrations
One of the most spectacular Armenian festivals, Sevan International Music Festival, will take place in August across the country, bringing joy...
Artsakh building $25M hydroelectric power plant in Martakert
$25 million will be invested into a large hydroelectric power plant set to be built in Martakert, Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), President Arayik Ha...
The Digital Age of Armenian Activism
The upcoming generation has changed the concept of activism, it is no longer only physical protests that are done but also social medias being us...
Armenian Government Approves $62 Million Winter Resort Project
The Armenian government yesterday gave the green light for a 30 billion AMD ($62million) winter resort complex in the country’s Aragatzotn Prov...
Tavush to Host Wine Days this Year
Tavush Wine Days will be held in Armenia’s Tavush province on September 4, with a potential of becoming one of the most exciting events of the ...
Armenia’s Gevorg Avanesyan Wins Int’l Biology Olympiad Silver
Armenian student Gevorg Avanesyan has won a silver medal in the thirty-second International Biology Olympiad (IBO) 2021, the Ministry of Educati...
Defense Ministry Introduces Military Attachés of Foreign Embassies in Armenia on Border Situation
Head of the General Department of Defense Policy and International Cooperation at the Armenian ministry of defense Levon Ayvazyan received today the ...
Armenian Students Win 5 Medals at International Mathematical Olympiad
Armenian students have won five medals in the 62nd International Mathematical Olympiad, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport inf...
One should not wait for savior – Ruben Vardanyan calls for shaping future together
Co-founder of 'Aurora'' Humanitarian Initiative, businessman Ruben Vardanyan noted during the event ''Future Armenian''  that one should not wait ...
Robin the Robot Assesses the Cognitive and Psychosocial Needs of Elders
Alzheimer’s Care Armenia (ACA), in collaboration with Expper Technologies is investigating the use of an emotional support robot to improve the wel...
Russia to Welcome EU’s Mediation Efforts in Negotiations around Artsakh
Russia is ready to welcome the mediation efforts of the member states of the European Union in the negotiations around Artsakh if they contribute to ...
New Website Presents Azerbaijan’s War Crimes During and After 2020 Artsakh War
The Public Relations and Information Center of the Office of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia has launched a new website called “War ...
A Guide to Armenia, One of the World’s Oldest Wine Regions
Landlocked between Georgia, Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey, Armenia’s fast-flowing rivers and high plateaus are framed by the rugged Caucasus Mount...
Nikol Pashinyan, Noubar Afeyan discuss future programs aimed at the development of Armenia
Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan hosted Nubar Afeyan, Founder and Executive Director of Flagship Pioneering and Moderna Therapeutics, co-fou...
Making the Most of a Second Chance
What have we learned from the recent election? The most important message is that the voters felt more strongly about giving Pashinyan a second c...
Artsakh vis-à-vis the Diaspora
Some Armenians are critical that many in the Armenian Diaspora did not volunteer and come to the defense of Artsakh. While the Armenian Diaspora is n...
Armenia gets aid boost from EU
The European Union has offered Armenia an aid package of over $3 billion, 62 percent more than previously promised, in the wake of fair elections...
State of the Art Language Technologies in Western Armenian
The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation announced that the Western Armenian Universal Dependencies Treebank was rel...
Wanderlust: British Travel Magazine Spotlights Armenia
The British Wanderlust travel magazine has dedicated a special section on its website to Armenia. The website will introduce tourists to Armenia...
Armenia Will Have a National “Low Cost” Airline – Agreement Signed with Air Arabia
According to Tigran Avinyan, an independent joint company will be established by the agreement, which will be based at Zvartnots Airport.According to...
The IT Sector in Armenia Is Forming a Middle Class
Over the past decade, the development of the Information Technology (IT) industry and the establishment of the information society have been a major ...
Fundraiser for Construction of First-ever UAV Airport in Armenia
Construction of Armenia’s first UAV runway is underway in the village of Lernapat in Lori province. A fundraiser has been launched to build the...
New Artsakh Village to House IDPs
A private company is funding the construction of a new village in Artsakh’s Askeran region to house Armenians displaced in last year’s war.Ho...
“We Are Firmly Determined to Continue Large-Scale Investments in Armenia” – Eduardo Eurnekian
Argentine-Armenian businessman and philanthropist Eduardo Ernekian stated yesterday at a meeting with Prime minister Nikol Pashinyan that he is deter...
Armenian Red Cross Society to provide cash assistance to displaced people
The Armenian Red Cross Society (ARCS), in cooperation with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and with the funding support from UNHCR, is j...
Viva-MST, FPWC continue street lighting program in rural Armenian
Viva-MST and the Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets continue the installation of contemporary and energy-efficient o...
Water Resources Expert Calls on Armenian Government to Address Mounting Water Shortage
Former Chairman of the Water Committee of Armenia Inessa Gabayan says Armenia must take immediate steps to modernize the country’s water management...
New Round of Aurora’s Support for Artsakh
The Aurora for Artsakh program created to help children and adults facing a grave humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh (Nagorno-...
Investigative Committee reveals the number of missing in Artsakh War
According to official figures, 275 people – both military and civilian – are missing after the Artsakh War, the Investigative Committee infor...
International Observers to Be Present at the Upcoming Elections in Armenia
The international observers of the CIS Inter-parliamentary Assembly are starting their short-term monitoring for Armenia’s early parliamentary ...
Gazelle Finance Invests in Armenian Textile Manufacturer Sonati
International investment fund Gazelle Finance has invested in Armenian high-end textile manufacturer Sonati, which is looking to open stores in count...
COAF Provides First Set of Homes to Displaced Families from Artsakh
The Children of Armenia Fund has secured permanent housing for 13 families from Artsakh that were displaced because of the Artsakh war last year. Two...
A Historic Armenian Map Was Restored During The Pandemic.
George Aghjayan used to look at a map when he was in the Hairenik building in Watertown, the map was a hand drawn map by Mardiros Kheranian in 1922 a...
Tatul Hakobyan Presents His Book on the Artsakh War.
Journalist Tatul Hakobyan has written a book titled “The Valley of Death” detailing his views that he had gathered from diaspora members rega...
The Impact of The Armenian Genocide on World History
Two German historians, Rolf Hosfeld and Stefan Ilhrig, talked about the ramifications that the Armenian genocide had on 20th century history. They he...
Electronic Voting for Armenia’s Early Parliamentary Elections Kicks Off
The electronic voting for the early election of parliament of Armenia kicked off on June 11, at 08:00 Yerevan time.Citizens of Armenia who are ...
World Bank Predicts 3.4% GDP Growth for Armenia
The World Bank forecasts 3.4% real GDP growth for Armenia this year.According to previous WB estimates published in January this year, economic g...
Due to the Fight Against Shadow Economy, Armenia’s State Revenues have Increased by More than 40%
During 2018-2020, along with the economic growth in Armenia, the shadow economy has been significantly decreased. The official Facebook page o...
Lost Armenian Soldier Returned to Armenia
Armenian serviceman Arthur Kartanyan, detained on Tuesday at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, was handed over to the Armenian side; his participa...
FUTURE ARMENIAN Movement Gathers More Than 10,000 Signatures
The FUTURE ARMENIAN is a public initiative that aims to promote a dialogue that eventually leads to a common understanding around the sustainable dev...
UN Sustainable Development Partnership May Yield $230 Million for Armenia
A sustainable development partnership has been signed between Armenia and the UN, a partnership that could end up yielding $230m for Armenia in t...
Diaspora Youth Ambassador Program Has Been Launched By Armenia
The Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia has anounced the launch of the Diaspora Youth Ambassador Program which is aimed a...
Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Armenia
Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Avinyan has released an article entitled “Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Armenia”, ...
Recent Artsakh War Affects Investor Confidence in Armenia
According to the survey carried out by IMR, the second Artsakh war has had an impact on investor confidence in Armenia, and small businesses suff...
Online Auction Being Held on June 9th to Help Humanitarian Projects in Artsakh
An online auction will be held on June 9th, for the benefit of humanitarian projects carried out in Artsakh. 3 organizations have come together t...
Pope Francis Honors the Late Armenian Catholic Patriarch
Pope Francis remembers when the late Armenian Catholic Patriarch, Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, was first elected; the Patriarch wanted the Pope’...
US Proposes Just $24m In Aid to Armenia.
The Biden Administration has proposed only $24m in aid to Armenia in the Fiscal Year of 2022, despite the ongoing economic and humanitarian crisi...
Armenia marks the 103rd anniversary of the First Republic of Armenia founded in 1918
Armenia marks the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the First Republic of Armenia in 1918. Celebrations are not planned for this year's Republi...
Patriarch of Armenian Catholic Church Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan Passes Away
His Beatitude Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan, the Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church passed away on Tuesday in Beirut at the age of 86. Funeral ser...
Armenia to Lift Outdoor Face Mask Requirement from June 1
Armenia’s healthcare ministry envisages changes in the coronavirus-related rules, the ministry told Armenpress. Starting from June 1 people wil...
Armenia Applies to ECHR Requesting to Ensure Fundamental Human Rights of Six Servicemen Captured by Azerbaijani Forces
The Republic of Armenia has applied to the European Court of Human Rights with the purpose to ensure respect of the fundamental human rights of s...
The first Armenian film selected in decades at Cannes Film Festival (2020 edition), shot in Artsakh
Nora Martirosyan, an Armenian director living in Montpellier, discovered Artsakh / Nagorno-Karabagh, she was struck by the fate of this territory and...
TUMO’s ‘Learning to Learn Together’ Installation Opens at 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale
TUMO’s installation has officially opened at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The “Learning to ...
Who Wants the End of Democracy in Armenia?
The incursion of several kilometers by the Azerbaijan army into southern Armenia was done with perfect timing, while the eyes of the world are focuse...
Syunik and the Geo-Economic Future of the South Caucasus
The recent Azerbaijani border line encroachment towards Syunik should not surprise us at all. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s threats after th...
If You Seek Peace, Prepare for War: Armenia’s Security Dilemma and the Need for a New Defense Doctrine
Armenia is facing a severe problem: it cannot satisfactorily protect itself. This collective failure in defense and security policy, unequivocally, i...
Military Attachés Accredited to Armenia Visit Syunik
On May 20, the Ministry of Defense organized a visit of military attachés of foreign embassies accredited to the Republic of Armenia to Syunik p...
Ultra-Nationalist Folly: How Much More Can Armenia Take?
Much of what happens seems inevitable in retrospect, but not the martyrdom of our four thousand sons. The 44-Day War has shaken delusional certitudes...
If Azerbaijan Implements Preliminary Agreements, “100%” Pro-Armenian Document will be Signed, says Pashinyan
The preliminary agreements that have been reached are “100 percent” in line with Armenia’s interests, caretaker Prime Minister Nikol Pashin...
Foreigners to be Able Soon to Make Investments in Armenia Without Having to Visit the Country
Changes made to a set of Armenian laws will enable foreigners to acquire a business in Armenia or make an investment in a local company without havin...
US Secretary of State Discusses Artsakh With LeDrian
Secretary of State of the USA, Anthony Blinken, tweeted that he and the foreign minister of France, Jean-Yves Le Drian, discussed for the need of...
Border Situation Unchanged, Negotiations with Azerbaijani Side to Resume at 2 pm – Armenia MoD
The situation created after the provocative actions of the Azerbaijani armed forces in some border areas of Syunik and Gegharkunik regions of the...
Armenian Nuclear Power Plant Put on 141-Day Halt for Planned Repair
The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant halted operations for 141 days for a planned preventive repair as part of the modernization and lifecycle extens...
Armenian Ombudsman Seek Support in Promoting the Concept of Security Zone in Syunik and Gegharkunik
Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan appeals to all government agencies, lawmakers involved in delegations to international instances, com...
Monitoring Illegal Logging in Armenia Via Sensors: Environment Ministry Dragging Its Feet
To monitor illegal logging in Armenia, the Hi-Tech Gateway company’s Vanadzor branch, has developed sensors that capture the sound of trees bei...
Azerbaijan’s Encroachment on Armenia’s Border a Pre-Planned Provocation, Acting PM says
There are Azerbaijani servicemen in the vicinity of Sev Lich (Black Lake) in Armenia’s Syunik province, and the situation remains unchanged, acting...
Over 20000 Conflict-Affected Families in Armenia to Receive World Bank Support
A Grant Agreement for the “Support to Conflict Affected Families” project was signed today by Sylvie Bossoutrot, World Bank Country Manager f...
Are We Ready for the Next Cyber War?
In 2020, worldwide there was a new cyber attack every 39 seconds, 2,200 daily. Global spending on cyber security is expected to reach $1 trillion by ...
Martuni Stadium Shelled by Azerbaijan During the Second Artsakh War Reopened
"Avagyan Arena'' stadium of the city of Martuni, Artsakh Republic, which was shelled by the Azerbaijani armed forces during the 44-day war, was o...
PM Pashinyan and President Sarkissian Issue Respective Messages on Victory Day
On May 9 the Armenian people celebrate a triple holiday - the victory of the Great Patriotic War, the Liberation of Shushi and the anniversary of the...
Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan Posthumously Named National Hero of Armenia
According to a decree signed by President Armen Sarkissian, Major-General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan (also known as Commandos) was posthumously awarde...
Planting Hope in Rural Armenia
ATP Creates Job Opportunities for Local Villagers in Aznvadzor. With many villagers unable to travel abroad for work due to the pandemic and socio-ec...
3 POWs Return; Syrian Mercenaries Sentenced to Life
3 more Armenian prisoners of war have returned from Baku. The plane transporting the POWs landed at Yerevan’s Erebuni airport. “Thanks to the eff...
Russian Military in Armenia Reinforce Areas near Azeri Border
Russia's military occupied two new sites in the south of Armenia near the Azeri border as an "additional security guarantee" following last year'...
France & Russia Will Take Concrete Initiatives To Achieve Lasting Settlement to Artsakh Conflict
The Presidents of France and Russia have agreed to resume the efforts within the OSCE Minsk Group on a phone talk on Monday, April 26, to achieve...
3D Glasses Developed By Armenian Engineers Help Reduce Pain And Stress Levels
3D glasses, designed by 10X Engineering, are one of the winners of the grant program announced by the Ministry of High-Tech Industry within the f...
Operation Koltso One of the Bloodiest Deportations
30 years ago, on April 30, 1991, the Azerbaijani authorities launched the operation Koltso (Ring), which can rightfully be called one of the bloo...
President Sarkissian Sends Letter To ICRC President On Ensuring Return Of Armenian POWs From Azerbaijan
President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has sent a letter to the President of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, expecting t...
Fake Fundraising and Embezzlement During the Artsakh War
During the Artsakh war in the fall of 2020, residents of Armenia and the Diaspora as well as foreigners donated money and other items to help tho...
Over 65 U.S. House Members Call for $100 Million Aid for Artsakh and Armenia
A bipartisan group of over 65 U.S. House members joined in the Congressional Armenian Caucus request for the House Appropriations to allocate over $1...
Armenian Government Continues with its Reforms in the Public Sector
The Ministry of Justice of Armenia has implemented radical reforms in the field of public services. No state duty will be required for: - Marriag...
Artsakh Recognition Documentary by High School Students Sofia Gevorgian & Anahit Malumyan Wins C-SPAN’s StudentCam 1st Prize Award
According to StudentCam, Sofia Gevorgian & Anahit Malumyan, two 11th grade students from the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School of Canoga Park,...
‘Azerbaijani President’s Statement a Proof of Genocidal Policy Against Armenians’ – Ombudsman
Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has commented on the statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, who in his interview to the Azer...
Two-Volume book of the Washington Post’s 1890-1922 Full Coverage of the Armenian Genocide Published
According to Armenpress, a two-volume book including the full coverage of Armenians during the timeframe of 1980-1922 in the Washington Post has ...
18-year-old Armenian POW confirmed dead, states ArmTimes
Erik Mkhitaryan, drafted only last July, last spoke with his family on the 8th of October. He was later captured by the Azeri forces, and further...
Attack on Armenia Means Attack on Russia’ – Pashinyan
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan noted in his speech to lawmakers that according to the Armenian-Russian military treaties an attack on Armenia means a...
‘Risk of new war’ With Azerbaijan Looming, Most Armenians Say
“Do you see a risk of new war in Artsakh?” is the difficult question Armenians are finding themselves increasingly having to answer, using the na...
Armenian Genocide survivor dies aged 106
Ovsanna Mirkhanyan, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, passed away at the age of 106 in Lenughi village of Armenia’s western Armavir province...
Armenia’s Deepening Demographic Challenge: Covid-19 & Artsakh War Compound the Problem
On September 21, 2020, Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan said he wanted to increase Armenia’s population to at least five million by 2050. During his...
How the Pandemic Affected Armenian Economy and Public Finance
Beginning in 2020, COVID-19 reached Armenia and on March 15 the government declared a state of emergency to prevent the further spread of the virus. ...
Armenia Eligible to Partake in 2021 EU Prize for Literature, For the First Time Ever
For the first time in the Prize's history, Armenia is now officially eligible to partake in the 2021 EU Prize for Literature (EUPL). A national j...
After rumors of POWs return, plane arrives at Erebuni empty
After numerous sources reporting rumors of POW return, and after families gathering up at the Erebuni Military Airport, the airplane landed carry...