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armenpress.am6 hours ago

PM Pashinyan addresses Yazidi community of Armenia over Sinjar Genocide

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan addressed the Yazidi community of Armenia on the occasion of the Sinjar Genocide anniversary. As ARMENPRESS was informed from the Office of the Prime Minister, the message runs as follows, ‘’Dear sisters and brothers of the Yazidi community of Armenia, Today we commemorate the anniversar...

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armenpress.am10 hours ago

Armenia and Armenians worldwide will not tolerate another genocide! - Ambassador Mkrtchyan's article

The Latvian major internet portal DELFI has published the article by Armenian Ambassador to Latvia Tigran Mkrtchyan titled “Armenia and Armenians worldwide will not tolerate another genocide!” Below is the English-version of the article. “Victim blaming, or placing the responsibility of a crime upon its victim, is a common pract...

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armenpress.am10 hours ago

Authorities develop laws enabling COVID-19 restrictions without formal State of Emergency

The legislative package’s purpose is to enable the authorities not to extend the coronavirus-related and currently active State of Emergency but still be able to implement required anti-pandemic restrictions when needed by declaring an “emergency situation”. Martirosyan did not mention specific timeframes as to when the bill wi...

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panorama.am11 hours ago

Armenia moves to establish specialized anti-corruption court

The Armenian Ministry of Justice has unveiled a package of draft laws on amendments and supplements to the Judicial Code and the Rules of Procedure of the National Assembly that envisages the establishment of a specialized anti-corruption court. The draft law has been submitted for public debates, the ministry’s press service ...

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panorama.am12 hours ago

Georgia reports 2 new cases of coronavirus

Georgia has reported only two new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the national tally to 1,179 on Monday, August 3. 959 of the 1,179 patients have recovered, while 17 others have died, Agenda.ge reports. As of today 203 people remain infected with COVID-19 in the country. In addition, 41 infected citizens have been r...

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armenpress.am12 hours ago

Armenian Virtual Bridge all set for kickoff

The Armenian Virtual Bridge project is launching today, on August 3. Armenian Minister of High-Tech Industry Hakob Arshakyan and AGBU-Silicon Valley Chair Yervant Zorian will deliver the opening remarks. Guest-speakers of the online event are: - Narbeh Derhacobian, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Adesto Technologies Corporation...

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panorama.am13 hours ago

Media Advocate urges not to be guided by principle of selective decision-making in courts

Media Advocate initiative issued a statement on Sunday, addressing a lawsuit filed against Aravot daily, as well as voicing some concerns over the matter. The full text of the statement is below. "According to Aravot daily, this year, in their February 18 issue, they referred to an article partially published on Aravot.am webs...

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armenpress.am13 hours ago

‘Together with the Yazidi community, we commemorate the victims in Sinjar’ - Speaker of Parliament

Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan has issued a statement on the anniversary of the Sinjar massacre, noting that on August 3 the Armenian nation, together with the Yazidi community of Armenia, is commemorating the Yazidis who were killed by terrorists 6 years ago in northern Iraq. “As a nation who survived genocide...

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armenpress.am14 hours ago

Authorities search for suspect after bomb attack on police building in Armenian town

Authorities have launched a criminal investigation to identify and apprehend the suspect who detonated an explosive device near the building of the Berd Police Department in the Province of Tavush, Armenia. The explosion took place around 04:00, August 2, authorities said. Investigators said the explosion damaged the walls and w...

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armenpress.am14 hours ago

Gregory Areshian, archaeologist who co-led discovery of world’s oldest winery, dead at 71

Renowned archaeologist Professor Gregory Areshian, the researched who co-led the excavations that unearthed the world’s oldest winery – Areni 1 – has died at the age of 71, Member of Parliament Narek Mkrtchyan said in a statement. “Professor Areshian and I had discussed many ideas and we were thinking how to realize them. He was...

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