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Constantine Orbelian sues Armenian PM, acting culture minister

World-famous conductor Constantine Orbelian has filed a lawsuit against Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Acting Minister of Culture Nazeni Gharibyan, learned from the Judicial Information System. A San Francisco-born conductor and pianist, Orbelian was named Artistic Director of the Armenian National Aca...

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panorama.am17 hours ago

Armenia’s Supreme Judicial Council chief steps down

Gagik Harutyunyan has quitted as Chairman of Armenia’s Supreme Judicial Council, the council said in a Facebook post, posting a photo of his resignation letter dated for May 24. “Given the ongoing developments concerning the judiciary and judges as well as the concerns I voiced in this regard on May 20, I no longer find it app...

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panorama.am19 hours ago

Wikipedia petitions ECHR over Turkey ban

Wikipedia is taking Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) over a two-year ban imposed on the site in the country, BBC reports. The Wikimedia Foundation says it filed the petition on the grounds that a ban on its online encyclopaedia violated the right to freedom of expression. Access to Wikipedia has been blocke...

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panorama.ama day ago

Prosecutors’ office to appeal two decisions over ex-President Kocharyan’s case

Armenia’s Prosecutor’s Office has appealed two decisions of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction over the court proceedings of ex-President Robert Kocharyan and three other former officials. As learnt from the press department at the Prosecutor’s Office, the first case refers to the court decision to suspend t...

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panorama.am2 days ago

Constitutional Court: Kocharyan’s case under preliminary study

The Constitutional Court of Armenia says the criminal case against Armenia’s second President Robert Kocharyan and three other former top officials prosecuted in connection with the 2008 post-election events, is currently under preliminary examination. Earlier on Monday Davit Grigoryan, the judge presiding over the case, suspe...

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panorama.am2 days ago

California Senate passes California-Armenia Trade Office bill

Legislation that will re-establish a trade office between California and Armenia passed in the State Senate on consent with unanimous support on Wednesday. The bill, SB 302, was authored by State Senator Anthony J. Portantino, Asbarez reports. “SB 302 will formalize trade and economic ties between California and Armenia. As th...

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panorama.am3 days ago

Former Fresno resident Ara Dolarian accused of illegally brokering $8.5m Nigerian arms deal

A former Fresno resident of Armenian descent who went from being an artist to an international arms dealer is facing federal charges of illegally brokering the sale of military-grade arms and munitions, as well as money laundering and conspiracy. Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested in Fresno last Wednesday on a criminal complaint f...

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panorama.am4 days ago

About 5,000 terrorists amassed in Afghanistan close to CIS border – Russian FSB chief

An Islamic State offshoot has amassed around 5,000 militants in northern Afghanistan on the border of post-Soviet republics of Central Asia, the director of Russia’s FSB has warned, adding that many of them have fought in Syria, RT reports. “Especially worrying is re-deployment of terrorist groups into northern provinces of Af...

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panorama.am05/20th/2019, 3:24

Judge suspends court proceedings against ex-President Kocharyan

The Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction suspended on Monday the proceedings against Armenia’s ex-President Robert Kocharyan and three other former officials charged with overthrowing Armenia’s constitutional order during the March 1-2 post-election unrest in 2008 in Yerevan. As leant from Elen Arakelyan, the pre...

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panorama.am05/20th/2019, 11:48

Swedish prosecutor requests Assange's detention over rape allegation

The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court on Monday for him to be detained in absentia, Reuters reports. If granted, the court order would be the first step in a process to have Assange extradited from Britain, where he is ...

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