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panorama.am09/22nd/2020, 4:24

Police investigating abuse claims at Yerevan orphanage

Police are probing the allegations of physical and mental abuse at an orphanage in the Armenian capital of Yerevan. In a statement on Tuesday, police said they have opened an investigation after receiving reports that employees of the orphanage are beating and insulting the children at the institution. The probe has revealed ...

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panorama.am06/25th/2020, 9:24

Kosovo's Hashim Thaci 'indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity'

Kosovo's President Hashim Thaci and nine other former separatists have been indicted on war crimes charges, Euronews reports. Thaci was a former commander with the Kosovo Liberation Army during the war for independence from Serbia between 1998 and 1999, which left more than 10,000 dead and 1,641 unaccounted for. He has been c...

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panorama.am06/5th/2020, 11:18

Armenian PM reacts to use of force by police against man for not wearing face mask

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has reacted to the social media footage which shows police officers using force against a man for not wearing a face mask, defending the police actions as a way to make people comply with the anti-coronavirus rules. “Dear compatriots, The police are a law enforcement agency, which can a...

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panorama.am06/2nd/2020, 11:54

Turkish rapper detained after releasing video mocking Erdogan’s son

Turkish rapper Bulut Alpman, known as Rota, has been detained by the police the day after he released a video for a song that mocked Bilal Erdoğan, the son of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Ahval reports. Footage on social media purportedly showed police arriving at the rapper’s house early on Sunday morning, and bang...

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panorama.am04/6th/2020, 9:30

AFP: Facebook posts falsely claim the US arrested a Chinese scientist who “created” coronavirus

Facebook posts shared thousands of times feature a video of US officials talking to reporters, with captions claiming they are announcing the arrest of a Chinese scientist who “created” the new coronavirus. However, the footage has nothing to do with COVID-19 and scientists have refuted allegations the virus was deliberately c...

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panorama.am01/23rd/2020, 11:54

BREAKING: Shots fired at Yerevan business center

Shots have been fired at Erebuni Plaza business center in downtown Yerevan. Police told Panorama.am officers are currently working at the scene. "We cannot provide further details at this time," police said. According to preliminary information, the attacker has taken hostages. A Yerevan Today reporter said the unknown gunm...

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panorama.am11/6th/2019, 11:00

Driver detained in Azerbaijan for listening to Armenian song

A driver has been detained in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, for listening to an Armenian song, Vesti.az reported, citing the Baku Main Police Department spokesman. Elshad Hajiyev told local media the driver’s identity was established and he was detained as a result of “operational-search measures,” An investigation is und...

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panorama.am07/26th/2019, 6:12

Assailant jumps on ex-Ukraine president's car after he leaves questioning

A man jumped on the car of former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko as he was driven away from being questioned as a witness on Thursday over the sale of his shipbuilding plant to another businessman, Reuters reports. TV footage also showed the man spraying gas into the face of one of Poroshenko’s bodyguards who had rushed ...

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panorama.am12/5th/2018, 2:42

New wiretapped phone conversation between acting PM, security chief leaked online

A wiretapped telephone conversation between Armenia’s Acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and National Security Service Director Artur Vanetsyan was leaked on YouTube on Wednesday. In the recording, the two officials seem to discuss the possible arrests of Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Yuri...

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hetq.am05/19th/2018, 6:48

Lifer Arsen Artsruni: Government is Doing Nothing to Rehabilitate Inmates

Lifer Arsen Artsruni: Government is Doing Nothing to Rehabilitate Inmates Zaruhi Mejlumyan Saro Baghdasaryan “We have many expectations from Nikol Pashinyan” Hetq interviewed Arsen Artsruni, a prisoner in Armavir Prison, sentenced to death in 1996. He was on trial in the so-called "Dro case", when 12 people were accused of form...

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