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Kristinne Grigoryan elected as new Human Rights Defender of Armenia

Kristinne Grigoryan was elected on Monday as the Human Rights Defender of Armenia. Grigoryan's candidacy had been nominated by the "Civil Contract" faction and was backed by the 68 votes of the lawmakers from the ruling force. Grigoryan will replace Arman Tatoyan who had served in the position since 2016. Following the announ...

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More than 635 million students remain affected by school closures, UNICEF warns

More than 635 million students remain affected by full or partial school closures. On the International Day of Education and as the COVID-19 pandemic nears its two-year mark, UNICEF shares the latest available data on the impact of the pandemic on children’s learning. “In March, we will mark two years of COVID-19-related disru...

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panorama.am2 hours ago

Armen Sarkissian tacitly supported all initiatives of the current authorities - lawmaker

"President Armen Sarkissian has always tacitly supported all initiatives brought by the current leaders of Armenia," opposition lawmaker from 'Armenia' bloc Aram Vardevanyan told reporters when asked to comment on the resignation of the president. In the words of Vardevanyan, the past four years in the post of the president, ...

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panorama.am3 hours ago

Beijing 2022 eases COVID-19 curbs for Games

Organisers of next month's Beijing Winter Olympics slightly eased the strict COVID-19 requirements for participants, a move that means fewer athletes are likely to be tripped up by positive tests, Reuters reported. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced the changes on Monday (Jan 24), which included easing the th...

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panorama.am4 hours ago

GM Manuel Petrosyan wins Armenian Championship

GM Manuel Petrosyan has won the Armenian chess champion’s title, the National Olympic Committee of Armenia reports. The 82nd Armenian Championship Highest League took place in Yerevan from January 12–23. Petrosyan won the championship with a score of 8/11. Haik Martirosyan and Shant Sargsyan finished second and third, respec...

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panorama.am4 hours ago

Candidate for ombudsperson: There are no political prisoners in Armenia

There are no political prisoners in Armenia, a candidate for human rights defender, Kristine Grigoryan, said in the parliament on Monday, citing a PACE report. Her comments came in response to a question of MP Anna Grigoryan, who represents the opposition Hayastan faction. The candidate cited a report of the PACE Monitoring C...

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panorama.am5 hours ago

Armenia’s ex-defense minister to remain imprisoned

Armenia’s former Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan will remain in custody, his lawyer Sergey Hovhannisyan told reporters on Monday. Judge Manvel Shahverdyan of the Yerevan Court of General Jurisdiction denied a defense motion to release him, arms dealer Davit Galstyan and two other former senior military officials involved in the...

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panorama.am6 hours ago

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos lose billions in a week

Tumbling tech stocks and cryptocurrencies have seen the fortunes of some of the world’s richest people take a hit over the past week, The Independent reports, citing Bloomberg. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk lost $25.1bn (£18.5bn), Amazon’s Jeff Bezos saw a $20bn (£14bn) drop in his fortune, Changpeng Zhao of Binance lost ...

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‘We must be vigilant’: MP Artur Ghazinyan comments on Armenian president’s resignation

Armenian MP Artur Ghazinyan from the opposition Hayastan (Armenia) alliance believes that President Armen Sarkissian’s resignation has “geopolitical overtones”. Sarkissian submitted resignation late on Sunday, stating that the president does not have the necessary tools to influence the important processes concerning the domes...

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Opposition MP: Armen Sarkissian’s resignation is ‘belated’

See also Armenian president steps down Armenian President Armen Sarkissian’s resignation is "belated" or meaningless because it does not help resolve any problems facing the country, MP Artur Vanetsyan, the leader of the opposition With Honor parliamentary faction, told Sputnik Armenia. Sarkissian submitted resignation on Sunda...

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