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On the streets of Yerevan people came out in support of the new government - The Siver Times

Also Pashinyan said that Armenia needs to improve the mechanism of the referenda. “In the near future we should strengthen the institution of referendum and numerous decisions by the people should decide this way. We are talking about referendums, both ...

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan reports on his first 100 days in office - JAMnews (blog)

“Armenia is entering a stage of economic victories,” stated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on 17 August in front of a crowd of thousands in downtown Yerevan, Republic Square. On his hundredth day in office, the PM gathered tens of thousands of ...

EU: There is a lot of potential to further increase usage of GSP+ with Armenia - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

YEREVAN. – There are a lot of sectors in which cooperation can be strengthened between Armenia and EU, Hoa-Binh Adjemian, head of cooperation section of EU delegation in Armenia believes. “Possibilities are what the Armenian citizens and the ...

Call for Expediting Electricity Joint Ventures With Armenia - Financial Tribune

Highlighting the importance of northwestern neighbor as a gateway for power exchanges, the official urged Iran Power and Water Equipment and Services Export Company and Electric Networks of Armenia to accelerate the project's implementation in the ...

Arjun Erigaisi's fast-track to GM title - Telangana Today

“So I played in Armenia, Serbia, Hungary and Switzerland tournaments. I didn't play well in Armenia but did well in Serbia to achieve my second GM norm. In Hungary too, I was confident of achieving the third norm. But I lost a crucial match and missed it.

Highlights From Pashinyan's First 100 Days Speech - Armenian Weekly

In a fiery speech that lasted more than an hour, Pashinyan defended his and his government track record and delivering an all-encompassing speech that covered Armenia's economy, Artsakh and the Karabakh conflict resolution, fight against corruption and ...

August 18, 2018 - Public Radio of Armenia

Kofi Annan, the only black African to become UN secretary-general, has died, the BBC reports. The 80-year-old “passed away peacefully on Saturday after a short illness”, the... Recent News. Armenia's former President released from custody · 17:15, 13 ...

Arpine Hovhannisyan: Democracy in Armenia is making tremendous step backward - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

YEREVAN. – Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan's yesterday statement points to the fact that despite the claims, democracy in Armenia is making a tremendous step backward, deputy speaker of the Armenian parliament Arpine Hovhannisyan wrote on Facebook.

Davit Harutyunyan: PM's subtextual threats against judges raise concern - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

YEREVAN. – The assessments of certain officials regarding the criminal cases that are making headlines and the verdicts are of radical nature, member of the Republican Party of Armenia's (RPA) executive body Davit Harutyunuan said in a statement.

First shift of Armenia police forces to head for Tavush to defend combat positions - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Armenia's Chief of Police Valeri Osipyan on Saturday held consultation with the command staff of police forces, and the latter's first shift that will head to Tavush Province on August 23, to defend the country's combat positions. The objective of this ...

Armenia violates ceasefire with Azerbaijan 87 times - AzerNews

Trend: Over the past 24 hours, Armenian armed forces have 87 times violated the ceasefire along the line of contact between Azerbaijani and Armenian troops, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said August 19. The conflict between the two South Caucasus ...

Participation of Artsakh people in yesterday's rally was aimed at reaffirming the unity of Armenian people – Artsakh ... - Armenpress.am

YEREVAN, AUGUST 18, ARMENPRESS. Advisor to the President of Artsakh, former Prime Minister and chairman of “Free Motherland” party Arayik Harutyunyan issued a statement over the rally organized by Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan at the ...

Azerbaijani forces fired more than 1500 shots toward the Armenian positions – Defense Army - Panorama.am

Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire along the Line of Contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijan around 170 times for the period of August 12-18), firing more than 1,50 Saturday0 shots towards the Armenian defense positions from firearms of different ...

Yerevan to Elect New Municipal Council on September 23 - Hetq Online

Yerevan residents will go to the polls on September 23 to elect a new municipal council. Four political parties - Heritage, Civil Contract, Yerkir Tsirani and Prosperous Armenia - say they will field candidates in the election. Once formed, the council will then ...

ARF to have no female candidate at upcoming Yerevan municipal council election - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

Even though the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party of Armenia has yet to decide who will head the party list in the Yerevan Council of Elders election, it will not have a female candidate. Arsen Hambardzumyan, a member of the ...

Azerbaijan violates ceasefire regime nearly 170 times in one week - Armenpress.am

YEREVAN, AUGUST 18, ARMENPRESS. Azerbaijan violated the ceasefire regime nearly 170 times on Artsakh-Azerbaijan contact line during which over 1500 bullets were fired in the direction of Armenian border guards from different caliber gunfire weapons ...

Artsakh President, Armenia Chief of General Staff meet in Stepanakert - PanARMENIAN.Net

PanARMENIAN.Net - Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) President Bako Sahakyan on Saturday, August 18 received head of the General Staff of Armenia Armed Forces Artak Davtyan, Sahakyan's office said. Issues related to army building and cooperation ...

Karabakh updates situation on contact line with Azerbaijan - PanARMENIAN.Net

PanARMENIAN.Net - Some 170 ceasefire violations - more than 1500 shots in total - by Azerbaijani army were registered on the contact line with Nagorno Karabakh (Artsakh) in the period of August 12-18, the Karabakh Defense Army said in a statement.

Premier: Businessmen who have not killed anyone will have opportunity to work successfully in Armenia - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

No business will be shut down, and no business, plant, and property will be taken away in Armenia. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the abovementioned at Friday's rally summing up the 100 days of his tenure as PM. Also, he underscored the drawing of ...

Azerbaijan`s Defense Ministry: Armenian armed units violated ceasefire 81 times - AZERTAC News

"The army`s positions also came under fire from the Armenia-occupied districts of Azerbaijan, including Goyarkh, Yarimja villages in Tartar, Namirli, Bash Garvand, Sarijali, Marzili villages in Aghdam, Kuropatkino village in Khojavand, Ashagi Veysalli ...

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Armenia (/ɑːrˈmniə/, /-ˈmnjə/; Armenian: Հայաստան, tr. Hayastan, [hɑjɑsˈtɑn]), officially the Republic of Armenia (Armenian: Հայաստանի Հանրապետություն, tr. Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun), is a sovereign state in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located in Western Asia, on the Armenian Highland, it is bordered by Turkey to the west, Georgia to the north, the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic and Azerbaijan to the east, and Iran and Azerbaijan's exclave of Nakhchivan to the south. The Republic of Armenia constitutes only one-tenth of historical Armenia.

Armenia is a unitary, multi-party, democratic nation-state with an ancient cultural heritage. Urartu was established in 860 BC and by the 6th century BC it was replaced by the Satrapy of Armenia which was one of Satrapies of Persian Empire . In the 1st century BC the Kingdom of Armenia reached its height under Tigranes the Great. Armenia became the first state in the world to adopt Christianity as its official religion. In between the late 3rd century to early years of the 4th century, the state became the first Christian nation. The official date of state adoption of Christianity is 301 AD. The ancient Armenian kingdom was split between the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires around the early 5th century. Under the Bagratuni dynasty, the Bagratid Kingdom of Armenia was restored in the 9th century. Declining due to the wars against the Byzantines, the kingdom fell in 1045 and Armenia was soon after invaded by the Seljuk Turks. An Armenian principality and later a kingdom Cilician Armenia was located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea between the 11th and 14th centuries.

Between the 16th century and 19th century, the traditional Armenian homeland composed of Eastern Armenia and Western Armenia came under the rule of the Ottoman and Iranian empires, repeatedly ruled by either of the two over the centuries. By the 19th century, Eastern Armenia had been conquered by the Russian Empire, while most of the western parts of the traditional Armenian homeland remained under Ottoman rule. During World War I, Armenians living in their ancestral lands in the Ottoman Empire were systematically exterminated in the Armenian Genocide. In 1918, following the Russian Revolution, all non-Russian countries declared their independence after the Russian Empire ceased to exist, leading to the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia. By 1920, the state was incorporated into the Transcaucasian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic, and in 1922 became a founding member of the Soviet Union. In 1936, the Transcaucasian state was dissolved, transforming its constituent states, including the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic, into full Union republics. The modern Republic of Armenia became independent in 1991 during the dissolution of the Soviet Union.

The Republic of Armenia recognises the Armenian Apostolic Church, the world's oldest national church, as the country's primary religious establishment. The unique Armenian alphabet was invented by Mesrop Mashtots in 405 AD.

Armenia is a member of the Eurasian Economic Union, the Council of Europe and the Collective Security Treaty Organization. Armenia supports the de facto independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, which was proclaimed in 1991.