Artur Baghdasaryan quits as National Security Secretary

Artur Baghdasaryan quits as National Security Secretary

April 25, 2014 - 18:10 AMT  14:10 GMT
"I do not rule out running for president in the 2018 elections," Baghdasaryan said. “Much will change during the next 3-4 years.”
Armenian politicians confident that Turkey will recognize Genocide

Armenian politicians confident that Turkey will recognize Genocide

April 24, 2014 - 19:35 AMT  15:35 GMT
"What's important is for us to be well prepared and consistent. Our consistency will produce a result sooner or later," Shavarsh Kocharyan said.
Foreign diplomats commemorate Armenian Genocide, urge recognition

Foreign diplomats commemorate Armenian Genocide, urge recognition

April 24, 2014 - 16:56 AMT  12:56 GMT
“The humankind must always remember the Genocide and give adequate assessment to the atrocities,” Russian envoy said.
Envoy promises

Envoy promises "strong" Obama statement on Genocide anniversary

April 24, 2014 - 13:48 AMT  09:48 GMT
"U.S. will continue efforts to promote ratification of the 2009 Armenian-Turkish rapprochement Protocols," John Heffern said.
U.S. congressmen urge for adequate assessment of Genocide (updated)

U.S. congressmen urge for adequate assessment of Genocide (updated)

April 24, 2014 - 13:10 AMT  09:10 GMT
Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), David Cicilline (D-RI1), and Lois Frankel (D-FL22) laid flowers to the Genocide memorial in Yerevan.
ARFD bureau chief expects no progress in relations with Turkey

ARFD bureau chief expects no progress in relations with Turkey

April 22, 2014 - 18:35 AMT  14:35 GMT
According to Manoyan, Armenian society should help the Turkish one to learn and come to terms with its own history.
Orinats Yerkir Party leaves ruling coalition, quits 3 ministerial seats

Orinats Yerkir Party leaves ruling coalition, quits 3 ministerial seats

April 17, 2014 - 11:06 AMT  07:06 GMT
The party issued a statement saying that its further participation in the ruling coalition of Armenia is ‘problematic and inexpedient.’
Nalbandian, Ohanyan reappointed as Foreign, Defense Ministers

Nalbandian, Ohanyan reappointed as Foreign, Defense Ministers

April 15, 2014 - 16:53 AMT  12:53 GMT
Edward Nalbandian and Seyran Ohanayan, who assumed their posts in 2008, have been appointed to their 4th terms.
Political forces, MPs respond to new PM's appointment

Political forces, MPs respond to new PM's appointment

April 14, 2014 - 17:36 AMT  13:36 GMT
"Abrahamyan's appointment came as a compromise, with his candidacy acceptable for the main political forces in Armenia," Arzumanyan said.
Hovik Abrahamyan named Armenia’s new PM

Hovik Abrahamyan named Armenia’s new PM

April 14, 2014 - 09:36 AMT  05:36 GMT
Abrahamyan has three weeks to form his cabinet and seek a vote of confidence from the National Assembly controlled by the RPA.
Draft constitution reforms released; President says won’t seek new term

Draft constitution reforms released; President says won’t seek new term

April 10, 2014 - 15:41 AMT  11:41 GMT
Under new system, the president is to be elected by the parliament once for a 7-year term from among candidates with no party affiliation.
Armenian Prime Minister’s resignation: rumors and comments

Armenian Prime Minister’s resignation: rumors and comments

April 4, 2014 - 15:22 AMT  11:22 GMT
Stepan Safaryan noted that there is an invisible pressure on Sargsyan; "it’s coming from Russia, rather than Armenia," he said.
Armenian Prime Minister resigns

Armenian Prime Minister resigns

April 3, 2014 - 22:05 AMT  18:05 GMT
In a Facebook post, Sargsyan said it was a well-considered decision while Sharmazanov said personal issues were involved as well.
Foreign Ministry says no plans to alter NATO cooperation format

Foreign Ministry says no plans to alter NATO cooperation format

April 2, 2014 - 14:32 AMT  10:32 GMT
Spiegel Online obtained a NATO document on practical steps to develop cooperation with Moldova, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
Armenian MPs share impressions after Kessab visit

Armenian MPs share impressions after Kessab visit

April 1, 2014 - 19:11 AMT  15:11 GMT
150 Artsakh citizens answered to the call of Karabakh war veteran, MP Vahan Badasyan to visit Kessab and Latakia
Armenian, Azeri FMs to discuss oncoming presidential meeting

Armenian, Azeri FMs to discuss oncoming presidential meeting

April 1, 2014 - 17:22 AMT  13:22 GMT
On April 3 Nalbanian will attend a sitting of the CSTO ministers council to be followed by a meeting of CIS foreign ministers on April 4.