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EU, Armenia sign Partnership Priorities with €160 mln aid package

(Panarmenian) - The European Union will provide financial assistance worth €160 million to Armenia by 2020 under a new document signed by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of ...

Karabakh movement: 30 years after the first demonstration in Yerevan

30 years ago on February 20, the Karabakh liberation movement – a mass movement for the unification of Karabakh with Armenia – reached Yerevan, with massive demonstrations staged in what is now called the Freedom Square. The ...

The Country Breeding a Generation of Chess Whizz Kids – BBC on Armenia

Chess academy teacher Tigran congratulates a young opponent BBC has published an article on Armenia as the first country to have introduced compulsory chess lessons in schools since 2011. “With a population of a little over three million, ...
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Armenia assumes vice-chairmanship of key UNESCO Committee

As member of the Intergovernmental Committee on Non-material Cultural Heritage of UNESCO, Armenia became Vice President of the Bureau of the Committee for a one-year term, receiving the unanimous support of the Committee’s member states. Bureau ...

Yerevan’s ‘Aleppo Cuisine’ Center Looks to Provide Jobs—and Hope—to Refugee Families

Donors pose with the management of the Aleppo Cuisine Center (Photo: Aleppo-NGO) By Hagop Toghramadjian YEREVAN—After months of preparation, the Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization (Aleppo-NGO), a Syrian-Armenian humanitarian ...

Average Life Expectancy is up in Armenia

According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, the country’s population was 2,972,900 as of January 1, 2018, which is 13,200 people less than January 1 of the previous year. As of January 1 of the current year, 1,560,800 women and ...

Armenian Government Steps Up Anti-Smoking Legislation

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Ministry of Health recently drafted a bill to ban smoking in public areas in Armenia and heavily fine those who do not comply with the anti-smoking law. This new step comes after the anti-smoking strate...
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Aurora Humanitarian Initiative grants US $20,000 to Matenadaran

Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has made a grant of US $20,000 to the Matenadaran, the national repository of ancient manuscripts. The Matenadaran will use the funds to organize professional development opportunities for young scholars and ...

Top officials of Armenia and Artsakh pay tribute to memory of fallen soldiers in Yerablur Pantheon

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the establishment of the Armenian Army, the top leadership of Armenia and Artsakh, including Presidents Serzh Sargsyan and Bako Sahakyan, Armenia’s Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan, Defense Minister Vigen ...

117-year-old Armenian woman now likely world’s oldest living person

The oldest passport holder in Armenia is 117 year old Farang Baghdasaryan, born in 1901 in Iran. According to Yerkir Media TV channel, Baghdasaryan now lives in the village of Nor Kyank in Ararat province. The exact date and month ...