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Opposition Party Skeptical About New PM’s Reform Drive

By Ruzanna Stepanian (RFE/RL)- The opposition Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) voiced skepticism about Prime Minister Karen Karapetian’s pledges to create a level playing field for all businesses, saying that the ruling Republican Party (HHK) ...

Armenia Showcases New Missiles in Independence Day Parade

(RFE/RL) — Armenia demonstrated on Wednesday Iskander tactical missiles and other advanced weapons acquired from Russia recently as it marked the 25th anniversary of its independence with a military parade held in Yerevan. Hundreds of Armenian ...

Fresh Russian Arms Supplies To Armenia ‘In Progress’

(RFE/RL)- Russia has begun supplying Armenia with new weapons in line with multimillion-dollar defense contracts signed by the two allied states, the Russian ambassador in Yerevan, Ivan Volynkin, said recently. The Armenian government is to pay for ...

Karapetian Orders Action Against Government ‘Theft’

(RFE/RL)- Prime Minister Karen Karapetian ordered the Armenian government to root out what he called the embezzlement of budgetary funds set aside for government officials’ travel expenses. Karapetian alleged and decried the illegal practice ...

Armenian Tax Service Told To Target ‘Privileged’ Firms

(RFE/RL)- Prime Minister Karen Karapetian ordered Armenian tax authorities to tackle possible tax evasion among large and lucrative companies which he said are widely seen as being in a “privileged” position. Holding his first cabinet meeting ...

Armenian Government Signals New Economic Policy

(RFE/RL)- “Armenia needs a new ‘model of development’ in order to successfully address its socioeconomic problems,” Deputy Prime Minister Vache Gabrielian said recently. Gabrielian commented on the newly appointed Prime Minister Karen ...

Diaspora Celebrities Urge ‘Democratic Change’ In Armenia

(RFE/RL)- Rock musician Serj Tankian and other prominent Diaspora Armenian artists have called on Armenia’s government to end widespread corruption, respect laws and hold democratic elections, in a joint appeal which they hope will speed up ...

His Holiness Aram I Salutes ANCA Advocacy for the Armenian Cause, Bestows ‘Knight of Cilicia’ Medal on Executive Director Aram Hamparian

Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, recognized the Armenian National Committee of America’s (ANCA) leadership in advancing the Armenian Cause, bestowing the Knight of Cilicia Medal on Executive Director Aram Hamparian, in honour of ...

New Armenian Legal Center for Justice & Human Rights Launched

International Institute to Seek Just Resolution of the Armenian Genocide; Defend Artsakh’s Right to Independence The Armenian Legal Center for Justice & Human Rights (ALC) – The establishment of a new Washington-based international legal ...

Armenia Acquires New Russian Missiles… Or Did It?

By:  Joshua Kucera Eurasianet.org - Armenia has shown off advanced missile systems it acquired from Russia, giving it both a potentially substantial military boost as well as a source for controversy in Armenia's state of heightened ...