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Armenian, Iranian Leaders Agree On Closer Ties

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian (R) greets his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at Yerevan airport, 21Dec2016.   Iran will increase exports of natural gas to Armenia and deepen broader economic ties with its Christian neighbor, ...

Armenia-Iran Business Forum Spotlights Trade, North-South Corridor

Armenia’s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments Garegin Melkonyan speaking at the forum in Yerevan (Photo: mineconomy.am) (Arka)—The fourth Armenian-Iranian business forum in the last 12 months organized as part of ...

New Armenian Opposition Bloc Formed

Armenia - Leaders of the opposition Civil Contract, Bright Armenia and Hanrapetutyun parties announce the creation of an electoral alliance in Yerevan, 12Dec2016. (RFE/RL)- Three Armenian opposition parties critical of Russia formally agreed on ...

Ter-Petrosian Vows To Back Government On Karabakh Peace

Armenia - Former President Levon Ter-Petrosian addresses a convention of his Armenian National Congress (HAK) in Yerevan, 17Dec2016. (RFE/RL)-  Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian has expressed readiness to help President Serzh Sarkisian ...

Time to Cure Armenia from ‘Levon the Virus’

Levon Ter-Petrosyan (Photo: hraparak.am) By Haig Kayserian  It is truly a sad reality that Levon Ter-Petrosyan’s name remains a relevant part of the Armenian political vernacular. The first President of Armenia’s current ...

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot Dead in Ankara

The man on the right, identified as the shooter, stands over the body of Ambassador Andrey Karlov (Photo: Getty Images) ANKARA (Hurriyet Daily News)—Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot dead at an art exhibition in the ...

Germany’s Highest Court Rejects Complaints Against Bundestag’s Recognition of the Armenian

A scene from German consideration of the Armenian Genocide in June. (Photo: EAFJD) BERLIN, Germany (A.W.)—Germany’s highest court rejected a number of complaints against the decision by the country’s parliament recognize the Armenian ...

Armenia Needs Syrian Migrants, Says Prime Minister Karapetyan

Armenia’ government will do its best to ensure that the thousands of ethnic Armenian refugees from Syria stay in their ancestral homeland for good, Prime Minister Karen Karapetian said on Thursday. “We will provide every support to all those ...

Armenian Parliament Allows Party Switching

(RFE/RL)- The Armenian parliament voted on December 16 to allow its members to formally defect from political parties that helped them win parliament seats. The National Assembly also empowered parliamentary factions to expel dissident deputies ...