Vaagan Khachatryan

Armenia appoints new ambassador to Georgia

Armenia appoints new ambassador to Georgia

By a decree, signed today Armenian President Vahagn Khachatryan has recalled Ruben Sadoyan from the position of Ambassador to Georgia. By another decree, Ashot Smbatyan was appointed Armenian Ambassador to Georgia, as proposed by the …

Armenia's Constitutional Court releasing Kocharyan

Armenia's Constitutional Court releasing Kocharyan

After a prolonged consideration of Armenia's former president, one of the leaders of the Karabakh clan and instigator of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Robert Kocharyan’s appeal against his arrest and prosecution on coup …

Armenia parliament liquidates key ministries

Armenia parliament liquidates key ministries

The Armenian Parliament approved today in the first reading the package of bills on making amendments to the law on the structure of the country’s government - the number of ministries will be cut from 17 to 12. A total of 71 MPs …

Armenia named 'country of the year' in UK

Armenia named 'country of the year' in UK

The British weekly newspaper Economist has named Armenia as the country of the year, saying the South Caucasus nation has a "chance of democracy and renewal" after street protests led to a peaceful change of government. …

Pashinyan to hold parliamentary elections on December 9

Pashinyan to hold parliamentary elections on December 9

Armenia will hold snap parliamentary elections on December 9, acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said today. "The election is not conditioned by the interests of Civil Contract or other party, the election is …

Kocharyan to establish 'anti-Pashinyan' party

Kocharyan to establish 'anti-Pashinyan' party

Ex-president of Armenia Robert Kocharyan has announced that he plans to establish a new political party and go into opposition. He said the name of the party is not a principle issue. "The approaches are principle. …

Will Tsarukyan unseat Pashinyan?

Will Tsarukyan unseat Pashinyan?

 Leader of Prosperous Armenia party Gagik Tsarukyan called on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to seek those counterrevolutionary people in his own team, commenting Pashinyan's statement …

Will Kocharyan rat out Sargsyan?

Will Kocharyan rat out Sargsyan?

Aspiration of supporters of Armenia's former Prime Minister and former President Serzh Sargsyan to oppose the government of Nikol Pashinyan is doomed to failure, chairman of the Journalists' Club …

Armenian revolution attacks Armenian Apostolic Church

Armenian revolution attacks Armenian Apostolic Church

The 'New Armenia, the New Patriarch' movement participants, demanding the resignation of Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, have broken into the chancellery of the head of the Armenian church at the …

Will Sargsyan clan be accused of occupying Armenia?

Will Sargsyan clan be accused of occupying Armenia?

Armenia’s Former Defense Minister Mikael Harutyunyan is accused of having overthrown constitutional order in a preliminary agreement with others between February 23 and March 3, 2008, the Armenian Special Investigative …

Armenian revolution removes Yerevan mayor

Armenian revolution removes Yerevan mayor

Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan submitted his resignation. "The issue regarding the mayor of Yerevan has already been resolved," the Zhoghovurd newspaper cited the source in the mayor's office. …

Armenia shocked by Manvel Grigoryan case

Armenia shocked by Manvel Grigoryan case

Armenia's Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan has called on both former and acting officials to cooperate with the government in detecting acts of corruption. He commented on the video, posted by the National …

Serzh Sargsyan remains in power

Serzh Sargsyan remains in power

Armenia's ex-prime minister Serzh Sargsyan will continue to be the head of the Republican Party, the possibility of changing the party's head is not being considered at the moment, the chairman of the National …

Second 'velvet revolution' starts in Yerevan

Second 'velvet revolution' starts in Yerevan

A group of protesters have stormed the city administration building in Yerevan, demanding Yerevan Mayor Taron Margaryan step down. The protesters are attempting to enter the mayor’s room, a number of city hall …

Nikol Pashinyan becomes head of Armenia

Nikol Pashinyan becomes head of Armenia

Armenia’s parliament elected opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan as the country’s new prime minister. In a vote in parliament today, 59 lawmakers backed Pashinyan’s candidacy, including some from the ruling …

 Vahagn Khachatryan: RPA should hand power back to people

Vahagn Khachatryan: RPA should hand power back to people

The Armenian opposition united around the Nikol Pashinyan protest movement, as the goals of all opposition parties, including the largest "Prosperous Armenia", coincided in the desire to rid the republic of the …