Three children were reportedly hospitalized with burns after balloons supposed to be filled with an inert gas exploded during a birthday party celebrated at a children’s café in Yerevan late on Wednesday, again raising the issue of health and safety regulations in the sphere.
The remains of Sepuh, a prominent leader of the Armenian liberation movement in the late 19th - early 20th centuries, were ceremonially buried in Yerevan’s military cemetery at Yerablur on Thursday afternoon.
| 20.11.14 | 10:20
Armenia’s three non-governing parties making up an informal coalition known as “troika” have decided to give another chance to President Serzh Sargsyan, who recently urged the government to reconsider the opposition’s 12 demands.
| 19.11.14 | 10:03
The three parliamentary minority parties making up an informal coalition known as “troika” dismissed on Tuesday a government proposal to start negotiations on a set of demands mostly concerning social and economic issues that they issued before launching an anti-government movement in October.
Yerevan does not yet officially confirm reports in the foreign media that direct flights have begun from Armenia’s Zvartnots international airport to Simferopol, the capital of the Crimean republic that recently broke free from Ukraine and joined Russia in a move that the international community regards as ‘Russian annexation’ of the Black Sea peninsula.
A rare display of unanimity took place in the Armenian parliament today as all of its members present in the chamber (100 out of 131) – representing both the ruling Republican Party of Armenia and opposition factions – voted in favor of a law on assistance to borderline communities.
David Sanasaryan, a member of the Barev Yerevan faction in the Yerevan City Council and spokesman for the opposition Heritage party, is on the second day of his hunger strike in front of the OSCE office in Armenia demanding international action over the recent helicopter shooting incident in Nagorno-Karabakh.
| 18.11.14 | 12:15
Members of the three parties making up the so-called “non-governing” trio say their differences over strategies and terms of anti-government struggle do not prevent them from having a common agenda and calling a special session of parliament to discuss their proposal for amendments to Armenia’s Electoral Code.
A sauna room occupying an area of 45 square meters at Yerevan’s Sport & Concert Complex (known as Hamalir) was completely gutted, while another 45 square meters of adjacent space were damaged by heat and smoke as a result of a fire reported last night.
| 17.11.14 | 14:14
Upon Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) leader Gagik Tsarukyan’s calls for the extra-parliamentary forces to support the current anti-government movement as well, the People’s Party (PP) decided to return to active politics cooperating and helping the “non-governing” troika.