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Armenia confirms 479 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 479 in the past 24 hours to 197,113, the republic’s Health Ministry reported. "In the past twenty-four hours, 479 new coronavirus cases were identified. Currently, 15,687 people …

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What Armenian lobbyists ask for money for

American congressmen, lobbying for the interests of Armenia, dumbfounded American taxpayers with another initiative coming from the Armenian lobby. The bill presented by Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jackie Speyer and Adam Schiff contains a proposal …

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Armenia confirms 1,116 new COVID-19 cases

Coronavirus cases in Armenia grew by 1,116 in the past 24 hours to 194,852, the republic’s Health Ministry reported. "In the past twenty-four hours, 1,116 new coronavirus cases were identified. Currently, 15,851 people …

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Pashinyan to visit Moscow to meet with Putin on April 7

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will visit Moscow where he plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on April 7, Press Secretary of the Prime Minister of Armenia Mane Gevorgyan said on Friday. "Due to a meeting …

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Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's chief leaves for Moscow

Head of Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov left for Moscow to participate in a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) member countries,  spokesperson for the …

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What to expect from Armenia’s snap election

The announcement on March 18 by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan that a snap parliamentary election would be held in June has presented some hope for a peaceful resolution to the country’s months-long political crisis, Emerging Europe writes. Pashinyan also announced that he would be stepping down in April to fulfill the parliamentary and constitutional requirements for holding snap elections, but would continue to rule as interim prime minister until the elections are over

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Nakhchivan prepares South Caucasus for railway revolution

A new rail line connecting Azerbaijan with its exclave of Nakhchivan promises to revolutionize transportation in the Caucasus and could have broad ramifications further afield, David O’Byrne, an Istanbul-based journalist who covers energy, writes for Eurasianet. In February, a camouflage-clad Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev laid the foundation for a new 100-kilometer stretch of railroad across southern Azerbaijan, along the Iranian border, in territory that Azerbaijan took back from Armenia after the war last year. “This railroad has enormous strategic significance,” he said

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"My step": Kelbajar is not Armenian land

Kelbajar has nothing to do with Armenian history, deputy of the My Step faction Hovik Aghazaryan said in an interview with the Armenian media. "Kelbajar was not ours," he stressed, drawing attention to the fact that …

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Armenia to triple penalties for insult and defamation

The government and press have had a combative relationship since the coming to power of Nikol Pashinyan, himself a former journalist. New Armenian legislation that would impose crippling penalties for insult and defamation is coming under criticism from local and international press freedom advocates, who are urging the president not to sign it into law. The law would triple the existing penalties for “insult” and defamation to three million drams ($5,700) and six million ($11,400), respectively. Armenia’s parliament passed the legislation on March 24 on a 76-40 vote. The two opposition parties opposed the legislation

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