scandals in the Caucasus

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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 …

Georgian judokas' strike

The athletes argue that the leadership of the Federation does not allocate sufficient funds for training, reduces salaries and bonus payments, as well as appoints their entourage as coaches for the national team

Protesters block road to Armenia gold deposit

Dozens of protesters in Armenia blocked a road to the country's largest gold deposit near the Sotq town, GeoProMining Gold company, which is engaged in mining of precious metals in the republic, said. "From May 17 to 18, …

Will Armenia PM’s powers be curtailed?

Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Dashnaktsutyun Party faction urged to curtail the powers of the republic's prime minister, Armen Rustamyan, head of Dashnaktsutyun Party faction, said at the parliamentary briefings in …

 Pashinyan promises to be "gentle" with Armenia

The head of the Yelk parliamentary faction, the opposition leader and the only candidate to become prime minister of the republic, Nikol Pashinyan, speaking with the Russian media, said that he intended to act "gently" …

Opposition leader suspends nationwide protests

Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has suspended nationwide protests after the governing Republican Party indicated it would support his bid to be interim prime minister, BBC reports. The demonstrations brought much of Armenia …

RPA promises to vote for Pashinyan

Vahram Baghdasaryan, head of the parliamentary faction of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia, said against the background of today's global protests in the republic that the RPA agrees to vote for the candidate who will gain the majority …

Protests force Armenia to halt some rail services

Armenia’s national rail operator said on Wednesday it was suspending some rail services because anti-government protesters were blocking tracks, Reuters reports. The operator, South Caucasus Railways, said in a statement it was …

Hrachya Rostomyan joins protests in Armenia

Armenia's acting minister of sport and youth affairs Hrachya Rostomyan has resigned due to the decision of the Prosperous Party to join the protest against the ruling Republican Party of Armenia. In …