Armenian political forces threaten to thwart early parliamentary elections

Armenian political forces threaten to thwart early parliamentary elections

They protest against a recent remark by the PM that the election would boil down to a race between "blacks and whites" meaning the supporters and opponents of his "velvet revolution"

September 19, 2018
Israeli Minister of Defence visits Georgia and Azerbaijan, skips Armenia. Why?

Israeli Minister of Defence visits Georgia and Azerbaijan, skips Armenia. Why?

The agenda of Defence Minister Lieberman’s visit was dominated by energy matters and military cooperation, Israeli pundits say

September 17, 2018
New legislation on bribing voters in Armenia

New legislation on bribing voters in Armenia

Those who choose to sell their vote are to be penalized, as are the politicians buying them

September 16, 2018
Russian citizens suspected in Novichok poisoning case in the UK give interview

Russian citizens suspected in Novichok poisoning case in the UK give interview

The pair identify themselves as Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov and deny their participation in the crime

September 14, 2018
Armenian judoka absent from World Judo Championships in Baku due to ‘security concerns’

Armenian judoka absent from World Judo Championships in Baku due to ‘security concerns’

A record number of 831 judoka from 133 countries are participating

September 21, 2018
European Court of Human Rights rules against Armenia in three cases

European Court of Human Rights rules against Armenia in three cases

The deadly events of 1 March 2008 were revisited in two of the three cases

September 21, 2018
Islamic mourning in Azerbaijan: blood donations replace self-flagellation

Islamic mourning in Azerbaijan: blood donations replace self-flagellation

Azerbaijan marks Ashura - a day for commemorating the death of the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers

September 20, 2018
Georgia’s PM on Fox News’ Special Report: Russia gets in the way of Georgian peace initiatives

Georgia’s PM on Fox News’ Special Report: Russia gets in the way of Georgian peace initiatives

The Georgian PM told Fox News that he supported president Trump's decision to engage in dialogue with Putin

September 20, 2018
How has the fall of the Turkish lira affected the countries of the South Caucasus?

How has the fall of the Turkish lira affected the countries of the South Caucasus?

Experts say that Armenia was saved by the fact that it has few ties with Turkey, and that potential damage to the Georgian economy was mitigated by income from tourism

September 10, 2018
Tariffs on imported potatoes doubled in Azerbaijan in response to local complaints

Tariffs on imported potatoes doubled in Azerbaijan in response to local complaints

The measure is expected to assist local potato farmers

September 7, 2018
Armenian government commission to assess extent of country’s shadow economy

Armenian government commission to assess extent of country’s shadow economy

The next task for the commission will be to create a strategy to combat the shadow economy

September 3, 2018
International Francophonie forum held in Yerevan

International Francophonie forum held in Yerevan

Prime Minister Pashinyan welcomed participants in French, which surprised his fellow citizens

September 13, 2018
A daily dose of Abkhaz adjika for a longer life

A daily dose of Abkhaz adjika for a longer life

What it takes to make adjika, what's in the name and why it's worth making

September 8, 2018
11 websites that you can learn from

11 websites that you can learn from

You can lie on your sofa while listening to a lecture conducted by a Stanford University professor

September 1, 2018