- Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee confirms that tolls are being levied on foreign vehicles on Goris-Kapan highway.
- 25,000 of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine have been donated to Armenia from France.
- One Armenian serviceman has died as a result of an incident in a military base in southern Armenia.
Explainer: Jerusalem’s Armenians rally against ‘fraudulent’ land deal
By Mark Dovich In recent weeks, members of Jerusalem’s Armenian community have repeatedly rallied against a controversial land deal that will see roughly a quarter of the holy city’s Armenian Quarter leased away for nearly a century. “If the deal will not be revoked immediately, our 2,000-year-old Armenian presence in Jerusalem is in great danger,” activist and community organizer Hagop Djernazian told CivilNet. What’s the background? Reports of the land deal first came out two years ago, when Father Baret Yeretsian, a priest heading the real estate department at the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, told news agencies the Patriarchate had […]
Russia is becoming hostage to Turkey and Azerbaijan
Georgi Derluguian, Professor of Historical Sociology at New York University Abu Dhabi, sits down with CivilNet Editor-in-Chief Karen Harutyunyan to talk about recent developments in Armenia’s wider geopolitical region and their repercussions in the South Caucasus.
Armenia-Azerbaijan summit in Washington postponed by Baku
Azerbaijan has provided information to the European Court of Human Rights on the two Armenian servicemen allegedly abducted last month. Armenian foreign minister and newly elected Turkish foreign minister held their first phone call to discuss normalization efforts and ongoing peace negotiations. A planned meeting of the Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers in Washington has been postponed at Azerbaijan’s request.
Celebrating 100 episodes of Insights with Eric Hacopian
As we mark the 100 episode of Insights with Eric Hacopian, Eric and the team would like to thank all our viewers for joining us on this journey. In this special episode, we are doing something a little different: Eric answers some of your most pressing questions. Stay tuned for the next 100 episodes of Insights.
EU border mission to double number of ‘operational hubs’ in
The European Union said it will double the number of “operational hubs” for monitors deployed to the Armenian side of the border with Azerbaijan. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan spoke with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Dereck Hogan in advance of a planned meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan, who co-chairs a working group on restoring regional transit links, met with Toivo Klaar, the EU’s special representative to the South Caucasus. Armenia’s State Revenue Committee said officers intercepted 1.5 kilograms of methamphetamine destined for Australia at Yerevan’s Zvartnots International Airport.
Diaspora: Armenia’s “black gold” for economic development
Diana Sarumova, executive director at the European Business Association in Armenia, sits down with CivilNet’s Mark Dovich to talk about Armenia’s improving business environment, the challenges facing Armenian companies looking to expand abroad, and the importance of engaging the diaspora in Armenia’s economic development.
Trial against Azerbaijani soldier accused of murdering Armenian civilian to
The trial against the Azerbaijani soldier accused of murdering an Armenian civilian in southern Armenia in April will begin on Friday, the Prosecutor General’s Office said. Azerbaijani Ombudsperson Sabina Aliyeva visited the two Armenian soldiers allegedly abducted from Armenian territory last month. Gayane Hakobyan, who lost her son in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and stands accused of trying to kidnap Ashot Pashinyan, was taken back into custody hours after a court ordered her to be freed from pre-trial detention and placed under house arrest.
Foreign ministers of Armenia, Azerbaijan to meet in Washington next
The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet in Washington next week for another round of peace talks. Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said that Armenia “has no right” to negotiate on the future status of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armen Grigoryan, the head of Armenia’s Security Council, said Yerevan may sign a peace deal with Baku by the end of the year. A Yerevan court ordered that Gayane Hakobyan, the woman accused of trying to kidnap Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s son, be placed under house arrest.