- The two Azerbaijani servicemen who crossed into Armenia last week have been arrested and formally charged, according to Armenia’s Prosecutor General’s office.
- Azerbaijani units fired on Armenian positions near Sotk in Armenia’s eastern Gegharkunik region yesterday evening, according to a spokesperson for Armenia’s Defense Ministry.
- Armenian gymnast Artur Davtyan was crowned the champion at this year’s European Gymnastic Championships over the weekend.
Armenian banks begin blocking Russian transactions for electronics: Business Week
In this week’s edition of CivilNet’s business digest: Armenia’s inflation rate fell sharply from 3.2% to 1.3% last month, but the Central Bank has so far given no indications it plans to cut interest rates. A number of Armenian banks have started blocking Russian firms from making payments for electronics imports. Armenia’s Team Telecom will become the country’s first mobile network operator to go public.
“We are living in hell, 25% of our Armenian Quarter
As CivilNet continues its coverage of the Cows’ Garden or Goveru Bardez issue in Jerusalem, we unpack this complex issue and the protest movement that started, after it came to light that 25% of the quarter has been leased off for 99 years. Stay tuned for part two where we look at why the Cows’ Garden issue is also being opposed by Palestinian, Jordanian, Greek and Jewish voices. READ MORE: Explainer: Jerusalem’s Armenians rally against ‘fraudulent’ land deal WATCH HERE: Jerusalem’s Armenian community continues protests against controversial land deal
Court finds woman guilty of attempting to kidnap prime minister’s
Two U.S. senators have introduced a resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s blockade of Nagorno-Karabakh, now approaching its sixth month. A State Department spokesperson declined to say when a high-level Armenia-Azerbaijan summit in Washington, initially set for next week but then postponed, may take place. Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will meet today with Russian President Vladimir Putin. A Yerevan court found Gayane Hakobyan guilty of trying to kidnap Pashinyan’s son, but released her from detention on a four-year suspended sentence.
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.