1 June, 2020 18:46 Armenian PM Tests Positive for COVID-19 Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and his family have tested positive for COVID-19. Ex-General Samvel Babayan has been appointed as head of Karabakh’s security council. Ex-Intelligence chief Artur Vanetsyan has been elected leader of a new political party.
1 June, 2020 18:03 We Are Entering Into A More Fractured World: A Talk With Robert Kaplan Robert D. Kaplan, an American author on politics and foreign affairs speaks to CivilNet’s host interviewer, AUA Adjunct Lecturer, Ph.D Narek Mkrtchyan about the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has posed to the world.
1 June, 2020 11:40 Hrant Dink Foundation Releases a Statement About Receiving a Death Threat We would like to share with the public that on 27-28 May 2020 the Hrant Dink Foundation received a written death threat via email. We have duly notified the Şişli Police Headquarters and the Istanbul Governorship in writing. The email included the phrase ‘We may turn up one night, when you least expect it’, a slogan used boastfully in certain circles, and the very same slogan we were well used to hearing before Hrant Dink was so publicly assassinated, and with the knowledge of official bodies, on 19 January 2007. The threat accuses the Hrant Dink Foundation of telling ‘tales of fraternity’, demands us to leave the country and threatens Rakel Dink and the foundation’s lawyer with death. 29 May, 2020 21:18 Despite Challenges, Growth Continues for Small Businesses in Armenia In a report by the World Bank comparing business regulations in 190 economies, Armenia ranked 47 with a score of 74.5. Although there are areas that could be improved, Armenia is considered to be business friendly, especially in respect to the ease of starting a new one.
29 May, 2020 20:09 The Thread That Led Vani From Syria to Armenia Vani Nalbandian moved to Armenia with her family in 2012. Originally from Syria, the family fled the war which started in 2011. Eight years later, she is managing Nor Arev company in Armenia.

Under her leadership, the Syrian Armenians of Nor Arev switched from eco-bag and clothing manufacturing to producing 100 to 200 masks a day to help Armenians combat the spread of COVID-19.
29 May, 2020 13:43 As Armenia and Georgia Reopen Economies, Countries’ Coronavirus Trajectories Remain Starkly Different In early May, both Armenia and Georgia announced plans to begin reopening their economies following roughly two months of coronavirus-related lockdowns. By the end of May, both countries are poised to reopen most businesses, stores, and restaurants, as well as public transport. Authorities in Armenia and Georgia alike have argued that maintaining restrictions on social activity has proven economically unsustainable.
29 May, 2020 13:16 Revealed: US-funded website spreading COVID misinformation in Armenia US taxpayer money has funded a controversial health news website in Armenia that is spreading “incredibly dangerous” COVID-19 misinformation, openDemocracy can reveal.
28 May, 2020 10:57 Armenian Government Announces Property Tax Hike as Economy Sharply Contracts On May 27, Armenia’s National Assembly passed an amendment to the country’s tax code that will result in a considerable increase in property taxes. Finance Minister Atom Janjughazyan voiced his support for the amendment, arguing that local governments, whose budgets are largely dependent on property tax revenues, stand to benefit from the changes. The amendment enters into force on January 1, 2021 and is to be implemented gradually over the course of a three-year period.
27 May, 2020 21:33 Armenia to Begin Production of 100,000 Covid Test Kits Armenia works to avoid a second lockdown, as 372 new cases are confirmed. Armenia will discontinue direct elections for town and city mayors. Karabakh President Arayik Harutyunyan has restructured the government, and announces new appointments. The Institute of Molecular Biology will soon begin the production of 100,000 Covid-19 test kits.
27 May, 2020 10:34 Moderna's Noubar Afeyan on Coronavirus, Philanthropy and Immigration Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine candidate is due to enter phase 3 clinical trial in July. The company's Chairman Noubar Afeyan, who is also the founder of Flagship Pioneering, is cautiously optimistic about the speedy approach to vaccine development. He talks to CivilNet's Syuzanna Petrosyan about Moderna, his philanthropic activities, and his path from an immigrant teenager fleeing civil war to a successful science innovator.
26 May, 2020 20:53 ECHR Calls on Azerbaijan to Compensate Family of Murdered Armenian Serviceman 289 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. The opposition Bright Armenia Party has ended its 2 week boycott of parliament. Former Nagorno Karabakh army commander Samvel Babayan has been appointed as head of Artsakh’s security council. Armenian de-miners have cleared 51,000 square meters of landmines in Syria. The ECHR has condemned Azerbaijan’s response to the murder of an Armenian serviceman by Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov.
26 May, 2020 19:26 Between Peace and Inequality in Armenia’s Village of Ledzhan Ledzhan, a village located in northern Armenia, in the Lori region is a place that leaves a strange impression of serenity and of despair at the same time. We visited the peaceful area and met with the villagers during the coronavirus lockdown.