4 մարտ, 2019 19:15 Սովորելով լինել անվտանգ համացանցում | A Look Into the Challenges of a Safer Internet in Armenia Համաշխարհային բնակչության կեսից ավելիի համար համացանցը դարձել է առօրյայի անբաժան մաս։ Եվ Հայաստանը բացառություն չէ: Համացանցի օգտատերերի մի մասը անչափահասներ են, որոնք չեն պատկերացնում կամ հասկանում ինտերնետի օգտագործման հետ կապված ռիսկերը:

For more than half of the world population, Internet has become a part of everyday life. And Armenia is no exception. Part of those users are minors who do not imagine or understand the risks involved with using Internet.
4 March, 2019 13:37 Armenia Must Diversify Its Gas Sources and Routes The Iran-Armenia gas agreement currently in force is, in fact, the second such agreement between the two countries concluded after Armenia’s independence. The first one was never implemented because it was too unbalanced in favor of Iran, due to prevailing circumstances. The philosophy of the current agreement, “electricity-for-gas”, is a balanced concept that can be expanded. It requires Armenia to build high performing power plants, so that the conversion of Iranian gas into electricity – part of which will be exported to Iran in order to pay for the gas – is worth it. But Armenia’s gas demand is limited. Most importantly, Armenia should emphasize developing renewable sources of energy, such as solar and wind. These are clean energies and independent sources. 4 March, 2019 09:53 Turkey Attempts to Pressure Russia, Iran, and Azerbaijan for Better Gas Deals Turkey is interested in buying more US LNG, according to its Deputy Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Alparslan Bayraktar. Some of its long-term contracts to import 3 MMt/annum of LNG from Algeria will expire this year, while contracts for 16 bcm/annum of Russian gas (delivered by gasline) will come to an end in 2021. “We are on the brink of a new period during which Turkey will make significant decisions. 3 March, 2019 12:57 Iran to Counter U.S. Sanctions Through Private Sector Development To counter US sanctions, which are preventing foreign companies from investing and working in Iran, the country plans to rely on its private sector to explore and develop hydrocarbon resources. On a limited scale, it has been doing this for oil exports for several months, and is preparing to use the private sector to finance the national company NIOC as well. After the United States’ withdrew from the JCPOA nuclear agreement in November 2018, public debate was initiated in Iran on the possible role of the private sector, whose representatives highlighted the skills of their companies and called on the public sector to entrust them with tasks formerly given to foreign firms. This is the latest new approach to emerge since Iranian oil was nationalized in 1951 under the reformist nationalist Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh. Nationalization was maintained after Mossadegh was ousted in 1953 and was brought into question neither by the monarchy nor the Islamic Republic. 3 March, 2019 00:05 The Weekly Headlines from Armenia On February 23, former president of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrossian published an article on Ilur.am, refuting claims that he is Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's “political godfather.”

"If some people think that Pashinyan can be guided by advice or be dictated, they are either gravely mistaken or they do not know the person at all, or they are judging him by their own predispositions. I have not met a more independent and self-sufficient man than Pashinyan," Ter-Petrossian wrote.

28 February, 2019 11:23 Armenia Ready to be a Transit Country for Iranian Gas Pashinyan responded that, "Of course, it is important for us to be able to come to a common agreement on the price during further discussions and negotiations. This is a key issue in terms of the attractiveness of the deal. And we hope our representatives will conduct effective talks in this direction."

Iran’s president noted that the cooperation in the field of electricity between Iran and Armenia was also considered in the trilateral format - in cooperation with Georgia, and the in four-party format - in cooperation with Russia.
28 February, 2019 11:14 Armenia’s State Control Service Confirms Detention of Two Employees Armenia’s State Control Service, which conducts financial audits of government and other agencies, has confirmed the detention of two of its employees. The National Security Service of Armenia detained brothers Davit Adyan and Samvel Adyan, according to media reports disseminated on February 26.
28 February, 2019 00:13 Azerbaijan Sentences Karen Ghazaryan to 20 Years in Prison The Ganja Military Criminal Court of Azerbaijan sentenced Armenian citizen Karen Ghazaryan to 20 years in prison for "organizing sabotage and terrorist acts in the territory of Azerbaijan."

On July 15, the Azerbaijani media began to spread a photo of Ghazaryan, a 34-year-old resident of the border village of Berdavan in Armenia’s northeast province of Tavush. Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Defense announced that it had prevented an Armenian sabotage attempt, capturing one of those involved. The Armenian side denied such an attempt.
27 February, 2019 16:05 Նիկոլ Փաշինյանը՝ Իրանում․ ֆոտոշարք | Prime Minister Pashinyan in Iran Հայաստանի վարչապետ Նիկոլ Փաշինյանը պաշտոնական այցով առաջին անգամ Իրանում է։

Prime Minister Pashinyan arrives in Iran on an official visit․
26 February, 2019 16:57 Barekendan, a Celebration of Spring in Aragyugh Masked faces performed folk songs, dances and played games on the day before lent in Armenia, for a celebration called “Barekendan”. The village of Aragyugh celebrated the event for the first time in thirty years, with the hope that this new dynamism will help their village develop.
26 February, 2019 14:07 A Holistic Approach to Armenia’s Future: A Conversation with Noubar Afeyan and Ruben Vardanyan Aurora Humanitarian Initiative co-founders Ruben Vardanyan and Noubar Afeyan spoke with CivilNet’s Salpi Ghazarian about the motivations and goals that tie together the various initiatives that they have created with the intention to place Armenia on the global stage and to promote Armenia's development. From the Aurora Prize to the United World College Dilijan to the Initiatives for the Development of Armenia IDeA and FAST - the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology - the pair of innovator/businessmen philanthropists have chosen a variety of directions by which to contribute to growth in Armenia and visibility in the world.

25 February, 2019 19:10 PoliTalks with Irina Ghaplanyan An in depth conversation between PoliTalks host Eric Hacopian and Irina Ghaplanyan the First Deputy Minister Of Nature Protection about the environmental policies of the post revolutionary Armenian government.
PoliTalks is a new series of interviews by host Eric Hacopian with key political figures focused on post revolutionary Armenia.

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