14 March, 2019 22:35 Amid Protests, City Dismantles Cafes Near Opera House Employees and owners of cafes surrounding Yerevan’s Opera House are protesting the city’s decision to limit commercial activity in the area to make room for a new Opera House Green Zone. At least one policeman and one protester was injured on the evening of March 14.

Yerevan Mayor, Hayk Marutyan, announced last month that nearly two acres of new green space would replace the several cafes surrounding the Opera House in the city’s center.
12 March, 2019 23:53 Pashinyan and Karabakh President Co-Chair Security Councils Meeting The Security Councils of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh held a joint session in Stepanakert on March 12. The meeting was co-chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan.

The meeting’s agenda included a joint assessment of the current situation in the Karabakh peace process as well as an outline of coordinated efforts. Both Pashinyan and Sahakyan made speeches before discussing the agenda items.
12 March, 2019 18:53 PoliTalks with James Appathurai An in-depth conversation between PoliTalks host Eric Hacopian and James Appathurai NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs about NATO expansion and the new Armenian government. 12 March, 2019 15:26 Armenian Ornamental Art Comes to Life In 2010, Armen Kyurkchyan and his two daughters, Astghik and Sona, established Kyurkchyan Publishing House. Kyurkchyan is a designer and an author.
Armenian ornamental art, ornamental script and block printed fabrics are the elements of Kyurchyan’s work.
CivilNet visited the Kyurkchyan Publishing House to speak with Armen and Sona Kyurkchyans.

The Homeland Development Initiative Foundation (HDIF) makes ornamented ties, suspenders and cufflinks.
11 March, 2019 23:07 Armenia-NATO to Strengthen Relations NATO week kicked off in Armenia on March 11. During this week, Armenia will welcome NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for the Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai, as well as NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security, Clare Hutchinson.
11 March, 2019 18:33 March 8, 2019 – Armenia’s Energy Sector in Transition This episode is a brief review of Armenia’s energy sector - from energy efficiency, to energy savings, to old and new methods, as well as geopolitical and international factors. The biggest stories and ideas — from Armenia and the region — in less than 15 minutes. ARMENIA UNLOCKED, a podcast from CivilNet TV, brings you reporting and analysis from specialists around the world.
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11 March, 2019 12:43 OSCE Minsk Group Announces Preparations for Pashinyan-Aliyev Meeting Ahead of an upcoming meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group has issued a statement calling on both sides to “refrain from statements and actions suggesting significant changes to the situation on the ground.” The Minsk Group Co-Chairs from Russia, France, and the U.S. are working with the two foreign ministers on the preparations for a meeting between Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

Emil Sanamyan, a Washington-based reporter and a specialist on Karabakh, talks to CivilNet’s Karen Harutyunyan.
10 մարտ, 2019 22:16 In Memoriam: Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan (1956-2019) By Dr Hratch Tchilingirian
A decadelong goodbye for a journey cut short
Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan was one of the most courageous, principled and forward looking church leaders in the contemporary history of the Armenian Church  His youth, charisma, strong pastoral and administrative leadership were assets that the community in Turkey needed at the time of his election as Patriarch However, his decadelong illness made it impossible to fulfil the hopes of the expected new era in the life of the Armenian community in Turkey
Physically a towering figure, even as he resembled a biblical character, his thinking was fully in step with the times, creative and purposeful  Above all, as a priest and hierarch, he was a deeply spiritual person and tried to live what he preached He became an inspiring role model for multitudes of young people for whom he dedicated serious time and energy with the love of an elder brother
For Patriarch Mesrob, Christian faith and Armenian culture and language were in
9 March, 2019 21:31 PODCAST: Armenia's Energy Sector in Transition This episode is a brief review of Armenia’s energy sector - from energy efficiency, to energy savings, to old and new methods, as well as geopolitical and international factors. Astghine Pasoyan, Executive Director of the Foundation to Save Energy and Professor at the American University of Armenia, joins the conversation. 8 March, 2019 15:47 PODCAST: Economic Development in Rural Regions of Armenia Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan returns from first official visit to Iran. Azerbaijan sentences an Armenian citizen to 20 years in prison. Timothy Straight, the Honorary Consul of Finland and Norway in Armenia who also has social entrepreneurship initiatives in the region, discusses economic development in rural Armenian regions of Armenia. 8 March, 2019 15:42 Ruben Vardanyan Responds to Money Laundering Investigation In response to a recent money laundering investigation, businessman and philanthropist Ruben Vardanyan said the published materials contained inaccuracies, information taken completely out of context, interpretations and pure inventions.”
8 March, 2019 09:00 Armenia to Resize Government Structure Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s government approved the "Government Structure and Functions Program” on March 7.