11 մայիս, 2020 21:55 Ex-PM Karen Karapetyan Questioned Over 2016 April War 79 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. Former Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan has appeared at the inquiry into the 2016 April War. An Armenian church has been attacked in Istanbul. The National Assembly has moved to ratify the convention against child sexual abuse.
11 May, 2020 19:27 Armenia Passes Property Confiscation Law as Corruption Investigations Into Former Officials Gather Pace Supporters of the law, including Justice Minister Rustam Badasyan, argue that it helps move Armenia’s legislative framework in the field of anti-corruption closer to international standards. And most observers of Armenia’s politics would agree that anti-corruption efforts are urgently needed in the country, though their views on how such goals are to be achieved would likely be far more divergent.

8 մայիս, 2020 21:02 Brawl Erupts in Armenian Parliament A brawl has erupted in the Armenian Parliament. 145 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. Construction of a new solar power station begins in Vayots Dzor.
8 May, 2020 18:48 Coronavirus Pandemic Presents Distinct Problems for Nagorno-Karabakh, Underscores Dependence on Neighbors As a new report by the International Crisis Group highlights, Eurasia’s six unrecognized political entities—Abkhazia, Donetsk, Luhansk, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Ossetia, and Transnistria—small territories in the post-Soviet space which function as de facto independent polities but enjoy little to no international recognition—are uniquely vulnerable to the challenges posed by the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

7 May, 2020 20:58 Armenia Achieves Highest Improvement in History of Democracy Report Large scale construction of new schools and medical facilities is set to start in Armenia. 102 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. According to the 2020 Nations in Transit Report, Armenia is improving in terms of democracy.
7 May, 2020 19:10 Arevik: A Catholic Village in Armenia The small village of Arevik is located in Armenia’s Shirak Province. The majority of the residents in this village do not belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church, but the Catholic one. Catholics in Armenia are a very small minority. According to National Statistics, they represent less than one percent of the population.
6 May, 2020 20:49 EU Report: US and UK Pressured Armenia Over Amulsar Mining Dispute COVID-19 is confirmed amongst staff of Armenia’s Parliament. The Environment Minister has resigned and a new deputy head of the NSS has been appointed. A classified EU Report points to the role of UK and US pressure in Armenia’s mining dispute. The Prime Minister has presented the government’s action plan in parliament.
5 May, 2020 20:55 Landmine Explosion Kills Serviceman in Nagorno-Karabakh A man has jumped from the 9th floor of a building with his two children. 112 more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. And an army serviceman has died after a landmine explosion in Nagorno-Karabakh.
5 May, 2020 19:00 Criminal Cases in Limbo at Armenia’s Investigative Bodies Following the Velvet Revolution of 2018, Armenian law enforcement agencies initiated corruption cases against former officials. Most of these cases involving high-level officials have been in the preliminary stage of investigation for a long time, and the bodies conducting the investigation are not sending the cases to court. Here is a recap of what the investigating agencies told CivilNet about these ongoing cases.
5 May, 2020 11:11 Georgia’s Widely-Praised Coronavirus Response Casts Neighboring Armenia’s Approach in Unfavorable Light The implementation of widely differing approaches to the ongoing global coronavirus outbreak in the South Caucasus has led to striking contrasts in public health outcomes in the region. Georgia in particular stands out for its remarkably low number of reported infections: as of May 3, the country had reported only 582 infections and 9 deaths. Meanwhile, neighboring Armenia had recorded 2,376 infections and 35 deaths through the same period.

5 May, 2020 10:23 Nagorno Karabakh Settlement and Regional Powers: A Discussion With Thomas de Waal Benyamin Poghosyan, CivilNet’s host of the “Crossroad” project, discusses Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement with Thomas de Waal, senior fellow at Carnegie Europe, specializing in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus region.

4 May, 2020 20:43 Armenia’s Lockdown Lifted, Despite Soaring Cases Armenia eases lockdown restrictions, despite significant rise in cases. An arrest warrant for Chairman of UCOM’s board of directors Gurgen Khachatryan has been issued. After a series of incidents in Gavar, the police chief of Gegharkunik region has been sacked.