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Fri, 18 Sep 2020 23:29:38 +0400
Armenia Toughens Financial Disclosure Requirements For Officials
The Armenian parliament approved on Friday a government proposal to require high-ranking state officials to provide an anti-corruption body with detailed information about not only their assets but also major private expenditures.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 21:48:56 +0400
Armenian Embassy In Israel Inaugurated
Armenia has reportedly inaugurated its embassy in Israel one year after deciding to upgrade diplomatic relations with the Jewish state.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:10:31 +0400
Armenian Official Fears Coronavirus Resurgence
Armenia’s COVID-19 infection rate may be increasing again after two months of steady decline, Deputy Health Minister Lena Nanushian warned on Friday.

Fri, 18 Sep 2020 17:45:20 +0400
Don’t Be Afraid To Make Mistakes, Pashinian Tells Allies
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian has urged his political team not to be afraid of making mistakes and unpopular decisions in implementing its ambitious reform agenda shaped by Armenia’s 2018 “Velvet Revolution.”

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:30:36 +0400
Former Armenian Police Chief Charged Over Threats To RFE/RL Reporters
Former Armenian Police Chief Vladimir Gasparian has been indicted for threatening two RFE/RL Armenian Service journalists and obstructing their work on a report about government plans to dismantle private houses illegally constructed near Lake Sevan.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 21:27:38 +0400
NGO Activists Hit Back At Pashinian
Representatives of several civic groups deplored on Thursday Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian’s angry reaction to their criticism of the choice of three new members of Armenia’s Constitutional Court confirmed by the parliament.

Thu, 17 Sep 2020 17:27:32 +0400
Parliament Majority Stands By Embattled Minister
The Armenian parliament voted down on Thursday an opposition motion to seek Education Minister Arayik Harutiunian’s dismissal after a heated debate that sparked a fresh war of words between the ruling political team and the opposition Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK).

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 21:52:48 +0400
Pashinian Defends Choice Of New High Court Judges
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian strongly defended on Wednesday the choice of three new members of Armenia’s Constitutional Court while acknowledging that it was not “ideal.”

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 19:46:22 +0400
Armenian Soldier Killed On Azeri Border
An Armenian army soldier was shot dead on Wednesday in fresh ceasefire violations at a volatile section of Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan that saw heavy fighting in July.

Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:56:10 +0400
Armenian Parliament To Probe Government’s Response To COVID-19
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian’s My Step bloc reluctantly accepted on Wednesday opposition demands for a parliamentary inquiry into the Armenian government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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