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Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:07:31 +0400
Press Review
“Zhamanak” says that strong popular support is what makes Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian confident that he will not lose power and will succeed in forcing parliamentary elections after tendering his resignation late on Tuesday.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 22:00:30 +0400
Ex-PM Abrahamian’s Brother Freed For Now
The brother of Armenia’s embattled former Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian was released from pre-trial custody on Wednesday two months after being charged with illegal arms possession.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:05:10 +0400
China Donates More Ambulances To Armenia
China has donated 200 new ambulances to Armenia as part of its continuing economic assistance to the South Caucasus country.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:29:21 +0400
Ally ‘Still Respected’ By Sarkisian Despite Support For Pashinian
A senior lawmaker representing Serzh Sarkisian’s Republican Party (HHK) claimed on Wednesday that the former Armenian president “respects” his unexpected decision to voice support for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian.

Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:19:52 +0400
Pashinian Plans No Election Alliances With Other Parties
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian made clear on Wednesday that his Civil Contract party will not form an alliance with any other political group ahead of Armenia’s forthcoming parliamentary elections.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:53:11 +0400
Security Chief Blames ‘Well-Known Armenian’ For Leaked Phone Calls
Artur Vanetsian, the National Security Service (NSS) director, claimed on Tuesday that a “well-known” individual from Armenia commissioned the secret recording of his sensitive phone conversations with the head of another law-enforcement body.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 20:40:49 +0400
Armenian PM Resigns Ahead Of Expected Snap Polls
Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian announced his resignation late on Tuesday, paving the way for the holding of snap parliamentary elections in Armenia in December.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:47:42 +0400
U.S. Plans ‘Strategic’ Talks With Armenia
The United States plans to hold early next year “strategic discussions” with Armenia on ways of strengthening bilateral relations, a senior U.S. State Department official said at the end of a visit to Yerevan on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 15:20:45 +0400
Armenian Police General Named Provincial Governor
In a surprise move, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian’s government on Tuesday appointed a retired general, who was Armenia’s second most powerful police official during former President Serzh Sarkisian’s rule, as a provincial governor.

Mon, 15 Oct 2018 20:31:03 +0400
U.S. Envoy Upbeat On Democracy In Armenia
Richard Mills, the outgoing U.S. ambassador in Yerevan, sounded optimistic on Monday about Armenia’s chances of becoming an established democracy after the recent dramatic change of its government.

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