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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 01:59:49 +0000
Armenian Parliament Extends Amnesty-For-Cash For Draft Dodgers
Armenian lawmakers on November 17 approved legislation to provide young men who have illegally evaded compulsory military service an opportunity for amnesty if they pay a hefty sum.

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:02:47 +0000
French Police Arrest 26 from Ex-Soviet Republics On Burglary, Extortion Charges
The Georgian Interior Ministry says 26 people from former Soviet republics have been detained in Paris on charges of burglary, extortion, and being members of a criminal group.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:36:35 +0000
Armenia, Azerbaijan Dispute Partnership Language Over Nagorno-Karabakh
A dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the wording of a potential one-paragraph statement on the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh has delayed completion of a final declaration for next week's Eastern Partnership summit sponsored by the European Union.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:41:57 +0000
Russian, Armenian Leaders Hail Close Ties After Moscow Meeting
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has hailed his country's close ties with Russia after meeting with President Vladimir Putin during a visit to Moscow to mark the Days of Armenian Culture in Russia celebrations.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:06:51 +0000
Armenian Defense Ministry Takes The Offensive To Close Deferment Loophole
A year after suffering a setback in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian military is looking to end a loophole that provides potential conscripts a way to avoid service -- and students are putting up resistance.

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 02:05:53 +0000
Armenian Lawmakers Adopt Controversial Military-Service Bill
Armenia’s parliament has passed in its second and final reading a controversial bill that would restrict draft deferments.

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:59:53 +0000
Yerevan Market Traders Protest Against 'Tax Terror'
Several dozen market traders have rallied outside parliament in Yerevan to protest what some of them described as “terror” tactics used by Armenia's tax administration.

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 15:43:08 +0000
Prosecutor Seeks Seven Years In Prison For Former Karabakh Commander
The prosecutor in the trial of former separatist Nagorno-Karabakh military commander Samvel Babayan has urged an Armenian court to convict the retired army general of arms smuggling and money laundering.

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 19:51:30 +0000
Explainer: The Facts Behind The Now-Endangered U.S. 'Diversity Visa' Plan
The Uzbek man accused of killing eight people in the New York City terror attack first came to the United States in 2010 under the Diversity Visa Immigrant Program. Designed to provide permanent residency status to people from countries with low rates of immigration to the United States, the program is now under fire from President Donald Trump.

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 19:14:37 +0000
Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Line Officially Launched
Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey have launched a rail link connecting the three countries, establishing a freight and passenger link between Europe and China that bypasses Russia and Armenia.

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