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Jirair Reisian on losses of Armenian community in Syria: Recovering what is destroyed with determination and belief

(armenpress.am) Recovering what has been destroyed with determination and belief: Jirair Reisian – Armenian lawmaker of Syria’s Parliament, told ARMENPRESS talking about the situation in Aleppo, the recovery process. 2017 was full of difficulties, but also with positive developments. The Armenian lawmaker attaches importance to the liberation of Aleppo in December 2016 which gave hope…

Kindergarten, Mushroom Greenhouse, Tasting Point to Open in Baghanis in 2018

(a1plus.am) Jobs are needed to prevent emigration from the Baghanis community of Tavush region, said Narek Sahakyan, Baghanis community leader today. The latter also stressed that the state should give special status to frontier communities, assisting benefits, compensating tuition fees at universities, and so on. In 2018 a new kindergarten will be opened in the…

Nature reserves in Armenia will be equipped with off-road vehicles and drones

(arka.am) YEREVAN. Nature reserves in Armenia will be equipped with off-road vehicles and drones, nature protection minister Artsvik Minasyan (ARF-D) said at a press conference on Monday, describing wildfires that broke out last August in the Vayots Dzor province and the Khosrov Forest State Reserve southeast of Yerevan, following weeks of unusually high temperatures, as…

Armenia Adopts Law against Domestic Violence at Last

(armenianweekly.com) YEREVAN—The National Assembly of Armenia today adopted legislation aimed at combating domestic violence by introducing criminal and administrative liability against those found guilty of the newly defined crime. The law was passed with 73 votes for and 12 against, with 6 abstentions, after debate and some resistance from a few parliamentarians. Prime Minister Karen…

ARF-D Delegation at Barcelona SI Council, SIW Meetings

The Council of the Socialist International met on 24-25 November in Barcelona, hosted by its member party in Spain, the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party, PSOE. Delegations from all continents, representing SI member parties and invited guests, gathered to discuss three main themes: Building the future with the left: democracy, equality and solidarity; Working for stability…

Karen Khanlarian: Armenia may raise Iran’s international image

(tert.am) Armenia’s role may be great in giving the world objective information about Iran thereby raising the country’s international image, according to an Iranian-Armenian lawmaker. In an interview with Tert.am, Karen Khanlarian highlighted especially the significance of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent visit, which he said was absolutely timely after Iran’s victory against the…

Tough Talk by Armenia’s Environment Minister: Promises to Prosecute Griffon Vulture Killers

(hetq.am) Armenian Minister of Nature Protection Artzvik Minasyan (ARF-D junior coalition partner) reaffirmed to this reporter that those responsible for the killing of endangered griffon vultures in Armenia would be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. However, the minister noted that any such prosecution was dependent on the law and that the law…

ARF-D Representatives from the Americas, Australia Meet in Buenos Aires

The Regional meeting of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) bodies of the Americas and Australia took place in Buenos Aires, Nov. 11-12, under the auspices of the ARF-D Bureau. Members of the ARF-D Bureau, including its representative, as well as members of the ARF-D Supreme Council of Armenia and representatives of various ARF-D regions, were…

FAST fellowship program: The first step to education-science ecosystem

(mediamax.am) The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) announced the launch of a fellowship program that will support postgraduate students and university applicants in natural sciences or engineering to do research in leading universities of Armenia in order to get PhD degree. Today CEO of the Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology Armen Orujyan…

ARF-D Supports Law against Domestic Violence in Armenia

ARF-D Leader: ‘I Do Not See [the Law] as a Danger to Our ‘Traditional’ Family Values’ (ARMENIAN WEEKLY) YEREVAN—Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Supreme Council representative Aghvan Vardanyan said on Thursday that a proposed bill against domestic violence is not a threat to traditional Armenian family values and that the ARF-D will support the adoption of…