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Iran’s Rouhani to visit Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Iran’s Rouhani to visit Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani will visit Armenia at the invitation of President Serzh Sargsyan. After his trip to Armenia, Rouhani is expected to travel to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. During his meetings with the three leaders, IRI President will discuss bilateral cooperation and will exchange views on regional and international challenges, Fars agency reported.

Armenia and Iran to create Free Economic Zone

Armenia and Iran to create Free Economic Zone

RFERL/RL – Armenia’s government is working with Iran to create a free economic zone in the country’s southernmost Meghri region, Economy Minister Artsvik Minasyan said on August 25. “The creation of a free economic zone with Iran will make available a good platform for the production of goods and rendering of services especially at the […]

Why anti-corruption protests are rising in Armenia?

Why anti-corruption protests are rising in Armenia?

Vestnik Kavkaza – On July 17, 2016, 12 Armenian anti-government activists raided a police station in Yerevan and took nine police officers hostage. After storming the station, the hostage takers urged the Armenian government to release right-wing opposition leader Jarir Sefilian from prison and called for Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan’s immediate resignation. Even though Sefilian’s […]

Kazakh president to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia

Kazakh president to visit Azerbaijan and Armenia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Azerbaijan, Serbia, Armenia and a number of other countries in 2016, Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov said at a briefing Aug. 17, Trend reports. In June, Idrissov said Nazarbayev will visit Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Jordan in 2016. The Kazakh president also plans to visit Kyrgyzstan […]

Putin-Erdogan talks signal ‘restart process’

Putin-Erdogan talks signal ‘restart process’

The recent Erdogan-Putin talks, which were the first ever since the downing of a Russian jet by Turkey, mark a restart period in the two countries’ relations, says an Armenian expert in Turkish studies, Tert reports. At a news conference on August 10, Gevorg Petrosyan, the president of the research center Yeprat, said he sees positive […]

Captives of a patriarchal mentality: domestic violence in the South Caucasus

Captives of a patriarchal mentality: domestic violence in the South Caucasus

When we see women on the street with mutilated faces, with bruised and swollen lips, hands and feet…all ‘dressed’ up in dark purple spots, many of us would probably like to approach these women and ask, ‘What happened?” and talk to them, try and help if we can. We want to find out: who did […]

Armenia: Armed men seize Yerevan police station

Armenia: Armed men seize Yerevan police station

Armed men have seized a police station in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, and taken an unknown number of hostages on Sunday morning, the country’s security service said, Al Jazeera reports. Deputy police chief Artur Vanoyan was killed and three officers were wounded during the armed takeover of the station, first deputy of Armenia’s national police force […]

Interesting Fact: An Official Rainbow Flag in Armenian History

Interesting Fact: An Official Rainbow Flag in Armenian History

A controversial historical fact remains a big discussion for Armenians. A rainbow flag was proposed by Martiros Saryan in 1919 and it was used for a short time. A piece appeared on the website of the Public TV Company of Armenia, titled “The Creation Story of the 3 symbols of the First Republic”. Here we […]

Enemies in love

Enemies in love

When two people love each other, usually neither of them think about the other’s nationality. They focus on the chemistry between them – not on nationalism or patriotism. But people can’t live separated from their own surroundings or environment, and often don’t want to, either. Couples from nations in conflict with one another find themselves […]

Iran endorses visa-free regime with Armenia

Iran endorses visa-free regime with Armenia

A session of Iran’s Cabinet made decisions on abolition of visa requirements between Armenia and Iran. Members of Iran’s Cabinet gathered together for a session on July 10 chaired by President Rouhani, Mehr reports. The meeting made relevant decisions on setting regulations for abolition of visas for holders of diplomatic and ordinary passports as well […]

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