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A police building in Yerevan's Erebuni district seized by anti-government gunmen (Photo: Photolure)

Second Officer Killed in Ongoing Occupation of Yerevan Police Station

YEREVAN (A.W.)—A police officer was shot dead on July 30, in the ongoing standoff with the armed “Sasna Tsrer” group, which has occupied a Yerevan police station since July 17. The spokesperson for the Armenian police Ashot Aharonian said that Yura Tepanosian (b. 1986) was killed by sniper [more...]

July 30, 2016 // 2 Comments

ARF Condemns Yerevan Clashes; Calls for Perpetrators to be Punished

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Supreme Council of Armenia released a statement on July 30, condemning the latest clashes between protesters and law enforcement authorities in Yerevan, which resulted in several injuries and arrests. “We strongly condemn the incident [more...]

July 30, 2016 // 6 Comments

Opposition gunmen continue to occupy a police compound in Yerevan (Photo: Photolure)

Three More “Sasna Tsrer” Gunmen Wounded

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian law enforcement authorities shot and wounded three more gunmen, who have occupied a Yerevan police station since July 17. RFE/RL’s Armenian service Azatutyun.am reported that “Sasna Tsrer” group members Artur Melkinian, Armen Lambarian, and Arayik Kandoyan were [more...]

July 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Armenian Weekly

Job Opportunity: Assistant Editor (English)

The Hairenik Association is seeking a full-time Assistant Editor for the Armenian Weekly English-language newspaper. Responsibilities include providing editorial assistance, writing daily news items, contributing articles, and providing administrative and research support. A bachelor’s degree in [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

The site of the Quba Mere Diwane Yazidi temple at Aknalich, (Photo: Maxim Edwardsacquisition)

Largest Yazidi Temple to Be Built in Armenia

YEREVAN (A.W)—A new Yazidi temple—what is being called the biggest of its kind in the world—is being built approximately 22 miles outside of Yerevan, in the village of Aknalich. The temple, which will be named Quba Mere Diwane, will be built from Armenian granite and Iranian marble and will [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Yerevan on the evening of July 25, in support of the armed opposition group, which continues to occupy a Yerevan police station since July 17.

Thousands March Through Yerevan in Support of Armed Group

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Thousands of demonstrators marched in Yerevan on the evening of July 25 in support of the armed opposition group that continues to occupy a Yerevan police station since July 17. Protesters marched from near the seized police station to the city center and back, chanting slogans [more...]

July 25, 2016 // 3 Comments

Sarkisian (L) and Sefilian (R)

President Sarkisian Ready to Meet with Jailed Sefilian

Armenia’s National Security Service: ‘Individuals Voluntarily Backing Away from a Crime Can Be Exempted from Criminal Liability’ YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian President Serge Sarkisian is ready to meet with imprisoned opposition leader Jirair Sefilian according to Vitaly Balasanian, a [more...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenian serviceman Arsen Arakelyan was killed by Azerbaijani fire along the NKR LoC on the morning of July 23.

One Armenian Serviceman Killed, Another Wounded by Azerbaijani Fire

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Armenian serviceman Arsen Arakelyan was killed by Azerbaijani fire along the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (Artsakh/NKR) Line of Contact (LoC) on the morning of July 23. An investigation into the details of Arakelyan’s death are currently underway, according to a press [more...]

July 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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