08:38 | June 12, 2018
Before being elected prime minister, anti-government protest leader and MP Nikol Pashinyan met with Sarkissian on April 26 and later posted on his Facebook page that Sarkissian had showed him documents confirming that he had renounced his British citizenship in 2011.
21:23 | March 19, 2018
Two bottlenose dolphins, now being kept in a pool adjacent to the Best Western Paradise Hotel in Armenia’s northern resort town of Dilijan, will be sent to Iran according to Ministry of Nature Protection Chief of Staff Hovhannes Hovhannisyan.
00:14 | March 14, 2018
On March 20, after an absence of more than 22 years, the illustration by Russian painter Mikhail Vrubel, entitled "Demon and Angel with Tamara's Soul" will once again be on display at the Museum of Russian Art in Yerevan. It was stolen from the museum in 1995, and nothing was known about its destiny until 2017.
20:41 | February 8, 2018
The question as to whether Armen Sarkissian, nominated by Armenia’s ruling Republican Party as its candidate to be the next president of Armenia, qualifies for the post continues.
17:33 | February 5, 2018
Nevertheless, Sargsyan’s 37-year-old son Vardan is not listed in Armenia’s voter registry. Hayk, Sargsyan’s 34-year-old son, is listed in the registry, under the same address as his father.
12:11 | July 15, 2017
The collection of paintings includes works by Hakob Hovnatanyan, Vardges Surenyants, Martiros Saryan, Ivan Aivazovsky, Ilya Repin, Tintoretto, Rubens and Jan van Goyen. Experts claim that most of these pictures, some centuries-old, are in danger.
20:58 | June 12, 2017
David Barsamian is the founder and director of Alternative Radio in the United States. In addition to running audio projects, he has authored books with several well-known intellectuals, including Noam Chomsky, Edward Said, Arundhati Roy and others.
16:50 | April 26, 2017
Three years after Armenian customs officials seized almost a ton of heroin being smuggled in from Iran, the biggest drug bust in Armenia and the region, only the bus driver and the bus company director have been sentenced and incarcerated.
05:27 | April 2, 2017
Of the Armenian soldiers who died during the fighting in April 2016 on the border separating Artsakh and Azerbaijan, 51.3% came from poor families and 32.4% from extremely poor families.
13:16 | February 28, 2017
Switzerland’s Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser has replied to a Hetq inquiry requesting clarification as to why the Swiss Federal Department of Justice refused a petition by Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) for legal assistance in the case of the offshore business dealings of Mihran Poghosyan, Armenia’s former Major General of Justice.
21:03 | August 13, 2016
For comparative purposes, it should be noted that in 2016 the government allocated 64.8 million AMD to the Ministry of Culture for supporting the publication of literature, including the works of young writers, children’s and diasporan literature, and translations.
00:33 | July 21, 2016
45 people were injured last night when clashes broke out between demonstrators and police at the security cordon set up around the police building seized by armed attackers on Sunday morning.
13:21 | July 9, 2016
Unfortunately, in Armenia, it’s hard to gauge whether gifts, often amounting to thousands of dollars, listed in the financial disclosures submitted by officials, are aimed at manipulating the powers that be.
23:30 | April 5, 2016
The International Red Cross has proposed that the authorities in Artsakh and Azerbaijan begin organizing measures to search for the bodies of soldiers killed during recent fighting and to return them to their families.
11:40 | November 13, 2015
Our investigation thus reveals that Armenia’s state agencies are basically not interested in providing comprehensive information regarding programs they have allegedly implemented with international financing. In certain cases, such information is quite piecemeal, even when we have forwarded official requests.
Interviews Annotating Yerevan
00:44 | July 11, 2015
According to a report published on July 9 in Meydan TV, Azerbaijan's Ministry of National Security couldn’t effectively use the spyware it purchased for $384,000 from an Italian cyber-surveillance firm called Hacking Team.
20:22 | June 28, 2015
He said that the problem faced by the protesters is getting organized and cited the example in Buenos Aires where 100 organizations would be on the ground to organize the movement.
18:20 | June 5, 2015
Leslie Thorton is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The theme of her talk at the Digital Storytelling Conference held in Yerevan on May 28 was “Journalistic Stories in Today’s Digital World”. On May 30, as part of BarCamp 2015, Thorton spoke about telling visual stories via the social network. Hetq spoke to Thorton about issues related to transformations in the field of journalism, their relation to social , and media literacy.
12:18 | June 3, 2015
“If things get better in terms of work, we won’t even think about returning to Syria, because Syria after the war won’t be the same as before. It lost its security and all its other good points. The best thing we had in Syria was security. I don’t believe that security will return.”