Monthly Archives: January 2017

World

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has issued a statement regarding the January 27, 2017, White House Executive Order on immigration, titled, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States”. The statement notes that the committee remains engaged and concerned regarding the developing situation surrounding the White House’s January 27th immigration …

World

Austria is planning to ban the Muslim face veil in public places, the centrist coalition government said today as it announced a package of policies aimed at countering the growing appeal of the far-right opposition Freedom Party (FPO), the Mirror reports. The FPO has topped opinion polls for months, boosted by Europe’s migrant crisis and …

World

Editor-in-chief of famous Russian news channel RT Margarita Simonyan has recommended U.S. State Department Spokesman John Kirby to take sedative drugs in order to maintain mental stability. Earlier, during a briefing Kirby lost temper after Armenian reporter Gayane Chichakyan’s question. Panorama.am reports referring to Lenta.ru Russian news agency. “First of all it is not a …

World

U.S. President Donald Trump fired acting Attorney-General Sally Yates on Monday after she took the extraordinarily rare step of defying the White House and refused to defend new travel restrictions targeting seven Muslim-majority nations, Reuters reports. It was another dramatic twist in the unusually raucous roll-out of Trump’s directive that put a 120-day hold on …

Other

Armenia’s Ministry of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies informed Panorama.am that as of 09:30 January 31, clear ice is observed across the highways of Artik, Aragats, Aparan, Spitak, Lori, Akhuryan, Martuni and Goris districts. Due to the large scale cleaning works carried out by Tavush RCM CJSC Berd-Chambarak Highway has been opened for traffic. The …

Legal

Today marks 6 month since Andrias Ghukasyan was arrested (30.07.2016). As we know, Andrias Ghukasyan, Armen Martirosyan and Davit Sanasaryan are being accused of organizing mass disorders in Sari Tagh on 29 July 2016. On that day, a demonstration was took place on the Freedom Square, followed by a peaceful march by the participants to …

Legal

Last week a court in Armenia ordered Andreas Ghukasyan, a senior member of the opposition New Armenia movement, to remain in detention for an additional two months pending trial on criminal charges of “organizing mass disorder.” He has been locked up since his arrest during public protests in Yerevan on July 29, 2016, when police …