Monthly Archives: August 2019

Accidents

Armenpress. 46 citizens (9 under 18) were hospitalized on August 31 following an event organized in one of the restaurants of the Armenian city of Gyumri, Healthcare minister’s spokesperson Alina Nikoghosyan said. 43 of them were discharged after receiving relevant medical aid. “Currently three citizens are hospitalized. No new patients were taken to hospital. The …

Legal

Radio Azatutyun. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian on Friday again claimed to have eliminated “systemic corruption” in Armenia while saying that Armenians expect a tougher anti-graft fight from the authorities. “The fight against corruption, investigations into corruption-related crimes and especially the recoveries of damage caused by corruption are not unfolding on a scale which we and …

Accidents

A passenger van traveling from Armenia’s capital of Yerevan to Georgia’s Batumi crashed on August 31 near Georgian capital city of Tbilisi at around 02:00-03:00, Armenian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan said on Facebook, Armenpress reports. “According to preliminary reports, two citizens of Armenia have died. The remaining passengers sustained various degree injuries and were …

Ecology

Vice Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan said to reporters about environmentalists fighting against the operation of the mine at Amulsar, “People who write ‘Save Amulsar’ don’t know where it’s located. When they were cutting down trees in Ijevan, environmentalists were silent. Environmentalists can’t do things halfway. Now it’s trendy to create a hashtag …

Economy

Moody’s Investors Service (“Moody’s”) has upgraded on August 27 the Government of Armenia’s local and foreign currency long-term issuer and foreign currency senior unsecured debt ratings to Ba3 from B1. The outlook has been changed to stable from positive, Armenpress reports citing Moody’s website. The decision to upgrade the rating is driven by Moody’s assessment …

Society

Yerevan (ICRC) – Today marks the International Day of the Disappeared aimed at raising awareness of governments, communities, media and public worldwide about the plight of people who went missing because of conflict, violence, migration and natural disasters. This represents a global humanitarian tragedy on a large scale. Some go missing in action. Some are …