News in Аrmenia today | Nagorno Кarabakh latest news | World News in English today https://en.168.am Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:50:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Aleksan Harutyunyan and Aram Gharibyan appointed chief advisers to Prime Minister of Armenia https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24029.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24029.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:33:08 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24029 By the decision of Prime Minister of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, Aleksan Harutyunyan and Aram Gharibyan have been appointed chief advisers to the Prime Minister of Armenia.

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Edward Nalbandian appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24026.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24026.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:19:43 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24026 President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian issued a decree today, appointing Edward Nalbandian Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia on the basis of the proposal of the Prime Minister.

Edward Nalbandian’s biography

Date and Place of Birth

1956, Republic of Armenia

Education

1978 Moscow State Institute of International Relations

1988 Ph.D. in political science, the USSR National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oriental Studies.

Specialized in International Relations

Professional Experience

1978-1983 the USSR Embassy in Lebanon

1983-1986 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR

1986-1992 Counsellor of the USSR Embassy, then Russian Federation Embassy in Egypt

1992-1993 Chargé d’Affaires of the Republic of Armenia in Egypt

1994-1998 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Egypt, Marocco and Oman (with residence in Cairo)

1999-2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to France

2000-2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Israel (with residence in Paris)

2001-2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Vatican (with residence in Paris)

2004-2008 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to Andorra (with residence in Paris)

2006-2008 Personal Representative of the President of Republic of Armenia in International organization of Francophonie

2008-2018 April 9 Foreign Minister of Armenia

Acting Foreign Minister since April 9, 2018 following the resignation of the Cabinet.

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Vigen Sargsyan appointed Defense Minister https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24023.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24023.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:17:14 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24023 President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian issued a decree today, appointing Vigen Sargsyan Minister of Defense of Armenia on the basis of the proposal of the Prime Minister.

Vigen Sargsyan’s Biography

Date and Place of Birth

May 10, 1975, Yerevan

Education
1992-1996, Northwest Academy of Civil Service (St. Petersburg, Russia), Public Administration and Local Self-Governance, specialization – Personnel Management
1992-1999, Yerevan State University, Master’s degree in Diplomacy History and International Relations
1998-2000, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts and Harvard Universities (Medford, MA), Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy

Work Experience
1995- 1998, Assistant, Adviser to President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia
2001 – 2011, Lecturer at the American University of Armenia
2003 – 2009, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Armenia
2009 – 2011, Deputy Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia
2011-2016, Chief of Staff of the President of the Republic of Armenia
October 3, 2016 – April 9, 2018, Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia

Acting Defense Minister since April 9, 2018 following the resignation of the Cabinet

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Situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan border and Artsakh-Azerbaijan contact line quiet – MoD press secretary https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24019.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24019.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:03:34 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24019 The situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan border and Artsakh-Azerbaijan contact line is quiet as for 17:00, April 18, press secretary of the Defense Ministry of Armenia Artsrun Hovhannisyan reported.

“Both on the border with Armenia and the contact line between Artsakh and Azerbaijan is currently quiet, no shootings. The Armenian Armed Forces keep full control of the situation”, Artsrun Hovhannisyan said.

The Azerbaijani defense ministry’s report alleging that the Artsakh military opened gunfire and wounded a 27-year old resident of Giyamedin village (Azerbaijan) is a disinformation, the defense ministry of Artsakh reported earlier.

“The defense ministry of the Republic of Artsakh is announcing that the army is strictly adhering to the ceasefire regime,” the ministry said in a statement.

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President Sarkissian appoints acting Chief of Staff https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24016.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24016.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:17:20 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24016 President Armen Sarkissian appointed Vardan Makaryan to serve as acting Chief of Staff of the Presidential Administration, the President’s Office reported.

Armen Gevorgyan was relieved as Chief of Staff and appointed as Deputy PM.

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Vache Gabrielyan, Armen Gevorgyan appointed Deputy PMs https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24013.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24013.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:09:08 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24013 President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian appointed Vache Gabrielyan and Armen Gevorgyan as Deputy Prime Ministers on April 18, the President’s Office reported.

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President Sarkissian signs decree on appointing Karen Karapetyan First Deputy Prime Minister https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24011.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24011.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:07:11 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24011 President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian on April 18 signed a decree on appointing Karen Karapetyan as First Deputy Prime Minister based on the proposal of the Prime Minister, the Presidential Office reported.

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Armenian national security neutralizes bank account scamming syndicate https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24009.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24009.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:57:39 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24009 As part of fighting cybercrimes, the National Security Service of Armenia eliminated a criminal syndicate comprising Armenian citizens who were engaged in bank account fraud, the National Security Service reported.

The scammers were active in 2017-2018 and used social media to commit fraud. The syndicate targeted over two dozen citizens of Artsakh, created fake social media accounts under the names of their family members and tricked them into providing bank details under the pretext for sending remittances from abroad. The scammers later used the bank account information to cash out money.

Five scammers have been arrested.

An investigation is currently underway to identify and discover the remaining accomplices of the criminals, as well as the entire circle of victims.

In addition to the abovementioned case, the NSS also uncovered a transnational syndicate of bank scammers.

In particular, a group of Russian citizens committed bank fraud by getting hold of bank accounts of several Armenian citizens and causing 160,000 dollars in damages.

Two citizens of Armenia have been charged as accomplices.

In addition, another case was uncovered involving a group of 4 citizens of Spain, Lithuania and Georgia. The group illegally obtained bank information from US-based banks. The scammers later illegally transferred more than 32 million drams to their accounts and attempted to withdraw it from ATMs. But they were unable to cash out the money because Armenian banks assessed the transactions as suspicious and the accounts were frozen, and credit cards were blocked.

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Artsakh denies opening gunfire, wounding Azerbaijani villager https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24007.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24007.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:53:23 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24007 The Azerbaijani defense ministry’s report alleging that the Artsakh military opened gunfire and wounded a 27-year old resident of Giyamedin village (Azerbaijan) is a disinformation, the defense ministry of Artsakh reported.

“The defense ministry of the Republic of Artsakh is announcing that the army is strictly adhering to the ceasefire regime,” the ministry said in a statement.

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Former President Robert Kocharyan phones Serzh Sargsyan, congratulates on election as PM https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24004.html https://en.168.am/2018/04/18/24004.html#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:23:18 +0000 https://en.168.am/?p=24004 Former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan ( in office 1998-2008) had a phone conversation on April 18 with Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan and congratulated him on being elected, Kocharyan’s Office reported.

Serzh Sargsyan was elected to serve as Prime Minister April 17 by the Parliament of Armenia.

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