Garo Paylan, a deputy of Armenian origin from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been banned from parliamentary sessions for three days for using the word “genocide” to describe incidents that took place in 1915, during an address in Parliament in the early hours of Saturday.
Rich vineyards, fertile pastures, and most arable land lie along the road connecting the two Armenian villages of Baghanisand Voskepar. The stretch of tarmac in the north of country is part of the artery linking Yerevan to the Georgian capital of Tbilisi.
Young French singer of Armenian descent, Hakob, 12, won the first prize in a contest of classic singers during the “Prodiges” program broadcast on the French TV France 2, Jean Eckian reports from Paris.
“We believe we have built a strong foundation for addressing the needs of Armenia’s taxpayers, as a result of collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, the business community and donors,” said Jeffrey Paretchan, the acting director of USAID Armenia’s Sustainable Development Office.