Armenian transit: Will Russian gas be supplied from Iran to Georgia?
Jul29

Armenian transit: Will Russian gas be supplied from Iran to Georgia?

The agreement on trial gas exports from Iran to Georgia will allow covering one fourth of the country’s gas demand and will decrease its dependence on Azerbaijan. Baku delivers 80% to Georgia now. However, experts say the matter is more about delivery of 500 mn cubic meters of gas of necessity than Tbilisi’s willingness to diversify energy sources. Moreover, due to the current infrastructure, Georgia will have the Russian instead of...

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Iran plans to export gas to Georgia via Armenia
Jul27

Iran plans to export gas to Georgia via Armenia

Iran has signed an agreement with a Georgian purchaser for natural gas sale, and the agreement will hopefully come into effect in the current year, official IRNA news agency reported Tuesday (July 26). Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the visiting Armenian Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Levon Yolyan, Iranian Minister of Oil Zangeneh said Iran’s gas transit to Georgia via Armenia was the most important topic...

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Two remaining hostages released in Yerevan
Jul23

Two remaining hostages released in Yerevan

Two remaining hostages were released in Armenia’s capital city Yerevan, a source at the republic’s law enforcement authorities told TASS on Saturday (July 23). “The two remaining hostages were released,” the source said. “They are deputy head of Armenia’s police – Major-General Vartan Yegiazyarian and deputy head of the Yerevan police – Colonel Valery Osipyan.” Earlier on Saturday, the Armenian...

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Armenian opposition stages another rally in Yerevan
Jul22

Armenian opposition stages another rally in Yerevan

Armenian opposition forces has staged a rally in the capital Yerevan near the police regiment seized by gunmen on Sunday (July 17) where they are still holding hostages. On Wednesday night, police and protesters clashed leaving 51 people, with 29 police officers among them, injured. At dawn the police troops dispersed the crowd, detaining 136 opposition activists. The protesters call the gunmen ‘heroes’ and demand to rule out any...

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45 people hospitalized after clashes between protesters and police in Yerevan
Jul21

45 people hospitalized after clashes between protesters and police in Yerevan

As police and protesters clash in Khorenatsi Street in Yerevan late in the evening on July 20, 45 people apply for medical assistance. The clashes occurred near the police station that has been seized by an armed group of radical oppositionists for the fourth day already. Anahit Aytayan, spokesperson for the Armenian health minister, said 25 police officers and almost as many civilians were injured in clashes. In her words, 18 people...

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