Topic: Corruption

By Robert Fisk Well, we can all agree that the sea took 70 percent of the blast!” a close Lebanese friend announced to me this week, with intriguing if doubtful science. I had asked him — because I knew the answer — which of[...]

John Bolton, President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, published a fascinating book on his work at the White House from April 2018 to September 2019. His revealing book, The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir, shows[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator I have never described the events of April-May 2018 as a “revolution” for two reasons. The first is that Serzh Sargsyan gave up power with reason and wisdom, making the[...]

YEREVAN – Gagik Khachatryan, a controversial former finance minister, was arrested on Tuesday, August 27 as part of a corruption investigation conducted by Armenia’s National Security Service (NSS). Another law-enforcement agency[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia’s current government has made “serious progress” in combatting corruption in the country but should not “rest on its laurels,” a senior European Union diplomat said on Tuesday, February 26. Piotr[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Former Mayor of Hrazdan Aram Danielyan was arrested on Tuesday, February 26, on suspicion of embezzlement and misuse of state funds, the Investigative Committee said. Danielyan is suspected of embezzling land and[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A controversial brother of Armenia’s former President Serzh Sargsyan has been formally charged with fraud, his lawyer said on Tuesday, February 19. The lawyer, Mihran Poghosian said that the accusation stems from[...]

By Ani Mejlumyan YEREVAN (Eurasianet) — When Serzh Sargsyan cast his vote at a school gymnasium in Armenia’s December 9 parliamentary elections, it took several tries for the machine reading his fingerprints to recognize him. A video[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A court in Yerevan on December 31 granted bail to former President Serzh Sargsyan’s former chief bodyguard less than two months after he was again arrested on corruption charges. Vachagan Ghazaryan, who headed former[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Law-enforcement authorities on Monday, December 3, moved to arrest on corruption charges a member of Armenia’s outgoing parliament representing former President Serzh Sargsyan’s Republican Party (HHK). Armenia’s[...]