· December, 2006

Stories about Armenia from December, 2006

Armenia: Parliamentary Monitor

  27 December 2006

Onnik Krikorian has a pessimistic take on the latest developments in the lead-up to Armenia's parliamentary election, saying that everyone might as well just enjoy the show.

Armenia: Dead Homeless

21 December 2006

Onnik Krikorian writes about encountering the dead body of a homeless man while walking his son to school. He says that many homeless people die on the streets in Yerevan due to a lack of services to assist them.

Armenia: Araz Petition

21 December 2006

Christian Garbis reports on the Araz Petition, an online petition named after an Iranian teenager struck and killed by a speeding driver in Yerevan. The petition aims to pressure the government into making Armenia safe for pedestrians, which Garbis says involves addressing reckless driving and jaywalking.

Armenia: Election Update

  13 December 2006

Onnik Krikorian has the latest updates on the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, including the news that a popular war hero got arrested for allegedly plotting a coup d'état.

Armenia: Earthquake Anniversary

  9 December 2006

Onnik Krikorian marks the 18th anniversary of the 1988 Armenian earthquake that killed 25,000 and continues to impact northern regions of the country.

Armenia: No Anthem

6 December 2006

As of today, Armenia has no national anthem. Onnik Krikorian explains why.

Armenia: Rules of the Road

  1 December 2006

Zarchka reports on the transition to new traffic rules for vans that serve as public transportation that requires them to stop only at bus stops. After some chaos, she says that some sort of order has been restored, but that there have been unintended consequences.