France's lower house has passed by a large majority a bill that would make it a crime to deny examples of genocide as defined by the French state, which has already classified Ottoman-era mass killings of Armenians as such.
Members of the CIS Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have reached a tentative agreement that would require all seven member states to agreement to any individual state allowing foreign military forces to be based on its territory.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul has called on France to abandon an Armenian "genocide bill."
An Armenian business leader says unfair economic competition remains endemic in the country despite tougher antitrust measures implemented in the past year.
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian's Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) says it will not take disciplinary action against or criticize a controversial governor accused of assaulting a woman.
The mayor of a remote Armenian village has resigned in protest at a government decision to transfer large swaths of communal land to a German-owned mining company.
A senior International Monetary Fund (IMF) official says Armenian officials should do "much more" to reform the country's business environment and thus foster economic growth.
Turkey has reportedly threatened on to recall its ambassador to France and freeze ties with Paris if the French parliament next week passes a bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian genocide.
The three political parties represented in Armenia's government have not yet negotiated on the possibility of jointly contesting the May parliamentary elections.
A U.S. businessman of Armenian descent and two of his Armenian employees have been released from jail in Yerevan three days after being controversially arrested on tax-evasion charges.
The Armenian parliament has approved a 2012 budget that is dependent on a roughly 13 percent rise in tax revenues.
An Armenian opposition deputy has called Russia's controversial parliamentary elections "undemocratic" and criticized Armenia's government for welcoming the results.