Politics of Armenia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28955/all en Armenian presidential candidate shot: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/armenian-presidential-candidate-shot-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Armenian presidential candidate was shot and wounded late Thursday by an unknown assailant in the capital Yerevan less than a month before election day, police said.</p> <p>Paruyr Hayrikyan, head of the Union for National Self-Determination, was attacked in central Yerevan as he was heading home, police spokesman Achot Agaronian told the News.am press agency.</p> <p>He was taken to hospital after being hit in the upper chest area. </p> <p>A criminal probe was swiftly launched to find the gunman, police said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/armenian-presidential-candidate-shot-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenia Hayrikyan Politics of Armenia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:15:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742528 at http://www.globalpost.com Armenian presidential candidate shot: police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/armenian-presidential-candidate-shot-police-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Armenian presidential candidate was shot and wounded late Thursday by an unknown assailant in the capital Yerevan less than a month before election day, police said.</p> <p>Paruyr Hayrikyan, head of the Union for National Self-Determination, was attacked in central Yerevan as he was heading home, police spokesman Achot Agaronian told the News.am press agency.</p> <p>He was taken to hospital after being hit in the upper chest area.</p> <p>A criminal probe was swiftly launched to find the gunman, police said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/armenian-presidential-candidate-shot-police-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenia Hayrikyan Politics of Armenia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 04:45:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742538 at http://www.globalpost.com Armenia presidential candidate wounded in shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/armenia-presidential-candidate-wounded-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An unknown attacker shot and wounded a prominent candidate in Armenia's presidential elections, rocking the ex-Soviet state less than three weeks before it goes to the polls, police said Friday.</p> <p>Paruyr Hayrikyan, head of the Union for National Self-Determination, is one of Armenia's best known politicians and a veteran figure who was jailed in Soviet times and then exiled for his promotion of Armenian independence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/armenia-presidential-candidate-wounded-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armenia Asia Paruyr Hayrikyan Politics of Armenia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:16:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742823 at http://www.globalpost.com