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29 / April / 2017

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California Senate declares April month of Armenian Genocide Recognition
The California State Senate on April 17 passed Senate Resolution 29 declaring April as a month of Armenian Genocide Recognition, commemorating the Armenian Genocide, calling for Turkey to return historic church properties to rightful congregations and requesting that the United States Government formally recognize the Armenian Genocide, Asbarez reported. In his floor speech presenting SR 29, State Senator Anthony Portantino outlined the importance of the State Senate’s recognition of the ...
2017-04-19 15:15:00
Armenia Yelk Bloc, EU ambassador discuss recent parliamentary election
Leaders of the opposition Yelk [(Way Out)] Bloc on Wednesday met with Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Armenia. Świtalski congratulated them on their effective and consistent work and success in the recent parliamentary election in Armenia, the Yelk press service informed. The bloc leaders, in turn, expressed their views and assessments on this vote, and discussed the preparations for the upcoming Yerevan city council election. Source: http...
2017-04-19 15:05:00
Armenian, Moldovan presidents outline cooperation prospects
Serzh Sargsyan, Armenian president, who is now in Kyrgyzstan for the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council’s session and for an informal meeting of the leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization member countries, met Friday with his Moldovan counterpart Igor Dodon. Although his country is not a member of the union, the Moldovan president will take part in the session the consent of the heads of the Eurasian Economic Union member states. Assignment of the observer status in the Eu...
2017-04-19 15:00:00
Armenia ahead of Russia in Safety and Security pillar of Travel and Tourism Comp...
Armenia has outdone Russia in the Safety and Security pillar of the World Economic Forum’s 2007 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report. In the report's Safety and Security pillar, Armenia ranked 34th among 136 countries. Former Soviet republics lined up in the following way: Georgia is 29th, Azerbaijan is 35th, Latvia is 40th, Lithuania is 42nd, Tajikistan is 49th, Kazakhstan is 58th, Kyrgyzstan is 98th, Russia is 109th and Ukraine is 127th. Finland, the United Arab Emirates and Icel...
2017-04-19 14:47:00
Political arrangements on Karabakh conflict settlement unlikely in 2017- politic...
Sergey Minasyan, a political analyst and the deputy head of the Caucasus Institute, finds achievement of political arrangements on Karabakh conflict settlement unlikely in 2017. Along with that, he doesn't rule out meetings between the sides. «There is hope that trust mechanisms will be created on the contact line and that the powers of the office of Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of OSCE CiO, will be enlarged, but as a whole 'neither war nor peace' state will remain,» h...
2017-04-19 14:41:00
The daughters of Azerbaijan’s president have a secret offshore company in the Br...
Leyla and Arzu Aliyeva – who have cultivated high profiles inside and outside their home country – are shareholders in Exaltation Limited, leaked documents reveal. The company was incorporated in April 2015 with the purpose of “holding UK property”. The London law firm that set it up, Child & Child, claimed – wrongly – that the two women had no political connections. The business interests and property portfolios of President Ilham Aliyev and his family h...
2016-04-06 10:23:13
US Congressman calls for cutting aid to Azerbaijan amid continuing aggression
Congressman Brad Sherman calls for cutting all aid to Azerbaijan until it "it ceases its aggression, renounces violence, and commits to a purely peaceful resolution of the conflict." Below is the complete statement issued by the Senior Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "The Azerbaijani aggression we have seen over the last few days is deeply disappointing. There are a number of news reports indicating that more than 100 Armenians have been killed as a result. Chairman Royce and ...
2016-04-04 10:09:06
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