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20 / May / 2018

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Armenian from Glendale found with small cache of weapons during probation check
Officers with the Burbank and Glendale police departments arrested a Tujunga man Wednesday on suspicion of violating his parole after he was allegedly found in possession of several firearms, according to authorities, LA Times reported. The departments' joint AB 109 Task Force, dealing with the local impact of California's criminal realignment law, was sent to Levon Vardanyan's home in the 6700 block of Saint Esteban Street after he received a citation in Glendale for not having license plates ...
2018-03-19 13:18:26
Russia presidential election: Bride, groom come to vote on wedding day in Yerevan
YEREVAN. – An interesting event has taken place at the election precinct in the Russian embassy in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, informed the Armenian News-NEWS.am reporter. A newlywed couple came to the polling station to vote, despite their wedding ceremony, and immediately caught the other peoples’ attention. Voting at this election precinct is in progress in a calm and organized manner.
2018-03-19 13:17:09
Newspaper: 19 kilos of heroin found on Armenia-Iran border
Armenia's national security service has discovered 19 kilos of heroin on Armenia-Iran border, Zhamanak newspaper writes. Three Iranian citizens and one Italy national attempted to smuggle drugs into Armenia. All four have been arrested.
2018-03-17 11:47:52
Artsakh president meets leadership of Armenian Assembly of America
Presidentof Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan on Friday met in Washington with the leadership of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) at the head of its executive director Brian Ardouni. They discussed the issues related to the Artsakh-Diaspora ties, the implementation of a range of programs in the information and political spheres on diverse U.S. and international platforms. President Sahakyan rated high the Assembly's role in supporting Artsakh and taking part in solving various nationwide is...
2018-03-17 11:46:43
Armenia ranked 129th in UN World Happiness Report
Armenia ranks 129th out of 156 countries in the World Happiness Report 2018 by the United Nations (UN). Its neighbors Georgia and Azerbaijan are ranked 128th and 87th, respectively, in this report. Variables such as healthy life expectancy, social support, and corruption are considered when assessing the level of people’s happiness in a given country. According to this report, Finland is the happiest country in the world.
2018-03-15 12:07:53
Левон Аронян черными победил Сергея Карякина
Левон Аронян черными победил Сергея Карякина
2018-03-15 12:07:09
Candidates Tournament 2018: Armenia’s Aronian beats Russia’s Karjakin
Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian (Armenia) beat GM Sergey Karjakin (Russia) during the fourth round of the Candidates Tournament 2018, which kicked off in Berlin
2018-03-15 12:06:29
Seekers of Armenians’ “treasures” detained in Turkey
Police in Turkey have detained the seekers of “treasures” hidden by Armenians, in Kayseri town. Kayseri law enforcement received a report that some persons were secretly drilling in a place, and with the hope of finding treasures, according to Cumhuriyet newspaper of Turkey. The police officers who arrived at the scene detained three persons, who confessed that they wanted to find a treasure because they had heard that there are a large number of treasures that were hidden a long t...
2018-03-13 11:35:13
Sky News report from inside #Afrin
Sky News report from inside #Afrin .Hospitals are struggling to save those caught up in airstrikes and shelling, many of them young children, in a city under siege. Via @mutludc
2018-03-13 11:08:31
14 Armenia communities to hold local elections on Sunday
Local elections will be conducted Sunday in fourteen communities of Armenia. Opposition “Way Out” (Yelk) bloc, however, has nominated no candidate in any of these communities. Like all other elections, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia has a contender in most of these communes. An actual “battle” is expected solely in Noramarg and Debed villages of the Ararat and the Lori Provinces, respectively. And in the Kotayk Province, there will be a local election only in ...
2018-03-10 11:56:13
Armenia ranked 34th among 50 cheapest countries to live in
Armenia is ranked 34th on the GOBankingRates’ list of 50 countries with the cheapest cost of living. “Stunning scenery dotted with Greco-Roman and medieval ruins aren’t the only reasons you’d want to spend a lifetime exploring Armenia,” the country’s respective description reads. “It’s one of the countries with the cheapest cost of living, with rents that are 91 percent lower than NYC [New York City].” Armenia’s neighbors, Azerbaijan ...
2018-03-09 12:58:44
US man extradited from Armenia was arrested on 3 counts of sexual abuse
A U.S. citizen fugitive, who has been extradited from Armenia to the United States, violated his pretrial release. Ben Reece, 35, was returned to Taylor County, Iowa, after allegedly skipping out on bond in 2017 and fleeing the country, kmaland.com reported. The sheriff's office says Reece was arrested in December 2016 on three counts of second-degree sexual abuse before posting bond in April 2017. Reece surfaced in December 2017 when he was arrested in Armenia. Following a lengthy process in...
2018-03-09 12:56:07
Armenian Highland was never called “eastern Anatolia’ before …
The government of Sultan Abdul Hamid II substituted the name Armenia with such terms as Kurdistan or Anatolia, fallaciously. Starting from 1880 the name Armenia was forbidden to be used in official documents. The Sublime Porte thus wanted to make everyone believe that the Armenian Question did not exist: if there was no Armenia, then there was no Armenian Question. The process of “nationalization” of toponyms was continued by the Kemalists, who were the ideological successors of the...
2018-03-06 13:07:26
Memorial for Serge Samoniantz Scheduled for Sunday
A memorial gathering celebrating the life of long-time community activist, former English Editor of Asbarez and devoted member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Serge Samoniantz will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Montebello Armenian Center, 420 Washington Boulevard. Samoniantz passed away on Monday, February 26. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Asbarez and Hai Tahd. Checks may be payable to Armenian Media Network, 1203 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 9...
2018-03-02 12:28:40
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