Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation Commits to Major Investment with HIKEArmenia
Earlier this year the Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation approached ONEArmenia about accelerating investment into HIKEArmenia so as to scale the program more quickly and to enhance its impact. In February 2017, the two organizations signed an agreement which ultimately establishes full Hovnanian Foundation support for the creation of HIKEArmenia as a separate operating foundation in Armenia with the goal of developing the hiking infrastructure and resources throughout Armenia up to world-class...
New postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Europa 2017. Castles”
On July 10th, 2017, a postage stamp dedicated to the theme “Europa 2017. Castles” was put into circulation.
The postage stamp was cancelled by Vahan Martirosyan, RA Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technologies, H.E. Mr. Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia, Vassilis Maragos, Head of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Eastern Partnership Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission, Juan Pablo Gechidjian, Manag...
Baku Has Confirmed Discrimination Against Russian Citizens with Armenian Origin
The Azerbaijani authorities have officially confirmed that they have a discriminative approach to those Russian citizens visiting Baku who have Armenian surnames or an Armenian origin. The spokesperson for the Azerbaijani foreign ministry Hikmet Hajiyev has responded to the concerns expressed by the Russian foreign ministry, Armenpress informed.
He did not deny that such discrimination exists, justifying their practice with the made-up accusation that the Russian citizens may cause provocations...
US ex-ambassadors to Armenia: Russian military base did not obstruct us
A conference on Armenia-US relations was convened in Washington D.C. The event brought together numerous people who crafted these relations over the past decades, reported Voice of America Armenian Service.
Ambassador of Armenia to the US, Grigor Hovhannissian, noted that Armenian-American relations have an age-old history, which is a lot longer than the 25-year history of Armenia-US diplomatic relations.
In response, Bridget Brink, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eura...
Azerbaijan Employs Four Lobbying and PR firms
California Courier publisher Harut Sassounian published an article in Asbarez where he notes that after identifying the lobbying and PR firms hired by the government of Turkey, it can time to report on four similar firms hired by Azerbaijan.
By observing Azerbaijan’s devious approach to foreign relations, I have noticed the following pattern:
1. Whatever actions Armenian-Americans take for their causes, Azerbaijan seeks to emulate and counter them in the United States through its hired c...
Armenia prevents import of Azerbaijani food salt, tea
The import of several products of Azerbaijani origin into Armenia was prevented recently at the border with Georgia, Armenian News-NEWS.am reports, State Revenue Committee informs.
Customs officers at the border discovered more than half a ton of food salt and tea of Azerbaijani origin in vehicles coming from Georgia.
In the passengers’ words, they were not aware of the origin of these products. And after learning about it, they refused to transport the cargo to Armenia.
Artsakh small aviation: First steps taken (Photos)
The Artsakh Air Fest air festival was held on June 17, in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR), for the first time.
Armenian News-NEWS.am was on hand at the event.
The main objective of this festival was to promote tourism development in Artsakh, raise awareness of its small aviation potential, youth involvement, and stimulate interest in business projects.
Numerous foreign tourists also were among the guests of this festival.
Small flights were conducted between NKR capit...
Karabakh army retaliates to suppress adversary’s actions
Azerbaijani side violated ceasefire regime around 300 times from different caliber weapons along the line of contact from June 11 to 17.
At the different sections of the line of contact adversary used 60mm and 82 mm mortars and anti-tank grenade launchers.
“The Karabakh army vaneguard units retaliated to suppress the adversary’s offensive activity and continuing to confidently carry out their combat task,” the Karabakh army said in a statement.
As reported earlier, three Arm...
Armenia official: Visa cancelation for Qatar has nothing to do with politics
The cancelation of visas for the citizens of Qatar is not connected with politics, but tourism.
Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan told the aforesaid to reporters, after Thursday’s Cabinet meeting of the government of Armenia.
Qatar is a country that views Armenia as a promising tourism market.
“And as to why several Islamic countries are breaking relations with Qatar is another matter; unrelated to ours,” Kocharyan added. “Qatar, being a Sunni country, nonethe...
Women earn less and face higher economic constraints in Armenia - report
Over 40% of the economically active women in Armenia are engaged in agricultural industries as opposed to men whose involvement in the sector is 30%, a recent report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reveals.
The document, entitled Gender, Agriculture and Rural Development in Armenia, also highlights a higher poverty rate among the female population in comparison to males (54.7% and 45.3%, respectively), attributing the figures to women’s limited economic opportunities.
Moderate drinking may not ward off heart disease
Many people believe that having a glass of wine with dinner--or moderately drinking any kind of alcohol--will protect them from heart disease. But a hard look at the evidence finds little support for that.
That's the conclusion of a new research review in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
Over the years, studies have found that adults who drink moderately have lower heart disease rates than non-drinkers. That has spurred the widespread belief that alcohol, in m...
Trump listened to Armenian choir at Church of the Holy Sepulchre (Photo)
U.S. President Donald Trump was welcomed by Archbishop Sevan Gharibian and Samuel Aghoyan, the superior of the Armenian Church at the Sepulchre, during his visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Fr. Koryun Baghdasarian, Head of the Office of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, on Monday told the aforementioned to Armenian News-NEWS.am, adding that he was also present during the visit.
“The U.S. leader listened to the performance of the Armenian choir and bowed his head. The presi...
Armenian society has no middle class to ensure proper conduct of elections – Ter...
In a country where the lion’s share of national wealth is concentrated in the hands of just a few families, expecting fair elections would simply amount to a political illiteracy, first President Levon Ter-Petrosyan has said, commenting on the April 2 parliamentary election.In an extensive article published by iLur.am, Ter-Petrosyan highlights the lack of average class as a major impediment to the conduct of free elections.
“It is time, probably, to open the brackets. In democratic ...
Kardashian Sisters Visit Planed Parenthood Abortion Clinic to Push Its Agenda
The Kardashians seem to be everywhere these days.
Their latest stop on Thursday was a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in West Los Angeles, Marie Clair reports. The celebrity sisters said they plan to promote the abortion chain in an upcoming episode of their show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”The paparazzi took photos as Kim, Khloe and Kourtney visited the abortion facility and shot video footage for their TV show, according to the report.
“The girls felt that since t...