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Turkey in Syria… and More
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN With the battles to eradicate the irremediable vermin known as Daesh/ISIS winding down in Iraq and Syria, other conflicts, subsumed and overshadowed by that effort are now coming to the fore. Here, I’ll try to summarize what’s going on with the Kurds in Syria, largely by way of the huge role of outside powers in this situation. The sources of this information are non-U.S., hence they might be biased in a direction that is not every-day, customary, for most reader...
2018-01-20 15:27:11
Stepanakert Welcomes Pallone Bill on U.S.-Artsakh Ties
STEPANAKERT—The Republic of Artsakh welcomed a resolution proposed by Congressman Frank Pallone, which urges the Congress to break down artificial barriers to unrestricted travel and open communication between the United States and Artsakh. “We welcome the resolution proposed by Congressman Frank Pallone titled ‘U.S. – Artsakh Travel and Communication’ aimed at establishing contacts between Artsakh and the United States and breaking down artificial barriers to visi...
2018-01-20 15:24:28
Republican Party of Armenia Nominates U.K. Envoy Armen Sarkissian for President
YEREVAN—The ruling Republican Party of Armenia on Thursday nominated Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Great Britain and former prime minister Dr. Armen Sarkissian as its candidate for president of Armenia, the election for which will be held on March 2 by the National Assembly. The announcement by the party ended a week-long speculation by the press in Armenia and chatter that dominated social media. Under Armenia’s new constitution, the president is elected by ...
2018-01-20 15:23:51
Yerevan, Baku Agree to Expand OSCE Chairman-in-Office’s Mission
KRAKOW, Poland—The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, during fresh talks on the Karabakh conflict resolution process on Thursday agreed, in principle, to implement a decision on the on the expansion of capabilities of the office of the Personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk. The meeting between Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov took place in the Polish city of Krakow. Joining Kasprzyk, were the OSCE Minks Group Co-chairs, Igor Popov of Rus...
2018-01-19 14:20:43
Armenia Signs European Convention on Violence Against Women
YEREVAN—After the Armenian National Assembly passed a law against domestic violence last month, Armenia, on Thursday, signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, commonly referred to as the Istanbul Convention, for the city in which it was approved. Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europ...
2018-01-19 14:19:54
Pallone Calls for Unrestricted Travel and Communication Between U.S. and Artsakh
ANCA-Backed “U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution” Encourages US-Artsakh Visits and Dialogue at All Levels; Endorses Royce-Engel Proposals to Strengthen Cease-Fire WASHINGTON—Congressional Armenian Caucus founding Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) on Wednesday called on his Congressional colleagues to break down artificial barriers to unrestricted travel and open communication between the United States and Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), with the introduction of the U.S.-A...
2018-01-18 12:48:15
Student Exchange for Artsakh, OSCE Investigative Mechanism Raised with EU
BRUSSELS—Belgian member of the European Parliament Louis Michel has address two written questions to the European Commission and the High Representative Federica Mogherini, raising the issue of the extension of the Erasmus+ program to students from Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, as well as the implementation of investigative mechanism on the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border, also known as the line of contact, reported the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD). In his first wr...
2018-01-17 15:44:18
Moscow Calls for ‘Step-by-Step Approach’ to Karabakh Resolution
MOSCOW—Russian Foreign Minister Sergay Lavrov called for a “step-by-step approach” to resolving the Karabakh conflict and added that additional measures were needed to keep the situation on the line of contact (the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border) calm. Speaking at a press conference on Monday ahead of a scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of Armenai and Azerbaijan on Thursday, Lavrov said that the conflict “cannot be resolved once and for all with a single documen...
2018-01-17 15:43:30
Turkey woman who recognizes Armenian Genocide is elected main opposition party I...
Canan Kaftancıoğlu, who has been elected as head of the Istanbul Province Chapter of main parliamentary opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) of Turkey, has been targeted by the pro-government media. Turkish pro-government media and representatives of the authorities have launched a smear campaign against Kaftancıoğlu, in the press and on social media. One of the main accusations made against her is that she recognized Armenian Genocide, by means of Twitter, on April 24, 2012, the a...
2018-01-16 14:05:23
Armenia Parliament adopts statement condemning Yazidi genocide
YEREVAN. – The National Assembly of Armenia on Tuesday adopted, with a vote of 91 for and 1 abstention, the draft statement About the Condemnation of the Genocide that the Terrorist Groups carried out in 2014, in the Republic of Iraq Territories under their Control, against the Yazidi People. This is an exclusive case when all four NA factions are the joint creators of a measure in parliament.
2018-01-16 14:04:40
Newspaper: What will Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs’ next meeting accomplish?
YEREVAN. – The next talk between the Armenian and the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministers Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov, and which is expected in the second half of January, will not make considerable progress in the process to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Russian and Western analysts have told 168 Zham (Hour) newspaper of Armenia. ‘“In all likelihood, the meeting will not end with any breakthrough; there are no prerequisites for breakthrough. The foreign minister...
2018-01-16 14:03:58
OSCE conducts monitoring on border between Artsakh and Azerbaijan
STEPANAKERT. – The OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, on the Akna-Hindarkh road section on Tuesday in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic). From the positions of the Defense Army of the Republic of Artsakh, the monitoring was conducted by Field Assistant to the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (CiO) Mihail Olaru (...
2018-01-16 13:49:31
Armenia Parliament adopts statement condemning Yazidi genocide
YEREVAN. – The National Assembly of Armenia on Tuesday adopted, with a vote of 91 for and 1 abstention, the draft statement About the Condemnation of the Genocide that the Terrorist Groups carried out in 2014, in the Republic of Iraq Territories under their Control, against the Yazidi People. This is an exclusive case when all four NA factions are the joint creators of a measure in parliament.
2018-01-16 13:48:02
Armenia Parliament committee approves agreement signed with Tajikistan
YEREVAN. – The Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the National Assembly of Armenia on Thursday approved the intergovernmental agreement on mutual visits that was signed with Tajikistan. Under the respective bilateral agreements, the citizens of Armenia and Tajikistan will be able to stay in one another’s countries for six months per a year. During the discussion of this bill, Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan informed that such agreements will be signed also with t...
2018-01-11 16:50:47
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