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ANCA SFV West Chapter to host conference on 30th anniversary of Artsakh Liberati...
The ANCA-San Fernando Valley West Chapter has organized a one day conference in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Struggle to recap the history and demand of its people to self-determination, as well as to review international resolutions and agreements pertaining to its legal status. The one-day conference will feature presentations by historian Garo Moumdjian, Ph.D, Editor and Columnist Harut Sassounian, ANCA National Board Member Steven Dadaian, Esq., A.R.F. Western US ...
2018-03-13 11:30:01
Newspaper: Underlings at Russian military unit in Armenia are told to vote for P...
Presidential elections will be held in Russia on March 18, wrote Zhamanak (Time) newspaper of Armenia. “[But] 10 days before the elections, voting has started in the territories outside the territory of Russia. “[But] before starting the voting, commander of one of the Russian military units located in Armenia lined up his subordinates and announced, ‘Today we will elect President Putin,’ and then distributed the ballots. “The voting was open and transparent; all...
2018-03-10 11:55:35
Armenian soldier saved future US senator’s life
Former United States Senator Mark Kirk, whom the visiting Armenian parliamentary delegation on Friday awarded with the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Armenia, in Washington, D.C., began his respective remarks by saying that he is indebted to an Armenian soldier for saving his life, reported the Voice of America Armenian Service. Kirk said, arriving in Armenia many years ago as just a rank-and-file employee of the US Congress, he had visited the border with Azerbaijan to get familiar...
2018-03-10 11:54:49
Putin: Trump is not let to normalize relations with Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that engaging in mutual accusations and insults between Russia and the United States is a “road to nowhere,” reported RBC news agency of Russia. “Let’s sit down calmly, talk and figure things out,” he noted speaking about normalizing Russian-American relations. “I believe that the current [US] president wants to do that, but there are forces that won’t let him do it.” In Putin’s view, US Presid...
2018-03-10 11:51:18
Armenia president to attend opening ceremony of Candidates Tournament 2018
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan is leaving for a working visit to Germany on Friday to participate in the opening ceremony of the Candidates Tournament 2018, which will be held in Berlin on March 10-28. The Armenian leader will make a symbolic first move as an honorary guest of the tournament on Saturday. Eight strongest chess players will participate in the Berlin tournament: World Cup winner Levon Aronyan (Armenia), participant of the final of the Ding Liren (China), Shakhriyar Mamedyaro...
2018-03-10 11:49:41
Slogan of La Francophonie Summit in Yerevan is “Living Together”
YEREVAN.- Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian talked on Friday about preparations for the 2018 International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) Summit, sessions of other statutory bodies and related events during the meeting in the French Embassy in Yerevan with ambassadors of member and observer states of La Francophonie accredited to Armenia, the press service of the MFA reported. Edward Nalbandian explained the choice of summit's slogan “Living Together”, talked about ...
2018-03-10 11:48:24
Garo Paylan calls to release jailed Turkish journalists
Member of the Turkish parliament of Armenian origin Garo Paylan has joined the calls to release Turkish journalists arrested and jailed for their political views. Garo Paylan called to release Ahmet Sik, Murat Sabuncu and Akin Atalay and urged to stop the shame. “Journalism is not a crime,” he tweeted. Garo Paylan participated in the protect action against the arrest of Cumhuriyet newspaper journalists.
2018-03-09 14:14:03
Schofer: Karabakh conflict settlement requires some very tough decisions on all ...
There is no acceptable military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while the current status quo is not sustainable over the long term. US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Andrew Schofer, told the aforesaid to Trend news agency of Azerbaijan. Schofer emphasized that the United States supports a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and will continue to engage actively with Armenia and Azerbaijan, as a co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group. “The United States’ l...
2018-03-07 12:12:59
Switzerland: Armenia-Turkey normalization is key for regional stability and peace
YEREVAN. – Switzerland remains convinced that pursuing efforts towards normalization between Armenia and Turkey is key for the stability and peaceful future of the region, the Swiss foreign ministry said. “Switzerland takes note that the Zurich Protocols, signed in 2009, have not been ratified by the Armenian and Turkish parliaments and that the process, on the official level, has thus come to a halt,” Federal Department of Foreign Affairs said in a statement sent in response ...
2018-03-07 12:11:44
Armenia lifts visas for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea
YEREVAN. – Armenia approved on Monday visa-free travel for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. The decision was approved during the Armenian government’s meeting on Tuesday. The deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan noted that the visa-free travel will be in force from March 19, 2018. “Unilateral visa abolition for these countries will create favorable conditions for the development of bilateral economic ties as well as will increase in touris...
2018-03-07 12:10:32
Armenian PM appoints new Deputy Minister
YEREVAN.- Avag Avanesyan has been appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia by the decision of Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, the press service of the government reported. Tigran Khachatryan has been appointed First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia, relinquishing from the position of the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia by another decision of the PM. Earlier it was reported that ...
2018-03-07 12:09:17
Frank Pallone: I condemn horrific attacks in Sumgait
Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone honored memory of the victims of Sumgait pogroms on the House Floor on Wednesday. “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms, one of the most horrific attacks against the Armenian people committed at the hands of Azerbaijanis,” he said. He emphasized that the senseless violence was instigated by hostile, anti-Armenian rhetoric from Azerbaijani citizens and officials against these innocent individuals....
2018-03-03 11:56:32
Armenia, Georgia have multilateral cooperation potential
YEREVAN. – Armenian-Georgian relations continue to develop in a climate of mutual trust. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on Friday noted the aforementioned during his joint news conference with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who is visiting Armenia. In Karapetyan’s words, today’s bilateral talks were held in a warm and constructive atmosphere. “We discussed matters of regional cooperation in the energy sector, with other possible directions, including wi...
2018-03-03 11:54:27
Putin demands proof of Russia meddling in US presidential election
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that Russia needs to examine the evidence and independently decide whether those accused of tampering in the US presidential election in 2016 are guilty, reported TASS news agency of Russia. Putin commented on the US accusations against thirteen Russian citizens and three Russian organizations, which Washington suspects of meddling in American elections. “We [Russia] cannot respond to the accusations if the accused have not violated Russian ...
2018-03-03 11:50:48
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