OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs offer to organize Armenia-Azerbaijan summit
The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov, Stephane Visconti, and Richard Hoagland met on 11 July with the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov and the Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian to discuss modalities of further work on the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, also participated in the meeting, OSCE co-chairs said in a statement.
The Ministers agreed to pass ...
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...
168 Zham: Measures Armenia should take to lift visas with EU
To liberalize its visa regime with Europe, Armenia needs first of all to clarify the framework of its obligations, Boris Navasarydan, the coordinator of the Armenian National Platform of the EU Eastern Partnership program, said in recent comments to the paper.
“I think the list of our obligations will be finalized after the Armenia-EU visa liberalization dialogue is officially launched. It is an important stage before the transition to visa liberalization. Neither Armenia nor the European...
Erdogan Slams US Move To Issue Arrest Warrants For Bodyguards
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized the U.S. move to issue arrest warrants for 12 of his bodyguards linked with a brawl outside the Turkish embassy in Washington last month, reports Asbarez.com
Speaking at an iftar dinner in the capital Ankara on June 15, Erdogan said: “They have issued arrest warrants for 12 of my bodyguards. What kind of law is this?
“If my bodyguards cannot protect me then why am I bringing them to America with me?”
Erdogan also said the...
Death toll in Tehran terror attacks rises to 17
The number of casualties from the twin attacks in the Iranian capital has grown from 16 to 17 people dead, IRNA reported.
Gunmen and suicide bombers on Wednesday carried out attacks on Iran’s parliament and the mausoleum of revolutionary founder Ruhollah Khomeini in capital city Tehran, injuring 52 people.
The Islamic State militant group has claimed responsibility for these attacks.
U.S. Warning to Armenia: Ahead of Developments
The U.S. President Donald Trump has congratulated the Georgian prime minister on the Independence Day.
“Since independence, Georgia has emerged as a democratic leader and a contributor to global security,” the letter runs.
“In a region that faces insecurity and outside pressure, Georgia has shown courage and determination in charting its own future. We will continue to support that choice, as Georgian independence and democracy remain an inspiration to the world. The United S...
Media freedom in volatile environments
The Office of the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media will bring together over 200 international experts and journalists, government officials and diplomats, civil society representatives and academics for an upcoming conference on Media Freedom in Volatile Environments. The conference is being organized in the context of the current multitude of imminent pressures and obstacles that threaten to limit media freedom and freedom of expression throughout the OSCE region, in particular in re...
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...
What Happened in France?
Political parties and groups have participated in the French presidential elections which present the colorful mosaic of France. The elections were marked by colorful and incomprehensible categories. It remains unclear why they continue to consider the National Front Party a radical party; as if it is calling for reopening concentration camps and gallows in the squares of Paris.
At one time, the founder of the party Jean Marie le Paine used to make tough statements which ca...
Congressional Leaders Condemn Devastating Azerbaijani Attacks on Nagorno Karabakh
-- Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs; Senior House Intelligence and Foreign Affairs Committee Members Call for Peace Based on Azerbaijani Accountability; Zero-ing Out Aid to Aliyev Regime
WASHINGTON, DC - Reaction from Capitol Hill condemning Azerbaijan's wide-spread attacks along the Nagorno Karabakh border came swiftly this weekend, with senior legislators calling on the US government and international negotiators to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its escalation of violence and recomme...