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Leading Armenian Organizations Urge Sarkisian to Promote Genocide Recognition

Leading Armenian civic, religious and social service organizations called on Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian to urge President Barack Obama to honor his pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide and stand strong against Turkish Government efforts to use the Turkey-Armenia Protocols to block international genocide affirmation efforts. The April 9 letter cited the Armenian American community’s

Sarkisian to Lay Wreath at Wilson Tomb

WASHINGTON (A.W.)–Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian, who arrives in DC tonight for the Nuclear Security Summit from April 12-13, will visit the Washington National Cathedral on Monday, April 12, at 11 a.m. and lay a wreath at the tomb of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. President Wilson was a great friend of the Armenian people and an

Sarkisian Not Optimistic About Protocols

In an interview with the French daily “Le Figaro” published on Thursday, President Serzh Sarkisian warned that Ankara’s reluctance to ratify them is swelling the ranks of Armenians opposed to his conciliatory policy on Turkey. “Our desire to establish normal relations is great,” he said. “However, recent statements from Turkey make me think that they will not ratify the protocols in the foreseeable future.

Krekorian Honored as Legislator of the Year

SACRAMENTO ‘s Praised for his legislative initiative in ensuring greater animal protection, Assistant Majority Leader Paul Krekorian (D-Burbank) was honored Wednesday by two groups as the 2008 Legislator of the Year. The Humane Society of the United States and the California Animal Association praised Krekorian for his work on Assembly Bill 2098, a bill Gov.

Horizon TV Launches New Program

LITTLE ARMENIA–Horizon Armenian Television will premier “Horizon 180,” an innovative news and information program Monday covering Armenian, international, and community news and featuring commentary and discussion on political, social and cultural issues from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. weeknights. “Horizon 180” is designed to provide viewers a comprehensive look at the day’s events during three

Ruling Party Picks Candidate for Yerevan Mayor

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–The governing Republican Party of Armenia has nominated its candidate for the post of Yerevan mayor to be chosen as a result of the May 31 elections of the first municipal assembly in over a decade. The mayors of the Armenian capital have until now been appointed by the president of the republic. They

Putin to Visit Armenia

YEREVAN (RIA Novosti)–Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has accepted an invitation to visit Armenia, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan told a press conference Saturday after returning to Yerevan from his day-long visit to Moscow for talks with his Russian counterpart. “Prime Minister Putin accepted my invitation and we hope this year we will receive the

Sahakian Urges Minsk Group to Include Karabakh in Talks

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–A team of U.S., Russian and French mediators traveled to Stepanakert Saturday for talks with Karabakh President Bako Sahakian as part of yet another regional tour aimed at speeding up a peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Sahakian’s meeting with the three co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group lasted for three hours, his

Armenia’s Mark March 1 Clashes

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Thousands poured into the streets of Yerevan Sunday to rally on the first anniversary of the country’s deadliest political clashes since the 1991 break-up of the Soviet Union. In a protest not sanctioned but tolerated by the Armenian authorities, demonstrators marched through the site of the March 1, 2008 clashes between security forces