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So Much for the Promised Change

So Much for the Promised Change

A day after Tigran Sargsyan resigned Armenia’s premiership President Serzh Sarkisian told an audience at the Central Bank that he was dissatisfied with the performance of the government and pledged that the new prime minister would be an individual who can tackle the challenges facing Armenia, specifically as they related to the socio-economic situation in the country.

April 15th, 2014

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Councilman O’Farrell Announces Grant for Hollywood ARS Social Service Center

Councilman O’Farrell Announces Grant for Hollywood ARS Social Service Center

LITTLE ARMENIA—Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell (CD 13) announced a $50,000 grant to the Hollywood Armenian Relief Society Social Service Center, which for the past eight months has been operating with volunteer resources due to budget cuts.
O’Farrell made the announcement during an exclusive interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian, and emphasized the importance services [...]

February 20th, 2014

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Unpunished Axe-Murder Is an International Travesty

Unpunished Axe-Murder Is an International Travesty

On August 31, 2011, the world watched silently—with the exception of Armenians and some restrained condemnations from international leaders—as Ramil Safarov was set free and returned to Azerbaijan where he received a hero’s welcome and was glorified by none other than Azeri President Ilham Aliyev.

February 18th, 2014

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Is US Co-Chair Calling For Karabakh Participation in Talks?

Is US Co-Chair Calling For Karabakh Participation in Talks?

The US Co-chairman of the OSCE Minks Group James Warlick took to Tweeter Thursday to praise the recent decision by the leaders of Cyprus and occupied northern Cyprus to begin negotiations.

February 13th, 2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Schiff Discusses Latest Soldier Death, Obama’s ‘Promise Zone’

LITTLE ARMENIA–Representative Adam Schiff in an exclusive interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian on Wednesday discussed death of Karabakh Army junior sergeant Armen Hovhannesyan on the Karabakh-Azerbaijan border, condemning continued Azeri aggression against Armenians and shed light on this month’s announcement by President Barack Obama that envisions Little Armenia within a national program called the [...]

January 23rd, 2014

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Co-Chairs’ Parity Destructive as Azeris Kill Another Soldier

Co-Chairs’ Parity Destructive as Azeris Kill Another Soldier

What do foreign ministers Eduard Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov aim to accomplish on Friday in Paris, when the body of the latest martyr is barely cold in his rightful grave at Yerablur National Cemetery?

January 22nd, 2014

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Another Karabakh Soldier Killed Ahead of Talks

Another Karabakh Soldier Killed Ahead of Talks

Another soldier of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic was killed on the border by Azeri snipers ahead of talks between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan scheduled for January 24.

January 21st, 2014

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ARF Day Celebration Highlights Imperative for National Agenda

ARF Day Celebration Highlights Imperative for National Agenda

With a message highlighting the imperative for a national agenda to collectively elevate the Armenian Nation, a capacity crowd gathered at the Glendale High School Auditorium to celebrate the 123rd anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.

January 17th, 2014

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Sirusho Nominated for World Music Awards

Famous Armenian singer Sirusho will join the likes of Adele and Beyoncé as a nominee for Best Female Artist at the World Music Awards, the singer announced on her Facebook page.

January 15th, 2014

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Conductor Aram Gharabekian Passes Away

Conductor Aram Gharabekian Passes Away

LOS ANGELES–Renowned conductor and former director of the National Chamber Orchestra of Armenia, Aram Gharbekian, passed away Friday. He was 58.
Born in 1955, Gharabekian graduated from the New England Conservatory in Boston with a Master’s degree in Composition, and continued his postgraduate studies in Musical Phenomenology at Mainz University, Germany. He studied conducting with Franco [...]

January 13th, 2014

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22 Years Ago Today Artur Mkrtchyan Was Elected Artsakh’s First President

22 Years Ago Today Artur Mkrtchyan Was Elected Artsakh’s First President

On January 9, 1992 Arthur Mkrtchyan was elected the first President of the Parliament of an independent Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

January 9th, 2014

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EDITORIAL: Resolving to Advance the Armenian Cause

EDITORIAL: Resolving to Advance the Armenian Cause

2013 began and ends with conflict. Beginning with the election cycle in Armenia—presidential and municipal—which was marred, once again, with voter fraud and corruption to the Armenian government’s abrupt decision to join the Russia-led Customs Union, the ruling party in Armenia reinforced its grip on power by neglecting the population.
One of the key threats to [...]

December 31st, 2013

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Armenian Government Again Tramples On Constitution

Armenian Government Again Tramples On Constitution

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party of Armenia’s trampling on the Armenian Constitution continues without impunity, as party members pushed forward an agreement in the National Assembly that effectively sells off Armenia’s interests in the gas company and dodges questions of misappropriation of funds by government agencies.

December 23rd, 2013

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AUA Supporters Celebrate Launch of Undergraduate Program

AUA Supporters Celebrate Launch of Undergraduate Program

On Saturday, December 14, Zaven and Sonia Akian opened their home to host a fundraising event celebrating the recent launch of the undergraduate program at the American University of Armenia (AUA). The sold-out event, which took place under the night sky, raised over $110,000 for the university.

December 20th, 2013

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