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Azerbaijan Shoots Down Artsakh Military Helicopter; Casualties Reported

Azerbaijan Shoots Down Artsakh Military Helicopter; Casualties Reported

Azerbaijan’s forces shot down a military helicopter belonging to the Nagorno-Karabakh Armed Forces on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. local time when the Mi-24 was on a training mission. Artsakh Defense Ministry reported that the helicopter was not armed.

November 12th, 2014

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Schiff Discusses Orphan Rug, ISIS with Asbarez

Rep. Adam Schiff, in an interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian discussed the recent development surrounding the Armenian Orphan Rug exhibit at the White House visitor center next month, as well as Turkey’s efforts to thwart US-led operation to combat the Islamic State–ISIS

October 24th, 2014

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A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

The bullying tactics by leading figures of Armenia’s oligarch-infested ruling Republican Party of Armenia unfortunately have become commonplace in Armenia’s socio-political reality.

October 21st, 2014

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Orphan Rug Display and Genocide Recognition by White House

Orphan Rug Display and Genocide Recognition by White House

After Rep. Adam Schiff reported Wednesday that the White House will be exhibiting the Armenian Orphan Rug in November, a senior Obama Administration official told Asbarez in an email that the “President and other senior Administration officials have repeatedly acknowledged as historical fact and mourned the fact that 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire

October 16th, 2014

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Turkey Should Face Its History, Alevi Author Says

Turkey Should Face Its History, Alevi Author Says

The Armenian edition of Erdal Sahin’s book, titled “Transformation of the Hangman of 1915,” has been published. The book was originally written in German and was later translated into Turkish.

October 9th, 2014

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Biden’s Apology to Erdogan Reinforces the US Policy of Succumbing to Turkey

Biden’s Apology to Erdogan Reinforces the US Policy of Succumbing to Turkey

On Monday morning, news of ISIS militants’ advance on Kobane near the Turkey-Syria border flooded the media, with some citing eyewitness accounts that ISIS has planted its flag atop the hilly area, with the local Kurdish population fighting for its life and against the ISIS militants.

October 6th, 2014

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Bombing of Aleppo Intensifies

Bombing of Aleppo Intensifies

Bombing of the predominantly Armenian neighborhood of Nor Kiugh intensified on Saturday, with local residents reporting that new types of explosives were being used that cause wide-spread destruction, with flames spreading through several buildings.

October 4th, 2014

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Getting Away with Murder: Syunik Governor Re-Appointed

Getting Away with Murder: Syunik Governor Re-Appointed

The former governor of the Syunik region, Suren Khachatryan, who resigned last year for his alleged involvement in a murder, was reappointed to the post again, garnering the well-wishes and congratulations of Armenia’s self-proclaimed reformist prime minister, Hovik Abrahamian.

September 25th, 2014

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ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

The Islamic State for Iraq and Syria–ISIS–forces destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, news agencies in the Middle East reported.

September 22nd, 2014

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US Knew Turkey Aided al Qaeda but Did Nothing to Stop It

US Knew Turkey Aided al Qaeda but Did Nothing to Stop It

When Armenian-Americans voiced their anger over Turkey’s role in the incursion into Kessab last spring, US authorities merely expressed “concern” about the well-being of Armenians and Christian minorities.

September 15th, 2014

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New York Times Betrays Its Own Investigation and Gets It Wrong on Karabakh

New York Times Betrays Its Own Investigation and Gets It Wrong on Karabakh

A mere two days after publishing an expansive and informative exposé about foreign powers buying influence with US-based think tanks to affect US policy, The New York Times published a sloppy article by long-time Azerbaijani collaborator, Brenda Shaffer, who by using official Baku’s vernacular sounds the alarm for supposed plans by Russia to engineer another “land grab” in the region—this time in Nagorno-Karabakh.

September 11th, 2014

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Sen. Kirk Presses for More Scrutiny of Obama’s Pick of Turkey Envoy

Sen. Kirk Presses for More Scrutiny of Obama’s Pick of Turkey Envoy

With the Senate scheduled to resume session on September 8, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) has submitted five pointed questions to U.S. Ambassador to Turkey nominee John Bass in order to bring much-needed clarity to U.S. policy on both the Armenian Genocide and the growing movement to secure Turkey’s return of stolen Christian churches and religious properties, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

September 6th, 2014

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Erdogan, Aliyev Pledge to Lie for Each Other on the World Stage

Erdogan, Aliyev Pledge to Lie for Each Other on the World Stage

What better way for two leaders to reinforce their alliance than by pledging to lie for one another on the international arena?

September 3rd, 2014

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Putin, Sarkisian and Aliyev Meet on Karabakh

Putin, Sarkisian and Aliyev Meet on Karabakh

Leaders say conflict should be resolved peacefully
SOCHI–Presidents of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan met at the Russian president’s summer residence on Sunday and pledged that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict must be resolved peacefully.
“I am glad to state that the President of Azerbaijan drew attention to the necessity of resolving the problem peacefully, and the President of [...]

August 10th, 2014

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