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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.