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Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

Baku’s Role Seen in Karabakh Businessman’s Arrest

The arrest, on Tuesday, of prominent Karabakh businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan in Moscow could have political motivations led by Azerbaijan, according to a statement released by General Arkady Ter-Tadevosyan, commander of the Karabakh forces during the liberation of Shushi.

July 16th, 2014

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Dr. Oz ‘Not Involved’ in ‘Master Plan’ to Deny Genocide

Dr. Oz ‘Not Involved’ in ‘Master Plan’ to Deny Genocide

A “master plan” concocted by the Assembly of Turkish Associations to deny the Armenian Genocide, which hinted at the participation by Dr. Mehmet Oz as one of its spokespersons seems to be hitting a snag before taking off with Dr. Oz rejecting any involvement in the “plan.”

July 8th, 2014

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Electric Shock: A 10% Rate Hike Leads to More Protests

Electric Shock: A 10% Rate Hike Leads to More Protests

Armenia’s Public Service Regulatory Commission unanimously approved a 10 percent rate hike in residential electricity bills effective August 1, despite protests that often turned violent in weeks leading up to the decision.

July 1st, 2014

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Aliyev Vows War as US Presses for Karabakh Summit

Aliyev Vows War as US Presses for Karabakh Summit

Frustrated by what he calls a failure by the OSCE Minsk Group to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev threatened war against Artsakh, while the Minsk Group US Co-chairman urged Aliyev and Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian to meet in Paris for Karabakh talks.

June 27th, 2014

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Lavrov Visits Armenia, But What’s Up With the Eurasian Agreement?

Lavrov Visits Armenia, But What’s Up With the Eurasian Agreement?

I will treat this as Asbarez’s news recording of a visit to Armenia by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday, since most of the official statements and reporting reflect an exchange of niceties and praise for the two countries’ centuries-old friendship and expressions of hope for advancement of trade and other cooperation agreements.

June 23rd, 2014

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Clinton’s Version of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols Process

Clinton’s Version of the Turkey-Armenia Protocols Process

In reading Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book “Hard Choices,” which hit bookstores Tuesday, one is led to believe that she was the architect of the dangerous Turkey-Armenia Protocols, elevating the US’s role in the doomed process, to which both Armenia and Turkey have laid claim.

June 11th, 2014

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65 Armenian Families Forced Out of Mosul amid Extremist Takeover

65 Armenian Families Forced Out of Mosul amid Extremist Takeover

According to sources at the Armenian Prelacy in Iraq, 65 Armenian families and a priest in Mosul were forced out of the city after Islamist militants raided the city and took control of Iraq’s second largest city, reported the Aztag Daily newspaper.

June 10th, 2014

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Ankara’s Meddling in Our Community Must be Rejected

Ankara’s Meddling in Our Community Must be Rejected

Months before the Turkish Prime Minister’s now infamous and patronizing April 23 “condolence message” to Armenians, the wheels were in motion here in Southern California to organize another “dialogue” between Turks and Armenians to promote “understanding” between the two societies.

May 14th, 2014

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Winner Emerges at Microsoft Contest in Armenia

Winner Emerges at Microsoft Contest in Armenia

The Blum Light team was named the winner of the Armenian national qualifying round of the Imagine Cup 2014 technology contest, Microsoft Innovation Center in Armenia said today. The jury selected this team for its Fluff Planet application.

May 5th, 2014

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Erdogan Tells Charlie Rose There Was No Genocide

Erdogan Tells Charlie Rose There Was No Genocide

On Sunday’s edition of Charlie Rose, the veteran reporter asked Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan whether the Turkish Prime Minister would use the word Genocide in describing the events of 1915.

April 29th, 2014

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EDITORIAL: The Centennial Must Become A National Movement for Justice

EDITORIAL: The Centennial Must Become A National Movement for Justice

On April 24, 1965, the entire Armenian nation—for the first time our brethren in Soviet Armenia—rose up to demand justice and recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Such national solidarity reinvigorated the Armenian Cause and began a movement that today has resulted in widespread recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

April 25th, 2014

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Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

Obama, Again, Fails to Recognize the Genocide

In his annual statement for April 24, President Obama, once again, failed to properly recognize the Armenian Genocide, instead using the classic euphemisms to characterize the events of 1915.

April 24th, 2014

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Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

Will Obama Hide Behind Erdogan’s Hypocrisy?

It’s that time of the year again when Armenians across the world—but especially in the United States—await the annual White House statement on the Armenian Genocide, which, since 1981, has never actually used the word “Genocide.”

April 23rd, 2014

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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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