Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Author Kay Mouradian To Speak At Ararat-Eskijian Museum

Dr. Kay Mouradian, author of the historical novel A Gift in the Sunlight: An Armenian Story (Taderon Press), will speak at the Ararat-Eskijian Museum, 15105 Mission Hills Rd, Mission Hills CA 91343, on Sunday, April 26, at 4:00 p.m. Mouradian’s illustrated presentation will offer “a journey back in time; a unique picture of life during

In India, Historic Armenian Cemetery Buried Under Waste

In India, Historic Armenian Cemetery Buried Under Waste HYDERABAD, India (ExpressBuzz)–It is perhaps the last known trace of the Armenian connection with the city of Hyderabad in India. And now it is almost on the verge of being erased from the city’s historic map. The Armenian cemetery located at Uppuguda (known as Opiguda in the

Armenia, Turkey Announce No Deal After Yerevan Talks

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan gave no indications of an impending breakthrough in his country’s relations with Armenia on Thursday as he visited Yerevan to attend a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization. His Armenian counterpart, Eduard Nalbandian, insisted, nonetheless, that Ankara and Yerevan may still normalize their historically strained relations

Karabakh President Meets with ARF Representatives

STEPANAKERT (ArmRadio)–Members from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s governing Bureau and Artsakh Central Committee were in Stepanakert on Wednesday meeting with Karabakh President Bako Sahakian for talks on foreign and domestic issues facing the mountainous republic. The meeting was attended by ARF Bureau Representative Hrant Markarian and ARF Central Committee of Artsakh Representative David Ishkhanyan.

Moscow Demands NATO Postpone Georgia Drills

YEREVAN–Russia has demanded NATO postpone plans to carry out military exercises in Georgia next month, saying they will complicate tensions in the region, the BBC reported on Thursday Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Thursday the planned May 6 to June 1 exercises risk further undermining stability in the troubled Caucasus region and

Turkey’s Economy May Shrink Six Percent, Says World Bank

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–The World Bank expects Turkey’s economy to shrink between 2 and 6 percent in 2009 as the global crisis hammers the nation’s industrial output and exports, the World Bank country director in Turkey said Wednesday. Ulrich Zachau told Reuters he expected the unemployment rate would continue climbing, beyond the record high of 15.5 percent,

Regional Security Conference in Yerevan Seeks Greater Cooperation in CSTO

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–Interior ministers of the Moscow-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) convened in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Wednesday, April 15 to explore opportunities to forge greater cooperation among rapid reaction forces and law enforcement agencies of the respective member states. The participants agreed to hold joint defense and police trainings in the

Relocation of Armenian Gold Mine Plant to Devastate Lake Sevan, Warn Environmentalists

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Environment protection groups sounded the alarm on Wednesday over what they say are renewed plans by Armenia’s largest gold-mining company to build a new ore-processing plant near the ecologically vital Lake Sevan. The Ararat Gold Recovery Company (AGRC), currently owned by Russian investors, exploits the country’s main gold mines at Zod, a mountainous area

Prelate Mardirossian’s Mother Passes Away

The Western Prelacy of the Armenian Apostolic Church reported on Wednesday that Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian’s mother, Mary Mardirossian, passed away Wednesday. In an announcement to the Prelacy Religious and Executive councils, the Prelacy Ladies Auxiliary Guild as well as the all the clerics offered the Prelate and his sister Mr. and Mrs. Zeven