Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Azeri Propaganda Backfires at European Parliament

BRUSSESLS–A planned “commemoration of the Khojaly events,” which for Azerbaijan has become a top priority in its ongoing misinformation campaign backfired Tuesday when a Member of the European Parliament distances herself from the event. European Member of Parliament Gisela Kallenbach (Greens, Germany), who initially had sponsored the exhibition of the “Aliyev Foundation” surprised the participants,

Russian FM Rules Out Investigation into Alleged Arms Shipmen’s to Armenia

BAKU (ISRIA)–Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Azerbaijan Wednesday for a two-day working visit where he is scheduled to hold talks with President Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammedyarov on the deepening of bilateral relations between Moscow and Baku, the Russian embassy in Azerbaijan reported Wednesday. In an interview with various Azeri news

In Little Armenia, AYF Teams with Local Hospital to Save Lives with Blood Drive

LITTLE ARMENIA–For 12 hours on Thursday, March 5, the auditorium of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was overflowing with activity, as nearly a hundred young Armenia’s poured in throughout the day to join members of the community in donating blood to the American Red Cross. A single donation of one pint of blood can help save

NATO Delegation in Armenia

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–A joint delegation from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s International Military Staff and International Staff are in Armenia on a five day working visit to access the country’s progress the current stage of implementations of the Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership Action Plan (IPAP). Members of the NATO delegation and experts from the Armenian agencies involved

Iran, Azerbaijan Call Relations ‘Strategic’

TEHRAN (Tehran Times)–Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday stressed the need to expand bilateral relations between the two neighbors. Aliyev, heading a high ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to attend Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) summit. During a meeting between the countries’ high-ranking officials, both presidents called Tehran-Baku

Babacan’s Visit to Armenia in April to ‘Boost’ Relations

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan has accepted an invitation to attend a Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) meeting in Yerevan next month, Hurriyet daily reported on Tuesday. According to Hurriyet, Babacan accepted the invitation from his Armenian counterpart Eduard Nalbandian as part of efforts targeting the normalization of relations between the neighboring countries.

Ombudsman Decries Armenia’s ‘Oligarchic’ System

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Armen Harutiunian, the state human rights ombudsman, made a damning assessment of Armenia’s system of governance on Tuesday, saying that it has been “oligarchic” and “repressive” ever since the break-up of the Soviet Union. Harutiunian voiced the harsh criticism in an annual report on human rights practices in the country. It not only scrutinizes

Armenia Slams Georgian Leader for ‘Unfounded’ Remarks

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–President Serzh Sarkisian lambasted his Georgian counterpart, Mikheil Saakashvili, through a spokesman on Tuesday for claiming that Armenia’s economy has “virtually collapsed” because of its close ties with Russia. Saakashvili made the remarks as he inaugurated a hotel and recreation center near Tbilisi on March 7. "You know that the Armenian economy virtually collapsed