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‘No Reasonable Grounds’ for Hayrapetian’s Arrest, Says Lawyer

‘No Reasonable Grounds’ for Hayrapetian’s Arrest, Says Lawyer

There are no reasonable grounds for the arrest of Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetian, said lawyer Nikolay Baghdasarian at a press conference on Friday.

August 1st, 2014

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Homenetmen Scouts Kick off 10th Jamboree in Armenia

Homenetmen Scouts Kick off 10th Jamboree in Armenia

Homenetmen scouts from all over the world assembled in Armenia on Thursday to kick off the 10th Pan-Homenetmen Jamboree, an international gathering of Homenetmen Armenian scouts from around the world, which takes place every four years.

August 1st, 2014

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Senate Breaks For Recess Without Approving Ambassador to Turkey

Senate Breaks For Recess Without Approving Ambassador to Turkey

The Armenian National Committee of America welcomed the U.S. Senate’s decision to recess for August without confirming an ambassador to Turkey as a meaningful opportunity for both Senators and American civil society to review both Ambassador-designate John Bass’ positions as well as the range of issues that are rapidly reshaping the increasingly strained U.S.-Turkey relationship.

August 1st, 2014

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Dink’s Lawyer Says Erdogan Covering Up Case

Dink’s Lawyer Says Erdogan Covering Up Case

Fethiye Çetin, an attorney representing the family of slain Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, slammed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Thursday for his recent remarks about the Dink murder case and claimed that the government is trying to protect those who were involved in the assassination.

July 31st, 2014

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US Warns Armenia, Russia Fires Back

US Warns Armenia, Russia Fires Back

After the US Embassy in Armenia issued a terse warning to Armenian businesses about the consequences of doing business with Russia in light of the most recent Western sanctions, the Russian Embassy fired back accusing the US of “threatening” Armenia.

July 31st, 2014

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Azerbaijan Charges Rights Activist with Spying for Armenia

Azerbaijan Charges Rights Activist with Spying for Armenia

Azerbaijani officials on Thursday alleged that a prominent human rights activist, Leyla Yunus, arrested on Wednesday was spying for Armenia and charged her with treason, reported Agence France Presse.

July 31st, 2014

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Nalbandian Says Baku Hindering Peace Process

Nalbandian Says Baku Hindering Peace Process

On July 30 the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Edward Nalbandian received Herbert Salber, the newly appointed EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus.

July 31st, 2014

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Armenians Urged to Write Wikipedia Entries

Armenians Urged to Write Wikipedia Entries

Armenians are being urged to do their patriotic duty — by each writing an article on Wikipedia.

July 31st, 2014

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ADL ‘Alarmed’ at Increasing Hostility Toward Jews in Turkey

ADL ‘Alarmed’ at Increasing Hostility Toward Jews in Turkey

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) earlier this month expressed alarm at the increasingly hostile environment toward Israel in Turkey, which with the recent intensification of the conflict between Israel and Hamas is extending to the Turkish Jewish community, and called on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reject this targeting and publicly assert that the Jewish community has the full support and protection of the state.

July 31st, 2014

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Pasadena ANCA Comedy Night with Actor/Director Krikor Satamian A Success

Pasadena ANCA Comedy Night with Actor/Director Krikor Satamian A Success

On Saturday, July 26, the ANCA Pasadena Chapter hosted a Dinner Comedy Night at the Armenian Center on Foothill Blvd with Krikor Satamian performing the stage monologue.

July 31st, 2014

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YOU Are My Leaders….

YOU Are My Leaders….

When asked to serve as one of the directors of Youth Corps 2014, many thoughts ran through my mind.

July 30th, 2014

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Prelate Celebrates Feast of Transfiguration in Pasadena

Prelate Celebrates Feast of Transfiguration in Pasadena

On Sunday, July 27, the Armenian nation celebrated the Feast of the Transfiguration of our Lord Jesus Christ, also known as Vartavar, one of the five major feasts of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

July 30th, 2014

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Baku to Buy Combat Aircraft from Russia

Baku to Buy Combat Aircraft from Russia

A Russian aircraft manufacturer has confirmed that Baku is planning to purchase an unknown number of Yak-130 combat aircraft, further increasing Russia’s sale of military hardware to Azerbaijan.

July 30th, 2014

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Sarkisian Mulls Parliamentary Republic

Sarkisian Mulls Parliamentary Republic

President Serzh Sarkisian wants to curtail sweeping constitutional powers enjoyed by him but has yet to decide whether Armenia must be transformed into a parliamentary republic, one of his political allies said on Tuesday.

July 30th, 2014

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