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Defense Minister Says Tensions High at Border, But Under Control

Defense Minister Says Tensions High at Border, But Under Control

Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said Thursday that the situation at the border is “tense,” but under control.

March 5th, 2015

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French Lawmaker Valerie Boyer Discusses Plans for Genocide Centennial

French Lawmaker Valerie Boyer Discusses Plans for Genocide Centennial

In an interview with Armenian news agency News.am, French Member of Parliament Valerie Boyer, a strong advocate for Armenian issues in France, said instead of visiting Armenia and Artsakh on the centennial of the Armenian Genocide, as she has visited on April 24 in previous years, she will be staying in Marseille to host the city’s numerous commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

March 5th, 2015

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Tsarukian Resigns as Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party

Tsarukian Resigns as Leader of Prosperous Armenia Party

Oskanian resigns from party, abandons his parliamentary mandate; Naira Zohrabyan elected new PAP chairman
YEREVAN—The chairman of the Prosperous Armenia Party, Gagik Tsarukian on Thursday stepped down from the party’s leadership and announced that he was leaving politics. Also on Thursday, Armenia’s former foreign minister Vartan Oskanian, who had joined the party several years ago, announced [...]

March 5th, 2015

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US Expert Pans Baku’s Foreign and Domestic Policies

US Expert Pans Baku’s Foreign and Domestic Policies

Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Kennan Institute Fellow, and renowned expert on Azerbaijani Turkish studies Audrey Altstadt, in an interview with Azerbaijani news agency Turan, criticized the current political climate in Azerbaijan and its relations with the West.

March 5th, 2015

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Armenian Foreign Minister Visits Israeli President

Armenian Foreign Minister Visits Israeli President

On a working visit to Israel on Thursday, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.

March 5th, 2015

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Syrian Parliament Hosts Hearings on Armenian Genocide Centennial

Syrian Parliament Hosts Hearings on Armenian Genocide Centennial

The National Reconciliation Committee and Committee of Public Freedoms and Human Rights at the Syrian People’s Assembly met Armenia’s Ambassador to Syria Arshak Poladian and Primate of the Armenian Church of Damascus, Bishop Armash Nalbandian and the accompanying delegation, Sana agency reports.

March 5th, 2015

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Carson City Council Unanimously Rejects Ataturk Monument Measure

Carson City Council Unanimously Rejects Ataturk Monument Measure

The City Council of City of Carson voted on Wednesday to reject a measure to erect a monument to Kemal Ataturk in the city, after lengthy debate during the regular city council session.

March 4th, 2015

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Burbank Election Nail-Biter, ANCA Candidates Do Well

Burbank Election Nail-Biter, ANCA Candidates Do Well

With only 16 votes more than the minimum necessary to get elected, Steve Ferguson, one of the Armenian National Committee of America–Burbank’s endorsed candidates, spent three tense days waiting for outcome of the roughly 180 ballots requiring the County of Los Angeles Registrar of Voters to determine their validity.

March 4th, 2015

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ARF Leader Hails European Parliament Genocide Resolution

ARF Leader Hails European Parliament Genocide Resolution

Giro Manoyan, the political affairs director of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF), praises the European People’s Party’s (EPP) move to adopt an Armenian Genocide resolution, in the meantime considering the move a serious blow to Turkey’s policy of genocide denial.

March 4th, 2015

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Ottoman Tomb Relocated onto Armenian Genocide Death March Route

Ottoman Tomb Relocated onto Armenian Genocide Death March Route

On Feb. 22, Turkish special forces entered a Turkish exclave inside Syria — where the remains of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of the first Ottoman Sultan, are held in a tomb — to evacuate the tomb and some 40 guards, who had come under siege by Islamic State fighters.

March 4th, 2015

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Holy See of Cilicia Hosts Muslim-Christian Theological Dialogue

Holy See of Cilicia Hosts Muslim-Christian Theological Dialogue

The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran held a series of meetings and discussions at the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia in Antelias, Lebanon on March 3 and 4.

March 4th, 2015

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Krekorian, Other ANCA-Endorsed Candidates Win in Tuesday’s Election

Krekorian, Other ANCA-Endorsed Candidates Win in Tuesday’s Election

Candidates endorsed by the Armenian National Committee of America swept to victory in Tuesday’s municipal elections, with Councilmember Paul Krekorian handily winning a second term to represent his constituent in Council District 2.

March 4th, 2015

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Erdogan Appeals Fine for Calling Armenian-Turkish Monument a ‘Monstrosity’

Erdogan Appeals Fine for Calling Armenian-Turkish Monument a ‘Monstrosity’

Lawyers for Turkey’s president plan to appeal a Turkish court’s decision to fine him for criticizing a statue meant to promote peace between Turkey and Armenia, Today’s Zaman reported.

March 4th, 2015

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ANCA Glendale, Crescenta Valley Chapters Announce Endorsements for School Board and Ballot Measures

ANCA Glendale, Crescenta Valley Chapters Announce Endorsements for School Board and Ballot Measures

The Armenian National Committee of America, Glendale (ANCA-Glendale) and Crescenta Valley (ANCA-CV) chapters have issued their endorsements for the two seats up for election on the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education.

March 3rd, 2015

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