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Armenian Parliament Introduces Bill Threatening Online Anonymity

Armenian Parliament Introduces Bill Threatening Online Anonymity

A bill going before Armenia’s parliament would introduce restrictions on anonymity on the internet, according to a report by the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. Supporters say it should curb defamatory language on the web, but free speech advocates warn that it might also constrain legitimate expression of opinion.

April 18th, 2014

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Customs Union or Eurasian Union? Armenia Can’t Decide

Customs Union or Eurasian Union? Armenia Can’t Decide

Armenia does not expect to sign on April 29 an agreement formalizing its accession to the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesian said on Friday, correcting his own statement made the day before.

April 18th, 2014

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Baku’s Military Spending Surged 493% in 9 Years

Baku’s Military Spending Surged 493% in 9 Years

According to a report a report released by a leading arms observation group on Monday, Azerbaijan is second in the ranking of nations with sharpest increase in military spending, registering a 493 percent increase from 2004 to 2014.

April 18th, 2014

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Sarkisian Defends Protocols, Places Blame on Turkey

Sarkisian Defends Protocols, Places Blame on Turkey

Defending his administration’s 2009 Armenian-Turkish protocols, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Friday pointed to Turkey as the side to blame for the still frozen relations between the two countries.

April 18th, 2014

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ARF Will Not Take Part in New Government

ARF Will Not Take Part in New Government

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation will not take part in the government that is being formed after the appointment by President Serzh Sarkisian of Hovig Abrahamian as prime minister. This decision was announced in a statement issued by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia, ahead of its Supreme Convention, which is scheduled to begin Friday.

April 17th, 2014

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Selfie with Sarkisian: Twitter VP Visits Armenia

Selfie with Sarkisian: Twitter VP Visits Armenia

Twitter Vice President and Tumo board member Raffi Krikorian met with Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday after arriving in Yerevan at the invitation of Armenia’s Tumo Center for Creative Technologies.

April 17th, 2014

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ONEArmenia Supports Expanding COAF Programs

ONEArmenia Supports Expanding COAF Programs

ONEArmenia, a for-purpose platform based in Yerevan and New York City, launched a new campaign for Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) to bring nutrition and hygiene programs to 160 primary school children (ages 6-11) in the village of Aragatsavan located in the Aragatsotn region.

April 17th, 2014

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Aliyev Blasts West Over Karabakh

Aliyev Blasts West Over Karabakh

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has blamed Armenia for the continuing impasse in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process and accused the international community of using double standards against his country.

April 16th, 2014

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Artsakh Foreign Minister Calls for Inclusion in Peace Talks

Artsakh Foreign Minister Calls for Inclusion in Peace Talks

Speaking to residents in Artsakh’s Kashatagh region, Artsakh Foreign Minister Karen Mirzoyan once again stressed that his republic’s participation in the conflict settlement process is imperative, given that it is the people in Artsakh who suffer most from the unsettled conflict.

April 16th, 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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Royce to Visit Dzidzernagapert on April 24

Royce to Visit Dzidzernagapert on April 24

House Foreign Affairs Committee chairmen Ed Royce, Republican from Orange County, will attend the 99th Armenian Genocide commemorations ceremonies at Dzidzernagapert, reported the Orange County Register.

April 15th, 2014

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Yerevan Responds to Turkish Reaction to Senate Bill

Yerevan Responds to Turkish Reaction to Senate Bill

Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Shavarsh Kocharyan, commented on Ankara’s reaction to a U.S. Senate bill calling for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, calling the reaction a testament to Turkey’s disregard for human rights and justice.

April 15th, 2014

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Armenian Defense and Foreign Ministers Stay in Office

Armenian Defense and Foreign Ministers Stay in Office

Armenian defense minister Seyran Ohanyan and foreign affairs minister Edward Nalbandian have retained their posts in the new government of Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian, the press service of the Armenian president reported.

April 15th, 2014

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Baskin-Robbins Opens First Shop in Armenia

Baskin-Robbins Opens First Shop in Armenia

YEREVAN (Arka)—Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream shops, has opened its first store in Armenia at Yerevan Mall, the company said in a press release.
The company is known for its “31 flavors” slogan, with the idea that a customer could have a different flavor every day of any month. Today it owns and [...]

April 15th, 2014

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