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ARF World Congress Concludes, with the Election of New Bureau

ARF World Congress Concludes, with the Election of New Bureau

YEREVAN–The 32nd Word Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation concluded Saturday with the election of a new Bureau.
The World Congress, which kicked off on January 16, was attended by delegates from all regions of the organization, as well as guests who were invited by the regions and the outgoing Bureau.
The Congress examined the activities of [...]

January 24th, 2015

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Requiem Service in Glendale on Sunday for Slain Gyumri Family

Requiem Service in Glendale on Sunday for Slain Gyumri Family

Just as Armenians around the world, our entire community was shocked when it learned about the brutal killing of the Avetisyan family in Gyumri. This crime, which was widely condemned and mourned further saddened and pained all of us when we learned that the only survivor of that vicious crime, six-month-old Serozhya Avetisyan, passed away [...]

January 23rd, 2015

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Russian Lawmakers Visit Gyumri Following Massacre

Russian Lawmakers Visit Gyumri Following Massacre

A Russian parliamentary delegation on Friday visited Gyumri and laid flowers on the fresh graves of the seven members of a local Armenian family who died in a killing spree blamed on a Russian soldier.

January 23rd, 2015

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Officials Release Video of Permyakov’s Interrogation

Officials Release Video of Permyakov’s Interrogation

Armenia’s Investigative Committee has released video footage of the interrogation of Russian military serviceman Valery Permyakov, who has plead guilty to the murder of a family of seven in Gyumri, the press office of the committee reported.

January 23rd, 2015

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Turk Convicted in Armenia’s Biggest Drug Trafficking Case

Turk Convicted in Armenia’s Biggest Drug Trafficking Case

In the largest drug trafficking case in Armenia’s history, a Turkish man arrested in Yerevan a year ago has been convicted of smuggling 850 kilograms of heroin into the country and sentenced to 19 years in prison.

January 23rd, 2015

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Female Soldier Shoots Azerbaijani Sniper Commander

Female Soldier Shoots Azerbaijani Sniper Commander

A female soldier of the Armenian Armed Forces shot and killed an Azerbaijani sniper commander during border gunfire that left four Azerbaijani soldiers dead, reported Armenia’s Defense Ministry spokesperson Arzrun Hovhannisyan, according to the Armenpress news agency.

January 23rd, 2015

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Planting the Seeds of a Brighter Future: Gomk’s Female Agricultural Co-Op

Planting the Seeds of a Brighter Future: Gomk’s Female Agricultural Co-Op

On Jan. 1, a new law on “Social Assistance to Border Communities” went into effect in Armenia. The measure provides partial subsidies for natural gas, electricity, and irrigation expenses to those living in Armenia’s dangerous border regions, which constantly face attacks from Azeri military forces.

January 23rd, 2015

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Artsakh Authorities Discuss Genocide Centennial

Artsakh Authorities Discuss Genocide Centennial

On Thursday, Artsakh’s President Bako Sahakian called to order a special consultation dedicated to preparations for the remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide this year.

January 22nd, 2015

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Opposition Members of Parliament Question Prosecutor General over Permyakov

Opposition Members of Parliament Question Prosecutor General over Permyakov

Armenia’s Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan on Thursday avoided answering a question about whether there is a criminal case in connection with Valery Permyakov’s attempt to illegally cross the state border of Armenia into Turkey.

January 22nd, 2015

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EU Commissioner Revisits Armenian Association Agreement

EU Commissioner Revisits Armenian Association Agreement

The EU s Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, Johannes Hahn, has opened up the possibility of the European Union and Armenia signing an association agreement without its free-trade component.

January 21st, 2015

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EU Commits 25 Million Euros to Agriculture Development in Armenia

EU Commits 25 Million Euros to Agriculture Development in Armenia

On Jan. 23, the European Union Delegation to Armenia and the Austrian Development Agency will jointly hold a ceremony to launch the European Neighborhood Program for Rural Development Armenian (ENPARD Armenia).

January 21st, 2015

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Thousands Attend 6-Month-Old’s Burial as Suspect Pleads Guilty

Thousands Attend 6-Month-Old’s Burial as Suspect Pleads Guilty

Thousands of Gyumri residents turned out for the funeral of six-month-old Serozhya Avetisyan the only surviving member of a family gunned down last week by a Russian soldier, who died Monday after enduring life-saving operations and intensive medical care.

January 21st, 2015

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Two Karabakh Soldiers Killed by Azerbaijani Forces

Two Karabakh Soldiers Killed by Azerbaijani Forces

Azerbaijani forces on Wednesday killed two Karabakh soldiers in clashes along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border as military escalation continued along what is called the Line of Contact.

January 21st, 2015

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ARF Calls for Investigation of Gyumri Tragedy Under Armenian Law

ARF Calls for Investigation of Gyumri Tragedy Under Armenian Law

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Supreme Council of Armenia issued a statement regarding the ongoing investigation into the tragic murder of a Gyumri family by a Russian soldier, who deserted his post and went on a killing spree last week.

January 20th, 2015

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