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Sarkisian Says Ties with Georgia ‘At Historic High’

Sarkisian Says Ties with Georgia ‘At Historic High’

Relations between Georgia and Armenia are now better than at any other point in their long history, President Serzh Sarkisian said as he met with the visiting Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Gharibashvili on Friday.

August 22nd, 2014

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Armenian, Georgian Prime Ministers Meet in Yerevan

Armenian, Georgian Prime Ministers Meet in Yerevan

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian said after meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Irakli Garibashvili, on Thursday in Yerevan, that the two prime ministers reiterated “friendly” relations and expressed willingness to further develop bilateral ties.

August 21st, 2014

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Russia Encourages More Food Imports from Armenia

Russia Encourages More Food Imports from Armenia

The Russian government has offered to help Armenia increase exports of agricultural products to Russia after its ban on food imports from the West, a senior official in Yerevan revealed on Thursday.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian Weightlifter Wins Gold at Youth Olympics

Armenian Weightlifter Wins Gold at Youth Olympics

An Armenian weightlifter won gold on Thursday in the 2014 Youth Olympic Championship in Nanjing, China.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian Government Takes Over Karen Demirchian Complex

Armenian Government Takes Over Karen Demirchian Complex

Yerevan’s Karen Demirchian Sports and Concert Complex has been transferred to the government of Armenia after it became clear that its significant outstanding debts were too large to be repaid by its owners, Deputy Minister of Finance Pavel Safarian said at a government meeting on Thursday.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian Embassy in Iraq to Issue Passports for Citizenship Applicants

Armenian Embassy in Iraq to Issue Passports for Citizenship Applicants

People applying for Armenian citizenship in Iraq can receive their passports at the Armenian diplomatic mission.

August 21st, 2014

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Artsakh Always Ready to Defend Itself, Commander Says

Artsakh Always Ready to Defend Itself, Commander Says

Azerbaijan’s latest attacks on the Artsakh border once again showed how furiously Baku seeks to seize the Artsakh Republic and take control of its entire territory, Defense Army Commander Movses Hakobyan told reporters Wednesday. He recalled the truce achieved 20 years ago at the request of Azerbaijan, who applied to Russia for mediation.

August 20th, 2014

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Armenian Yazidis Meet with US Ambassador

Armenian Yazidis Meet with US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern met with leaders of the Armenian Yezidi community at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan on Wednesday to discuss the plight of Iraq’s Yezidi community, who have been subjected to brutal persecution by Islamic State militants.

August 20th, 2014

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U.S. Ambassador Calls for Peace in Video Message

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern published a video message on Wednesday, in which, speaking in Armenian, he discusses the recent escalation of violence across the Artsakh conflict zone and the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

August 20th, 2014

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Parliamentary Leaders Visit Tavush Region

Parliamentary Leaders Visit Tavush Region

A group of six Armenian parliamentary leaders consisting of heads of a number of major political parties, along with Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian, paid a visit to Armenia’s northeastern region of Tavush from Aug. 16 to 17, where a number of borderland villages have been under assault from Azerbaijani forces in the last three weeks.

August 19th, 2014

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Armenia’s Border Villages to Receive Security Training

Armenia’s Border Villages to Receive Security Training

Armenia’s Ministry of Emergency Situations said on Tuesday that it will train residents of border villages in northeastern Armenia to better guard against Azerbaijani gunfire and avoid accidentally crossing into Azerbaijan.

August 19th, 2014

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Agriculture Ministry Creates Commission to Promote Exports to Russia

Agriculture Ministry Creates Commission to Promote Exports to Russia

Armenia’s Minister of Agriculture Sergo Karapetyan has announced the establishment of a commission to help develop and coordinate agricultural trade with Russia, with the goal of boosting Armenian exports.

August 19th, 2014

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Revisiting the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve

Revisiting the Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve

In August 2013 Asbarez published my report “Shengavit Historical and Archaeological Culture Preserve 2011-2013.” That report described the 4th millennium B.C. Shengavit archaeological site, its museum, and its neglect by some of those responsible for its protection and preservation.

August 19th, 2014

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Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Armenia Must Prepare For Possibility of War

Given the events of the last three weeks, what the Prime Minister said is an understatement. A score of Armenian soldiers killed, villagers killed, incursions and attempts at infiltration into Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. The onslaught goes on unabated.

August 18th, 2014

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