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Erdogan Formally Invited to Armenia for Genocide Centennial

Erdogan Formally Invited to Armenia for Genocide Centennial

Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was formally invited to visit Armenia next April and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, after being sworn in as president.

August 29th, 2014

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Artsakh is Armenian, Says UK Member of Parliament Steven Pound

Artsakh is Armenian, Says UK Member of Parliament Steven Pound

Armenia’s Panorama.am news agency interviewed Member of the UK Parliament Stephen Pound recently, discussing the latest developments in the region regarding the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the recent escalation of violence there spurred by aggressive attacks from Azerbaijani forces at the border.

August 29th, 2014

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Armenian Captive Hakob Injighulyan Sent to Third Country

Armenian Captive Hakob Injighulyan Sent to Third Country

Armenian soldier Hakob Injighulyan, who has been in Azerbaijani captivity since August 2013, has been handed over to a third country on, Tert.am reported Thursday, quoting Injighulyan’s brother Harutyun.

August 29th, 2014

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Why Renovate the Proshyan Youth Center?

Why Renovate the Proshyan Youth Center?

From the different regions we volunteered in this summer, Proshyan stood out to me. Proshyan is a small village on the outskirts of Yerevan where the AYF has held summer camps for several years now.

August 28th, 2014

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Pasadena to Host Discussion on Armenia’s IT Industry and the Diaspora

Pasadena to Host Discussion on Armenia’s IT Industry and the Diaspora

Three entrepreneurs, Harmik Baghdasarian, Al Eisaian and Aram Ter-Martirosyan from Los Angeles who have established various successful Information Technology (IT) related businesses in Armenia will present their stories, successes, and difficulties.

August 28th, 2014

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Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

Armenia’s main political parties at odds with President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday criticized him for sending a high-level Armenian delegation to the inauguration of Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

August 28th, 2014

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The Boy in the Pilibos Polo

The Boy in the Pilibos Polo

I attended Rose and Alex Pilibos my entire life, so you can only imagine my excitement on our first day of jampar in Askeran, Artsakh, when a young boy came to camp in a Pilibos polo shirt, the same one I had worn for 15 years.

August 28th, 2014

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Karabakh, Armenia Hail California Senate Recognition of Artsakh

Karabakh, Armenia Hail California Senate Recognition of Artsakh

Armenian and Artsakh officials on Thursday hailed news of Wednesday’s historic vote by the California State Senate recognizing Artsakh as an independent republic.

August 28th, 2014

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What’s Next for the ‘Hidden Armenians’ of Dikranagerd?

What’s Next for the ‘Hidden Armenians’ of Dikranagerd?

The historic first trip to Armenia of Diyarbakir’s “hidden Armenians” is coming to an end and it is time for us to assess its impact, consequences, and next steps.

August 28th, 2014

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Government Mulls Economic Incentives for Border Villagers

Government Mulls Economic Incentives for Border Villagers

Rafik Grigoryan, the governor of the eastern region of Gegharkunik, Armenia, says he strongly supports legal measures proposed by the Armenian government to offer citizens living in the dangerous borderlands near Azerbaijan economic privileges, such as subsidized or free-of-charge electricity.

August 28th, 2014

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Spokesman for Karen Demirchian Complex Decries Gov’t Takeover

Spokesman for Karen Demirchian Complex Decries Gov’t Takeover

Koryun Grigoryan, a press officer for Armenia’s largest sports and concert arena in Yerevan, the Karen Demirchian Complex, condemned the government’s decision to renationalize the facility in payment for its owner’s debts to the government totaling about $25 million, saying the real cost of the facility is $120 million.

August 28th, 2014

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Yerevan to Host Jewelry Trade Show

Yerevan to Host Jewelry Trade Show

The Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA) has invested over $10 million in organizing a jewelry exhibition in Yerevan, deputy minister of economy Tigran Harutyunyan said on Thursday.

August 28th, 2014

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VivaCell and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partnership

VivaCell and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partnership

A long-waited housewarming was celebrated in the village of Yervandashat. The second family is also close to the realization of its dream.

August 28th, 2014

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Children of Armenia Convey Message of Love and Patriotism to Soldiers of Artsakh

Children of Armenia Convey Message of Love and Patriotism to Soldiers of Artsakh

COAF’s 20-member Interactive Theatre Group from the Armavir province of Armenia held a series of inspiring patriotic performances at a number of military bases in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

August 28th, 2014

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