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BREAKING: Calif. Senate Recognizes Artsakh’s Independence

BREAKING: Calif. Senate Recognizes Artsakh’s Independence

Moments ago, the California State Senate unanimously approved a measure recognizing the independence and self-determination of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republi

August 27th, 2014

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Iran Downs Israeli Drone Launched from Nakhichevan

Iran Downs Israeli Drone Launched from Nakhichevan

Iran announced that its Revolutionary Guard Forces Corps on Sunday downed an Israeli drone near a uranium enriching facility in central Iran. Sources said that the drone was launches from a military base in Nakhichevan, indicating Baku’s involvement in the mission.

August 27th, 2014

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Kazakhstan ‘Not Opposed’ to Armenian Membership in Eurasian Union

Kazakhstan ‘Not Opposed’ to Armenian Membership in Eurasian Union

“The impression that Armenia is not welcome to the [Eurasian Economic] Union is wrong,” Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Armenia Ayimdoz Bozzhigitov told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference on nuclear security, reports Public Radio of Armenia (ArmRadio.am).

August 27th, 2014

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Artsakh Archbishop Dismisses Suggested Territorial Concessions

Artsakh Archbishop Dismisses Suggested Territorial Concessions

Head of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Archbishop Pargev Martirosian, told journalists on Wednesday that he doesn’t believe Artsakh will be completely safe if territorial concessions are made in return for unclear promises.

August 27th, 2014

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Central Bank Issues Data on Foreign Remittances

Central Bank Issues Data on Foreign Remittances

The Central Bank of Armenia has released new data about foreign remittances to Armenia, non-commercial money transfers which are mostly sent by Armenian nationals working abroad and which make up a significant portion of Armenia’s gross domestic product (GDP).

August 26th, 2014

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Baku Lists Russian Journalists on Blacklist

Baku Lists Russian Journalists on Blacklist

The government of Azerbaijan has declared a number of Russian journalists as personae non gratae after a visit by those journalists to Artsakh. The foreign ministry in Baku maintains a so-called “blacklist” wherein anyone who visits Artsakh without permission from the Azeri government is purportedly banned from visiting Azerbaijan in the future.

August 26th, 2014

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Artsakh President Congratulates Abkhazian President-Elect

Artsakh President Congratulates Abkhazian President-Elect

President of the Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakian congratulated newly elected president of Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba in a public statement released on Monday.

August 26th, 2014

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New Jersey’s Leo and Sona Manuelian Assist Armenia’s Homeless Families

New Jersey’s Leo and Sona Manuelian Assist Armenia’s Homeless Families

From July 17-28 Leo and Sona Manuelian of New Jersey led a home building mission to Armenia under the auspices of the Fuller Center for Housing Armenia (FCHA). Since 2010, they have dedicated every summer to assisting the homeless in Armenia; they have led five teams and more than 75 volunteers from the United States.

August 26th, 2014

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How Youth Corps Changed My Life

How Youth Corps Changed My Life

If you were to tell me at the beginning of this year that I would have to spend almost all of my summer in a developing country, traveling on rocky dirt roads to remote villages where there was a lack of plumbing and running water, with a group of 13 strangers all under the same roof, I would say you’re crazy and “no, thank you.”

August 26th, 2014

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Armenia’s Foreign Minister to Attend Erdogan’s Inauguration

Armenia’s Foreign Minister to Attend Erdogan’s Inauguration

Armenia’s presidential press office announced on Sunday that the government of Armenia has received an invitation from Ankara to attend the Turkish president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inauguration ceremony.

August 25th, 2014

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Artsakh Security Council Discusses Defense along Border

Artsakh Security Council Discusses Defense along Border

Artsakh’s President Bako Sahakian called to order on Monday a meeting of Artsakh’s Security Council, the agenda of which covered security issues along the line of contact with Azerbaijan, where escalated and sometimes full-blown fighting has occurred in the last month. The second item on the meeting’s agenda was the Republic’s celebration of Artsakh’s 23rd independence anniversary.

August 25th, 2014

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Armenia’s Ombudsman Appeals to UN over Captive Villager’s Death

Armenia’s Ombudsman Appeals to UN over Captive Villager’s Death

Armenia’s Human Rights Ombudsman Karen Andreasian says he has appealed to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay over the case of Armenian citizen Karen Petrosyan, a border villager who was taken captive by Azeri authorities and killed within one day after accidentally wandering over the border into Azerbaijan from his village of Chinari.

August 25th, 2014

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Azeri Commandos to Be Charged According to Artsakh Laws

Azeri Commandos to Be Charged According to Artsakh Laws

Dilham Askerov and Shahbaz Guliyev, members of an armed group of Azerbaijanis apprehended in July in Karvachar by Artsakh authorities, will be charged according to the laws of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Artsakh Defense Army commander Movses Hakobyan said on Monday.

August 25th, 2014

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Asbarez, Aztag Editors Discuss Challenges for Middle East Armenians

Asbarez, Aztag Editors Discuss Challenges for Middle East Armenians

Recent events in the Middle East suggest that motives and geopolitical goals have changed. The situation will inevitably affect the large Armenian communities formed in the Middle East in the last one hundred years since the Armenian Genocide.

August 25th, 2014

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