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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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Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian Named Prime Minister

Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian Named Prime Minister

President Serzh Sarkisian announced on Sunday his decision to appoint the influential parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamian as Armenia’s new prime minister, reported RFE/Rl.

April 13th, 2014

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Armenia Welcomes US Senate Bill Recognizing Genocide

Armenia Welcomes US Senate Bill Recognizing Genocide

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian welcomed on Friday the passing of a resolution in the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations calling for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide.

April 11th, 2014

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Warlick ‘Concerned’ over Tensions on Azeri-Artsakh Border

Warlick ‘Concerned’ over Tensions on Azeri-Artsakh Border

The OSCE Minsk Group’s U.S. Co-chair James Warlick is deeply concerned over continued violence on the border between Azerbaijan and Artsakh and its potential to damage the peace process.

April 11th, 2014

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Video Game Convention Kicks Off in Yerevan

Video Game Convention Kicks Off in Yerevan

A video game developers’ competition and trade show kicked off on Friday in Yerevan, Armenia, for its fourth year in a row, attracting hundreds of spectators, competitors, and investors. Entitled “Open Play,” the event is a competition for developers of computer and mobile games and is organized by a tech industry advocacy group, Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE), and by Orange Armenia.

April 11th, 2014

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ARF Among Parties Consulting with Sarkisian

ARF Among Parties Consulting with Sarkisian

A delegation of Armenian Revolutionary Federation leaders on Thursday met with President Serzh Sarkisian, as part of series of consultations the president held with the parties represented in the National Assembly.

April 10th, 2014

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New Prime Minister to Be Announced Monday

New Prime Minister to Be Announced Monday

Armenia’s ruling Republican Party will announce Armenia’s next Prime Minister on Monday, April 14, following a meeting of the Party’s executive body, Republican Party Spokesman Eduard Sharmazanov told the press Thursday.

April 10th, 2014

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Sarkisian Declines Third Term

Sarkisian Declines Third Term

President Serzh Sarkisian said on Thursday that he will not seek another reelection but stopped short of categorically ruling out the possibility of becoming prime minister after completing his second presidential term in 2018.

April 10th, 2014

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Stepanakert Calls on International Community to Condemn Maragha Massacre

Stepanakert Calls on International Community to Condemn Maragha Massacre

22 years ago, on April 10, the village of Maragha located in the Martakert region of Nagorno Karabakh was attacked by Azerbaijani forces. The Maragha Massacre was the mass murder of ethnic Armenian civilians. Up to now the Azerbaijani government has not been appropriately reprimanded by the international community.

April 10th, 2014

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Ex-Prime Minister Speaks to Protesters at Rally

Ex-Prime Minister Speaks to Protesters at Rally

Armenia’s recently resigned former Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, spoke on Wednesday to young protesters demonstrating outside the Armenian Finance Ministry in Yerevan against the government’s controversial pension reform law.

April 9th, 2014

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