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Catholicos Aram I Shares Middle Eastern Christians’ Concerns with Obama

Catholicos Aram I Shares Middle Eastern Christians’ Concerns with Obama

On Thursday, September 11, the spiritual leaders of the Middle Eastern Maronite, Armenian, Syrian Orthodox, Greek Catholic and Syrian Catholic churches who had gathered with for a Christian conference in Washington, held an hour long meeting with President Obama, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and other key White House staff also attended the meeting.

September 12th, 2014

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Armenia to Purchase New Long-Range Weapons

Armenia to Purchase New Long-Range Weapons

Armenia’s armed forces will soon purchase new long-range weapons, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said Friday during a meeting with professors and students at the Yerevan State University of Economics.

September 12th, 2014

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Defense Minister Says No Room for Unilateral Concessions

Defense Minister Says No Room for Unilateral Concessions

“Mutual concessions are acceptable to us, but unilateral concessions in return for uncertainty are not,” Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian said at a meeting with the faculty and staff of the Armenian State University of Economics.

September 12th, 2014

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ARF Against Constitutional Reform If Key Amendments Rejected

ARF Against Constitutional Reform If Key Amendments Rejected

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) will not support the Armenian government’s proposed constitutional reforms if its amendments are not accepted, the ARF’s leadership announced Friday.

September 12th, 2014

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Armenia Fund: Where Education Is Valued, Education Flourishes

Armenia Fund: Where Education Is Valued, Education Flourishes

In a town whose students overwhelmingly go on to pursue a higher education, Armenia Fund built a new state-of-the-art school to replace its dilapidated predecessor.

September 12th, 2014

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Armenia’s Arsen Julfalakyan Wins World Champion Title

Armenia’s Arsen Julfalakyan Wins World Champion Title

Armenia’s Greco-Roman wrestler Arsen Julfalakyan has snatched the gold medal of the World Cup, being held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, beating in the final Croatia’s Neven Jugai 4 to 0.

September 12th, 2014

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Top Armenian Law-Enforcement Official Admits Lack of Independence

Top Armenian Law-Enforcement Official Admits Lack of Independence

One of Armenia’s most powerful security officials admitted on Thursday Armenian law-enforcement authorities have long lacked independence and carried out questionable government orders.

September 11th, 2014

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Artsakh Hands Teenage Captive to Azerbaijan

Artsakh Hands Teenage Captive to Azerbaijan

Demonstrating good will and commitment to the provisions of the Geneva Convention, Artsakh’s authorities handed over the 15-year-old resident of Azerbaijan, Javid Samiroghlu Muzafarzade, to Azerbaijan with the support of the Stepanakert Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

September 11th, 2014

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Talks to Finalize Voroton Hydropower Sale Continue

Talks to Finalize Voroton Hydropower Sale Continue

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern told reporters Thursday that the Armenian government and ContourGlobal, a New York-based international power-generation company, are continuing talks to finalize an agreement that the two parties signed in January, under which ContourGlobal is to purchase and modernize the Vorotan Hydro Cascade, a series of three hydroelectric power plants on the Vorotan River in southern Armenia, for a purchase price of $180 million.

September 11th, 2014

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Giro Manoyan Skeptical about Presidential Meetings on Artsakh

Giro Manoyan Skeptical about Presidential Meetings on Artsakh

High-level talks on the Artsakh conflict have intensified recently. After the two meetings mediated by the Russian President and the US Secretary of State, the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan will meet again in Paris at the initiative of French President Francois Hollande.

September 10th, 2014

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Yerevan Hails Greek Vote Criminalizing Genocide Denial

Yerevan Hails Greek Vote Criminalizing Genocide Denial

Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said Armenia welcomes Tuesday’s vote by the Greek parliament, passing a law which criminalizes the public denial of the Armenian Genocide and other crimes against humanity.

September 10th, 2014

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Cisco Director to Receive Armenian Presidential Award

Cisco Director to Receive Armenian Presidential Award

Cisco Systems development director Mario Mazzola has been chosen to receive the Global IT Award from Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian.

September 10th, 2014

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Stepanakert ‘Prepared’ to Return Captive to Azerbaijan

Stepanakert ‘Prepared’ to Return Captive to Azerbaijan

The authorities of the Artsakh Republic have expressed their readiness to return an Azerbaijani citizen taken into custody by authorities in Martakert after crossing the border into Artsakh from Azerbaijan.

September 10th, 2014

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Prime Minister Meets with Businessman Eduardo Eurnekian

Prime Minister Meets with Businessman Eduardo Eurnekian

Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian discussed cooperation-related issues with Armenian Argentinean businessman Eduardo Eurnekian on Tuesday, the government’s press office reported.

September 10th, 2014

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