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Environmentalists Continue Fight to Save Lake Sevan from Toxic Mining Venture

Growing environmental concerns over plans by a Russian-owned mining company to build a gold processing plant near Armenia’s legendary Lake Sevan are prompting opposition to the project from some government officials, according to the head of an environmental NGO working to save the lake from additional contamination.

Vote Results In 3 Yerevan Precincts Annulled

Electoral authorities in Armenia have invalidated the official results of Sunday’s municipal elections in three Yerevan precincts and asked prosecutors to investigate what they said was serious fraud committed there.

Nagorno-Karabakh: War, Peace, Or BATNA?

When Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan meet in St. Petersburg, they are expected to reach a breakthrough on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the military phase of which was ended 15 years ago by what has become the world’s longest self-maintained cease-fire.

Erdogan Prioritizes Turkey’s Expanding Foreign Policy in State of the Union Address

On May 30 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivered his State of the Union address, focusing on Turkey’s enhanced profile in regional diplomacy. Erdogan provided details relating to his trips to Azerbaijan, Russia and Poland, and discussed recent foreign policy initiatives, including Turkey’s role in energy security.

Guevrekians Establish $100,000 Endowment Fund for Armenian Relief Society

On the eve of the Armenian Relief Society’s centennial, Mr. and Mrs. Jacky and Seta Guevrekian of Egypt established an endowment fund of $100,000 to be part of the ARS Endowment Funds. The annual proceeds of this fund will be used by the ARS, Inc. Central Executive Board to pursue the implementation of its humanitarian projects in Armenia.

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