All lights were turned off on Saturday at Birmigham High School where the 40th annual Homenetmen Navasartian Games were underway in solidarity with #ElectricYerevan
As the protests against electricity price hikes in Armenia continued into the 13th day, organizers gave the government a deadline of 9 p.m. Monday to meet at least one of their demands
I have lived in various cities in the past several years: all the way from my hometown Yerevan to a small town in Oregon, then from Los Angeles to Marshall, Minnesota. These constant trips, of course, helped me to gain a valuable experience, meet some bright people, expand my horizons, and finally fill my life with exhilarating adventures. But as an aspiring diplomat, I bore in mind that working or interning in Washington DC was a must so I made it my goal to settle in DC for a couple months.
The Armenian Redwood Project (ARP), an innovative, non-profit social enterprise alliance that intends to improve the lives and well-being of the thousands of Syrian refugees impacted by the ravaging war in Syria, is excited to announce that its #RootsForRefugees crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.com received a major gift from the San Francisco-Bay Area Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee, moving the campaign needle to $20,411 in funds raised, which is 68% of the campaign goal of $30,000.
Ornella Muti and Nastassja Kinski will be guests of honor at the 12th annual Golden Apricot International Film Festival in Yerevan, according to Harutyun Khachatryan, director general of the festival.
In a statement released today by Armenia’s Public Services Regulatory Commission (PSRC), Armenian officials rejected claims made by the chief of the Inter RAO, Boris Kovalchuk, that Armenia’s existing system of energy tariff regulation and rules is to blame for the losses incurred by the Electric Networks of Armenia (ENA), calling Kovalchuk’s claims “unacceptable.”
The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). One of the family members, Hovsep Tomasyan, was killed in front of his 14-year-old son Aram, according to Hurriyet Daily News.
Protesters continuing to occupy a central Yerevan avenue chose new leaders who pledged to reinvigorate their campaign for the cancellation of a controversial rise in Armenian electricity prices overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chef Vartan Abgaryan will be the chef and partner of a new Los Angeles restaurant, 71Above, scheduled to open in March 2016, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The OSCE Minsk Group is attempting to organize a meeting between President Serz Sarkisian of Armenia and President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan, according to the ambassador of France to Azerbaijan, Pascal Monnier. Speaking to the private Azerbaijani media outlet Trend about the progress of negotiations to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Monnier said that when parties take no steps, the settlement process stops.