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Erdogan Formally Invited to Armenia for Genocide Centennial

Erdogan Formally Invited to Armenia for Genocide Centennial

Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was formally invited to visit Armenia next April and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, after being sworn in as president.

August 29th, 2014

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Davutoglu Appoints Foreign Minister with Proven Anti-Armenian Track Record

Davutoglu Appoints Foreign Minister with Proven Anti-Armenian Track Record

Turkey’s newly appointed Prime Minister and former foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced a new cabinet on Thursday, which appears to be largely unchanged and strictly loyal to Tecep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s decade-long leader recently voted to become President.

August 29th, 2014

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We’re Screwed Again

We’re Screwed Again

You probably read that the United States Geological Survey has come out with a report that says there might be a million barrels of oil and 6 billion cubic feet of natural gas recoverable from the innards of the current Republic of Armenia.

August 29th, 2014

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Artsakh is Armenian, Says UK Member of Parliament Steven Pound

Artsakh is Armenian, Says UK Member of Parliament Steven Pound

Armenia’s Panorama.am news agency interviewed Member of the UK Parliament Stephen Pound recently, discussing the latest developments in the region regarding the Nagorno Karabakh conflict and the recent escalation of violence there spurred by aggressive attacks from Azerbaijani forces at the border.

August 29th, 2014

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CSTO ‘Ready’ for Peacekeeping in Ukraine If Members Decide

CSTO ‘Ready’ for Peacekeeping in Ukraine If Members Decide

Peacekeeping forces of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) are prepared for any operations outside its territories, including in Ukraine, but a decision for a peacekeeping mission would depend on the organization’s members, CSTO Secretary General Nikolai Bordyuzha said Friday.

August 29th, 2014

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Armenian Captive Hakob Injighulyan Sent to Third Country

Armenian Captive Hakob Injighulyan Sent to Third Country

Armenian soldier Hakob Injighulyan, who has been in Azerbaijani captivity since August 2013, has been handed over to a third country on, Tert.am reported Thursday, quoting Injighulyan’s brother Harutyun.

August 29th, 2014

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ANCA-WR Announces 2014-16 Board Of Directors

ANCA-WR Announces 2014-16 Board Of Directors

Earlier this week, the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region announced the appointment of its Board of Directors and Advisory Board for the 2014-2016 term.

August 29th, 2014

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Break the Cycle of Poverty: Armenia Fund to Host Special Telethon Sept. 7

Break the Cycle of Poverty: Armenia Fund to Host Special Telethon Sept. 7

More than twenty years after the devastating Spitak Earthquake, many families remain in shantytowns all over Gyumri.

August 29th, 2014

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Dr. Tamar Kataroyan Appointed School Principal in Monrovia, Calif.

Dr. Tamar Kataroyan Appointed School Principal in Monrovia, Calif.

On June 25, the Monrovia Unified School District Board of Education appointed Dr. Tamar Kataroyan as the new principal of Mayflower Elementary School in Monrovia, Calif.

August 29th, 2014

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Why Renovate the Proshyan Youth Center?

Why Renovate the Proshyan Youth Center?

From the different regions we volunteered in this summer, Proshyan stood out to me. Proshyan is a small village on the outskirts of Yerevan where the AYF has held summer camps for several years now.

August 28th, 2014

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17 Join AYF, Form New North Valley Chapter

17 Join AYF, Form New North Valley Chapter

Seventeen new members joined the ranks of the Armenian Youth Federation on Friday during an oath ceremony at the North Valley Armenian Center in Granada Hills. The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the North Valley “Arshavir Shiragian” Gomideh.

August 28th, 2014

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Pasadena to Host Discussion on Armenia’s IT Industry and the Diaspora

Pasadena to Host Discussion on Armenia’s IT Industry and the Diaspora

Three entrepreneurs, Harmik Baghdasarian, Al Eisaian and Aram Ter-Martirosyan from Los Angeles who have established various successful Information Technology (IT) related businesses in Armenia will present their stories, successes, and difficulties.

August 28th, 2014

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Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

Armenia’s main political parties at odds with President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday criticized him for sending a high-level Armenian delegation to the inauguration of Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

August 28th, 2014

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The Boy in the Pilibos Polo

The Boy in the Pilibos Polo

I attended Rose and Alex Pilibos my entire life, so you can only imagine my excitement on our first day of jampar in Askeran, Artsakh, when a young boy came to camp in a Pilibos polo shirt, the same one I had worn for 15 years.

August 28th, 2014

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