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Armenian Parliament Introduces Bill Threatening Online Anonymity

Armenian Parliament Introduces Bill Threatening Online Anonymity

A bill going before Armenia’s parliament would introduce restrictions on anonymity on the internet, according to a report by the Institute for War & Peace Reporting. Supporters say it should curb defamatory language on the web, but free speech advocates warn that it might also constrain legitimate expression of opinion.

April 18th, 2014

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Customs Union or Eurasian Union? Armenia Can’t Decide

Customs Union or Eurasian Union? Armenia Can’t Decide

Armenia does not expect to sign on April 29 an agreement formalizing its accession to the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, Economy Minister Vahram Avanesian said on Friday, correcting his own statement made the day before.

April 18th, 2014

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Baku’s Military Spending Surged 493% in 9 Years

Baku’s Military Spending Surged 493% in 9 Years

According to a report a report released by a leading arms observation group on Monday, Azerbaijan is second in the ranking of nations with sharpest increase in military spending, registering a 493 percent increase from 2004 to 2014.

April 18th, 2014

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Bedig and Mary Fermanian Named Navasartian Honorary Presidents

Bedig and Mary Fermanian Named Navasartian Honorary Presidents

EAGLE ROCK, Calif.—The Homenetmen Western United States Regional Executive announced Thursday that Mr. and Mrs. Bedig and Mary Fermanian will be the Honorary Presidents at this year’s Navasartian Games.
As avid supporters, sponsors and philanthropists, Bedig and Mary Fermanian, the proprietors of Super King Market, have been part of Homenetmen’s large family for decades and were [...]

April 18th, 2014

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Sarkisian Defends Protocols, Places Blame on Turkey

Sarkisian Defends Protocols, Places Blame on Turkey

Defending his administration’s 2009 Armenian-Turkish protocols, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Friday pointed to Turkey as the side to blame for the still frozen relations between the two countries.

April 18th, 2014

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Artists, Community Gear Up for Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth! Concert

Artists, Community Gear Up for Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth! Concert

Less than a week remains until this year’s Silence the Lies, Rock the Truth! performance, which commemorates the 99th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. This is the concert’s 6th year bringing artists, the community and human rights organizations together in solidarity to honor the past and make a statement to the world about the strength of the Armenian spirit.

April 18th, 2014

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Prelate’s Easter Message

Prelate’s Easter Message

Sorrow Turns to Joy in Christ’s Resurrection
“I say to you that you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; and you will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.” (John 16:20)
The glorious season of Easter is upon us once again, enlivening our souls with the uplifting message of renewal, peace, [...]

April 18th, 2014

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Huntington Library Grounds Setting of ATP Los Angeles Gala on May 4

Huntington Library Grounds Setting of ATP Los Angeles Gala on May 4

Armenia Tree Project’s 20th anniversary committee has been hard at work organizing an unforgettable event to be held at the Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, on May 4.

April 18th, 2014

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ARF Will Not Take Part in New Government

ARF Will Not Take Part in New Government

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation will not take part in the government that is being formed after the appointment by President Serzh Sarkisian of Hovig Abrahamian as prime minister. This decision was announced in a statement issued by the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia, ahead of its Supreme Convention, which is scheduled to begin Friday.

April 17th, 2014

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Turkey to ‘Blur’ Twitter Posts to Cover Up ‘Malicious Content’

Turkey to ‘Blur’ Twitter Posts to Cover Up ‘Malicious Content’

Turkey’s telecommunications authorities will pixelate Twitter posts to eliminate “malicious content,” Communications Minister Lütfi Elvan said in a written statement Thursday, following talks between the microblogging website’s executives and Turkish officials in Ankara.

April 17th, 2014

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European Parliament Condemns Attack on Kessab

European Parliament Condemns Attack on Kessab

European Parliament, in its last plenary session on Thursday, ahead of the May elections, adopted a resolution on Syria, expressing its concern over the latest developments in the country, especially with the situation in Kessab, and vulnerable communities who find themselves in the middle of the war.

April 17th, 2014

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ARS Gears Up for 30th Anniversary Events

ARS Gears Up for 30th Anniversary Events

The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA is gearing up to celebrate its 30th Anniversary with weekend-long events to be held on May 2-4, 2014. Established as a separate entity in 1984, the ARS of Western USA continues to provide assistance to individuals and communities most in need both locally and internationally.

April 17th, 2014

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Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ to Compete at Cannes

Egoyan’s ‘The Captive’ to Compete at Cannes

Canadian-Armenian filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s latest film, “The Captive” will compete for the top honor, the Palme d’Or at next month’s 67th Cannes Film Festival, reported the Toronto Star.

April 17th, 2014

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Armenian Bar Association Urges Suffolk University to Disinvite Genocide Denier

Armenian Bar Association Urges Suffolk University to Disinvite Genocide Denier

The Armenian Bar Association on Tuesday addressed a letter to James McCarthy, President of Suffolk University, expressing the organization’s opposition to the scheduled appearance as the commencement speaker Proceedings of Suffolk’s Law School, and the bestowing of an honorary Juris Doctor onto Abraham Foxman, an Armenian Genocide denier revisionist.

April 17th, 2014

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