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San Francisco City Board of Supervisors Approves Mt. Davidson Sale Unanimously

Francisco chapters–Armenian Professional Society–Armenian Relief Society Shooshi and Garin Chapters–Armenian National Committee of San Francisco–Bay Area–Armenian Youth Federation Rostom Chapter–Bethel Armenian Evangelical Church–Calvary Armenian Congregational Church–Friends of the Consulate of the Republic of Armenia–Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association–Homenetmen Scouts and Athletic Organization Ani–San Francisco Chapters–Knights of Vartan–Norcal Armenian Home–St. Andrew Armenian Apostolic Church–St. Gregory Armenian

Intellectuals Request Markarian’s Freedom

Intellectuals concerned with the past two-three years of political unrest in Armenia–wrote a letter addressed to Levon Ter-Petrosyan stating the need for "national cooperation and civil rights" in order to "preserve the independence of the nation and to solve fundamental national issues." "It is obvious that the current situation can be resolved if there is

US Senator Robb Meets with Kocharian

YEREVAN (Azg/Noyan Tapan)–United States Senator Charles Robb (D-Ga.) arrived in Armenia Monday. The Senator is on a nine country tour including Armenia–Georgia–and Azerbaijan. He met with Armenia’s Prime Minister Robert Kocharian–Monday–to confer about regional issues–Armenia-US relations and economic and democratic reforms in Armenia. Robb said that the interest in the region is growing because of

Chicago Armenians Protest Aliyev

CHICAGO (Combined Sources)–Chanting slogans such as "Shame on you–Amoco" and "No Blood for Oil" nearly 100 members of the Armenian National Committee of Illinois and its supporters picketed the Amoco World Headquarters in downtown Chicago on Monday–protesting a visit to Amoco by Azeri President Gaidar Aliyev. Aliyev was in Chicago to sign an agreement with

Turkish Military Sacks Personnel

ANKARA (Reuter)–Turkey’s powerful military said on Monday it had sacked 76 members of the ran’s for disciplinary reasons–apparently a move by the secularist commanders against Islamist activism in the ran’s. "Seventy-six personnel were dismissed from the Turkish armed forces after evaluation of their disciplinary and moral positions," state-run Anatolian news agency reported the Supreme Military

ARF Youth Jamboree Convenes at Lake Sevan

YEREVAN (Hayots Ashkhar/Noyan Tapan)–The fifth Armenian Revolutionary Federation Youth Jamboree began at Lake Sevan–August 1. More than 650 AYF members from around the world are participating in this 17 day camp. The first day began with a 6 am singing of the Armenian national anthem at the flag ceremony. It was followed by the blessing

Clinton Aliyev Sign Investment Treaty At White House Meeting

WASHINGTON (Reuter)–Azeri President Gaidar Aliyev signed an investment treaty with the United States on Friday in his first visit to the White House as commercial ties and $8 billion in oil deals took center stage over efforts to help settle Azerbaijan’s conflict with Armenia. President Bill Clinton was not swayed by Armenia’s supporters in Congress

Caspian Oil and Quicksand

Editor’s Note: The following article appeared in the Monday addition of the New York Times–following Gaidar Aliyev and Bill Clinton meeting at the White House. The Caspian region nowadays is best defined as a large body of undersea oil surrounded by nations anxious to tap it. The industry reckons that the Caspian reserves contain up

Youth Groups Request Markarian’s Freedom

YEREVAN (Hayots Ashkhar)–As reported earlier this week–a large gorup of editors and representatives of various print and broadcast media outlets presented a statement to the government Armenia requesting the freedom of Hrant Markarian More than 15 youth organization in Armenia joined the media representatives in signing and presenting the statement. The youth organizations are: the

Leonard Petrossian Comments Armenian American Political Activism

Honorable Chairman and Dear Compatriots, I thank you for your July 27th letter where you describe the protest activities undertaken by your organization in conjunction with other Armenian-American community organizations against Azerbaijani President Gaidar Aliyev’s visit to the United States. We immensely appreciate the efforts of our compatriots living in the United States in presenting