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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

Rep. Anna Eshoo Responds to Azeri Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev

Editor’s Note: The following is a letter by California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo–published in the Wednesday–July 30– edition of The Washington Post–in response to a letter by Azeri Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev. Azeri Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev’s letter explaining the political reasons for closer U.S. relations with his nation ["Azerbaijan’s Oil," Free for All–July 12] is a weak

Ter Petrosyan to Visit the US Later This Year Says Shugarian

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"US interests in the Transcaucasus must not be restricted and are not restricted to oil only," Armenian Ambassador to the United States–Rouben Shugarian–said at a news conference in Yerevan–Wednesday. The Ambassador said he was puzzled over the fact that Azerbaijan is trying to use oil as a factor of force and war in

Congressional Group Concerned Over Clinton Aliyev Meeting

WASHINGTON–DC–A bipartisan group of more than sixty Members of Congress joined with Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairmen Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and John Edward Porter (R-Ill.) in voicing serious reservations about President Clinton’s meeting with former KGB General and current human rights violator–President Gaidar Aliyev of Azerbaijan–reported the Armenian National Committee of America. "We would like to

Rep. Pallone Protests Azeri Policies Aliyev Visit

Editor’s Note : The folowing speech was delivered by Congressman Frank Pallone at the Tuesday evening pro-Karabakh demonstration sponored by the Armenian National Committe of Greater Washington. The demonstration–held at the Willard Hotel–was organized in protest of the reception held in honor of Gaidar Aliyev–President of the Republic of Azerbaijan–who is on his first official

Women Comprise Majority of Unemployed in Armenia

YEREVAN (Azg–Noyan Tapan)–An overwhelming majority of the unemployed in Armenia are women’said representative Yu Veyn Chang of the UN Economic and Public Development Department in Armenia’s Ministry of Social Security at a recent meeting with journalists. Women are usually the first let go during job reductions. Chang stressed that to avoid such problems–women organizations in

NDU Welcomes Stepanakert Statement

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"Hailing all undertakings and initiatives upholding the single will of Armenia’s–including the July 7 statement–the National Democratic Union states that unification of the Armenian people in all national problems is the guarantee of resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh problem," read an NDU statement released Thursday. NDU holds that "Armenia’s return to democratic way is

AYF Members Depart for International Jamboree in Armrenia

Los Angeles–More than 50 Armenian Youth Federation-Western United States members departed for Yerevan Wednesday–making their way to this year’s International Youth Jamboree of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation youth organizations. More than 650 young Armenia’s are expected to gather in Armenia for two weeks of learning–discovery and exchanges. A number of regions–including both western and eastern