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France ’98 Hopes Fade for Armenia N. Ireland

YEREVAN (Reuter)–Armenia and Northern Ireland fought out a goalless draw in their World Cup group nine qualifying match on Wednesday which left both countries with no realistic chance of reaching the finals next year. Both teams had goals disallowed in the first half–the visitors for a foul and Armenia for offside. Otherwise Northern Ireland had

Armenia Cyprus Draft Agreemen’s Reviewed

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Details of an upcoming visit by the President of Cyprus to Armenia and a discussion on draft agreemen’s which are to be signed during that visit were discussed at a meeting in Nicosia attended by the President of Cyprus–Glafacos Kleridis–and Armenia’s Ambassador to Cyprus–Arman Kirakossian. The sides discussed a number of problems–including the

National Assembly Adopts General Pardon Law

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia’s National Assembly–during an executive session Wednesday–passed a law on general pardon of prisoners–by which more than 4,500 prisoners would be eligible for release or a lesser sentence. Armenia’s Justice Minister Marat Aleksanian–representing Levon Ter-Petrosyan at the parliamentary session–announced during a news briefing that the bill passed by a vote of 170 in

Armenia to Become Member of World Trade Organization

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Armenia possesses all of the prerequisites to become a member of the World Trade Organization by the end of 1997–head of the department for cooperation with the WTO of Armenia and Economy Ministry Ara Hakobian said yesterday. Armenia will be among the first former USSR states to be affiliated with the WTO. Taking

Siemens Increases Credit to ArmenTel up to 130 Million

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The German based Siemens Company has increased the loan allocated to the Armenian-American ArmenTel enterprise by $55 million which now totals $130 million–deputy director of ArmenTel Hasmik Chutiyan reported. A $75 million investment contract signed with Siemens will fully restructure the Yerevan City Telephone Network and International Telephone Network of Armenia. Recently the

Aliyev Tells Armenia to Respect Territorial Integrity

ANKARA (Itar-Tass)–Azeri President Gaidar Aliyev urged Armenia to respect the territorial integrity of his country. Speaking at an international business conference in Istanbul Monday–Aliyev called on Armenia to comply with the decisions adopted by the latest summit meeting of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Lisbon concerning Nagorno-Karabakh. "Azerbaijan has been observing

Defense Ministry Denies Azeri Intrusion into Armenian Territory

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The Ijevan-Noyemberian highway has been the recent target of constant bombings by the Azeri armed forces. There are unconfirmed reports that on April 16-17–Azeri armed units began digging trenches near the highway on the territory of Azerbaijan. The Armenian Defense Ministry denied reports that the Azeri armed units had succeeded in entering Armenia’s

Kurdish Parliament in Exile Recognizes Genocide

BRUSSELS–The Kurdish Parliament in Exile–passed a resolution recognizing and marking the Armenian Genocide Thursday. Below is the entire text of that resolution–which is being reprinted in its entirety and without any editorial posturing. To The Public Opinion In Kurdistan–together with the Kurdish people–live Assyrian-Syrians as well as Armenia’s. Invasion–occupation and division of Kurdistan–has not only

New Glendale Armenian Center Inaugurated

GLENDALE–The new Glendale Armenian Community Center played host to more than 600 community leaders and members Sunday–during the official opening inauguration where more than $52,000 was raised for the center fund. The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Glendale Aharonian Gomideh–the Armenian Relief Society Sepan chapter–the Hamazkayin Glendale chapter–the Homenetmen Ararat chapter–the Armenian Youth Federation Roupen chapter and

Oskanian Meets Kasprczik

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The First Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Vardan Oskanian–met with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Chairman’s personal envoy Andrei Kasprczik Monday. The two discussed the Karabakh conflict and the problems of getting the negotiating process back on track–Armenia’s Foreign Ministry reported.