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ANC to Honor Radanovich As ?Man of The Year?

FRESNO – The Central California Chapter of the Armenian National Committee will honor US Representative George Radanovich (R-Fresno) as "Man of the Year" at their upcoming Sunday–March 9 annual banquet in Fresno. The event will take place at Tornino’s restaurant in Fresno beginning at 1 p.m. Congressman Radanovich has been a leader of Armenian causes

“Armenian Lobby” Attacked During Conference

WASHINGTON–Former Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney–former Assistant Secretaries of Defense Richard Perle and Ashton Carter and Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) teamed up yesterday with a broad range of former Cabinet and Administration officials–former and current US ambassadors and major oil company CEO’s advocating the repeal of the ban on US assistance to the government of

ANC of Burbank announces endorsemen’s

The Armenian National Committee of Burbank announced last week its endorsemen’s for the offices of city council and school board members. The committee decided to endorse incumbents Bill Wiggins and Dave Golonski–as well as newcomer Stacey Murphy. The decision was based on the in-depth personal interviews–examination of the candidates’ responses to the questionnaires prepared by

Ter Petrosyan Denies Defense Minister’s Resignation Rumors

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — "I am glad that I have a chance to respond to rumors that have been circulating in Armenia," Levon Ter-Petrosyan said–responding to a question about the possible resignation of Defense Minister Vazgen Sargsian. "Rumors are the innocent thing–but in this case I think that they are extremely dangerous. I mean the

Ban on “Mir” broadcasts not lifted

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — The issue of stopping broadcasts of the "Mir" television-radio company on Russia’s ORT TV was discussed during a meeting of the board of directors of Mir on Wednesday. According to Karlen Yalanouzian–director of the Armenian office of Mir–the management of ORT refused to extend the contract with the company which ended

Armenian cemetery in Dikranagerd desecrated

ISTANBULThe Dikranagerd City Council informed the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul that a 2,000 sq. meter section of the Armenian cemetery will be taken over in order to widen a city street–the Istanbul-based Marmara newspaper reported Thursday. The Patriarchate was notified by telephone about the expansion of Dikranagerd’s 14th Street on Wednesday. The General-Secretary of the

Witness subjected to physical duress

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — At Thursday’s court session in connection with the "Trial of 31" case– witness Artashes Dovlatian reported that–during the night of the murders of the policemen–he heard three single shots and sounds of a discharged flare–which came from the forest side. He also said that he did not see police cars at

Canadian police ordered to apologize to community leader

TORONTO (Horizon) — As part of their investigation into the events surrounding the attack on the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa–Ontario in 1985 and the assassination of a Turkish diplomat in Ottawa in 1982– the Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested Zaven Sarkissian of Toronto–Ontario–in the early morning of June 27–1996–and took him to the headquarters of

Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian Resumes to Work

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — State Administration Minister Gagik Shahbazian reported Thursday that Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian–who is under doctors’ supervision in London–is back to work. However–the date of his return to Yerevan is still unknown. Shahbazian said that the Prime Minister receives all necessary documen’s and conducts business meetings every day. According to Shahbazian–Sarkissian is

Student Scientific Educational Center to Open in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — The activity of the future Caucasus Regional Student Scientific-Educational Center–which is to open in Yerevan–will promote cooperation among students of the Caucasus region. The center will contribute to the strengthening of traditional ties in culture–sciences and education. Its creation is viewed as a contribution to the development of integration processes in

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