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Foreign Minister to Visit US

YEREVAN (Hayastani Hanrapetutyun) — Armenian Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian will meet with Secretary of State Madeleine Albright this week while on an official visit to Washington– ministry spokesperson Arsen Gasparian announced Friday. Arzoumanian is also scheduled to meet with National Security Advisor Sandy Berger. The meetings are expected to focus on the resolution of the

“Trial of 31″ Postponed

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — The so-called "Trial of 31" was once again postponed following Friday’s hearing–when witness Moushegh Aghajanian–the brother of defendant Armen Aghajanian–refused to testify citing Article 42 of the Armenian Constitution which states that a person is not required to testify against himself–a spouse or relatives. Presiding justice David Avetissian expressed his disappointed

Lake Sevan Level Continues to Drop

YEREVAN (Azg) — The water level of Lake Sevan continues to drop due to power production–the head of the Department for Preservation of Water Resources of Armenia’s Ministry of Environmental Protection said. Nearly 81 million cubic meters of water were drained for the production of electricity last year– and as a result–the water level of

Armenia Denies Role in Azeri Subway Bombing

YEREVAN (Reuter) — Armenia Friday strongly denied Azeri accusations that one of its agents planted a subway bomb in the Azeri capital Baku in 1994 which killed 14 people. The Azeri Interior Ministry said on Thursday that an agent trained by Armenian special services planted the device–which also injured 50. "This accusation is not true,"

Prime Minister’s Media Council Approved

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — A meeting of representatives of Armenia’s mass media–at the request of Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian and chaired by Armenia’s Foreign Minister Alexander Arzoumanian– took place on Feb. 14 to discuss the Prime Minister’s Media Council. The participants approved the roster of 15 representatives of state-run and independent media–among them Azg–Molorak–Golos Armenii

National Accord Issues Statement On “Sept. 25″ Trial

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — The National Accord held a regular session Friday during which it issued a statement regarding the recent trial of opposition members charged with mass disorder following the September presidential elections. The session of the grouping of opposition political parties and organizations was chaired by Rouben Hakopian–a member of the Armenian Revolutionary

Video Depicts Siradeghian Extremism

GLENDALE — A segment featuring former interior minister and current Yerevan Mayor Vano Siradeghian making extremist remarks following the post-election opposition crackdown in Yerevan was re-broadcast Monday–following a flood of phone calls and requests to the offices of Horizon Armenian Television after the program aired a 17-minute segment Friday. Horizon Television has obtained an exclusive

Armenian Scientist Creates Model of Ancient Alphabets

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — A model of ancient alphabets which allows for the examination of dominant philosophical ideologies typical of a particular nation during the creation of the national alphabets was created by Armenian scientist Samvel Babayan. Babayan closely examined the Armenian–Greek–Georgian and Sinay alphabets and revealed a phenomena in accordance with which letters of

Azeri Parliamentarian Murdered

BAKU (Reuter–Itar-Tass) — Ziya Buniyatov–a historian and prominent political figure in Azerbaijan– was stabbed and shot to death as he walked home from work Friday–police said. Police said they did not yet know the motive for the killing of Buniyatov–75–a member of parliament who was also vice-president of the Azerbaijan Academy of Sciences. He was

Cooperation Stressed at Caucasus Student Conference

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — "Any idea promoting the consolidation of peace and stability in the Caucasus should only be hailed," Ashot Goulakian–head of Nagorno-Karabakh’s delegation–said commenting on the Caucasus Regional Students Conference held in Tsakhkadzor–Armenia. Goulakian said that measures aimed at establishing peace and stability in the region would fail unless the views of all