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Epidemic of Hepatitis Reported in Yerevan

YEREVAN (Hayastani Hanrapetutiun)–A Hepatitis epidemic has been reported in the 9 Nork Massive of Yerevan where 97 people have been infected. The Minister of Health–Margarita Khachatrian said that the infections have occurred as a result of polluted drinking water.

Trancaucasian Defense Ministers Attend NCMB Exercises

MOSCOW (Noyan Tapan)–Defense ministers of Armenia–Azerbaijan and Georgia attended a special session of military exercises of the North Caucasus Military Base Wednesday. They also met with first deputy defense minister of Russia Viktor Samsonov who invited the three defense ministers to take an active part in similar arrangemen’s.

Hovanessian Says Solitary Confinement Used After ICRC Leaves

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–The International Committee of the Red Cross representatives have paid frequent visits to the Noubarashen prison–where they have been told that no defendant is currently being kept in solitary confinement cells. Vahan Hovanessian–defendant in the "Trial of 31" case has told ICRC official that–"The doors of the cell open when ICRC leaves." Asked

Defense Ministry Arrested Three Individuals

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Vladimir Matevossian (nickname Vle)–a defendant in the "September 25" trial–who was reported missing–upon being released from prison Monday–was arrested by Defense Ministry officers in Yerevan. According to defense lawyer Vova Hakhverdian–Matevossian–and two companions–Edik Mouradian and Valery Haroutunian were taken into custody Friday at the military police headquarters in Yerevan. He also noted that

Kocharian Takes A Hard Stand on Tax Evaders

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–It is necessary to strengthen the struggle against shadow structures and their patrons–Prime Minister Robert Kocharian said at a meeting devoted to issues of tax collection. The people of Armenia–for the sake of a healthy economy–must know and recognize those entities–which do not fulfill their duties as tax payers and also those who

New Community Center Opens in Glendale

GLENDALE–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Glendale "Aharonian" Gomideh and the local chapters of the Armenian Relief Society–the Hamazkayin–Homenetmen–the Armenian National Committee–the Armenian Youth Federation and the ARF Badanegan organization moved into a new community center located at 721 South Glendale Ave.–announced ARF Aharonian officials. The organizations moved into the new location earlier this month–and were excited

BSEC Committee Approves Customs Formalities Facilitation

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–At the eighth session of the BSEC Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee for economic–trade–technological and ecological issues–which opened on Thursday in Yerevan–a draft proposal on the facilitation of customs formalities among BSEC member-states was considered and approved with a number of amendmen’s. The document says that–"To stimulate free trade–promote economic progress and cooperation–achieve welfare–stability and

Scientist?s Theory Offers Preventive Solutions to eye Disease

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–A new theory of eye movemen’s proposed by Armenian scientist Varlam Galoyan not only explains certain eye diseases–but often helps to prevent such visual defect. The theoretical model of eye movement is based on 43 scientific disciplines–including physiology–mathematics–biophysics–ophthalmology and others. The model describes all main interactions of the eyeball and its environment–taking into

Communists Stage Rally

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–"No Anti-national Social-Economic Policy! Our Salvation is with Socialism! Always with the Russian People! We Demand Referendum on Armenia’s Joining the Union of Belarus and Russia!" were some of the slogans carried Thursday by communists of Armenia–who staged a rally in Yerevan in support of the Pan-Russian movemen’s launched Thursday in several cities

Post Soviet States Struggle to Rebuild Ties

MOSCOW (Reuter)-A summit in Moscow of the 12 former Soviet republics making up the Commonwealth of Independent States melted some of the ice between them Friday but left the most pressing problems unresolved. Russian President Boris Yeltsin–taking a firm lead after months of illness–said the three-hour summit had overcome doubts about the future of the

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