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$2.4 Million Raised For Rural Armenia Project Expansion at Children of Armenia Fund Gala

$2.4 Million Raised For Rural Armenia Project Expansion at Children of Armenia Fund Gala

The 11th annual Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Holiday Gala took place at Cipriani 42nd Street on December 11.

December 18th, 2014

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EU Announces 10 Million Euros Aid to Armenia

EU Announces 10 Million Euros Aid to Armenia

The EU envoy to Armenia held an official ceremony Thursday for the signature of fifteen EU cooperation projects in Yerevan.

December 18th, 2014

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Armenian Dram Rebounds Sharply Overnight

Armenian Dram Rebounds Sharply Overnight

The Armenian dram strengthened against the U.S. dollar by 16 percent on Thursday after weeks of depreciation that accelerated dramatically earlier this week amid turmoil in Russia’s currency market.

December 18th, 2014

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Stepanakert Welcomes EU Parliament’s Step toward Recognizing Palestine

Stepanakert Welcomes EU Parliament’s Step toward Recognizing Palestine

Commenting on Wednesday’s decision by the European Parliament to support, “in principle,” the recognition of a Palestinian state, Artsakh’s presidential spokesman Davit Babayan said that Stepanakert welcomes any recognition based on the right to self-determination, especially if it complies with international law.

December 18th, 2014

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Blame Game Continues in Dink Murder Case

Blame Game Continues in Dink Murder Case

Ahmet İlhan Güler, who was head of the Istanbul police’s intelligence unit at the time of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink’s murder, has accused former Trabzon police intelligence head Ramazan Akyürek of “hiding” information about the attack.

December 18th, 2014

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South American States Plan Cooperation with EEU

South American States Plan Cooperation with EEU

The member states of the Southern American Common market (MERCOSUR) intend to develop cooperation with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the participants in the MERCOSUR summit held in the Argentine city of Parana said in a joint statement on Wednesday.

December 18th, 2014

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Forbes Ranks Armenia Best CIS Country for Business

Forbes Ranks Armenia Best CIS Country for Business

Armenia is ranked number one for businesses among former Soviet republics comprising the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), according to Forbes’ Best Countries for Business report ranking 146 countries.

December 18th, 2014

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Central Bank Chairman Reassures Public amid Tumbling Dram

Central Bank Chairman Reassures Public amid Tumbling Dram

The Chairman of Armenia’s Central Bank Arthur Javadian presented an analysis of the recent rapid devaluation of Armenia’s currency, the dram, during a press conference on Wednesday in Yerevan, and explained the Central Bank’s plan of actions to regulate the situation.

December 17th, 2014

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EU Parliament Backs Recognition of Palestine ‘In Principle’

EU Parliament Backs Recognition of Palestine ‘In Principle’

The European Parliament overwhelmingly backed the recognition of a Palestinian state “in principle” on Wednesday, following a series of votes on the issue in EU nations that have enraged Israel, AFP reports.

December 17th, 2014

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German Groups Plan Worldwide Reading Event for Genocide Centennial

German Groups Plan Worldwide Reading Event for Genocide Centennial

Among the numerous initiatives launched to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian Genocide is a reading of Armenian literary works on a grand scale, organized by two cultural institutions in Germany.

December 17th, 2014

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Russian Upper House Ratifies Armenia’s Entry to EEU

Russian Upper House Ratifies Armenia’s Entry to EEU

Russia’s parliamentary upper house, the Federation Council, ratified a treaty for Armenia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union on Wednesday, TASS reports.

December 17th, 2014

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Rumors of Clooney Joining System of a Down Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of Clooney Joining System of a Down Greatly Exaggerated

Rumors of actor George Clooney joining System of A Down on the group’s upcoming “Wake Up The Souls” tour are greatly exaggerated.

December 17th, 2014

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Genocide Memorial Faces Opposition from Swiss President

Genocide Memorial Faces Opposition from Swiss President

Radio Télévision Suisse reported on Tuesday that a letter from Swiss Foreign Minister and serving Swiss President, Didier Burkhalter, addressed to the canton of Geneva, recommended turning down the construction of a memorial, “Les Réverbères de la Mémoire,” in the city’s Ariana Park, which is near the United Nations.

December 16th, 2014

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Video of Torture by Azerbaijan Shown to Diplomats in Armenia

Video of Torture by Azerbaijan Shown to Diplomats in Armenia

The office of Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman), Karen Andreasian, organized a private viewing of a video recording of the torture of Armenian serviceman Hakob Injighulyan in Azerbaijan.

December 16th, 2014

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