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Stepanakert Hails Scottish Referendum

Stepanakert Hails Scottish Referendum

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh welcomed Scotland’s holding of a referendum for national independence on Thursday.

September 19th, 2014

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5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference Starts in Yerevan

5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference Starts in Yerevan

The 5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference, organized and hosted by Armenia’s Ministry of the Diaspora, commenced Friday at the Yerevan Opera Theatre.

September 19th, 2014

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Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Publishes Final Report

Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Publishes Final Report

The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group (AGRSG) has just completed its final report, “Resolution with Justice – Reparations for the Armenian Genocide.” The report offers an unprecedented comprehensive analysis of the legal, historical, political, and ethical dimensions of the question of reparations for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, including specific recommendations for the components of a complete reparations package.

September 19th, 2014

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Pope Meets with Sarkisian

Pope Meets with Sarkisian

Pope Francis received Armenian President Serge Sarkisian along with an Armenian delegation on Sept. 19, reported the office of the President.

September 19th, 2014

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Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi Mark Gyumri Music School’s First Anniversary

Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi Mark Gyumri Music School’s First Anniversary

Rock stars Ian Gillan (lead singer for Deep Purple) and Tony Iommi (guitarist for Black Sabbath) addressed students and teachers at Gyumri’s N6 Music School on Friday, marking the school’s first anniversary.

September 19th, 2014

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Turkey ‘Will Stand Shoulder to Shoulder’ with Azerbaijan

Turkey ‘Will Stand Shoulder to Shoulder’ with Azerbaijan

Turkey and Azerbaijan will work “shoulder to shoulder” to settle regional conflicts, Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday in Baku.

September 19th, 2014

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Kuwait ‘Ready’ to Finance Syrian District in Armenia

Kuwait ‘Ready’ to Finance Syrian District in Armenia

The government of Kuwait on Thursday reportedly expressed readiness to finance the construction of a special residential district for ethnic Armenians from Syria who have taken refuge in Armenia.

September 19th, 2014

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‘New Turkey’ A Scary Place, Says Dink Award Winner

‘New Turkey’ A Scary Place, Says Dink Award Winner

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) oft-quoted promise of a “new Turkey” is a scary place, where rights violations and threats against opponents are common, according to Şebnem Korur Fincancı, the winner of the International Hrant Dink Award and head of the Turkish Human Rights Foundation (TİHV).

September 19th, 2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Genocide Education Act into Law

Gov. Brown Signs Genocide Education Act into Law

Governor Gerry Brown signed AB 1915, the Armenian Genocide Education Act into law. The bill adds Armenian Genocide survivor and witness oral testimonies into the teachings of human rights in California public schools and encourages professional development activities and resource development for teachers to teach about the Genocide.

September 18th, 2014

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Hachikian: A 2015 Pivot Toward Truth, Justice And Security

Hachikian: A 2015 Pivot Toward Truth, Justice And Security

Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Ken Hachikian is carrying a hopeful message of empowerment to this week’s Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, featuring a spirited call for continually upgrading the Diaspora’s global advocacy infrastructure and operations to meet the demands of a new generation of political warfare being waged upon a dynamic and rapidly changing geopolitical landscape.

September 18th, 2014

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ANCA Welcomes Gus Bilirakis as New Vice-Chair of Congressional Armenian Caucus

ANCA Welcomes Gus Bilirakis as New Vice-Chair of Congressional Armenian Caucus

Florida Republican Congressman Gus Bilirakis, a longtime champion of Hellenic and Armenian American issues, will serve as a Republican Vice-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, a move warmly welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

September 18th, 2014

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European Parliament Calls for Sanctions on Azerbaijan

European Parliament Calls for Sanctions on Azerbaijan

On Thursday, the European Parliament with an overwhelming majority adopted a resolution condemning the persecution of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, affirming its previous resolutions, and calling for targeted sanctions against Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s regime, as well as visa bans against some who are directly responsible for the oppression.

September 18th, 2014

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Armenian Soldier Killed by Azeri Sniper

Armenian Soldier Killed by Azeri Sniper

An Armenian soldier, Mher Hakobyan, 24, was killed by enemy fire at a military outpost in the southern regions of the “line of contact” between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The incident took place on Thursday morning, Artsakh’s Ministry of Defense reports.

September 18th, 2014

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Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference Brings Prominent Speakers to Cambridge

Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference Brings Prominent Speakers to Cambridge

A distinguished line-up of speakers from Armenia, Turkey, Europe, and the United States will examine Turkey, the media, Turkish-Armenian relations, and genocide reparations at this month’s Armenians and Progressive Politics conference.

September 18th, 2014

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