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Minsk Group Ex-Co-Chair Blames Baku for Helicopter Downing

Minsk Group Ex-Co-Chair Blames Baku for Helicopter Downing

In an interview with Tert.am, former Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Vladimir Kazimirov, said that the primary reason for violent incidents near the border between Artsakh and Azerbaijan is Azerbaijan’s refusal to withdraw troops from the “line of contact,” which was envisaged by the ceasefire agreement.

November 25th, 2014

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‘Fighting Spirit’ of Army Unhindered, Says Defense Minister

‘Fighting Spirit’ of Army Unhindered, Says Defense Minister

Speaking at the funeral of the three crew members of Artsakh’s downed helicopter on Tuesday at the Yerablur Military Cemetery, Artsakh’s Defense Minister Movses Hakobyan said an investigation is underway into the downing of the helicopter by Azerbaijan and assured that it will provide answers to key questions.

November 25th, 2014

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Helicopter Crew Laid to Rest at Yerablur

Helicopter Crew Laid to Rest at Yerablur

The three pilots of Artsakh’s downed helicopter were laid to rest at Armenia’s Yerablur Military Cemetery Tuesday in accordance with military tradition.

November 25th, 2014

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Izabella Yaylyan becomes Weightlifting Champion of Europe

Izabella Yaylyan becomes Weightlifting Champion of Europe

Armenian weightlifters won their first medals at European Junior and Under 23 Weightlifting Championship in Limassol, Cyprus.

November 25th, 2014

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Armenian Dram Weakens As Russia Slows Down

Armenian Dram Weakens As Russia Slows Down

Armenia’s national currency, the dram, has lost over 4.5 percent of its value against the U.S. dollar over the past week in what analysts see as a further sign of spillover effects of the worsening economic situation in Russia.

November 25th, 2014

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Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

Turkish Scholar Affirms: Turkey has Lost Battle for the Truth

In recent years, a growing number of Turkish intellectuals, scholars, journalists and human rights activists have taken bold positions on the Armenian Genocide, in opposition to their government’s denials.

November 25th, 2014

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100km Tribute Starts Thursday

100km Tribute Starts Thursday

Thursday, Thanksgiving morning, some two dozen committed compatriots are meeting at Glendale’s Deukmejian Park to embark on a Genocide centennial 100 kilometer hike through the Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Valley, arriving at Montebello’s Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello’s Bicknell Park.

November 25th, 2014

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Azeri Money Aims to Manipulate Academic Discourse on Artsakh

Azeri Money Aims to Manipulate Academic Discourse on Artsakh

Increasingly, academia is being bought out in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as Azerbaijan aggressively funds anti-Armenian discourse disguised as scholarship and objective research. The latest fruits of such “investments” are observable at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

November 25th, 2014

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Armenian Foreign Minister Slams Azeri Disinformation about UN Resolutions

Armenian Foreign Minister Slams Azeri Disinformation about UN Resolutions

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has again attempted to distort the truth about the UN Security Council resolution concerning the Artsakh conflict, deliberately omitting its clear requirement for the “immediate cessation of all hostilities,” Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told News.am in an interview.

November 24th, 2014

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Artsakh Army Commander Details Special Operation

Artsakh Army Commander Details Special Operation

The Defense Army of the Artsakh Republic was forced to carry out a special operation on Saturday to return the bodies of the crew onboard an unarmed helicopter that was shot down by Azerbaijani forces while conducting an exercise flight on Nov. 12.

November 24th, 2014

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Recovered Pieces of Helicopter to Be Submitted for Study

Recovered Pieces of Helicopter to Be Submitted for Study

Parts of the Artsakh Mi-24 helicopter downed by Azerbaijan will be submitted for expert examination, Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian told media on Saturday.

November 24th, 2014

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Funeral Services for Helicopter Crew Held

Funeral Services for Helicopter Crew Held

Funeral services for the three crew members of an Artsakh military helicopter, which was downed by Azerbaijani forces on Nov. 12, were held Monday at St. Sarkis Church in Yerevan’s Nor-Nork district, while Artsakh President Bako Sahakian announced that the three soldiers will be awarded posthumously for their service.

November 24th, 2014

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System of A Down Launch Tour to Mark Genocide Centennial

System of A Down Launch Tour to Mark Genocide Centennial

System of a Down are hitting the road once again! After a break from touring which has lasted well over a year, System of a Down are revving up once again for a tour to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

November 24th, 2014

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Conference on Turkey-Armenia Border Takes Place in Ankara

Conference on Turkey-Armenia Border Takes Place in Ankara

Nearly 200 participants filled an auditorium at the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University from Nov. 22-23, for a two-day conference entitled, “The Sealed Gate: Prospects of the Turkey-Armenia Border.”

November 24th, 2014

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