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Katcho Achadjian Named Legislator of the Year by California Advocacy Group

Katcho Achadjian Named Legislator of the Year by California Advocacy Group

In recognition of Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian’s (San Luis Obispo) consensus-based commitment to empowering local communities, the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) has named him its 2014 Legislator of the Year.

October 22nd, 2014

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The Wait Is Over! Homenetmen Massis Opens Doors to New Gym

The Wait Is Over! Homenetmen Massis Opens Doors to New Gym

On Sunday October 26, the Homenetmen Massis Chapter members will come face to face with their chapter’s future as the recently completed Jirair & Serpoug Sarkissian Gym will be unveiled for a day of games and celebration!

October 22nd, 2014

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Turkish Justice Ministry Sanctions Probe of Ex-Police for Dink Case

Turkish Justice Ministry Sanctions Probe of Ex-Police for Dink Case

The Turkish Justice Ministry has cleared the path for investigations into nine civil servants, including the former police chief of Istanbul Celalettin Cerrah, who are accused of negligence in the murder of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007.

October 22nd, 2014

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Armenia Must Secure Recognition for Artsakh, Lawmaker Says

Armenia Must Secure Recognition for Artsakh, Lawmaker Says

Armenia should attain international recognition for the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Artak Zakaryan, head of the Armenian National Assembly’s committee on foreign relations, told journalists on Wednesday.

October 22nd, 2014

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Baku Upset with Red Cross over Trial of Azeri Captives

Baku Upset with Red Cross over Trial of Azeri Captives

Azerbaijani authorities expressed anger on Wednesday over the International Committee of the Red Cross’s statement of neutrality regarding Stepanakert’s decision to put to trial two captive members of an Azeri military unit who made an incursion into Karvachar in July, killing one teenage Armenian boy and wounding another woman.

October 22nd, 2014

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EU to Support Small Business in Armenia with Finance, Advise

EU to Support Small Business in Armenia with Finance, Advise

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) issued statements today on the importance of access to finance and access to know-how for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia.

October 22nd, 2014

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CIS Troops Conduct Air Defense Drills

CIS Troops Conduct Air Defense Drills

Combat readiness drills for the integrated air defense system of members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have been completed successfully, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

October 22nd, 2014

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Nagorno-Karabakh and Refugees

Nagorno-Karabakh and Refugees

This past September I had the great pleasure of visiting the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic for official meetings, a presentation in Stepanakert and to personally acquaint myself with the people that rebuilt this Armenian nation from the ashes of Azerbaijani aggression.

October 22nd, 2014

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A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

The bullying tactics by leading figures of Armenia’s oligarch-infested ruling Republican Party of Armenia unfortunately have become commonplace in Armenia’s socio-political reality.

October 21st, 2014

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Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Athens

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Athens

A memorial for the Assyrian victims of the Turkish genocide of Christians during World War I was unveiled in Athens, Greece, a city that hosts approximately 8,000 Assyrians. According to estimates from that era, the Turkish genocide claimed 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Pontic Greeks.

October 21st, 2014

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Rouhani Invited to Commemorate Genocide Centennial in Yerevan

Rouhani Invited to Commemorate Genocide Centennial in Yerevan

Armenia’s Prime Minister Hovik Abrhamian had a meeting with Iranian President Hasan Rouhani on Monday in Tehran, where he presented Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian’s invitation to President Rouhani to join him in commemorating the centennial of the Armenian Genocide in Yerevan in April 2015.

October 21st, 2014

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Montserrat Caballe Performs ‘Groung’ by Komitas in Artsakh

Montserrat Caballe Performs ‘Groung’ by Komitas in Artsakh

World-famous Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe performed “Krunk” by Komitas as part of her recent concert in Stepanakert, Artsakh.

October 21st, 2014

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Why the UN Rejected Turkey’s Bid for a Security Council Seat

Why the UN Rejected Turkey’s Bid for a Security Council Seat

The Turkish government got a big slap in the face last week when the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly voted to turn down its application for a Security Council seat. In effect, the international community was rejecting Turkey’s hostile policies both at home and abroad.

October 21st, 2014

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ABMDR Hosts 2nd European Immunogenetics Conference in Armenia

ABMDR Hosts 2nd European Immunogenetics Conference in Armenia

For the second time since 2011, the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) hosted the Educational Meeting and Workshop of the European Federation of Immunogenetics and Histocompatibility (EFI). The conference took place in Yerevan during Oct. 3 and 4.

October 21st, 2014

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