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This sign welcomes visitors to Artsakh

EDITORIAL: No Other Option Except Independence for Artsakh

EDITORIAL: No Other Option Except Independence for Artsakh

A simple sentence on a sign that greets visitors entering Artsakh speaks volumes about the endurance, resilience, humility and strength of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

One of the three hydroelectric power stations on the Vorotan River (Photo: Photolur)

U.S. Takeover of Vorotan Power Plant ‘Finalized’

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenian energy and natural resources minister Yervand Zakharyan told a news conference Wednesday that a landmark deal finalizing the sale of Armenia’s Vorotan Hydro Cascade to a US-based company, ContourGloba, will be signed within the next two weeks. The minister said all the “contentious issues” which the original agreement had have been resolved and

Armenian, Azeri Presidents ‘Willing to Intensify Dialogue’

WASHINGTON (ArmRadio)—“The Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan are willing to meet more frequently,” US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick said in an interview with the Voice of America. “We have no date yet, but both Presidents have declared they would like to intensify the dialogue. We are looking for an opportunity now

A scene from the music video of 'Don't Deny' by Geneology, Armenia's entry for Eurovision 2015

Eurovision 2015 Explained

BY DAISY WYATT From The Independent VIENNA—The voting procedure for Europe’s largest and cheesiest singing competition surely can’t be that complicated, can it? For Eurovision aficionado’s the 50/50 telephone-jury process is old news, but if you’re confused by the existence of two semi-finals and want to know what “nul point” really means, look no further.

Tigran Khachatrian, son of Syunik Governor Suren Khachatrian. (Photo: RFE/RL)

Prominent Family Again Linked with Violence in Armenia

GORIS (RFE/RL)—A notorious son of an equally controversial Armenian regional governor has been implicated in fresh violence almost two years after shooting and killing a man outside his family’s home in the southeastern town of Goris. Tigran Khachatrian was reportedly among several dozen men who beat up and seriously injured two other local residents outside

Armenia's Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian

Armenian Armed Forces ‘Committed to Peace’

NOYEMBEREAN, Armenia—Speaking to troops stationed at a base near the Armenian town of Noyemberean marking the 21st anniversary of the ceasefire signed between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Armenia’s Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian asserted that the military and political leadership of Armenia are doing “everything possible to establish smart relations with the opponent and ensure the maintenance

Armenian Troops March in Russian Parade Marking WWII Victory

  MOSCOW (RFE/RL)—An Armenian army unit participated in Saturday’s massive Russian military parade in Moscow held on the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany in World War II, which was also officially marked in Armenia. The 64-strong unit and similar contingents from Azerbaijan, several other ex-Soviet states as well as China and India joined

Torch Lit in Shoushi for 6th Pan-Armenian Games

  SHOUSHI, Artsakh—On Friday, Shoushi hosted a torch lighting festival ceremony for the 6th Pan-Armenian Games, which will take place in Armenia in August. Artsakh President Bako Sahakian, speaking at the ceremony, said that it was the second time the ceremony of lighting the torch of the Pan-Armenian Games took place in Artsakh, considering it

ATP planted another 58,200 trees at 134 sites this spring; volunteers are pictured here planting in the community of Aragyugh for Earth Day

No Spring Break for ATP: Another 58,000 Trees Planted at 134 Sites throughout Armenia

  YEREVAN—There was no “spring break” for Armenia Tree Project (ATP) as, over the past month, another 58,200 trees were planted including 4,900 fruit trees. This brings the total number of trees planted in Armenia to 4,781,520 since 1994. Plantings were undertaken at 134 locations including churches, refugee villages, schools and museums. This included 41

Assistant US Trade Representative Dan Mullaney and Armenia Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian signing the US-Armenia Trade Agreement

US, Armenia Sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement

ANCA Welcomes — Urges Negotiations for a New U.S.-Armenia Double Tax Treaty WASHINGTON—Following years of Armenian American advocacy and U.S.-Armenia diplomacy, Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian and Assistant US Trade Representative Daniel Mullaney today signed the U.S.-Armenia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), a bilateral accord long sought by the Armenian National Committee of America