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Azeri Arms Production Program Rolls Out First Releases

Azerbaijan announced on Wednesday that the first series of weaponry produced through its new domestic arms production program have rolled off the factory and are ready for testing, the Azeri Press Agency reported.

Government Again Fails To Sell ‘Opposition’ Firm

The Armenian authorities have again failed to sell off a mineral water company that was controversially confiscated from a wealthy opposition-linked businessman, a senior official said on Wednesday.

Gordon Reiterates Washington’s Backing for Quick Karabakh Settlement

The United States is committed to ensuring a quick resolution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs said on Tuesday.

Boxer, Lieberman, Sanchez Co-Sponser Senate, House Genocide Bills

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) became, this week, the most recent additions to the growing bipartisan group of legislators supporting the Armenian Genocide Resolution (S.Res.316 and H.Res.252), reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Government Makes New Bid To Sell ‘Opposition’ Plant

The Armenian authorities will make another attempt this week to sell off a mineral water company that was controversially confiscated from a wealthy opposition-linked businessman.

TheCommunity.com Launches Universal Declaration of Human Rights Campaign with Advance Screening of ‘Invictus’

The Community.com, a social network for peace and human rights, featuring Desmond Tutu, President José Ramos-Horta of East Timor and other Nobel Peace Prize winners, joined forces with Amnesty International, the UN Foundation, CARE, the One Campaign and twelve other human rights and peace building organizations to raise awareness for the Declaration of Human Rights Campaign with a screening on December 9 of Clint Eastwood’s new film, “INVICTUS.”

Turkish Government Freezes Shares in Dogan Media Units

Turkey’s largest media group, Dogan Media Group (DMG), said on Monday the Turkish tax office froze shares in its units, including Hurriyet Gazetecilik.

Kurdish Riots Flare in Turkey Over Party Shut Down

Kurdish protesters have clashed with police throughout Turkey as members of the Democratic Society Party (DTP), the main Kurdish party, met to discuss their next move after being banned by the country’s constitutional court.

Minsk Group Meets with Aliyev in Baku

International mediators visited Baku on Friday to start preparations for more talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents which they hope will lead to a framework peace accord on Nagorno-Karabakh next year.

Turkey Shuts Down Kurdish Political Party

Turkey’s Constitutional Court late Friday delivered a landmark ruling, banning the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) for alleged links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

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