The Lebanon Armenian National Committee last week hosted a conference in Beirut briefing activists on the latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the organization’s various efforts to advocate the interests of Karabakh among governing circles in the Middle East, Yerkir Media reported.
Lebanese President Gen. Michel Suleyman on Tuesday named opposition-backed Najib Miqati as the country’s new prime minister after last week’s resignation by 11 ministers, which essentially toppled the government.
Lebanon will likely have to wait months for a new government, despite the ongoing and fervent international mediation, the Daily Star reported on Wednesday.
Lebanon’s coalition government collapsed Wednesday after 11 ministers affiliated with the opposition pulled out of the cabinet amid political tensions over a US-led tribunal probing the 2005 assassination of Lebanese leader Rafik al-Hariri.
As Ankara readies to work with the Iraqi administration it tried to have unseated in the last election, officials have expressed confidence that Turkey will continue to play a role in Iraq, politically and economically.
Lebanese Armenian community members gathered at the Beirut International Airport Wednesday to protest the arrival of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is on a two-day official visit.
Turkey’s prime minister called on Israel to apologize for its mistakes in the region in a speech he gave in Lebanon on Wednesday, adding Turkey would do its best to avert a fresh armed flare-up in Lebanon.
Leaders and members of Armenian National Committee chapters of Middle East gathered in Bourdj Hammoud, Lebanon Sunday for a one-day conference, which addressed the current challenges facing Armenians in the Middle East given Turkey’s efforts to exert political influence in the region.
Hundreds of Christian pilgrims walk past Our Lady of the Spasm, the Armenian Catholic Church in Jerusalem, on a typical day. And beginning at about 4 o’clock each morning, Father Raphael, the pastor at Our Lady of the Spasm, is awakened by their singing. “The window to my bedroom is right there,” he says, pointing to a third-story window directly above the spot where Jesus is believed to have first fallen under the weight of the cross.
Turkish officials have told an American delegation that it has no intention of following unilateral US sanctions on Iran, a move likely to deepen a rift between the two NATO allies over the Islamic republic’s contentious nuclear program that Washington believes is aimed at developing nuclear weapons.