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Two Shot Dead in Ongoing Kurdish Protests

Two people were shot dead and several were wounded Tuesday in southeastern Turkey when a shopkeeper fired on demonstrators protesting a court ban on the country’s main Kurdish party, a local official said.

Kremlin Ready To Reopen Georgia Border Crossing

Russia is ready to reopen its main border crossing with Georgia heavily used by Armenian exporters despite refusing to deal with the current Georgian leadership, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday.

Russia to Own 50 Percent of New Armenian Nuclear Plant

Armenia’s government unveiled on Thursday plans to create a Russian-Armenian joint venture tasked with building a nuclear power station in place of the aging soviet-era facility at Metsamor by 2017.

Iran, Armenia Sign Security Agreemen’s

TEHRAN (Combined Sources)–The Armanian Secretary of the National Security Council Arthur Baghdasaryan told reporters in Tehran on Monday that Iran and Armenia inked ten agreemen’s on security, political and economic cooperation, the official IRNA news agency reported. Baghdasaryan arrived in Tehran on Sunday and was formally received by his Iranian counterpart Saeed Jalili. He said

Sarkisian Holds Closed Door Discussions on Karabakh with Political Parties

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday held an extended discussion focusing on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with leaders of Armenia’s political parties that had responded to his invitation to attend the meeting. The Armenian president straightaway imposed a condition that no direct references to the speakers at the event be made in further public exchanges of

Sarkisian Briefs National Security Council on Brussels Meetings

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–President Serzh Sarkisian met with his National Security Council and members of government on Thursday, briefing them on the outcome of his visits in Brussels last week with high-ranking officials from the European Union and NATO. Sarkisian was in Brussles for high level talks with NATO’s secretary-general, Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, the EU Foreign

Senior MP Opposed to Student Draft

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Artur Aghabekian, a retired army general who chairs the Armenian parliament’s committee on defense and security, on Tuesday spoke out against government plans to abolish temporary exemptions from military service enjoyed by university students. Armenian law allows draft-age men enrolled in state-run universities to perform the two-year compulsory service after completing their undergraduate and/or

Addressing Nation, President Sarkisian Signals ‘Daring Changes’ Ahead

YEREVAN–In a 40 minute speech before the nation, President Serzh Sarkisian stood at the speaker’s podium in the National Assembly Thursday evening and presented his administration’s intention to implement “daring changes” to drastically raise Armenia’s competitiveness as it faces a new era of “serious geopolitical and regional changes.” Addressing the republic’s top leadership, including the

Armenia’s Leadership Honors Fallen Heroes

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s leadership visited the Yerablur national cemetery in Yerevan Sunday to honor the legacy of Armenia’s fallen heroes, who died defending the Armenian people’s right to self determination in 1918 and the early 90s. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian, Karabakh President Bako Sahakian, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, Secretary General of the Armenian National Security