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Armenia Seeks Another Major Loan from Russian-Led Group

The Armenian government moved on Thursday to obtain yet another large-scale foreign loan which it hopes will help the country overcome the ongoing economic crisis.

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.

Sarkisian Says Karabakh Must Join Peace Talks

The Nagorno-Karabakh peace process will be successful only with the participation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic in the negotiations, said President Serzh Sarkisian Tuesday during a meeting with a visiting Karabakh parliamentary delegation.

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.

Armenian Cement Plant Closed Down Amid Construction Slump

Citing a continuing slump in construction, one of Armenia’s two cement factories halted production operations and effectively laid off most of its 600 workers on Wednesday.

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.

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.

ARF Youth Mindful, Active and Determined, Says Santikian at ARF Day Celebration

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation marked its 119th anniversary during a celebration event organized by the Central Committee of the ARF-Western USA. More than 1,500 community members flocked to the Glendale High School auditorium to witness a resurgence of the ARF’s commitment to fight for justice and the rights of the Armenian nation. Speaking at the event on behalf of the youth, Arek Santikian, the chairman of the Armenian Youth Federation, reassured the community of the youth’s willingness and determination to carry out its traditional duty to be the vital force of change in society; to hold true to the core values of the ARF, and to struggle for the Armenian nation. Below are his remarks.

Kurdish Protesters Clash with Turkish Police in Van

Hundreds of Kurds clashed with police in Turkey’s south-eastern city of van, hurling stones, firebombs and fireworks. There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Associated Press reported

Community Pledges to Fight for National Interests at ARF Day Celebration

At Sunday’s 119th anniversary celebration of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation its Western US Central Committee Chairman Avedik Izmirlian said no Armenian government has the right to take decisions against the national interests of Armenians, referring to the current Armenia-Turkey protocols that endanger the national security and future of the Armenian nation.

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