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Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian speaks at the Washington National Cathedral during a ceremony commemorating the Armenian Genocide centenary. May 7, 2015. (Photo: official publication)

Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated at Washington National Cathedral

Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated at Washington National Cathedral

    WASHINGTON—A prayer service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday evening.   The service remembered those lost in the genocide and showed gratitude for the regeneration of life that the survivors worked so hard to create.   United States Vice President Joseph Biden

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

A scene from the meeting

ARF Delegation Meets with President Sarkisian in Washington

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—An Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) delegation headed by ARF Bureau member Khatchig Mouradian met with Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian, the Armenian Weekly reports. ARF Eastern Region Central Committee Chair Hayg Oshagan and member Hovsep Avakian were part of the delegation that engaged in an hour-long discussion of issues surrounding Armenia’s domestic concerns and foreign

Russia Addresses Armenian Concerns over Arms Sales to Baku

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Russia is addressing serious concerns that have been voiced by Armenia about its large-scale sales of offensive weapons to Azerbaijan, Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian implied on Thursday. Ohanian stressed in that context the importance of Russian military aid to Armenia, saying that it is continuing unabated. “Very important [Russian-Armenian] documents signed recently also ensure

Armenia, Azerbaijan Agree to Move Forward with Karabakh Talks

Armenia and Azerbaijan reported further progress towards the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict after a fresh meeting of their presidents held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on Thursday.

Environmentalists Continue Fight to Save Lake Sevan from Toxic Mining Venture

Growing environmental concerns over plans by a Russian-owned mining company to build a gold processing plant near Armenia’s legendary Lake Sevan are prompting opposition to the project from some government officials, according to the head of an environmental NGO working to save the lake from additional contamination.

Vote Results In 3 Yerevan Precincts Annulled

Electoral authorities in Armenia have invalidated the official results of Sunday’s municipal elections in three Yerevan precincts and asked prosecutors to investigate what they said was serious fraud committed there.

Nagorno-Karabakh: War, Peace, Or BATNA?

When Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan meet in St. Petersburg, they are expected to reach a breakthrough on the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the military phase of which was ended 15 years ago by what has become the world’s longest self-maintained cease-fire.

What Armenian Americans Think about Obama

On May 12, I wrote an article titled “Obama Alienates Armenian Americans,” in which I presented the reaction of Armenian leaders and commentators to what the community views as the continuous stream of blows from the Obama Administration in recent weeks. In the two days following the posting of the article on the Armenian Weekly website, many readers posted their views on Obama’s “betrayals” and their suggestions about the road ahead.

Armenia Should Stop ‘Roadmap’ Talks

It is becoming increasingly evident that the so-called “roadmap” discussions with Turkey are proceeding with preconditions, despite continuous claims by Armenian authorities that they are not. The Armenian leadership should immediately withdraw from the “roadmap” talks and pursue a policy—vis-à-vis both Karabakh and Turkey that guarantees Armenian national interests and security.

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