Daily Archives: Friday, 30 March, 2012

Key figures of Israeli Knesset stand for recognizing Armenian Genocide

Key figures of Israeli Knesset stand for recognizing Armenian Genocide

JERUSALEM. – The key figures of the Israeli Knesset support the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, the representative of the Hay Dat office in Jerusalem Hakob Sevan told at a press conference on Friday. As Sevan informed, currently the Hay Dat office in Jerusalem conducts works towards discussions on the Armenian […]

French intelligence report labels Turks as threat to public safety

A report prepared by the Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence (DCRI) about Turkish foundations that earlier this year organized a march to protest a French bill that would criminalize denial of 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide indicates that Turks are a threat to public safety in France, Today’s Zaman has learned. Thousands of Turks […]

U.S. expects Armenian government to live up to clean vote promise

U.S. expects Armenian government to live up to clean vote promise

United States Ambassador John Heffern expects the political leadership in Armenia to live up to its promise of holding free and fair elections and also sees a role for the country’s opposition and civil society in “holding the government to its promise.” At a news conference on Thursday Heffern stressed that the United States welcomes […]

Russia-Armenia: 20 years of diplomatic relations and “mutually beneficial cooperation”

Russia-Armenia: 20 years of diplomatic relations and “mutually beneficial cooperation”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay a visit to Armenia on April 2-3 and then leave for Azerbaijan. Although the visit is called a South Caucasus tour, it is clear that Lavrov will not visit the third country of the South Caucasus – Georgia. After the Russo-Georgian war in August 2008, these two countries […]

iDitord or every citizen is an observer: Modern technologies to spur fair elections in Armenia

iDitord or every citizen is an observer: Modern technologies to spur fair elections in Armenia

Ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary election in Armenia for the first time an online platform has been created for reporting and registering election violations – voters can make calls and report any violation, send SMS, photographs and video.   The Transparency International and Media Diversity Institute NGOs are implementing a joint iDitord (iObserver) project and […]

Armenian Police Warn Greens Over Park Shop Dismantling Plans

Police authorities in Armenia have urged local environmental activists to call off their plans to dismantle kiosks in a Yerevan public park, warning that such an unauthorized step will draw a response from law enforcement. In a statement disseminated on Thursday, the national police force stressed that any action of that kind against what is […]

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