Monthly Archives: June 2012

Trade secrets of oldest family firm in US

  Nearly 400 years ago, in 1623, Avedis Zildjian founded a cymbal-manufacturing company in Istanbul. Now run by 14th generation family member Craigie Zildjian, along with her sister Debbie, the company has outlasted empires, survived a move overseas to the US, and thrived during the economic turmoil of the Great Depression and two World Wars. […]

Armenian Inflation Continues To Fall

Armenian Inflation Continues To Fall

Consumer prices in Armenia fell further this spring, putting the authorities in a stronger position to meet their inflation target for 2012, according to official statistics released on Thursday. The National Statistical Service (NSS) recorded a year-on-year inflation rate of just 0.5 percent in May, sharply down from 3 percent in February and 4.7 percent […]

Serzh Sargsyan: Actions against RA and Artsakh won’t remain unanswered

Serzh Sargsyan: Actions against RA and Artsakh won’t remain unanswered

“Loss of each Armenian soldier is the loss of our whole nation. We all mourn the death of our soldiers, together with the families of the victims. Regarding the response given to the rival, nothing can console our grief,” President Serzh Sargsyan stated, answering to Panorama.am question about border incidents. “I’ve been always saying that […]

Armenian Forces Kill Five Azeri Soldiers after Border Infiltration 3 Armenian Soldiers Die Defending

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia’s Ministry of Defense reported that Armenian forces on Monday killed five Azerbaijani soldiers when they attempted to infiltrate Armenian defensive positions in the province of Tavoush, in the early morning hours. The ministry said that an Azerbaijani unit of 15-20 tried to cross the border into Armenia. Three Armenian soldiers […]

Clinton warns of ‘disastrous’ Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes

Clinton warns of ‘disastrous’ Azerbaijan-Armenia clashes

BAKU: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday warned of possible “disastrous consequences” after a flare-up of deadly violence between ex-Soviet enemies Azerbaijan and Armenia. Clinton held talks with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Baku as the reported death toll in gunbattles between the two neighbors this week rose to nine amid the worst clashes […]

BREAKING NEWS: Azeri Forces Try Infiltrating Artsakh, Armenian Soldier Killed

BREAKING NEWS: Azeri Forces Try Infiltrating Artsakh, Armenian Soldier Killed

STEPANAKERT, NKR—An Azeri unit tried infiltrating Artsakh around 4 a.m. this morning from the contact point in Horatiz. The ensuing clashes resulted in the death of one Armenian soldier. Two others were injured. According to the Nagorno Karabakh Republic media services, the Azeri side also suffered losses. This is the fourth attempt in June alone […]

UPDATE 1-Baku accuses Armenia of killing 5 Azeri soldiers

Azerbaijan accused arch rival Armenia on Tuesday of killing five Azeri soldiers near their border in a second day of violence that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warned could turn into a broader regional conflict. A day earlier, three Armenian soldiers were killed and several soldiers on both sides wounded in a border skirmish. […]

President of Armenia arrives in Japan on an official visit

As the correspondent of Panorama.am from Japan reports, President has visited Yuriage-Hiyoriyama Memorial in Sendai city and has paid tribute to the memory of the tsunami victims. Serzh Sargsyan has familiarized with the works aimed at the elimination of the consequences of the natural disaster, afterwards he has visited the temporary lodging of tsunami sufferers […]

BREAKING NEWS: Armenia Foils Infiltration Attempt, 5 Azeri Soldiers Killed

BREAKING NEWS: Armenia Foils Infiltration Attempt, 5 Azeri Soldiers Killed

YEREVAN (A.W.)—An Azeri unit of 15 soldiers tried to infiltrate the Armenian border near the village of Vosgebar in Tavush but withdrew after incurring heavy losses, Armenia’s Ministry of Defense stated. Sources in Baku reported that five Azeri soldiers were killed and several others were wounded. There were no casualties on the Armenian side. The […]

Scribbles in a Hand

Scribbles in a Hand

“From the day we opened our eyes, a church stood here. They kept tearing down its walls and taking away the stones until almost nothing remained,” an old woman tells me, as she walks past the ruins of the Armenian church in Keserig (Kesrik). We are in historic Armenia visiting the ruins of churches and […]

All 3 Branches of US Government Recognize Armenian Genocide

While readers are generally aware that the executive and legislative branches of the US government have recognized the Armenian Genocide, it is not as widely known that the judiciary has also reaffirmed the facts of the genocide on several occasions. Indeed, all three branches of the U.S. government have gone on record confirming that the […]

Religious Minorities in Turkey: ‘An Endangered Species’?

Religious Minorities in Turkey: ‘An Endangered Species’?

U.S. Religious Freedom Report Serves Tough Warning The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in its 2012 annual report recommended designating Turkey as a “country of particular concern (CPC)” for its “systematic and egregious limitations on the freedom of religion.” Turkey was on the commission’s “Watch List” from 2009-11. The commission found that […]

Armenian cemetery damaged

Armenian cemetery damaged

An under-construction chapel in a historic Armenian cemetery in Malatya that houses the remains of journalist Hrant Dink’s family was demolished Feb. 3 by municipal teams, causing incredulity in the Armenian community. “If this is deemed suitable for us, what can we do? They are knocking down our place of last prayer [the chapel]. This […]

Malatya Municipality demolishes Armenian place of worship

Malatya Municipality demolishes Armenian place of worship

This article was published 3rd February 2012 Officials from the Malatya Municipality have demolished three buildings, including a place of worship that was under renovation, located inside an Armenian cemetery even though the Malatya governor and mayor gave permission. A residence for the watchman, a room to bathe the bodies of the dead and a […]

Azerbaijan troops killed in Armenia border clash

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan’s defense ministry said Tuesday that five of its soldiers were killed in clashes with Armenian troops alongside the border separating the two countries, deepening tensions between the two former Soviet nations. The ministry said in a statement that exchanges of gunfire have been reported over the last two days at numerous […]

Armenia, Iran Set New Date For Power Plant Construction

Armenia, Iran Set New Date For Power Plant Construction

After years of delay, Armenia and Iran will finally start building this August a major hydroelectric plant on a fast-flowing river marking their border, officials said on Monday. Official Armenian and Iranian sources said an agreement to that effect was reached during Iranian Energy Minister Majid Namjou’s weekend visit to Yerevan. Namjou met with President […]

She is ‘very concerned’ about instability, clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

She is ‘very concerned’ about instability, clashes in Nagorno-Karabakh

YEREVAN, Armenia — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday kicked off three days of diplomacy in Europe’s Caucasus, expressing concern about recent clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan as she hopes to mediate progress on a slew of trade and territorial disputes. In the middle of a weeklong European tour, Clinton decried the “senseless […]

Ghosts and a Sole Survivor: A visit to a former Armenian district in Turkey

Reminding of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, abundant vegetation hangs like emerald bracelets in the stretching districts of Kayseri (Caesarea) in central Anatolia (modern Turkey). In such a district, Talas, lives the sole Armenian resident of Kayseri, 55-year-old Sargis Tekian. “Three generations of our family have lived in this house. I have never concealed my […]

Air Artsakh Begins Flights this Summer

Air Artsakh Begins Flights this Summer

STEPANAKERT (Yerkir Media)—The Stepanakert Airport will begin operations this summer, according to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Civil Aviation Department head Tigran Gabrielyan. “Presently, we are completing all documents. The airport and air navigation services are in the process of certification. We are trying to create all legal components that will allow us to carry out flights […]

Hillary Clinton visits Armenia on South Caucusus tour

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is visiting Armenia at the start of a tour of the South Caucusus. Her trip comes as a ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan is looking increasingly fragile. The two former Soviet republics fought a bloody war over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh in the 1990s. The BBC’s Damien McGuinness, […]

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