Monthly Archives: August 2012

Armenia Suspends Ties with Hungary Over Extradition of Azeri Murderer

Ramil Safarov, the Azerbaijani army officer who was serving a life sentence in Hungary for axing to death Armenian Lt. Gurgen Markarian, was extradited to Azerbaijan earlier today and pardoned by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. Official Yerevan reacted by suspending diplomatic ties with Hungary. Safarov had confessed hacking to death the 26-year old Lt. Markarian […]

ANC Canada Angered Over Questionable Monument

OTTAWA—According to media reports and following months of unexplained secrecy, Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Ottawa’s National Capital Commission have allowed the installation of a monument reportedly commemorating the 30th anniversary of the killing of an official of the Turkish Embassy in Ottawa. Terrorism must be condemned, especially by countries and organizations that work […]

Reporters in Armenia Can’t Expect Any Assistance From Law Enforcement

Reporters in Armenia Can’t Expect Any Assistance From Law Enforcement

Elections are the litmus test for democracy in Armenia. 2012 is an election year and the authorities have promised democratic elections; something that has never happened. No one really expects this to happen. Everyone knows that elections give rise to increased incidents of violence and restrictions placed on reporters doing their jobs. It must be […]

Achieving peace in Nagorno-Karabakh

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has an enormous impact on both countries economically, socially, as well as on the quality of democracy and the respect for individual and collective freedoms. It is also shocking how little one side knows about the other, and how much of the dispute is based on propaganda-induced prejudices, writes […]

$100,000 Raised by ARS, Inc. for Syrian Armenian Schools

$100,000 Raised by ARS, Inc. for Syrian Armenian Schools

The Central Executive Board of the Armenian Relief Society, Inc. announced that $100,000 in pledged donations have been received from its entities around the world to benefit its “Fund for Assistance to Syrian-Armenian Schools”. The first installment of these donations will be transferred to the Armenian Relief Cross of Syria in the next few days […]

Big Armenian Heart: An Interview with the ‘Strongest Man of Germany’

Born in Iran to Armenian parents, Patrik Baboumian always knew he wanted to become an international strongman. One of his fondest memories with his father, now deceased, was watching the Incredible Hulk rip off his shirt and magically transform into a green robust monster. At the age of seven, the hopeful athlete moved with his […]

Casual Eatery in Harvard Square Stands Test of Time

Casual Eatery in Harvard Square Stands Test of Time

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (A.W.)—Known for its funky, artsy social culture, coupled with a modern take on traditional comfort food, Leo’s Place Diner in Harvard Square has been dishing it up to locals and tourists alike for the past six decades. Autographed pictures of actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, and singers cover all four walls, which are liberally […]

Genocide ‘Widely Recognized In Israel,’ Says Israeli Minister

Genocide ‘Widely Recognized In Israel,’ Says Israeli Minister

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The 1915 mass killings and deportations of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey are widely recognized as genocide in Israel, an Israeli cabinet minister said after visiting the genocide memorial in Yerevan on Friday. Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs Minister Yuli-Yoel Edelstein also drew parallels between the Jewish Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide. “True, there is […]

German-Armenian Boxer Crowned New World Super Middlweight Champion

German-Armenian Boxer Crowned New World Super Middlweight Champion

BERLIN, Germany (AFP)—Germany’s Arthur Abraham (born Avetik Abrahamyan in Yerevan) is the new world WBO super middleweight champion after his unanimous win over compatriot Robert Stieglitz on Aug. 25. Abraham, 32, who defended his IBF middleweight title 10 times between 2005 and 2009, is now the world champion at the heavier weight after the judges […]

Armenia’s Deadly Dress Code

Investigators of a brutal Yerevan murder that sparked a popular outcry against Armenia’s oligarchs have reduced the incident to merely an argument over fashion sense gone badly wrong. As Armenian police tell it, the June 29 death of military doctor Vahe Avetian was all about a restaurant taking its dress code very seriously . . […]

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) issued a statement in response to an article by Reuters

The Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) issued a statement in response to an article by Reuters

The statement reads: The banks in the Republic of Armenia, operating under the supervision of the Central Bank of Armenia, are subject to the laws of the Republic of Armenia, the regulations of the Central Bank of Armenia, and the banks’ internal rules. One of the supervisory tiers of the Central Bank of Armenia is […]

To Infinity and Beyond: Armenians in the Mars Rover Curiosity Project

To Infinity and Beyond: Armenians in the Mars Rover Curiosity Project

Since the beginning of time, Space has been a source of mystery for man—a mystery they sought to decipher. Thanks to the scientific curiosity of Ptolemy, Galileo Galilee, and Isaac Newton, man has discovered numerous planets, landed on the Moon, and has even captured ancient images of space with the Hubble telescope that shine light […]

Will the US Punish Armenia?

Will the US Punish Armenia?

The warped State Department-hatched Turkey-Armenia Protocols did not yield the necessary results for the US, nor have efforts to strong-arm Armenia into making dangerous concessions on the Karabakh front, so the US has renewed an old “concern” by alleging that Iran is using Armenia to for financial transactions that might violate international sanctions on Tehran […]

Armenian town hosts first-ever honey and berry festival

Armenian town hosts first-ever honey and berry festival

The town of Berd, in the Tavush district of Armenia hosted its first-ever festival of honey and berries on Saturday. With the goal of popularizing Armenian honey and berries the festival attracted hundreds of visitors. I was a member of a small Georgian delegation at the festival. The Armenian honey event was of particular interest […]

Two Armenians Killed in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria (Tert.am, PanArmenian.net) — Two Syrian-Armenians have been killed in Damascus and Aleppo in recent days as a result of clashes between Syria’s governmental forces and rebels. A 76-year-old woman, Adelina Khacheryan, was shot dead accidentally on August 17, while on August 18, a 38- year-old Armenian was killed in Damascus. A spokesman for […]

Yerevan to Host Meeting of Turkmen-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission

A delegation from Turkmenistan will go to Yerevan on September 5 to attend the fourth meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Armenian commission on economic cooperation, an official Turkmen source said. The relevant decree was signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. At the government meeting the Turkmen leader said that Turkmenistan attaches special importance to building mutually […]

Andrea Pampanini, a proud Armenian by choice

Andrea Pampanini, a proud Armenian by choice

New York – Andrea Pampanini lost his long fight with heart disease on July 5 in New York. Services were held at St. Illuminators Armenian Cathedral in New York with burial at Cedar Grove Cemetary. Surviving him are his wife Annie (nee Sandrik), daughter Taline, son-in-law Mark Batsyan,and several relatives around the world. Born in […]

Waiting for Godot

In an election year all news channels are supersaturated with electioneering, most of the time oblivious to the fact that many other newsworthy events and developments are happening around the world which may affect our livelihood and even the future of the country. Two wars that the Bush administration began — Iraq and Afghanistan — […]

Iran looks to Armenia to skirt bank sanctions

Iran looks to Armenia to skirt bank sanctions

With international sanctions squeezing Iran, the Islamic Republic is seeking to expand its banking foothold in the Caucasus nation of Armenia to make up for difficulties in countries it used to rely on to do business, according to diplomats and documents. Iran’s growing interest in its neighbor Armenia, a mountainous, landlocked country of about 3.3 […]

Romanticizing the future of the Syrian Armenians

During these hot summer days that the US media calls the “silly season,” the Turkish media covers the situation of the Armenian diaspora in Syria indifferently. Oddly enough in Syria, where 60,000 Armenians live, not a single Armenian media organization has appointed a permanent representative or correspondent. Inexplicably, none of the Armenian journalists who wrote […]

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