Daily Archives: Friday, 14 September, 2012

Why here?: U.S. Embassy vigilance call over Libyan violence raises some eyebrows in Armenia

Why here?: U.S. Embassy vigilance call over Libyan violence raises some eyebrows in Armenia

What looked like a pro-forma statement from the United States Embassy in Yerevan reminding U.S. citizens “to maintain a high level of vigilance and good situational awareness in light of recent attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya” did not go down well with some members of the Armenian public who consider their Christian […]

Spanish Firm Starts Armenian Highway Upgrades

Spanish Firm Starts Armenian Highway Upgrades

A Spanish construction company launched on Thursday the first phase of a multimillion-dollar government project to upgrade Armenia’s main highways stretching more than 550 kilometers to neighboring Georgia and Iran. The Madrid-based group Isolux Corsan inaugurated the start of work on a 53-kilometer highway connecting Yerevan to the southern town of Ararat in the presence […]

Մեկնարկեց Հյուսիս – Հարավ ավտոմայրուղու շինարարությունը

Մեկնարկեց Հյուսիս – Հարավ ավտոմայրուղու շինարարությունը

Բետոնյա ծածկույթով արագընթաց մայրուղին, որը կձգվի Հայաստանի եւ Իրանի սահմանից` Մեղրիից մինչեւ Հայաստանի եւ Վրաստանի սահմանային Բավրա անցակետը, կունենա 556 կմ երկարություն: Ըստ 2009 թվականին Հայաստանի Հանրապետության եւ Ասիական զարգացման բանկի միջեւ կնքված շրջանակային ֆինանսավորման համաձայնագրի, ծրագրի իրականացման համար անհրաժեշտ 962 մլն դոլարից 500 միլիոնը տրամադրելու է Ասիական զարգացմանը բանկը: «Հյուսիս – Հարավ ճանապարհային միջանցքի […]

Turkish journalist authors book on ‘Armenian genocide’

Turkish journalist authors book on ‘Armenian genocide’

A veteran Turkish journalist has characterised the World War I massacre of Armenians in his country as genocide in a new book, defying the government’s stance on the sensitive issue. Hasan Cemal, a columnist with the Milliyet daily, and the grandson of WWI Ottoman Empire general Cemal Pasha lays out the evolution of his thinking […]

Turkish journalist writes book on “Armenian genocide”

A veteran Turkish journalist has characterized the World War I massacre of Armenians in his country as genocide in a new book, defying the government’s stance on the sensitive issue. Hasan Cemal – a columnist with the Milliyet daily, and the grandson of WWI Ottoman Empire general Cemal Pasha – lays out the evolution of […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage over Safarov Release

WASHINGTON—The Azerbaijani pardon, promotion and compensation of convicted Azerbaijani axe-murderer Ramil Safarov, and its harmful effects on the Nagorno Karabakh peace process, continue to be a source of considerable concern for members of the U.S. Congress, with new statements condemning the actions being released on nearly a daily basis, reported the Armenian National Committee of […]

European Parliament Condemns Baku for Safarov Pardon

European Parliament Condemns Baku for Safarov Pardon

BRUSSELS, Belgium—The European Parliament, in a vote of 58-13 with 5 abstentions, adopted a resolution Thursday, Sept. 13, deploring Azerbaijan’s decision to pardon convicted axe-murderer Ramil Safarov and the hero’s welcome he received after being extradited from Hungary to Baku. The final text of the resolution, however, relieves Hungary from any responsibility in the matter. […]

Talin Dolls: Crocheting for Change

Talin Dolls: Crocheting for Change

It is not uncommon in Armenia, on a warm early autumn day, to see adults gathered together, chatting happily while the children sit on the floor playing with assorted toys, smiling and laughing. Two children make car noises; others toss a ball back and forth; and one sits quietly creating imaginary lives for her inanimate […]

Azerbaijan warns Armenia’s Sargsyan over visits to “occupied lands”

Azerbaijan warns Armenia’s Sargsyan over visits to “occupied lands”

Baku has issued more warnings to Serzh Sargsyan not to pay visits to the “occupied territories” of Azerbaijan after the Armenian leader attended a school opening ceremony in Shushi in Karabakh last weekend. The statement by Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry spokesman Elman Abdullayev comes amid increased tensions in the region that some international experts fear may […]

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