Daily Archives: Wednesday, 26 September, 2012

Raffi Hovhannisian Responds to Baku Conclave

Raffi Hovhannisian Responds to Baku Conclave

Heritage Party chairman Raffi K. Hovannisian has been invited by the International Conference of Asian Political Parties to attend the organization’s assembly scheduled for November in the Azerbaijani capital. Hovannisian’s invitation comes in light of his participation in the previous ICAPP convention held inPhnom Penh, where he visited the concentration camps of the Cambodian genocide […]

Armenia snubs Hungary’s fresh request for restored ties

Armenia snubs Hungary’s fresh request for restored ties

Armenia has again refused to resume diplomatic relations with Hungary that it suspended unilaterally last month over a controversial extradition of an Azerbaijani killer by authorities in Budapest. A note addressed to the Armenian Foreign Ministry by Hungarian counterparts earlier this week says Budapest wants to have restored diplomatic relations with Armenia “without preconditions”. “The […]

Safarov factor: Extradition of confessed Azeri criminal continues to hamper Armenian-Hungarian relations

Safarov factor: Extradition of confessed Azeri criminal continues to hamper Armenian-Hungarian relations

Students of the Yerevan State University and members of the Gurgen Margaryan NGO organized a march to the Yerablur military cemetery in the Armenian capital – the resting place of the officer who was hacked to death while being asleep by Ramil Safarov, an Azeri fellow student at NATO-sponsored English language courses in Budapest, Hungary, […]

In Facing Its Adversaries, America’s Got a Hidden Lever: Armenia

In Facing Its Adversaries, America’s Got a Hidden Lever: Armenia

(Note: The Truman Project’s Daniel Gaynor is in Armenia and Georgia this month, studying US foreign policy, energy security and democracy issues in the Caucasus region.) Most Americans wouldn’t be shocked to learn that the largest American embassy in the world is in Baghdad, Iraq. But the second-largest is in a surprising place: Armenia. It […]

ALMA Appoints Susan Pattie as Director

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Library and Museum of America (ALMA) this week announced the appointment of Dr. Susan Pattie as its new director. Pattie comes to ALMA after a long residence in London, where she was co-founder and director of the Armenian Institute. She is a senior research fellow at University College London and taught courses […]

Armenian soldier killed in Karabakh, Armenia launches investigation of murder on “racial grounds”

Armenian soldier killed in Karabakh, Armenia launches investigation of murder on “racial grounds”

An Armenian soldier was shot dead on a frontline position near Karabakh on Tuesday. Military authorities in Yerevan said according to preliminary data the 19-year-old conscript, Vaghinak Baghdasaryan, was killed by Azeri fire. A Defense Ministry statement also said that a criminal case had been instituted on a penal code article dealing with “murders on […]

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