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Artsakh and Its Future

Artsakh and Its Future On The 22nd of February Mr. David Ishkanyan, guest speaker from Artsakh, gave lecture on the Liberation Movement in Artsakh and the ARF at Navasartian Hall in London. The lecture was organised by ARF London, packed with members of the Armenian Community, attended by the representatives of the Armenian Embassy in […]

British Friends of Artsakh – 360 Panel Discussion in London

Artsakh 360 Panel Discussion in London AYF London Branch organised an evening on Artsakh at one of the Halls of Westminster University in Central London on October 17, 2014. Among the guest speakers were Baroness Caroline Cox, MP Stephen Pound and others. Reports Hasmik Harutunyan from London. AYF’s London branch chaired an informative and open […]

Baroness Cox’s response to New York Times Article on Karabakh

Baroness Cox’s response to New York Times Article on Karabakh

Thomas de Waal: What was possible between Sweden and Finland in the past century is impossible today between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Thomas de Waal: What was possible between Sweden and Finland in the past century is impossible today between Armenia and Azerbaijan Interview of Thomas de Waal, a senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, with ArmInfo news agency by David Stepanyan Thursday, June 19, 16:21   What is the latest […]

Bernard Coulie: Surrendering any territories to Azerbaijan is nonsense!

17:42 20/06/2014 » INTERVIEWS Bernard Coulie: Surrendering any territories to Azerbaijan is nonsense! Panorama.am presents an interview with Dr. Bernard Coulie, a specialist in European studies and a professor of Armenian studies (language, culture, history) at UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) in Belgium. Dr. Coulie is currently researching the South Caucasus region and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He […]

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today                     Posted by: Thomas de Waal Thursday, April 24, 2014 2015 begins today. The statement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the “Armenian Question” goes further than any other Turkish leader before him. Never before has a Turkish […]

Focus on the Caucasus

Focus on the Caucasus EDITORIAL | APRIL 27, 2014 10:56 PM By Edmond Y. Azadian The April 19 issue of London’s Economist weekly features on its cover Russia’s map in the shape of a bear reaching out to Ukraine to swallow it, having already digested Crimea. The cartoon is titled, “Insatiable.” The crisis in Ukraine […]

U.S. senator calls on Azerbaijan to immediately stop threats towards Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh

U.S. senator calls on Azerbaijan to immediately stop threats towards Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk in his statement dedicated to the 26th anniversary of Sumgait pogroms strongly condemned the continuing threat posed by Azerbaijan towards Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the newspaper Asbarez reports referring to the American Committee of “Hay […]

History Will Repeat Itself

History Will Repeat Itself EDITORIAL | MARCH 11, 2014 11:21 AM By Edmond Y. Azadian Recent political developments in Armenia are overshadowed by events in Ukraine, which in their turn will certainly impact on relations with Russia’s “near abroad.” Armenia, being situated in that “near abroad,” certainly will not remain immune to fallout from the […]

British envoy suggests referendum in Karabakh, shocks Baku

British envoy suggests referendum in Karabakh, shocks Baku March 5, 2014 – 15:35 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – British ambassador to Azerbaijan drew parallels between the Karabakh conflict and Scotland’s intention to secede from the United Kingdom. As Irfan Siddiq stated at the Khazar University in Baku, “what’s happening in Britain is quite interesting. Some people in Scotland are unwilling […]

Anti-Armenian Demonstrators in Turkey Praise Dink Murderer

Anti-Armenian Demonstrators in Turkey Praise Dink Murderer

Anti-Armenian Demonstrators in Turkey Praise Dink Murderer Anti-Armenian demonstrators march holding banner praising Dink murderer ISTANBUL—Anti-Armenian demonstrators on Sunday carried a banner praising Hrant Dink’s murderer Ogum Samsat as they marched to highlight the events in Khojaly, which the Azeri propaganda machine uses to incite hatred toward Armenians, the Agos newspaper reported. “Hooray for Ogun […]

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan   London’s Armenians observed the 26th anniversary of the Sumgait massacre on Sunday, February 23rd. Simultaneously, we remembered the brutal murder of Gurgen Margaryan – an Armenian General who, while attending a NATO language course in Hungary in 2004, was decapitated in his sleep by ‘fellow classmate’ Ramil […]

Mr Stephen Pound MP secures Nagorno-Karabakh Adjournment Debate

Mr Stephen Pound MP secures   Nagorno-Karabakh Adjournment Debate    Following the Armenian National Committee of the UK’s request, Mr Stephen Pound, MP for Ealing North, secured an adjournment debate in the House of Commons on Tuesday 11th of February.   The Debate, entitled “Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan”, allowed Mr Pound to raise his concerns over […]

Montserrat Caballé releases the album “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity”

Montserrat Caballé releases the album “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity” 12:30 13.12.2013 On 12 December Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan partook in Paris at the presentation of Montserrat Caballé’s “Armenia and Artsakh – An Isle of Christianity” album, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reported. In his speech […]

Ankara to test waters for talks in Yerevan

Ankara to test waters for talks in Yerevan ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Turkey looks to step up its efforts to normalize ties with Armenia as Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu plans to test the waters on the Armenian side in a planned visit to Yerevan December/07/2013 Armenain President Serg Sargisian (L) and Azerbaijani President İlham […]

The Sunday Times: British special forces carried out secret trainings in Azerbaijan

The Sunday Times: British special forces carried out secret trainings in Azerbaijan   19:21 21/10/2013 » Society The Foreign and Commonwealth Office paid for the SAS to train Azerbaijan’s special forces in an effort to gain influence with the hardline ex-Soviet regime, the British Sunday Times writes. According to a leaked document seen by The […]

The Independent: Azerbaijan releases election results… before the polls even open

Azerbaijan releases election results… before the polls even open Electoral commission accidentally publish results showing a victory for Ilham Aliyev, the country’s long-standing President, a day before voting Alec Luhn Wednesday 09 October 2013 Critics have long viewed Azerbaijan’s elections as predetermined, but the country appears to have gone a step further this year by […]

Baroness Cox: Azerbaijan broke faith

Baroness Cox: Azerbaijan broke faith September 28, 2013 | 15:10 YEREVAN. – Azerbaijan broke faith and behaved in an appalling way by making a hero of Ramil Safarov, Baroness Caroline Cox said. “We must never forget that the Armenian army officer was murdered in his sleep,” she said during the opening ceremony of a monument […]

Gourgen Margaryan’s spirit will never die: Caroline Cox

Gourgen Margaryan’s spirit will never die: Caroline Cox 15:54, 28 September, 2013 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 28, ARMENPRESS. “Your heroes are true heroes,” member of the British House of Lords Caroline Cox stated this addressing the people of Armenia and Artsakh at the opening of the monument dedicated to Armenian Officer murdered with an axe while asleep […]

Eurovision Announce 2014 Rule Changes For Fairer Jury

EUROVISION ANNOUNCE 2014 RULE CHANGES FOR FAIRER JURY World TV PC September 25, 2013 Wednesday 2:45 PM EST Throughout its long history, the popular pan-European Eurovision Song Contest has faced plenty of accusations that the results displayed on-screen are not the full story, with a new batch of claims having come in in recent months […]

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