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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 […]

‘The First Refuge and the Last Defense’

‘The First Refuge and the Last Defense’ CHRISTIANITY, NATIONAL NEWS | MARCH 11, 2014 11:18 AM ________________________________ Major Exhibit Issued by ANI, AGMA, and Assembly Available Online WASHINGTON — The Armenian National Institute (ANI), Armenian Genocide Museum of America (AGMA) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) jointly, and in cooperation with the Mother See of […]

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 […]

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 […]

First world war: memories of the last survivors

First world war: memories of the last survivors

Le Monde/The Guardian First world war: memories of the last survivors In a special project with four other Europa newspapers, we talk to some of the few who still recall those momentous events Guillaume Perrier, Steven Morris, Anna Günther, Carlo Bologna and Wojciech Bielawa The Guardian, Wednesday 22 January 2014 18.15 GMT   [Ovsanna Kaloustian […]

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

“A hymn, soft as a breeze, wends its way across the street from St Sarkis Armenian church, circles round the Roman columns of the gate, and rises over the heads of armed soldiers lolling beside a sandbagged position.” Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images   Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack As Arabs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Russia Leans on Its Neighbors

The New York Times Opinion Pages   Op-Ed Contributors Choices for the South Caucasus   By DENIS CORBOY, WILLIAM COURTNEY, RICHARD KAUZLARICH and KENNETH YALOWITZ Published: August 28, 2013   Five years after the Russian-Georgian war captured world attention, the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia — continues to face huge challenges. The region’s geopolitical […]

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing By: Edward Dark for Al-Monitor Posted on August 26. ALEPPO, Syria — Aleppo is basically “Little Syria,” a melting pot, representative of the diverse ethnic and religious groups that make up the nation. Christians in Aleppo have tended to live together in close-knit communities in neighborhoods usually clustered around […]

A century of violence: From the Turkish Massacres of Armenians to the Taksim Demonstrations

A century of violence: From the Turkish Massacres of Armenians to the Taksim Demonstrations Al-Bawabah News, Egypt Aug 17 2013 By Karam Saeed In an unprecedented move, Cairo has announced the signing of the Convention which condemns the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks (the Ottoman Empire) on April 24, 1915. This action from official […]

Ղարաբաղյան հակամարտություն. հարևան երկրները պատրաստակամ են աջակցելու խնդրի կարգավորմանը

Ղարաբաղյան հակամարտություն. հարևան երկրները պատրաստակամ են աջակցելու խնդրի կարգավորմանը

Հայաստանում երեք օր շարունակ այցով էր գտնվում Իրանի ԱԳՆ հատուկ ներկայացուցիչ Ռամին Մեհմանփարաստը, որը տարբեր հանդիպումներ ունեցավ: Եզրափակիչ մամուլի ասուլիսում նա հայտարարեց, որ Թեհրանը պատրաստ է ղարաբաղյան հակամարտության խաղաղ կարգավորման մեջ միջնորդի դեր ստանձնել: Մեհմանփարաստը շեշտադրեց ճգնաժամի խաղաղ կարգավորմանն աջակցության նպատակով տարածաշրջանային համագործակցությունը՝ կոչ անելով Հայաստանին և Ադրբեջանին հակամարտության խաղաղ կարգավորման և տարածաշրջանում լարվածության վերացման: […]

Կրակահերթերի տակ. Հայաստանի սահմանամերձ գյուղում կյանքը շարունակվում է՝ ի հեճուկս ադրբեջանական կրակոցների

Կրակահերթերի տակ. Հայաստանի սահմանամերձ գյուղում կյանքը շարունակվում է՝ ի հեճուկս ադրբեջանական կրակոցների

Երևանից շուրջ 200 կմ հեռավորության վրա գտնվող Տավուշի մարզի 1150 բնակչություն ունեցող սահմանամերձ Ներքին Կարմիրաղբյուր գյուղը հայ-ադրբեջանական սահմանից ուղիղ գծով բաժանվում է ընդամենը 500 մետրով: Չնայած հրադադարից շուրջ 20 տարի է անցել, սակայն գյուղացիները մինչ այսօր ապրում են ադրբեջանական կողմից պարբերաբար հնչող կրակահերթերի տակ: Գյուղացիներն արդեն սովորել են կրակոցներին, ու կյանքն այստեղ նույնիսկ ամենաուժեղ կրակոցից […]

Armenia’s North-Eastern Border Terrorized

Armenia’s North-Eastern Border Terrorized

On the evening of Dec. 4, a small group of concerned Armenians assembled at the Holy Trinity Armenian Church hall in Cambridge, Mass., to listen to presentations by Der Dajad Davidian, Eva Medzorian, and others on the escalating violence on Armenia’s north-eastern border with Azerbaijan, primarily in the former Shamshadin region of the Tavoush Marz, […]

Closed borders and violent histories haunt South Caucasus

Closed borders and violent histories haunt South Caucasus

LONDON (AlertNet) – “I used to film my friends’ weddings, birthday parties and special occasions. But then the world turned upside down … I started to film their funerals instead,” said Rudik Khojabaghyan, a former soldier living in the town of Goris, southern Armenia. His next door neighbour and childhood friend, Mihran Mirumyan, recalls mending […]

Armenia sees “no new hopes” for settlement after Paris talks on Karabakh

Armenia sees “no new hopes” for settlement after Paris talks on Karabakh

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said last month’s meeting of the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan in Paris, France, was “far from new hopes” on the settlement of the Karabakh conflict. In an interview with the French daily, Le Figaro, Sargsyan, who was on an official visit to France at the beginning of this week, […]

Hands Across Borders: The Syrian Crisis and the Armenians

The crisis in Syria promises to become a protracted human tragedy. The brutality being exacted by both government and rebel forces has already resulted in a level of devastation that to rebuild neighborhoods, buildings, institutions and also lives will require years if not decades. Rebel forces continue to battle on the streets of Aleppo, Damascus, […]

7 Lessons of Cuban Crisis for Karabakh Conflict

The Cuban missile crisis of 1962 stands out as not only one of the most dangerous moments in human history, but also as the most thoroughly researched case of a confrontation between two great powers that ended up being peacefully resolved. The wealth of evidence and quality of analysis that have been produced by participants […]

Drone violence along Armenian-Azerbaijani border could lead to war

Drone violence along Armenian-Azerbaijani border could lead to war

EREVAN, Armenia — In a region where a fragile peace holds over three frozen conflicts, the nations of the South Caucasus are buzzing with drones they use to probe one another’s defenses and spy on disputed territories. The region is also host to strategic oil and gas pipelines and a tangled web of alliances and […]

Is Syria Fast-Becoming Turkey’s Vietnam?

The Turkish-promoted so-called Arab Spring in Syria has backfired on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey. Each passing day further drags Turkey deeper into the quick-sands of Syria. And Mr. Erdogan is not too happy about it. In Egypt’s popular uprising, Turkey initially ignored the plight of the Egyptian people, and sided with Dictator Pres. […]

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