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Russia, Armenia Oppose Military Action Against Iran

Russia, Armenia Oppose Military Action Against Iran

Russia and Armenia spoke out on Monday against possible Western military action against Iran, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warning of “very serious” consequences for regional security during a visit to Yerevan. Speaking after talks with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian, Lavrov said attempts to end the West’s nuclear standoff with Tehran by force […]

Armenia to get oncology center

Armenia to get oncology center

An up-to-date oncological center is to be founded at the Yerevan Institute of Physics. The center will be equipped with a Cyclotron, a diagnostic center and PET scanners. The center will practice radioisotope treatment. Armen Khachaturyan, Executive Director of the National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, and Haig Bagerdjian, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Global Medical […]

Armenian Delegation in Baku for Euronest

BAKU—A delegation of members of Armenian Parliament to Azerbaijan for the second parliamentary assembly of Euronest, the body responsible for implementing provisions of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership (EaP) program. Armenian Revolutionary Federation Parliamentary bloc chairman and the head of the Euronest delegation Vahan Hovannesian told Yerkir.am that there have been no extraordinary incidents and […]

Swiss drop probe into Turkish minister genocide comments

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss prosecutors will drop a criminal probe against Turkey’s EU affairs minister, instigated after he denied Ottoman Turks committed genocide against Armenians nearly 100 years ago, because he is protected by diplomatic immunity. Zurich prosecutors began investigating minister Egemen Bagis after comments he made at the World Economic Forum in Davos in […]

Russian Foreign Minister to Make CIS Visits

Russian Foreign Minister to Make CIS Visits

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is starting a series of visits to member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) on Monday. Lavrov is heading to Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The CIS is a loose association of former Soviet republics. It consists of Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. […]

Commentary: Are We in for Another Deception?

It is the time of year when Diaspora Armenians — especially in the US and Europe — go through the motions, intensify lob- bying activities, raise expectations and on April 24, suffer the anticlimactic results of their fervor and political activism. Lately, a few countries have discovered a convenient method of dangling the issue of […]

U.S. expects Armenian government to live up to clean vote promise

U.S. expects Armenian government to live up to clean vote promise

United States Ambassador John Heffern expects the political leadership in Armenia to live up to its promise of holding free and fair elections and also sees a role for the country’s opposition and civil society in “holding the government to its promise.” At a news conference on Thursday Heffern stressed that the United States welcomes […]

Russia-Armenia: 20 years of diplomatic relations and “mutually beneficial cooperation”

Russia-Armenia: 20 years of diplomatic relations and “mutually beneficial cooperation”

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will pay a visit to Armenia on April 2-3 and then leave for Azerbaijan. Although the visit is called a South Caucasus tour, it is clear that Lavrov will not visit the third country of the South Caucasus – Georgia. After the Russo-Georgian war in August 2008, these two countries […]

iDitord or every citizen is an observer: Modern technologies to spur fair elections in Armenia

iDitord or every citizen is an observer: Modern technologies to spur fair elections in Armenia

Ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary election in Armenia for the first time an online platform has been created for reporting and registering election violations – voters can make calls and report any violation, send SMS, photographs and video.   The Transparency International and Media Diversity Institute NGOs are implementing a joint iDitord (iObserver) project and […]

Armenian President On Visit To Singapore

Armenian President On Visit To Singapore

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan is in Singapore on a three-day state visit to develop closer ties with one of the world’s wealthiest countries. The Armenian leader began the official part of his visit on Wednesday by meeting the highest leadership of the island nation enjoying the world’s third highest GDP per capita based on a […]

Clinton Should Resign for Making Offensive Remarks

How many times can Secretary of State Hillary Clinton break her pledge and make insulting remarks on the Armenian Genocide before she is called a liar and forced to resign? Armenian Americans are fed up with Clinton and her boss Barack Obama, who also has not kept his promises on the Armenian Genocide. And the […]

With France out of the way, Turkey can deal with Iran’s nuclear program

With France out of the way, Turkey can deal with Iran’s nuclear program

Israel, Turkey can take a lesson from the way Paris and Ankara returned to normal after a French attempt to make the denial of the Armenian genocide illegal threatened the longtime relationship. After the storm of the “Armenian genocide bill” rattled Turkish-French ties to the point of crisis, both nations could breathe a sigh of […]

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