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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Swiss drop probe into Turkish minister genocide comments

The protests of young environmentalists against the construction of kiosks in a central Yerevan park have been going on for nearly two months now. A “senior” group of protesters joined the young campaigners on March 31 – among them some well-known figures in Armenia. The group tried to dismantle the already installed pavilions, but the […]

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Shoah Foundation to archive testimonies from Armenian Genocide survivors

Shoah Foundation to archive testimonies from Armenian Genocide survivors

The question would forever link one crime against humanity to another. “Our war aim does not consist in reaching certain lines, but in the physical destruction of the enemy,” Adolf Hitler said in his 1939 speech to justify his proposed invasion of Poland. “Only thus shall we gain the living space which we need. Who, […]

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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. […]

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Gene clue to post-traumatic stress disorder risk

Susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder could be partially determined by gene variants, says a study. A US team looked at the DNA from 200 members of 12 families who survived the 1988 Armenian earthquake. It found those who carried two gene variants which affect the production of serotonin – which affects mood and behaviour – […]

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Wikileaks: Azerbaijan “terrified” by potential Armenian attack

Wikileaks: Azerbaijan “terrified” by potential Armenian attack

Washington – Despite record growth in military spending and frequently heard threats by top officials to resume hostilities in Karabakh, Azerbaijani leadership is said to be “terrified” by a prospect of an Armenian military attack, a Stratfor memo made available via Wikileaks revealed. The memo was prepared by Reva Bhalla, Stratfor’s director of analysis, following […]

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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 […]

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Key figures of Israeli Knesset stand for recognizing Armenian Genocide

Key figures of Israeli Knesset stand for recognizing Armenian Genocide

JERUSALEM. – The key figures of the Israeli Knesset support the recognition of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire, the representative of the Hay Dat office in Jerusalem Hakob Sevan told at a press conference on Friday. As Sevan informed, currently the Hay Dat office in Jerusalem conducts works towards discussions on the Armenian […]

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French intelligence report labels Turks as threat to public safety

A report prepared by the Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence (DCRI) about Turkish foundations that earlier this year organized a march to protest a French bill that would criminalize denial of 1915 killings of Armenians as genocide indicates that Turks are a threat to public safety in France, Today’s Zaman has learned. Thousands of Turks […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Armenian Police Warn Greens Over Park Shop Dismantling Plans

Police authorities in Armenia have urged local environmental activists to call off their plans to dismantle kiosks in a Yerevan public park, warning that such an unauthorized step will draw a response from law enforcement. In a statement disseminated on Thursday, the national police force stressed that any action of that kind against what is […]

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Armenian genocide survivors in Queens tell their harrowing stories

Armenian genocide survivors in Queens tell their harrowing stories

Some of the last remaining witnesses of the Armenian genocide gathered to tell their stories recently at the New York Armenian Home in Flushing, where four of less than an estimated 50 remaining survivors in the U.S. reside. “We want to put a human face on the Armenian genocide, to show that real people are […]

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First chance to buy brandy that Stalin served Churchill

First chance to buy brandy that Stalin served Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill’s favourite Armenian brandy — said to have played a key role in the shaping of postwar Europe — has gone on sale in Britain for the first time. The prime minister developed a taste for the ArArAt brandy when it was served by Stalin at the Yalta conference in February 1945. After […]

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Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian’s New Book Illuminates the Dynamics of Genocide

In her first book, “Humanity in the Midst of Inhumanity”, author Shahkeh Yaylaian Setian suggests that in addition to the Armenian Genocide, the Jewish Holocaust and subsequent genocides, these tragic events should be forever remembered in the annals of history. Despite this dark period, we can be inspired in knowing that one can still find […]

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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 […]

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Anush Hovannissyan

Anush Hovannissyan

“Anush Hovhannisyan is a young Armenian soprano graduated from Yerevan State Conservatory with high distinction in 2010. In the same year she won the Silver Medal in the international competition “Delphic Games” . IN the same 2010 she had been awarded a place on Masters course at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly known as Royal […]

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