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Georgia president says EU visa-free travel not under threat
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said visa-free regime between Georgia and the EU is not endangered, Novosti Gruziya reported. Earlier Germany internal affairs ministers Thomas de Maizière said the Georgian government is doing its outmost so that the number of asylum seekers from Georgia would not increase. At the same time he s...
2018-03-09 14:12:37
Armenia ranked 34th among 50 cheapest countries to live in
Armenia is ranked 34th on the GOBankingRates’ list of 50 countries with the cheapest cost of living. “Stunning scenery dotted with Greco-Roman and medieval ruins aren’t the only reasons you’d want to spend a lifetime exploring Armenia,” the country’s respective description reads. “It’s one of the cou...
2018-03-09 12:58:44
Congressional Armenian Caucus calls for $70 million aid for Artsakh and Armenia
WASHINGTON, DC - In a letter circulated for signatures today to their U.S. House colleagues, the Congressional Armenian Caucus is calling upon Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations to back a $70 million Fiscal Year 2019 aid package for Artsakh and Armenia, reported t...
2018-03-09 12:57:28
US man extradited from Armenia was arrested on 3 counts of sexual abuse
A U.S. citizen fugitive, who has been extradited from Armenia to the United States, violated his pretrial release. Ben Reece, 35, was returned to Taylor County, Iowa, after allegedly skipping out on bond in 2017 and fleeing the country, kmaland.com reported. The sheriff's office says Reece was arrested in December 2016 on three counts of second-d...
2018-03-09 12:56:07
Schofer: Karabakh conflict settlement requires some very tough decisions on all sides
There is no acceptable military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while the current status quo is not sustainable over the long term. US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Andrew Schofer, told the aforesaid to Trend news agency of Azerbaijan. Schofer emphasized that the United States supports a negotiated settlement to the Nagorno-Karabak...
2018-03-07 12:12:59
Switzerland: Armenia-Turkey normalization is key for regional stability and peace
YEREVAN. – Switzerland remains convinced that pursuing efforts towards normalization between Armenia and Turkey is key for the stability and peaceful future of the region, the Swiss foreign ministry said. “Switzerland takes note that the Zurich Protocols, signed in 2009, have not been ratified by the Armenian and Turkish parliaments an...
2018-03-07 12:11:44
Armenia lifts visas for Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea
YEREVAN. – Armenia approved on Monday visa-free travel for citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea. The decision was approved during the Armenian government’s meeting on Tuesday. The deputy foreign minister Shavarsh Kocharyan noted that the visa-free travel will be in force from March 19, 2018. “Unilateral...
2018-03-07 12:10:32
Armenian PM appoints new Deputy Minister
YEREVAN.- Avag Avanesyan has been appointed Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia by the decision of Prime Minister of Armenia Karen Karapetyan, the press service of the government reported. Tigran Khachatryan has been appointed First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of Armenia, relinquishing fro...
2018-03-07 12:09:17
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: The atmosphere in Arsenal is really great
Midfielder of Arsenal and Armenian team Henrikh Mkhitaryan claims the atmosphere at Arsenal is really positive
2018-03-07 12:07:58
Armenian Highland was never called “eastern Anatolia’ before …
The government of Sultan Abdul Hamid II substituted the name Armenia with such terms as Kurdistan or Anatolia, fallaciously. Starting from 1880 the name Armenia was forbidden to be used in official documents. The Sublime Porte thus wanted to make everyone believe that the Armenian Question did not exist: if there was no Armenia, then there was no A...
2018-03-06 13:07:26
Armenia PM travels to Gyumri on board new express train
YEREVAN. – The Prime Minister of Armenia, Karen Karapetyan, headed to Gyumri on a working visit, from the capital city Yerevan Railway Station, on board the new Yerevan-Gyumri-Yerevan electric passenger train. Karapetyan got familiarized with this train and welcomed the South Caucasus Railway company’s decision to operate it in Armenia...
2018-03-03 11:58:14
Frank Pallone: I condemn horrific attacks in Sumgait
Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Frank Pallone honored memory of the victims of Sumgait pogroms on the House Floor on Wednesday. “Mr. Speaker, I rise today to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms, one of the most horrific attacks against the Armenian people committed at the hands of Azerbaijanis,” he said. He emphasized tha...
2018-03-03 11:56:32
Armenia, Georgia have multilateral cooperation potential
YEREVAN. – Armenian-Georgian relations continue to develop in a climate of mutual trust. Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on Friday noted the aforementioned during his joint news conference with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, who is visiting Armenia. In Karapetyan’s words, today’s bilateral talks were held in a war...
2018-03-03 11:54:27
Robert Fisk: Perhaps two million Turks have Armenian grandmothers
Much to the surprise of Turks, the unexpected discovery of population registers on an online genealogy database three weeks ago was so overwhelming that the system crashed within hours, British journalist Robert Fisk writes in his article in The Independent reported. According to him, it turned out that many Turks were actually Armenians, or part-...
2018-03-03 11:52:32
Putin demands proof of Russia meddling in US presidential election
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that Russia needs to examine the evidence and independently decide whether those accused of tampering in the US presidential election in 2016 are guilty, reported TASS news agency of Russia. Putin commented on the US accusations against thirteen Russian citizens and three Russian organizations, which ...
2018-03-03 11:50:48
US journalist speaks about Bush's position on Armenian Genocide
Fresno State journalism professor, retired executive editor of The Fresno Bee, Jim Boren spoke about his meeting with former US President George W. Bush, The collegian reported. In his address to the students, Boren discussed some of the highlights of his career, like the time in 1988 when George H.W. Bush visited Fresno and Boren got the chance t...
2018-03-03 11:49:38
Erdogan has released the genealogy of thousands of Turks – but what is his motive?
Only in Turkey is the identity of a citizen a matter of national security. That’s why the population registry in Ankara was until now a closed book, its details a state secret. Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s definition of “Turkishness” was “anyone who is attached to the Turkish state as a citizen”. Turks came from a cle...
2018-03-02 12:35:36
Memorial for Serge Samoniantz Scheduled for Sunday
A memorial gathering celebrating the life of long-time community activist, former English Editor of Asbarez and devoted member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Serge Samoniantz will be held on Sunday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Montebello Armenian Center, 420 Washington Boulevard. Samoniantz passed away on Monday, February 26. In lieu of fl...
2018-03-02 12:28:40
The Protocols Were Wrong to Begin With
BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN President Serzh Sarkisian’s announcement Thursday declaring the Turkey-Armenia Protocols null and void is not cause for celebration, but rather yet another opportunity to assert that the entire process that began in June 2008 was categorically wrong and compromised the entire Armenian Nation, as well as the national secu...
2018-03-02 12:28:01
Armenia Nullifies Turkey-Armenia Protocols
YEREVAN—The Turkey-Armenia Protocols were officially declared null and void by Armenia on Thursday when President Serzh Sarkisian convened a meeting of the National Security Council and instructed Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian to officially convey the decision to Ankara. “I ask the Minister of Foreign Affairs to notify the Turkish...
2018-03-02 12:27:14
Sumgait Continues to Serve As a Blueprint for Baku’s Savagery
Warning: This post contains graphic images BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN In 1988, it was unimaginable that in the latter days of the 20th century Armenians would experience the same savage carnage that their ancestors witnessed during the early days of the same century. The graphic images emerging from Sumgait, Azerbaijan 30 years ago were starkly reminis...
2018-03-01 13:35:56
ANCA Backs $70 Million ‘Peace and Prosperity’ Aid Package for Artsakh and Armenia
Congressional Testimony Prioritizes U.S.-Armenia Economic and Military Partnership WASHINGTON—In testimony submitted Wednesday to the Senate panel drafting the Fiscal Year 2019 foreign aid bill, the Armenian National Committee of America called for a targeted $70 million aid package that would fund de-mining and rehabilitation in Artsakh, im...
2018-03-01 13:35:03
‘Nagorno Karabakh Must Be the Primary Subject of Peace Process’ Say Prominent International Scholars
BRUSSELS—On February 27 the European Parliament deputies Michèle Rivasi (Verts/A LE) and Lars Adaktusson (EPP) hosted a public debate featuring prominent international scholars and diplomats who examined developments in international law, the status of the negotiations, and recommendations for achieving a peaceful resolution of the Nag...
2018-03-01 13:34:15
Sumgait Pogrom Plotters Have Not Been Punished, Says Nalbandian
GENEVA—Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, in remarks delivered Tuesday at the 37th Session of the UN Human Rights Council, said that those who plotted the savage Sumgait pogrom of Armenians 30 years ago have not been punished. He also said that Armenia will be presenting a resolution on the genocide prevention to mark the 70t...
2018-02-28 11:37:00
ABA’s Amerian and Ashvanian Appointed to Judicial Bench
The Armenian Bar Association announced that two of its stalwart members—Michael Amerian and Amy Ashvanian– have been appointed as judges to the California Superior Court in Los Angeles. Their appointments were announced on February 27, 2018, in a press release issued from Governor Brown’s office, which included Michael’s and...
2018-02-28 11:36:22
AYF Youth Corps Application Deadline Extended!
The New Deadline is March 15. Apply to AYF Youth Corps 2018 today! GLENDALE—The application for the 2018 Armenian Youth Federation Youth Corps summer program has been extended from March 1 to March 15. AYF Youth Corps is a six-week program in Armenia, of which five weeks are dedicated to hosting summer camps for youth ages 9-16, and one wee...
2018-02-28 11:35:36
Armenia School Foundation Marks 15 Years of Dedicated Work
GLENDALE—Armenia School Foundation (ASF) USA announced the completion of 33 new projects, making 2017 as one of the most successful years of operation since its founding in 2003. Through the dedication and hard work of its board members, ASF surpassed its mission of striving to provide comfortable and safe learning environment by providing ne...
2018-02-28 11:34:27
ANCA Engages Treasury Secretary on U.S.-Armenia Tax Treaty
Secretary Mnuchin Stresses Need to Prevent Double Taxation on Trade and Investment LOS ANGELES—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, during a World Affairs Council event in Los Angeles Monday, had a constructive exchange with Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Raffi Hamparian about the mutual benefits of a U.S.-Armenia Double Tax T...
2018-02-28 11:33:27
Erdogan, a Menace to the World, Should be Stopped Before it’s Too Late
BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has become a major danger to his own nation as well as many others. His actions and statements in recent years should seriously worry his neighbors and the entire world. The last tyrant ignored by the international community was the genocidal butcher Adolf Hitler who unleashed World War I...
2018-02-28 11:32:21
AYF Alumni Reunion to Feature Onnik Dinkjian & Legendary Lineup
MONTEBELLO— The much-anticipated Armenian Youth Federation Alumni Reunion, set for Saturday, March 10, will feature a legendary lineup of headlining entertainers for the evening: Onnik Dinkjian, John Berberian, Hachig Kazarian, Ara Dinkjian, and George Bilezekjian. The event will take place at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral’s B...
2018-02-27 12:22:07
Asbarez Exclusive: An Interview with L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian
LITTLE ARMENIA–Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian sat down with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian Thursday and discussed a myriad issues including the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation movement, future plans for the Shushi-Los Angeles Friendship City project, affordable housing in Los Angeles, the rise in homelessness in th...
2018-02-27 12:21:14
ANCA Welcomes Australia’s NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian to Washington
Hosts Leadership Meeting and Community Reception Honoring Visiting Premier WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) rolled out an Armenian red carpet for New South Wales (NSW) Premier Gladys Berejiklian during her visit to Washington, DC as part of Australia’s largest ever trade delegation to the United States. Dur...
2018-02-27 12:19:49
Hundreds Gather to Honor Legacy of George Mardikian with Gala
MONTEBELLO — Hundreds gathered at Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral’s Bagramian Hall on Saturday, February 10, as the Armenian Displaced Persons (“DP”) Community reunited to honor the legacy of humanitarian, philanthropist, and visionary George Mardikian. “The evening was filled with laughter, tears, fond memori...
2018-02-27 12:18:54
DC Community Marks 30 Years of Artsakh Resistance and Resilience
WASHINGTON—The Greater Washington Armenian American community – led by the Armenian National Committee of Greater Washington and the Armenian Youth Federation Washington Ani chapter – rallied Subday in Soorp Khatch Church and on the streets of our nation’s capital to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Artsakh’s struggle...
2018-02-27 12:17:12
Master presents Armenian national costumes through dolls (PHOTOS)
For over 45 years, costume- and doll-maker Martuhi Sargsyan presents Armenian national costumes of different regions and times through doll-making. Sargsyan, who has been honored with the title of National Master, noted that when creating these costumes she studied the works of ethnographers and specialists. Also, the master depicts Armenian peop...
2018-02-26 10:14:30
2-story building flattened in explosion in England
A two-story building has collapsed as a result of the explosion that occurred in a food shop in Leicester, England, according to The Daily Mail newspaper of the country. The shop is situated on the first floor of the building. But the explosion has no connection with terrorism, reported Sky News TV. Also, it publicized photos and a video from the...
2018-02-26 10:13:42
Turkish general: We must solve Kurdish issue
Turkish army general Ismail Hakki Pekin said it is necessary to solve the Kurdish issue. “We will have no chance to live peacefully on these lands until we solve the Kurdish issue,” general said on air of Turkish television. One of the Kurdish users of social networks left a comment reminding of “solution” to the Armenian ...
2018-02-24 13:58:53
Nikki Haley: US ramping up pressure on North Korean regime
U.S. permanent representative at UN, Ambassador Nikki Haley said Washington is ramping up the pressure on the North Korean regime. “The U.S. Mission to the UN submitted today a list of designation proposals to the UN Security Council’s 1718 North Korea Sanctions Committee aimed at shutting down North Korea’s illicit maritime smug...
2018-02-24 13:57:35
Azerbaijan violates ceasefire 300 times past week
STEPANAKERT. – The Azerbaijani side breached the ceasefire along the Line of Contact between the Karabakh and Azerbaijani opposing forces around 300 times from February 18 to 24. During this time the Azerbaijani armed forces fired more than 3,000 shots toward the Karabakh military positions, and from shooting weapons of different calibers, t...
2018-02-24 13:56:16
58-year-old man killed in Armenia car crash
YEREVAN. – A 58-year-old man was killed in a car accident in Lori region last night. Police said the VAZ 21099 vehicle went off the road and fell into a deep ravine. The body of 58-year-old Hrant Gevorgyan was found in the car, Shamshyan.com reported. According to experts, the man died several hours before the arrival of rescuers. It was al...
2018-02-24 13:54:53
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