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Germany's Merkel Set To Visit Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to visit the Caucasus states of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan following her meetings outside of Berlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

RFERL.ORG - 2018-08-17 18:00:00

OPEN LETTER: To the Prime Minister of Armenia on the Welfare of the LGBTQ+ Community - The Pride LA

I sent a letter to several members of your staff a few weeks ago, prior to visiting Armenia, but I did not get a response; so I am writing this open letter, hoping that your will read it and give it careful consideration. With our help, the future of Armenia is in your hands.

THEPRIDELA.COM - 2018-08-16 17:28:00

Armenia’s Most Curiously Profitable Asset Could Be the .AM Domain

Upon gaining independence from Britain in 1978, the tiny, Polynesian island-country of Tuvalu, with a population slightly higher than that of the Vatican, found itself isolated from most of the World’s markets. The nearest country, Fiji is over 1,000 km away, and round-trip flights cost upwards of $

ARMENIANWEEKLY.COM - 2018-08-16 19:55:11

Kocharian Re-Enters Political Arena in Armenia

Kocharian, once again, sat down with Yerkir Media’s Gegham Manukyan, his second since being charged, and said that he had no other choice but to enter the political arena, because he believes that the current government is too inexperienced to traverse what he called the complicated geopolitical rea

ASBAREZ NEWS - 2018-08-16 16:17:25

Code 3 Angels Continues Training Programs in Armenia and Artsakh

Code 3 Angels is a non-profit organization founded in 2016 to bring emergency medical services skills and training, including but not limited to CPR and first aid, to people in developing nations such as Armenia as well as underprivileged communities throughout the United States.

ASBAREZ NEWS - 2018-08-16 16:14:17

Armenia's Ex-President Sarkisian To Be Questioned Over 2008 Crackdown

"Serzh Sarkisian will be questioned as well," Khachatrian said, adding that the procedure "will be decided by an investigator on the basis of the necessity to investigate the criminal case and expediency of implementing concrete investigative activities."

RFERL.ORG - 2018-08-16 13:18:00

Kyrgyzstan exported 4 goods items to Armenia for only $71,400

AKIPRESS.COM- Kyrgyzstan exported goods to Armenia in the amount of $71,482 from January-May 2018, the Eurasian Economic Committee data showed.

AKIPRESS.COM - 2018-08-16 13:15:00

Screen dreams: inside Armenia’s Soviet cinemas and the fight to save the country’s film heritage

Shortly before his death in 1990, perhaps the greatest Armenian director explained that he had not one but three motherlands: “I was born in Georgia, worked in Ukraine, and I’m going to die in Armenia.” Sergei Parajanov, Armenian cinema’s iconoclastic and much-loved father figure, was right in his p

CALVERTJOURNAL.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated ceasefire 87 times throughout the day_ using large-caliber machine guns.

Military unitsof the armed forces ofArmeniaviolated ceasefire 87 times throughout the day, using large-caliber machine guns.Armenian armed forces, located inBerkabervillage ofIjevanregion andAygedzorvillage ofBerdregion subjected to fire the positions of theAzerbaijan Armylocated in Gizilhajili vill

RADIO EGYPT - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Czech company planning to build 30-50 MW geothermal plant in Armenia

Since 200i, the program for the development of alternative energy sources in Armenia is implemented. The goal of the program is to reduce dependence on energy imports. One of the main points of the program is the erection of geothermal power plants, with Armenia’s partner being the International Ban

THINKGEOENERGY.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Q&A: Why Armenia is rolling out diaspora bonds for development

NEW YORK — Armenia’s vast diaspora, estimated at 7-10 million people worldwide, is far larger than the resident population of this small, post-Soviet nation. The new Armenian government is now planning to leverage the support of its diaspora community for long-term, sustainable development work.


‘Consider me back’ says former Armenian President

‘Consider me back’, former President Robert Kocharyan replied when asked if he was returning to Armenian politics in an interview with Armenian TV stationYerkir Mediaon Thursday. Kocharyan, who is awaiting trialchargedwith ‘breaching the constitutional order’, put his decision down to the ‘inexperie

OC-MEDIA.ORG - 2018-08-17 16:35:49

Artisan “Master Classes” Hope to Draw Travelers into the Armenian Countryside

A small group of European travelers gather around Rusland Torosyan at his home in Armenia's lakeside Martuni Village, where the cheesemaker is showing them how to make motal, a natural goat cheese that's been prepared in the same traditional method for at least 5,000 years. Torosyan is one of a smal

SMITHSONIAN - 2018-08-17 14:03:48

100 Days: Walking A Fine Line, Armenians Still On 'Revolution' High

The 43-year-old prime minister and former journalist Pashinian called on Armenians to mark his first 100 days in office by returning on August 17 to Republic Square in central Yerevan, where tens of thousands rallied to protest against corruption and cronyism, forcing the ouster of Sarkisian in May.

RFERL.ORG - 2018-08-17 12:02:00

Armenia's c.bank keeps refinancing rate unchanged at 6 pct

YEREVAN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Armenia’s central bank said on Tuesday it had decided to keep its key refinancing rate unchanged at 6 percent.Armenia’s consumer prices were down 1.2 percent in July in month-on-month terms, but rose 2.3 percent year-on-year. (Reporting by Hasmik Mkrtchyan; writing by Mar


How an Armenian Family Survived a Pogrom in Baku

“Life is a like parachute; it keeps you waiting until it opens up, and all the way through you are filled with hope!”

ASBAREZ NEWS - 2018-08-16 12:28:44

Armenia Hostage to Iran-America Standoff - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Armenia had hardly regained domestic peace as a result of the Velvet Revolution, when urgent foreign policy issues began amassing on its borders. Constant threat of war with Azerbaijan is already a permanent problem against which Armenia has taken the appropriate measures, and it has survived such t


Tankian Reflects on First 100 Days of ‘Unique and Inspiring’ Revolution

LOS ANGELES—As the people in Armenia prepare to mark the 100th day of culmination of the “Velvet Revolution,” when Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan took office, it is worth reflecting back on the events that led to that monumental change and assess the events that have shaped the narrative of the New

ASBAREZ NEWS - 2018-08-16 16:20:50

Teach for Armenia: Emerging Europe's Young Empowerment Initiative of the Year - Emerging-Europe.com

With education of the utmost importance, and teachers responsible for developing the minds and the emotional maturity of future generations, it is no surprise that Teach for Armenia (TFA), whose slogan is ‘Shaping Armenia’s future one classroom at a time’ wonEmerging Europe’s2018 award forYoung Empo


Armenia appeals court releases former president Robert Kocharian from custody

According to Kocharian’s lawyer, Ruben Sahakyan, the court’s decision hinged on article 140 of Armenia’sConstitution[text, PDF]. Specifically, the constitution declares that: “during the term of his or her powers and thereafter, the President of the Republic may not be prosecuted and subjected to li