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U.S. Seeks Extradition of Turkish American Lobbyist Arrested in Armenia - Armenian News By MassisPost

A spokeswoman for Armenia’s Office of the Prosecutor-General, Arevik Khachatrian, told the Armenpress news agency on Wednesday that it has received a formal extradition request from U.S. law-enforcement authorities. She did not say when the Armenian side will respond to it.


Armenia National Day

This year brought remarkable changes to Armenia. The peaceful popular movement that transformed the government has ushered in an exciting new chapter of Armenian history. I look forward to working with the people and government of Armenia as you seek to build strong democratic institutions, tackle c


Armenia vows to respond in kind to Azerbaijan

An Armenian contract soldier was killed in Azerbaijan's cross-border fire in Tavush province on Wednesday, September 19. According to preliminary information, the serviceman, Haykaz Matevosyan (b. 1980), received a gunshot wound in the neck. Matevosyan died on the way to the military hospital.


Armenia: Still On a Revolution High

I remember the scowl of disappointment on my face on our driveaway from the only functioning commercial at airport in the small country, Zvartnots International. The road out of the airport was darker and a bit bumpier than what I was used to and what I expected. I remember making a comment to my da


10 reasons why we love Armenia at the Eurovision Song Contest

Over the summer, wiwibloggs has been running a series taking a look at all of the 43 countries currently participating in the Eurovision Song Contest and some of the reasons why we love them. Our tour has taken us around Europe and today we touched down in Yerevan, the final stop in our journey.


Azerbaijan Fires at Armenia from Nakhichevan

YEREVAN—Azerbaijani forces continued targeting villages in Armenia proper, with Armenia’s Defense Ministry reporting that on Saturday evening, Azerbaijani forces fired at the direction of Areni village from Nakhichevan.


Russia, Azerbaijan Improve Relations Amidst Centrifugal Tendencies in Armenia - Jamestown

Recent weeks and months have seen at least five key developments that appear to demonstrate a renewed rapprochement between Baku and Moscow: First, on July 1, a group of high-profile Russian public figures, members of parliament (MP) and experts visited Azerbaijan’s village of Jojug Marjanli (Çocuq


ANC-WR Delegation Discusses Collaboration with Armenia’s  IT Sector

The ANC-WR delegation with the First Deputy Minister of Transport, Communication, and IT


Israeli Minister of Defence visits Georgia and Azerbaijan, skips Armenia. Why?

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman visited Georgia and Azerbaijan, meeting with the countries’ leaders, defence ministers and heads of special service units.


EU praises Armenia’s human rights ombudsman - Emerging Europe

In a new report looking at the freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, presented during the ongoing OSCE high-level conference in Warsaw, the European Union has praised the work of the Armenian Human Rights Ombudsman’s Office, and the positive role of its staff in monitoring the many peaceful ral


Armenia to raise minimum pension by 60 per cent - Emerging Europe

Armenia’s government announced on September 17 that it plans to increase pensions by 60 per cent from January 1, 2019. According to the new bill, the new basic pension will be 25,500 drams (approximately 52.50 US dollars), which the government claims will be enough to top the threshold of food pover


Award-Winning Documentary about Armenian Genocide to Screen in Watertown on Oct. 7 - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

WATERTOWN — In a regional premiere, the award winning documentary “Crows of the Desert – A Hero’s Journey through the Armenian Genocide” (“Crows”) will play at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertownon October 7, at 4:30 p.m.


Understanding Armenia’s Syrian Gamble - Jamestown

Following bilateral closed-door talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow, on September 8, Armenia’s interim Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan told journalists that Russia and Armenia would soon launch a “joint humanitarian mission” in Syria (Azatutyun.am, September 8). The operation, appa


Armenia Fighter Beats Ax-Murder Safarov’s Sister in International Competition

Safarova is the sister of ax-murdere Ramil Safarov, who, in 2004 murdered Armenian officer 25-year-old Gurgen Margaryan during a NATO training program in Budapest, Hungary.“I dedicate my victory to the memory of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan,” Karapetyan said on Facebook.


New Director of Armenian Genocide Museum Appointed - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

YEREVAN (PanArmenian.net) — Prof. Harutyun Marutyan has been elected as the new director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute (AGMI), acting director Hayk Demoyan announced in a Facebook post on Friday, September 14.


Bittersweet Observations on Independence Anniversary - The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

Until September 21, 1991, the last Armenian independent state was in Cilicia, which fell victim to the Mamelukes in 1375. Its ruler, King Leo VI, was taken as a captive to Egypt. Ever since then, Armenians had been seeking to re-establish a sovereign homeland, with many leaders advancing the idea of


Revolution from the Balconies - Los Angeles Review of Books

I RECENTLY CAUGHT the start of a revolution that swept Armenia’s autocrat from power and replaced him with an opposition newspaper founder. It started as a mass demonstration and, had it been crushed, it might have hardly been remembered. More striking was that it was completely nonviolent. Also, it


New legislation on bribing voters in Armenia

Voter bribery is commonplace in Armenia, with some voters even demanding rewards for their vote. Those who intend to win these votes resort to paving roads, write-off debts and do other favours in addition to simply paying them large sums of money. The new government which came to power after the pe


Members of Congress Urge Governor Brown to Sign Legislation Requiring CalPERS and CalSTRS to Divest from Turkish Assets - Armenian News By MassisPost

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff and eight colleagues in the California congressional delegation sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown to urge him to sign AB 1597, legislation passed by the state legislature which would require the California Public Retirement System (CalPERS) and the Califo


Allbritton and Fries Centers Host Asya Darbinyan for Talk on Revolution in Armenia

Asya Darbinyan of Clark University visited campus to deliver a lecture on the peaceful grassroots revolution that disrupted established power structures in Armenia from April to May 2018.This lunchtime talk on Thursday, Sept. 13, was hosted by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and t