Monthly Archives: December 2010

Here and There

The Armenian Observer newsweekly completed 40 years of publication and proceeding ahead into the future with the commitment to the readers and the public at large. We think we are doing a fair job by covering the important news and … Continue reading

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House Adjourns Without Genocide Vote; Cong. Schiff Vows to Reintroduce the Legislation

PASADENA — Rep. Adam Schiff vows to reintroduce the legislation next year when Republicans control the House. Despite a last-minute push from Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and others, Congress adjourned for the year last Wednesday (December 22) without voting on … Continue reading

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Eduardo Eurnekian to Organize Tribute to Armenian Genocide Survivors Worldwide

NEW YORK — Together with the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Argentine businessman of Armenian Eduardo Eurnekian has decided to organize a tribute to the Armenian Genocide Survivors Worldwide. The board of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation at its headquarters in … Continue reading

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New Hrazdan Power Plant Set For Launch in April

By Emil Danielyan YEREVAN — The Armenian government announced last Tuesday the impending end of the two-decade long constriction of a new major thermal-power plant located in the central town of Hrazdan. Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisian said … Continue reading

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Writer Stepan Alajajian Passed Away at Age 86 in Los Angeles

GLENDALE — Writer Stepan Alajajian passed away in the hospital on December 22 following illness. He was born in Aleppo, Syria in 1924, immigrated to Armenia in 1946, and graduated from from Yerevan State University in 1951. He also studied … Continue reading

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Lawsuit: Land Under U.S. Airbase Stolen by Turkey During Armenian Genocide

Armenian Americans Seek Reparation from Turkish Government and Two Leading Turkish Banks on Land Seized LOS ANGELES — Descendants of Armenian genocide victims on December 15 filed a lawsuit in U.S Federal Court against the Turkish government and two leading … Continue reading

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UAF’s 158th Airlift Delivers $7.3 Million of Aid to Armenia

GLENDALE — The United Armenian Fund’s 158th airlift arrived in Yerevan on December 18, delivering $7.3 million of humanitarian assistance. For this flight, the UAF itself collected $6.8 million of medicines and medical supplies donated by various charities, including AmeriCares … Continue reading

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Only 6% Call Armenian Media Free

YEREVAN – The Armenian mass media are somewhere between partially free and constrained. Chairman of the Armenian Committee for Protection of the Freedom of Speech Ashot Melikian said at a press conference. “Media freedom in Armenia scores 58.64 points, which … Continue reading

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Armenia to Get Its First Sukhoi Superjet 100 Next February

YEREVAN — Armenia is expecting its first Sukhoi Superjet 100 aircraft in February next year as the Russian airplane maker Sukhoi Civil Aircraft (SCA CJSC) intends to deliver 17 Superjet 100 aircraft before the end of 2011. SCA CJSC has … Continue reading

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Mayor Gagik Beglarian Resigns Over Assault; Justice Minister Gevorg Danielian Sacked

YEREVAN — Yerevan’s controversial Mayor Gagik Beglarian was forced to step down last Wednesday (December 08) after reportedly beating up a member of President Serzh Sarkisian’s staff. The resignation was announced by the Mayor’s Office just hours after Sarkisian effectively … Continue reading

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