Monthly Archives: April 2011

US Department of State Concerned Over Abscence of Pluralism in Armenian Media

On April 8, 2011 the Bureau of Democracy, Human rights and Labor at the US Department of State has published the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The 2010 Human Rights Report notes that the Armenian government does not … Continue reading

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Steve Odabashian to Run for Philadelphia City Council

PHILADELPHIA — Steve Odabashian, a 41 year old attorney and entertainer, is in the midst of a very competitive election campaign for a Republican at-large seat on Philadelphia city council At-Large. Councilmen represent all of Philadelphia as opposed to a … Continue reading

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Court Orders Freeze Yerkir Newspaper’s Assets

YEREVAN — The assets of Yerkir newspaper were frozen and an investigation has been launched per a court order issued Wednesday. The newspaper’s editor said this action was an effort infringe on press freedoms. The court ruling resulted from a … Continue reading

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$1.7 Billion Required to Solve Water and Sewage Problems

YEREVAN — solution of problems in Armenia’s water supply and sewage systems will require about $1.7 billion, Garik Khachatrian, deputy chairmen of the State Committee for Water Management of the Ministry of Territorial Administration, said today. “The situation with water … Continue reading

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Hasan Cemal, Grandson of Cemal Pasha, Apoligizes for the Genocide

UCLA — Thursday, March 31, 2011, will remain in the annals of the Los Angeles Armenian community as a historic day, full of tension, apprehension, excitement, some optimism, generally a tense situation, nevertheless also a nigh tot ponder about positive … Continue reading

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Argentine Judge Rules Turkey Committed Genocide. Orders Help for Descendant

BUENOS AIRES — an Argentine judge said “the Turkish state committed the crime of genocide against the Armenian people” between 1915 and 1923, reported Agence France Presse. The ruling last Friday also says Turkey should help an Armenian descendant living … Continue reading

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US Issued Warning to Turkey Before Dink’s Assassination

Recently leaked WikiLeaks cables reveal that the United States warned Turkey of escalating anti-Christian hostilities inside the country back in 2005, the Turkish newspaper Hurriyet reported. Citing a cable published in Taraf newspaper, the Turkish publication says that US diplomats … Continue reading

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Joe Kellejian Elected Chairman of the Board of Directors of Coastal Rail Corridor (CRC)

The Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSAN) rail corridor agency recently selected Solana Beach Deputy Mayor Joe Kellejian chairman of its Board of Directors for 2011. Kelljian representes SANDAG on the LOSAN Board. “Deputy Mayor Kellejian brings a unique set … Continue reading

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