Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hrant Dink’s Murderer Sentenced to 22 Years in Jail

Hurriyet Daily News ISTANBUL — The murderer of Armenian journalist Hrant Dink Ogun Samast was sentenced to over 22 years in jail in Istanbul’s Juvenile Court, yet Dink’s friends say that now it is tie to punish the real criminals … Continue reading

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$1 Million Bequest of Garabed Nazarian Renovated Kapan Pediatric Department

KAPAN – Thanks to a U.S $1 Million grant bequeathed by British-Armenian benefactor Garabed Nazarian, the Hayastan All Armenian Fund is carrying out a complete renovation of the Kapan Medical Center’s Pediatric Department, located in Armenia’s Syunik Region. Within the … Continue reading

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Muhammad Rifat Al-Iman Awarded Foreign Ministry Medal

CAIRO — Armenian Foreign Ministry signed a decree to award Professor / Doctor Muhammad Rifat Al-Iman, a renowned Egyptian historian, scholar in Armenian and Genocide studies, with the medal of Armenian Foreign Ministry for his contribution to Armenian culture and … Continue reading

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Marie Claire Travel Magazine Dedicates 20 Pages to Armenia

The Italian edition of the famous Marie Claire Travel magazine has published a large 20 page article about Armenia titled “Where the stones breathe: Pilgrimage to the heart of Christian Armenia” (Dove la pietra respira. Peregrinazione nel cuore dell’Armenia Crisitiana). … Continue reading

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Vahkn Hovnanian: He Couldn’t Import Wood from Russia Because Others Hampered Him

YEREVAN — “Monopolies in Armenia are hampering the expansion of business in Armenia and hurting the growth of small businesses,” said Vahakn Hovnanian, well known Armenian businessman from New Jersey, USA, during a press briefing in Yerevan, Armenia. Speaking to … Continue reading

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Some Scholars to Sue Taner Akcam for Singling Out Names of Those Receiving Bribes

ISTANBUL — Leading Turkish historian on controversial Turkish-Armenian history, Taner Akcam is being taken to court in the US for singling out several Turkish and American academics for Armenian nationalist attack. “Armenian Genocide issue is an extremely political field, yet … Continue reading

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Georgian Parliament Amended Law to Detriment of Armenian Church

TBLISI — Georgian Parliament on Tuesday session amended the Civil Code that partially eliminates the legal status, which had been previously granted to some religious communities including the Armenian Apostolic Church. According to new amendments, religious communities have to register … Continue reading

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Why Armenian-Turkish Protocols Are Not on the Agenda? Clinton Asks

During her visit to Ankara, US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, held a meeting with Kemal Kilicdaroglu, Chairman if the opposition Republican People’s Party (RPP). The Hurriyet daily reports that among the issues on the meeting agenda was also the … Continue reading

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Ruben Vardanyan Finances $100 Million International School in Armenia

DILIJAN – The construction of an international school worth $100 Million was started in the Armenian resort town of Dilijan, its mayor, Armen Santrosian, told a news conference. The International School Dilijan is a charitable private project without government funding. … Continue reading

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World Bank to Provide $200 Million to Armenia

YEREVAN — The World Bank will provide more than $200 million to Armenia as additional financial assistance for post crisis recovery and solution of low income families’ problems in 2012 and 2013, Jean Michel Happi, Head of the WB Yerevan … Continue reading

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