Monthly Archives: January 2012

Osheen Keshishian Hospitalized

Dear Readers: On Friday January 20th, our Editor in Chief, Osheen Keshishian suffered a heart attack. He is in guarded condition and in the care of the best doctors. The last printed edition of the Armenian Observer dated January 25th … Continue reading

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Armenian Opposition Furious with Council of Europe Official

By Astghik Bedevian Leaders of the two opposition parties represented in Armenia’s parliament accused a top representative of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) pf blatant pro-government bias after meeting him to discuss the political situation in the country. … Continue reading

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Hrant Dink’s Son Reveals New Evidence in Father’s Case Through Software

ISTANBUL – The latest revidence submitted to the case investigating the murder of Hrant Dink, the late editor-in-chief of the Turkish-Armenian Agos Weekly, was found through the efforts of the journalist’s son, Arat Dink, who developed a software program that … Continue reading

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Valerie Boyer Visited Armenian Genocide Memorial

MARSEILLES — Valerie Boyer, French deputy of the Unification for the people’s movement party, author of the draft of criminalization of the denial of the Armenian Genocide, visited memorial of Armenian Genocide victims in Marcel and put garlands on January … Continue reading

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Turkish Court Rules in Favor of Surp Pirgic Armenian Hospital

43,160 Square Meter Estate to be Returned By Verihan Ziflioglu ISTANBUL — an Istanbul court has ruled in favor of the Surp Pirgic (Sourp Perguich) Armenian Hospital Foundation to impose an interim injunction over foundation lands that had been expropriated … Continue reading

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Iran’s Private Sector to Invest in Two Energy Projects $571 Million

TEHRAN — Iran private sector consortium will invest $571million in tow projects in Armenia for commissioning the third power transmission like from Armenia to Iran and boosting the Aras River hydroelectric power plant capacity to 1.7 giga watts per year, … Continue reading

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Turkish Hackers Target French Websites Before Genocide Vote

Patrick Devedjian’s Website Hacked Web Hacking is Illegal in Turkey ISTANBUL — Turkish hackers are threatening to unleash a wave of cyber attacks against French websites after lawmakers in Paris voted to approved a law that would ban the denial … Continue reading

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The AGBU Buenos Aires Theater Group Named Krikor Satamian

BUENOS AIRES — The AGBU South America District has decided and named the Buenos Aires Theater Group Krikor Satamian in honor of the renowned actor/director Krikor Satamian who has served the Armenian and American Theater for over 50 years. Satamian … Continue reading

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2.5% Inflation Recorded in Armenia’s Market Dec. 2011

YEREVAN — 2.5% inflation rate was recorded in Armenia’s consumer market in December compared to November 2011. During the reported period, prices for foodstuff (including alcohol and cigarettes), non-foods totaled 4.4% and 0.5% respectively, with 0.1% increase in tariffs for … Continue reading

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Children of Armenia Fund Holiday New York Gala Raised $14 Million

Celebrities Come Out in Force to Support Village Children NEW YORK — The year ended in a positive atmosphere for the children of Armenian Fund as $1.4 million was raised at a gala in New York. The annual Holiday Gala … Continue reading

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