Monthly Archives: September 2012

ADB Grants $250 Million to Armenia to Upgrade its North-South Corridor

YEREVAN – The project will be undertaken in three phases. Phase I involves improvements on 38km stretch of road between Yerevan and Ararat. The road segment will be upgraded to a four-lane highway, which will feature barriers, road lightning and … Continue reading

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Donors Contribute $147,000 for Syrian Armenian Relief Fund

GLENDALE – The first fundraiser by the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) was held on September 19, 2012, at the Phoenicia Restaurant in Glendale. Over 100 people attended the event including representatives of the leadership of the organizations, which make … Continue reading

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President Obama Congratulates Armenian Independence

“Dear Mr. President, I extend my warmest wishes to you and the people of Armenia as you celebrate national day on September 21. As Armenia enters its 22nd year of independence, the relationship between our countries and our peoples is … Continue reading

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John Mirak Foundation Grants AMAA $300,000

PARAMUS, NJ — The Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) was recently named recipient of a grant $300,000 from the John Mirak Foundation of Arlington, MA. This contribution will be used to provide support for the construction of the Khoren … Continue reading

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Primate Abp. Aghan Baliozian Passed Away at 66 in Sydney, Australia

The Armenian church in the Diaspora has lost one of its most eminent leaders with the death of Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia and New Zealand. Baliozian had been in poor health … Continue reading

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Gordon: U.S Dissatisfied and Shocked with Baku

WASHINGTON – Philip Gordon, the U.S Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, told Radio Free Europe that official Washington is still concerned and disappointed with Budapest’s decision to extradite Ramil Safarov. Gordon added that Washington is worried about … Continue reading

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EU Parliament Condemns Azerbaijan for Freeing Axe-Killer Ramil Safarov

The European Parliament condemned Azerbaijan late on Thursday for pardoning and giving a hero’s welcome to the Azerbaijani army office who axed to death an Armenian colleague in Hungary more than eight years ago. In a special resolution, the European … Continue reading

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Dink Convict Yasin Hayal Will “Not be Released” for Time Spent Under Arrest, Hurriyet Says

ISTANBUL – Yasin Hayal, who is currently serving a life sentence for his role in the assassination of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, will not be released since the local court finalized his case before his fifth year in prison ended, … Continue reading

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Daily Journal has Named Garo Mardirossian as Top 100 California Lawyers

By Pat Broderick Civil rights cases are often personal injury disputes in which people’s constitutional rights have been violated, Mardirossian said. “Coming from people who have been persecuted over the centuries, I wanted to do what I could do to … Continue reading

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Spanish Firm Starts 550 Kilometer Armenian Highway Upgrades

By Anush Mkrtchian A Spanish construction company launched on Thursday the first phase of a multi-million dollar government project to upgrade Armenia’s main highways stretching more the 550 kilometers to neighboring Georgia and Iran. The Madrid based group Isolux Corsan … Continue reading

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