Monthly Archives: October 2012

U.S Navy Chief Mabus Discusses Growing Defense Ties with Armenia

YEREVAN – Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian and the visiting U.S Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus praised growing military cooperation between Armenia and the United States after holding talks in Yerevan Monday October 29th. Both men said defense links between … Continue reading

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Hayastan All-Armenia Fund Launches 15th International Telethon Campaign

GLENDALE — Wednesday October 10, 2012 marked the launch of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 15th International campaign. The live 12 hour program is set to air internationally in Thanksgiving Day, November 22 from Glendale, California. Religious and community leaders, as well … Continue reading

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Congressional Award Gold Youth Medal Goes to Elyse Harabedian

WASHINGTON, D.C – Elyse Harabedian was honored in Washington D.C, by earning the Congressional Award Gold Medal – Congress’ highest award for youth. She was among 252 other students across the United States who were presented with the award during … Continue reading

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Opening of Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Matenadaran Held in Holy Etchmiadzin

HOLY ETCHMIADZIN – An imposing huge multi-million dollar building was officially opened in Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia, on Thursday, October 18. It was the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Matenadaran (Repository of ancient manuscripts, books, artifacts, documents related to Armenian and non-Armenian … Continue reading

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Armenian Nuclear Plant to Operate Until 2026

By Tigran Avetisian Armenia needs more than a decade to replace the aging nuclear plant at Metsamor by a new facility and will therefore keep it operating until 2026, ten years longer than planned, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen … Continue reading

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Prominent Armenian-American Lawyers Call Upon US Government to Issue Visa Waivers for Syrian-Armenians

GLENDALE – Four Prominent Armenian-American Lawyers, all former or current public officials at the federal, state, and local level, have called upon the United States Government to issue visa waivers for Syrian-Armenians. Vartkes Yeghiayan, former assistant director of the Peace … Continue reading

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Ameriabank Recognized Best Issuing Bank in Europe and Central Asia

YEREVAN — The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has recognized Ameribank CJSC the Best GTFP (Global Trade Finance Program) Issuing Bank for Energy Efficiency in Europe and Central Asia, the press service of Ameriabank told ArmInfo. The award ceremony took place … Continue reading

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Russia Invested $3 Billion in Armenia Economy Over the Past 20 Years

YEREVAN – Russia has invested in Armenia’s economy over $3 billion over the past 20 years. Russia’s Minister of Transport, co-chairman of the Armenian-Russian intergovernmental economic commission, Maxim Sokolov said last Friday. “Directed investments totaled nearly $2.5 billion,” he said … Continue reading

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Misuse of Public Funds in Healthcare Sector in Armenia

By Sargis Harutyunuan An oversight body at the Armenian Ministry of Finance has reported revelations suggesting a large scale misuse of public funds in the healthcare sector allegedly committed under the previous minister whose political party quit in the ruling … Continue reading

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Armenia Plane en Route to Aleppo Searched in Turkey

Today’s Zaman and Reuters ISTANBUL – Turkey grounded an Armenian plane flying to the Syrian city of Aleppo and searched its cargo on Monday, in the latest move to prevent its airspace form being used to supply the Syrian military. … Continue reading

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