Monthly Archives: January 2017

Ken Nahigian Heading Donald Trump’s Transition Team

The following article appeared on the Wall Street Journal, January 18, 2017 By Rebecca Ballhaus Vice President-elect Mike Pence named Ken Nahigian, who until November was registered as a lobbyist, to head the Trump transition team, raising questions about whether … Continue reading

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Glendale City Councilman Ara Najarian Elected to Transportation Board

City Councilman Ara Najarian was recently elected to two key transportation positions for Los Angeles County ahead of long term plans to improve transit south of the Ventura (134) Freeway. On January 5th, Najarian was re-elected to represent the North … Continue reading

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Gladys Berejiklian Elected Premier of New South Wales State

Gladys Berejiklian was elected Premier of Australasia’s largest state of New South Wales (NSW) following the resignation of Mike Baird. Australia’s New South Wales Liberal Party met on the morning of January 23 to choose its new parliamentary party leader, … Continue reading

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HDP MP Garo Paylan Temporarily Suspended from Parliament Over ‘Genocide’ Comment

A Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker was temporarily suspended from the Turkish Parliament on January 13th for using the word “genocide” in reference to the Word World I mass killing of Ottoman Armenians in 1915, during heated discussions on changes … Continue reading

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Armenian Assembly Highlights Policy Issues for Secretary of State Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C — As the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to consider President Elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Nominee, Mr. Rex Tillerson, former Exxon Mobil CEO, the Armenian Assembly of American highlighted key policy issues in a letter sent … Continue reading

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Hearing on Hrant Dink Murder Case Resume in Istanbul

10th round of hearings of Dink murder case continued in Istanbul. Friends of Hrant group was in front of the court house. Agos reports. The case on the murder will continue until Friday (January 20) and Ali Fuat Yilmazer will … Continue reading

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“CSTO Calls Azerbaijani Diversionary Incursion Against Armenia “Provocation

The Russia controlled Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) expressed on December 29, its deepest concern over an armed incident reported near the Armenian village of Chinari on the border with Azerbaijan on the morning of December 29. CSTO Secretary General … Continue reading

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Armenian Civil Aviation Sends Cooperation Proposals to More than 40 Airline Companies

Sergey Avetisyan, the head of Armenia’s Civil Aviation Department, said that his agency has sent cooperation proposals to more than 40 airlines, mostly in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Speaking to reporters, Avetisyan said the agency has received answers … Continue reading

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Close to $200 Million Direct Investments Expectede to Come to Armenia in 2017

Suren Karayan, Armenian economic development and investments minister, speaking at a news conference, said that $150 to $200 million is expected to come to Armenia in 2017 as direct foreign investments. He said that direct foreign investments in Armenia totaled … Continue reading

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