Monthly Archives: June 2017

$700 Million Invested by Vallex Group in Armenia’s Mining Industry

Vallex Group has invested more than $700 million in Armenia’s mining industry over the past two decades, Valery Mejlumyan, the president of the group, said last week when meeting with Suren Karayan, minister of economic development and investments. Vallex sent … Continue reading

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Armenia Rejected Israeli Offer to Buy Armament

Israel once offered Armenia a plan to purchase armament from its military arsenal, but Yerevan for some reason turned down the deal, a former member of the Knesset said, expressing his country’s readiness for cooperation and dialogue. “Armenia was really … Continue reading

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US Concerned Over Turkey’s Actions Against Opposition

The United States is concerned over Turkey’s actions against the opposition, U.S State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has said. “When asked to comment on the arrest of main opposition Republic People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul lawmaker Enis Beberoglu, Nauert said that … Continue reading

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California Legislature Allocates $10 Million For Human Rights Curricula, Including Armenian Genocide Education Training

SACRAMENTO — The California Legislature passed AB 97, the Budget Act of 2017, on June 15, allocates $10 million to support the History-Social Science curriculum framework, as well as regional training and professional development available for teachers and administrators with … Continue reading

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Will Corruption Be Lessened in Armenia? We Hope So

The Armenian National Assembly unanimously recently passed a law to establish an anti-corruption committee to investigate all kinds of illegal activities and, hopefully, punish the guilty. Former Minister of Justice, Arpine Hovhannisyan, now vice speaker of the Parliament, introduced the … Continue reading

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State Legislature Approves $3 Million for Armenian American Museum in Glendale

SACRAMENTO — The State Legislature voted to pass the 2017-2018 state budget with $3 million in new funding dedicated for the Armenian American Museum. The new funding is in addition to the previously approved $1 million for the project, bringing … Continue reading

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U.S Marshals Arrest Two Turks for Attack on Peaceful Protesters

WASHINGTON, D.C — United States Marshals arrested two Turks who attacked peaceful protesters last month in the nation’s capital, reported the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly). The Daily Caller and the State Department did not provide the names of the … Continue reading

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OSCE Minks Group Co-Chairs Discuss Issues Related to Armenia and Artsakh

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minks Group Co-Chairs recently met with Armenian and Artsakh leaders as part of their ongoing efforts to restart Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks. On June 10, the three Co-Chairs from the U.S-Russia, and … Continue reading

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Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchanges Moves Headquarters from Istanbul to Yerevan

During the extraordinary General Assembly meeting of the Federation of Euro-Asian Stock Exchange (FEAS) held in Tehran in the middle of May, it was decided to move the Federation’s headquarter from Istanbul, Turkey to Yerevan, Armenia. With the majority of … Continue reading

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Armenia-Italy Trade Was $160 Million Last Year

Through the initiative of the Development Foundation of Armenia, and within the framework of the first Armenian-Italian Intergovernmental Commission. The Armenia-Italy Business Forum was held in the Italian capital of Rome, in order to establish and strengthen bilateral investment and … Continue reading

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