Monthly Archives: March 2018

U.N Calls for Turkey to End State of Emergency, Halt Violations

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA – (Reuters) – The United Nations called on Turkey to end its 20 month old State of Emergency and accused Ankara of mass arrests, arbitrary sackings and other abuses that in some cases amounted to “collective … Continue reading

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Charges Dropped Against Eleven Members of Turkish President Erdogan’s Security Detail

Charges have been dropped against 11 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail that were accused of beating protesters in Washington, D.C. The Hill reported. Federal prosecutors made the decision to drop the charges against 11 of out … Continue reading

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Anne Kiremidjian, Earthquake Engineer, Receives John Fritz Medal

Anne Kiremidjian, earthquake, professor of civil and environmental engineering, has been awarded the 2018 John Fritz Medal. The award, presented by the American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES), recognizes one individual each year for scientific or industrial achievements in the … Continue reading

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Congressional Armenian Caucus Hosts Capitol Hill Reception for Artsakh President Sahakyan

Armenian Assembly Discusses U.S-Artsakh Relations with Artsakh President and Delegation in Washington, D.C WASHINGTON, D.C — Invited by the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan and his delegation are in Washington, D.C for a working visit, which … Continue reading

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Turkey: It Was “Not Nice” to Annul the Protocols

BAKU — It was “not nice” of Yerevan to annul diplomatic protocols that would normalize its relations with Ankara, a senior Turkish official on a trip to Baku as reported by an Azerbaijani news agency, according to Radio Free Europe. … Continue reading

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Glendale to Rename Downtown Street in Honor of Artsakh

A street in downtown Glendale will officially be renamed in honor of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakn). The Glendale City Council unanimously voted to begin the process of renaming Maryland Avenue between Wilson and Harvard Street to Artsakh street in honor of the … Continue reading

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Armenian Assembly Urges Support for Armenian Caucus Outlining Key Priorities for Fiscal Year 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C — On Wednesday March 7th, the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) urged support for the just released Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues letter outlining key aid priorities for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Caucus initiative comes as a … Continue reading

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Rep. Schiff Submits Statement of Congressional Record Honoring Victims of Sumgait Pogrom

Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice-Chiar of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, submitted a statement to the Congressional Record honoring the lives of those lost in the pogrom thirty years ago. Schiff’s full statement reads as follows: “Mr. Speaker, I … Continue reading

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Armenia Received $101 Million in Humanitarian Aid in 2017

By Diana Ghazaryan In 2017, some $101 million (AMD 48.781 billion) in humanitarian aid was sent to Armenia: 2.2 times more than in 2016. About $50 million of the total was in the form of chemicals and related manufactures. This … Continue reading

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Armen Sargsyan Elected New President of Armenia

Following the result of the vote held March 2nd, in the National Assembly of Armenia, the only candidate, Armen Sargsyan nominated by the ruling coalition, was elected the new President of the country. For the candidacy of Sargsyan, 90 MPs … Continue reading

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