Monthly Archives: April 2018

PM Sargsyan’s Decision to Resign Was a Good Step for the Good of Armenia

Following huge public demonstrations (more than 200,000 participants) for over a week in Armenia, Yerevan and various cities, against the nomination of Serzh Sargsyan as Prime Minister, the situation subsided and close to 400,000 marched for Victory, because Serzh Sargsyan … Continue reading

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Armenian PM Serzh Sargsyan Resigns After 11 Days of Street Protests by Some 200,000 Demonstrators

Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan said on April 23, he was resigning to help safeguard civic peace following almost two weeks of mass street protests that have plunged the impoverished Armenia into political crisis. Sargsyan, a close ally of Russian … Continue reading

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Councilman Paul Krekorian Led the LA City Council to Commemorate Armenian Martyrs Day

LOS ANGELES — On Wednesday, April 18, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krikorian led the City Council’s official commemoration of the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. During the year’s remembrance, Los Angeles honored prominent Armenian American educators to highlight … Continue reading

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United States Department of State About Serzh Sagsyan

The US State Department issued the following statement on April 23, 2018. “We thank Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan for his many years of service and his contributions to the strong U.S-Armenia partnership. We expect the democratic process to determine his … Continue reading

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Thank You, Vatican

The relations between the Catholic Church and the Armenian Apostolic Church are getting more cordial as the years go by, basically because of the Pope’s Christian spirit and camaraderie. Pope John Paul was the first Pope to visit Armenia at … Continue reading

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Pope Francis Consecrated the Bronze Statue of Grigor Narekatsi in the Vatican

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis consecrated the bronze statue of St. Gregory of Narek (Grigor Narekatsi), a 10th century poet and monk famed hero of the Armenian culture and Doctor of the Universal Church. The historic event was attended by … Continue reading

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Armen Sarkissian Sworn in as President of Armenia

YEREVAN — Armen Sarkissian took the Oath of Office of President of Armenia, midday on Monday April 9th at a special session of the Armenian Parliament held at the Karen Demirdjian Sports and Concerts Complex. He took the oath of … Continue reading

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Zareh Sinanyan Elected Mayor of Glendale for the Second Time

GLENDALE — On Tuesday, April 3rd, Glendale City Council elected Zareh Sinanyan as Glendale City Mayor replacing Vartan Gharpetian. The Mayor is elected by the City Council, which is composed of five members, four of them are Armenians. This is … Continue reading

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Israeli Minister Gilad Erdan Calls for Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has slammed Turkish President Erdogan, calling him “an anti-Semite,” and has urged to recognize the Armenian Genocide, the Jerusalem Post reported. Speaking on Army Radio, Erdan said that “it’s possible Israel should have acted against … Continue reading

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Assembly Offers Condolences to Halo Trust Family Who Lost Their Lives Cleaning Landmines

The Armenian Assembly (Assembly) extends its condolences to The HALO Trust family upon learning the news of the tragic loss of three HALO Trust employees, Pavel Akopov, Samson Avanesyan, and Marat Petrosyan, who died while clearing mines in Artsakh, as … Continue reading

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