Western Diocese Reaffirms Support of ABMDR’s Life-Saving Mission

On Sunday, August 15, Diocese churches will observe Prayer Day for the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry. LOS ANGELES— Archbishop Hovnan Derderian, Primate of the Western Diocese, renewed the Diocese’s long-standing partnership with the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry reaffirming its strong support of the Registry’s life-saving mission. Archbishop Derderian conveyed his support during a meeting with a delegation of […]

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Armenian Chess Master Beats Azeri Rival to Advance in Championships

Armenian Grandmaster Haik Martirosyan spoke to the World Chess Federation, known as  FIDE, about his win against Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan on Tuesday and his expectations from the FIDE World Cup. Martirosyan, former under-16 world champion, and currently Armenia’s number seven player eliminated world’s number six player, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Round 3 on Tuesday. In the first game, Mamedyarov, playing with […]

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Ankara’s Posturing on Occupied Cyprus, Russian Missiles Angers U.S.

The United States threatened Turkey with new sanctions if it again purchases weapons from Russia. At the same time Secretary of State Antony Blinken called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s calls for the independence of the Turkish-occupied North Cyprus “provocative.” The United States will impose additional unilateral sanctions on Turkey if it continues to acquire large military equipment and systems […]

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Defense Ministry Calls for International Reaction to Baku’s Aggression

Armenia’s Defense Ministry on Wednesday said that it expects that Armenia’s allies will have a “clear reaction” to violations and aggression by Azerbaijan. Speaking to foreign military attachés accredited in Armenia, Levon Ayvazyan, the head of the defense policy and international cooperation department of the defense ministry, presented a briefing about Azerbaijan’s encroachments on Armenia’s sovereign border, most recently, the […]

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Russia Welcomes EU’s Mediation Effort in Karabakh Talks

Russia is ready to welcome the mediation efforts of European Union countries in the Karabakh negotiations, if they contribute to the implementation of the existing agreements, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Wednesday, according to the TASS news agency. “If mediation efforts bring stability and help in the implementation of existing agreements, then they can only be welcomed. In general, work […]

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Menendez Presses State Department on Section 907 Waiver, Ankara-Backed Mercenaries

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair Bob Menendez expressed concern about the Biden Administration’s waiver of Section 907 restrictions on U.S. aid to Azerbaijan, during a confirmation hearing for Dr. Karen Donfried nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, the Armenian National Committee of America reported in a social media post. “The Azerbaijanis are now […]

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Prof. Barlow Der Mugrdechian Donates Computer Lab to Artsakh State University

FRESNO—Professor Barlow Der Mugrdechian has donated a computer lab to Artsakh State University (ArSU) in Stepanakert, Artsakh. The lab, comprising eleven computers and monitors, will give students internet access and the ability to conduct research in various fields. Artsakh State University Rector Dr. Armen Sargsyan expressed his appreciation on behalf of the university for the donation. ArSU is opening its […]

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Yerevan Expects Concise International Response on Baku’s Aggressive Conduct

The intensifying situation on the borders of Armenia and Azerbaijan, especially the most recent shootings directed toward Armenia’s Yeraskh border region, prompted the Armenian Foreign Ministry to invite diplomats accredited in Armenia to a meeting on Tuesday. Welcoming the diplomats to the foreign ministry was Armenia’s acting foreign minister Armen Grigoryan, who emphasized Azerbaijan’s encroachment on Armenia’s sovereign territory, beginning […]

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Putin Tells Aliyev to Find ‘Compromise Solutions’

President Vladimir Putin of Russia told his Azerbaijani counterpart Ilham Aliyev to find “compromise solutions” and stressed the importance of mutual concessions. He made the remarks during a meeting with Aliyev in the Kremlin on Tuesday. “Resolving the situation in the region remains one of the most important issues,” Putin said as he welcomed Aliyev to the Kremlin. “The compromise […]

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Yeraskh Leader Wounded from Azerbaijani Gunfire

U.S., E.U., France Voice Concern over Border Disturbance at Yeraskh Azerbaijani forces continued their aggression against Armenia’s Yeraskh border region and late Monday night the leader of that community, Radik Oghikyan, was wounded as a result of Azerbaijani gunfire. The director of Ararat province hospital Arayik Sardaryan said Oghikyan sustained injuries to his arm and was transported late at night […]

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