Police Arrest Over 400 Opposition Protesters

YEREVAN (Azatutyun.am)—The Armenian police made more than 400 arrests on Tuesday as opposition supporters again blocked roads across Yerevan in continuing protests aimed at forcing Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to resign. Groups of protesters began the blockages at 8 a.m. local time in an attempt to disrupt traffic and step up pressure on Pashinyan’s government. Opposition leaders claimed to have […]

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Iran Willing to Swap Gas from Turkmenistan to Armenia

Iran’s Oil Minister Javad Owji has expressed his country’s readiness for swapping Turkmenistan’s natural gas to Armenia, the SHANA news agency reported. “Negotiations for gas swap from Turkmenistan to Armenia through Iran have started and soon due to high capacity of Iran’s gas distribution network will achieve good results in this regard,” Owji told Shana after meeting with Armenia’s Minister of Territorial […]

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A Downturn in Russia’s Economy Could Jeopardize Armenia’s Growth Potential, Experts Warn

Economic experts in Armenia are sounding the alarm on the potentially severe downturn in the Armenian economy as a result of the impact on the Russian economy because of the crippling Western sanctions. Hayk Bejanyan and Narek Karapetyan from the Amberd Analytical Center explored various scenarios, reported Armenpress. They said that the Russian ruble fluctuations, which is directly impacting the […]

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Biden Wants to Sell Arms to Turkey While Ankara is Undermining NATO

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN With each passing day, the Armenian-American community is getting increasingly disappointed with Pres. Joe Biden’s anti-Armenian actions. He has done more harm than good to Armenia’s interests. Last year, 24 hours before acknowledging the Armenian Genocide, Pres. Biden waived Section 907 of the U.S. Freedom Support Act, thus allowing the United States to provide various types of […]

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Artesia Presents Genocide Proclamation

The City of Artesia presented a proclamation to the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region during “Armenian Heritage Month,” recognizing the Armenian Genocide and in remembrance of the 1,500,000 victims. The City of Artesia took a firm stance last week with language in its proclamation. Artesia Mayor Melissa Ramoso gave a moving speech about her experience working as a Congressional […]

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Hundreds Receive Life-Saving Trauma Training Across Artsakh’s Martuni Region

Training Initiative Organized and Sponsored by the Tufenkian Foundation and Conducted by the Code 3 Angels MARTUNI, Artsakh—More than 230 people across Artsakh’s Martuni region received emergency medical and trauma training from April 29 to May 3. The training sessions, which were organized as part of the Tufenkian Martuni Healthcare Development Initiative, took place in the city of Martuni and […]

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Seven U.S. Lobbies Slam F-16 Sales to Turkey

The ANCA is continuing to rally support to block U.S. F-16 sales to Turkey. ANCA Rallies Community, Coalition Partners against Reckless Sale WASHINGTON—Seven leading U.S. advocacy groups, including the Armenian National Committee of America, have formally asked leaders of the Senate and House Foreign Affairs Committees and Armed Services Committees to reject a reported Biden Administration request to sell 40 […]

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CSTO Called Out for its Lackluster Response to Yerevan’s Appeal for Assistance

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday told a gathering of leaders of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, known as the CSTO, that Yerevan remains unhappy with the organization’s response last year when he appealed to the group for assistance when Armenia was attacked by Azerbaijan. Last May, Azerbaijani forces breached Armenia’s sovereign border and advanced their position onto Armenia’s Gegharkunik […]

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Pashinyan, Putin Hold Private Talks at Kremlin

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a private meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia in the Kremlin on Monday, following an all-day meeting with the leaders of the Collective Security and Cooperation Treaty. “We regularly keep in contact on all issues on the bilateral agenda and regional matters. However, there are always a lot of questions – this is obvious […]

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Yerevan Reveals Six-Point Proposal it Sent to Azerbaijan for Peace Talks

The illusive six-point plan presented by Yerevan to Baku as the basis for so-called “peace talks” with Azerbaijan was finally unveiled on Saturday, further angering opposition forces, whose protests calling for the ouster of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan are entering the third week. The existence of the six-point plan was revealed last week by Armenia’s National Security chief Armen Grigoryan, […]

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