The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU), which is the world’s largest Armenian non-profit organization, hopes its new learning tool, WebTalks, will encourage a “more informed international dialogue” around topics in Armenian Genocide studies.
Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan paid tribute to the Armenians who fought and achieved victory against Nazi Germany in World War II as well as defended the independence of Nagorno Karabakh decades later in his message released on the occasion of Victory and Peace Day marked on May 9.
The young widow of Hrach Galstyan, a 25-year-old senior lieutenant of Nagorno-Karabakh’s Defense Army who was killed in action a month ago, gave birth to a baby girl in her native city of Gyumri on Friday morning.
The recent attack on an ethnic Armenian member of the Turkish parliament has sparked an outcry in Armenia and its Diaspora, with many seeing it as another manifestation of racism and xenophobia in Turkey.
Garo Paylan, a Turkish-Armenian legislator from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), says he was targeted in a brawl in the Turkish Parliament on Monday for being Armenian.
A spokesman for Armenia’s Defense Ministry has denied media reports about planned mobilization in the country in connection with the situation at the borders with Azerbaijan and in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Armenia’s Special Investigation Service (SIS) has launched a criminal case in connection with the offshore activities of Armenia’s former chief of the Service for Mandatory Execution of Judicial Acts (SMEJA) Mihran Poghosyan who resigned from his post last month following a global scandal dubbed Panama Papers, SIS spokesperson Mikayel Aharonyan informed ArmeniaNow.
The ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) and its allies that dominate the Armenian National Assembly on Thursday ensured a first-reading passage of a new electoral bill that had earlier become a subject of heated discussions in and outside the legislature.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s threat to expel Armenian nationals from his country is “nothing less than a confession that even a century after the Armenian Genocide the thinking of the Turkish leadership has not changed,” Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan has charged.
A working group has been formed to assess the needs and social problems of families of servicemen who died as a result of a four-day war in Nagorno-Karabakh in early April, Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Artem Asatryan told Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan during a cabinet meeting today.