Turkısh Prime Mınıster: “We understand what the Armenians feel…but”

Ahmet Davutoğlu, Turkey’s Prime Minister, released a statement today that Turkey “remembers with respect the innocent Ottoman Armenians who lost their lives and offers its deep condolences to their descendants.”

President Sargsyan Receives New Argentine Ambassador

Sargsyan congratulated Urriolabeitia on his appointment and wished him success ın carryıng out hıs mıssıon in Armenia.

Armenia's Parliament Passes Resolution Urging Worldwide Genocide Recognition

Armenia’s parliament today unanimously adopted the following resolution calling on parliaments around the world to recognize ad condemn the 1915 Armenia Genocide.

Five Minutes with Serj Tankian

This virtual interview was conducted with artist/activist Serj Tankian just as he was about to hit the stage with System of a Down in Moscow. The band has been on the road as part of the Wake Up The Souls tour to raise global...

Europe: Rights Groups and Governments Respond to Huge Migrant Boat Death Toll

Up to 700 migrants were killed when their boat capsized late on Saturday night in what has been called the Mediterranean’s worst tragedy in living memory.

Notes on the Centennial

For several weeks now I’ve been trying to put into words what the centennial of the Armenian Genocide means to me personally, and how I am either directly or indirectly affected by that holocaust. Would I have existed had the...

“Dasaran” Educational Program Beyond The Borders of Armenia

On April 14, 2015 in Boston, MA the founders of New Generation School NGO presented “Dasaran” educational program, its aims and objectives, achievements and upcoming projects to the local Armenian community.

Nazik Armenakyan’s “Survivors” Photo Exhibit Opens on April 21 in Yerevan

The exhibit, creates over the past decade, showcases archival photos, eye witness accounts, and portraits of Armenian Genocide survivors.

Father Doesn’t Blame Doctors for Death of Six Month Old Girl: Just Wants the Truth

Little Nareh died six months later, on March 14, 2015 at the Gyumri Mother and Child Hospital after being diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus.

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Country's 'Most Dangerous Organized Crime Group' Jailed

A court in Bosnia and Herzegovina has delivered a prison sentence of 40 years to an organized crime kingpin who murdered five people including a pregnant woman, whom he buried in decorators' plaster.

Loose Lobbying Laws Leave EU Governments Prone to Corruption, Says Report

Unfair and opaque lobbying practices have left governments in the European Union (EU) prone to corruption, according to a report released by watchdog Transparency International (TI).

Nagorno-Karabakh joins European Union political structures

This membership represents the first EU structure ever accessed by any Karabakhi political institution or body.

World Bank Project Displaces 440 People in Armenia According to ICIJ Investigation

In addition to the above project, the ICIJ claims that another three World Bank (WB) projects in Armenia have been cited as having confirmed or possible displacement between 2004 and 2013. (The WB doesn't have information on...

Uzbekistan: More Than A Million Forced to Harvest Cotton in 2014, says NGO

More than a million people were forced to work on cotton fields in Uzbekistan during last year’s harvest season under harsh conditions in which 17 people died, according to a damning report by a rights group.

Ukraine: Yanukovych Ally Shot to Death

An ally of the former President Yanukovych, Oleg Kalashnikov, was found dead at his home in Kiev on Wednesday evening.

1st and 2nd Issue of Foreign Currency Denominated Bonds by ARMSWISSBANK Placed at NASDAQ OMX Armenia

On April 16, 2015 placement of the first and the second issues of foreign currency denominated bonds by “ARMSWISSBANK” CJSC took place at NASDAQ OMX Armenia.

PEN to Give Press Freedom Award to Jailed Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

The investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was jailed in Azerbaijan in December, will be awarded the PEN American Center’s prestigious Freedom to Write Award.

Lake Sevan Fish Farming Outfit Gets VAT Payment Deferment

The Armenian government today extended the deadline, by which Sevan Ishkhan CJSC must pay VAT on goods imported between April 15, 2015-December 31, 2016 exceeding 200 million AMD in value, to April of 2018

Bottoms Up! Yerevan Municipality Spends $62K on Brandy and $3,180 on Fancy Glasses

One June 3, 2014, the Yerevan Municipality signed a deal with the Yerevan Cognac Factory to buy 28.8 million AMD (US$62,000) of the Armenian produced brandy.

European Parliament Reaffirms its Recognition of Armenian Genocide

On April 15, the European Parliament once again passed a resolution recognizing the 1915 Armenian Genocide and called on Turkey to come to terms with its past.

Serj Tankian Presents "100 Years" Commemorative Video

Some of you have already heard the composition “100 Years” that I co-composed with my good friend John Psathas.

Update on U.S Government Assistance Cuts to Armenia

The U.S. Embassy would like to announce some anticipated changes to its assistance budget for FY2015, which would take effect October 2015.

Why Aren’t Textbooks Sent From Armenia Reaching Schools in Javakhk?

The textbook issue hit the pages of the press after teachers at Javakhk Armenian schools said they hadn’t received material sent from Armenia. The press then chimes in that the books were being held up at the Georgian border.

United Kingdom: Criminal Gang Jailed for £10 million Fake Viagra Scheme

Members of an organized criminal group that made at least £10 million (US$ 14.7million) from selling fake Viagra have been jailed.

Sargsyan Hosts EDB Chairman: Bank OK's US$150 Million North-South Road Credit

Yesterday, EDB and the Armenian government signed an agreement on the provision of an investment credit from the ACF to finance the construction of the North-South road corridor (Phase 4). The credit totals US $150 million and...