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The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund worldwide Telethon 2015 raises $10,378,465 in pledges and donations.

Telethon 2015 Raises $10,378,465 for Artsakh Families

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund worldwide Telethon 2015 raised $10,378,465 in pledges and donations. The amount raised will be used to construct single-family homes for families in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) who have five children or more and lack adequate housing. There are already 466 families [more...]

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments


Russia Considers Severe Economic Sanctions on Turkey over Jet

Erdogan Refuses to Apologize, Denies ISIS Support Following Turkey’s downing of a Russian military jet on Nov. 24, relations between the two countries are tense, with Russia considering imposing severe economic sanctions on Turkey. Turkish warplanes shot down a Su-24 Russian military aircraft [more...]

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

NSS released video showing the weapons cache

Armenia NSS: Criminal Gang Uncovered, 19 Arrested

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia uncovered a criminal gang in Yerevan’s Nork Marash district on Nov. 25.  According to a statement released by the NSS, the criminal organization was spearheaded by 34-year-old Arthur Vardanyan, an Armenian national living in Spain [more...]

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Selahattin Demirtas

Demirtas Unharmed after Apparent Assassination Attempt

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—The co-leader of Turkey’s leftist Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas, was unharmed after a suspected assassination attempt on Nov. 22. An HDP spokesperson said that the rear window of Demirtas’s bullet-proof car was hit by a bullet on Sunday [more...]

November 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

The aftermath of the attack in Bourj el-Barajneh, which claimed the lives of 43 people

ISIS Terror Attacks Shake Paris, Beirut (UPDATED)

Lebanese Foreign Minister: Paris and Beirut Attacks Are Connected; Both Countries Stand as Symbols of Diversity, Freedom of Speech, and Religion A series of coordinated attacks were carried out in the French capital of Paris and its northern suburb Saint-Denis on the evening of Nov. 13. The [more...]

November 16, 2015 // 16 Comments

Lavrov and Nalbandian in Yerevan (Photo: Photolure)

Lavrov Criticizes PACE on Karabagh

Says OSCE Co-Chairs Are the Authorized Mediators of Karabagh Conflict YEREVAN (A.W.)—Russian Foreign Affairs Minister Sergei Lavrov, in a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Edward Nalbandian in Yerevan on Nov. 9, said that the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe [more...]

November 10, 2015 // 2 Comments

Ilham Aliyev (Photo:

EU, Opposition Groups Criticize Azerbaijani Elections

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s ruling party won a landslide victory in the country’s Nov. 1 parliamentary elections, which were largely boycotted by the main opposition parties. According to Azerbaijan’s Central Election Commission, Aliyev’s Yeni Azerbaijan party won 70 seats [more...]

November 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The crashed Antonov cargo plane (Photo: Charles Lomodong/AFP)

Five Armenian Nationals Killed in South Sudan Plane Crash

JUBA, South Sudan (A.W.)—A cargo plane crash-landed on Nov. 4 near South Sudan’s airport shortly after taking off, killing at least 36 people on board and on the ground, including five Armenian citizens, according to reports. The Armenian embassy in Egypt has confirmed that five of the six [more...]

November 4, 2015 // 1 Comment

The overturned bus (Photo: RT)

Moscow-Yerevan Bus Crash Kills at Least 8

TULA, Russia—A passenger bus carrying 59 passengers and traveling from Moscow to Yerevan was involved in a tragic accident in the Uzlovsky district in the Tula province of Russia on Nov. 3. The crash, which happened at approximately 2:10 a.m., claimed the lives of at least eight passengers and [more...]

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The head of a polling station board in Ankara holding up a ballot for observers and other board members to verify during counting in Turkey's early parliamentary elections, Nov. 1, 2015 (Photo: OSCE/Thomas Rymer)

AKP Regains Parliamentary Majority, OSCE Criticizes Atmosphere of Fear

Three Armenians Re-Elected to Parliament Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Photo: Nanore Barsoumian) ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—On Nov. 1, with about 49.4 percent of the votes in Sunday’s snap elections, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) regained its [more...]

November 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

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