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Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian met with representatives of the ARF for consultations on proposed constitutional reforms, on Aug. 26 (Photo: President.am)

ARF Representatives Meet Sarkisian, Discuss Constitutional Reforms

YEREVAN—Armenia’s President Serge Sarkisian met with representatives of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) for consultations on proposed constitutional reforms, on Aug. 26.  Member of the ARF Bureau and head of the party’s political affairs Armen Rustamyan, ARF parliamentary faction [more...]

August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

Smoke from armed clashes between Turkish soldiers and Kurdistan Workers’ Party fighters in the district of Lice last week. (Photo: EPA)

Turkey, U.S Agree to Coordinate Operation against ISIS amid Turmoil

Demirtas: Not Only the HDP, but the Whole of Turkey Wants Peace Turkish and U.S. military officials have concluded talks that resulted in an agreement regarding the cooperation of the two countries on efforts against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), reported the Associated Press (AP). [more...]

August 25, 2015 // 10 Comments

A delegation representing the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia held a requiem service at the site of the historic Sis Catholicosate on Aug. 22

Historic Requiem Service Held at Sis Catholicosate

A delegation representing the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia held a Requiem Service at the site of the historic Sis Catholicosate on Aug. 22, according to the press office of the Holy See. The service was held in memory of the deceased Catholicoi who lived and served at the Sis [more...]

August 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Annual Pilgrimage and Mass at Akhtamar Postponed

VAN, Turkey—The annual pilgrimage and Mass at the Holy Cross Armenian Church on Van’s Akhtamar Island—originally scheduled for Sept. 3—has been postponed indefinitely, due to security concerns, reported Agos. The Holy Cross Armenian Church on Van’s Akhtamar Island The Armenian [more...]

August 24, 2015 // 1 Comment

Mark Moogalian (Photo: The Telegraph)

Armenian American Helped Stop French Train Attack

A 51-year-old Sorbonne professor, Armenian-American Mark Moogalian, has been identified by the UK’s the Telegraph daily as the first passenger to tackle gunman Ayoub El-Khazzani on Aug. 21 aboard the Amsterdam-Paris train. Mark Moogalian (Photo: The Telegraph) During the high-speed train ride, [more...]

August 24, 2015 // 50 Comments

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Turkey MP: Is Erdogan Trying to Drag Turkey into a Civil War?

“Is the palace trying to drag Turkey into a civil war?” asked Idris Baluken, a parliamentarian from the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) during a press conference in Diyarbakir on Aug. 20, reported Hurriyet daily. Idris Baluken (Photo: Cumhuriyet) Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip [more...]

August 20, 2015 // 5 Comments

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Businessman Ruben Hayrapetyan Accused of Violent Assault

Ruben Hayrapetyan, a notorious Armenian businessman and president of the Football Federation of Armenia (FFA), this week was accused of assaulting Arsen Avetisyan, a majority shareholder of Air Armenia, the largest airline in the country. Ruben Hayrapetyan According to RFE/RL’s Armenian service [more...]

August 18, 2015 // 22 Comments

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