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Vehicles parked inside a police compound in Yerevan seized by opposition gunmen (Photo: Photolure)

Armed Group Takes Medics Hostage at Seized Yerevan Police Station

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—Gunmen affiliated with a radical opposition group have taken medical personnel hostage in their continuing standoff with the Armenian authorities, police said on July 27. Vehicles parked inside a police compound in Yerevan seized by opposition gunmen (Photo: Photolure) The [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 8 Comments

The Armenian Weekly

Job Opportunity: Assistant Editor (English)

The Hairenik Association is seeking a full-time Assistant Editor for the Armenian Weekly English-language newspaper. Responsibilities include providing editorial assistance, writing daily news items, contributing articles, and providing administrative and research support. A bachelor’s degree in [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

The site of the Quba Mere Diwane Yazidi temple at Aknalich, (Photo: Maxim Edwardsacquisition)

Largest Yazidi Temple to Be Built in Armenia

YEREVAN (A.W)—A new Yazidi temple—what is being called the biggest of its kind in the world—is being built approximately 22 miles outside of Yerevan, in the village of Aknalich. The temple, which will be named Quba Mere Diwane, will be built from Armenian granite and Iranian marble and will [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 4 Comments

Egypt's Parliament (Photo: Middle East Eye)

Over 300 Egypt MPs Call on Parliament to ‎Recognize Armenian Genocide

CAIRO, Egypt (Ahram)—Independent Egyptian Member of Parliament (MP) Mostafa Bakri said that ‎he and 336 MPs have called on the Egyptian Parliament ‎to approve a draft resolution in favor of ‎recognizing the death of 1.5 ‎million Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman state in 1915 as a [more...]

July 27, 2016 // 2 Comments

Thousands of demonstrators marched in Yerevan on the evening of July 25, in support of the armed opposition group, which continues to occupy a Yerevan police station since July 17.

Thousands March Through Yerevan in Support of Armed Group

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Thousands of demonstrators marched in Yerevan on the evening of July 25 in support of the armed opposition group that continues to occupy a Yerevan police station since July 17. Protesters marched from near the seized police station to the city center and back, chanting slogans [more...]

July 25, 2016 // 3 Comments

Sarkisian (L) and Sefilian (R)

President Sarkisian Ready to Meet with Jailed Sefilian

Armenia’s National Security Service: ‘Individuals Voluntarily Backing Away from a Crime Can Be Exempted from Criminal Liability’ YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian President Serge Sarkisian is ready to meet with imprisoned opposition leader Jirair Sefilian according to Vitaly Balasanian, a [more...]

July 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Armenian serviceman Arsen Arakelyan was killed by Azerbaijani fire along the NKR LoC on the morning of July 23.

One Armenian Serviceman Killed, Another Wounded by Azerbaijani Fire

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Armenian serviceman Arsen Arakelyan was killed by Azerbaijani fire along the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (Artsakh/NKR) Line of Contact (LoC) on the morning of July 23. An investigation into the details of Arakelyan’s death are currently underway, according to a press [more...]

July 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

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