Armenia Looks to Supply Gas from Turkmenistan

  YEREVAN (A.W.) – Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan met with the ambassadors of Iran and Turkmenistan to Armenia, Seyed Kazem Sajadi and Muhammed Niaz Mashalov, in Yerevan on Jan. 9, with the purpose of deepening economic ties and launching trilateral cooperation. Armenian Prime [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 1 Comment

Agos Newspaper Targeted for Use of Birthright Armenia Logo

  ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Istanbul-based bilingual Armenian weekly newspaper AGOS​ was recently targeted by Goksel Gulbey, the head of the Turkish ASIMDER group (Uluslararası Asılsız Ermeni İddialarıyla Mücadele Derneği/“Association that Struggles Against International Baseless [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Former Syunik Governor Resigns from RPA Post

  YEREVAN (A.W.)—Former Syunik provincial governor Suren Khachatryan, who was dismissed from his duties in October 2016, resigned as the leader of the regional branch of the Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) on Jan. 9. Suren Khachatryan Ruben Tadevosyan, a senior RPA official in Yerevan, [more...]

January 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

Aram I Arrives in Aleppo; Addresses Armenian Community

Catholicos Aram I: ‘The Aleppo-Armenian Community Remains and Will Continue to Thrive’ ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia visited Aleppo on Jan. 5, accompanied by a Catholicostate delegation, reported Aleppo based Armenian news outlet Kantsasar. [more...]

January 5, 2017 // 2 Comments

Deadly Explosion Hits Izmir

At Least Two People Dead, Several Injured IZMIR, Turkey (A.W.)—At least two people were killed in a car bombing on Jan. 5 outside a courthouse in Izmir. The bombing led to a gunfire exchange between those responsible and Turkish authorities, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported. The [more...]

January 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

Catholicos Aram I Meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus

DAMASCUS, Syria (A.W.)—Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia in Damascus on Jan. 4, reported Syria’s Sana news agency. During the meeting, which was also attended by the Catholicosate’s delegation, Catholicos Aram I offered congratulations to [more...]

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Astronomers in Armenia Make New Discovery

  BYURAKAN, Armenia—Astronomers from the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory in Armenia have discovered a strong outburst of the embedded young stellar object (YSO) designated UKIDSS-J185318.36+012454.5. The researchers presented their discovery in a paper published on Dec. 30 on the arXiv [more...]

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

Catholicos Aram I to Visit Aleppo During Christmas

ANTELIAS, Lebanon—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia will visit Aleppo during Christmas, press office of the Cilician Catholicosate reported. The visit will be Catholicos Aram I’s first to the city, since beginning of the Syrian Civil War. Catholicos Aram I The [more...]

January 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

New Year’s Shooting Leaves 39 Dead in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Thirty-nine people were killed in a terror shooting in Istanbul at the Reina nightclub early on New Year’s Day. At least 69 others were left injured. An ongoing manhunt to find the gunman who stormed into the nightclub and began opening fire with an AK-47 automatic rifle [more...]

January 2, 2017 // 3 Comments

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