Turkey Says Activists, Amnesty International Director Must Remain in Jail

Amnesty Secretary General: ‘Today We Have Learned That Standing up for Human Rights has Become a Crime in Turkey’ ISTANBUL, Turkey—An Istanbul court ordered that six human rights activists detained on July 5—including the director of Turkey’s Amnesty International office—must remain in [more...]

July 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

French-Armenian Georges Képénékian Elected Mayor of Lyon

LYON, France (A.W.)—According to preliminary reports, Georges Képénékian was elected Mayor of Lyon—France’s second-largest city—on July 17. Georges Képénékia Képénékian’s candidacy was proposed by former mayor Gerard Collomb, who was appointed as the country’s Interior M [more...]

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Armenia Looks to Buy More Russian Arms

YEREVAN (A.W.)— According to Armenia’s Finance Minister Vardan Aramyan, Armenia is discussing the possibility of receiving another loan, which would be spent on buying Russian weapons, reported RFE/RL’s Armenian service. The Armenian military demonstrates the Russian Iskander missile [more...]

July 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Azerbaijan Rejects Uber-Yandex Partnership Because of Armenian CEO

BAKU, Azerbaijan—Azerbaijan refuses to cooperate with NewCo, a company formed as the result of a merger of Uber and Yandex Taxi, Baku Transport Agency spokesperson Mayis Agiyev told Sputnik Azerbaijan on July 17. Yandex and Uber announced the founding of the new company on July 13, (Photo: The [more...]

July 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

Two Armenians Injured in Egypt Knife Attack

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Two Armenian citizens were wounded in a knife attack at a hotel in the Egyptian city of Hurghada. According to several reports, an unknown assailant attacked tourists in the Hurghada hotel on July 14, killing two female tourists and injuring four others. A photo shared on Twitter [more...]

July 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

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