Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan greets Armenia's President Serge Sarkisian at Stepanakert's airport on Nov. 13. (Photo courtesy of

Artsakh, Armenia React to Downed Helicopter

Minsk Group, State Department Comments Fall Short of Assigning Blame to Azerbaijan Special for the Armenian Weekly STEPANAKERT (A.W.)—A day after Azerbaijan downed an Artsakh Mi-24 helicopter near the line of contact and declared Artsakh’s airspace a no-fly zone, Armenia’s President Serge [more...]

November 14, 2014 // 34 Comments


Minsk Group Co-Chairs Express ‘Serious Concern’ Over Downed Helicopter

(A.W.)—Following news of the downing of an Artsakh Mi-24 helicopter by Azeri forces, the Minsk Group Co-Chairs—Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, James Warlick of the U.S., and Pierre Andrieu of France—expressed “serious concern” over the attack. “We regret the loss of life and express [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 23 Comments


Azerbaijan Shoots Down NKR Air Force Helicopter, Casualties Reported

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Azerbaijani Armed Forces shot down an Artsakh Air Force Mi-24 helicopter on a training flight on Nov. 12. The helicopter was engaged in military training exercises near the contact line. The incident took place at 1:45 p.m. local time, the press service of the Nagorno [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 22 Comments

A bomb exploded in front of the Armenian Prelacy building in Aleppo on Nov. 8, killing an employee.

Aleppo Prelacy Employee Killed in Bombing

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—A bomb exploded in front of the Armenian Prelacy building in Aleppo on Nov.8, killing an employee. A bomb exploded in front of the Armenian Prelacy building in Aleppo on Nov. 8, killing an employee. The bomb was thrown by terrorist groups, reported the Syrian-Armenian [more...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Armenian team during a practice on Nov. 11 - Photo courtesy of the Football Federation of Armenia

Soccer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal Welcomes Armenia to the Algarve

Special for the Armenian Weekly European championship qualifying is set to continue on Fri., Nov. 14, as Armenia travels to Estádio Algarve in the southern city of Faro, Portugal, to take on a red hot Cristiano Ronaldo and company in what is shaping up to be a vital fixture for both teams. Ronaldo [more...]

November 10, 2014 // 1 Comment

Armenian American candidates on the federal, state and local level victorious at the Nov. 4 elections

Over 95 Percent of ANCA Endorsed Candidates Win Seats in Congress

WASHINGTON—Months of intensive voter registration efforts and grassroots campaigning contributed to significant Congressional victories for pro-Armenian American issues candidates during Tuesday’s mid-term elections, with over 95 percent of Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) [more...]

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Proud, angry, they all shouted slogans such as 'Political solutions for Kurdistan,' 'Erdogan, murderer,' and 'Stop fascism in Turkey.' (Photo by Fiona Guitard)

Anger Turns to Protest Against Erdogan’s Visit to France

Special for the Armenian Weekly PARIS (A.W.)–French President François Hollande received Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Oct. 31. Erdogan decided to fly to Paris after Hollande’s decision to support the Kurds in the ISIS attack on Kobani was made clear. Around 40 people congregated [more...]

November 1, 2014 // 5 Comments

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