Artsakh Votes for New Constitution, Officially Renames the Republic

NKR Renamed ‘Artsakh Republic’ as it Adopts New Constitution, Moves to a Fully-Presidential System of Government STEPANAKERT, Artsakh— Following the constitutional referendum in the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) on Feb. 20, the NKR Central Electoral Commission (CEC) [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 8 Comments

Speaker of Artsakh’s Parliament Meets with U.S., Canadian Observers

  STEPANAKERT, Artsakh—The Speaker of the Republic of Artsakh’s parliament Ashot Ghoulyan received referendum observers Andreas Borgeas (U.S.), Gail Pellerin (U.S.), Karin MacDonald (U.S.), and Jim Karygiannis (Canada). Artsakh permanent representative to the U.S. and Canada Robert [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Aliyev Appoints Wife as Azerbaijan’s Vice-President

BAKU, Azerbaijan (A.W.)—Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev appointed his wife Mehriban Aliyeva as the country’s Vice-President on Feb. 21, in a move that has been widely criticized as way for Aliyev to tighten his grip on power in the country. According to a statement released on [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 3 Comments

Trouble in the Heritage Party as Members Quit

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Kapan regional chapter of Raffi Hovhannisian’s Heritage Party (Zharangutyun) has demanded that its candidates be excluded from running for parliament, RFE/RL’s Armenian service reported on Feb. 21. This change in the dynamics of the party comes in light of the [more...]

February 21, 2017 // 1 Comment

Nineteen-Year-Old Armenian Serviceman Killed Under Unclear Circumstances

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army serviceman Lernik Osyan (b. 1998) sustained a fatal gunshot wound at around 11:45 a.m. on Feb. 18, under still-unclear circumstances. According to a press statement released by the NKR Defense Ministry, the incident [more...]

February 18, 2017 // 2 Comments

Egoyan Invested as Companion of the Order of Canada

OTTAWA, Canada (A.W.)—On Feb. 17, world-renowned Canadian-Armenian film director Atom Egoyan was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada—one of the highest honors the Canadian government bestows to its citizens—by His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston, Governor General of [more...]

February 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

NKR Serviceman Dies of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

  STEPANAKERT, NKK (A.W.)— Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR/Artsakh) Defense Army serviceman Garegin Argamanyan (b. 1997) died on Feb. 17 after being accidentally poisoned by carbon monoxide. According to the NKR Defense Ministry’s press service, Argamanyan was poisoned at a battery-charging [more...]

February 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

Armenian Serviceman Dies in Bulldozer Accident

YEREVAN (A.W.)—An Armenian Armed Forces T-170 bulldozer rolled into a gorge while clearing roads leading to a military unit on Feb. 16 at around 3 p.m., killing Armenian serviceman Garegin Minasyan. According to the Investigative Committee of Armenia, a criminal case has been filed regarding [more...]

February 16, 2017 // 1 Comment

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