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Nagorno-Karabakh - Karabakh Armenian special forces train as part of larges-scale military exercises, 13Nov2014.

Karabakh Armenian Army Reports ‘Preemptive’ Raids

Nagorno-Karabakh’s armed forces on Friday claimed to have killed seven Azerbaijani soldiers in two overnight commando raids which they said were aimed at thwarting fresh Azerbaijani ceasefire violations along “the line of contact.”

Armenia - Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian addresses an election campaign rally in Yerevan, 2May2013.

Tsarukian Quits ‘Active Politics’

Bowing to strong pressure from President Serzh Sarkisian, Gagik Tsarukian resigned as chairman of Armenia’s largest opposition party and announced his retirement from “active politics” on Thursday.

Armenia - Speaker Galust Sahakian addresses the National Assembly, Yerevan, 23Feb2015.

Armenian Constitutional Reform Back On Track

President Serzh Sarkisian is pressing ahead with a controversial constitutional reform that would transform Armenia into a parliamentary republic, parliament speaker Galust Sahakian said on Thursday.

Armenia - Export-bound brandy stored at a distillery in Yerevan.

Ruble Collapse Hurts Brandy, Wine Production In Armenia

After years of growth, production of Armenian brandy and wine, major export items mostly sold in Russia, has decreased considerably in recent months due to the sharp depreciation of the Russian currency, the ruble.

Armenia - Vartan Oskanian speaks at a Prosperous Armenia Party campaign rally in Yerevan, 2May2013.

Oskanian Also Leaves Key Opposition Party

Former Foreign Minister Vartan Oskanian on Thursday confirmed his decision to quit the Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK), pointing to its failure to achieve regime change in the country.


Europe’s Center-Right Urges Turkish Recognition Of Armenian Genocide

An alliance of Europe’s leading center-right parties has urged Turkey to recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire and “make restitution” to descendants of its 1.5 million victims.

No Talks Yet On New Armenia-EU Accord

Armenia and the European Union have still not started official negotiations on a new agreement to deepen their relations not contradicting Yerevan’s recent accession to a Russian-led alliance, a senior Armenian official said on Wednesday.

3 Shot Dead Outside Armenian Prison

Unknown gunmen shot and killed three men with alleged ties to the criminal underworld outside Armenia’s largest prison on Wednesday.

Tsarukian Set To Resign As Party Leader

The Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) on Wednesday gave more indications that Gagik Tsarukian will step down as its leader this week after backing away from a decisive showdown with President Serzh Sarkisian.


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Let’s Kick Genocide Denialist Bill Shuster out of Congress

I reported last week on the Armenian-American community success in securing cancellation of Los Angeles City’s $845,000 contract with the Gephardt Group, for lobbying on behalf of Turkey against adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by Congress.
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