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    Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian meets with the leaders of the Dashnaktsutyun party to discuss constitutional reform, Yerevan, 26Aug2015.

    Sarkisian, Dashnaks Reach ‘Tentative’ Deal

    President Serzh Sarkisian has reached a “tentative” power-sharing agreement with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK) announced on Wednesday.

    Armenia - An official opens a ballot box after the end of voting in a constitutional referendum, Yerevan, 6Dec2015.

    Armenian Civic Group Press For Anti-Fraud Safeguard

    The Armenian authorities must finally agree to publicize the names of voters participating in elections in order to eliminate a key source of electoral fraud in the country, about two dozen civil society groups said on Wednesday.

    Armenia - Russian troops hold an exercise at the Alagyaz shooting range, 10Feb2016.

    Russian Troops In Armenia Join Massive Drills

    The Russian military base in Armenia has been put on combat alert as part of its involvement in large-scale war games across southwestern Russia initiated by President Vladimir Putin amid continuing tensions with Turkey.

    Armenia - The Karen Demirchian Sport and Cultural Complex, Yerevan, 24April2005

    Government To Annul Another Sale Of Yerevan Arena

    The government is poised to annul a second privatization of Armenia’s largest sports and concert arena just five months after approving its $30 million sale to an obscure private company.

    Press Review

    “Haykakan Zhamanak” says that a further drop in international oil prices on Tuesday quickly put the Armenian dram under strong pressure, leading the Central Bank of Armenia (CBA) to sell more than $15 million in hard currency to prevent drastic exchange rate fluctuations.


    U.S. Intelligence Chief Warns Of Karabakh Escalation

    Azerbaijan’s current economic woes caused by falling oil prices may have heightened the risk of a further escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the top U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday.

    Yerevan Rejects OSCE Criticism Of Referendum

    The Armenian authorities dismissed on Tuesday criticism of their handling of a recent constitutional referendum voiced by election experts from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

    Swedish FM Discusses ‘Reforms’ In Armenia

    Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom stressed the importance of political and economic reforms for Armenia’s closer relations with the European Union when she visited Yerevan on Tuesday.

    U.S. Funds Armenian Anti-Corruption Drive

    Despite skepticism voiced by many civil society figures in Armenia, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has allocated $750,000 to support the implementation of the Armenian government’s latest plan to combat corruption.


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    Վիդեո Analyst Says Western Powers no Longer Treat Russia Like A Partner

    RFE/RL Senior Editor and Russia analyst Brian Whitmore says western leaders are “no longer pretending, that this regime is in any way, shape or form respectable."


    Վիդեո EU Expects No Outside Pressure On Armenia In New Negotiations

    The European Union believes the planned negotiations with Armenia on a new comprehensive political and economic agreement will not be derailed by “a third party’s negative involvement”, according to a senior representative in Yerevan.

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    Talaat’s Personal Account of The Armenian Massacres

    Talaat’s assertion that his government would have taken brutal actions against Armenians even at “a time of peace,” reconfirms long-standing Turkish genocidal practices.
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