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Europe

The Council today decided to add Faisal Mekdad to the list of persons subject to EU restrictive measures on Syria, in light of his recent appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs. This decision brings to 289 the total number of persons targeted by a travel ban and an asset freeze. 70 entities are also subject to an asset freeze. The sanctions currently in place …

World

Istanbul, January 15, 2021 – Turkish authorities should conduct a swift and thorough investigation into the assault of journalist Orhan Uğuroğlu and bring the perpetrators to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Earlier today, in Ankara, the capital, three unidentified men attacked Uğuroğlu, the Ankara correspondent for the nationalist daily Yeniçağ, while he was …

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Public Radio of Armenia. Joe Biden has named Armenian American Ike Hajinazarian as Regional Communications Director at the White House. Ike Hajinazarian most recently served as the Western Pennsylvania Regional Press Secretary for the Biden campaign after working on the campaign in communications roles during the primary and general elections in New Hampshire, Nevada, Texas, Ohio, …

Other

According to the information provided by the Department of Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia and from the Department of Crisis Management Center of the Republic of North Ossetia of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation, Stepantsminda-Larsi highway is closed for all types of vehicles, and there are 100 trucks accumulated on …

Society

The Armenian Weekly.  As this year of 20/20 vision comes to a close and we reflect on a year unlike any other, coupled with atrocities our ancestors witnessed, I would like to remind you of who you (the Armenian people) are. Remember the fabric from which you were cut. When we are faced with circumstances …

Artsakh

The Human Rights Defender of Armenia, Arman Tatoyan, told journalists during an interview that what was published about his extraordinary report was only a portion of it. “Anti-Armenian propaganda in Azerbaijan is not only not decreasing, but it is also organized institutional propaganda. There have also been new developments as it is generated by the …

World

Public Radio of Armenia. Russia will welcome any initiatives of humanitarian nature coming from Azerbaijani and Armenian public figures, official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told reporters today. “We would in every possible way welcome the establishment of a direct dialogue between the Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals, as well as the holding of …

Politics

At January 15 sitting, the RA NA Standing Committee on Defense and Security debated in the first reading the draft law on Making Addenda on Military Service and Serviceman’s Status and the package of the enclosed draft laws authored by the RA NA deputies Andranik Kocharyan, Mkhitar Hayrapetyan, Arman Babajanyan. The Chair of the Standing …

Education

The Armenian Weekly. In recent years, there have been some discussions in Diasporan circles on exactly how to help develop education in Armenia. As a mathematician, I have been involved in discussions centered on mathematical education at a university level and beyond. Based on these discussions, I believe that perhaps some of the circulated ideas might …

World

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), in partnership with the Václav Havel Library and the Charta 77 Foundation, has today issued a call for nominations for the 2021 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The Prize, created in 2013, aims to reward outstanding civil society action in defending human rights in Europe and beyond. Candidates should …

Politics

ԵՌԱԳՈՅՆ. Churches and historical monuments on the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh controlled by Azerbaijan are under threat, Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, told Izvestia. According to him, Baku refuses to let UNESCO representatives to personally assess the situation around the heritage. At the same time, the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church notes that …

Artsakh

Public Radio of Armenia. Military medics of the Russian Peacekeeping Contingent have begun vaccinating peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry informs. About two thousand doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine were delivered to a special purpose medical unit in special thermal containers. Vaccination is carried out in two stages. From 14 to 31 January, the whole …

Politics

Comment by Anna Naghdalyan, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry of Armenia, on statements of the President of Azerbaijan made during the meeting with Director-General of ISESCO The statements of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made on January 13 during the meeting with Salim bin Mohammed Al-Malik, Director-General of ISESCO, once again demonstrate that the …

Economy

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Armenia Timur Urazayev, who is completing his diplomatic mission in our country. The Prime Minister thanked Mr. Urazayev for his effective efforts aimed at expanding Armenia-Kazakhstan relations. Stressing the importance of continued development of Armenian-Kazakhstani relations, Nikol …

Other

The Ministry of ES of RA has informed that some roads are closed in the Republic of Armenia. In Aragatsotn region, roadways leading from “Amberd” high mountain meteorological station to Amberd fortress and to Kari lake are closed. On January 15, from 13:30 to 17:00 the intersection from Haghpat crossroad to Neghots of M-6 interstate highway is …

Healthcare

The Armenian Weekly. On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan invaded Artsakh, launching a six-week nightmare in which every sector of Armenian society was mobilized for what was deemed an existential struggle for the survival of the nation. The war was fought not only along the line of contact, but also at hospitals against the backdrop of the …