Monthly Archives: September 2012

Politics

By David Ignatius   The campaign against Western-backed NGOs is spreading toArmenia, where a former foreign minister is accused of “money laundering” because he accepted contributions from the father of formerU.S.presidential candidate Jon Huntsman to support civil-society projects. The target is Vartan Oskanian, a U.S.-educated Armenian who served as foreign minister from 1998 to 2008 …

Politics

As www.aravot.am has already informed, yesterday Elmar Mamedyarov, the Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Ahmet Davutoğlu, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, made speeches at the annual plenary meeting of the UN General Assembly. Both of them talked about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, which should be achieved only in accordance with Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity. …

World

The area’s faith community is mourning the loss of the Rev. Bernard A. Guekguezian, pastor emeritus of First Armenian Presbyterian Church near downtown Fresno. He died Sept. 22 at age 85. The Rev. Guekguezian served as pastor of First Armenian Presbyterian Church for 22 years, from 1978 to 2000. The church is California’s oldest Armenian …

Politics

The Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) political council perceives the persecution of  Vartan Oskanian as persecution of the party   “Such cases have political overtones in our country and are political persecutions,” Garnik Margaryan, a member of the Armenian National Congress (ANC) and the leader of the Motherland and Dignity Party, said about the Armenian Attorney …

Editorial

Parliamentary immunity is a right thing. No matter how much citizens protest against it, particularly before elections, no matter how much they legitimately claim that semi-criminal businessmen long for entering the parliament to guarantee their impunity, nonetheless, it is a necessary democratic norm. The well-known legal principle applies here – better that ten guilty persons …

Out of yerevan

   On the morning of September 29, Vanush Amiraghyan, the mayor of  Noyemberyan, called Karine Azibekyan, the director of the Noyemberyan house of culture, to his office and suggested that she hand in her resignation. He offered K. Azibekyan the job of a librarian in one of the town libraries instead. Karine Azibekyan didn’t hand …