Monthly Archives: April 2017

World

BY ELIA BILEMJIAN So here we are once again, amid the passing of yet another April 24th, the time of year when many will suddenly become active for a day or week, if even that, and then move on until maybe next year. Don’t get me wrong, let’s not stop our marches, protests, and posts …

Politics

MOSCOW, Russia (RFE/RL)—Armenia accused Azerbaijan of obstructing the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process after the foreign ministers of the two states met in Moscow on Friday for fresh talks hosted by their Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. Lavrov initiated the trilateral meeting in an attempt to get the conflicting parties to narrow their differences on a peace plan …

World

ANKARA, Turkey—A Turkish court on April 29 officially blocked access to Wikipedia, in the state’s continued purge against the media. According to Turkey’s Communications Ministry, Wikipedia was running a “smear campaign” against the state, given that the website refused to remove “anti-Turkish” information. When users try to access the free online encyclopedia, “The loss of availability …

World

As from 15 June, mobile users travelling to other countries in the EU will be able to call, text or surf the net without paying any extra charges. The last requirement for abolishing mobile roaming fees was met with the adoption by the Council of the legal act that limits how much operators may charge …

World

WARSAW, 25 April 2017 – Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and Professor Ingeborg Gabriel, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office on Combating Racism, Xenophobia and Discrimination, also focusing on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians and Members of Other Religions, today expressed serious concern over the …

Official

President Serzh Sargsyan received today the State Secretary for Planning Affairs of the Lebanese Republic Michel Pier Pharaon. The President of Armenia welcomed the guest and his delegation to Armenia. The momentous event – the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Lebanon, according to President Sargsyan, is yet another good …