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CC’s latest report on Nagorno-Karabakh, entitled Anatomy of Genocide: Karabakh’s Forty-Four Day War  “War erupted in the South Caucasus on 27 September 2020 when Azerbaijan and Turkey launched a joint military operation named Operation Iron Fist into the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh (Armenian: Artsakh). A truce was brokered by Russia forty-four days later which ceded …

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If I did not like classical music when I was an adolescent, I would not have been accepted to the conservatory. If I did not get accepted, I would not have become a musical expert, and if the Soviet Union did not collapse after that, and that field of study did not become useless, I …

Healthcare

Public Radio of Armenia. Patient lost both arms in work accident 23 years ago and it took years to find suitable donors for the complex operation. French Armenian surgeon Aram Gazarian led the first double-arm-and-shoulder transplantation operation in Lyon, The Guardian reports. An Icelandic man who got the world’s first double-shoulder-and-arm transplant is recovering well after the operation, …

Artsakh

The Armenian Weekly. Standing under the snow-covered victory tank along the Lachin-Stepanakert highway, we hear “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” Just a few hundred yards away atop Shushi’s eastern fortress walls, stand three Azerbaijani soldiers. There is no one in sight but me and them. I stare up at them for 10 seconds and climb on top of …

Politics

During a questions and answers session of parliament, in response to Naira Zohrabyan’s question, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said, “Prior to the war and liberation, the population of Shushi consisted of over 90 percent Azerbaijanis. In other words, you want to say that Shushi would remain an Armenian city with a population of 90 percent …

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COPENHAGEN, 21 January – In his first address to the OSCE Permanent Council, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly President Peter Lord Bowness (United Kingdom) today recalled that building commitment to the Organization’s values requires co-operation at all levels and that the PA is dedicated to working with all partners in advancing principles of multilateralism. Regretting that some …

Artsakh

Comment by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh on the European Parliament Resolutions – Annual Reports on the Implementation of the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Common Security and Defense Policy We note with satisfaction the position of the European Parliament on the Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict, expressed in the resolutions on the Implementation of Common Foreign and …

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Horizon. LANSING, Mich.,— Speaker of the Michigan House of Representatives Jason Wentworth (R-Farwell) on Thursday appointed State Rep. Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) to serve as Minority Vice Chair of the House of Representatives’ Committee on Energy for the 101st Legislature. In response, Rep. Manoogian released the following statement: “It is an honor to be appointed to serve …

Culture

Aravot Daily asked French-Armenian actor and director Serge Avedikian about how his documentary film Return to Soloz is about identity, historical accuracy, and forgiveness, and considering Turkey’s rhetoric against Armenia today, does his imagined forgiveness fit in this context? Serge Avedikian said that he does not want to compare the Turkish government to Turkish people. …

Accidents

On January 22, at 11:44 an emergency call was received to Tavush regional crisis management center that a car acciudent had occurred in Shamakhyan street of Dilijan town. One fire unit from the Fire and Rescue Squad of Regional Rescue Department of the Rescue Service of the MES of RA dispatched to the scene. It …

Europe

The Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (“Convention 108”), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, can become the international standard of reference on privacy and data protection in the digital age, declared the Committee of Ministers. The Committee also recalled the importance of the amending Protocol (2018) to secure a shared legal space fit for …

Europe

How to ensure equitable access to vaccination during the current and future pandemics? The Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics has made a number of recommendations, drawing particular attention to persons in vulnerable situations having difficulties in accessing health services. First, strategies should be put in place to avoid generating discrimination due to material aspects, such as logistical and …

Artsakh

Asbarez. In an in-depth interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian on Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the Congress should recognize Artsakh’s independence and the OSCE Minsk Group should re-engage in Karabakh settlement talks. He also discussed measures to curb Turkey’s role in the region. Schiff also reflected on the events that rocked the United …

Other

On January 21, at 23:23 local time (at 19:23 GMT) the Seismological Network of the Territorial Seismic Protection Service of the MES of RA registered an earthquake of magnitude 3.8 and 10 kilometers depth with the geographic coordinates of 39.50⁰ in northern latitude and 45.52⁰ in eastern longitude on 33rd km north-east of Nakhijevan town, in …

Artsakh

On 21 January, Artak Beglaryan, Chief of the Presidential Staff of the Artsakh Republic, received the Head of the Stepanakert Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mission Bertrand Lamon. Artak Beglaryan, considering the involvement of the ICRC mission in overcoming some of the existing humanitarian challenges as productive, was particularly interested …

Politics

MassisPost. YEREVAN (Arka) — Armenian Defense Minister Vagharshak Harutyunyan held a telephone conversation with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, the press service of the Armenian Defense Ministry reported. It said the defense ministers discussed urgent issues of bilateral cooperation in the field of defense, the operational situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone, the return of Armenian …

Artsakh

The Armenian Weekly. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated this week that the status of Artsakh is not an immediate priority in the aftermath of the 2020 Artsakh War. Lavrov addressed several questions about the Artsakh conflict during an annual review press conference on January 18. In response to a question from Azerbaijani media about their protests of …

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“Today is the 26th anniversary of the liberation of the stronghold of Armenian dignity, Sushi, and first of all, I want to congratulate everyone on that vital and turning-point victory. There is great symbolism in the de jure victory of the non-violent, velvet people’s revolution in Armenia, which must be recognized today, on the anniversary …

Politics

— Commits to U.S. Reengagement in the OSCE Minsk Group Peace Process to Help Protect the “Security of Nagorno-Karabakh” WASHINGTON, DC – President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of State, Antony Blinken – in written responses submitted following his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – expressed support for U.S. funding to meet …

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The Armenian Mirror-Spectator. ANKARA (Nor Marmara) – The political struggle between Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party (the party founded by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has become tempestuous. Both are unsparing in their public criticisms of one other, speaking sarcastically and making pronouncements that become …

Military

The first Human Rights Defender of Armenia, Larisa Alaverdyan, provided her opinion on why the current administration is hiding the true number of Armenian prisoners of war in Azerbaijan. “When the heinous trilateral agreement was signed on November 9th, severe battles continued and many battalions were in different places that were handed over to Azerbaijan …