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Aurora offers $1 million for Middle Eastern students to study in Armenia

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in cooperation with Scholae Mundi Armenia will grant scholarships to students from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt to study at the American University of Armenia (AUA). This scholarship fund (US $1 mln) is ...

Concert in New York marks 25th anniversary of Armenia’s UN membership

Concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s membership in the UN was held in New York on March 16. Attending the event were Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, UN Secretary António Guterres, heads of diplomatic missions ...

“The Food Bringer”, Arthur Sargsian, Dies After Hunger Strike

A man who delivered food last summer to anti-government gunmen occupying a police compound in Yerevan died on Thursday ten days after being released from prison following a 25-day hunger strike. Artur Sargsian, 49, passed away at Yerevan’s ...

John Evans, Gomidas Institute Present ‘Truth Held Hostage’ Book in Toronto

TORONTO - John Evans, former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia, and Ara Sarafian, Director of the Gomidas Institute, presented Truth Held Hostage: America and the Armenian Genocide - What Then? What Now? in Toronto on March 12, 2017. The book was written ...

Rights of Women ‘Simply Ignored or Sidestepped’ says ARS

The ARS Central Executive Board, joins the global sisterhood of women, in celebrating this year’s International Day of Women, and relays its best wishes to its world-wide entities in the Homeland and the Diaspora, to all devoted Armenian mothers, ...

Elections 2017: Political forces announce slogans, reveal platforms

Yelk bloc will run for parliament under the slogan “Election, change, victory.” They pledge to be innovative, to offer new solutions in the campaign, to be open and transparent. The alliance has decided to campaign in different regions of ...

Armenia open to normalizing relations with Turkey without preconditions, says Foreign Minister Nalbandian

Armenia is open to normalizing relations with Turkey without any preconditions, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian said at a joint press conference with visiting Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Kotzias. Minister Nalbandian said he hopes ...

Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group Meets in Ottawa, Discusses Armenian Elections and Diplomatic Representation in Yerevan

Ottawa – On March 8, 2017, the Canada-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group held its annual meeting in Ottawa. A number of parliamentarians and guests from the Armenian Embassy in Canada and the Armenian National Committee of Canada were present ...

A Message from ‘The Promise’ Producer Eric Esrailian

Below is a public message from Eric Esrailian, the producer of the upcoming Armenian Genocide film The Promise. *** My name is Eric Esrailian, I am a proud Armenian, and I am the great-grandson of Armenian Genocide survivors. The story of the ...

Armenia To Open Consulate In Iraqi Kurdistan

By Emil Danielyan (RFE/RL)- President Serzh Sarkisian on March 13 gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia’s growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy ...