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Azerbaijan Moves To Arrest EU Lawmakers Over Karabakh Vote

Authorities in Azerbaijan have issued international arrest warrants for three pro-Armenian members of the European Parliament who visited Nagorno-Karabakh and monitored a constitutional referendum held there this week. The APA news agency ...

Sarkisian Warns Baku Against Fresh Karabakh Offensive

(RFE/RL)- President Serzh Sarkisian has warned Azerbaijan against launching offensive military operations in Nagorno-Karabakh in the run-up to Armenia’s parliamentary elections scheduled for April 2. Sarkisian also told Armenian veterans of the ...

9 Parties, Blocs Enter Armenian Parliamentary Race

(RFE/RL)- Five political parties and four blocs will compete for seats in Armenia’s new parliament that will be elected on April 2, the Central Election Commission (CEC) said on February 17. All of them submitted their lists of election ...

Former Canadian Parliamentarian Jim Karygiannis to Serve as Referendum Observer in Artsakh

Despite continuous efforts by Azerbaijani authorities to discourage foreign diplomats, parliamentarians, and observers from visiting the Republic of Nagorno-Karabagh (NKR/Artsakh), former Canadian parliamentarian, the Honorable Jim Karygiannis, will ...

Egoyan Invested as Companion of the Order of Canada

(A.W.)—On Feb. 17, world-renowned Canadian-Armenian film director Atom Egoyan was invested as a Companion of the Order of Canada—one of the highest honors the Canadian government bestows to its citizens—by David Johnston, Governor General of ...

‘A New Beginning, a Just Armenia’: ARF Announces Election List, Campaign Motto

(A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) has published the names of the party’s election list for the upcoming elections, ARF Parliamentary Faction secretary and election campaign manager Aghvan Vardanyan and ARF Parliamentary Faction ...

Ateshian Forces Resignation of Istanbul Patriarchate Religious Council Chair

ISTANBUL, Turkey—Chairman of the Religious Council of the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul Bishop Sahak Mashalian has announced his resignation in a statement released on Monday, stating that General Vicar Aram Ateshian is to blame for his ...

Dashnaktsutyun Sees ‘Serious’ Reforms In Armenia

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), a major party allied to President Serzh Sarkisian, praised on February 14 what it called sweeping political and economic reforms launched by Armenia’s government. “Something has really ...

New Bloc Hits Out At Opposition Rivals

(RFE/RL) The leaders of a pro-European electoral alliance formed recently by three Armenian opposition parties questioned on February 13 the opposition credentials of two other new blocs led by former Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian and businessman ...

Armenian PM ‘Allowed To Retain Post In 2018’

(RFE/RL)- Armenia’s recently amended constitution will not bar Prime Minister Karen Karapetian from retaining his post when it comes into force next year, a leading member of the ruling Republican Party (HHK) insisted on Feb 14. The constitut...