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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...

Francois Hollande attends annual dinner with Armenians of France

(A.W.)— French President Francois Hollande attended an annual dinner with the Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations of France (CCAF) for the last time as President of France on Feb. 9. During the dinner—which was also attended by the ...

Students Stage Silent Protests Against Genocide Denial Across U.S. and Canada

(A.W.)—Armenian students across the United States and Canada participated in the annual “Stain of Denial” silent protests on Feb. 9, against the continuous denial of the Armenian Genocide. The protests, which were coordinated by the ...

Azerbaijani Serviceman Captured by NKR Forces as Azerbaijan Attempts to Penetrate LoC

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—An Azerbaijani serviceman was captured by Armenian forces after Azerbaijani forces attacked the northern direction of the Nagorono-Karabagh (Artsakh/NKR) Line of Contact (LoC) near Talish. According to a press ...