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165 Armenian Servicemen Died in 2016

YEREVAN (A.W.) – A total of 165 Armenian servicemen—147 full-time soldiers and 18 volunteers—were killed in 2016, according to a new report released by Armenia-based Razm.info. April of 2016 marked the first time the Armenian Armed Forces and ...

Catholicos Aram I Celebrates Christmas Mass in Aleppo, Visits Damaged Institutions

ALEPPO, Syria (Asbarez)—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, celebrated Christmas Mass on Jan. 6, with hundreds of community members from this city besieged by war flocking to St. Mary’s Armenian Church in the heart of ...

Cem Özdemir to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Hrant Dink Commemorations in Canada

TORONTO, Canada (A.W.)—The co-leader of Germany’s Green Party Cem Özdemir—a German Member of Parliament of Turkish origin and one of the initiators of the Armenian Genocide resolution that was approved by Germany’s Parliament (Bundestag) on ...

Armenian Prime Minister May Not Be Eligible for Upcoming Elections

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan may not be eligible to stand as a candidate in Armenia’s upcoming parliamentary elections, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) acknowledged on Jan. 11, RFE/RL’s Armenian service Azatuty...

Tourism Development High on Armenia’s Agenda

Sarkisian meets with tourism officials in Vayots Dzor region of Armenia on Tuesday (Photo: Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Development) (ArmRadio)— During a recent working visit to Jermuk in the Vayots Dzor province, ...

“Jermuk Group” To Boost Exports

“Jermuk Group” is planning to significantly increase its export volumes. After the launch of its new factory, “Jermuk Group” increased production 4 times. Executive Director of the company, Vahagn Arsenian said the new factory has been ...

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Begins Construction of Greenhouses for 59 More Families

With support from Argentinean-Armenian donors, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund has launched the third phase of its increasingly popular greenhouse program in Armenia’s Tavush Region. Greenhouses, each with a total area of 100 square meters, are ...

More Homes Built In Armenian Earthquake Zone

Armenia -- Newly constructed apartment buildings in Akhurian, 20Dec2016 More than a hundred families living in a small town in northwestern Armenia moved into newly built apartments 28 years after a catastrophic earthquake that destroyed their ...

Armenian, Iranian Leaders Agree On Closer Ties

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian (R) greets his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani at Yerevan airport, 21Dec2016.   Iran will increase exports of natural gas to Armenia and deepen broader economic ties with its Christian neighbor, ...

Armenia-Iran Business Forum Spotlights Trade, North-South Corridor

Armenia’s First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments Garegin Melkonyan speaking at the forum in Yerevan (Photo: mineconomy.am) (Arka)—The fourth Armenian-Iranian business forum in the last 12 months organized as part of ...