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  • Turkey’s Kurdish figure apologizes to the Armenians

    Armenian Issues
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:21 am
    Turkey’s Kurdish figure apologizes to the Armenians | Hayern Aysor
  • Armenia Ranked World’s Third Most Militarized Nation

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    Observer
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Armenia and its arch-rival Azerbaijan are amongst the word’s ten most militarized countries according to the Global Militarization Index released by Bonn International Center for Conversion, a German think-tank promoting peace. The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. In the 2014 GMI, Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Syria, Russia, Cyprus, South Korea, Jordan, Greece and Azerbaijan (rank 1 to 10) are amongst the ten countries with the highest levels of militarisation.
  • Serj Tankian confirmed George Clooney’s visit to Armenia | Hayern Aysor

    Armenian Issues
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:15 am
    Serj Tankian confirmed George Clooney’s visit to Armenia | Hayern Aysor
  • Turkish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Fethullah Gülen

    Asbarez Armenian News
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    19 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fethullah Gulen ISTANBUL (Hurriyet Daily)—A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a former ally turned arch-enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul described Gülen in a Dec. 18 request to the 1st Criminal Court of Peace as, “The leader of a criminal organization publicly known as the ‘Hizmet Movement,’ which was structured in media, economy and bureaucracy in violation of laws and regulations.” Prosecutor Hasan Yılmaz requested the arrest warrant by stressing that “enough concrete…
  • Russia says 'deeply disappointed' with new U.S. sanctions

    Armenian News - PanARMENIAN.Net
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:49 am
    "Russia is ready for dialogue and cooperation, but only on the principles of equality and real respect for our interests," the ministry said.
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  • Turkish Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Fethullah Gülen

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Fethullah Gulen ISTANBUL (Hurriyet Daily)—A Turkish court has issued an arrest warrant for US-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, a former ally turned arch-enemy of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The Prosecutor’s Office in Istanbul described Gülen in a Dec. 18 request to the 1st Criminal Court of Peace as, “The leader of a criminal organization publicly known as the ‘Hizmet Movement,’ which was structured in media, economy and bureaucracy in violation of laws and regulations.” Prosecutor Hasan Yılmaz requested the arrest warrant by stressing that “enough concrete…
  • Lord Cultural Resources to Help Develop Master Plan for Armenian American Museum

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the Western US GLENDALE—An internationally recognized firm specializing in planning services for museums and cultural centers will start work this week on developing the master plan for the Armenian American Museum in Glendale, California. The Armenian Genocide Centennial Committee of the Western US (AGCC) leadership participated in a workshop today conducted by Lord Cultural Resources consultants to define the vision for the Museum and formulate the guiding principles for the master plan phase of the project. Founded in 1981 in response to an…
  • Should Less Oppose More?

    Garen Yegparian
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    Garen YegparianBY GAREN YEGPARIAN Let’s say you and I are seeking some things, some benefits, goods, whatever they might be. Let’s say, too, that I want two “items” and you want seven. Should we cooperate on the common, shared parts of our endeavor? Or, should I oppose you and disrupt your efforts to get what you seek just because it is different (more)? There seems to be that sort of dynamic going on sometimes. Historically, before the re-independence of Armenia, that happened all the time in the Diaspora. Around April 24th, when people got more active, ARF circles wanted to…
  • Ukrainian Fund Invests in Failing Armenian Airline

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:21 am
    An Air Armenia plane prepares for its inaugural commercial flight at Yerevan airport. Oct. 23, 2013. (Photo: Photolur) YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—A Ukrainian investment fund announced the purchase of a 49 percent stake in Armenia’s leading airline on Friday, pledging to help restart soon its commercial flights that were suspended two months ago. Vladimir Bobylev, the chief executive of the East Prospect Fund, pledged to invest at least $30 million in the troubled Air Armenia carrier. Armenian news agencies quoted him as saying that it plans to replace and expand the company’s small fleet of…
  • Artsakh Excluded from EEU

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    19 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Belarus' House of Representatives MINSK, Belarus (BelTA)—The Nagorno-Karabakh Republic will not become part of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) after Armenia’s accession, Belarusian First Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Mikhnevich said while speaking before a vote on the ratification of the treaty on Armenia’s accession to the EEU. “We were concerned about the fact that the territories that do not form part of Armenia could join the Customs Union. The Armenian side appeared to be understanding of this requirement, of our request. A memorandum stating that Nagorno-Karabakh…
 
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  • Non-governing party MP describes currency market upheavals as unprecedented, but predictable

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Armenia needs not cosmetic or sectional, but drastic changes, Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) lawmaker Mikayel Melkumyan said on Friday, commenting on recent days’ turmoil on the country’s currency market.
  • Non-governing party MP describes currency market upheavals as unprecedented, but predictable

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Armenia needs not cosmetic or sectional, but drastic changes, Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) lawmaker Mikayel Melkumyan said on Friday, commenting on recent days’ turmoil on the country’s currency market.
  • Price Watch: Dram rebounds, inflation worries linger

    Gayane Mkrtchyan
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:03 am
    Taking advantage of dramatic fluctuations of currency exchange rates in recent days some Armenian businessmen increased prices of basic foodstuffs and other essentials that fueled concerns and even created some panic among citizens. Within a week prices for some goods increased by 40 percent, leading to some panic buying at places where prices were not raised and making some stores set limits on purchases of basic foodstuffs like sugar, flour, butter, etc. People compared the situation with the early 1990s when bread and butter were rationed and available to buyers only by ration coupons.
  • Shock Over: Armenian PM signals currency market stability after dram rebound

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:41 am
    Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan warned against currency market speculations and “groundless” price increases as he visited some supermarkets in Yerevan on Thursday amid apparent stabilization of the dollar-dram exchange rate.
  • Armenia, EU sign raft of agreements on further cooperation

    Naira Hayrumyan
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    The European Union (EU) Delegation to Armenia has allocated 10 million euros (about $12.3 million) for 15 projects in Armenia. The ceremony of signing corresponding agreements took place on December 18 at the office of the EU delegation in Yerevan.
 
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  • Calendar of Events

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:25 am
    The annual Thanksgiving telethon in support of Armenian causes will be broadcast throughout U.S. and into the world on November 27; for details consult the Calendar of Events.
  • Giving thanks as proud American-Armenians

    26 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Tom Vartabedian reflects on some of the many reasons for American Armenians to be thankful this Thanksgiving.
  • Calendar of Events

    18 Nov 2014 | 5:39 am
    Gala Danilova will discuss the Karabakh conflict and ongoing de-mining efforts at an LA area event on November 23; for details about this and other upcoming Armenian happenings in America consult the Calendar of Events.
  • A child’s birthday gift for Camp Haiastan

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Tom Vartabedian on the 11-year-old's connection to the Armenian American institution.
  • Gracie Stepanian embraces Armenian dancing

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:17 am
    Tom Vartabedian profiles Gracie Stepanian, a six year-old, who loves dancing and is also suffering from medical condition.
 
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  • Bogosian, Tufankjian, and Bohjalian to Speak at Centennial Conference in NY

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:17 pm
    Other confirmed speakers include Jurist Geoffrey Robertson and journalist Robert Fisk NEW YORK–Actor and playwright Eric Bogosian, photojournalist Scout Tufankjian, and novelist Chris Bohjalian are among the confirmed speakers at “Responsibility 2015,” the international conference marking the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, to be held on March 13-15, 2015, at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Eric Bogosian Bogosian is an author and actor known for his plays Talk Radio and subUrbia, among other shows. He has starred on Broadway in Time Stands Still, and was featured on Law &…
  • Hovannisian Gives Multiple Fall Presentations

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    LOS ANGELES—During the 2014 fall quarter at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Prof. Richard Hovannisian participated in 20 university and community programs. His university and academic presentations were on modern Armenian history; the Armenian Genocide and contemporary denial; historic Western Armenia; the Smyrna Calamity of 1922; oral history and memoirs; and the Republic of Armenia. The lectures were given at Boston University on Sept. 25 (Kinosian Chair, Prof. Simon Payaslian); the International Association of Armenian Studies and Matenadaran, Yerevan, Oct. 9-10; the…
  • Darakjian Elected President of AMAA Board

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:36 am
    PARAMUS, N.J.—On Dec. 5, the Board of Directors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), in accordance with the association’s established policies and procedures, elected its new officers as follows: Nazareth Darakjian, M.D., president; Michael Voskian, D.M.D., vice president; Thomas Momjian Esq. and Arsine Phillips, Esq., recording secretaries; and Nurhan Helvacian, Ph.D., treasurer. Nazareth Darakjian Dr. Darakjian was born in Aleppo, Syria. At the age of 13, his family moved to Beirut, Lebanon, where he graduated from the Armenian Evangelical College. He continued his…
  • Houshamadyan Releases ‘Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society’

    Contributor
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    By Haroutiun Kurkjian Translated by Khatchig Mouradian This is the title of the volume that Houshamadyan presented to the public as its first publication, three years after launching the website with the same title (houshamadyan.org). Already from a first glance standing out as an elegant volume, it holds in its 270 large-size (28×22 cm) pages multidisciplinary research articles and photo galleries documenting a variety of themes. Cover of ‘Ottoman Armenians: Life, Culture, Society’ The publication is realized in partnership with Haigazian University and the Department of Turkology…
  • Immigrant’s Son Soars To New Heights

    Betty Apigian-Kessel
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:18 am
    Noted local attorney Edward L. Haroutunian was recently inducted into the 2014 Heritage Hall of Fame Gallery at a gala dinner celebration at the Colony Club in downtown Detroit. He was joined by five other community leaders, also honored. Edward L. Haroutunian Those inducted into the Heritage Hall of Fame Gallery join an elite roster of more than 100 community leaders. Only two others are of Armenian heritage: industrialist Alex Manoogian and businessman Edgar Hagopian. The new inductee was surrounded by 25 proud family members sitting at tables with an Armenian flag at the center, reflecting…
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  • Hungary: ‘Meat Mafia’ Held Over US$ 20 Million Tax Fraud

    staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:51 pm
    22:01, December 19, 2014Officials in Hungary are questioning 33 people about a meat trafficking scheme involving an alleged tax fraud of US$ 20 million. Hungary’s National Tax Authority says dummy companies have been used by organized criminals to buy meat abroad, which was then sold through domestic firms to avoid the required tax on imported meat.  Companies involved in the chain concealed the origin of the meat, said tax authority spokesman Alexandra Sarkozi. Officials said 130 locations have been searched by nearly 300 financial investigators, tax officers and IT specialists. The…
  • Armenia, Iran Agree To Relaunch Energy Projects

    staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Armenia and Iran have reportedly agreed to start building early next year a third high-voltage transmission line connecting their power grids which is expected to lead to a sharp increase in Armenian electricity exports to the Islamic Republic. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and freelance journalists No related posts.
  • Yerevan ‘Still Committed’ To Closer Ties With West

    staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Armenia’s leadership has assured Western powers that it will continue deepening relations with them even after joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the outgoing U.S. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and freelance journalists No related posts.
  • Ukrainian Investors Buy Into Armenian Airline

    staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    A Ukrainian investment fund announced the purchase of a 49 percent stake in Armenia’s leading airline on Friday, pledging to help restart soon its commercial flights that were suspended two months ago. Vladimir Bobylev, the chief executive of the East Prospect Fund, pledged to invest at least $30 million in the troubled Air Armenia carrier. Armenian news agencies quoted him as saying that it plans to replace and expand the company’s small fleet of aircraft in the coming months. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia &…
  • Armenian Dram Rally Continues

    staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 pm
    The Armenia dram rallied against the U.S. dollar for a second consecutive day on Friday amid more signs of stabilization in Russia’s volatile currency market severely affected by falling oil pricesThis news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and freelance journalists No related posts.
 
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    The Armenian Observer Blog

  • Armenian Dram reacts to Government’s actions, strengthens sharply

    Observer
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
    Armenia – A schoolboy walks past a currency exchange sign in Yerevan, 17Dec2014. The Armenian dram strengthened against the U.S. dollar by 16 percent on Thursday after weeks of depreciation that accelerated dramatically earlier this week amid turmoil in Russia’s currency market, RFE/RL reports. Armenia’s national currency traded at an average of 476 drams per dollar in the evening, up from 553 drams per dollar registered the previous night. The dram thus essentially regained its value lost since last weekend. Still, it was 13.5 percent weaker against the greenback than in the…
  • Armenian Dram Plunges to Historic Lows amid Dollar Panic

    Observer
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Armenian AMD vs USD Exchange Rate output from Walfram Alpha Armenia’s national currency, the Armenian Dram lost about 10 percent of its value overnight. $1 US was trading to 550 AMD today, even as banks and exchange offices were reluctant to sell dollars. Consider the fact, that the exchange rate was 415 AMD per $1 dollar exactly 1 month ago. Overall, the Armenian national currency has lost 34% of its value versus the US dollar over the course of 1 month. The exchange rate has been at this point about 10 years ago, in 2005. RFE/RL’s Armenian service reports that some major food…
  • U.S. and Armenia reach reciprocal visa arrangement

    Observer
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Effective January 1, 2015, the United States will begin issuing visas in accordance with a new reciprocal arrangement with the Republic of Armenia. Armenian applicants who qualify for a B-category nonimmigrant visa (NIV) may be issued multiple-entry visas for up to 10 years for business and tourist travel to the U.S. Qualified Armenian students and exchange visitors and their dependents who qualify for F, M, or J-category visas will be eligible for multiple-entry visas valid for up to five years. Also effective January 1, 2015, U.S. citizens will be able to travel to Armenia visa-free and…
  • Opposition MP Attacked in Yerevan

    Observer
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Armenia — ANC deputy Aram Manukian avoids speaking to journalists shortly after he was attacked next to his appartment in central Yerevan, 11Dec2014 One of the leaders of the opposition Armenian National Congress (HAK) party has been attacked in Yerevan by an unknown assailant. Opposition MP Aram Manukian, the secretary of “Armenian National Congress” Faction in parliament, was attacked close to his house on Sose street in central Yerevan. The attacker didn’t say a word, just punched him on the face several times and ran away, a spokesperson for HAK told…
  • Armenia Ranked World’s Third Most Militarized Nation

    Observer
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    Armenia and its arch-rival Azerbaijan are amongst the word’s ten most militarized countries according to the Global Militarization Index released by Bonn International Center for Conversion, a German think-tank promoting peace. The Global Militarisation Index (GMI) depicts the relative weight and importance of the military apparatus of one state in relation to its society as a whole. In the 2014 GMI, Israel, Singapore, Armenia, Syria, Russia, Cyprus, South Korea, Jordan, Greece and Azerbaijan (rank 1 to 10) are amongst the ten countries with the highest levels of militarisation.
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    Hnazarian | Kumpulan Aneka Resep Masakan Dan Cara Membuatnya

  • RESEP AYAM GORENG ASAM MANIS

    13 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Resep Ayam - Resep Ayam Goreng Asam Manis. Anda pecinta daging ayam? Salah satu olahan ayam yang banyak diminati orang adalah ayam goreng asam manis. Ayam memang menjadi pilihan menu masakan bagi sebagian besar ibu-ibu di rumah. Selain rasanya yang enak, harga daging ayam lbih terjangkau daripada daging sapi. Daging ayam juga mudah didapatkan di pasar atau supermarket terdekat. Ayam goreng asam
  • RESEP PANCAKE DURIAN ISTIMEWA

    11 Dec 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Resep Kue - Resep Pancake Durian Istimewa. Bagi anda penggemar pancake, kali ini kami akan berbagi resep pancake durian kepada anda. Durian merupakan salah satu buah yang sangat cocok untuk dibuat menjadi pancake. Aroma durian yang sangat harum dan rasanya yang legit adalah alasan kenapa durian begitu sering dibuat pancake. Pada kesemapatan sebelumnya kami pernah berbagi resep pancake kepada
  • RESEP ANEKA OLAHAN MIE INSTAN

    9 Dec 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Resep Mie - Resep Aneka Olahan Mie Instan Praktis Dan Enak. Mie istan sudah menjadi makanan yang tak terpisahkan bagi kita. Anak sekolah, anak kos, ibu rumah tangga, hampir selalu menjadikan mie instan sebagai menu makanan. Baik untuk diolah menjadi mie instan biasa atau pun dengan variasi menu yang berbahan dasar mie instan. Selain praktis, mie instan juga dipilih karena rasanya yang beraneka
  • RESEP SETUP MAKARONI ASLI SOLO

    7 Dec 2014 | 5:27 am
    Resep Masakan - Resep Setup Makaroni Asli Solo. Solo adalah salah satu kota budaya di Indonesia. Solo menyimpan banyak sejarah dan budaya yang sangat lekat dengan identitas Indonesia. Di Solo terdapat Keraton Solo (Keraton Surakarta Hadiningrat) yang selalu ramai dikunjungi oleh wisawatan lokal maupun asing. Solo juga memiliki masakan khas yang sering disajikan di dalam acara-acara Keraton
  • RESEP BUTTER CREAM LEMBUT

    5 Dec 2014 | 4:56 am
    Resep Kue - Resep Butter Cream Lembut. Untuk membuat kue seperti kue tart maka kurang lengkap rasanya tanpa butter cream. Butter cream adalah salah satu topping yang teksturnya lembut dan rasanya manis. Butter cream bisa anda buat dengan mudah dan praktis. Tentunya resep butter cream dari kami ini sudah terbukti enaknya sehingga anda tak perlu ragu mencoba. Dalam pesta ulang tahun, pernikahan,
 
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