Category: Armenia

Concert Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Armenia Membership in UN

Concert Commemorates 25th Anniversary of Armenia Membership in UN

NEW YORK — On March 16, a concert dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Armenia’s membership to the United Nations took place at the Lincoln Center of New York. Edward Nalbandian, Foreign Minister of Armenia, António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, Heads of diplomatic missions accredited to the United Nations, high-ranking officials of […]

Raising Spirits with ‘ArmComedy’ to Benefit Armenian Assembly and ATP

Raising Spirits with ‘ArmComedy’ to Benefit Armenian Assembly and ATP

WINCHESTER, Mass. — The Armenia Tree Project (ATP) and Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) will host the “ArmComedy” duo of Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan for their first-ever comedy performances in the United States. ArmComedy’s benefit events will be held in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tickets go on sale to the general public […]

Aurora Initiative Donates One Million Dollars of Scholarships to American University of Armenia Students

Aurora Initiative Donates One Million Dollars of Scholarships to American University of Armenia Students

YEREVAN — The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative in cooperation with Scholae Mundi Armenia will grant one million dollars in scholarships to students from Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt to study at the American University of Armenia (AUA) between now and 2023. This scholarship fund is created as part of the Aurora Gratitude Projects. The scholarships […]

Another Stabbing Linked to Armenian Election Campaign

Another Stabbing Linked to Armenian Election Campaign

By Narine Ghalechian YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — An activist with businessman Gagik Tsarukian’s electoral alliance has been stabbed and seriously wounded by men allegedly linked to the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (HHK), it emerged on Monday, March 20. Aram Asatrian, head of the Tsarukian Bloc’s campaign office in the central Armen village of Kuchak, and […]

Protest Erupts in Armenia over Activist’s Death in Jail

Protest Erupts in Armenia over Activist’s Death in Jail

YEREVAN (AP) — Protesters demonstrated Friday, March 17, for a second consecutive day over the death in prison of an opposition activist. More than 1,000 people gathered in downtown Yerevan to criticize the government and demand a proper investigation into the death of 49-year old Artur Sarkisyan, who was in prison on charges of aiding terrorists. […]

Simonian, Prime Minister Meet on Educational Projects

Simonian, Prime Minister Meet on Educational Projects

YEREVAN — Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan received this week the founder of Tumo Center for Creative Technologies, Sam Simonian. The two men discussed issues related to the establishment of the Inter-University Center for Higher Education. Highlighting the importance of reforms in higher education, Karapetyan welcomed Simonian’s initiative in this area. The Premier stressed that the […]

Simple Liquids Battery Makes a Splash

Simple Liquids Battery Makes a Splash

By Hripsime Mkrtchyan YEREVAN — A new type of battery, the Simple Liquids Battery (SLB), offers an ecofriendly, safe and easily-chargeable device for emergency power generation. SLBs offer safe, non-toxic, eco-friendly electric power banks, which can be stored and activated when needed for emergency situations. They are energized by adding any of a number of […]

Armenian Brandy Festival to be held in Tsaghkadzor

Armenian Brandy Festival to be held in Tsaghkadzor

YEREVAN (Panorama) — Armenia’s Tourism Development Fund, in cooperation with the State Committee for Tourism, has organized Armenian Brandy Festival in Tsaghkadzor on May 7. The Press Service of the festival announced: “The companies engaged in Armenian brandy production and interested in raising the international awareness of the Armenian brandy and publicize Armenian brandy in […]