Category: Armenia

‘ArmComedy’ Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

‘ArmComedy’ Duo Changing Armenia One Laugh at a Time

The two comedians from Armenia write and perform their own satirical news show, called “ArmComedy,” three times a week on the ArmNews TV channel. They have had many prominent guests on their show, including Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, various Armenian ministers and politicians, including opposition figures, filmmakers, singers and even American comedian Conan O’Brien during […]

Feast of Holy Resurrection Celebrated

Feast of Holy Resurrection Celebrated

ECHMIADZIN — On April 16, the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church solemnly celebrated the Feast of the Glorious Resurrection of Jesus Christ. On the occasion of the feast, Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin. Escorted by the Ecclesiastical procession, and under the singing […]

China-Based Armenian Scholar Discusses Iran Nuclear Issues in UK

China-Based Armenian Scholar Discusses Iran Nuclear Issues in UK

CAMBRIDGE, UK — On April 11-12, the third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies was held at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. This prestigious academic symposium was organized by the Symposia Iranica and University of Cambridge. Selected scholars from different countries were invited to introduce their research. Armenian researcher Mher Sahakyan was among them. He presented […]

Flight Route between Armenia and Lebanon Established

Flight Route between Armenia and Lebanon Established

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Armenia Airlines has officially launched direct flights between Yerevan and Beirut. Representatives of both countries say the event is of landmark importance for the development of bilateral relations. The inaugural flight was carried out on April 10 with 80 passengers on board, 90 passengers arrived in Yerevan on the return […]

New Yazidi Temple in Yerevan to Open This Year

New Yazidi Temple in Yerevan to Open This Year

YEREVAN (AFP) —  A gleaming white structure topped with seven domes, set to be the world’s biggest Yazidi temple, is being built in a tiny village in Armenia. Long persecuted, most recently by Islamic jihadists in Iraq, the Kurdish-speaking, religious minority hopes the new temple will prove a symbol of strength as it tries to […]

Armenia’s New Stamp Features Marguerite Barankitse

Armenia’s New Stamp Features Marguerite Barankitse

YEREVAN — A new international postage stamp will be issued in May by Haypost, Armenia’s national postal operator, in cooperation with the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, and it will feature the image of Marguerite Barankitse, the inaugural Aurora Prize laureate. The release of the stamp underwent the mandated approval process by the Ministry of Transport, Communication […]

Armenia Fund USA Raises Funds for Akhtala at Annual Benefit Evening

Armenia Fund USA Raises Funds for Akhtala at Annual Benefit Evening

PARAMUS, N.J. — On March 10, Armenia Fund USA held their Annual Benefit Evening at The Park, in New York City, to support the Toxic Pollution Cleanup Project in Akhtala, Armenia. The evening, which brought together the Armenian community, was a great success. Attendees got to enjoy entertainment by the YY Sisters, an Armenian a […]

Human Rights Watch Urges Closing Orphanages in Armenia, Integrating Disabled Children and Orphans

Human Rights Watch Urges Closing Orphanages in Armenia, Integrating Disabled Children and Orphans

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff NEW YORK — Human Rights Watch (HRW), the New York-based humanitarian organization, in February released a report on the fate of children in Armenian orphanages, especially those who are mentally or physically handicapped. The report pointed out two problems: first, many children end up in orphanages because of the […]