Category: Armenia

Mkhitaryan Wins Goal of the Season Award

Mkhitaryan Wins Goal of the Season Award

MANCHESTER, UK (Public Radio of Armenia) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan has won Manchester United’s Goal of the Season Award on May 118. The stunning effort against Sunderland secured a landslide win for the Armenian, whose remarkable scorpion kick picked up 57 per cent of the votes. On receiving the award, Mkhitaryan said of his goal: “To be honest, […]

Armenia, Azerbaijan Exchange Blame Over Karabakh At Black Sea Summit in Istanbul

Armenia, Azerbaijan Exchange Blame Over Karabakh At Black Sea Summit in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (RFE/RL) — Representatives of Armenia and Azerbaijan traded accusations over the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh during the 25th anniversary summit of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) held in Istanbul on Monday, May 22, with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voicing objections to the speech of the Armenian deputy foreign minister. Representatives of about a […]

Armenia Condemns Terrorist Attack In UK

Armenia Condemns Terrorist Attack In UK

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia has joined in the global chorus of condemnation of the terrorist attack in the United Kingdom that claimed the lives of 22 people and injured dozens. A suicide bomber struck at an American pop star’s concert in Manchester Arena attended by thousands of people, including teenagers. According to reports, there are […]

A Helping Hand for Aurora Prize Nominee in Sudan

A Helping Hand for Aurora Prize Nominee in Sudan

YEREVAN — Dr. Tom Catena, who leaves the Nuba Mountains only in utter necessity, will fly to Armenia in order to attend the Aurora Prize weekend of events and the Award Ceremony in Yerevan. He was nominated last year as well. But in 2016, he didn’t attend the ceremony. He couldn’t. This year, however, the […]

Armenia’s Heart: Poems … and Nothing More

Armenia’s Heart: Poems … and Nothing More

Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator GYUMRI — Anyone who knows anything about Armenians is aware of the special role their language plays in their history and culture, and nowhere is this more obvious than in their rich poetical tradition. In Germany, this tradition is not unknown; in the 1970s and 1980s, through cooperation between […]

‘ArmComedy’ Sells out in All Three Cities

‘ArmComedy’ Sells out in All Three Cities

WASHINGTON — “ArmComedy” benefit shows, co-hosted by the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly) and Armenia Tree Project (ATP), sold out in all three tour locations —Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Incorporating Armenian and American politics, comedians Narek Margaryan and Sergey Sargsyan brought political satire and shared cultures to new audiences in the US. “With […]

Azeris Fire Missile into Artsakh

Azeris Fire Missile into Artsakh

STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) —  One unit of “military defense equipment” of the Karabakh defense army was partially damaged during a guided missile strike launched by Azerbaijani armed forces on Monday, May 15, according to Defense Ministry officials in Yerevan and Stepanakert. In a Facebook post Artsrun Hovannisian, a spokesman for the Armenian Defense Ministry, said the […]

Sahan Arzruni to Teach and Perform in Armenia and Artsakh

Sahan Arzruni to Teach and Perform in Armenia and Artsakh

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — Noted pianist, composer and ethnomusicologist Sahan Arzruni embarked on a three-week trip to Armenia and Artsakh on May 12. He will teach and perform for students in six towns in various provinces. “My relationship with music and children is longstanding,” said Arzruni in a recent interview in New York […]