Category: International News

David Philipps Suggests Turkey Does Not Meet NATO Ideals

David Philipps Suggests Turkey Does Not Meet NATO Ideals

By Aline Ozinian NEW YORK (Agos) — David L. Phillips, the Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, was interviewed last week about the developments around the triangle of Turkey-US-Middle East, a subject covered more in depth in his recent book, An Uncertain Ally: Turkey […]

Socialist International Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide

Socialist International Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide

CARTAGENA, Colombia (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Socialist International adopted a resolution on Armenian Genocide as a result of the 25th Congress held in the historic city of Cartagena, Colombia, hosted by its member party, the Colombian Liberal Party, under the main heading For a world in peace, with equality and solidarity. Delegates from member parties, affiliated […]

‘Foreign Agent’ Flynn Says Lobbying May Have Helped Turkey

‘Foreign Agent’ Flynn Says Lobbying May Have Helped Turkey

By Stephen Braun and Chad day WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, who was fired from his prominent White House job last month, has registered with the Justice Department as a foreign agent for $530,000 worth of lobbying work before Election Day that may have aided the Turkish government. […]

Amal Clooney Urges Iraq to Allow UN Probe of IS Crimes against Yazidis

Amal Clooney Urges Iraq to Allow UN Probe of IS Crimes against Yazidis

NEW YORK (Reuters) — International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and a young Yazidi woman who was enslaved and raped by Islamic State fighters pushed Iraq on Thursday, March 9 to allow a United Nations investigation into crimes by the militant group, Reuters reports. Britain is drafting a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish a UN investigation, but Clooney said the Iraqi […]

Armenia to Open Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan

Armenia to Open Consulate in Iraqi Kurdistan

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday gave the green light to the opening of an Armenian consulate general in Iraqi Kurdistan, underscoring Armenia’s growing ties to the region that enjoys considerable autonomy within Iraq. Sarkisian signed a corresponding decree more than one week after it was formally approved by Prime Minister Karen Karapetian’s […]

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

Azerbaijan Blocks OSCE Truce Monitors in Karabakh

BAKU (RFE/RL) — Azerbaijan has made clear that it will not allow the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to deploy monitors on the Armenian-Azerbaijani frontlines around Nagorno-Karabakh. “In the absence of withdrawal of the Armenian troops from the occupied territories, such a deployment would lead only to further consolidation of the status […]

2.8 million Children in Most Vulnerable Situation in Syria

2.8 million Children in Most Vulnerable Situation in Syria

GENEVA — The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) said that grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said in UNICEF’s a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years. Verified instances of killing, maiming and recruitment of children increased sharply last […]

French MP Asks President Hollande to Use Influence in Freeing Lapshin

French MP Asks President Hollande to Use Influence in Freeing Lapshin

PARIS (Armenpress) — Member of French National Assembly, Co-chair of Armenia-France Parliamentary Friendship Group François Rochebloine drew the attention of French President Hollande on the case of the extradition of blogger Aleksander Lapshin this week. “ He wrote a letter to Hollande, noting the reason of the detention and extradition of the blogger is his […]