Category: International News

Trump Visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Meets Armenian Patriarch

Trump Visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Meets Armenian Patriarch

JERUSALEM (Armenpress) — US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Monday, May 15. Representatives of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek-Orthodox church met the president. Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, Custodians of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton, and Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III greeted President Trump. President Donald Trump […]

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 […]

HDP Co-chair: 560 Children Living in Turkish Jails with Mothers

HDP Co-chair: 560 Children Living in Turkish Jails with Mothers

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region (Rudaw) — Some 560 children are living in Turkish jails with their mothers, stated the newly-elected co-chair of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) during a meeting with its parliamentary group on Tuesday. She criticized the government in this regard. “There are currently 560 kids living with their mothers in the prisons. […]

Turkey Blocks NATO Partnerships in Row with Austria

Turkey Blocks NATO Partnerships in Row with Austria

BERLIN (Telegraph) — Turkey is blocking NATO cooperation with more than 40 partner countries in a diplomatic row with Austria, it has emerged. Austria has been prevented from taking part in exercises or future operations with the alliance despite the fact it has more than 400 troops serving alongside NATO forces in Kosovo. Other partner […]

Swiss-Armenian Lobbied for Billions Owed to Holocaust Survivors

Swiss-Armenian Lobbied for Billions Owed to Holocaust Survivors

By Sadie Cruz PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (Press-Republican) — Millions of dormant accounts owned by Jewish people during the Holocaust still rested in Swiss banks in the late 1990s. That’s when a scandal broke, revealing that the monies were never returned, which led to a lawsuit that eventually issued $1.24 billion to Holocaust survivors and their heirs. […]

Malta’s PM under Pressure from MEPs over Corruption Claims Tied to Azeri First Family

Malta’s PM under Pressure from MEPs over Corruption Claims Tied to Azeri First Family

VALLETTA, Malta (Guardian) — Malta’s embattled prime minister, Joseph Muscat, is facing a growing rebellion in Brussels, where Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are openly calling for his departure amid a growing corruption scandal involving his wife, a Panamanian shell company and alleged payments from the president of Azerbaijan’s daughter. The Mediterranean island state’s presidency […]

President Sargsyan Visits Qatar

President Sargsyan Visits Qatar

DOHA, Qatar — On an official visit to the State of Qatar, President Serzh Sargsyan had a meeting with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani. Noting that the Middle Eastern region is of great significance for Armenia’s foreign policy and Armenia enjoys special relations with the Arab world based on centuries-old friendship, President Sargsyan said “Armenia is interested in […]