Editorial

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

YEREVAN (ARKA) — The Irish low-cost airline Ryanair made its first flight from Italian Milan to Yerevan Armenia on Tuesday, January 14. Tatevik Revazyan, the head of Armenia’s Civil Aviation Committee, told reporters that the first[...]

ISTANBUL (Deutsche Welle) — Selahattin Demirtas, the former co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has been detained for over three years in Turkey’s Edirne high-security prison despite scant evidence against him.[...]

ISTANBUL (IOHR) — Turkey, which arrested four journalists from Kurdish left-wing agencies in December, remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists, the International Observatory for Human Rights (IOHR) said on January 7.[...]

ISTANBUL (Bianet) — The defendant in the case of Sevag Balikçi, an Armenian citizen of Turkey who was shot dead during his compulsory military service, has been sentenced to 16 years and 8 months in prison this past week. Balikçi was[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — The Armenian authorities have strongly denied media claims that they will use repressive methods and even blackmail in a bid to force the chairman and other members of Armenia’s Constitutional Court to resign. Citing[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, National Assembly Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan, Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, as well as members of parliament[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian met with President of Rwanda Paul Kagame on the sidelines of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week Forum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Presidential Office said. The two[...]

DRESDEN, Germany (Panorama.am) — Azerbaijani opera singer Yusif Eyvazov has refused  to perform on the same stage with Armenian singer because of the latter’s nationality which is said out of political considerations, Hasmik Papian,[...]

ISTANBUL — On January 11, Bishop Sahak Mashalian (Masalyan), Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, was enthroned in a ceremony held at Istanbul’s Sourp Asdvadzadzin (Holy Virgin) Armenian Cathedral. Mashalian was elected as the 85th[...]

By John Williams Chris McCormick’s new novel, The Gimmicks, contains what might seem like a few gimmicks of its own, including forays into the worlds of competitive backgammon and professional wrestling. But those subcultures,[...]

By Tejal Rao LOS ANGELES (New York Times) — Rusana Sayadyan threw down a ball of dough the size of a tangerine and rolled it out into a big, floppy disc, lifting the edges to spin it around. Thirteen years ago, she was an apprentice at a[...]