From The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

By Vic Gerami YEREVAN – Armenia is one of the fascinating places in the world. An underrated nation for decades, until recently when European tourists found out about its rich millennia-old history, ancient monuments, majestic[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) – A senior US diplomat has voiced concern over the lack of progress in the release of prisoners of war following the 2020 conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Six weeks of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan[...]

This versatile couscous recipe is courtesy of Lisa Prince Newman, author of the bestselling cookbook/memoir For the Love of Apricots: Recipes & Memories of the Santa Clara Valley, now in its second printing. Lisa’s cookbook[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — The director and two other employees of a morgue were fired on May 26 as the Armenian authorities faced accusations of showing disrespect to the bodies of Armenian soldiers killed during last year’s war in[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A controversial pro-government parliamentarian admitted on Friday, June 4 stealing the mobile phone of an Armenian journalist who filmed him in a street in Yerevan. The incident occurred on Thursday after Anush[...]

NEW YORK — New York City Opera (Michael Capasso, General Director) has announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed conductor and pianist Constantine Orbelian as the company’s music director and principal conductor. Orbelian[...]

NEW YORK — On June 5, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative held an Aurora Dialogues Online event titled “Vartan Gregorian. The Aurora Co-Founder,” focused on Vartan Gregorian’s extraordinary life as humanitarian, educator and[...]

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. – Rhode Island jewelry retailer Alex and Ani LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a court filing made on June 9. The company’s estimated assets ranged from $100 million to $500 million as[...]

FRESNO, Calif. – In the last two months, Fresno Unified School Board, with the backing of the City Council, pushed to name a new campus after a couple, Francine and Murray Farber, who had generously donated money and time to the[...]

YEREVAN ( – Three of Armenia’s four deputy foreign ministers, who have tendered their resignations due to apparent disagreements with the government, were formally relieved of their duties on Tuesday, June 8. All four[...]

By David Davidian It has been said, “Give a man enough rope, and he will hang himself.” During the immediate post-Soviet era, the West did its best to induce “cowboy, laisse-faire capitalism” within newly independent states[...]