Editorial

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Hate speech is protected in the US but there are in fact limits to free speech. Hate speech that incites violence is considered a crime. The tremendous growth in social media has complicated the situation. Social media[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenia demonstrated on Friday, December 27, for the first time four Sukhoi Su-30SM fighter jets which it has purchased from Russia. Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan and other Armenian[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Law-enforcement authorities on Friday, December 27, brought criminal charges against the chairman of Armenia’s Constitutional Court, Hrayr Tovmasyan, in what he denounced as a “political process” aimed at[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — A political party whose members stormed a police station in Yerevan in 2016 said on December 27 that it will no longer support Armenia’s current government and will strive instead for snap general elections. “It[...]

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — “The voice of Gomidas is the undisguised heartbeat of the Armenian people.” Those are the words of one of the most ardent students of the beloved priest-musician, who preserved, shaped, and defined our[...]

By Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN — A new anthology of academic papers, Collection of the Conference Papers Dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of Academician Vladimir Barkhudaryan, was published recently by the[...]

NEW YORK — More than 400 guests from around the world gathered at Cipriani 25 Broadway in support of the 16th Annual Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Holiday Gala on December 14. This year’s benefit surpassed previous fundraising[...]

MOSCOW (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Russian Ambassador to Armenia Sergey Kopyrkin has said that Moscow is planning to increase the efficiency of the 102nd Russian military base in Gyumri in coming years. “Steps have been taken to increase the[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — With the arrival of a Moscow-Yerevan flight, the Zvartnots International Airport’s yearly passenger flow exceeded 3,000,000 for the first time in its history, on December 30. On this occasion, the airport’s[...]

ISTANBUL (PanARMENIAN.Net) — Turkey may establish a naval base in Northern Cyprus (TRNC) as a group of experts are surveying the area to determine the location of such a base, reported the Milliyet daily Wednesday, December 25. The plans[...]

ISTANBUL (AFP) — A Turkish court on Tuesday, December 24 ignored calls to release a businessman charged with seeking to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government, despite a ruling by Europe’s top rights body.[...]