Editorial

The Armenian Mirror-Spectator

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — On March 17, President Robert Kocharian defended through a spokesman his administration’s continuing refusal to allow Armenia’s leading independent and pro-opposition newspapers and online publications to resume[...]

YEREVAN (Combined sources) — Briton John Prescott, rapporteur for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), visited Armenia, welcoming the lifting of two provisions of the state of emergency declaration by the Armenian[...]

YEREVAN (Reuters) — Armenian police have arrested 30 opposition activists for starting a riot, which killed eight people, the Prosecutor-General said on Tuesday, March 4, in a clampdown on opponents during a state of emergency.[...]

LUXEMBOURG (RFE/RL) — Officials in Armenia and Azerbaijan have confirmed an outbreak of military clashes in two regions of Nagorno-Karabagh. In an interview, Azg daily editor-in-chief Hagop Avedikian confirmed that clashes had indeed[...]

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) — A top Vatican envoy has postponed a visit to Armenia because of the unrest in the capital Yerevan, the Vatican said on March 2. Secretary of State Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who ranks only second to the pope in[...]

BURGAS, Bulgaria (The Independent) — On February 28, the Town Council of Burgas, 390 kilometers east of Sofia, adopted with an overwhelming majority of the votes, 43 against 2, recognition of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Moreover, the[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Armenia was invited to participate in the 57th Miss World Beauty Pageant that will take place in July in Vietnam. Karen Aristakesian, head of the Miss Armenia agency, said that the winner of the Miss Armenia[...]

YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan) — The regular tour of the World Cup Tournament of Sports Gymnastics began on March 2 in Qatar. Vahagn Stepanian, Haroutiun Merdinian and David Avetisian competed from Armenia. The tournament was to finish on March[...]

ROME — On February 22, the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) joined representatives from various Armenian churches and the local Roman-Armenian community to witness Pope Benedict XVI dedicate the north courtyard of the Vatican[...]

BAGHDAD (BBC) — Turkish warplanes have attacked some 70 Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq, the Turkish military says. It says the raid began in the early morning on February 3 and its planes returned safely after successfully[...]