Armenia & Karabakh

YEREVAN (Armenpress) —  Armenia’s official  tourism website will be ready soon, Ara Khzmalyan,  tourism director at the Development Foundation of Armenia (DFA), announced, adding that the website is designed in a way that a person[...]

YEREVAN and BOSTON — This year’s commencement ceremonies celebrated a number of firsts for the American University of Armenia (AUA), including the inaugural AUA Presidential Commendation award, bestowed to Edward Avedisian. The award[...]

NEW YORK — On June 7, Swann Galleries’ held its biannual auction of Maps & Atlases, Natural History & Color Plate Books. Approximately two thirds of the lots offered fell into the category of maps and atlases, with strong[...]

YEREVAN — It was not the atmosphere we expected to find in a center for youngsters with autism: laughter rang out of one room where children were busily painting, while piano music sounded in another room, where two young lads were[...]

YEREVAN — Constantine Orbelian is a hard man to find. He is a globe-trotting pianist and conductor with thriving careers in several countries. And he likes it exactly that way. He is an American-born, globally successful pianist who is[...]

STEPANAKERT (Public Radio of Armenia) — The caviar factory in Artsakh’s Martakert region is planning to produce 15-20 tons of black caviar yearly.  “The caviar has already passed scrutiny by a leading international company,” Prime[...]

TBILISI (Anadolu) — Tbilisi will host military drills held jointly by Georgia, Azerbaijan and Turkey this past week, Georgian Defense Ministry reported. The Caucasus Eagle drills have been held since 2009. This is the third time the[...]

YEREVAN — A year after Armenians launched a generous new peace prize, the frontman of rockers System of a Down sees more to come in the country — including perhaps a music festival. Serj Tankian, singer of the chart-topping California[...]

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) — The former Soviet republics of Armenia and Azerbaijan are closer to war over Nagorno-Karabakh than at any point since a ceasefire brokered more than 20 years ago, the International Crisis Group[...]

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — The Azerbaijani kidnapping of Tbilisi-based opposition reporter Afgan Mukhtarli to Baku has received worldwide attention, Armen Ashotyan, chairman of the Armenian parliament’s foreign relations committee said on[...]

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Charles Aznavour house-museum was opened in downtown Yerevan on June 1, in a solemn ceremony attended by the legendary singer, his son Nicolas Aznavour, Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan and a[...]