Armenia & Karabakh

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — During a visit to Armenia, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said there is no cause for “too much optimism” over a resolution of the long-standing conflict over Azerbaijan’s breakaway[...]

YEREVAN — This year the literary circles of Armenia celebrate the 80th anniversary of famous Armenia poet and translator Yuri Sahakyan. Yerevan-based Sahakyan was born in 1937 in the village of Chaylu in the Mardakert district of Nagorno[...]

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute announced this week that if was offering the  2018 Lemkin Scholarship program for foreign students and PhD candidates. The Lemkin scholarship is intended to[...]

MOSCOW (RFE/RL) — Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian discussed a possible meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Elmar Mammadyarov, as he met on Tuesday with international mediators advancing peace efforts in the[...]

By Anna Pujol-Mazzini GAVAR, Armenia (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — When Karina Aghalaryan discovered she was going to be the mother of a baby girl, the 35-year-old Armenian was ecstatic. Her family was altogether more lukewarm. Talk[...]

YEREVAN ( — The Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST) ( announced recently the creation of an Angels Network. The official announcement took[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Bruises have covered much of her body, attesting to the abuse she has suffered at the hands of her husband over two decades. Even while carrying his child, he continued to beat her. “I was pregnant when he once[...]

MOSCOW (Armenpress) — The Russia-based Armenian businessman and philanthropist Levon Hayrapetyan died on October 18 after battling a long disease, writer Zori Balayan announced. “He passed away in the early morning and a few hours[...]

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The Boston chapter of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) will be hosting a fundraising gala and auction to honor the late Bob Semonian’s years of service to SOAR ( The event,[...]

STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL) — Nagorno-Karabakh’s army threatened “painful” retaliation on Monday, October 23, as it accused Azerbaijani forces of shelling its frontline positions for the first time in two months. The Defense Army claimed[...]

YEREVAN — Mexican MPs Blanca Margarita Cuata Dominguez, Maria Cristina Teresa Garcia Bravo, Carlos Hernández Mirón visited the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Sunday, October 22, accompanied by Vice-Speaker of the Armenian National Assembly[...]