Armenia & Karabakh

YEREVAN and CALABASAS, Calif. — During the holiday season of 2016 and early 2017, the girls and staff of the Mer Hooys program in Yerevan, Armenia celebrated the traditions of America and Armenia with gratitude, joy and anticipation for[...]

By Ruth Bedevian YEREVAN — I came to my recent visit to the American University of Armenia (AUA) well aware of the graduate degree programs. My husband and I enjoyed watching the May 2016 graduation ceremony via YouTube. We were happy to[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Faith in Christianity remains vital for the survival and prosperity of the Armenian people, Catholicos Karekin II, the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, insisted on Friday as he celebrated a Christmas mass[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach, special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — Films are not only for entertainment, but may have the power to change political reality. This is certainly the case with “Aghet” by director Eric Friedler. First[...]

By Emanuele Cassano Mariam is 31 and the mother of three daughters. She comes from Armavir in western Armenia. Even after the birth of her second daughter she continued to follow her dream, trusting in the probability theory: to have a[...]

PARIS — The 180th anniversary of the birth of Ottoman-Armenian composer Dikran Tchouhadjian will be marked in March. The author, an actor, musician, producer and director, is director of the Dikran Tchouhadjian International Institute[...]

YEREVAN (Combined Sources) — The secretary general of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on December 29 condemned as “provocative” an armed incident on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan which left three[...]

YEREVAN ( — Astronomers from the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory in Armenia have discovered a strong outburst of the embedded young stellar object (YSO) designated UKIDSS-J185318.36+012454.5. This newly detected event could[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — The United States called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to avoid ceasefire violations as it announced the appointment of its new chief negotiator in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process on Friday. The US Embassy in Yerevan[...]

YEREVAN — Prime Minister Karen Karapetian received US Ambassador to Armenia Richard Mills on December 28. The two discussed issues related to U.S.-Armenia relations and exchanged views on cooperation in the Government’s anticorruption[...]

YEREVAN — On the occasion of the New Year, President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia delivered the following speech: Dear Compatriots, Year 2016 becomes history; it was the 25th year of the reestablishment of our independence. It was a period[...]