Armenia & Karabakh

WASHINGTON — Armenian Assembly of America longtime trustee Elizabeth Agbabian, a respected leader in the Armenian American community, was awarded the Movses Khorenatsi Medal last month by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on the 99th[...]

WINCHESTER, Mass. — A dinner party on Saturday, June 10, at the home of Raffi and Nina Festekjian, raised $220,000 for Halo Trust’s Safe Steps for the People of Karabakh Campaign, surpassing expectations by the organizers. The goal is[...]

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the receptive approach both the Government of Armenia and the overwhelming majority of the Armenian population have taken in[...]

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[...]