International

TEHRAN, Iran (RFE/RL) — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reiterated Iran’s strong interest in expanding its “historic, deep and friendly” relations with Armenia as he met with Armenian Foreign Minister Eduard Nalbandian here over the[...]

ANKARA (Guardian) — Turkey has pursued its diplomatic offensive against Israel by confirming it is suspending defense industry contracts and threatening further sanctions, after that country’s refusal to apologize for the deaths of[...]

  MERSIN, Turkey (Firant news agency) — BDP’s Mersin Akdeniz Municipality has named a park and built a monument, both in honor of Hrant Dink. Dink, chief editor of the bilingual newspaper Agos, was murdered on January 19,[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serge Sargisian has pointedly declined to deny one of his ministers’ claims that he would like to found a second house of Armenia’s parliament where representatives of the worldwide Armenian Diaspora[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian The social unrest sweeping across the Middle East has caught up with Egypt, long considered one of the most stable nations in the region and a cornerstone of US strategic policy in the Muslim[...]

JANUARY • One of the “leftovers of the sword,” Fethiye Cetin, 60, a prominent civil rights attorney in Turkey, had her sense of identity shattered when she learned from her grandmother that she was one of thousands of Armenian[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Yerevan’s Mayor Gagik Beglarian was forced to step down on Wednesday after reportedly beating up a member of President Serge Sargisian’s[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — President Serge Sargisian said broader international recognition of the Armenian Genocide is essential for preventing more crimes against humanity as he opened an international conference in Yerevan this past[...]

LONDON (Jerusalem Post and AP) — Documents expected to be leaked allege that Turkey allowed citizens to smuggle weapons into Iraq, and that the US helped Kurdish[...]

UNITED NATIONS (ArmeniaNow) — Armenia has accused Azerbaijan of using its oil wealth to fuel “military adventure” amid mounting tensions between the two South Caucasus countries over a disputed region of[...]

WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted last week in favor of the administration’s nominee, Matthew Bryza, to serve as the next US ambassador to Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian Assembly of[...]