Topic: Politics

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and lawmakers representing his My Step alliance spoke out against holding fresh parliamentary elections to resolve the political crisis in Armenia when they met late on Sunday, February[...]

By Jirair Libaridian We are living through a very difficult period in our history. From September 27 to November 10 our army fought a ferocious war, and suffered a significant defeat with enormous consequences. Before we can find a way out[...]

PARIS – Anouch Dzagoyan Toranian was elected as deputy mayor of Paris on July 3, after being elected as councilor on June 28 in the second round of Parisian municipal elections. She is one of the youngest of 37 deputy mayors, and will be[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan Only a few months after the long-delayed election and appointment of Archbishop Sahag Mashalian as the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul) in December 2019, the Istanbul Armenian community is again in crisis.[...]

Armenia is experiencing a crisis within a crisis. The global impact of the coronavirus has affected every nation, and Armenia is no exception. It has paralyzed the economy and turned upside down the public health system in every country.[...]

By Philippe Raffi Kalfayan Special to the Mirror-Spectator Modern Armenia may be facing one of the most dangerous periods since its creation. This is due to the conjunction of concurrent factors: two years of divisive and hatred speech[...]

By Chris Van Buskirk BOSTON (Boston Globe) — State Rep. Kate Lipper-Garabedian’s swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday, March 25 was by all accounts a sign of the daily abnormalities brought on by the coronavirus. Gov. Charlie Baker[...]

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Black lawmakers in South Carolina are calling on former Vice President Joe Biden to disavow statements from a longtime friend and campaign surrogate that they say are racist. About half of the 45-member Legislative[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has dismissed the director of the National Security Service. Pashinian told a news conference on September 16 he had signed a motion for Artur Vanetsyan’s removal from office,[...]

By Robert D. McFadden NEW YORK (New York Times) — Robert M. Morgenthau, a courtly Knickerbocker patrician who waged war on crime for more than four decades as the chief federal prosecutor for Southern New York State and as Manhattan’s[...]