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Armenia, Iran Build Joint Power Plant

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Iran have begun building a joint hydroelectric power plant along their countries’ shared border. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and members of an Iranian delegation led by Iran’s energy minister, Majid Namjoo, attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant Thursday on the Arax River, near the southern Armenian town of Meghri. The construction of […]

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Armenia, Iran Build Joint Power Plant

Posted November 8th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Armenia and Iran have begun building a joint hydroelectric power plant along their countries’ shared border. Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and members of an Iranian delegation led by Iran’s energy minister, Majid Namjoo, attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the plant Thursday on the Aras River, near the southern Armenian town of Meghri. The construction of […]

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Armenians Protest Hungary’s Decision to Repatriate Soldier

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 100 Armenians gathered Saturday to protest Hungary’s decision to repatriate an Azerbaijani soldier who killed an Armenian military officer in 2004. Demonstrators burned the Hungarian flag Saturday in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. On Friday, Hungary sent Ramil Safarov back to his native Azerbaijan, where he was immediately pardoned and freed by Azerbaijan’s president, […]

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Israel’s Parliament Debates Massacre of Armenians

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The Israeli parliament Tuesday debated whether to recognize the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks early in the 20th century as an act of genocide, a move that would further aggravate already tense relations between between Israel and Turkey. Armenians say the Ottoman Turks killed about 1.5 million of their people in an orchestrated […]

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Clinton Urges Azerbaijan to Respect Human Rights

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pressed Azerbaijan to show greater respect for human rights. During a visit Wednesday to the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, Clinton urged the government to let citizens express their views peacefully and to release those who have been detained for doing so. She also called on Azerbaijani authorities to respect […]

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5 Azerbaijan Troops Reported Killed in Armenia Border Clashes

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of killing five Azerbaijani soldiers in a second day of violence at the common border. This brings to eight the death toll in the border clashes since Monday. Armenia said Monday that three of its soldiers were killed. Several people on both sides have been wounded in the exchange of fire. […]

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Clinton Expresses Concern About Increasing Armenia-Azerbaijan Tensions

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is very concerned about escalating tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan as she began a trip to Europe’s Caucasus region. Clinton told reporters in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, Monday that use of force in the majority ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh will not resolve the conflict. […]

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Clinton Expresses Concern About Increasing Armenia-Azerbaijan Tensions

Posted June 4th, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she is very concerned about escalating tensions on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan as she began a trip to Europe’s Caucasus region. Clinton told reporters in Armenia’s capital, Yerevan, Monday that use of force in the majority ethnic Armenian enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh will not resolve the conflict. […]

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Armenian Opposition to Ask Court to Throw Out Election Results

Posted May 8th, 2012 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Armenia’s main opposition party says it will ask the country’s top court to throw out the results of Sunday’s parliamentary election, alleging fraud. The Armenian National Congress, led by former President Levon Ter-Petrosyan, won seven seats in the 131-seat parliament. The ruling Republican Party won 68 seats. ANC accuses the Republicans of vote buying, pressuring […]

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Monitors Give Mixed Marks to Armenia’s Election

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 10:45 am (UTC-5)
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International monitors have praised Sunday’s elections in Armenia as competitive and peaceful, but criticized violations they say undermined the vote, including pressure on voters and an inadequate complaints process. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said Monday that Armenia deserves recognition for its electoral reforms and its open and peaceful campaign. But OSCE […]

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