Trump Administration acts as peace negotiator between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Europe 10/23/20, 20:11

Through Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, President Trump's administration made a new action in international politics for world peace when it intervened this Friday in the global efforts to stop the armed confrontations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are currently experiencing intense conflicts.  The Secretary of State met separately with Armenia ...

Arsenal hopes to win Europa League for missing Mkhitaryan

Soccer 05/28/19, 10:08

Arsenal's Granit Xhaka and Sokratis Papastathopoulos say they want to win the Europa League title for their teammate Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is missing the final for political reasons.Xhaka says "of course we're disappointed he's not here," adding that "we want to give him a trophy too."Papastathopoulos says "we have also ...

Arsenal to leave Mkhitaryan at home for Europa League final

Sports 05/21/19, 06:02

Arsenal says Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be staying at home when the team plays Chelsea in the Europa League final because of concerns about political tension between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is hosting the game. Arsenal says "we have thoroughly explored all the options for Micki to be part of ...

Armenian ex-president’s case sent to higher court

Europe 05/20/19, 13:30

An Armenian court has halted proceedings in the trial of former President Robert Kocharian in connection with a deadly police crackdown and transferred the case to the constitutional court.Elen Arakelian, a lawyer for Kocharian, said she didn't immediately have details of the Monday decision by the lower court.Kocharian is charged ...

Armenian court releases ex-president as trial continues

Europe 05/18/19, 12:51

A court in Armenia has freed the country's former president from jail as his trial continues on charges connected to a deadly police crackdown on a demonstration a decade ago.The decision Saturday to release Robert Kocharian from custody brought hundreds of protesters into the center of Yerevan, the capital.Kocharian had ...

Armenian trans woman gets threats after parliament speech

Asia & Pacific 04/27/19, 09:32

A transgender woman who broke boundaries with a speech in Armenia's parliament says she has received death threats and is avoiding leaving her home in the backlash to her three-minute address.Lilit Martirosian told members of parliament's human rights committee on April 5 that the group she founded, Right Side, had ...

Armenian PM’s bloc seen winning parliamentary vote

Europe 12/10/18, 02:32

Preliminary results in Armenia's snap parliamentary election show the electoral bloc of the country's new leader winning an overwhelming majority.A preliminary count from all precincts posted on the website of the Armenian Central Election Commission on Monday show Nikol Pashinian's My Step bloc with more than 70 percent of the ...

Armenians cast ballots in early parliamentary election

Europe 12/09/18, 04:57

Armenians are casting ballots in an early parliamentary election expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's new prime minister.FILE- In this file photo taken on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, right, speaks to a police officer in front of a police line blocking the way ...

Former Armenian president is arrested for deadly crackdown

Europe 12/07/18, 15:55

An Armenian court on Friday put the nation's former president in custody on charges linked to a deadly police crackdown on a 2008 protest over alleged voting fraud.Robert Kocharian, 64, spent two weeks in jail last summer on charges of violating the constitutional order by sending police to break up ...

Armenians set to cast ballots in snap parliamentary vote

Europe 12/07/18, 09:16

Armenians are set to vote in a snap parliamentary election this Sunday that is expected to cement the rule of the new prime minister who spearheaded the massive protests earlier this year that forced the resignation of his predecessor.The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May, pushed for ...

Armenian parliament dissolved, early election set for Dec. 9

Europe 11/01/18, 17:06

Armenia's president on Thursday dissolved parliament and called an early election, a political maneuver intended to unseat the current parliament majority.President Armen Sarkisian's move is in sync with acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian's efforts to unseat his foes in parliament. Sarkisian set the early election for Dec. 9.Pashinian took office ...

US official: Russian arms impede Nagorno-Karabakh settlement

Europe 10/25/18, 07:37

U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton said Thursday that Russian arms supplies to both Azerbaijan and Armenia have hampered the settlement of their conflict over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.Speaking on a visit to the Armenian capital, Bolton told reporters that Russian arms sales to both countries have "clearly not contributed ...

Armenian premier steps down, maneuvering for early election

Europe 10/16/18, 08:24

Armenia's prime minister stepped down Tuesday, a political maneuver aimed at forcing an early election.Nikol Pashinian, who took office in May after spearheading weeks of protests that forced the resignation of his predecessor, has pushed for an early parliamentary election this fall in a bid to unseat foes who maintain ...

Rwandan woman chosen to head body for French-speaking world

Africa 10/12/18, 12:09

Rwanda's top diplomat Louise Mushikiwabo has been chosen to lead the body that represents French speakers around the world, becoming the first African woman to hold the post.The foreign minister replaces Canada's Michaelle Jean, who had sought re-election for the top job at the International Organization of Francophonie.Francophonie Secretary-General designate ...

France’s government reshuffle delayed while Macron is abroad

Europe 10/10/18, 03:52

The French presidency says a government reshuffle will take place after President Emmanuel Macron is back from a trip to Armenia at the end of the week.New government members are expected to be named following the resignation of the interior minister last week, as Macron wants to seize the occasion ...

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