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armenpress.am4 hours ago

The Maragha Massacre: the other face of the coin in the Karabakh War

April 10 marks the 28th-anniversary of the Maragha massacre, one of the most frightful pogroms committed by the Azerbaijani military against peaceful Armenian inhabitants during the Artsakh Liberation War. Maragha was one of the largest and richest villages in Artsakh before the war - several factories operated, and viticulture ...

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panorama.am9 hours ago

IMF forecasts for Armenia's economy amid coronavirus pandemic

The Armenian authorities have requested an increase in financial support provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for the country and, pending Executive Board approval, around $280 million will be available immediately after the Board meeting, IMF said in a press release on Thursday. The COVID-19 pandemic, together wi...

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panorama.ama day ago

Media Advocate urges Armenian MPs to reject freedom of information bill

Media Advocate initiative calls on Armenian lawmakers to reject a government-drafted bill on freedom of information. Below is a statement released by Media Advocate on Thursday: "A draft amendment to the Armenian Law on Freedom of Information has been submitted, which was developed by the Ministry of Environment. According to...

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armenpress.am2 days ago

Imagine, There’s No Newsroom - From Novel Coronavirus to Novel Uncertainties

If the news media, internet and telecommunications were not to exist, it could’ve seemed that the post-industrial mankind has returned to the deep Middle Ages. More precisely, the part of the Middle Ages when a man’s movement is limited to their settlement (in the case of many countries – their apartment) territory. Few months a...

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panorama.am2 days ago

US indicts Turkish Halkbank for illegal transfer of billions of dollars to Iran

By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier Halkbank, whose majority shareholder is the Turkish government, pleaded not guilty in New York on March 31, 2020, to criminal charges that it helped Iran illicitly transfer tens of billions in dollars and gold, wrote Aykan Erdemir and Philip Kowalski in an essay published ...

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panorama.am04/4th/2020, 9:06

Fruit, vegetable prices up by 5.6% in March

Prices for food and non-alcoholic beverages dropped by 2.8% in Armenia last month from the same period last year and grew by1.3% to compare with February data previous, which was largely prompted by 4.4% and 6.4% growth in fruit and vegetable prices, respectively. According to the latest data published by the Statistical Commi...

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armenpress.am04/2nd/2020, 11:54

April War: Azerbaijan’s failure on the use of military force as a foreign policy tool

On the night of April 2, 2016, Azerbaijan launched a large-scale attack on Artsakh in southern, southeastern and northeastern directions. The Defense forces of the Artsakh Republic successfully thwarted the offensive and launched a counteroffensive. At noon on April 5, an oral ceasefire was reached between the chiefs of the Gene...

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panorama.am03/31st/2020, 10:12

Armenian ombudsman to submit special letter to int'l organizations after child wounded in Azerbaijani shooting

Armenian Human Rights Defense (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan will submit a special letter to international organizations over the wounding of a 14-year-old Armenian boy in Azerbaijani shooting on Monday, his office reported. Azerbaijani military attempted a subversive attack on the Armenian military posts in Noyemberyan community o...

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armenpress.am03/25th/2020, 5:00

Is the US decision on aiding Artsakh  final? ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian has the answer

Over the past months, HALO Trust’s Nagorno-Karabakh demining program aided by the United States has been in the centre of different discussions. ANCA’s Executive Director Aram Hamparian shared his views and, finally, gave a precise answer to the commonly asked question: “Is the Artsakh decision final?”. “It has been a 2 decades...

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armenpress.am03/24th/2020, 2:36

1920 Shushi Massacres as the continuation of the Armenian Genocide

The Azerbaijani armed units, together with Tatar bandits from Shushi city organized the massacres of Armenians from March 23-26 1920. The exact number of victims is not known so far. Various sources assess from 8 to 10 thousand. About two months after the massacres, on May 15, 1920, Karapet Vardapetyants, a priest and member of ...

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