Masked and armed Azerbaijani servicemen stop bus with Armenian children, check the phones – Ombudsman

Masked Azerbaijani servicemen legally stopped a bus with Armenian children on Vorotan road, Armenia’s Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan reports.

The Ombudsman has shared footage showing Azerbaijani servicemen, armed and masked, checking children’s phones under the pretext of finding some videos.

The teens aged 15-16 were football players from Artsakh traveling to Armenia.

“The children’s bus was kept for 10-15 minutes. During that time, the Artsakh flag was scraped off the bus with a knife. Azerbaijani sources ar

President Sarkissian presents Armenia’s economic potential to heads of major international companies

President Armen Sarkissian had a working meeting with the heads of more than two dozen well-known international companies, foundations and organizations (including Google, Cargill, Nestlé, Revolution, Highgate, OneRagtime) on the sidelines of the Summit of Minds in Chamonix, France.

The meeting was a unique opportunity to present Armenia’s economic potential, areas with significant development potential and spheres of interest for cooperation.

The President touched upon the business environment in Armenia, attractive spheres for investments and investment opportunities.

Speaking about the difficulties and challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic and war, President Sarkissian particularly said that one should be able to find the right way out of the current situation, create conditions for economic development, outlined the most promising and serious development opportunities.

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Armenia sues Azerbaijan in UN court

Armenia sues Azerbaijan in UN court

September 17, 2021 – 11:07 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Republic of Armenia on Thursday, September 16 instituted proceedings against the Republic of Azerbaijan before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, with regard to violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD), the Court said in a press release.

“The Applicant contends that “for decades, Azerbaijan has subjected Armenians to racial discrimination” and that, “[a]s a result of this State-sponsored policy of Armenian hatred, Armenians have been subjected to systemic discrim

Armenia takes Azerbaijan to top UN Court

The Republic of Armenia today instituted proceedings against the Republic of Azerbaijan before the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, with regard to alleged violations of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD).

The Applicant contends that “[f]or decades, Azerbaijan has subjected Armenians to racial discrimination” and that, “[a]s a result of this State-sponsored policy of Armenian hatred, Armenians have been subjected to systemic discrimination, mass killings, torture and other abuse”.

According to Armenia, these violations are directed at individuals of Armenian ethnic or national origin regardless of their actual nationality. Armenia claims that “[t]hese practices once again came to the fore in Septem

California Armenian Legislative Caucus announces essay and visual arts scholarship winners

Asbarez – The California Armenian Legislative Caucus announced the winners of this year’s 2021 California Armenian Legislative Caucus’ Scholarship. 
 
The California Armenian Legislative Caucus has worked hard this year to advocate and participate in educational and governmental efforts in California and awarded six scholarships to California high school students who entered essay and arts contests. 
 
The Caucus continues to strive to educate Californians on Armenian American issues and celebrate the achievements of Armenian Americans in California. 

Earlier this year the Armenian Caucus invited California high school students to participate in its Annual Essay Contest. Students were asked to write a letter to Face

Cross-stone dedicated to victims of Armenian Genocide unveiled in Czech city of Kralupy nad Vltavou

A new memorial dedicated to the victims of the Armenian genocide was unveiled in Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, on Wednesday, Orer.eu reports.

It was made by an Armenian native Telman Nersisjan, who lives in Kralupy. According to the author, the khachkar (cross-stone) will also stand as a symbol of solidarity and cooperation between peoples.

The official unveiling was also attended by Armenian Ambassador Ashot Hovakimijan and Cardinal Dominik Duka, who blessed the monument.

PACE committee calls on Azerbaijan to release all captives and return them to Armenia without further delay

Following the tragic recent conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the PACE Migration Committee has set out a series of recommendations to both countries to address the humanitarian consequences in the short and long term, and move towards a process of peace and reconciliation.

Approving a resolution and recommendation on the basis of a report by Paul Gavan (Ireland, UEL), who visited both countries, the committee said it was “concerned about the many allegations of crimes, war crimes and other wrongful acts,” during the six-week war, listing the most serious. It called on both countries to “fully investigate the allegations and bring to justice anyone, including at command level, found to be responsible” and to co-operate fully with the Europea

Slovakia urges release of all Armenian PoWs by Azerbaijan

Slovakia urges release of all Armenian PoWs by Azerbaijan

September 14, 2021 – 18:17 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Slovakia’s Foreign Ministry Ivan Korčok has urged the return of Armenian prisoners of war and civilians captured by Azerbaijan during and after the Second Karabakh War in late 2020.

Addressing the media in Armenia, Korčok also called for creating conditions for demining the areas in order to avoid more loss of life.

“We strongly urge the sides to refrain from any action that could potentially escalate the situation and to fully implement the commitments made in the November 9 statement,” Korčok told a joint press

Solidarity in action: Macron tweets in Armenian to announce the first delivery of vaccine to Yerevan

French President Emmanuel Macron has posted in Armenian to announce the delivery of the first batch of 25,000 doses of vaccine to Armenia.

“As I promised in August this year, the first batch of 25,000 doses of vaccine will reach our Armenian friends tonight.
Solidarity in action in the fight against COVID-19,” Macron said in social media posts.

France delivers 25,000 dozes of AstraZeneca vaccine to Armenia

The first batch of 25,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine against COVID-19 sent by France arrived at the international zvartnots Airport this morning.

Chargé d’affaires of the French Embassy in Armenia, Mr. Christophe Katsahian and representatives of the Armenian Ministries of Health and Foreign Affairs were at the site.

The rest of the deliveries will continue tomorrow and in the weeks to come in coordination with the Armenian authorities.

France stands alongside Armenia in dealing with the pandemic. In 2020, it sent three missions of doctors specializing in

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