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US legislators press for statutory ban on military aid to Baku

In the hours leading up to Tuesday’s filing deadline, three senior members of the U.S. House have introduced amendments to the fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R.4350) zeroing out U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

“We thank Representatives Speier, Pallone, and Sherman for giving their Congressional colleagues the long-overdue opportunity for an up-or-down vote on zeroing out any and all U.S. military aid to oil-rich Azerbaijan,” said Aram Hamparian, Executive Director of the ANCA. “In the wake of Azerbaijan’s ethnic cleansing last year of 100,000+ indigenous Armenians from Artsakh – amid Aliyev’s ongoing invasion and occupation of Armenian territory – the Congress must act in a bipartisan manner to hold

SBS apologises to Armenian-Australians for breaching code of practice in report on Artsakh

SBS (Special Broadcasting Service) has apologised to the Armenian-Australian community after an independent Ombudsman determined that a report aired by the Australian network’s World News program concerning the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh War breached its Code of Practice, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

The three-minute segment in question, which was sourced from Al Jazeera and presented on 3rd July 2021, placed the blame of landmines left in the Azerbaijani-occupied territories of Artsakh squarely on the Armenian side. It failed the fundamental principles of media objectivity and the importance of providing the perspectives of all sides of a conflict, including perspectives from third parties, such as from independent international human righ

Armenia condemns all expressions of terrorism: President Sarkissian addresses message to Biden

President Armen Sarkissian addressed a message to US President Joseph Biden on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attack in the United States.

The message reads:

“Twenty years have passed since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. More than 3,000 innocent people were killed, including American-Armenians, and more than 10,000 were injured. Our hearts still grieve for the innocent victims, and our prayers are with the survivors and their families.

Armenia strongly condemns all acts of terrorism and

Armenia stands in solidarity with the US in commemorating 9/11 victims

On 20th anniversary of 9/11, Armenia stand in solidarity with the friendly people of the US in commemorating innocent victims of terrorist attacks, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said in a Twitter post.

“Last year, Armenians of Artsakh encountered the horror of terrorism, and Armenia will put it utmost efforts in global fight against terrorism,” the Foreign Minister added.

On Tuesday 11 September 2001 suicide attackers seized US passenger jets and crashed them into two New York skyscrapers, killing thousands of people.

The attack remains one of the most traumatic events of the century, not only for Americans but also for the world.

Four planes flying over the eastern

Armenian President hosts participants of international conference, highlights the importance of national identity

At the presidential residence, President Armen Sarkisian hosted the participants of the conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace -representatives of sister churches, Christian organizations, scholars and public figures from different countries.

The Director of the Foreign Relations and Protocol Department of the Mother See, His Grace Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan presented the purpose and agenda of the conference, noting that the current challenges of the world, as well as a number of problems facing our people in the post-war situation were discussed during the conference organized by the Mother See’s Propaganda Center and the Artsakh Committee for the Preservation of Cultural and Cultural Heritage.

“We focused on the iss

Baroness Caroline Cox awarded St. Sahak – St. Mesrop Order of the Armenian Apostolic Church

His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin member of the House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox.

His Holiness expressed his joy for Baroness Cox’ visit to Armenia and her participation in the conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace. His Holiness appreciated the Baroness’ efforts in various international instances to protect the right of the Armenians of Artsakh to live freely and independently, as well as to provide constant support and assistance to t

Artsakh FM meets Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians

On September 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan was received by Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II  in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

Various issues related to the current situation in Artsakh and the church-society relations were discussed during the meeting.

David Babayan expressed his gratitude to the Catholicos of All Armenians for keeping Artsakh in the focus of attention, his substantial contribution to the process of developing and strengthening our country, emphasizing th

Turkish-Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh cannot be considered inter-religious confrontation – FM

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan participated in the conference on International Religious Freedom and Peace chaired by  His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.
David Babayan briefed the participants on the situation established as a result of the war unleashed by Azerbaijan, Turkey and international terrorists against Artsakh, the destruction of the Armenian historical and cultural heritage by Azerbaijan in the occup

EU-funded conference on Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population held in Yerevan

Today the Increased Resilience of Syrian Armenians and Host Population – IRIS Programme Final Conference took place in Yerevan.

The project aimed to enhance the economic integration of Syrian-Armenians and the host population by raising the competitiveness of the local economy by stimulating innovation and entrepreneurial spirit in Armenia.

“I believe that this support from the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis and joint efforts of the founding organizations helped to facilitate and strengthen the economic integration of Syrian Armenians, migrants, repatriates and local entrepreneurs, contributing to the growth of Armenian SME sector. I hope that this experience would be useful for replication within different similar projects in the future,” said the Head of the European Union Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador H.E Andrea Wiktorin in her welcoming speech.

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Ombudsman's staff visits Armenians released by Azerbaijan

Ombudsman's staff visits Armenians released by Azerbaijan

September 9, 2021 – 12:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Members of the Human Rights Defender’s office on Wednesday, September 8 visited the two Armenian soldiers freed from Azerbaijani captivity the day before.

Their health was assessed after the Ombudsman’s staff conducted separate interviews to determine the condition of their detention.

Azerbaijan on Tuesday released Aramayis Torozyan and Artur Nalbandyan in exchange for an Azerbaijani soldier recently arrested in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The two Armenians were flown to Yerevan from Baku by a Russian military plane. The swap deal was br