Armenia will remain transit country for Iran – Deputy PM

Armenia will remain transit country for Iran – Deputy PM

September 16, 2021 – 18:38 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetArmenia will remain a transit country for Iran, the flow of goods from the Islamic Republic won’t stop, Deputy Prime Minister Suren Papikyan said on Thursday, September 16, amid a weeks-long standoff and unrest on an interstate road that passes territories currently under Azerbaijan’s control, Sputnik Armenia reports.

On September 12, the National S

Radio Aurora stops broadcasting in Karabakh

Radio Aurora stops broadcasting in Karabakh

September 16, 2021 – 17:33 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetRadio Aurora will stop broadcasting in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Director Mikael Janpoladyan said on Facebook Thursday, September 16.

“It hurts me to say, but we are a private company, and we cannot constantly lose money. We have already lost all our property in Shushi. Now we do not know where to take the new equipment, or whether it is worth doing at all,” Janpoladyan said.

According to him, the Azerbaijani side is drowning out the signal all the time, and it is impossible to invest money again without knowing what will happen tomorrow.

Janpoladyan said the last

Armenia wants to build new internet cable under the sea

Armenia wants to build new internet cable under the sea

September 16, 2021 – 15:41 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenia intends to build a new internet cable under the sea through Georgia, Minister of High-Tech Industry Vahagn Khachaturian said in an interview with Sputnik Armenia.

The decision seeks to ensure the country’s information security, after the controlling stake (51%) in Caucasus Online, which services the cable from Bulgaria to Georgia, was

Armenia army chief, U.S. Defense Attaché discuss army reform, Karabakh

Armenia army chief, U.S. Defense Attaché discuss army reform, Karabakh

September 16, 2021 – 14:48 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Chief of the Army General Staff, Lieutenant General Artak Davtyan met the newly appointed U.S. Defense Attaché to Armenia, Colonel Gregory Pipes on Wednesday, September 15.

Issues related to the security situation in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) after the end of the hostilities and the reforms of the Armed Forces were discussed during the meeting. The parties reaffirmed their readiness to develop the Armenian-American military cooperation, emphasizing that the current programs should be continued, new mutual

Aurora to refocus Prize on immediate crises

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced the adjustment of the structure of its flagship program, the Aurora Prize. From 2022 onwards, half of the Prize award will be directed by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative to combat one of the worst humanitarian crises where human suffering requires urgent intervention. In addition, this year, considering the acute needs of the people of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) affected by the 2020 war, Aurora will recommend the 2021 Aurora Prize Laureate to direct $250,000 (or 25%) of the award funds to addressing urgent humanitarian issues in Artsakh. The Aurora Co-Founders are committed to matching this contribution to bring the total amount to $500,000.

Since its inception in 2016, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has awarded an annual Aurora Prize of $1M to outstanding indivi

Pashinyan: 243 missing after Second Karabakh War

Pashinyan: 243 missing after Second Karabakh War

September 16, 2021 – 10:57 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – 243 people are still missing after the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in fall 2020, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Wednesday, September 15.

Pashinyan added that the figures are constantly being updated as “work is underway” to find out their fate.

“No international meeting with the involvement of Armenian officials – from parliamentary platforms to government ones – takes place without raising the issue of missing persons, captives,” Pashinyan told lawmakers on Thursday, September

Pashinyan, Russia

Azerbaijan confirms detention of Iranian drivers

Azerbaijan confirms detention of Iranian drivers

September 15, 2021 – 19:25 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Azerbaijan’s Interior Ministry has confirmed the detention of Iranian drivers on the Goris-Kapan road in Armenia’s Syunik province, Sputnik Azerbaijan reports.

Para TV reported earlier that the Azerbaijani police stopped two Iranian drivers near the village of Vorotan, accusing them of transporting goods to Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh’s capital. Iranian citizens then managed to let the Armenia

Armenia-India friendship group to be re-established in parliament

Armenia-India friendship group to be re-established in parliament

September 15, 2021 – 16:23 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian-Indian friendship group will soon be re-established in the National Assembly, which will play a significant role in expanding inter-parliamentary cooperation, President of the Parliament Alen Simonyan sais at a meeting with India’s ambassador to Yerevan Kishan Dan Dewal on Wednesday, September 15.

According to a press release from the parliament, Simonyan noted during the meeting that Armenia highly appreciates the development of friendly relations with India. Simonyan said he expects that the esta

Jivan Avetisyan’s “Gate To Heaven” to premiere at Alex Theatre in Los Angeles

The United States premiere of Jivan Avetisyan’s Gate to Heaven will take place at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, September 17.

Filmed in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Gate to Heaven is an Art House film. It centers on Robert Stenvall (50), a German journalist, who returns to Artsakh in 2016 to cover the war, which was reignited after a 22-year ceasefire.

During the course of his journalistic investigations, Robert meets Sophia Marti (35), a young opera singer, who happens to be the daughter of missing photojournalist Edgar M

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

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