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Armenia - An official ceremony at the Tsitsernakabert memorial in Yerevan marking the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey, 24Apr2014.

Armenia Remembers Genocide Victims

Tens of thousands of people joined by Armenia’s top political and spiritual leaders visited the Tsitsernakabert memorial in Yerevan on Thursday to mark the 99th anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey.

Armenia - People walk to the Tsitsernakabert memorial in Yerevan to mark the 99th anniversary of the Armenian genocide in Ottoman Turkey, 24Apr2014.

Erdogan Statement Hailed By West, Dismissed By Armenia

Official Yerevan dismissed on Thursday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s condolences extended to the descendants of Armenians massacred in the Ottoman Empire, saying that Ankara is simply switching to a “more sophisticated” tactic of genocide denial.

Japan -- US President Barack Obama gestures during a news conference at the Akasaka guesthouse in Tokyo, April 24, 2014

Obama Marks ‘Meds Yeghern’ Anniversary

U.S. President Barack Obama again declined to refer to the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as genocide on Thursday, essentially repeating carefully worded annual statements on the subject made during his presidency. (UPDATED)

Armenia - President Serzh Sarkisian (R) meets with Ed Royce (C) and other visiting members of the U.S. Congress, Yerevan, 24Apr2014.

Sarkisian Reaffirms Plans For Closer Ties With U.S.

Armenia remains committed to stepping up its cooperation with the United States in various areas, President Serzh Sarkisian told visiting members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.

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“Zhoghovurd” reports that President Serzh Sarkisian was taken by surprise as he heard criticism from two members of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences at a meeting held in Yerevan on Wednesday.


Turkey’s Erdogan Appeals To Armenians

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offered on Wednesday first-ever condolences to the descendants of some 1.5 million Armenians massacred in the Ottoman Empire during World War I, signaling a further softening of Turkey’s decades-long genocide denial.

Turkey Urged To Recognize Genocide, Normalize Ties With Armenia

President Serzh Sarkisian on Wednesday urged Turkey to recognize the 1915 Armenian massacres in the Ottoman Empire as genocide and unconditionally implement 2009 agreements to normalize its relations with Armenia.

Opponents Unconvinced By Pension Reform ‘Suspension’

Prime Minister Abrahamian announced on Wednesday a “de facto suspension” of the ongoing reform of Armenia’s national pension system that has met with fierce resistance from many workers covered by it.

Yerevan ‘Committed’ To NATO Ties

Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian reaffirmed on Wednesday Armenia’s stated commitment to continue deepening ties with NATO even after its forthcoming accession to a Russian-led alliance of ex-Soviet states.


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Turkey Still Haunted by Genocide A Hundred Years Later

Every time that the Armenian Genocide is mentioned anywhere in the world, Turkish officials protest hysterically like children caught with the hand in the cookie jar!

Armenia’s “Game of Thrones”

For much of the last year, Armenian politics and foreign policy have been infused with an unusual degree of dynamic change and dramatic choices.
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Վիդեո Tom de Waal: "There could come a moment when those protests become serious"

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian has discussed the politicial, social and economic developments in Armenia and the CIS region with Thomas de Waal, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment.


Վիդեո Exclusive Interview With Ambassador James Warlick, U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group

RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian has sat with U.S. Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick for an exclusive interview in which the senior American diplomat talks about the latest developments and prospects in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process.