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Netherlands to Recognize 1915 Armenian Genocide

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On Thursday, the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the bicameral Netherlands parliament, approved two motions recognizing the atrocity known as the Armenian genocide of 1915. One of the motions states that Tweede Kamer “recognizes the Armenian genocide,” while the other motion states that the Dutch minister or Dutch Secretary of State will attend an upcoming genocide commemoration in Armenia... 

Russia to start Massive Deportations of Immigrants if New Bill Passes

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In accordance with a draft bill of the Ministry for Interior Affairs, migrants from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union will be fined and expelled from Russia for the absence of the employment contract. For the time being, migrant workers from EEU countries – Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Belarus – are exempt from the obligation to obtain work permit in member states... 

Thousands Of Russian Troops Head To Turkish Border As US Planes Flee From Syrian Skies

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A stunning new Ministry of Defense (MoD) report circulating in the Kremlin states that President Putin, this morning, issued an order to the 58th Army Headquarters of the North-Caucasian Military District to immediately deploy “selected” regiments and brigades of Federation military electronic warfare, anti-aircraft, multiple rocket launcher, anti-tank, motorized rifle, and artillery forces to... 

Stunned Obama Flees To Pentagon After Receiving Putin “War Order”

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The Ministry of Defense (MoD) is reporting today that this mornings “emergency activation” to immediate combat readiness status of the 102nd Military Base near Gyumri, Armenia (Caucasus region), is directly related to the 4 July “war order” issued by President Putin authorizing the sinking of the US Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG-78) that just entered into the Black Sea... 

The Interests That Power Armenia's 'Electric' Protests

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Armenia’s “Electric Yerevan” protests against a hike in power tariffs coincide with Armenia’s sale of a massive complex of dams to a little-known US company with US government approval. We look at how it could impact US influence in the region. Protests over electricity price hikes in Armenia follow the June 6 privatization of Armenia’s Vorotan Hydroelectric Cascade to... 

Millions worldwide mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

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Armenians from around the world have been taking part in public memorial services, to commemorate the 1915 massacre of up to 1.5 million of their Armenian Christian ancestors at the hands of the Muslim Ottoman Turks. In Armenia’s capital Yerevan, President Serzh Sargsyan laid a lone yellow rose at a wreath representing a giant forget-me-not flower. “I am grateful to all those who are here... 

Turkish President lashes out at Pope for defending Armenian Genocide

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Pope Francis made a speech on the Orthodox Easter which was celebrated last Sunday. He named the main genocide of the XX century. According to him, that is the slaughter of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces. The Turkish officials, however, diminish the number to 300 000 – 500 000 people and insist on calling them the casualties of World War I. The Pope claimed that we should... 

EU urges Turkey to recognize Armenian genocide

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A picture released by the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute dated 1915 shows the child victims of the massacre of Armenians during World War I. The European Parliament has called on Turkey to acknowledge its historic responsibility for the massacre of Armenians during World War I, and pave the way for “a genuine reconciliation” with Yerevan. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), in a resolution... 

'I want to leave US forever' - The story of a Stateless man

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Mikhail Sebastian is the most famous stateless person in the US. Born in the former Soviet Union, Sebastian sought asylum in the US in the early 1990s, but was denied. The US could not deport him because Armenia-the successor state in whose territory Sebastian was born-did not recognize his citizenship, leaving him stateless. After a four-day New Year’s vacation to American Samoa in 2012, Sebastian... 

Armenia slams Turkey's condolences over World War 1

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Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan Armenia has dismissed Turkey’s condolences over the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman troops during the First World War. On Thursday, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan did not acknowledge Ankara’s move and instead accused Turkey of showing “utter denial” in failing to recognize the massacre as genocide. “The Armenian genocide… is alive as far... 

Assassination attempt on presidential candidate may delay Armenian elections

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An Armenian presidential candidate from the Union for National Self-Determination party has been shot and wounded in the center of Yerevan, the country’s capital. The attempt on Paruyr Hayrikyan’s life may delay the election. ­Following the incident, the 64 year-old Hayrikyan was rushed to the Saint Gregory the Illuminator medical center with two gunshot wounds, in the shoulder and in the... 

Armenia expresses readiness for war with Azerbaijan

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Azerbaijani military officer Ramil Safarov lays flowers at Martyrs’ Alley national memorial in the capital Baku on August 31, 2012. Armenia has expressed readiness for a war with its arch-foe, the Republic of Azerbaijan, after Baku pardoned and promoted an Azerbaijani officer who axed an Armenian soldier to death. “We don’t want a war, but if we have to, we will fight and win. We are... 

Armenia cuts all diplomatic relations with Hungary

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A file picture taken on April 13, 2006 shows Azerbaijani army officer Ramil Safarov listening to the verdict, a conviction of life imprisonment for hacking to death an Armenian lieutenant while attending a NATO-sponsored training course in Budapest. Armenia has announced that it is cutting all its diplomatic relations with Hungary after Budapest released an Azeri soldier convicted of killing an Armenian... 

Russia Plans to Flatten Georgia if Israel Attacks Iran

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Russia is building up forces in the Caucasus region, preparing to protect its interests in case Israel attacks Iran with the help of the United States, the western media said. GenerationalDynamics.com and the Business Insider said the Russian military believes that when the US goes to war with Iran, it may deploy forces in friendly Georgia and warships in the Caspian Sea with the possible help of... 

Russia, Iran set to counter US-Israeli strike against Iran

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Taking part in "Noble Dina" US-Israel-Greek drill Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov issued a strong warning against a military attack on Iran Monday, April 2, saying that a pre-emptive strike would violate international law. His comments, made during a visit to Armenia, stopped short of threatening (the US and/or Israel) of consequences. But they backed up and were in tune with the explicit... 
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