“Nagorno Karabakh Must Be the Primary Subject and Not an Object of the Peace Process” Says Prominent International Scholars

International Scholars Discuss Nagorno Karabakh at the European Parliament

Tufenkian Foundation - 2/3/18 “Nagorno Karabakh Must Be the Primary Subject and Not an Object of the Peace Process” Say Prominent International Scholars Brussels – On February 27, the European Parliament deputies Michèle Rivasi (Verts/ALE) and Lars Adaktusson (EPP) hosted a public debate featuring prominent international scholars and diplomats who examined developments in international law, the status of ...

Message of His Holiness Karekin II on the Feast of the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 8/1/17 THE MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS KAREKIN II SUPREME PATRIARCH AND CATHOLICOS OF ALL ARMENIANS ON THE FEAST OF THE HOLY NATIVITY AND THEOPHANY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST (Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, 06 January 2017) In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. Do not be conformed to ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Visits Wounded Soldiers

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2016 On the evening of April 4 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; visited the Central Clinical Military Hospital and the Ministry of Defense, to see offer his blessings and support to the soldiers who were wounded in recent days as a result of ...

Statement of His Holiness Karekin II on Military Aggressions Against Nagorno Karabakh

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - April 2016 His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; released a statement condemning the aggressive military actions unleashed on April 1 and 2 by the armed forces Azerbaijan on the line of contact with Nagorno-Karabakh. The statement reads: "We strongly condemn the attacks by Azerbaijan along the ...

Traveling To Karabakh Is An Elusive Prize For Many Visitors

The Artsakh Army marching band (Photo by Matthew Karanian)

Matthew Karanian - 9/5/13 EDITOR’S NOTE: For a second time, Asbarez is teaming up with travelogue Matthew Karanian to present a travel special to serve as a guide for its readers who are planning a trip to Armenia and Karabakh. Matthew Karanian is the author of ARMENIA AND KARABAKH: THE STONE GARDEN TRAVEL GUIDE, which was published ...

Georgian Patriarch denies controversial Karabakh comment

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Karabakh - 9/1/2013 H H Ilia II, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia and the spiritual leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church, has denied making a controversial comment on the Armenian-Azerbaijani dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh during a recent meeting with a top Moslem cleric in the Caucasus. A Georgian Patriarchate spokesman said earlier this week that Azeri media misquoted ...

Armenian Americans demand Azeri axe-murderer’s re-incarceration

10/9/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Americans from throughout the Greater Washington DC area called Hungary's release and Azerbaijan's pardon and glorification of convicted axe-murderer Ramil Safarov a travesty of justice and pressed for the killer's immediate re-incarceration, at a demonstration held in front of the Hungarian Embassy. "Hungary's extradition of an unrepentant axe-murderer to Azerbaijan, where his actions ...

Slovakian clergymen to visit Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

14/2/2012 YEREVAN.- The representative of Slovakian clergy will visit Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, leader of Armenian community of Slovakia Ashot Grigoryan said at a Tuesday press conference. According to him, the delegation will arrive in Armenia on February 28 to hold meetings with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. After a two-day visit to Armenia, the delegation will leave ...

Azerbaijani ambassador: Armenians try to represent Karabakh conflict as religious to Europe

Trend E.Tariverdiyeva 2/2/2012 Russia has recently proved that it wants the OSCE Minsk group to promote the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, the Azerbaijani ambassador to Italy Vagif Sadikhov said in an interview with the Italian Limes newspaper. "Russian presidents have organised over 10 meetings between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents over the years. Unfortunately, the Minsk ...

Inter-religious dialogue around Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

ZAUR SHIRIYEV z.shiriyev@todayszaman.com 9/12/2011 International media have a long history of presenting political events in terms of their religious context. Reports on the recent Egyptian elections, for example, cast the election results as an “Islamist win”; political commentary was shaped by the parties’ religious backgrounds. Similar tendencies were seen in the Caucasus during the 1990s, where ethnic ...

Azerbaijan against separatist churches in occupied Territories

Azerbaijan, Baku, Trend T. Jafarov / Supporting the construction of churches in Azerbaijan's occupied territories is equivalent to backing Armenian separatism, Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Religious Associations Hidayat Orujov told media today. The Holy Virgin Protection Russian Orthodox Church is currently being built in Nagorno Karabakh. Orujev added that it is illegal to build a ...

Armenian President meets Orthodox Assembly Reps

1/7/2010 On July 1, RA President Serzh Sargsyan met with the participants of the 17th conference of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. Serzh Sargsyan considers it symbolic that the annual conference of the Assembly is being held in Armenia, one of the cradles of Christianity and civilization, the RA presidential press service informed NEWS.am. Pointing out the ...

participation of Bishop Alexander of Baku and Caspian Region

Russian media spreads information on participation of Bishop Alexander of Baku and Caspian region in groundbreaking ceremony of the church in the occupied territory of Azerbaijan - UPDATED 19/6/2010 Bishop refutes it himself Baku - APA. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for Russian Orthodox Church which would be built in honor of Saint Mary in the occupied ...

Armenia Marks Republic Day

28.05.2010 Ruzanna Stepanian Armenians marked on Friday the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of their first short-lived independent republic that emerged from the ashes of the Russian Empire at the end of World War I. The main ceremonies marking the public holiday in Armenia again took place in Sardarapat, a village 40 kilometers west of Yerevan and the ...