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Armenian Soldier Wounded Amid Heightened Tensions with Azerbaijan

Armenia ’s Defence Ministry reported Thursday that an Armenian soldier was wounded and in critical condition after being shot by Azerbaijani forces on the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border. Both sides accused each other of opening fire on border positions earlier in the week. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev accused Armenia on Tuesday...

Fresno State President Refuses Armenian Students’ Demand to Cancel Event

The Armenian Students Organization at Fresno State demanded that the university's International Office cancel an event scheduled for Tuesday "celebrating" the nation of Azerbaijan. "Though our organization respects and is tolerant of all cultures and beliefs, we are not willing to accept the fact that there will be a Fresno...

Armenian Community, State Department Split Over California Release of Turkish Diplomat Assassin

An Armenian immigrant, who has served 38 years in state prison for the 1982 assassination of a Turkish diplomat, could soon be freed. Hampig "Harry" Sassounian — a Lebanese immigrant of Armenian descent living in Pasadena nearly 40 years ago — was convicted for the murder of Turkish Consul General to...

Nation’s First High-Speed Rail Station Could Be in Fresno, Mayor Says

Mayor Jerry Dyer wants to expand the city's business office to include speakers of languages beyond English and Spanish. That could include hanging out the "Pab Hmoob Rov Qab Qhib Lag Luam" sign — Hmong for "Helping Hmong Businesses Open." "I've asked our city manager to expand our hiring of...

Armenians Protest Nagorno-Karabakh Truce Terms for a 3rd Day

YEREVAN, Armenia — Thousands massed Thursday in Armenia's capital to protest the terms of a cease-fire agreement that gave territorial concessions to Azerbaijan in the long-running conflict over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. The rally marked the third straight day of demonstrations triggered by the truce to halt more than...

New Deaths as Fighting Over Nagorno-Karabakh Keeps Flaring

YEREVAN, Armenia — Deadly fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh showed no signs of abating Wednesday despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire that took force just two days ago and has so far failed to halt the flare-up of a decades-old conflict. Nagorno-Karabakh officials said Azerbaijani...

Armenian PM Sees No Way to Settle Conflict Through Diplomacy

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia's prime minister said Wednesday that Azerbaijan's aggressive stance in the 25-day fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh leaves no room for diplomacy, and urged citizens to sign up as military volunteers to protect their country. In a live video address on Facebook, Nikol Pashinian said that all Armenians must...

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