Parliament Strips Vartan Oskanian of Immunity

Armenia -- Former Foreign Minister of Armenia and founder of the Civilitas Foundation Vartan Oskanian walks down the stair of Parliament, Yerevan, 03Oct2012

Armenia — Former Foreign Minister of Armenia and founder of the Civilitas Foundation Vartan Oskanian walks down the stairs of Parliament, Yerevan, 02Oct2012 | Photo via Civilnet.am

The Armenian Parliament stripped MP Vartan Oskanian of his parliamentary immunity clearing way for the investigators to move forward with a probe into money-laundering allegations, RFE/RL reports. Continue reading

Guest post: A Heart that Yearns for Home

Our people seem to have had a nomadic, adventurous streak from early on, weaving their way into many nations and embedding their roots where business could thrive. We like novelty, culture, food and winning, no matter what the prize. Unfortunately for those who would have kept close to their family hearths despite this curious streak to find a new El Dorado somewhere` somehow, they too would be forced to abandon all they held dear to start anew in strange worlds, among strange people bearing customs entirely foreign to our traditions. Continue reading