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Armenia Society

Anger over Military Doctor's Death after Restaurant Brawl

Military doctor Vahe Avetyan who died in the hospital after being beaten up by restaurant security guards
A young and promising military doctor died 12 days after being beaten up by security guards in a restaurant belonging to one of Armenia’s influential oligarchs, RFE/RL reports.

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Armenia Economy Politics Region

The Economist says Armenia is "in the vice"

A view of Mt. Ararat from Yerevan | Photo by Ֆեյսբուքահայություն

“Armenia has a class of “30-something” technocrats, whose western education and global outlook means they are less rooted in the Soviet mentality than their elders. That bodes well for the future,” The Economist writes in a blog-post about Armenia published this week.

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Armenia Diaspora Society

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.

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Armenia Tech

Tuning Show 2012 was held in Yerevan

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Around fifty cars and motorcycles from Armenia and Georgia took part in the “Tunining Show 2012” held in Yerevan’s Victory park on Sunday.

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Armenia Politics

ODIHR Releases Final Report on Armenian Elections

Radmila Šekerinska (c), the head of the OSCE/ODIHR Election Observation Mission for the 6 May parliamentary elections in Armenia, speaking during a press conference in Yerevan, 7 May 2012. (OSCE/Thomas Rymer)

The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has released its final report on Armenia’s parliamentary elections, held on 6 May 2012.
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Armenia Politics

2013 Presidential Elections: An Opportunity for Statesmanship

Unless Armenia’s next presidential election is fair and gives its winner a strong political mandate, the government will lack the legitimacy needed to implement comprehensive reforms, tackle corruption and negotiate a peaceful end to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

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