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 March 21, 2003 


War in the Neighborhood: Ministry of Foreign Affairs officer discusses Iraq-Armenia-US relations



War in the Neighborhood: Ministry of Foreign Affairs officer discusses Iraq-Armenia-US relations



In the past two years Armenia-Iraq relations have been strengthened as Armenia opened an embassy in Baghdad. In 2001, Minister of Foreign Affairs Vartan Oskanian met with Saddam Hussein to discuss cooperation between the countries. Since, members of Parliament have made trips to discuss business deals, including acquiring oil from Iraq.

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Outside Eye: A non-Armenian's view of life in his adopted home


I'm not about to call myself a casualty of war, but I must say that this business in Iraq is already causing collateral psychological damage.

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Le Bus: French come to aid of Yerevan transport crisis

 

Aftermath: Rights' advocate in custody, 32 others arrested in post-election events


The head of the Helsinki Citizens' Assembly in Vanadzor has been arrested for resisting arrest in connection with his attempt to organize a meeting protesting voting violations in the March 5 Presidential runoff.

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Charged: Vazgen Sargsyan's brother under arrest in death of Tigran Naghdalyan

 

Charged: Vazgen Sargsyan's brother under arrest in death of Tigran Naghdalyan


On March 15 Armen Sargsyan brother of assassinated Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan was arrested and charged with organizing the December murder of Tigran Naghdalyan, head of Public TV of Armenia. Sargsyan is the ninth to be arrested since the Presidential runoff March 5. (Another Sargsyan brother, Aram, was a candidate in the preliminary round of elections before throwing his support to Opposition runoff candidate Stepan Demirchyan.)

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Civic Service: Yerevan school presidential election is a lesson in democracy

 

Civic Service: Yerevan school presidential election is a lesson in democracy


On March 15, 10 days after President Robert Kocharyan won re-election over Stepan Demirchyan, Presidential elections again were held.

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Glory Days: Men of Echmiadzin look back on volunteer service in Karabakh

 

Glory Days: Men of Echmiadzin look back on volunteer service in Karabakh


The 15th anniversary of the Karabakh Movement, being celebrated this spring throughout Armenia, has special significant to many families in Echmiadzin.

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Sports: Armenians out early in Indian Wells tennis

 

Sports:


Boxing
Artur Petrosyan, of Yerevan, is boxing in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he has a record of 10-4-1 as a Junior Welterweight.

Football (Euro-2004)
According to www.sport-express.ru, the Armenian Football Federation (AFF) received an official letter from Northern Irish Football Federation saying that the national football team of Northern Ireland would not visit Armenia if war broke out in Iraq.

Football (Armenian Premier League)
On March 12 Ararat returned from Adler, where it had been conducting two-week trainings.

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  Inside
 

Flight of Fear: As war begins, some from Iraq seek refuge in Armenia

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Border War: Kurds in Armenia watch fighting in Iraq with special interest

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Before the Bombs: Locals and foreigners gather in small war protest

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  Photo of the week
  Minor Protest
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Minor Protest

Members of "Mister and Miss Armenia", an organization that produces children's pageants and contests held a beauty protest outside the United States Embassy in Yerevan Thursday. The kids recently were in Iraq, and wanted to demonstrate their feelings to the US presence here.

 




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