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 March 21, 2003 


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

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


As a week of anticipating war has culminated in yesterday's attacks on Baghdad, fearful residents have clogged Iraq's roads, mostly heading north.

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

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


There are an estimated 30,000 Kurds living in Armenia in some 21 villages, mostly in the Aragatsotn region about 20 miles northwest of Yerevan.

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

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


About 100 residents of Yerevan met near the Cascade last Sunday to add their voices to some 136 countries where demonstrations were called to protest war in Iraq.

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

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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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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