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 October 3, 2003 


News: Issues of importance in the country and region

 

Elections in Azerbaijan: Karabakhis want Ilham Aliev to be president


Residents of Nagorno-Karabakh republic would like Ilham Aliev to become the next president of Azerbaijan, replacing his father, Heidar.

Presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan October 15 and could have an impact on relations with Karabakh and the two countries' nine-year-old ceasefire and stagnant efforts at a peace agreement.

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Fighting Words: Controversial editor attacked and badly beaten

The editor of "Or" newspaper in Yerevan was carjacked and severely beaten September 27 by unknown men wearing black stocking caps.

Gayane Mukoyan, 30, has been released from Yerevan Hospital No. 2, where she was hospitalized with a broken nose and hemotoma of the eye.

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The Naghdalyan Case: Wife of defendant claims her husband is a scapegoat

The trial in the murder of journalist Tigran Naghdalyan resumed Tuesday with anticipation of testimony from Hovhaness "Aper" Harutyunyan. Harutyunyan is considered a crucial link between Naghdalyan's killer and the source who ordered his assassination. Harutyunyan is also a relative of Armen Sargsyan, a defendant who is accused of hiring the killing.

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Drinking Problem: Who will pay for public fountains?


As Yerevan modernizes its water utility payment service, officials face a dilemma concerning an old tradition.

Public drinking fountains (called "pulpulacs") bubble up from many street corners and yards throughout the capital (as well as in other cities). But now that residents are being required to pay for measured amounts of their drinking water, who will pay for the fountains?


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Fighting Words: Controversial editor attacked and badly beaten

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The Naghdalyan Case: Wife of defendant claims her husband is a scapegoat

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The Week in seven days

 
 


The Arts in seven days

 

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Bridge Bash

The second half of the Ashtarak Bridge is ready to be passed over, but not before it got a grand opening this week.

 

 





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