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15 years later: Armenia parliament shooting

In court, the leader of the group insisted the terrorist act was meant to “rid Armenia from the anti-national regime.”

October 27, 2014
15 years later: Armenia parliament shooting
On October 27, 1999, five men led by journalist and former ARFD member Nairi Hunanyan, armed with Kalashnikov rifles hidden under long coats, broke into the National Assembly building, shooting dead Prime Minister Vazgen Sargsyan, deputy parliament speakers Yuri Bakhshyan and Ruben Miroyan, Operative Issues Minister Leonard Petrosyan, MPs Armenak Armenakyan, Mikael Kotanyan and Henrik Abrahamyan.

Syrian war: Armenian district in Aleppo hit by napalm bombs

Napalm is a mixture of a thickening/gelling agent and petroleum or a similar fuel for use in an incendiary device.

October 6, 2014
Syrian war: Armenian district in Aleppo hit by napalm bombs
Syrian rebels have thrown napalm bombs at the Armenian-populated Nor Gyugh district in Aleppo, Kantsasar newspaper reported. The paper says Turkey is involved in the continuous destruction of the Armenian districts.

15 Friends of Scotland

Top 15 of European states and regions where the population won independence against the will of the center or struggles to be recognized as independent.

September 29, 2014
15 Friends of Scotland
In a September 18 vote, Scotland stepped back from the brink of ending the 307-year-old union with England and Wales and rejected the prospectus for independence to remain part of the United Kingdom. However, dozens of European regions would like to alter the existing borders.

Where do Armenians spend their vacations?

The overwhelming majority give preference to the sea. Affordability comes first, followed by the location of the hotel and sand beach.

September 29, 2014
Where do Armenians spend their vacations?
Where do Armenians spend their vacation? As an anecdote says, ordinary Armenian citizens go to Georgia, people with average income travel to Turkey while the rich ones prefer Armenian resorts. To find out whether the joke is true, PanARMENIAN.Net contacted several Yerevan-based travel agencies.

Karabakh: recognition is the only humanitarian option

Taken literally, then no country is truly independent with many relying on financial and military support from other countries or institutions.

September 1, 2014
Karabakh: recognition is the only humanitarian option
As Nagorno-Karabakh (NKR) celebrates the 23rd Anniversary of its Declaration of Independence, the country remains in the unsatisfactory position of still being globally unrecognised. The route out of this situation seems complicated; history provides many conflicting examples which serve only to confuse and not to enlighten.

Desecrated relics of Kessab

Jabhat al-Nusra extremist group militants raided the Armenian Evangelical Holy Trinity Church and Missakian Cultural Center in Kessab.

June 25, 2014
Desecrated relics of Kessab
L’observatoire de la Christianophobie French website posted the photos of destroyed and desecrated churches of Kessab after liberation of the town.

EFSE success stories. Karen Grigoryan: we improve conditions for getting better crops

Grigoryan doesn’t have permanent employees but hires up to ten people when extra help is needed once or twice a month.

June 16, 2014
EFSE success stories. Karen Grigoryan: we improve conditions for getting better crops
Bardzrashen was named for its location: the village in the Ararat province of Armenia is situated high on a hill, with a long curving road leading to it. Like many other villagers, Karen Grigoryan is a farmer - he has greenhouses to grow vegetables and flowers. To improve the quality of the crop and reduce the weather risk, he recently built a new heating system in his glassed greenhouse where he usually grows pinks.

EFSE success stories. Samvel Melkonyan: as you grow older, you want more stability in life

“Not a fan of drastic changes, I didn’t risk a new kind of business and just continued with what I could do the best,” Melkonyan says.

June 13, 2014
EFSE success stories. Samvel Melkonyan: as you grow older, you want more stability in life
Samvel Melkonyan, the head of S Kahuyq LLC has been engaged in furniture business since the Soviet times. Currently, he runs his own furniture shop in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia.

EFSE success stories. Alla Davtyan and Mikael Hovhannisyan: a small family with big achievements

The couple breeds cattle, pigs, hens and ducks, and at the first sight taking care of the whole livestock farm seems quite impossible.

June 11, 2014
EFSE success stories. Alla Davtyan and Mikael Hovhannisyan: a small family with big achievements
Alla Davtyan, her husband Mikael Hovhannisyan and their little daughter moved to Masis village located near the town of Artashat in Ararat province of Armenia several years ago. They settled in a small construction next to an abandoned farm, the owner of which let them live and work there, and purchased a cow, marking the beginning of a new life.

EFSE success stories. Karen Asoyan: a reliable bank is like an old friend

With the business advancing, Asoyan doesn’t rule out taking another loan for opening a new shop to sell shoes for men.

June 6, 2014
EFSE success stories. Karen Asoyan: a reliable bank is like an old friend
Edgar & Karen LLC, which was registered back in 2007, now operates Planet of Clothes chain of shops selling affordable clothing in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, and in the nearby town of Abovyan. The head of the firm, Karen Asoyan, personally runs the business, importing goods from China, Turkey and Dubai.
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