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PRESS OFFICE Armenian Church Endowment Fund (ACEF) 630 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10016 Contact: George Kassis, Executive Director Tel: (212) 686-0710 Ext. 54; Fax: (212) 779-3558 E-mail: [email protected] Website: March 17, 2004 ___________________ SUPPORT OF PEOPLE LIKE SARKIS BEDEVIAN STRENGTHEN ARMENIAN CHURCH When he first came to America from Jerusalem in 1959, Sarkis Bedevian […]

Armenian leader replaces prosecutor-general

Armenian leader replaces prosecutor-general Mediamax news agency 17 Mar 04 YEREVAN Armenian President Robert Kocharyan dismissed Aram Tamazyan from the post of prosecutor-general today. Robert Kocharyan has appointed Agvan Ovsepyan Armenia’s new prosecutor-general, the press service of the Armenian president has told Mediamax. Agvan Ovsepyan has already occupied the post of prosecutor-general several years ago.

Armenian foreign minister accuses Azeri leader of obstructing talks

Armenian foreign minister accuses Azeri leader of obstructing talks Mediamax news agency 17 Mar 04 YEREVAN Armenian Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan said today that the “contents of the negotiations between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents, Robert Kocharyan and Heydar Aliyev, had justified the fact that representatives of Nagornyy Karabakh were not involved in the negotiations”. […]

Ajaria crisis to affect Armenian economy – paper

Ajaria crisis to affect Armenian economy – paper Azg, Yerevan 17 Mar 04 Text of Tatul Akopyan report by Armenian newspaper Azg on 17 March headlined “Saakashvili promises to gain a victory over Abashidze in two weeks” Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili’s ultimatum to Ajarian leader Aslan Abashidze expired on Monday [15 March]. Following tension between […]

Strong army guarantees peace in region – Armenian leader

Strong army guarantees peace in region – Armenian leader Public Television of Armenia, Yerevan 16 Mar 04 [Presenter] The commander-in-chief of the Armenian armed forces, President Robert Kocharyan, visited the Vazgen Sarkisyan Military School today. [Correspondent over video of meeting] The director of the institute, Maj-Gen Stepan Mirzoyan, greeted Robert Kocharyan. Early in the morning […]

ASBAREZ Online [03-17-2004]

ASBAREZ ONLINE TOP STORIES 03/17/2004 TO ACCESS PREVIOUS ASBAREZ ONLINE EDITIONS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT <;HTTP:// 1) EU-Armenia Parliamentary Commission Reaffirms Necessity of Nuclear Plant Closure 2) Regulation without Karabagh Impossible Says Ghukasian 3) Spain’s New Prime Minister Thanks ARF Bureau 4) Oskanian to Meet with Guliyev in Prague 5) Soprano Arpine Pehlivanian Passes […]

EU parliament presses Turkey on human rights

EU parliament presses Turkey on human rights BRUSSELS, March 17 (Reuters) – Turkey must improve its record on human rights and the rule of law before European Union member states start talks with Ankara on adopting EU laws, the European Parliament said on Wednesday. Turkey has been trying to join the EU for decades, and […]

Factbox on Adzhara region

FACTBOX-Factbox on Adzhara region LONDON, Mar 17 (Reuters) – Georgia offered the rebel region of Adzhara an olive branch of talks on Wednesday but kept up an economic stranglehold on the territory. Here are basic facts about the Adzhara region in Georgia: Adzhara has a population of 400,000 and is located on the coastline of […]

New Russian FM’s first press conference

RIA Novosti, Russia March 17 2004 NEW FOREIGN MINISTER’S FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE By Dmitry Kosyrev, RIA Novosti political analyst After Sergei Lavrov was appointed foreign minister, Russian analysts wrote there would be no major changes in Russia’s foreign policy, while the work of Russia’s Security Council should be watched closely because it is now headed […]

MGM rises on talk of dividend

MGM rises on talk of dividend By Holly Yeager in New York Financial Times Mar 17, 2004 Shares of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer were up sharply yesterday on word that the Hollywood studio was considering a one-off dividend for shareholders. MGM officials would not discuss the timing or size of the dividend. But people familiar with the situation […]