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· November, 2008

Stories about Armenia from November, 2008

Jerusalem: Unholy Behavior

Yerevan Journal says that despite reported momentum in the peace process to resolve the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the number one talking point on the streets of the Armenian capital is...

Armenia: Gyumri

jack'sVolunteerWorkInArmenia details his weekend trip to Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri. Situated close to the (closed) border with Turkey, the city will next month commemorate the 1988 earthquake which...

U.S.: Proposition 8 Silence

Unzipped: Gay Armenia expresses its disappointment that Armenian-American LGBT groups remain silent in light of the recent vote to ban same-sex marriages in California which accompanied Barack Obama's victory in...

Jerusalem: Armenian, Greek Monks Brawl

Friction between various religious denominations is not new, but an incident that occurred between Armenian and Greek monks at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem has drawn the...

Armenia: Obama Endorsement

Bekaisa [AM/EN/RU] posted a photograph of a sign outside an Armenian church in the U.S. on the eve of last week's presidential election. It reads “vote for the black. The...

Armenia: Bloggers Reaction to Obama Victory

Voices Without Votes posts a roundup of reactions to Barrack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential election. West of Igdir also posts its impressions and says that expectations are high....

Caucasus: Geocaching

West of Igdir introduces its readers to geocaching — an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to find hidden containers — in...

Armenia: Rahm Emanuel Concerns

And Nothing Else Matters [RU] voices its concern with Barrack Obama's choice of Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff. The blog reminds its readers that Emanuel was one of those...

Armenia: Inlandish

Anush Babajanyan's Photoblog posts photographs of women who stand out from the crowd in Yerevan, the Armenian capital. The blog says that while society treats them as something different, she...

Armenia: Inclusive Education

My The Caucasian Knot posts two entries accompanied by photographs on inclusive education in Armenia. Part of a voluntary project on child protection and disabilities, the first post details a...

Armenia: I am American

Unzipped celebrates the victory of Barack Obama in yesterday's U.S. presidential election. The blogger says that this November is a historic month, but notes that as much as expectations are...

Nagorno Karabakh: Armenian Bloggers on Moscow Declaration

Following Sunday's meeting between Russian President Dimitry Medvedev and his Armenian and Azerbaijani counterparts, the upbeat tone of the mainstream international media in reporting a declaration on the Nagorno Karabakh...

Armenia: Obama Supporters

Although not a U.S. citizen, Blogian says that his mother has donated to Barack Obama's campaign. The blog also says that there are 3,000 registered ethnic Armenian voters in Colorado.

Armenia: Defense Spending

The Armenian Economist comments on the size of the Armenian military budget and notes that it pales into insignificance compared to that of Azerbaijan and Turkey, the country's traditional foes...

Armenia: Blogger Nominated

London-based Armenian blogger Mark Grigorian [RU] has been nominated for Reporters Without Borders’ award in this year's Deutsche Welle Best of Blogs (BoBs).

Nagorno Karabakh: Peace in Sight?

My The Caucasian Knot examines the prospects for a framework peace agreement ahead of tomorrow's meeting between the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Russian presidents in Moscow. Although there is some optimism...

Armenia: Shootings

Unidiana [RU] posts an eyewitness account of a shooting in a back yard that left at least one dead. The blogger notes the inaction of the police despite the presence...

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