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Yerevan (Armenia)

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  • Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feels fulfilled but 'surreal'

    Back from Armenia, Peace Corps volunteer feels fulfilled but 'surreal'
    Conventional wisdom would say that Lauren Engel worked in an unconventional country as a Peace Corps volunteer in Armenia for the past 27 months. "A lot of people, when they think of the Peace Corps, they think of Latin America or Africa. But the...
  • Guest Column: A visit to Armenia benefits the homeland

    My love affair with Armenia began when I stepped into the old Zvartnotz airport in Yerevan in 2001. After a layover in Paris we were flying an Armenian airline to Yerevan. The flight was scary. The airplane seemed in disarray, with loose seats and...
  • Teen to tell the tale of his Ararat ascent

    Teen to tell the tale of his Ararat ascent
    It took him three days, but Sebouh Oshagan has lived to tell the story of how he climbed Mt. Ararat in the face of altitude sickness, an ice storm and crippling fatigue — at age 13. The Crescenta Valley High School freshman, now 14, will tell his...
  • Council OKs next Chromium 6 phase

    Council OKs next Chromium 6 phase
    Councilman Ara Najarian tried to put the brakes on funding Tuesday for research into a water contaminant impacting Glendale groundwater, but the majority of the council voted to approve spending another roughly $600,000 on a project that has cost more...
  • Think Again: U.S. missteps hurt credibility abroad

    With the recent celebration of the 21st anniversary of Armenia’s independence, we should note that Americans of Armenian descent have helped, participated or, in many instances, just watched from the sidelines as the country has tried to stabilize...
  • Getty loses bid to dismiss art-restitution lawsuit

     
    The J. Paul Getty Trust and the Armenian Orthodox Church are locked in a legal battle over the return of 755-year-old illuminated manuscripts allegedly stolen during the Armenian genocide. The Getty lost its bid Thursday to have the case dismissed....
  • Balloons expode at Armenia rally; more than 140 injured

     
    More than 140 people suffered burns or other injuries Friday in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, when bunches of balloons at a concert and political rally exploded....
  • Intersections: A place best understood up close

    “The motherland is best loved from afar,” I was told several times en route to Armenia late last month. When I arrived in Yerevan, the country’s capital and its largest city, this cautionary advice lingered in my mind as I rode by...
  • Intersections: Improving traffic safety in Armenia

    Reporting from Yerevan — A few years ago, walking and driving on the streets of Armenia's capital Yerevan was downright dangerous. A small city with heavy foot traffic and a relentless army of taxis, cars and vans, it lacked enforcement of traffic...
  • Intersections: Rings of heritage's tree trunk

    Aydin was an Iranian mountaineer who had climbed 572 steps to the top of the Cascade — a towering architectural feat in the heart of Yerevan that now houses the Cafesjian Center for the Arts — with his wife. On a South Caucasus road trip,...
  • Intersections: The challenge of returning home

    The collapse of the Soviet Union, an energy crisis that followed, a devastating earthquake and a war with neighboring Azerbaijan has driven more citizens out of Armenia than officials would probably like to admit. While the waves of emigration continue,...
  • Documents critical of Armenia

    Revelations that U.S. officials charged Armenia in 2008 with supplying Iran with weapons later used to kill U.S. troops in Iraq were "enormously troubling," said Rep. Adam Schiff, who has been a staunch supporter of Congress officially recognizing the...