Armenia

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    Armenia slip to 99th in FIFA World Ranking

    Armenia has slipped to 99th (down from 96th last month) in a fresh FIFA World Ranking. The drop comes after the Armenian national team drew a match against Lichtenstein (1-1) and lost to Finland (0-3) as part of the Euro 2020 qualification. While 184 recent international matches have left their mark on the latest ranking, those at the very top remain…

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  • Society

    Aurora receives special blessing from Pope Francis

    Today, a delegation from the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative received a special blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis during their visit to the Vatican. The visit was part of a wider trip from the group to Rome, during which a series of meetings with Vatican and community leaders was held. The trip to the Vatican was attended by Noubar Afeyan and…

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  • Politics

    Armenian government okays opening of Embassy in Israel

    The Armenian government today gave a green light to the opening of an Embassy in Israel. The opening of the Embassy is expected to contribute to the deepening of bilateral ties, open up new perspectives for developing relations in a number of fields, expanding Armenia’s presence in the Middle Eastern region. The establishment of an embassy is also aimed at…

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  • Sport

    Henrikh Mkhitaryan on 1-3 loss to Italy: Armenia missed the chances

    Armenia didn’t take the chances and was punished, captain Henrikh Mkhitaryan said after his team’s 1-3 loss to Italy in Euro 2020 qualifier. “We were very aggressive, that’s why we scored the goal, but after that we somewhat retreated. We missed a goal, and there was a red card,” he told reporters after the match. “But in the second half…

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  • Society

    Ombudsmen of Artsakh and Armenia visit the ANCA Western Region Office

    The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) Board of Directors met with the Human Rights Defenders of Armenia and Artsakh – Arman Tatoyan and Artak Beglaryan – who are visiting California to partake in the Armenian Bar Association’s 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Conference. In addition to the ombudsmen, the delegation also included the Permanent Representative of…

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  • Economics

    EBRD launches new strategy for Armenia

    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has adopted a new strategy for Armenia under which it will over the next four years give priority to enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector, improving the business environment, developing local the capital markets and funding infrastructure development. Armenia’s economic growth has slowed down this year as a result of the broader…

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