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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. The balloons were supposed to be filled with helium but may have instead been...
About 75 miles north of Armenia's capital sits a quiet town near the closed Turkish border named Gyumri. Few travelers venture here, a city bursting with history, hospitality, humor and — as is common in the Armenian story that spans eons —...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Culture
I read an article in the News Press & Leader about one of our local doctors giving his time and talents in Armenia making kids and adults whole again (“Local doc finds way to give back to Armenia,” Dec. 14). What a talent. All I have to say...
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...
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,...
Some people might see the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day as so 20th century — early 20th century — but not Dave Weaver. The longtime Glendale city councilman has volunteered for 18 years to work long hours with hundreds of...
On a mild summer day, itching to get out of Yerevan, I took a Soviet minibus known locally as a marshutka to the northern Armenian city of Vanadzor. After weeks in the congested capital, Vanadzor's lush landscapes, wide spaces and crisp air put me at...
“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...
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,...
Tags: Politics, Yerevan (Armenia), Caucasus, Journalism, Iran
A curious event that kids worldwide can only dream of has been taking place in Armenia for thousands of years: a nationwide water fight where you have free rein to dump water on the nearest friend or stranger without any repercussions. Known as...
Tags: Stress, Human Interest
I truly love my job. It has provided me with numerous experiences that would have been laughably improbable, were it not for my position. This week marked another one of those occasions: I had a personal audience with a spiritual leader of the Armenian...
Having dismissed its executive director and announced a search for her replacement, the board of the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge has also put a new president in place. The board last week announced it had asked Megan Nordvedt to step down...
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