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2008-07-17 15:00:49

Vangold Resources Ltd. (TSX-V: VAN) ("Vangold") announces an update on its Armenia oil project. In April of 2007, Vangold partnered with Blackstairs Energy and signed an exploration and production sharing agreement with the government of Armenia. Signaling their commitment to operations in Armenia the Blackstairs Energy-Vangold Joint-Venture opened an office in Yervan, the capital of Armenia. While the sedimentary basins of Armenia to this day are relatively under-explored Vangold considers...

2008-07-15 12:00:30

Comstar, an integrated telecommunications operator in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, has announced that Cornet-AM, an internet services provider and a part of Comstar Group, has built a mobile WiMAX network in the Republic of Armenia. According to Comstar, the wireless broadband network, based on the 802.16e standard, consists of 24 base stations which are connected to each other via radio relay lines and rented telecommunications channels. Airspan Networks has...

2008-06-24 06:02:56

Text of report in English by Iranian official government news agency IRNA website Moscow, 24 June: Iran's Deputy Energy Minister and Armenia's Energy and Natural Resources Minister signed two Memoranda of Understandings (MOUs) on construction of a hydro-electric power plant on Aras River. According to a report by Islamic Republic of Iran's Embassy in Armenia on Monday, Rasul Zargar, Iran's Deputy Energy Minister in Water Affairs, discussed the outlook of cooperation between Iran and...

2008-06-19 12:00:58

Text of report by Iranian state-run provincial TV from East Azarbayjan on 18 June [Presenter] The managing director of the Electricity Company of East Azarbayjan Province has said that if people save at least 10 per cent of the electricity they consume, we will not have power cuts. Pointing out the shortage of power generation at hydroelectric power plants due to low rainfall, Baharivand said that the export of electricity will be stopped and we will start importing electricity from...

2008-06-17 12:00:41

Global Gold Corporation (OTCBB: GBGD), an international gold mining, development and exploration company with mining properties in Armenia, Chile and Canada, held its annual shareholders meeting as noticed last Friday (www.globalgoldcorp.com). With almost 84% of all outstanding shares represented in the voting process, shareholders re-elected the current Board of Directors by an over 97% favorable vote. Re-elected as directors were Van Z. Krikorian-Chairman and CEO, Drury J....

2006-08-17 08:45:00

By Hasmik Mkrtchian YEREVAN -- Ex-Soviet state Armenia is blazing a trail in the global quest to move to cleaner fuels -- not by choice but out of necessity. The tiny country of 3 million people in the Caucasus mountains has a strong claim to be a world leader in running vehicles on natural gas: a fuel that produces fewer harmful greenhouse gases than gasoline or diesel. The transport ministry estimates that between 20 and 30 percent of vehicles in Armenia run on gas. That compares to just...

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2006-08-17 00:10:00

By Hasmik Mkrtchian YEREVAN -- Ex-Soviet state Armenia is blazing a trail in the global quest to move to cleaner fuels -- not by choice but out of necessity. The tiny country of 3 million people in the Caucasus mountains has a strong claim to be a world leader in running vehicles on natural gas: a fuel that produces fewer harmful greenhouse gases than petrol or diesel. The transport ministry estimates that between 20 and 30 percent of vehicles in Armenia run on gas. That compares to just over...

2006-05-03 00:10:24

MOSCOW (Reuters) - All 113 people on an Armenian jet that crashed into the Black Sea off the Russian coast on Wednesday are presumed dead, the Russian Emergencies Ministry said. "According to preliminary information, all people on board are dead," a ministry spokeswoman said.

2006-01-22 18:09:10

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili accused Moscow of sabotage after explosions early on Sunday knocked out the main pipeline in southern Russia that supplies gas to Georgia and Armenia. Russian officials blamed the blasts on anti-Moscow insurgents in its southern region of North Ossetia. But Saakashvili, who has irritated the Kremlin by pushing his ex-Soviet state closer to the West, said he did not believe the Russian explanation and...

2005-09-24 04:15:25

By Jon Hemming ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Hundreds of Turkish nationalists chanting slogans and waving flags protested on Saturday against a controversial academic conference devoted to the World War One massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey. The conference had been due to open on Friday at two universities in Istanbul but a last-minute court order blocked it, causing acute embarrassment to the Turkish government just days before the start of its European Union membership talks....


Latest Armenia Reference Libraries

2012-06-14 08:59:22

Symbol: TEAR60 Group: Lichen Family: Bacidiaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   LEAR23 Lecidea armeniaca (DC.) Fr. Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Bacidiaceae Genus   Tephromela M. Choisy – tephromela lichen Species   Tephromela armeniaca (DC.) Hertel &...

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2007-10-23 17:27:13

The Caucasian Squirrel or Persian Squirrel (Sciurus anomalus), is a species of rodent in the Sciuridae family. It is found throughout Armenia,Azerbaijan, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It is naturally found to thrive in temperate forests.

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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