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UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2014.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, March 30, 2013.
By United Press International

Iran offers to mediate Azeri-Armenian dispute

WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- As oil prices rise relentlessly to record-high levels, relations between the United States and Iran, OPEC's third-largest producer, continue to worsen. Further heightening investors' anxieties, speculation about a possible Israeli or U.S. attack to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions continues to mount.
JOHN C.K. DALY, UPI International Correspondent

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 30, 2008.
By United Press International

EU mediator bound for Armenia

YEREVAN, Armenia, March 3 (UPI) -- European Union officials have announced a mediator will be sent to Armenia to help ease post-election tensions that have resulted in at least eight deaths.

Rivals protest Armenian presidential vote

YEREVAN, Armenia, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- The opposition party leader in Armenia called for mass protests in the capital city Wednesday citing irregularities in the presidential elections.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, March 30, 2007.
By United Press International

Armenians outraged at journalist's death

ISTANBUL, Turkey, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Armenian officials are outraged over the killing in Istanbul of a Turkish journalist of Armenian descent.

Chirac to visit Armenian genocide monument

PARIS, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- French President Jacques Chirac plans to visit a monument to the victims of Turkish genocide on a trip to Armenia.

Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders meet

BUCHAREST, Romania, June 5 (UPI) -- The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan met in Romania to discuss their dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh but details were not available.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, March 30, the 89th day of 2006 with 276 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, March 30, the 89th day of 2005 with 276 to follow.
By United Press International

Armenian economy on a roll

YEREVAN, Armenia, May 21 (UPI) -- Armenia's economy grew by more than 9 percent in the first quarter of 2004, Interfax reported Friday.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, March 30, the 90th day of 2004 with 276 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, March 30, the 89th day of 2003 with 276 to follow.
By United Press International
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Robert Kocharian
WAP2001040903 - 09 APRIL 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Robert Kocharian, President of Armenia, visiting with President George W. Bush at the White House on April 9, 2001 in Washington, DC. mk/Michael Kleinfeld UPI
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Robert Sedraki Kocharyan (Armenian: Ռոբերտ Սեդրակի Քոչարյան, pronounced ) (born August 31, 1954) was the second President of Armenia, serving from 1998 till 2008. He was previously President of Nagorno-Karabakh from 1994 to 1997 and Prime Minister of Armenia from 1997 to 1998.

Robert Kocharyan was born in Stepanakert, Nagorno-Karabakh. He received his secondary education there and from 1972 to 1974 served in the Soviet Army. He and his wife, Bella Kocharyan, have three children: Sedrak, Gayane, and Levon, all of whom were born in Stepanakert.

After the resignation of his predecessor Levon Ter-Petrossian, Kocharyan was elected Armenia's second President on March 30, 1998, defeating his main rival, Karen Demirchyan, in an early presidential election marred by irregularities and violations by both sides as reported by international electoral observers. Complaints included that Kocharyan had not been an Armenian citizen for ten years as required by the constitution., even though it would have been impossible for him to be a 10 year citizen of a republic that was less than 7 years old; however, the Armenian constitution recognized the Armenian SSR as it predecessor state.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Robert Kocharian."
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