Daily Archives: Saturday, 19 May, 2012

Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad visits Armenia

YEVERAN: President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan received on Thursday Sheikha Fareeha Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, President of Kuwait Association for The Ideal Family at the presidential headquarters. Sheikha Fareeha met First lady of Armenia, Rita Sargsyan. During the meeting, they discussed issues of women, family and children in both countries. She also met the Armenian Minister of […]

Support of Bar Bombing by Officials Causes Outcry

Prominent officials in Armenia have made public statements in support of arsonists who firebombed a popular bar in Yerevan in a hate crime against the country’s gay community, a move that activists and human rights group Amnesty International have strongly condemned. Following the early morning blast at DIY bar which left thousands of dollars in […]

Turkish Publisher Ragip Zarakolu Honored by PEN

NEW YORK — At the annual Literary Gala held by PEN on May 1 at the Museum of Natural History, Istanbul publisher Ragip Zarakolu was the recipient of the annual Association of American Publishers’ Jeri Laber International Freedom to Publish Award. Peter Balakian, whose memoir, Black Dog of Fate: An American Son Uncovers His Armenian […]

Full text of RI House Resolution on Artsakh

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (A.W.)—The House passed a resolution on May 17 calling on the U.S. President and Congress to recognize the independence of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic (NKR). The resolution also encouraged the republic’s “continued efforts to develop as a free and independent nation,” and praised Artsakh’s “constructive involvement with the international community and its efforts […]

A Tale of Two Monuments

An Extremely Belated Anatomy of Two Radically Understudied Makings and One Unmaking The Armenian Weekly Magazine April 2012 PREAMBLE The annals of Turkish-Armenian “rapprochement,” “reconciliation,” “initiative,” and “dialogue” marked Jan. 8, 2011 as the day when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called the Monument of “Humanity” by Mehmet Aksoy in Kars a freak (ucube), […]

Armenian Alarm at Spate of Border Shootings

A series of shooting incidents on Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan and around Nagorny Karabakh has heightened fears among local civilians, even though they are well used to the sound of gunfire. The border village of Dovegh in Armenia’s northeastern Tavush region came under sustained fire for 90 minutes on April 25. Two days later, three […]

Latest Digital Mammography Technology Introduced to Armenia

WASHINGTON — The women of Armenia received an early Mother’s Day gift this year from the Armenian American Cultural Association, Inc. (AACA). With a value of more than $1 million, the gift is the latest Three- Dimensional (3D) Digital Mammography System, sent to the Armenian American Wellness Center in Yerevan. “In March 2012, less than […]

Armenia: A Pioneering Winery Brings Winemaking Back to its Roots

Oenophiles tend to classify wines into either coming from the “old world” — France, Spain, Italy and other European countries that have traditionally produced wine — and the “new world,” which includes upstarts such as the United States and Australia. Soon, though, we might need to come up with a new classification: the “ancient world,” […]