Daily Archives: Thursday, 16 August, 2012

Syrian-Armenians Accuse Reporters in Armenia for Making Unfounded Statements

A group of Syrian-Armenians who have recently arrived in Armenia have taken the local press to task for making unwanted and unfounded remarks about the situation of the Armenian community in Syria. What follows is their statement. A reporter from Armenia, who had recently visited Haleb, , organized a press conference upon returning to Yerevan […]

Armenia’s Medalist Return Home Triumphant

Armenia’s Medalist Return Home Triumphant

YEREVAN—Armenian Olympic medal winners returned home to Armenia Wednesday night and upon arrival at Zvartnots International Airport they were greeted by throngs of relatives and sports enthusiasts who treated them like national heroes. Silver medalist Arsen Julfalakyan and bronze medalists Hripsime Khurshudyan and Artur Aleksanyan were greeted by warm cheers and flowers, while some enthusiasts […]

Aznavour Angers Javakhk Armenians

Aznavour Angers Javakhk Armenians

AKHALTSKHA, Javakhk—Renowned singer and Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland Charles Aznavour has angered the Armenian population of Javakhk by agreeing to perform at an official ceremony on Thursday for the reopening of the historic Rabat Fortress, where reportedly he will be performing in front of a mosque, which has also been renovated by official Tbilisi. Several […]

Ending the Era of Orphanages in Armenia

Ending the Era of Orphanages in Armenia

In his childhood poems, my father grappled with the absence of his mother. He lost his parents by the age of eight, and spent years in an Aleppo orphanage, until he graduated. More than anything, he wanted his mother’s arms, and her hug. The poems are moving, and acutely painful. “The orphanage is the opposite […]

Leading Muslim Cleric Issued Fatwa, Condemning Turks for Killing Armenians

I recently came across an extremely significant Islamic document that severely criticizes Turks for using religion as a cover to killing Armenian Christians. This rarely seen document is a Fatwa or religious decree issued in May 1909 by Grand Sheikh Salim al-Bishri of Egypt, condemning Turkish Muslims for massacring 30,000 Armenians in Adana, a major […]

48 Hours in Javakhk

48 Hours in Javakhk

Much has been said about the need to help Javakhk, but little is known about the realities and conditions under which the local Armenians live. On a steamy June morning in Yerevan, I embarked on an unforgettable journey to this region and among the courageous Armenians who call Javakhk their home. My guide is Dr. […]

An Interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Arsen Julfalakyan

An Interview with Olympic Silver Medalist Arsen Julfalakyan

LONDON (A.W.)—Arsen Julfalakyan became a household name in Armenia and the Armenian Diaspora after he won the silver medal in the 74 kg. Greco-Roman wrestling event at the London Olympics on Sun., Aug. 5. In an exclusive interview with the Armenian Weekly, the champion discusses his journey to the Olympics and his future plans. *** […]

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