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Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause

Dr. Robert Fisk, the British Friend of the Armenian Cause Dr. Robert Fisk and Mr. Raphael Grigorian of SOAS UCL’s Armenian Societies and Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee (AGCCC) UK jointly organised an enlightening evening with best-selling author and journalist Dr. Robert Fisk on Monday the 8th of June 2015. The presentation entitled The Armenian […]

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing

The Armenian genocide – the Guardian briefing Turkey has never accepted the term genocide, even though historians have demolished its denial of responsibility for up to 1.5 million deaths   Below: Armenians at the Marash army barracks awaiting execution. Above: the Ottoman governor, Haydar Pasha, and soldiers, April 1915. Photograph: Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute. Ian Black […]

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis

The Christian tragedy in the Middle East did not begin with Isis Sunday 5 April 2015 Robert Fisk A hundred years on from the Armenian genocide, and a Christian minority is again suffering One summer’s day in 1990, I walked into a beautiful Crusader chapel in Keserwan, a gentle mountainside north of Beirut, where an […]

Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles

March 10, 2015 Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles – Armradio – Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq, addressed a letter to Prince Charles after the news was revealed that […]

EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ADOPTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION

EUROPEAN PEOPLE’S PARTY ADOPTS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION Brussels, Belgium  —  On 3 March, 2015, Europe’s largest political party organization, the European People’s Party (EPP) unanimously approved and adopted a resolution titled “The Armenian Genocide and European Values.” The resolution condemns the genocidal acts against the Armenian people and appeals to the EU and Council of Europe Member […]

Artsakh and Its Future

Artsakh and Its Future On The 22nd of February Mr. David Ishkanyan, guest speaker from Artsakh, gave lecture on the Liberation Movement in Artsakh and the ARF at Navasartian Hall in London. The lecture was organised by ARF London, packed with members of the Armenian Community, attended by the representatives of the Armenian Embassy in […]

Lecture on the Dawn of 2015, the Year of the Armenian Struggle for Historic Truth

Lecture on the Dawn of 2015, the Year of the Armenian Struggle for Historic Truth   “The struggle of 5000 people on Musa-Dagh had so fascinated me, that I wished to aid the Armenian people by writing about it and bringing it to the world”. Franz Werfel, German writer and historian Los-Angeles based historian and […]

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler

The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/24/the-20th-century-dictator-most-idolized-by-hitler.html Universal History Archive/UIG William O’Connor Fatal Attraction 11.24.14 The 20th-Century Dictator Most Idolized by Hitler Historians may credit Mussolini with inspiring Hitler’s rise to power, but the despot called a different contemporary his ‘shining star.’ Adolf Hitler’s obsessions, for he was a man prone to unhealthy fixations, […]

Aleppo’s oldest hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, falls into ruin on Syria’s front line

Aleppo’s oldest hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote Murder on the Orient Express, falls into ruin on Syria’s front line The Baron Hotel has become another casualty of the ongoing troubles Owner Armen Mazloumin looks back fondly on a star-studded guest list Hotel was founded by Mazloumin’s grandfather in 1911  By John Hutchinson for MailOnline Published: […]

Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book on the Armenian genocide.

Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book on the Armenian genocide. Updated 22 Oct 2014, 8:11amWed 22 Oct 2014, 8:11am Human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson QC discusses his new book about the Armenian genocide, called ‘An Inconvenient Genocide’. Source The Drum | Duration 7min 42sec Topics: unrest-conflict-and-war, armenia CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO DIRECT FROM WEBSITE […]

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history

Jabhat al-Nusra blows up Armenian church in Deir el-Zour: A savage blow that echoes through Armenian history Islamists’ destruction of a shrine to the victims of genocide marks the latest chapter in a tragic national history. Robert Fisk reports from Qamishli, north-eastern Syria Robert Fisk Qamishli In the most savage act of vandalism against Syria’s […]

British Friends of Artsakh – 360 Panel Discussion in London

Artsakh 360 Panel Discussion in London AYF London Branch organised an evening on Artsakh at one of the Halls of Westminster University in Central London on October 17, 2014. Among the guest speakers were Baroness Caroline Cox, MP Stephen Pound and others. Reports Hasmik Harutunyan from London. AYF’s London branch chaired an informative and open […]

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction

Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction Members of Congress Express Outrage Over Der Zor Destruction WASHINGTON Members of Congress have begun a string of condemnation and expressions of outrage over the destruction of the Armenian Genocide memorial church in Der Zor over the weekend by Islamic State forces. Representatives Frank Pallone (D-NJ), […]

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims Obama’s air strikes on Isis in northern Iraq are hypocritical, and a sense of déjà vu is understandable He wouldn’t bomb Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s bloody caliphate when it was butchering the majority Shia Muslims of Iraq. But Barak Obama is riding […]

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due

Forgotten Rutgers prof who coined ‘genocide’ now getting his due By Seth Augenstein/The Star-Ledger It was the “crime without a name.” But Raphael Lemkin gave it utterance. “Genocide” was the word Lemkin coined in 1944, as Allied troops were just beginning to discover the death camps and mass graves left behind by retreating Nazi forces. […]

The Sunday Times: Armenians in Syria flee for their lives

The Sunday Times: Armenians in Syria flee for their lives

The Sunday Times, UK April 5 2014 Armenians in Syria flee for their lives Turkey is suspected of aiding the hardline rebels who have driven out Christians from their Syrian enclave Hala Jaber Latakia, Syria IT WAS just before 6am when Huvinar Khacherian was woken by the sound of shells raining down on the sleepy […]

Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal To All British Armenians

ANC UK Action Alert Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal To All British Armenians 6th April 2014 Urge your MP and the Foreign Secretary William Hague to stop Turkey’s support for the destruction of Kessab in Syria. Please join the ANC UK in voicing your solidarity with Kessab by writing to your MP and the Foreign […]

ANC UK Press Release on Kessab

    ANC UK Press Release on Kessab.     PRESS RELEASE   2nd April 2014   Hostile offensive against Armenian population in Kessab, Syria facilitated by Ankara   London, United Kingdom      On Friday March 21st the village of Kessab, a historically Christian Armenian region in Syria which borders Turkey, was the object […]

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine

Western leaders cannot face a ‘looming’ war. So I guess they’ll patch something up – and let Russia gobble part of Ukraine The Russkies are not going to be shaking in their boots at sanctions For some reason, our last century’s two world wars started rather far from home. I bet that most people in […]

U.S. senator calls on Azerbaijan to immediately stop threats towards Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh

U.S. senator calls on Azerbaijan to immediately stop threats towards Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Illinois Republican Senator Mark Kirk in his statement dedicated to the 26th anniversary of Sumgait pogroms strongly condemned the continuing threat posed by Azerbaijan towards Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh Republic, the newspaper Asbarez reports referring to the American Committee of “Hay […]

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