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Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria

Nearly a century after the Armenian genocide, these people are still being slaughtered in Syria Robert Fisk Sunday 1 December 2013 And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated     Just over 30 years ago, I dug the bones and skulls of Armenian genocide victims out of a […]

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh

Armenian Monastery Finds Unlikely Saviour in Arab Sheikh   by Naharnet Newsdesk 26 Nov 2013   Standing next to a newly refurbished bell tower, priest Aristakes Aivazyan says it needed divine intervention to save Armenia’s medieval Haghartsin monastery. But it also took a lot of money from a very unlikely benefactor — the Muslim ruler […]

The Armenian Orphan Rug: A relic or an insult?

The Armenian Orphan Rug: A relic or an insult? By Michael Doyle McClatchy Washington BureauNovember 13, 2013 WASHINGTON — A rug woven long ago by Armenian orphans is presenting the White House with a tough political knot. Dozens of lawmakers from California and other states with large Armenian-American populations want the rug put on public […]

Armenian coin wins first prize at Vicenza Numismatica 10th international numismatic fair

Armenian coin wins first prize at Vicenza Numismatica 10th international numismatic fair 14:45 18.11.2013   An Armenian memorial coin dedicated to the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing won the first prize at the Vicenza Numismatica 10th international fair in Italy, Press Service of the Central Bank of Armenia informed Public Radio of Armenia. The international […]

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe

Turkey must return Armenian churches, Aram I says in Europe   09:38 16/10/2013 In his opening remarks at the 3rd Conference of European Armenians, organized by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (ANC of Europe) and held at the European Parliament, His Holiness Aram I urged Turkey to “return Armenian churches to their […]

Armenian Review Appoints New Assistant Editor, Publishes Recent Issue

Armenian Review Appoints New Assistant Editor, Publishes Recent Issue   Dr. Talar Chahinian joins the Armenian Review as assistant editor WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Spring-Summer 2013 issue of the Armenian Review was published earlier this month. The most recent issue includes articles ranging from historic textual analysis to current political issues. In the first article of the […]

Community Council Presents Gift to Her Majesty the Queen

Community Council Presents Gift to Her Majesty the Queen

COMMUNITY COUNCIL PRESENTS GIFT TO THE QUEEN   On the occasion of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee (2012) of the accession to the Throne of Her Majesty the Queen and the Diamond Jubilee (June 2013) of Her Majesty’s Coronation, on behalf of the British Armenian Community the Armenian Community Council of the United Kingdom […]

Peroomian’s Photo Essays Explore Space and Time in Armenia

Peroomian’s Photo Essays Explore Space and Time in Armenia A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia by Vahé Peroomian GLENDALE— Vahé Peroomian’s recently published e-book, A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia is a 220-page collection of 12 sweeping photo essays chronicling Peroomian’s travels and experiences in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh from 2004 to 2011, during […]

Woman in Turkey Reveals Armenian Identity After 82 Years

Woman in Turkey Reveals Armenian Identity After 82 Years   By Weekly Staff // September 28, 2013 A woman in Turkey who had hidden her Armenian identity for 82 years, revealed the secret to her youngest son the day before she passed away. Abakay and the cover of his book Hoşana, who was brought up […]

Eurovision Announce 2014 Rule Changes For Fairer Jury

EUROVISION ANNOUNCE 2014 RULE CHANGES FOR FAIRER JURY World TV PC September 25, 2013 Wednesday 2:45 PM EST Throughout its long history, the popular pan-European Eurovision Song Contest has faced plenty of accusations that the results displayed on-screen are not the full story, with a new batch of claims having come in in recent months […]

Ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar discovered

Ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar discovered

Ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar discovered   September 20, 2013 – 12:48 AMT   PanARMENIAN.Net – The renowned ancient Armenian monastery complex Tzarakar has been discovered near the village of Chukurayva, 5 kms south-east of the fortified town of Kechror, modern-day Turkey (the old Gabeghiank district, Ayrarat province of Greater Armenia), peopleofar.wordpress.com says. What remains […]

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th

Let’s meet at the Pecheneq Monument on September 8th   Baskin Oran [A satirical article written by BASKIN ORAN as a response to the President of ASIMDER (The Association Against International Unfounded Armenian Allegations) which claimed that Sourp Khatch Church on Akhtamar Island was not Armenian but was Turkish and had been built by Pecheneq […]

Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Turkey visits Armenian Church in Kayseri

Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Turkey visits Armenian Church in Kayseri LONDON – COMBINED SOURCES (23 August, 2013): The British Ambassador in Turkey paid an unofficial visit to the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Kayseri (Caeserea / Gesarya). Built in 1856, St Gregory is the only Armenian church in Anatolia where liturgical services […]

The Hindu, Part 2: Symbols of an age

The Hindu, Part 2: Symbols of an age

The Hindu Chennai, August 13, 2013 SURVIVORS OF TIME Symbols of an age Anusha Parthasarathy   Anusha Parthasarathy traces the lives of well-known Armenians who made the community an integral part of the city’s history and culture Coja Petrus Uscan, who was first referred to in 1724 as ‘…an Armenian lately arrived from Manilha and […]

The Hindu, Part 1: Merchants on a mission

The Hindu, Part 1: Merchants on a mission

The Hindu Chennai, July 30, 2013 SURVIVORS OF TIME Merchants on a mission Anusha Parthasarathy   In the 360th year of Armenian presence in the city Anusha Parthasarathy visits monuments and streets associated with this trading community If you walk along Armenian Street today, it is vastly different from the time when the merchantmen of […]

Number of Foreign Tourists to Nagorno-Karabakh Grows Rapidly

YEREVAN, Armenia – The number of foreign tourists visiting Nagorno-Karabakh is continuing to increase rapidly after substantial growth recorded in recent years, authorities in the Armenian-populated territory said on Monday. Official figures released by the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Tourism Department show a doubling of visitors in the first quarter of this year.According to the department, some […]

Body and soul in Armenia

In AD301, Armenia became the first country to adopt Christianity as its national religion. Indeed, many think of it as Christianity’s real birthplace. I have just walked through the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Armenia’s capital Yerevan, which is the oldest state-built church in the world, constructed between AD301 and AD303 by Saint Gregory the Illuminator. I […]

Յիրիկյանի նվիրատվության շնորհիվ Մատենադարանի հավաքածուն համալրվել է տպագիր առաջին հայերեն Աստվածաշնչի եզակի օրինակով

Յիրիկյանի նվիրատվության շնորհիվ Մատենադարանի հավաքածուն համալրվել է տպագիր առաջին հայերեն Աստվածաշնչի եզակի օրինակով

Հայաստանի առաջատար բջջային կապի օպերատորի գլխավոր տնօրենի նվիրատվության շնորհիվ Մաշտոցի անվան Մատենադարանի հնատիպ գրքերի հարուստ հավաքածուն համալրվել է տպագիր առաջին հայերեն Աստվածաշնչի եզակի օրինակով: Ոսկան Երևանցու` բացառիկ արժեք ներկայացնող Աստվածաշունչը տպագրվել է 1666 թվականին` Ամստերդամում: Գրատպության այս շքեղ օրինակը տարիներ շարունակ եղել է արտասահմանյան մի մասնավոր հավաքածուի մասը: «ՎիվաՍել-ՄՏՍ»-ի գլխավոր տնօրեն Ռալֆ Յիրիկյանի նվիրատվության շնորհիվ […]

Gems of Armenia

Gems of Armenia

On Saturday 16 March, the Armenian Community in Egypt gathered at the Kalusdian-Nubarian Armenian School in Heliopolis to listen to the Arax Choir conducted by Mihran Ghazelian. The event commemorated the 110th anniversary of the birth of Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). Khachaturian lived in a time after Armenia was annexed to the Soviet Union […]

“Women, Demystified: Overcoming Myths in Armenia’s Villages”

“Women, Demystified: Overcoming Myths in Armenia’s Villages”

Myths about women’s health make their way up and down gravel stone streets, traveling from the rocky mountainside to homes casted in concrete and tufa, meandering from the bedroom to the laundry line, whispered from neighbor to neighbor, friend to friend, sister to sister, mother-in-law to daughter-in-law. Myths are a way of life in the […]

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