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Charles Aznavour, Enduring French-Armenian Singer of Global Fame, Dies Aged 94

It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we must announce the sad news of the passing of Charles Aznavour – legendary French-Armenian singer-songwriter and actor, National Hero of Armenia and commander of France’s prestigious Officier de la Legion d’honneur. He passed peacefully today at his home in Alpilles, southeastern France, at the […]

Cilicia Catholicosate Says Lawsuit Demands Return of Historical Seat Not Financial Compensation

Cilicia Catholicosate Says Lawsuit Demands Return of Historical Seat Not Financial Compensation

Cilicia Catholicosate Says Lawsuit Demands Return of Historical Seat Not Financial Compensation   ANTELIAS, Lebanon–The Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia has issued a statement on its website clarifying the nature and purpose of its claim for the return of its historical Seat in Sis (present-day Kozan in Turkey), currently pending before the Turkish […]

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 […]

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland

‘We have not forgotten our roots’: Somber Kim and Khloe lay red tulips at memorial commemorating 1.5m victims of the 1915 Armenian genocide during eight-day tour of their homeland   Sisters laid red tulips near eternal flame of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in capital Yerevan  Khloe looked emotional as they spent about 10 minutes […]

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 […]

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’

‘The Armenians want an acknowledgement that the 1915 massacre was a crime’ Geoffrey Robertson In 1915 Britain was determined to expose the Armenian genocide, so why have we since downgraded it to a ‘tragedy’? Armenians mark the anniversary of the massacre of their people, in 2014. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/Getty Images Friday 23 January 2015 14.00 GMT […]

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre

Presentation by Professor Richard Hovannisian at Navasartian Centre Professor emeritus Richard Hovannisian presented his latest book on Armenian Communities in Asia Minor in London on the 29th November 2014. The evening was organised by Hamazkayin London Chapter. I would vigorously recommend Armenians of any age, political or social background, who has not attended Prof. Richard […]

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 […]

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora in Armenia

Meeting with Minister of Diaspora in Armenia   Mrs Janet Mardirosian (Khachatourian), Chairperson of the Armenian Relief Society of Great Britain met with the Minster of Diaspora, Mrs Hranoush Hakopyan, at the Ministry offices, during September 2014. A friendly discussion took place with regard to past and present activities of the British Armenians who have […]

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

A Long-Long Way Home… General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years The journey of the unique Manuscript of famous Armenian General Andranik is very similar to the journey of many Armenian survivors of the First Genocide of the XX century. Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian, a well-known member of the Armenian […]

California State Assembly Recognizes Artsakh Independence

California State Assembly Recognizes Artsakh Independence

California State Assembly Recognizes Artsakh Independence Thursday, May 8th, 2014 | Posted by Asbarez Staff California State Assmebly recogized Artsakh’s independence ARF Western US Central Committee Issues Announcement on Historic Vote Moments ago, the California State Assembly, by a decisive vote adopted a resolution recognizing the independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, a historic move by the legislature […]

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today

Armenia and Turkey: 2015 Begins Today                     Posted by: Thomas de Waal Thursday, April 24, 2014 2015 begins today. The statement by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on the “Armenian Question” goes further than any other Turkish leader before him. Never before has a Turkish […]

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab 16:10 15.04.2014 0 Kessab, Syria, Turkey Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kassab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told The Telegraph. In an operation that was months in the planning, Turkish authorities gave rebel groups the mandate they needed to […]

History Will Repeat Itself

History Will Repeat Itself EDITORIAL | MARCH 11, 2014 11:21 AM By Edmond Y. Azadian Recent political developments in Armenia are overshadowed by events in Ukraine, which in their turn will certainly impact on relations with Russia’s “near abroad.” Armenia, being situated in that “near abroad,” certainly will not remain immune to fallout from the […]

Armenian community in Uruguay tries to build Armenian Genocide Museum

  Armenian community in Uruguay tries to build Armenian Genocide Museum 11:37, 22 February, 2014   YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 22, ARMENPRESS. The Armenian community in Uruguay looks for ways to establish a museum of the Armenian Genocide there. The Head of the Armenian National Committee of the Southern America Hakob Tabakyan stated in a conversation with […]

First world war: memories of the last survivors

First world war: memories of the last survivors

Le Monde/The Guardian First world war: memories of the last survivors In a special project with four other Europa newspapers, we talk to some of the few who still recall those momentous events Guillaume Perrier, Steven Morris, Anna Günther, Carlo Bologna and Wojciech Bielawa The Guardian, Wednesday 22 January 2014 18.15 GMT   [Ovsanna Kaloustian […]

New Year address by President Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia

New Year address by President Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia

New Year address by President Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic of Armenia Dear Fellow Citizens, I cordially wish you a Happy New Year! The passing year has been full of many initiatives and events, but I believe the most significant among them was the deeply conscious work aimed at Armenia’s economic growth and enhanced […]

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II

New Year’s Message of His Holiness Karekin II   On this festive day of New Year we extend Our Pontifical love and blessings to you, dear faithful people of Armenia and the Diaspora. We are welcoming the redemptive year of 2014. With the sacrament of Our Lord’s Holy Nativity we enter a new year. When […]

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