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Donate to ACEMC Aid Lebanon Appeal

Donate to ACEMC Aid Lebanon Appeal

Dear friends, The world was shocked and saddened by the horrific explosion that struck Beirut on August the 4th. This disaster has severely impacted the Lebanese-Armenian community with many casualties and injuries, and with a devastating impact on both communities, cultural, educational and religious institutions, as well as Armenian homes and businesses. The Armenian community […]

Formation of ACEMC AID LEBANON Community Organisations Relief Aid Committee

Formation of ACEMC AID LEBANON Community Organisations Relief Aid Committee

Armenian Community Emergency Management Committee Aid Lebanon Appeal 8th August 2020 The Armenian Community Council in unison with the Diocese of The Armenian Church of the UK and Ireland and the community organisations listed below express their solidarity with the Armenians of Lebanon following the devastating explosion that rocked Beirut on 4th August.  We offer […]

Western Armenians in Iran after the Genocide

Today Eastern Turkey, the ancestral land of the Armenians, is devoid of its ancient ethnic inhabitants. Based on realistic estimates, during those bloody and tragic years, around one and half million Armenians perished. Out of a population of more than two million Armenians before 1915, only 60 to 80 thousand are left in today’s Turkey, […]

նախագահ Արմեն Սարգսյանի հեռավար հարցազրույցը Ազատություն ռադիոկայանի

նախագահ Արմեն Սարգսյանի հեռավար հարցազրույցը Ազատություն ռադիոկայանի

նախագահ Արմեն Սարգսյանի հեռավար հարցազրույցը Ազատություն ռադիոկայանի հայկական ծառայության տնօրեն Հրայր Թամրազյանին

Armenian Genocide 105th Anniversary Events Announcements

Commemoration of the 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide (UK) 1.) Fri 24 April, 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM – Remembrance service to commemorate the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at St. Yeghiche Armenian Church, followed by wreath-laying ceremony at the memorial khachkar. The service will be streaming live on https://www.facebook.com/ArmenianChurchofUKandIreland/ and https://www.facebook.com/styeghiche and […]

COMMUNITY HEALTH INFORMATION BULLETIN – 2

Coronavirus Myths Busted  – Is Coronavirus a living organism? The virus, officially named COVID-19, is technically “not alive”. A virus is simply “a protein super molecule rather than a living organism”. You “cannot kill” the virus, but that does not mean it cannot be destroyed or allowed to decay. The time it takes to break […]

Republic of Armenia COVID-19: Financial Assiatance Campaign

Given the seriousness of the situation and the unprecedented strain this Pandemic is putting on Armenia’s healthcare sector, the Ministry of Finance has launched ‘Financial assistance to the state’ campaign.. For those individuals around the world who would like to support the cause, may use the links below to transfer their donations: https://www.e-payments.am/en/state-duties/step3/service=5054/ If you […]

Commemoration of the 28th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence in London

Commemoration of the 28th Anniversary of Armenia’s Independence in London

The great hall of St. Yeghishe Armenian Church in Cranley Gardens was packed last Saturday night, the 21st of September, for the event to celebrate the 28th Anniversary of the Independence of the modern Republic of Armenia. The event organized by the British Armenian Community Council (ACC) through its Executive Committee was under the auspices […]

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 […]

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