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A Blueprint for Diaspora Representation in Negotiations with Turkey over Reparations

In the course of almost a century, Armenian institutions’ and individuals’ various stances on Turkey and genocide recognition have hardened into maximalist positions. For Armenian maximalists, anything short of a full and complete apology, full and complete restitution of the stolen and expropriated property, as well as full reparations, is to be dismissed as nothing […]

It’s Not Black and White: A Diasporan Living in Armenia

Last year, I decided to make the move to Armenia. After finishing grad school, the many summers I had spent working here culminated in my decision to take this step. Although I had considered this option for quite some time, it still caught members of my community with surprise. My move to Armenia incited all […]

Sassounian: Plaintiffs File Devastating Response to Anti-Armenian Brief

Lawyers on behalf of Armenian plaintiffs responded last week to the U.S. government’s brief that had urged the Supreme Court not to review a Federal Appeals Court decision striking down a California law extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide-era insurance claims. The Solicitor General, on behalf of the U.S. government, had filed a […]

Armenian-American Artist Wins Posthumous Fame

A landscape dissolves into reds, yellows, and greens. A mountain in New York State is filtered through an artist’s imagination, rendered on canvas in angular patches. These were among the visions of Arthur Pinajian, an unknown Armenian-American painter whose death would prompt little more than the rental of a Dumpster. The Dumpster was to be […]

Defamed Armenian Americans in Wake of Boston Bombings Must Seek Full Remedy

On April 30, several days after blatantly and massively defaming Armenian Americans and causing monumental damages, Mr. Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected April 15 Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, reportedly contacted the Armenian Mirror-Spectator to issue an apology to the Armenian community for “his recent statements referencing Armenians in his […]

Moles, Informants and Double Agents In Boston Marathon Bombings

The bizarre circumstances and dubious names in the Boston Marathon bombings have raised many questions that have yet to be answered by government officials and journalists. The most mysterious character is ‘Misha’ whom Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston bombers, described as an Armenian convert to Islam who had supposedly brainwashed and radicalized Tamerlan, the […]

For the First Time an Armenian Pavilion at the London Book Fair.

The London Book Fair is opening its doors on 15 April, 2013 in Earl’s Court, London. The Pavilion will provide a valuable platform, which has never been made available in this format before for the exhibitors and visitors from around the world, allowing them to network with global publishing communities. The Armenian Community and Church […]

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 […]

Mekhitarian Wins Brazil’s Chess Championship

Mekhitarian Wins Brazil’s Chess Championship

SAO PAULO, Brazil (A.W.)—Grandmaster Krikor Sevag Mekhitarian won Brazil’s chess championship, held from Feb. 25-March. 6 here in São Paulo. Mekhitarian secured the title with seven wins, three draws, and one loss, finishing the championship with 8.5/11 points. A Brazilian Armenian, Mekhitarian scored a draw followed by a defeat in the first two rounds of […]

Of all the Places: Finding Armenia in Spain

You know the feeling. You are on a holiday in a foreign land on the other side of the world, doing whatever it is you do when you are on a holiday in a foreign land on the other side of the world. Then, you bump into an Armenian. Oor deghen oor? Of all the […]

Վրաստանում բացվել է «Թբիլիսիի հայկական եկեղեցիները՝ երեկ և այսօր» ցուցահանդեսը

Վրաստանում բացվել է «Թբիլիսիի հայկական եկեղեցիները՝ երեկ և այսօր» ցուցահանդեսը

«Թբիլիսիի հայկական եկեղեցիները՝ երեկ և այսօր» խորագրով ցուցահանդես բացվեց դեկտեմբերի մեկին Հայ Առաքելական Ուղղափառ Սուրբ Եկեղեցու Վիրահայոց Թեմի «Հայարտուն» մշակույթի կենտրոնի Գալուստ Գյուլբենկյան սրահում: Ցուցահանդեսը նվիրված էր հայ եկեղեցու հիմնադիր երկու առաքյալների՝ Սուրբ Թադեոսի և Բարդուղիմեոսի տոնին: Ցուցահանդեսի մտահղացումը պատկանում էր թբիլիսահայ անվանի նկարիչ վաղամեռիկ Վարուժան Խաչատրյանին (Ժան Խաչ): Միջոցառումը կազմակերպել էին Վիրահայոց Թեմի «Հայարտուն» […]

Burbank felons get 25 years for Armenian and black street-gang-aided identity theft

SANTA ANA — Two men behind a massive identity-theft conspiracy that was hatched and operated from a prison and victimized more than 500 people were sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison. The conspiracy caused at least $8 million in losses, according to federal prosecutors. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter handed down the […]

Սիրիահայ տնտեսագետ. «Ես ուզում եմ մենակ՝ մեզ էն աչքով նայեն, որ մենք հայաստանցի ենք, սիրիահայ չենք»

Սիրիահայ տնտեսագետ. «Ես ուզում եմ մենակ՝ մեզ էն աչքով նայեն, որ մենք հայաստանցի ենք, սիրիահայ չենք»

Սիրիահայ տնտեսագետ Հարութ Փալուլյանը առաջին անգամ Հայաստան էր եկել 2008-ին՝ Հայաստան-Թուրքիա ֆուտբոլային խաղը դիտելու և արձակուրդն անցկացնելու, երկրորդ անգամ՝ 2010-ին՝ եղբոր հարսանիքին, իսկ այս հուլիսին Հայաստան է եկել արդեն վերջնական մնալու: Հարութը կարողացել է Երևանում աշխատանք գտնել այստեղ գալուց մեկ շաբաթ անց: Հայաստան գալու 3-րդ օրը նա տվել է մամուլի ասուլիս, որը տեսել է ֆինանսական […]

Armenians face few options in Syria (Video report)

Armenians face few options in Syria (Video report)

In the ongoing Syrian civil war, the comparatively small community of Armenians left in government-held Aleppo and some coastal areas has been mostly forgotten. About 80,000 live in the country, and though Armenia has offered passports to any who want to leave, the vast majority have decided to stay in their homes and communities. Relatives […]

Der Zor Genocide Memorial Church, Museum Severely Damaged (Video)

Der Zor Genocide Memorial Church, Museum Severely Damaged (Video)

DER ZOR, Syria (A.W.)—The Armenian Genocide Martyrs Memorial Church in Der Zor, also known as the Holy Martyrs Armenian Church, has been severely damaged as a result of shelling, as revealed by video footage taken by locals and shared on YouTube today. The lower level of the museum and memorial, where the remains of victims […]

Aleppo Burns while We Fiddle: A Wake-up Call to All Armenians

Aleppo Burns while We Fiddle: A Wake-up Call to All Armenians

For almost two years, Armenians worldwide have followed the vicious civil war in Syria with great anxiety and concern over the safety and survival of their compatriots. Regrettably, dozens of innocent Armenians have been killed or injured by indiscriminate gunfire and shelling, while many others have been kidnapped. Armenian homes, churches, and schools have been […]

Hands Across Borders: The Syrian Crisis and the Armenians

The crisis in Syria promises to become a protracted human tragedy. The brutality being exacted by both government and rebel forces has already resulted in a level of devastation that to rebuild neighborhoods, buildings, institutions and also lives will require years if not decades. Rebel forces continue to battle on the streets of Aleppo, Damascus, […]

An Open Letter To My Fellow American-Armenian Brothers And Sisters

An Open Letter To My Fellow American-Armenian Brothers And Sisters

My cousin, a 60 years of age diabetic male, has been kidnapped from his own mechanic shop in Aleppo, Syria, by the Syrian opposition. For the last five months the opposition has been targeting the Armenian Christian minority in Aleppo, Damascus, Azez, and Der Zor. They have systematically destroyed Armenian churches, Armenian schools, nursing homes, […]

Armenians Kidnapped Near Aleppo

Armenia’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed reports that on Sept. 29, ten passengers of a bus traveling from Beirut to Aleppo, among them seven Armenians, have been kidnapped. Five of the Armenian passengers have been identified, according to ArmenPress, which quoted Armenian Foreign Ministry’s press secretary Tigran Balayan. The names of the kidnapped passengers are: Garo […]

Ո՛չ Օբաման, ո՛չ էլ Ռոմնին արժանի չեն ամերիկահայերի

Հարութ Սասունյան «Կալիֆորնիա Կուրիեր» թերթի հրատարակիչ և խմբագիր Հայաստան կատարած իմ վերջին ուղևորության ընթացքում, լրագրողները հաճախ էին ինձ հարցնում, թե Միացյալ Նահանգների նախագահի ո՞ր թեկնածուին եմ ձայն տալու նոյեմբերի 6-ի ընտրություններում: Իմ պատասխանը հստակ էր և միանշանակ՝ ես քվե չեմ տալու ո՛չ նախագահ Օբամային, և ո՛չ էլ նահանգապետ Ռոմնիին: Վերադառնալով Միացյալ Նահանգներ, ես ուրախությամբ իմացա, […]

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