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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, […]

«Օգնիր եղբորդ». Հայաստանում շարունակվում են սիրիահայերի աջակցության նախաձեռնությունները

«Օգնիր եղբորդ». Հայաստանում շարունակվում են սիրիահայերի աջակցության նախաձեռնությունները

Հայաստանում և սփյուռքում շարունակվում են տարբեր դրամահավաքները, ինչպես նաև սննդի, դեղորայքի հավաքումը պատերազմի պատճառով ծանր կացության մեջ հայտնված սիրիահայերի համար: Հայ հեղափոխական դաշնակցության ջանքերով Հայաստանում ստեղծված «Օգնիր եղբորդ» նախաձեռնությունը այս շաբաթ երկրորդ օդանավն է Սիրիա ուղարկել: «Սիրիական ավիաուղիների» մարդատար օդանավով Հալեպ է ուղարկվել 2 տ բեռ` կաթի փոշի և դեղորայք: Նախաձեռնությունը, որ Հայաստանում մոտ երկու […]

Armenia’s Syria Aid Already Being Distributed

Armenia’s Syria Aid Already Being Distributed

ALEPPO (Yerkir Media)—The cargo of humanitarian assistance delivered to Syria by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-led “Help Your Brother” effort is already being distributed to Armenians and Syrians in crisis-ravaged Aleppo, organizers said. The first plane carrying relief supplies to Syria from Armenia landed safely at the Aleppo airport Monday after stopping for a scheduled inspection […]

Torkom Manoogian, In the New York Times

Torkom Manoogian, Archbishop of Armenian Orthodox Church, Dies at 93 Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, the longtime leader of the Armenian orthodox church in the United States and a savvy communicator who used his pulpit in New York to broaden public awareness of the Armenian genocide, died on Oct. 12 in Jerusalem. He was 93. He had […]

SARF Delivers Needed Funds to Syrian Armenians

SARF Delivers Needed Funds to Syrian Armenians

GLENDALE—The first installment of desperately needed funds sent by the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund (SARF) made it to the account set up specially on behalf of the united committees of the Syrian Armenians by the Holy See of Cilicia in Lebanon. Meher Der Ohanessian, SARF Executive Committee Treasurer, remarked that, “We are very pleased that, […]

First Armenian Relief Plane Lands in Aleppo

ALEPPO, YEREVAN—The first plane carrying relief supplies to Syria from Armenia landed safely at the Aleppo airport Monday after stopping for a scheduled inspection in Erzerum, organizers reported. The plane carrying supplies that were gathered from donors in Armenia and Artsakh under the “Help Your Brother” campaign spearheaded by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation was operated […]

Homenetmen: a Worldwide Family

I have my parents to thank for a lot of things: the roof over my head, the clothes on my back and the food in my mouth. But, these generic things aside they also took me to church every Sunday, taught me Armenian and, when I was five years old, they enrolled me in Homenetmen. […]

UK Community Transfers Funds for Syrian-Armenian Relief

UK Community Transfers Funds for Syrian-Armenian Relief

 Syrian Armenian Relief Fund Report of The transfer of funds for relief The committee of SARF gratefully acknowledges the generous response to its appeal for funds to help our brethren in Syria. As you are aware the continuing fierce conflict in Syria has disrupted normal life and has endangered the minority communities specifically. The Catholicosates […]

$100,000 Raised by ARS, Inc. for Syrian Armenian Schools

$100,000 Raised by ARS, Inc. for Syrian Armenian Schools

The Central Executive Board of the Armenian Relief Society, Inc. announced that $100,000 in pledged donations have been received from its entities around the world to benefit its “Fund for Assistance to Syrian-Armenian Schools”. The first installment of these donations will be transferred to the Armenian Relief Cross of Syria in the next few days […]

Big Armenian Heart: An Interview with the ‘Strongest Man of Germany’

Born in Iran to Armenian parents, Patrik Baboumian always knew he wanted to become an international strongman. One of his fondest memories with his father, now deceased, was watching the Incredible Hulk rip off his shirt and magically transform into a green robust monster. At the age of seven, the hopeful athlete moved with his […]

Casual Eatery in Harvard Square Stands Test of Time

Casual Eatery in Harvard Square Stands Test of Time

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (A.W.)—Known for its funky, artsy social culture, coupled with a modern take on traditional comfort food, Leo’s Place Diner in Harvard Square has been dishing it up to locals and tourists alike for the past six decades. Autographed pictures of actors, musicians, politicians, athletes, and singers cover all four walls, which are liberally […]

To Infinity and Beyond: Armenians in the Mars Rover Curiosity Project

To Infinity and Beyond: Armenians in the Mars Rover Curiosity Project

Since the beginning of time, Space has been a source of mystery for man—a mystery they sought to decipher. Thanks to the scientific curiosity of Ptolemy, Galileo Galilee, and Isaac Newton, man has discovered numerous planets, landed on the Moon, and has even captured ancient images of space with the Hubble telescope that shine light […]

Two Armenians Killed in Syria

ALEPPO, Syria (Tert.am, PanArmenian.net) — Two Syrian-Armenians have been killed in Damascus and Aleppo in recent days as a result of clashes between Syria’s governmental forces and rebels. A 76-year-old woman, Adelina Khacheryan, was shot dead accidentally on August 17, while on August 18, a 38- year-old Armenian was killed in Damascus. A spokesman for […]

Romanticizing the future of the Syrian Armenians

During these hot summer days that the US media calls the “silly season,” the Turkish media covers the situation of the Armenian diaspora in Syria indifferently. Oddly enough in Syria, where 60,000 Armenians live, not a single Armenian media organization has appointed a permanent representative or correspondent. Inexplicably, none of the Armenian journalists who wrote […]

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