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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 […]

Syrian-Armenians Accuse Reporters in Armenia for Making Unfounded Statements

A group of Syrian-Armenians who have recently arrived in Armenia have taken the local press to task for making unwanted and unfounded remarks about the situation of the Armenian community in Syria. What follows is their statement. A reporter from Armenia, who had recently visited Haleb, , organized a press conference upon returning to Yerevan […]

One Man’s Attempt to Capture Ethiopian Armenians’ Dying Legacy

One Man’s Attempt to Capture Ethiopian Armenians’ Dying Legacy

“TEZETA is a song form famous in Ethno-Jazz. In Amharic (the language of Ethiopia), it translates to ‘my memory,’ but it means much more. It conveys a sense of nostalgia that can be lost in translation,” describes Aramazt Kalayjian, an independent documentary filmmaker living and working in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His documentary, “TEZETA [The Ethiopian […]

The Power of a ‘Losh’ Kebab

Today’s question is one that bears a little scrutiny. Granted, it doesn’t have the impact of a presidential election or the fluctuating economy, but it does hold its place in society. “What’s round and plump, sizzles on a grill, carries the lineage of generations, and still has magnetic appeal?” If you said a juicy sirloin, […]

Navasartian Games Closing Ceremonies Elevates Community to New Heights

Navasartian Games Closing Ceremonies Elevates Community to New Heights

VAN NUYS—Of the many events that surround Homenetmen’s Navasartian Games, the closing ceremony, held each year on the last day of the festival, represents the pinnacle of the achievements of Navasartian. This year’s closing ceremony of the 37th Navasartian Games was held on Saturday, July 7 at Birmingham High School before thousands of Homenetmen members […]

Boys’ Team of Armenian College, Kolkata Wins The Centenary Plate

Boys’ Team of Armenian College, Kolkata Wins The Centenary Plate

On 7th July, Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin’s Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy (ACPA), Kolkata, India, Rugby Team recorded an impressive victory over Maidan Hazards in the Finals of the tournament for the Centenary Plate. On the 23rd June, in the Plate semifinals, the Armenian boys beat Frank Anthony Public School with a score of […]

An old established Armenian business in Istanbul

An old established Armenian business in Istanbul

One of the oldest established Armenian businesses in Istanbul, BerKac has survived the political and economic turmoil in Turkey, yet it has remained steadfast serving its community that it was established for. Like many family run businesses, it has undergone the traditional business transition of handing over from father to child, or in this case […]

Q&A with Singer, Songwriter Tamar Kaprielian

NEW YORK (A.W.)–Weekly contributor Lori Cinar recently had the chance to interview Tamar Kaprelian, a budding singer-songwriter originally from Arizona whose new album, “California,” was released on June 19. Read on to find out about her life, influences, and plans for the future. Lori Cinar: Where are you originally from? Where do you live now? […]

AYF Olympics Braces for Tidal Wave

Visitors sitting poolside at this year’s Boston AYF Olympics could very well get caught up in a Detroit “Kopernik Tandourjian” tsunami. Expected to compete this year is a K-T trio unlike anything the organization has ever seen. All three have qualified to participate in the USA Olympic Trials in an attempt to make the swim […]

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