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Queen Elizabeth II Among Leaders Congratulating Armenia’s Independence

Queen Elizabeth II: My best wishes for happiness of Armenian people On the Independence Day of the Republic of Armenia, Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II has extended a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan. The message reads: “It gives me great pleasure to send to Your Excellency my congratulations on the celebration of […]

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons

Stephen Pound MP Calls for Genocide Recognition and Centenary Commemoration in House of Commons   On the evening of Monday 23rd March 2015, Mr Stephen Pound (Labour), the Member of Parliament for Ealing North, secured a Debate in the House of Commons on the Armenian Genocide. During the course of the Debate, Mr Pound provided […]

Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles

March 10, 2015 Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq addresses letter to Prince Charles – Armradio – Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of Iraq, addressed a letter to Prince Charles after the news was revealed that […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Raffi Sarkissian interview with Civilitas Foundation, Yerevan

The Armenian Lobby in the UK ՈՒրբաթ, 20 հունիս, 2014 – 22:00 | Սիվիլնեթ Բաժիններ` REPORTS IN ENGLISH, ԴԻՏԱԿԵՏ, ԼՐԱՀՈՍ, ՀԱՐՑԱԶՐՈՒՅՑՆԵՐ, ՍԻՎԻԼՆԵԹ How can the UK Armenian Community impact UK policy on Armenia and the region? Raffi Sarkissian, a community activist, talks about this and other activities in London and throughtout the United Kingdom.

Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’ [full text of statement]

Erdogan Issues Statement on ‘Events of 1915’ By Weekly Staff on April 23, 2014  ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a statement today “on the events of 1915,” a day before the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Below is the full text of the statement, in English, as posted on the […]

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder

Hrant Dink’s friends call for ‘justice’ on 7th year of murder ISTANBUL The crowd marched to the front of Armenian weekly Agos, where Hrant Dink was murdered in broad daylight by a 17-year-old ultranationalist in 2007. DHA Photo Tens of thousands gathered in Istanbul to mark the seventh anniversary of the killing of Turkish-Armenian journalist […]

Will Erdogan visit genocide memorial in 2015?

TURKEY PULSE   TÜRKİYE’NİN NABZI People take part in a commemoration ceremony to mark the anniversary of the 1915 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia, April 24, 2011.  Will Erdogan visit genocide memorial in 2015?   “It is very likely for the prime minister to […]

Obama won’t acknowledge Armenian genocide by Turkey, protesters say

Obama won’t acknowledge Armenian genocide by Turkey, protesters say By Dave Boyer The Washington Times Monday, November 25, 2013 President Obama (right) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet Protesters will use President Obama’s fundraising trip to Southern California on Tuesday to highlight his refusal to live up to a campaign promise to recognize […]

Plan for an Armenian genocide denier to air views in Parliament house outrages Armenian community

Plan for an Armenian genocide denier to air views in Parliament house outrages Armenian community   Updated Fri 15 Nov 2013, 11:51pm AEDT   Armenian Australians are outraged that one of the worlds most strident Armenian genocide deniers, Professor Justin McCarthy, will be allowed to present his views next week in Parliament House. Michael Brissenden […]

New Australian Government filled with supporters of Armenian Genocide recognition

New Australian Government filled with supporters of Armenian Genocide recognition – Posted on October 14, 2013 The Prime Minister of Australia, Tony Abbott and three of his senior Ministers have all, while in Opposition over the last three years, properly characterised the Armenian Genocide in public speeches and statements, the Armenian National Committee of Australia […]

European Court of Human Rights Provides More Options to Sue Turkey

European Court of Human Rights Provides More Options to Sue Turkey By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier While there is frequent talk about the pursuit of Armenian claims against Turkey in the International Court of Justice (World Court), the possibility of taking legal action in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) is rarely […]

The Independent: Azerbaijan releases election results… before the polls even open

Azerbaijan releases election results… before the polls even open Electoral commission accidentally publish results showing a victory for Ilham Aliyev, the country’s long-standing President, a day before voting Alec Luhn Wednesday 09 October 2013 Critics have long viewed Azerbaijan’s elections as predetermined, but the country appears to have gone a step further this year by […]

Dr Armen Sarkissian Appointed Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Dr Armen Sarkissian Appointed Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland

Dr Armen Sarkissian Appointed Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland On 27th September 2013, President Serzh Sargsyan signed a decree appointing former Prime Minister Armen Sarkissian, Armenia’s new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. Dr Sarkissian’s Diplomatic career began in 1991, immediately following the Independence of the […]

Armenia marks Independence Day

Armenia marks Independence Day   Today the Republic of Armenia marks the 22nd anniversary of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Supreme Council of Armenia on August 23, 1990. Under the declaration, Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic was renamed the Republic of Armenia.       A referendum on secession from the USSR […]

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider supports Genocide resolution

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider supports Genocide resolution September 19, 2013 – 12:29 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of Illinois took issues of importance to Armenians in the 10th Congressional district of Illinois to Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) on Monday, September 16, 2013. The group included ANCA Chairman Ken Hachikian and ANC of […]

Russia Leans on Its Neighbors

The New York Times Opinion Pages   Op-Ed Contributors Choices for the South Caucasus   By DENIS CORBOY, WILLIAM COURTNEY, RICHARD KAUZLARICH and KENNETH YALOWITZ Published: August 28, 2013   Five years after the Russian-Georgian war captured world attention, the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia — continues to face huge challenges. The region’s geopolitical […]

Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Turkey visits Armenian Church in Kayseri

Her Majesty’s Ambassador in Turkey visits Armenian Church in Kayseri LONDON – COMBINED SOURCES (23 August, 2013): The British Ambassador in Turkey paid an unofficial visit to the Armenian Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Kayseri (Caeserea / Gesarya). Built in 1856, St Gregory is the only Armenian church in Anatolia where liturgical services […]

Adly Mansour: Egypt Signs Tomorrow the International `Document’ on the Armenian Massacres

Adly Mansour: Egypt Signs Tomorrow the International `Document’ on the Armenian Massacres Al-Bawabah News, Egypt Aug 17 2013 by Nada Hifzi The official page of the interim President of the Republic [of Egypt] Adli Mansour has announced on his social networking site “Twitter” that the permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations will sign […]

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