Blog Archives

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 […]

Artsakh and Its Future

Artsakh and Its Future On The 22nd of February Mr. David Ishkanyan, guest speaker from Artsakh, gave lecture on the Liberation Movement in Artsakh and the ARF at Navasartian Hall in London. The lecture was organised by ARF London, packed with members of the Armenian Community, attended by the representatives of the Armenian Embassy in […]

Amal Clooney’s latest case: Why Turkey won’t talk about the Armenian genocide

Amal Clooney’s latest case: Why Turkey won’t talk about the Armenian genocide The human rights lawyer represents Armenia in the ECHR – but what happened in 1915 when up to 1.5m Armenians were killed, and why do Turks deny it was a genocide?   9K 539 4 13 9K Email A picture released by the […]

Lecture on the Dawn of 2015, the Year of the Armenian Struggle for Historic Truth

Lecture on the Dawn of 2015, the Year of the Armenian Struggle for Historic Truth   “The struggle of 5000 people on Musa-Dagh had so fascinated me, that I wished to aid the Armenian people by writing about it and bringing it to the world”. Franz Werfel, German writer and historian Los-Angeles based historian and […]

Mass protests in Armenia as killings test loyalty to Moscow

Mass protests in Armenia as killings test loyalty to Moscow Thousands have demonstrated against Kremlin influence after a Russian soldier was accused of killing a family of six . RFE/RL reports Thousands of Armenians rallied outside the Russian embassy in Yerevan and near the Russian military base in the town of Gyumri today, demanding the […]

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: […]

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East

Prince Charles reveals his heartbreak at the ‘appalling atrocities’ and ‘soul destroying tragedy’ facing Christians persecuted across the Middle East The Prince of Wales visited Armenian Church in London today Charles addressed issues facing Christians in the Middle East  He said Christianity is being ‘grotesquely and barbarously assaulted’ By Sara Malm for MailOnline Published: 16:45, 19 […]

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 […]

British Friends of Artsakh – 360 Panel Discussion in London

Artsakh 360 Panel Discussion in London AYF London Branch organised an evening on Artsakh at one of the Halls of Westminster University in Central London on October 17, 2014. Among the guest speakers were Baroness Caroline Cox, MP Stephen Pound and others. Reports Hasmik Harutunyan from London. AYF’s London branch chaired an informative and open […]

Thomas de Waal: What was possible between Sweden and Finland in the past century is impossible today between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Thomas de Waal: What was possible between Sweden and Finland in the past century is impossible today between Armenia and Azerbaijan Interview of Thomas de Waal, a senior associate in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, with ArmInfo news agency by David Stepanyan Thursday, June 19, 16:21   What is the latest […]

Bernard Coulie: Surrendering any territories to Azerbaijan is nonsense!

17:42 20/06/2014 » INTERVIEWS Bernard Coulie: Surrendering any territories to Azerbaijan is nonsense! Panorama.am presents an interview with Dr. Bernard Coulie, a specialist in European studies and a professor of Armenian studies (language, culture, history) at UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) in Belgium. Dr. Coulie is currently researching the South Caucasus region and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. He […]

Focus on the Caucasus

Focus on the Caucasus EDITORIAL | APRIL 27, 2014 10:56 PM By Edmond Y. Azadian The April 19 issue of London’s Economist weekly features on its cover Russia’s map in the shape of a bear reaching out to Ukraine to swallow it, having already digested Crimea. The cartoon is titled, “Insatiable.” The crisis in Ukraine […]

Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal To All British Armenians

ANC UK Action Alert Save Kessab: An Urgent Appeal To All British Armenians 6th April 2014 Urge your MP and the Foreign Secretary William Hague to stop Turkey’s support for the destruction of Kessab in Syria. Please join the ANC UK in voicing your solidarity with Kessab by writing to your MP and the Foreign […]

British envoy suggests referendum in Karabakh, shocks Baku

British envoy suggests referendum in Karabakh, shocks Baku March 5, 2014 – 15:35 AMT PanARMENIAN.Net – British ambassador to Azerbaijan drew parallels between the Karabakh conflict and Scotland’s intention to secede from the United Kingdom. As Irfan Siddiq stated at the Khazar University in Baku, “what’s happening in Britain is quite interesting. Some people in Scotland are unwilling […]

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan

Remembering the Sumgait Massacre and Gurgen Margaryan   London’s Armenians observed the 26th anniversary of the Sumgait massacre on Sunday, February 23rd. Simultaneously, we remembered the brutal murder of Gurgen Margaryan – an Armenian General who, while attending a NATO language course in Hungary in 2004, was decapitated in his sleep by ‘fellow classmate’ Ramil […]

TURKEY PULSE

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 […]

Australia’s misplaced friendship with Turkey

Australia’s misplaced friendship with Turkey   Peter Stanley |  25 August 2013 The NSW Parliament recently passed a resolution condemning the genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman empire against its Assyrian, Pontic Greek and especially Armenian communities during the Great War. The Turkish Consul-General in Sydney, the foreign ministry in Ankara and even the city council in […]

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 […]

The Arab Spring and the Armenian Winter

The Arab Spring and the Armenian Winter   EDITORIAL | AUGUST 29, 2013 11:00 AM By Edmond Y. Azadian The political turmoil artificially created in the Arab and Muslim world has come to be named euphemistically as the Arab Spring, as if promising a better future for the citizens of that region. Instead, political instability, […]

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing

Aleppo Christians Fear Iraq-Style Ethnic Cleansing By: Edward Dark for Al-Monitor Posted on August 26. ALEPPO, Syria — Aleppo is basically “Little Syria,” a melting pot, representative of the diverse ethnic and religious groups that make up the nation. Christians in Aleppo have tended to live together in close-knit communities in neighborhoods usually clustered around […]

css.php