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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 […]

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 […]

Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in Aid of Syrian Armenian Refugees

Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in Aid of Syrian Armenian Refugees Syrian Armenian Relief Fund By Hasmik Harutunyan Free-lance reporter On the 26th of September 2014 the Syrian Armenian Emergency Relief Fund under the auspices of Armenian Community Council organised a Quiz Night at the Navasartian Centre in order to raise money for Armenians […]

Syrian Armenian Emergency Relief Fund Committee: Successful Walk-A-Thon raises over £4000

Syria appeal – Urgent appeal to members of our community

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab

The Telegraph reveals Turkish role in the attack on Armenian-populated Kessab 16:10 15.04.2014 0 Kessab, Syria, Turkey Turkey facilitated an attack carried out by Islamist fighters against the Armenian town of Kassab inside Syria, eyewitnesses have told The Telegraph. In an operation that was months in the planning, Turkish authorities gave rebel groups the mandate they needed to […]

The Sunday Times: Armenians in Syria flee for their lives

The Sunday Times: Armenians in Syria flee for their lives

The Sunday Times, UK April 5 2014 Armenians in Syria flee for their lives Turkey is suspected of aiding the hardline rebels who have driven out Christians from their Syrian enclave Hala Jaber Latakia, Syria IT WAS just before 6am when Huvinar Khacherian was woken by the sound of shells raining down on the sleepy […]

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 […]

ANC UK Press Release on Kessab

    ANC UK Press Release on Kessab.     PRESS RELEASE   2nd April 2014   Hostile offensive against Armenian population in Kessab, Syria facilitated by Ankara   London, United Kingdom      On Friday March 21st the village of Kessab, a historically Christian Armenian region in Syria which borders Turkey, was the object […]

ANC UK meets FCO officials

ANC UK meets FCO officials   PRESS RELEASE   4th April 2014   ANC UK meets FCO officials London, United Kingdom    The Armenian National Committee of the United Kingdom met with Foreign & Commonwealth Office officials to discuss the situation in Kessab. ANC UK conveyed to the officials their concerns on the:   – […]

YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war

YouTube ban: How Turkish officials conspired to stage Syria attack to provoke war Published time: March 28, 2014 12:52 Get short URL Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (AFP Photo / Adem Altan) “I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey.” This leaked conversation is coming back to haunt […]

Members of Congress condemn Kessab attacks

Members of Congress condemn Kessab attacks   13:54 29.03.2014 0   Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was joined by Congressional Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Michael Grimm (R-NY), Armenian Genocide Resolution Lead Sponsors David Valadao (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Representatives Brad Sherman (D-CA), Jim Costa (D-CA) and James […]

22 Armenians were kidnapped from Kessab and taken to Turkey

14:45 29/03/2014 » SOCIETY 22 Armenians were kidnapped from Kessab and taken to Turkey Of those Armenians who remained in Kessab, 22 were kidnapped and taken to Turkey, deputy chairman of the Social Democrat Hunchakian Party (SDHP) Armenia office, Syrian Armenian Vazgen Mesropyan told Panorama.am. “We have exact information that those people who did not leave their […]

U.S., Russia Voice Concern Over Embattled Armenian Town In Syria

U.S., Russia Voice Concern Over Embattled Armenian Town In Syria Syria — A general view shows the Armenian Christian town of Kessab after rebel fighters seized it, March 24, 2014   Tigran Avetisian Հրապարակված է՝ 29.03.2014 Amid their continuing row over the situation in Ukraine, both the United States and Russia have issued statements expressing […]

Cry for help from Syrian church leaders

Cry for help from Syrian church leaders Monday, 10 February 2014, 0:35 (EST) Christians are being targeted by militants in war-torn Syria, say church leaders in the country. Syrian church leaders raised the warning during a visit to Washington DC last week sponsored by Barnabas Fund and the Westminster Institute in the US. During their […]

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack

“A hymn, soft as a breeze, wends its way across the street from St Sarkis Armenian church, circles round the Roman columns of the gate, and rises over the heads of armed soldiers lolling beside a sandbagged position.” Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images   Sombre ecumenical service for four children killed in Damascus attack As Arabs […]

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, […]

The Case for Helping Syria’s Children—One Hundred Years Ago

The Case for Helping Syria’s Children—One Hundred Years Ago Images from a century ago, advocating for American aid to children in Syria and Turkey after they became victims of genocide Emma Green Aug 30 2013, 12:12 PM ET 0 A 1917 poster created by the American Committee for Relief in the Near East asking for $30 […]

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