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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 […]

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Robert Fisk: Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims

Bombs away! US to the rescue – but only of certain minorities, not Muslims Obama’s air strikes on Isis in northern Iraq are hypocritical, and a sense of déjà vu is understandable He wouldn’t bomb Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s bloody caliphate when it was butchering the majority Shia Muslims of Iraq. But Barak Obama is riding […]

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 […]

Syria appeal – Urgent appeal to members of our community

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years

A Long-Long Way Home… General Andranik’s One and Only Manuscript Returns Home after more than 90 years The journey of the unique Manuscript of famous Armenian General Andranik is very similar to the journey of many Armenian survivors of the First Genocide of the XX century. Dr. Hratch Kouyoumjian, a well-known member of the Armenian […]

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: The Turkish holocaust begins   1 / 1 German infantrymen attack through a cloud of poison gas. By the end of the war, both sides had employed various kinds of gas Getty   23-24 April 1915: The overnight arrest in Constantinople of hundreds of intellectuals […]

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 […]

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 […]

History Will Repeat Itself

History Will Repeat Itself EDITORIAL | MARCH 11, 2014 11:21 AM By Edmond Y. Azadian Recent political developments in Armenia are overshadowed by events in Ukraine, which in their turn will certainly impact on relations with Russia’s “near abroad.” Armenia, being situated in that “near abroad,” certainly will not remain immune to fallout from the […]

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 […]

Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition

Australia and the history wars, Armenian edition Charles Richardson Nov 18, 2013 12:17PM Turkey, as always, resents any official reference to the Armenian genocide. This time it’s Australia in the firing line. The Armenians should be good candidates for western sympathy. A small Christian nation with Muslim enemies, they were also one of the first […]

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 […]

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 […]

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