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Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles

New York Times Echmiadzin Journal: Armenian Church, Survivor of the Ages, Faces Modern Hurdles     Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times Leaders of the Armenian Apostolic Church gathered in Echmiadzin.   By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN   Published: October 3, 2013     ECHMIADZIN, Armenia — In this ancient city, tucked in a valley […]

Peroomian’s Photo Essays Explore Space and Time in Armenia

Peroomian’s Photo Essays Explore Space and Time in Armenia A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia by Vahé Peroomian GLENDALE— Vahé Peroomian’s recently published e-book, A Photographic Journey of my Homeland, Armenia is a 220-page collection of 12 sweeping photo essays chronicling Peroomian’s travels and experiences in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh from 2004 to 2011, during […]

Lebanon’s central body convoked session on Armenian Genocide

Lebanon’s central body convoked session on Armenian Genocide YEREVAN, OCTOBER 4, ARMENPRESS: The session of the Lebanon’s central body was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia to Lebanon on October 2 devoted to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. As reported by Armenpress, the session was opened by the Armenian Ambassador […]

Turkish Court recognized Armenian Genocide in 1919: Armenia’s Diaspora Minister

Turkish Court recognized Armenian Genocide in 1919: Armenia’s Diaspora Minister 12:03, 19 September, 2013 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 19, ARMENPRESS. A number of representatives of the Armenian lobbyist organizations from Diaspora visited Tzitzernakaberd Memorial Complex. They placed flowers by the memorial dedicated to victims of the Armenian Genocide. The Armenian lobbyists paid a visit to the Republic […]

Armenian genocide recognition process is close to international finish line: Armenia’s Defense minister

Armenian genocide recognition process is close to international finish line: Armenia’s Defense minister 17:54, 19 September, 2013 YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 19, ARMENPRESS: Defense Minister of the Republic of Armenia Seyran Ohanyan hosted participants of pan-Armenian conference of Armenian problems awareness bodies’ representatives. “Armenpress” reports that at the meeting was present Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan and […]

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 […]

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 […]

A century of violence: From the Turkish Massacres of Armenians to the Taksim Demonstrations

A century of violence: From the Turkish Massacres of Armenians to the Taksim Demonstrations Al-Bawabah News, Egypt Aug 17 2013 By Karam Saeed In an unprecedented move, Cairo has announced the signing of the Convention which condemns the Armenian genocide committed by the Turks (the Ottoman Empire) on April 24, 1915. This action from official […]

The Hindu, Part 2: Symbols of an age

The Hindu, Part 2: Symbols of an age

The Hindu Chennai, August 13, 2013 SURVIVORS OF TIME Symbols of an age Anusha Parthasarathy   Anusha Parthasarathy traces the lives of well-known Armenians who made the community an integral part of the city’s history and culture Coja Petrus Uscan, who was first referred to in 1724 as ‘…an Armenian lately arrived from Manilha and […]

The Hindu, Part 1: Merchants on a mission

The Hindu, Part 1: Merchants on a mission

The Hindu Chennai, July 30, 2013 SURVIVORS OF TIME Merchants on a mission Anusha Parthasarathy   In the 360th year of Armenian presence in the city Anusha Parthasarathy visits monuments and streets associated with this trading community If you walk along Armenian Street today, it is vastly different from the time when the merchantmen of […]

French Armenian Umbrella Group Expresses Support of Archbishop Zakarian

French Armenian Umbrella Group Expresses Support of Archbishop Zakarian

17:49, July 11, 2013 The CCAF (Co-ordination Council of Armenian Organisations of France) has released a statement expressing trepidation over the resignation of Archbishop Norvan Zakarian, Primate of the Armenian Church Diocese of France. The CCAF says that Archbishop Zakarian enjoys the support of the entire French-Armenian community and expresses its concern that the Primate’s […]

Armenia’s survivors

Armenia’s survivors

In northeastern Turkey stand the ruins of what was once one of the world’s largest and most imposing cities. In the Middle Ages, Ani was the “City of 1,001 Churches,” the capital of Armenia’s mighty Bagratuni dynasty which held off both the Christian Byzantine Empire and the Arab Caliphate. The Bagratid kingdom is long gone, […]

A Blueprint for Diaspora Representation in Negotiations with Turkey over Reparations

In the course of almost a century, Armenian institutions’ and individuals’ various stances on Turkey and genocide recognition have hardened into maximalist positions. For Armenian maximalists, anything short of a full and complete apology, full and complete restitution of the stolen and expropriated property, as well as full reparations, is to be dismissed as nothing […]

It’s Not Black and White: A Diasporan Living in Armenia

Last year, I decided to make the move to Armenia. After finishing grad school, the many summers I had spent working here culminated in my decision to take this step. Although I had considered this option for quite some time, it still caught members of my community with surprise. My move to Armenia incited all […]

Sassounian: Plaintiffs File Devastating Response to Anti-Armenian Brief

Lawyers on behalf of Armenian plaintiffs responded last week to the U.S. government’s brief that had urged the Supreme Court not to review a Federal Appeals Court decision striking down a California law extending the statute of limitations on Armenian Genocide-era insurance claims. The Solicitor General, on behalf of the U.S. government, had filed a […]

Armenian-American Artist Wins Posthumous Fame

A landscape dissolves into reds, yellows, and greens. A mountain in New York State is filtered through an artist’s imagination, rendered on canvas in angular patches. These were among the visions of Arthur Pinajian, an unknown Armenian-American painter whose death would prompt little more than the rental of a Dumpster. The Dumpster was to be […]

Defamed Armenian Americans in Wake of Boston Bombings Must Seek Full Remedy

On April 30, several days after blatantly and massively defaming Armenian Americans and causing monumental damages, Mr. Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the suspected April 15 Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan Tsarnaev and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, reportedly contacted the Armenian Mirror-Spectator to issue an apology to the Armenian community for “his recent statements referencing Armenians in his […]

Moles, Informants and Double Agents In Boston Marathon Bombings

The bizarre circumstances and dubious names in the Boston Marathon bombings have raised many questions that have yet to be answered by government officials and journalists. The most mysterious character is ‘Misha’ whom Ruslan Tsarni, uncle of the Boston bombers, described as an Armenian convert to Islam who had supposedly brainwashed and radicalized Tamerlan, the […]

For the First Time an Armenian Pavilion at the London Book Fair.

The London Book Fair is opening its doors on 15 April, 2013 in Earl’s Court, London. The Pavilion will provide a valuable platform, which has never been made available in this format before for the exhibitors and visitors from around the world, allowing them to network with global publishing communities. The Armenian Community and Church […]

Gems of Armenia

Gems of Armenia

On Saturday 16 March, the Armenian Community in Egypt gathered at the Kalusdian-Nubarian Armenian School in Heliopolis to listen to the Arax Choir conducted by Mihran Ghazelian. The event commemorated the 110th anniversary of the birth of Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978). Khachaturian lived in a time after Armenia was annexed to the Soviet Union […]

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