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Starbucks Poster Photographer Apologizes to Armenian Community

Starbucks Poster Photographer Apologizes to Armenian Community

BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN
Timothy Rose, the photographer responsible for a poster depicting women in Armenian traditional garb under the Turkish crescent and star, issued an apology to the Armenian community on his website Thursday, saying his intentions were not to offend.
“To all the Armenian community, I wish to apologize for the photograph taken for Starbucks [...]

February 20th, 2015

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Tsarukian Urges Regime Change as Tensions Escalate

Tsarukian Urges Regime Change as Tensions Escalate

The war of words escalated in Armenia Friday as two one-time allies, President Serzh Sarkisian and the Prosperous Armenia Party leader Gagik Tsarukian, publicly attacked each other with the latter calling for immediate regime change after the president lashed out on Thursday and relieved Tsarukian from his post in the National Security Council.

February 13th, 2015

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Sarkisian Unleashes Wrath on Tsarukian, Fires Him from Security Post

Sarkisian Unleashes Wrath on Tsarukian, Fires Him from Security Post

In what amounted to a pot calling the kettle black scenario, President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday night lashed out at one of his one-time close political allies, the head of the Prosperous Armenia Party, Gagik Tsarukian

February 12th, 2015

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Tankian Talks ‘Wake Up the Souls’ Tour, Scoring a Film and a New Addition

Tankian Talks ‘Wake Up the Souls’ Tour, Scoring a Film and a New Addition

Last November, the Grammy Award-winning group System of a Down announced plans for a tour to mark the centennial of the Armenian Genocide.

February 5th, 2015

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Islamic State Torches Armenian Church in Mosul

Islamic State Torches Armenian Church in Mosul

Militants of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, have burned down an Armenian church in the Wahda neighborhood of Iraq’s second largest city

January 27th, 2015

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ARF World Congress Concludes, with the Election of New Bureau

ARF World Congress Concludes, with the Election of New Bureau

YEREVAN–The 32nd World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation concluded Saturday with the election of a new Bureau.
The World Congress, which kicked off on January 16, was attended by delegates from all regions of the organization, as well as guests who were invited by the regions and the outgoing Bureau.
The Congress examined the activities of [...]

January 24th, 2015

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Requiem Service in Glendale on Sunday for Slain Gyumri Family

Requiem Service in Glendale on Sunday for Slain Gyumri Family

Just as Armenians around the world, our entire community was shocked when it learned about the brutal killing of the Avetisyan family in Gyumri. This crime, which was widely condemned and mourned further saddened and pained all of us when we learned that the only survivor of that vicious crime, six-month-old Serozhya Avetisyan, passed away [...]

January 23rd, 2015

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Vahan Hovennesian Laid to Rest

Vahan Hovennesian Laid to Rest

YEREVAN–In the presence of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Bureau, ARF members from Armenia and around the world, as well as government officials, including President Serzh Sarkisian and Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, long-time ARF leader and Armenia’s Ambassador to Germany Vahan Hovannesian, who passed away on Decemeber 28 was laid to rest at the Yerevan Pantheon [...]

January 3rd, 2015

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45 Years After A Journey to Western Armenia—A Reflection

45 Years After A Journey to Western Armenia—A Reflection

BY MITCH KEHETIAN
In 1969 I went to Turkish-occupied western Armenia to confirm a U.S. State Department report that my Aunt Parancim, who initially had been reported to have been killed during the genocide, had died just six years earlier.
With the help of a then friendly state department my assigned guide was a young Turkish law [...]

January 2nd, 2015

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Terchoonian Home Orphanage: A Word from the Sponsor

Terchoonian Home Orphanage: A Word from the Sponsor

BY HERMAN HINTIRYAN
It is hard to believe that we are nearly at the end of yet another year. Before I knew it, it was time to write another newsletter to keep you, the donors, contributors, and Godparents up to date with all that is happening and how your money is being spent at the [...]

January 2nd, 2015

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Russia-Turkey Axis Should Have Given Pause to Armenia’s Mad-Dash to Join Eurasian Union

Russia-Turkey Axis Should Have Given Pause to Armenia’s Mad-Dash to Join Eurasian Union

The announcement on Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country was abandoning the South Stream gas project in favor of a massive partnership with Turkey at the very least should have given pause to Armenia’s mad-dash to join the European Economic Union.

December 4th, 2014

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Azerbaijan Shoots Down Artsakh Military Helicopter; Casualties Reported

Azerbaijan Shoots Down Artsakh Military Helicopter; Casualties Reported

Azerbaijan’s forces shot down a military helicopter belonging to the Nagorno-Karabakh Armed Forces on Wednesday at 1:45 p.m. local time when the Mi-24 was on a training mission. Artsakh Defense Ministry reported that the helicopter was not armed.

November 12th, 2014

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Schiff Discusses Orphan Rug, ISIS with Asbarez

Rep. Adam Schiff, in an interview with Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian discussed the recent development surrounding the Armenian Orphan Rug exhibit at the White House visitor center next month, as well as Turkey’s efforts to thwart US-led operation to combat the Islamic State–ISIS

October 24th, 2014

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A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

A New Low For Armenia’s Ruling Party

The bullying tactics by leading figures of Armenia’s oligarch-infested ruling Republican Party of Armenia unfortunately have become commonplace in Armenia’s socio-political reality.

October 21st, 2014

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