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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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Orphan Rug Display and Genocide Recognition by White House

Orphan Rug Display and Genocide Recognition by White House

After Rep. Adam Schiff reported Wednesday that the White House will be exhibiting the Armenian Orphan Rug in November, a senior Obama Administration official told Asbarez in an email that the “President and other senior Administration officials have repeatedly acknowledged as historical fact and mourned the fact that 1.5 million Armenians were massacred or marched to their deaths in the final days of the Ottoman Empire

October 16th, 2014

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Turkey Should Face Its History, Alevi Author Says

Turkey Should Face Its History, Alevi Author Says

The Armenian edition of Erdal Sahin’s book, titled “Transformation of the Hangman of 1915,” has been published. The book was originally written in German and was later translated into Turkish.

October 9th, 2014

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Biden’s Apology to Erdogan Reinforces the US Policy of Succumbing to Turkey

Biden’s Apology to Erdogan Reinforces the US Policy of Succumbing to Turkey

On Monday morning, news of ISIS militants’ advance on Kobane near the Turkey-Syria border flooded the media, with some citing eyewitness accounts that ISIS has planted its flag atop the hilly area, with the local Kurdish population fighting for its life and against the ISIS militants.

October 6th, 2014

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Bombing of Aleppo Intensifies

Bombing of Aleppo Intensifies

Bombing of the predominantly Armenian neighborhood of Nor Kiugh intensified on Saturday, with local residents reporting that new types of explosives were being used that cause wide-spread destruction, with flames spreading through several buildings.

October 4th, 2014

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