Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Ari Guiragos Students Hold Science Fair

It was a different day at A.G. Minassian School on February 2nd. The students were very excited about a visitor who was coming to school that morning. It was the Science Instructor from Discovery Science Center, who brought a portable planetarium to our school. First through Fifth Grade students gathered around the planetarium and the

BSEC Transport Meeting Opens in Yerevan

YEREVAN–Transport ministers of member states in the Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization met in Yerevan Friday for a conference on the development of land and sea transportation links between the countries of the Black Sea Region. Absent from the session were representatives from Azerbaijan and Albania. Friday’s BSEC meeting is the first one to be

Unrest Probe So Far Unsatisfactory, Says ARF MP

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Law-enforcement authorities have not done enough to ascertain the circumstances in which ten people were killed in last year’s post-election street clashes in Yerevan, a member of Armenia Revolutionary Federation’s parliamentary faction said on Friday. “My subjective evaluation is that as things stand now, the investigating body has not achieved sufficient success on that

Pilibos Student Scores a Prefect 800 on SAT

LITTLE ARMENIA–Garen Kasparian, a senior at Rose & Alex Pilibos Armenian School in Hollywood, CA, scored a perfect 800 on SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) Math subtest. While this puts Garen in the very exlusive group of the top 1% SAT scorers nationally, Pilibos has had an impressive record on this challenging standardized test for many

Armenian Mining Giant Set to Keep Key Facility

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Armenia’s second largest mining company said on Friday that it is reconsidering plans to shut down a copper smelter employing hundreds of people following the recent devaluation of the national currency, the dram. The Lichtenstein-registered Armenian Copper Program (ACP) already closed its copper and molybdenum mine and ore-enrichment plant near the northern town of

Azerbaijan’s OK Not Necessary for Karabakh Recognition

YEREVAN (Aravot)–Azerbaijan’s approval is not necessary for the recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, based on international precedents on such matters, said Armenian Revolutionary Federation Political Director Giro Manoyan in an interview published Friday in the Aravot newspaper. “From the Karabakh issue perspective, what is interesting is that the three co-chair states of the OSCE Minsk

Armenian Youth to Revitalize Streets of Hollywood in 6th Annual Little Armenia Beautification Project

LOS ANGELES–The Armenian Youth Federation is gearing up for its sixth annual Little Armenia Beautification Project when hundreds of volunteers are expected to mobilize in an effort to comb the streets of Hollywood, to clean up and beautify the Little Armenia region of Los Angeles. The cleanup will take place on Sunday, March 29. The

Arax to Release New Book in April

Mark Arax’s new book, West Of The West: Dreamers, Believers, Builders and Killers in the Golden State (April 2009, PublicAffairs), which will hit the bookstores in April, begins with his grandfather’s journey out of the Armenian genocide and ends with his father’s murder in Fresno, finally solved after 30 years. In between are ten stories–including

In Talks with Obama, Turkish Leaders to Discuss Karabakh, Genocide, Armenia Ties

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–The Armenian Genocide, Turkish-Armenian relations, and ongoing peace talks around the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict will be on the agenda of talks between Turkey’s leaders and US President Barack Obama on his upcoming visit to Ankara early April, Turkish and Azeri news agencies reported on Friday. Speaking in a televised interview on Friday, Turkish Prime

Canadian Convention of Armenian Students Associations to Tackle Challenges Facing Armenian Student’s in Modern Era

The 1st Canadian Convention of Armenian Students took place on March 8 at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Kingston, Ontario. The convention was organized by Armen Karo Student Association, who had invited eleven Armenian Student Associations based throughout the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Concordia, McGill, University de Montreal and Cegep ASAs participated from Quebec,