Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

Toronto ARF-YOC Gives Voice to Young Artists

Diversity, creativity and innovation. These have always been the hallmarks of Armenian artistic expression throughout the course of history. With a distinctly unique culture and historical experience to call upon, Armenia’s have always offered their own unique contributions to the arts in all its facets: art, music, architecture, dance, poetry, theater, photography, filmmaking, and the

Election Snippets

Elections, as with all other human endeavors produce interesting anecdotes and insights– serious, sad, or just plain funny. So, I thought I’d share; It seems I have been committed to buying a family dinner. Why? Because as one of the volunteers helping with my campaign’s Burbank-election-day GOTV (get out the vote) efforts waited to drive

Conference to Highlight 35 Years of Armenian Studies at UCLA

The local organizing committee for the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Society for Armenian Studies has been busy for months putting together the details of the planned three-day conference titled “Armenian Studies at a Threshold” (March 26-28, 2009) at UCLA and the celebratory banquet on the evening of Saturday, March 28 at the

The Relentless Memory of America and the Armenian Genocide

“If you Americans begin to distribute food and clothing among them [Armenia’s], they will then think that they have powerful friends in the United States;” Ottoman Empire War Minister Enver Pasha to US ambassador Henry Morgentau–From Ambassador Moregntau’s story The current turmoil within Turkey’s politics renders this an excellent opportunity to ask whether the recognition

ANCA Welcomes ICC Arrest Warrant for Sudanese President Al-Bashir

WASHINGTON–The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Wednesday welcomed the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) decision to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for crimes against humanity and war crimes, while at the same time warning about Turkey’s likely efforts to obstruct efforts to bring him to justice. "The ICC decision to issue

Georgia Accuses Russia of Violating Airspace

TBILISI (AP)–Georgian officials say Russian military helicopters have repeatedly violated the nation’s air space over the past day. The Russian Air Force denied the claim. The Georgian Interior Ministry says in a statement that Russian helicopters buzzed over police checkpoints near a Georgian village not far from the breakaway province of Abkhazia. It said the

Sahakian, Experts Discusses Reopening of Stepanakert Airport

STEPANAKERT (Hetq)–Nagorno-Karabakh Republic President Bako Sahakian met Wednesday with a delegation from Armenia’s Department of Civil Aviation and representatives from architectural and construction organizations to discuss issues related to the reopening of the Stepanakert airport. President Sahakian expressed satisfaction that the first stage of the airport’s reopening had been successfully completed and noted that the

Greek Cypriot Church Taking Turkey to Court

NICOSIA, Cyprus (Reuters)–A Greek Cypriot Orthodox Church said Thursday that it would launch legal action against Turkey for destroying hundreds of churches in the north of the divided island. The church said it was preparing its case to take Turkey to the European Court of Human Rights over the destruction of 522 places of worship