Author Archives: Asbarez Staff

‘Responsible Ethics’ Group Targets Armenian Grassroots Organization

  WASHINGTON (A.W.)–On Feb. 18, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) circulated a letter addressed to Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., Commissioner of Internal Revenue Douglas Shulman, Secretary of the Senate Nancy Erickson, and Clerk of the House of Representatives Lorraine C. Miller, urging them to investigate the Armenian National Committee of America’s

Lessons from the Sari Gelin Case

It was March 8, 2005 when BBC News reported how Turkey renamed “divisive” animal names on the ground that they were “contrary to Turkish unity.” The report said that Turkey “is changing the names of three animals found on its territory to remove references to Kurdistan or Armenia… The red fox, known as Vulpes Vulpes

‘New’ Diaspora / ‘Old’ Diaspora: Salvation Lies in the Power of Unity

For countless centuries Armenia’s have migrated to various parts of the world, seeking a safer environment to conduct business and live their lives in relative peace. Especially after the collapse of the last Armenian kingdom in Greater Armenia, Armenia’s were left defenseless against barbaric hordes that ravaged our country and forced thousands to seek refuge

Armenians Rock Out in Argentina: The Music and Message of Los Armenios

They’re Armenian, They’re Argentinean;They’re Los Armenios. They’re the Armenian music sensation coming out of South America. This exciting new band is made up of Mariela Moumdjian, Pablo Kaloustian, Jacqui Boghossian, Gabriel Giogourtzian, and Juan Abadjian, all of whom met as youth in the Armenian community of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Each one of them came from

The State of the Diaspora

Once again, in collaboration with the Armenian Youth Federation, we are previewing the organization’s quarterly publication, Haytoug, by featuring some articles from the upcoming Spring issue. Haytoug is a magazine published by Ayf members and addresses issues of importance to Armenia’s from the keep perspective of our community’s youth. The spring 2009 issue can be

Glendale to Kick Off History Drive

Be a part of Glendale’s history at the Kick Off of the Glendale History Drive, on Saturday, March 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard Street in Glendale. Help us add chapters to Glendale’s past by sharing or donating your photos and documen’s. The Library is

Diaspora Ministry to Hold Conference for Diasporan Graduates from Armenia

YEREVAN–Armenia’s Diaspora Ministry will be organizing a conference for Diasporans who graduated from Armenia’s universities during the 1960s. The conference, titled “Assembly of Diaspora Armenian Graduates of Armenian Universities of 1960-1970,” will be held on June 22-23 in Yerevan. The Ministry hopes to use the conference to establish a loose-nit alumni union that will “hold

Turkish Lira Drops to Record Low Against Dollar

ANKARA (AP)–Turkey’s currency slid to a record low against the dollar on Friday, due to simmering tensions in world stock markets and worries about the effect of the global financial crisis on the country’s economy. The Turkish lira weakened to 1.7900 against the dollar at midday Friday, after closing at 1.7520 on Thursday. Experts said

Turkish Military to Help Rebuild Iraqi Armed Forces

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–Ankara and Baghdad are preparing to sign a deal to secure the Turkish military’s support in the rebuilding of the armed forces of its neighbor, Iraq, the Turkish Radikal daily reported on Friday. The proposal came to the agenda after Iraq sought the Turkish military’s assistance with the issues of education and logistics, the

AFFMA to Host Comedy Night at the World Famous Imrpov

LOS ANGELES–Arpa Foundation for Film, Music, and Art will present its first ever AFFMA Comedy Show at The World Famous Improv on Sunday, March 22 at 6:30 pm. Hosted by comic Ara Basil, the show features a stellar line-up of stand-up talents who have appeared on HBO, Comedy Central, and Showtime. They include Maz Jobrani,