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Why Renovate the Proshyan Youth Center?

Why Renovate the Proshyan Youth Center?

From the different regions we volunteered in this summer, Proshyan stood out to me. Proshyan is a small village on the outskirts of Yerevan where the AYF has held summer camps for several years now.

August 28th, 2014

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17 Join AYF, Form New North Valley Chapter

17 Join AYF, Form New North Valley Chapter

Seventeen new members joined the ranks of the Armenian Youth Federation on Friday during an oath ceremony at the North Valley Armenian Center in Granada Hills. The ceremony was followed by a reception hosted by the North Valley “Arshavir Shiragian” Gomideh.

August 28th, 2014

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Pasadena to Host Discussion on Armenia’s IT Industry and the Diaspora

Pasadena to Host Discussion on Armenia’s IT Industry and the Diaspora

Three entrepreneurs, Harmik Baghdasarian, Al Eisaian and Aram Ter-Martirosyan from Los Angeles who have established various successful Information Technology (IT) related businesses in Armenia will present their stories, successes, and difficulties.

August 28th, 2014

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Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

Opposition Criticizes Armenian Attendence at Erdogan’s Inauguration

Armenia’s main political parties at odds with President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday criticized him for sending a high-level Armenian delegation to the inauguration of Turkey’s new President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

August 28th, 2014

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The Boy in the Pilibos Polo

The Boy in the Pilibos Polo

I attended Rose and Alex Pilibos my entire life, so you can only imagine my excitement on our first day of jampar in Askeran, Artsakh, when a young boy came to camp in a Pilibos polo shirt, the same one I had worn for 15 years.

August 28th, 2014

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Karabakh, Armenia Hail California Senate Recognition of Artsakh

Karabakh, Armenia Hail California Senate Recognition of Artsakh

Armenian and Artsakh officials on Thursday hailed news of Wednesday’s historic vote by the California State Senate recognizing Artsakh as an independent republic.

August 28th, 2014

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What’s Next for the ‘Hidden Armenians’ of Dikranagerd?

What’s Next for the ‘Hidden Armenians’ of Dikranagerd?

The historic first trip to Armenia of Diyarbakir’s “hidden Armenians” is coming to an end and it is time for us to assess its impact, consequences, and next steps.

August 28th, 2014

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Yerevan to Host Jewelry Trade Show

Yerevan to Host Jewelry Trade Show

The Armenian Jewelers Association (AJA) has invested over $10 million in organizing a jewelry exhibition in Yerevan, deputy minister of economy Tigran Harutyunyan said on Thursday.

August 28th, 2014

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VivaCell and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partnership

VivaCell and Fuller Center for Housing Armenia Continue Partnership

A long-waited housewarming was celebrated in the village of Yervandashat. The second family is also close to the realization of its dream.

August 28th, 2014

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Pedro Mouratian Elected to Head South American Anti-Discrimination Body

Pedro Mouratian Elected to Head South American Anti-Discrimination Body

Pedro Mouratian, chairman of the National Institute against Discrimination, Xenophobia and Racism (INADI) and one of the sponsors of the National Law 26,199 that declared April 24 as “Day of Action for tolerance and respect between peoples” in Argentina, was elected president of the Latin American Network of Organizations and Discrimination (RIOOD) at a meeting held in the Argentinean Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday 27 August.

August 28th, 2014

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Children of Armenia Convey Message of Love and Patriotism to Soldiers of Artsakh

Children of Armenia Convey Message of Love and Patriotism to Soldiers of Artsakh

COAF’s 20-member Interactive Theatre Group from the Armavir province of Armenia held a series of inspiring patriotic performances at a number of military bases in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

August 28th, 2014

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LAUSD Will Not Renew Gulen-Linked Schools’ Charters

LAUSD Will Not Renew Gulen-Linked Schools’ Charters

The Los Angeles Unified School District Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to not renew the charters of two schools operating under the Gulen-affiliated Magnolia Science Academy.

August 27th, 2014

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Calif. Senate Unanimously Passes Genocide Education Act

Calif. Senate Unanimously Passes Genocide Education Act

Earlier Tuesday evening, the California Senate, with a vote of 36-0, unanimously passed the Armenian Genocide Education Act (AB 1915), which adds Armenian Genocide survivor and witness oral testimonies into the teachings of human rights in California public schools and encourages state and local professional development activities to provide teachers with resources to teach about the Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region.

August 27th, 2014

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Kazakhstan ‘Not Opposed’ to Armenian Membership in Eurasian Union

Kazakhstan ‘Not Opposed’ to Armenian Membership in Eurasian Union

“The impression that Armenia is not welcome to the [Eurasian Economic] Union is wrong,” Kazakhstan’s Ambassador to Armenia Ayimdoz Bozzhigitov told reporters Wednesday on the sidelines of a conference on nuclear security, reports Public Radio of Armenia (ArmRadio.am).

August 27th, 2014

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