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Aleppo Under Fire As Fighting Continues

Aleppo Under Fire As Fighting Continues

ALEPPO—Rocket raids and armed clashes continue in Syria’s economic capital Aleppo, targeting residential districts, the local Armenian newspaper Kantsasar reports in a Facebook post. Security concerns have added to the Aleppo-Armenians’ socio-economic plight. Inflation, unemployment and the national currency’s depreciation is a major challenge especially to big families. Despite the difficulties, the local Armenian societies

CTG, ADAA Stage Genocide Playreadings

LOS ANGELES—Center Theatre Group (CTG), one of the largest theatre companies in the nation, in partnership with the Armenian Dramatic Artists Alliance (ADAA), presented “Staging the Unstageable: The Esthetics of Dramatizing Atrocity” – an evening of celebrity play-readings and a panel – at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, on Tuesday, April 28, to

A billboard in Yerevan marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide

Holocaust Memorial Museum Marks Armenian Genocide Centennial

WASHINGTON (RFE/RL)—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has joined in worldwide commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with an online exhibition and a special statement honoring its victims. “On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum remembers the suffering of the Armenian people,” said the

President Vladimir Putin with President Serzh Sarkisian at Dzidzernagapert in Dec. 2013

Erdogan Snubs Putin’s Invite to Moscow Ceremony

MOSCOW—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declined an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, in an apparent diplomatic reprisal against the Russian leader’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide last month, the Hürriyet Daily News reports. Russian diplomatic

Armenia's Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant, located near Yerevan

Armenia Agrees on Russian Plan to Keep Nuclear Plant Alive

YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenia’s lawmakers gave their approval to two agreements signed with Russia that aim to prolong the operation of Armenia’s Metsamor Nuclear Power Plant through the provision of loans and grants. In December 2014, Russia and Armenia signed a cooperation agreement to extend the life of the second unit of the nuclear power plant until

Orphan children working during the construction of a dormitory at Camp Armen.

Armenian Church, Lawyers Seek Return of Camp Armen

ISTANBUL—The Gedikpaşa Armenian Protestant Church and volunteer lawyers are initiating a legal campaign for the return of Camp Armen, a former summer camp for Armenian orphans in Istanbul. The orphanage, it was recently revealed, has been marked for demolition in order to make room for luxury residential buildings. Lawyers plan a new appeal to stop

Stepanakert Calls Sentencing of Citizen in Baku ‘Groundless’

STEPANAKERT—Spokesperson for the Nagorno-Karabakh Foreign Ministry Ani Sargsyan spoke Armenian News ( on Tuesday about the accusations and verdict against Artsakh citizen Arsen Baghdasaryan, who has been condemned to 15 years imprisonment in Azerbaijan. “This farce of a trial against Arsen Baghdasaryan completely fits into the logic of the policy of systematic violations of international

Armenians Are Not Defined By the Genocide

BY HAZEL BARSAMIAN Silence is the enemy of truth. In the wake of Meline Toumani’s article, titled, “We Armenians Shouldn’t Let Genocide Define Us,” which appeared in the New York Times on April 17, 2015, I feel it is my responsibility, as an American of Armenian descent, my parents survivors of the Genocide of 1915,

ANC of Europe Welcomes Artsakh ‘Free and Fair’ Elections

STEPANAKERT—On May 3, the elections for the National Assembly of Artsakh took place. The ten highly experienced delegates of the independent international election observation mission deployed by the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD, ANC of Europe) reported a calm, transparent and orderly election day. According to the observers, the election day in