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US Strongly Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Church by ISIS

US Strongly Condemns Destruction of Der Zor Church by ISIS

The U.S. Embassy in Armenia issued a statement condemning the destruction of the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, avoiding the term “genocide” that appears in the name of the church.

September 24th, 2014

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Artsakh’s Democracy Can Be Example for Azerbaijan, Says French Senator

Artsakh’s Democracy Can Be Example for Azerbaijan, Says French Senator

The Republic of Artsakh, which has taken the path of democracy, could serve as a good example to Azerbaijan, Chairman of the France-Armenia Parliamentary Friendship Group and member of the French Senate Philippe Kaltenbach said at the Artsakh National Assembly on Wednesday.

September 24th, 2014

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Sarkisian Says Right to Self-Determination a ‘Fundamental Principle’ for Armenia

Sarkisian Says Right to Self-Determination a ‘Fundamental Principle’ for Armenia

Armenia is interested in maintaining good relations with both the East and the West, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian said in an interview with the Italian Corriere della Sera. He added that “it’s dangerous for small countries to take advantage of the contradictions between the major decision-making centers.”

September 23rd, 2014

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ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

The Islamic State for Iraq and Syria–ISIS–forces destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, news agencies in the Middle East reported.

September 22nd, 2014

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5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference Starts in Yerevan

5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference Starts in Yerevan

The 5th Armenia-Diaspora Conference, organized and hosted by Armenia’s Ministry of the Diaspora, commenced Friday at the Yerevan Opera Theatre.

September 19th, 2014

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Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Publishes Final Report

Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group Publishes Final Report

The Armenian Genocide Reparations Study Group (AGRSG) has just completed its final report, “Resolution with Justice – Reparations for the Armenian Genocide.” The report offers an unprecedented comprehensive analysis of the legal, historical, political, and ethical dimensions of the question of reparations for the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, including specific recommendations for the components of a complete reparations package.

September 19th, 2014

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Pope Meets with Sarkisian

Pope Meets with Sarkisian

Pope Francis received Armenian President Serge Sarkisian along with an Armenian delegation on Sept. 19, reported the office of the President.

September 19th, 2014

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Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi Mark Gyumri Music School’s First Anniversary

Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi Mark Gyumri Music School’s First Anniversary

Rock stars Ian Gillan (lead singer for Deep Purple) and Tony Iommi (guitarist for Black Sabbath) addressed students and teachers at Gyumri’s N6 Music School on Friday, marking the school’s first anniversary.

September 19th, 2014

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Kuwait ‘Ready’ to Finance Syrian District in Armenia

Kuwait ‘Ready’ to Finance Syrian District in Armenia

The government of Kuwait on Thursday reportedly expressed readiness to finance the construction of a special residential district for ethnic Armenians from Syria who have taken refuge in Armenia.

September 19th, 2014

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Hachikian: A 2015 Pivot Toward Truth, Justice And Security

Hachikian: A 2015 Pivot Toward Truth, Justice And Security

Armenian National Committee of America Chairman Ken Hachikian is carrying a hopeful message of empowerment to this week’s Armenia-Diaspora Conference in Yerevan, featuring a spirited call for continually upgrading the Diaspora’s global advocacy infrastructure and operations to meet the demands of a new generation of political warfare being waged upon a dynamic and rapidly changing geopolitical landscape.

September 18th, 2014

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Armenian Soldier Killed by Azeri Sniper

Armenian Soldier Killed by Azeri Sniper

An Armenian soldier, Mher Hakobyan, 24, was killed by enemy fire at a military outpost in the southern regions of the “line of contact” between Nagorno Karabakh and Azerbaijan. The incident took place on Thursday morning, Artsakh’s Ministry of Defense reports.

September 18th, 2014

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Genocide Centennial, Karabakh Focus of Senate Hearings for Ambassador Nominees

Genocide Centennial, Karabakh Focus of Senate Hearings for Ambassador Nominees

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Nominee Mills: “United States and the world will stand in solidarity with the Armenian people next year to mark the centenary of one of the 20th century’s worst atrocities”; Will press Turkey to ratify the Protocols
WASHINGTON– Strengthening Azerbaijan’s rule of law, standing in solidarity with Armenians in marking the 2015 [...]

September 17th, 2014

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Warlick Says Artsakh Leadership Should Be Heard in Negotiations

Warlick Says Artsakh Leadership Should Be Heard in Negotiations

The US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador James Warlick, told journalists on Tuesday that the input of Artsakh’s authorities in the peace negotiations process is important.

September 16th, 2014

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AGMI to Host 12th Conference of International Association of Genocide Scholars

AGMI to Host 12th Conference of International Association of Genocide Scholars

The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its twelfth meeting in Yerevan from 8 to 12 July, 2015, hosted by the Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute (AGMI). Director of the AGMI Hayk Demoyan will serve as Local Conference Chair.

September 16th, 2014

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