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A Birthday in Martuni

A Birthday in Martuni

As a summer baby, I always seem to be away from home on my birthday every year.

July 23rd, 2014

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Aida

Aida

Days before Camp Martuni began I was nervous and anxious.

July 21st, 2014

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The Dungeon

The Dungeon

After an 11 hour drive to Martuni, with a 15 passenger van filled with suitcases, smelly bodies and no air conditioning, the idea of a shower sounded like a dream. Around midnight we were able to settle into our new home for the next two weeks and meet our host family.

July 17th, 2014

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Youth Corps Volunteers Look Forward to Armenia

Youth Corps Volunteers Look Forward to Armenia

I am less than three weeks away from my departure and currently mixed with many emotions.

July 8th, 2014

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Youth Corps and All Stars

Youth Corps and All Stars

The last few years, there have been two things that I have really wanted to do, and this summer, I have the opportunity to do both things.

July 7th, 2014

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We Are Our Mountains

We Are Our Mountains

The famous monument of Tatik and Papik, the grandmother and grandfather of Artsakh, is a top destination for almost everyone’s first visit to Karabakh.

June 12th, 2014

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Pilgrimage to Artsakh’s Treasure Mountain

Pilgrimage to Artsakh’s Treasure Mountain

The Gandzasar Monastery is located about a one hour drive from Karabakh’s capital city of Stepanakert. If this is the only site you visit in Artsakh, your trip will still have been worthwhile.

June 12th, 2014

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Serving Up Armenian Culture in Shushi

Serving Up Armenian Culture in Shushi

A group of 12 American tourists had just arrived in Shushi during their first-ever visit to Armenia last month, and they were ready to see the sights.

June 12th, 2014

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Members of Congress, ANCA Discuss Kessab Crisis During Capitol Hill Press Conference

Members of Congress, ANCA Discuss Kessab Crisis During Capitol Hill Press Conference

With the U.S. Capitol looming large in the background, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) led a Congressional press conference on Tuesday condemning the forced depopulation of the historically Armenian city of Kessab, Syria by Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists aided and abetted by neighboring Turkey, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

April 8th, 2014

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Did Turkey Supply Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels?

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh told Amy Goodman of Democracy Now on Monday that the US intelligence community did not share its fears of Turkey’s role in the alleged chemical attack when making the case for launching a strike on Syria.

April 8th, 2014

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Armenian Officials Criticize Turkey over Kessab Attack

Armenian Officials Criticize Turkey over Kessab Attack

Turkey has angrily rejected Armenia’s claims that it is harboring Al-Qaeda-linked militants that captured an Armenian-populated town in northwestern Syria and caused its residents to flee their homes two weeks ago.

April 8th, 2014

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UN Secretary-General Laments Kessab, Urges End to Syria War

UN Secretary-General Laments Kessab, Urges End to Syria War

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the warring parties in Syria and their supporters to “do everything” to protect civilians in the Middle East country, where armed conflict entered its fourth year in March.

April 8th, 2014

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PACE Members Condemn Violence in Kessab

PACE Members Condemn Violence in Kessab

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a written declaration on Tuesday, introduced by members of the Armenian delegation, condemning the violence against the Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, which resulted in the displacement of thousands of people and the destruction of property.

April 8th, 2014

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Kurdish Leaders Condemn Attack on Kessab

Kurdish Leaders Condemn Attack on Kessab

The Kurdistan People`s Congress (KONGRA-GEL), in a statement released on Monday, strongly condemned the terror attacks against the Armenian community in Kessab, Syria, and declared full support to the Armenian people.

April 8th, 2014

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