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Time for President Obama to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Time for President Obama to Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Representative Ed Royce (R-Calif.), who is the chairman of the House Foreign Relations Committee, submitted the op-ed piece below exclusively to Asbarez urging President Obama to recognize the Armenian Genocide.

April 20th, 2015

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Two Survivors Speak Out on the Anniversaries of the Armenian Genocide and the Liberation of Auschwitz

Two Survivors Speak Out on the Anniversaries of the Armenian Genocide and the Liberation of Auschwitz

his year marks the passage of two major anniversaries that reveal man’s unbelievable capacity for cruelty and evil.

April 17th, 2015

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Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Remembering the Armenian Genocide

On April 24, 2015, a century closes circle upon the 1915 genocide and great national dispossession perpetrated by the Young Turk Party against the Armenian people.

April 13th, 2015

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David and Goliath in the Caucasus

David and Goliath in the Caucasus

Ever since I learned that I would be traveling to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, my ears have hummed with the words of a song that I’d heard in my youth and that was still etched in my memory, though it had been many years since I heard it.

April 10th, 2015

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Armenians Under Attack in the Old City

Armenians Under Attack in the Old City

It happened again on Saturday night. A group of students from the Armenian seminary were walking to the Armenian convent when a group of extremist Jewish youngsters harassed them.

April 7th, 2015

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Is Nagorno Karabakh Facing An Existenial Threat?

Is Nagorno Karabakh Facing An Existenial Threat?

Ambassador Armand Kirakossian was not exaggerating when he said in his speech at the meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council, “that the physical survival of the population of Artsakh and its protection from mass atrocities are the responsibility of Artsakh authorities.”

April 3rd, 2015

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Jewish Armenian Leader Slams Anti-Armenian Press

Jewish Armenian Leader Slams Anti-Armenian Press

William Weiner, President of the “Manora” Jewish Cultural Foundation of Armenia, recently published an opinion piece in the Times of Israel in which he criticizes the abundance of what he calls Turkish- and Azeri-sponsored propaganda against Armenia and Armenian in Jewish news media around the world.

April 2nd, 2015

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REP. SCHIFF: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later

REP. SCHIFF: Recognizing the Armenian Genocide One Hundred Years Later

One hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire in its dying throws undertook a systematic effort to exterminate the Armenian and Assyrian people. They did so through a campaign of mass killing and displacement which saw 1.5 million Armenians killed and millions more forced to flee from their ancestral homes.

March 30th, 2015

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The Spartans of Artsakh

The Spartans of Artsakh

On my recent trip to Yerevan, a friend of mine whose name I will not disclose at this time, organized a three day trip to Artsakh for us.

February 4th, 2015

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The Test the ECHR Faces

The Test the ECHR Faces

Last week, the first hearing of an important case was held at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), widely referred to as “the Doğu Perinçek case.”

February 3rd, 2015

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In NY Times Letter, Artsakh Rep. Responds to Baku’s Propaganda

In NY Times Letter, Artsakh Rep. Responds to Baku’s Propaganda

The New York Times on Thursday published a letter by the Representative of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic to the US, Robert Avetisyan, who was responding to a letter by Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the US in the same publication, which perpetuated Baku’s military propaganda.
Below is the letter as it appears on NYT.com.
A Response to Azerbaijan
To the Editor:
A [...]

January 29th, 2015

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Religious Extremism and Genocide

Religious Extremism and Genocide

Religious extremism has been in the forefront of the news lately because of the unfolding events in the Middle East and the failure of peace initiatives in the region. Armenians in the Middle East have not been immune from the devastation that has engulfed major cities, towns, and other smaller isolated communities.

January 22nd, 2015

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In Op-Ed, US Envoy to Turkey Praises MLK, Dink ‘Dream’

In Op-Ed, US Envoy to Turkey Praises MLK, Dink ‘Dream’

Hurriyet Daily News published an op-ed on Wednesday by US Ambassador to Turkey Jon Bass, entitled “Martin Luther King Jr. and Hrant Dink: They had a dream,” in which the envoy praises both men for advocating for equal rights

January 21st, 2015

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Forgive? Not I!

Forgive? Not I!

She crushed the cigarette butt with her heel in the bitter wind outside Srebrenica’s town hall and said “never, I shall never forgive him. His apology is not even worth the little finger on my son’s dead body.”

January 21st, 2015

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