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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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ANCA Welcomes Gus Bilirakis as New Vice-Chair of Congressional Armenian Caucus

ANCA Welcomes Gus Bilirakis as New Vice-Chair of Congressional Armenian Caucus

Florida Republican Congressman Gus Bilirakis, a longtime champion of Hellenic and Armenian American issues, will serve as a Republican Vice-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, a move warmly welcomed by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

September 18th, 2014

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European Parliament Calls for Sanctions on Azerbaijan

European Parliament Calls for Sanctions on Azerbaijan

On Thursday, the European Parliament with an overwhelming majority adopted a resolution condemning the persecution of human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, affirming its previous resolutions, and calling for targeted sanctions against Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s regime, as well as visa bans against some who are directly responsible for the oppression.

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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Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference Brings Prominent Speakers to Cambridge

Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference Brings Prominent Speakers to Cambridge

A distinguished line-up of speakers from Armenia, Turkey, Europe, and the United States will examine Turkey, the media, Turkish-Armenian relations, and genocide reparations at this month’s Armenians and Progressive Politics conference.

September 18th, 2014

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American Armenians, Assyrians Bemoan Persecution of Minorities in Iraq

American Armenians, Assyrians Bemoan Persecution of Minorities in Iraq

The Assyrian Universal Alliance and the Armenian National Committee of America have sent a joint letter to Congressman Edward Royce, representative for California’s 39th congressional district, on the persecution of Assyrians in Iraq.

September 18th, 2014

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Armenian Beats Azeri to Win World Arm Wrestling Championship

Armenian Beats Azeri to Win World Arm Wrestling Championship

Armenian arm wrestler Ashot Adamyan in the final round of a world championship match in the 60 kilogram category, beat his Azerbaijani rival Qismat Vakilov to win the world championship.

September 18th, 2014

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Survivor’s Daughter Publishes Book on Armenian Genocide

Survivor’s Daughter Publishes Book on Armenian Genocide

Ellen Sarkisian Chesnut has published a new memoir based on her father’s eyewitness account of the Armenian Genocide, entitled “Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried: A Daughter Confronts the Armenian Genocide and Tells Her Father’s Story,” reports San Jose Mercury News.

September 18th, 2014

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UN Human Rights Body Stops Azerbaijan Visit Citing Official Obstruction

UN Human Rights Body Stops Azerbaijan Visit Citing Official Obstruction

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has decided to suspend its visit to Azerbaijan due to obstructions it encountered in carrying out its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), to which Azerbaijan is a party.

September 17th, 2014

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Israeli Drone Caught Spying on Iran ‘Took Off from Nakhijevan’

Israeli Drone Caught Spying on Iran ‘Took Off from Nakhijevan’

An Israeli spy drone which Iran recently downed on its way to one of the Iranian nuclear site had taken off from an air base in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan (Nakhijevan) exclave, sources say.

September 17th, 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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Sen. Kevin de León to be Honored as ANCA-WR Legislator of the Year

Sen. Kevin de León to be Honored as ANCA-WR Legislator of the Year

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced Wednesday that incoming California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will be honored at the 2014 ANCA-WR Annual Gala Banquet with the organization’s esteemed Legislator of the Year award for his principal role and outspoken position on the Armenian Genocide and the recognition of Artsakh’s Independence.

September 17th, 2014

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Azerbaijan Seeks New Security Options

Azerbaijan Seeks New Security Options

Heightened tensions with longtime foe Armenia over breakaway Nagorno Karabakh and mediator Russia’s Ukrainian adventure appear to be pushing Caspian-Sea energy power Azerbaijan ever more strongly toward a military strategy of self-reliance.

September 17th, 2014

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Red Cross Representatives Visit Armenian Captive in Azerbaijan

Red Cross Representatives Visit Armenian Captive in Azerbaijan

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited an Armenian citizen who was taken prisoner by Azeri authorities after wandering across the border into Azerbaijan.

September 17th, 2014

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