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ARF Leaves Sarkisian’s Governing Coalition

YEREVAN (Combined Sources)–The Armenian Revolutionary Federation on Monday announced that it is quitting Armenia’s ruling coalition and cited “insurmountable, fundamental disagreements” over the government’s approach toward normalizing relations with Turkey In a written statement presented by ARF Supreme Council of Armenia chairman Armen Rustamian Monday, the party condemned and called unacceptable the joint statement issued

Thousands Protest Obama’s Retreat From Pledge at Turkey’s Consulate in LA

Community Urges Administration to Correct Policy on Genocide          LOS ANGELES–Over 10,000 people demonstrated at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on April 24, demanding an end to Turkey’s ongoing denial of the Armenian Genocide and voicing sharp disappointment at US President Barack Obama for breaking his campaign pledge to properly recognize

ANC-WR Raises of Genocide Through Commemoration Activities

Joins Community at Montebello Commemoration to Honor Armenian Genocide Victims LOS ANGELES–Several communities in the Western United States held 94th Anniversary Commemoration events last week in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee ‘s Western Region (ANC-WR). ANC-WR Board Members and staff were invited to, and participated in, various

What Happens Next?

The timing of the now-infamous “Roadmap” announced last Wednesday by the foreign ministries of Armenia, Turkey and Switzerland not only cast a dark cloud over April 24 commemorations around the world and in Armenia, but also put in motion political events, the results of which may, in the long run, hurt Armenia and Armenians and

Justice, Dignity, and Security: The Manifold Reasons Why Reparations Are Necessary

When it comes to discussion of the Armenian Genocide, there is one topic that has, for far too long, been the proverbial “elephant in the room.”  Although the topic is on virtually everyone’s mind, it tends to be left largely unaddressed or ignored for one reason or another. This topic is, of course, that of

On April 24, Thousands to Demand End to Cycle of Genocide at Turkish Consulate

As Obama Seeks To Stop Genocide in Darfur, Calls Intensify for Affirmation of Turkey’s Genocide of Armenians LOS ANGELES – The United States has the best chance in a generation to help end the cycle of genocide and recommit the world to the noble and necessary cause of a future without genocide. Inspired by this

In Energy Talks with Aliyev, Medvedev Pledges Support for Karabakh Peace

MOSCOW (Combined Sources)–Russia is Azerbaijan’s friend, neighbor and strategic partner and we will be developing our relations on this basis,” Azeri President Ilham Aliyev said Friday during talks with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Moscow that began with a focus on energy relations and ended with a pledge by Russian to “fulfill its mandate” as

Armenia, Turkey Announce No Deal After Yerevan Talks

YEREVAN (RFE/RL)–Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan gave no indications of an impending breakthrough in his country’s relations with Armenia on Thursday as he visited Yerevan to attend a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) organization. His Armenian counterpart, Eduard Nalbandian, insisted, nonetheless, that Ankara and Yerevan may still normalize their historically strained relations

Pelosi Backs Adoption of Armenian Genocide Bill

WASHINGTON–The Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), has reaffirmed her longstanding support for U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide, stressing her backing for the Armenian Genocide Resolution, H.Res.252, and voicing, once again, her disappointment that the United States has yet to officially describe this crime as a genocide, reported the Armenian