Armenian and Hellenic Americans from across the United States are calling on members of the House Natural Resources Committee to vote against legislation that would, if adopted as introduced, create special trade advantages for Turkey in its dealings with Indian Tribes, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.
The new Pasadena Armenian Center on Foothill Boulevard will be celebrated on June 12 at a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of the community center. The ribbon cutting ceremony will bring together a diverse cross-section of the community, religious leaders, and public officials who believe in the mission of the Pasadena Armenian Center – which is to serve as a home to a new generation of Armenian Americans. The ribbon cutting ceremony is open to the public and will be held at 4pm at the center, which is situated at 2242 East Foothill Boulevard.
When USC Law student Seepan Parseghian graduates this week, he won’t immediately take a job at a law firm or a position with the U.S. Attorney’s office. Instead, Parseghian will be preparing to travel this summer to work with judges and legal staff at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) in Arusha, Tanzania.
The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Audronius Ažubalis, in Baku today, emphasized the importance of Azerbaijan in securing regional stability, and urged the authorities to work towards progress in the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement process and implement OSCE commitments to further democratic reforms, including promoting pluralism.
On a cold winter night a large group of US combat helicopter pilots and their wives had gathered at the home of their platoon leader in Colorado. It was an opportunity for the servicemen and their wives to enjoy a light-hearted atmosphere over dinner, drinks and music. It was an opportunity for the wives to get to know one another and bond; an opportunity for the platoon leader to promise all the wives that nothing would be spared to ensure the safety of their husbands; an opportunity, for just a short while, to have some fun before deploying to Iraq for security, reconnaissance and attack missions during the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
January 19 marks the end of the bloody Baku Pogroms, during which the Armenian population of Baku was ethnically cleansed from the Azerbaijani capital in a week-long bloodbath that left hundreds dead, thousands wounded and many more without homes. The campaign, which began on January 13, lasted seven-days until the Kremlin finally deployed Soviet Troops into the city to end the violence.
Asbarez correspondent Georges Adourian interviews film-maker Ara Soudjian as part of a three part interview series with Armenian artists featured in our 2010 Year-End special. Soudjian has directed music videos for Serj Tankian, and has worked on Hollywood films such as “13 Going on 30”, “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind”, “Intolerable Cruelty” and “The Ring 2.” He discusses his life-long dream of making film and the unique road he has traveled.