The trial into the murder of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink has taken a significant turn after the court in Istanbul overseeing the case announced that it will focus on allegations of involvement in a “criminal organization” against suspects, a move that lawyers representing Dink’s family had demanded since the start of the retrial.
In an effort to support the Syrian Armenian Relief Fund’s (SARF’s) “A Small Gift from My School to Yours” campaign, Chamlian’s administration, faculty and students worked collaboratively to reach out once again and help the Syrian Armenian community, especially the Armenian youth trying to go to school in the midst of the violence and chaos in Syria.
The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) announced that it will recognize three individual champions of human rights – U.S. Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Cleveland H. Dodge, and Jackie Coogan — who, in working with the Near East Relief, were instrumental in bringing worldwide attention and rendering aid to the orphans and refugees during and in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide from 1915 through 1930.
Armenian-American community members and elected officials came together on October 20 for a ceremony marking the opening of the office of the first Honorary Consul General to Armenia to Frenso. On October 15, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian appointed Berj Apkarian as the Honorary Consul.
The Armenian St. Karept Church in Jordan was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by church and state officials, including Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian.
Representatives of the local Armenian community welcomed President Sarkisian and his delegation at the entrance of the church with bread and salt.
Secretary General of the Religious Primacy and the Local National Council Nerses [...]
On Oct. 28, Armenia’s Minister of Diaspora Hranush Hakobyan and Director of the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Razmig Panossian signed an Agreement on Cooperation between the Ministry of Diaspora and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation during a ceremony held at the ministry in Yerevan.