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ANCA Calls For Increased Artsakh Aid During Congressional Testimony

ANCA Calls For Increased Artsakh Aid During Congressional Testimony

Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian Advocates for Full Range of Armenian American Foreign Aid Priorities
WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America Government Affairs Director Kate Nahapetian testified yesterday before a key Congressional panel in support of increased U.S. assistance to Nagorno Karabakh, Armenia, at-risk Middle Eastern Armenian communities, and the Javakhk region of Georgia.
In her opening remarks, [...]

March 26th, 2015

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Legendary Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away

Legendary Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away

LAS VEGAS—Legendary Armenian-American college basketball coach Jerry “The Shark” Tarkanian has died at the age of 84. Tarkanian’s son, Danny Tarkanian, broke the news to his Twitter followers earlier today.
According to SI.com, Tarkanian was taken to Valley Hospital Medical Center by ambulance on Monday, after being unresponsive when doctors attempted to get his blood pressure [...]

February 11th, 2015

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Armenian Groups Target Genocide Denial Lobbyists Including Gephardt, Hastert

Armenian Groups Target Genocide Denial Lobbyists Including Gephardt, Hastert

Educate Lobbyists’ Clients on Genocide Denial Activity During 100th Anniversary Year of Genocide; A Call for Protests If Continued
WASHINGTON—On Thursday, January 29, a coalition of organizations representing Armenian Americans sent more than 200 letters to businesses, universities, and NGOs working with one of the five firms that currently work for Turkey for the purpose of [...]

February 6th, 2015

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Obama Budget Calls For Record Low Level Of Aid To Armenia

Obama Budget Calls For Record Low Level Of Aid To Armenia

The Obama Administration budget released today calls for a yet another reduction in U.S. economic assistance to both Armenia and Azerbaijan, while maintaining parity in military aid to these two countries, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

February 3rd, 2015

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ANCA-WR Remembers the Legacy of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

ANCA-WR Remembers the Legacy of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

The Armenian National Committee of America Western Region mourns the passing of Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, an ardent supporter of the Armenian-American community’s efforts to garner recognition for the Armenian Genocide and a partner and friend of the community.

December 24th, 2014

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US-Armenia Relations Unchanged Despite EEU Membership, Says State Dept.

US-Armenia Relations Unchanged Despite EEU Membership, Says State Dept.

Washington’s collaboration with Yerevan will continue after Armenia officially becomes a member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the US State Department’s Spokeswoman Jen Psaki has said.

December 12th, 2014

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Adam Schiff Condemns Killing of Karabakh Soldier by Azeri Forces

Adam Schiff Condemns Killing of Karabakh Soldier by Azeri Forces

U.S. Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Tuesday condemned the killing of an Artsakh Defense Army soldier on Monday by Azeri forces along the border.

December 10th, 2014

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U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Calls Return of Churches An ‘Important Priority’

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Calls Return of Churches An ‘Important Priority’

“Advocating full respect for the rights of Turkey’s ethnic and religious communities, including restoring ownership of religious property, will be a very important priority for me and my staff,” U.S. Ambassador to Turkey John Bass explained to Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) in response to a series of questions posed by the Illinois legislator in the days leading up to the Ambassador’s confirmation last week by the U.S. Senate, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

September 23rd, 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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US Calls on Baku to Investigate Captive Armenian Villager’s Death

US Calls on Baku to Investigate Captive Armenian Villager’s Death

A State Department spokesperson, in response to an August 15th media inquiry about the violent abuse and subsequent death of an Armenian civilian while in Azerbaijani custody, has issued a statement.

August 18th, 2014

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Chairman Royce Condemns Baku’s Karabakh Cease Fire Violations

Chairman Royce Condemns Baku’s Karabakh Cease Fire Violations

Representative Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Thursday issued the following statement on the escalation of violence in the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

August 14th, 2014

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Congressional Pressure Grows to Stop Aliyev’s Aggression

Congressional Pressure Grows to Stop Aliyev’s Aggression

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), amid growing Congressional opposition to Baku’s escalating aggression, is calling directly upon the Obama Administration for U.S. leadership in stopping Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s march toward war.

August 13th, 2014

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ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.

July 29th, 2014

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Obama’s Choice of Envoy to Turkey Stumbles at Hearing, Denies Genocide

Obama’s Choice of Envoy to Turkey Stumbles at Hearing, Denies Genocide

John Bass, President Barack Obama’s nominee for the post of US Ambassador to Turkey, during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday denied the Armenian Genocide and stumbled on characterizing the widely documented abuses and freedom violations by official Ankara.

July 16th, 2014

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