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Armenia’s Rural Poverty Eradication Initiative Among Topics Discussed by CIDA and ANCC

OTTAWA– Three high-ranking Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) officials met Aris Babikian, the executive director of the Armenian National Committee of Canada at the agency’s Gatineau, Quebec headquarters on July 26 to brief the ANCC representative on CIDA projects, with particular emphasis in the Caucasus in the past four years. During the 90-minute meeting, CIDA

ANCC and the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education Hold 4th National Genocide Education Institute

TORONTO–The Armenian National Committee of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Genocide Education held the 4th national teachers’ summer institute at the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto from July 23 to 27. The five-day training session was an overwhelming success with teachers travelling from all over Canada to attend the educational gathering. 40 teachers attended

ANCA-WR Continues to Reach Out to Tomorrow’s Leaders

LOS ANGELES–In its ongoing effort to prepare and educate Armenian American leaders of tomorrow, the Armenian National Committee of America ‘s Western Region recently conducted community outreach presentations to members of the Pasadena "Nigol Douman" Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) chapter and to youngsters at AYF Camp Big Pines. As the largest Armenian American public policy

ANCA-WR Chapter Focus

Utah ANC Leads Community Outreach SALT LAKE CITY–Outside of the state of California, the ANCA-WR consists of numerous burgeoning communities and corresponding local ANC chapters. One such chapter is the Utah ANC, which serves the interests of the local community and strives to raise awareness on issues of concern to Armenian Americans. Complementing the work

Assembly Committee Approves Bill Extending Calif. Trade Office Funding

SACRAMENTO–The Armenian National Committee of America ‘s Western Region welcomed news of the passage of SB 515 through the California Assembly Jobs and Economic Development Committee. The Assembly Committee passed SB 515, which extends the “sunset” of funding for the California Trade Office by two years until 2010. The CATO, which opened under the leadership

Turkey On Trial As Suspects Claim State Collusion in Writer’s Killing

BY NOURITZA MATTOSIAN AND DANIEL HOWDEN From The IndependentJuly 4, 2007 A small, sweltering courtroom in Istanbul has become the focal point for an intense examination of Turkey’s democratic freedoms and the independence of its judiciary. On trial inside the room yesterday were 14 defendants accused of involvement in the murder of the campaigning journalist

Armenia, Azerbaijan: A Conflict of Convenience for Moscow and Washington

From Stratfor researchJuly 03, 2007 Summary Expectations of a renewed fight between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorno-Karabakh region are rising, since Azerbaijan has started using the huge windfall of cash from its new pipeline to quintuple its defense budget. This time, the conflict could serve as a spark for the larger struggle between the

West San Fernando Valley ANC Continues Strong Community Outreach

LOS ANGELES–If Webster’s Dictionary had a photo under its definition of “grassroots organization” it would be of members of the West San Fernando Valley chapter of the Armenian National Committee (WSFV-ANC). This ANC chapter has, for decades, well served the nearly 100,000 Armenian Americans who live and work in southern California’s San Fernando Valley. By

Arizona ANC Praises Congressman Mitchell

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Armenian Americans from the Grand Canyon State welcomed this week Congressman Harry Mitchell’s cosponsorship of human rights legislation concerning the Armenian Genocide (H.Res.106). Congressman Mitchell, who represents Arizona’s fifth Congressional District, has previously served as the Mayor of Tempe, as Chairman of the Arizona Democratic Party and had a distinguished tenure in the State


Horizon Television will present an exclusive interview with the ARF Supreme Council of Armenia member Gegham Manoukian on the cooperation agreement the party signed earlier today with Armenia’s ruling coalition. The interview will be rebroadcast air at 5 p.m. Pacific/8 p.m. Eastern time and again at 8 p.m. Pacific/11 p.m. Eastern. Visit for a