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AYF Welcomes New ‘Artsakh’ Chapter

AYF Welcomes New ‘Artsakh’ Chapter

The Armenian Youth Federation – Western United States welcomed the inception of the North Valley “Artsakh” Chapter on Sept. 14.

September 17th, 2014

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AMAA, Haigazian University to Honor Agbabian and Phillips

AMAA, Haigazian University to Honor Agbabian and Phillips

Dr. Mihran Agbabian and George R. Phillips, Esq. have been selected as honorees by the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) and Haigazian University, at a celebratory banquet taking place at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 15, paying tribute to these individuals who have had a great impact on both institutions.

September 17th, 2014

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UN Human Rights Body Stops Azerbaijan Visit Citing Official Obstruction

UN Human Rights Body Stops Azerbaijan Visit Citing Official Obstruction

The United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture (SPT) has decided to suspend its visit to Azerbaijan due to obstructions it encountered in carrying out its mandate under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT), to which Azerbaijan is a party.

September 17th, 2014

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Israeli Drone Caught Spying on Iran ‘Took Off from Nakhijevan’

Israeli Drone Caught Spying on Iran ‘Took Off from Nakhijevan’

An Israeli spy drone which Iran recently downed on its way to one of the Iranian nuclear site had taken off from an air base in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan (Nakhijevan) exclave, sources say.

September 17th, 2014

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Genocide Centennial, Karabakh Focus of Senate Hearings for Ambassador Nominees

Genocide Centennial, Karabakh Focus of Senate Hearings for Ambassador Nominees

U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Nominee Mills: “United States and the world will stand in solidarity with the Armenian people next year to mark the centenary of one of the 20th century’s worst atrocities”; Will press Turkey to ratify the Protocols
WASHINGTON– Strengthening Azerbaijan’s rule of law, standing in solidarity with Armenians in marking the 2015 [...]

September 17th, 2014

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Sen. Kevin de León to be Honored as ANCA-WR Legislator of the Year

Sen. Kevin de León to be Honored as ANCA-WR Legislator of the Year

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced Wednesday that incoming California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León will be honored at the 2014 ANCA-WR Annual Gala Banquet with the organization’s esteemed Legislator of the Year award for his principal role and outspoken position on the Armenian Genocide and the recognition of Artsakh’s Independence.

September 17th, 2014

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Armenian Catholic Eparch Bishop Mikael Mouradian Visits Ararat Home Board of Trustees

Armenian Catholic Eparch Bishop Mikael Mouradian Visits Ararat Home Board of Trustees

Most Reverend Mikael Mouradian, Bishop of the Armenian Catholic Eparchy in the United States and Canada, visited the Ararat Home Board of Trustees in Mission Hills on Aug. 27.

September 17th, 2014

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Red Cross Representatives Visit Armenian Captive in Azerbaijan

Red Cross Representatives Visit Armenian Captive in Azerbaijan

Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) visited an Armenian citizen who was taken prisoner by Azeri authorities after wandering across the border into Azerbaijan.

September 17th, 2014

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Genocide Centennial Must Come with Political Demands, Says Ara Papyan

Genocide Centennial Must Come with Political Demands, Says Ara Papyan

The 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide should be a unique opportunity for Armenians to voice their political demands, Director of the Modus Vivendi Center Ara Papyan told reporters today.

September 17th, 2014

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Vahan Hovanessian’s Novel ‘The Mandylion’ Released in English

Vahan Hovanessian’s Novel ‘The Mandylion’ Released in English

In 2013, Vahan Hovannesian released his novel “The Mandylion,” written in Russian and made available in Yerevan bookstores only. This month, Havannesian, a former candidate for the Armenian presidency and currently serving as Armenia’s ambassador to Germany, released an English translated version of his novel, available as an e-book on Amazon.

September 17th, 2014

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Sarkisovs Named Fourth Richest Family in Russia

Sarkisovs Named Fourth Richest Family in Russia

Owners of RESO Holding Company, Armenian brothers Sergey and Nikolay Sarkisov, are the fourth richest family in Russia with a total fortune of $2.7 billion, according to the Russian edition of Forbes.

September 17th, 2014

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Warlick Says Artsakh Leadership Should Be Heard in Negotiations

Warlick Says Artsakh Leadership Should Be Heard in Negotiations

The US Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ambassador James Warlick, told journalists on Tuesday that the input of Artsakh’s authorities in the peace negotiations process is important.

September 16th, 2014

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Watertown to Host ABMDR Walkathon

Watertown to Host ABMDR Walkathon

There is a great deal of excitement abuzz in Watertown. People are talking about the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry’s Walk of Life Walkathon, which takes place the very same day as the town’s annual festival.

September 16th, 2014

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AGMI to Host 12th Conference of International Association of Genocide Scholars

AGMI to Host 12th Conference of International Association of Genocide Scholars

The International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) will hold its twelfth meeting in Yerevan from 8 to 12 July, 2015, hosted by the Armenian Genocide Museum & Institute (AGMI). Director of the AGMI Hayk Demoyan will serve as Local Conference Chair.

September 16th, 2014

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