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LA Community Colleges Board Prepares for Genocide Education on Campuses

LA Community Colleges Board Prepares for Genocide Education on Campuses

During a special meeting on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Community Colleges District Board of Trustees adopted a resolution designating the month of April 2015 as “Los Angeles Community College District Month of Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide of 1915” reported the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region.

August 21st, 2014

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Barsoumian to Assume Editorship of Armenian Weekly

Barsoumian to Assume Editorship of Armenian Weekly

Armenian Weekly assistant editor Nanore Barsoumian will assume the editorship of the Armenian Weekly newspaper, the Hairenik Association announced today.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian, Georgian Prime Ministers Meet in Yerevan

Armenian, Georgian Prime Ministers Meet in Yerevan

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian said after meeting with his Georgian counterpart, Irakli Garibashvili, on Thursday in Yerevan, that the two prime ministers reiterated “friendly” relations and expressed willingness to further develop bilateral ties.

August 21st, 2014

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Writer Aram Saroyan to Speak at St. James Ladies Society Luncheon

Writer Aram Saroyan to Speak at St. James Ladies Society Luncheon

The St. James Ladies Society of St. James Armenian Apostolic Church of Los Angeles, are proud to announce that noted award winning writer and poet Aram Saroyan, son of author William Saroyan, will be the guest speaker at their 47th Annual Country Store and Luncheon.

August 21st, 2014

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Russia Encourages More Food Imports from Armenia

Russia Encourages More Food Imports from Armenia

The Russian government has offered to help Armenia increase exports of agricultural products to Russia after its ban on food imports from the West, a senior official in Yerevan revealed on Thursday.

August 21st, 2014

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Davutoglu Named New Turkey Prime Minister

Davutoglu Named New Turkey Prime Minister

Turkey’s ruling party has picked Ahmet Davutoglu, the foreign minister, to replace president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its new chairman and prime minister, Al Jazeera reports.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian Weightlifter Wins Gold at Youth Olympics

Armenian Weightlifter Wins Gold at Youth Olympics

An Armenian weightlifter won gold on Thursday in the 2014 Youth Olympic Championship in Nanjing, China.

August 21st, 2014

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Lost Zabel Yesayan Writing on Genocide Unearthed in Paris

Lost Zabel Yesayan Writing on Genocide Unearthed in Paris

Turkish historian Umit Kurt and journalist Alev Er, in their studies at the Paris Nubarian Library, have discovered an hitherto unpublished document on the Armenian Genocide, the author of which is the well-known woman writer of that time Zabel Yesayan.

August 21st, 2014

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Human Rights Group Urges Atletico Madrid to Drop Azeri Sponsors

Human Rights Group Urges Atletico Madrid to Drop Azeri Sponsors

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights has called on Spain’s Atletico Madrid soccer team to stop its cooperation with the authoritarian regime of Azerbaijan, Azeri newspaper Azadliq reports.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian Government Takes Over Karen Demirchian Complex

Armenian Government Takes Over Karen Demirchian Complex

Yerevan’s Karen Demirchian Sports and Concert Complex has been transferred to the government of Armenia after it became clear that its significant outstanding debts were too large to be repaid by its owners, Deputy Minister of Finance Pavel Safarian said at a government meeting on Thursday.

August 21st, 2014

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Armenian Embassy in Iraq to Issue Passports for Citizenship Applicants

Armenian Embassy in Iraq to Issue Passports for Citizenship Applicants

People applying for Armenian citizenship in Iraq can receive their passports at the Armenian diplomatic mission.

August 21st, 2014

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Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan Discuss Defense Pact

Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan Discuss Defense Pact

The defense ministers of Turkey, Georgia and Azerbaijan met Tuesday in the Azeri enclave of Nakhijevan, a landlocked former historic territory of Armenia, to discuss defense cooperation and “regional security issues,” DFWatch reports.

August 20th, 2014

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Artsakh Always Ready to Defend Itself, Commander Says

Artsakh Always Ready to Defend Itself, Commander Says

Azerbaijan’s latest attacks on the Artsakh border once again showed how furiously Baku seeks to seize the Artsakh Republic and take control of its entire territory, Defense Army Commander Movses Hakobyan told reporters Wednesday. He recalled the truce achieved 20 years ago at the request of Azerbaijan, who applied to Russia for mediation.

August 20th, 2014

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Armenian Yazidis Meet with US Ambassador

Armenian Yazidis Meet with US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern met with leaders of the Armenian Yezidi community at the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan on Wednesday to discuss the plight of Iraq’s Yezidi community, who have been subjected to brutal persecution by Islamic State militants.

August 20th, 2014

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