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Dink Trial Turns Focus on ‘Criminal Organization’ Claims

Dink Trial Turns Focus on ‘Criminal Organization’ Claims

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.

October 31st, 2014

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Remittances from Russia Reduced amid Looming Recession

Remittances from Russia Reduced amid Looming Recession

Money transfers from Russia to Armenia have dwindled amid economic recession in Russia and slow growth in the region, Teresa Daban Sanchez, the International Monetary Fund Resident Representative in Armenia, said on Friday.

October 31st, 2014

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Chamlian Armenian School Raises Over $21,000 for SARF

Chamlian Armenian School Raises Over $21,000 for SARF

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.

October 31st, 2014

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‘Champions of Human Rights’ To Be Recognized At ANCA-WR Banquet

‘Champions of Human Rights’ To Be Recognized At ANCA-WR Banquet

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.

October 31st, 2014

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Encino’s Holy Martyrs Church Celebrates 51 Years of Service

Encino’s Holy Martyrs Church Celebrates 51 Years of Service

On Sunday, Oct. 26, the Holy Martyrs Church of Encino was filled beyond capacity as the community had come together for the 51st anniversary of the consecration of the Church, which was celebrated with Episcopal Divine Liturgy and blessing of madagh.

October 31st, 2014

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Raffi Hadidian’s Los Angeles Photographs: Isolation and Movement in the Big City

Raffi Hadidian’s Los Angeles Photographs: Isolation and Movement in the Big City

Lebanese-Armenian photographer Raffi Hadidian (b. 1972) has had a camera in his hand since the age of 19, but his love of images and his realization of their power in storytelling began many years earlier.

October 31st, 2014

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Theater Review: ‘Armen’ Endearing and Daring

Theater Review: ‘Armen’ Endearing and Daring

So far as I know, Armenian performance art in Los Angeles has not confronted issues of gender and sexual identity ever since Nancy Agabian left these parts for the East Coast over a decade ago.

October 31st, 2014

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Activists Protest Against Gold Mine in Jermuk

Activists Protest Against Gold Mine in Jermuk

Today, a report presentation about the Amulsar gold mine was held at the Hyatt Place Hotel, while about 30 environmental activists protested the mine’s exploitative measures in front of the hotel entrance.

October 30th, 2014

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St. Garabed Church Inaugurated in Jordan

St. Garabed Church Inaugurated in Jordan

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 [...]

October 30th, 2014

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Ministry of Diaspora, Gulbenkian Foundation Plan Western Armenian Language Education

Ministry of Diaspora, Gulbenkian Foundation Plan Western Armenian Language Education

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.

October 30th, 2014

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Former Deputy Prime Minister to Head IDeA

Former Deputy Prime Minister to Head IDeA

Former vice-premier and minister of territorial administration of Armenia Armen Gevorgyan is appointed as head of Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) founded by philanthropist and businessman Ruben Vardanyan and his wife Veronika Zonabend, the press office of the foundation reported.

October 30th, 2014

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Financial Restructuring ‘Required’ for Air Armenia

Financial Restructuring ‘Required’ for Air Armenia

The management of Air Armenia made a decision about financial restructuring and changing the flight schedule before Dec. 20, the company’s press office reported.

October 30th, 2014

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Mamikon Gharibyan of Armenia Named Europe’s Under-10 Chess Champion

Mamikon Gharibyan of Armenia Named Europe’s Under-10 Chess Champion

10-year-old Armenian chess player Mamikon Gharibyan became the 2014 European Under-10 Champion in the continental championship held in Batumi, Georgia, the Chess Federation of Armenia reports.

October 30th, 2014

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Russian Politician Says Artsakh Can’t Join EEU

Russian Politician Says Artsakh Can’t Join EEU

The Russian Co-Chairman of the Armenian-Russian Interparliamentary Commission, Nikolay Ryzhkov, said he isn’t inclined to draw any parallels between Artsakh and Crimea in terms of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

October 30th, 2014

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