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Acknowledge ‘Historical Responsibility,’ German Foreign Minister Advises Turkey, Armenia

Acknowledge ‘Historical Responsibility,’ German Foreign Minister Advises Turkey, Armenia

Germany’s foreign minister on Thursday offered Berlin’s experience in post-war reconciliation to Armenia and Turkey to help them forge peace a century after the Armenian Genocide.

October 23rd, 2014

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National Archive Chief Says Enough Documents to Bring Turkey to Court

National Archive Chief Says Enough Documents to Bring Turkey to Court

Director of Armenia’s National Archive Amatuni Virabian said Thursday that there are enough necessary documents on the Armenian Genocide in the archive to initiate an international court trial against Turkey.

October 23rd, 2014

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Thousands Take Part in ‘Armenian Culture Week’ at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Thousands Take Part in ‘Armenian Culture Week’ at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

The first ever Armenian Culture Week (from Oct. 12 to 19) at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation generated much excitement and interest in Lisbon, Portugal. Sixteen events took place in eight days, including concerts, lectures, seminars and exhibitions.

October 23rd, 2014

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Vartan Gregorian Donates Book Collection to AUA

Vartan Gregorian Donates Book Collection to AUA

On Oct. 14, the American University of Armenia (AUA) welcomed Vartan Gregorian, the president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, for the official opening of his personal book collection at the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) Papazian Library.

October 23rd, 2014

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Wikipedia Monument Designed by Armenian Unveiled in Poland

Wikipedia Monument Designed by Armenian Unveiled in Poland

The world’s first monument in tribute to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia was unveiled in the town of Slubice near the German border, Wednesday, Polish Radio reports.

October 23rd, 2014

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Gevorkian Dance Academy Debuts in San Diego to A Huge Audience

Gevorkian Dance Academy Debuts in San Diego to A Huge Audience

On Oct. 19, more than 800 people attended a spectacular and unforgettable performance by the Gevorkian Dance Academy. One hundred dancers of all ages took the stage in San Diego’s first ever “Dances Under the Stars” at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, California.

October 23rd, 2014

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Kurdish Activist Says World Has Seen Truth about Turkey

Kurdish Activist Says World Has Seen Truth about Turkey

Giran Ozcan works for the Kurdistan Solidarity Committee in Latin America; he arrived two months ago to Argentina and on Tuesday, Oct. 21, he was one of the organizers of a rally in front of the Turkish Embassy in Argentina to support the resistance of the Kurdish people in the Syrian city of Kobane, which is currently battling the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Turkish government.

October 22nd, 2014

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Katcho Achadjian Named Legislator of the Year by California Advocacy Group

Katcho Achadjian Named Legislator of the Year by California Advocacy Group

In recognition of Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian’s (San Luis Obispo) consensus-based commitment to empowering local communities, the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions (CALAFCO) has named him its 2014 Legislator of the Year.

October 22nd, 2014

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The Wait Is Over! Homenetmen Massis Opens Doors to New Gym

The Wait Is Over! Homenetmen Massis Opens Doors to New Gym

On Sunday October 26, the Homenetmen Massis Chapter members will come face to face with their chapter’s future as the recently completed Jirair & Serpoug Sarkissian Gym will be unveiled for a day of games and celebration!

October 22nd, 2014

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Turkish Justice Ministry Sanctions Probe of Ex-Police for Dink Case

Turkish Justice Ministry Sanctions Probe of Ex-Police for Dink Case

The Turkish Justice Ministry has cleared the path for investigations into nine civil servants, including the former police chief of Istanbul Celalettin Cerrah, who are accused of negligence in the murder of the Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink in 2007.

October 22nd, 2014

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Armenia Must Secure Recognition for Artsakh, Lawmaker Says

Armenia Must Secure Recognition for Artsakh, Lawmaker Says

Armenia should attain international recognition for the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Artak Zakaryan, head of the Armenian National Assembly’s committee on foreign relations, told journalists on Wednesday.

October 22nd, 2014

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Baku Upset with Red Cross over Trial of Azeri Captives

Baku Upset with Red Cross over Trial of Azeri Captives

Azerbaijani authorities expressed anger on Wednesday over the International Committee of the Red Cross’s statement of neutrality regarding Stepanakert’s decision to put to trial two captive members of an Azeri military unit who made an incursion into Karvachar in July, killing one teenage Armenian boy and wounding another woman.

October 22nd, 2014

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EU to Support Small Business in Armenia with Finance, Advise

EU to Support Small Business in Armenia with Finance, Advise

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the European Union (EU) issued statements today on the importance of access to finance and access to know-how for the development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Armenia.

October 22nd, 2014

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CIS Troops Conduct Air Defense Drills

CIS Troops Conduct Air Defense Drills

Combat readiness drills for the integrated air defense system of members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have been completed successfully, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

October 22nd, 2014

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