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Boxer, Lieberman, Sanchez Co-Sponser Senate, House Genocide Bills

Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Joe Lieberman (D-CT) and Representative Linda Sanchez (D-CA) became, this week, the most recent additions to the growing bipartisan group of legislators supporting the Armenian Genocide Resolution (S.Res.316 and H.Res.252), reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

Armenian Spy Case Sent To Court

Law-enforcement authorities in Armenia said on Tuesday that they have finished a criminal investigation into two men who were arrested recently on charges of spying for Azerbaijan.

TheCommunity.com Launches Universal Declaration of Human Rights Campaign with Advance Screening of ‘Invictus’

The Community.com, a social network for peace and human rights, featuring Desmond Tutu, President José Ramos-Horta of East Timor and other Nobel Peace Prize winners, joined forces with Amnesty International, the UN Foundation, CARE, the One Campaign and twelve other human rights and peace building organizations to raise awareness for the Declaration of Human Rights Campaign with a screening on December 9 of Clint Eastwood’s new film, “INVICTUS.”

ARS Issues Holiday Appeal; Urges Community to Help Those in Need

The Armenian Relief Society of the Western US has issued an appeal to the community this holiday season, urging Armenian-Americans to participate in a charity drive to help the less fortunate.

Bipartisan Senate Letter Rebukes Turkey for Worsening Israel Ties

A bipartisan letter sent to the Turkish Embassy from 10 US senators on December 7 sharply rebuked the Turkish government for the “downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year,” reported the Weekly Standard’s Blog on Monday.

Bomb on Pipeline Leads Russia to Cut Gas to Armenia

Russia halted gas supplies to ally Armenia after bombs were found under a pipeline in the volatile south-Russian region of Ingushetia, but Armenia said on Monday it had enough reserves to supply consumers.

Turkey Shuts Down Kurdish Political Party

Turkey’s Constitutional Court late Friday delivered a landmark ruling, banning the pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) for alleged links with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

UN Chief Calls for End to Discrimination on Human Rights Day

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon on Thursday marked the 61st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a condemnation of racism and other forms of discrimination, which he said are not only a violation of human rights but also an obstacle to social and economic development.

Sarkozy, Aliyev Discusses Energy, Karabakh

French President Nicolas Sarkozy met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Wednesday for talks that focused on economic relations and the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Anatolian News Agency reported.

Kurdish Protesters Clash with Turkish Police in Van

Hundreds of Kurds clashed with police in Turkey’s south-eastern city of van, hurling stones, firebombs and fireworks. There were no immediate reports of injuries, the Associated Press reported

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