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This sign welcomes visitors to Artsakh

EDITORIAL: No Other Option Except Independence for Artsakh

EDITORIAL: No Other Option Except Independence for Artsakh

A simple sentence on a sign that greets visitors entering Artsakh speaks volumes about the endurance, resilience, humility and strength of the people of Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.

A view of Carnegie Hall

Evgeny Kissin to Lead Carnegie Hall Concert Marking Armenian Genocide Centennial

NEW YORK—Part of a series of official memorial concerts around the world in association with the Yerevan Perspectives International Music Festival, “With You, Armenia” juxtaposes Armenian composers with works by Chopin and includes a world premiere of specially-composed choral work by Krzysztof Penderecki. For those generations, especially in the West, who grew up learning about

Israel’s Knesset Speaker Calls for Armenian Genocide Recognition

BY MARRISA NEWMAN From The Times of Israel JERUSALEM—Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Tuesday said Israel should reexamine its official position on recognition of the Armenian Genocide, two weeks after Israeli officials shied away from using the term at commemorations marking 100 years since the massacres. Israel has refrained from formally recognizing the atrocity as


Ararat Home Commemorates Genocide Centennial

MISSION HILLS, Calif.—Ararat Home had the unique opportunity and privilege to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian genocide by celebrating the lives of 12 centenarians residing at the Home. On Sunday, March 15, approximately 450 guests gathered at Deukmejian Ballroom for a special program honoring 12 extraordinary individuals born between 1906 and 1915. Two of

A team of divers from Octopus Team with a cross that was later placed at the bottom of the sea.

Armenian Genocide Memorial Cross Placed in Mediterranean Sea

BEIRUT, Lebanon—Under the patronage of the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Lebanon, and the Armenian Genocide Centenary Central Committee of Lebanon, and His Holiness Nerces Bedros IXX, Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church in Beirut, a diving club owned by Antranig “Toni” Haddad, a descent of an Armenian Genocide survivor, organized the placement

Camp Armen Landlord Agrees to Negotiate

  ISTANBUL—As a result of activists fighting against the demolition of Camp Armen, an Armenian orphanage in Istanbul, the landlord of the orphanage has temporarily halted the demolition of the camp and has agreed to hear out proposals from the activists. Garo Paylan, an Armenian candidate who is nominated for the upcoming parliamentary elections in

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian speaks at the Washington National Cathedral during a ceremony commemorating the Armenian Genocide centenary. May 7, 2015. (Photo: official publication)

Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemorated at Washington National Cathedral

    WASHINGTON—A prayer service commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide was held at the Washington National Cathedral on Thursday evening.   The service remembered those lost in the genocide and showed gratitude for the regeneration of life that the survivors worked so hard to create.   United States Vice President Joseph Biden

Armenia's Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian at a press conference in Yerevan. Jan. 26, 2015. (Photo: Photolure)

Nalbandian, Afeyan Hold Press Conference on Genocide Centennial

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—Armenia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian joined the National Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide Centennial (NCAGC) chair and 100 LIVES co-founder, Noubar Afeyan, in a telephone press call on May 7, the Armenian Weekly reports. The two discussed various issues pertaining to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, including the upcoming National Commemoration

Armenian Genocide Postage Stamps Unveiled in Washington

YEREVAN (Armenpress)—On Wednesday, Armenia’s National Post unveiled a two stamps commemorating the Armenian Genocide at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The first commemorates American Ambassador Henry Morgenthau who served in Turkey during the Armenian Genocide and documented the atrocities that occurred starting in 1915. The second stamp commemorates America’s Near East Relief program,