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Syrian President Remembers Armenian Genocide

Syrian President Remembers Armenian Genocide

DAMASCUS—The Ottoman Turks committed heinous crimes against millions of Armenians, Syriacs, and other groups under their rule, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday, SANA reports. The President attended a ceremony organized by the Martyrs’ Sons and Daughters Schools Establishment in Damascus to honor the children of martyrs who followed in their fathers’ footsteps and

Armenian Genocide Centennial Monument Unveiled in Stepanakert

  STEPANAKERT—Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakian on Wednesday attended the unveiling and consecration of a monument dedicated to the Armenian Genocide Centennial in Artsakh’s capital Stepanakert.   The President thanked contributors to the initiative for the implementation of the project, especially noting the help of Artsakh, Forward, an NGO operating in Artsakh.   Primate of


Luxembourg Recognizes Armenian Genocide

  YEREVAN (Arka)—The Chamber of Deputies of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg adopted unanimously on Wednesday a resolution recognizing and condemning the Armenian Genocide. Luxemburg is the latest of a slew of states to recognize the Armenian Genocide on its centennial anniversary. Noting similar moves by the European Parliament and a “growing number” of countries

Camp Armen Demolition Halted As Activists Intervene

ISTANBUL—The demolition of a former camp for Armenian orphans has been halted due to public protests with activists preparing to spend the night at the site to prevent further attempts to demolish the building, Today’s Zaman reports. Around 10 a. m. on Wednesday, bulldozers entered Camp Armen — a former summer camp for Armenian orphans

CTG, ADAA Stage Genocide Playreadings

LOS ANGELES—Center Theatre Group (CTG), one of the largest theatre companies in the nation, in partnership with the Armenian Dramatic Artists Alliance (ADAA), presented “Staging the Unstageable: The Esthetics of Dramatizing Atrocity” – an evening of celebrity play-readings and a panel – at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City, on Tuesday, April 28, to

UCI student Kristine Jermakian speaks to the UC Irvine student government in support of a resolution calling for divestment from Turkey

UC Irvine Student Government Passes Resolution Calling for Divestment from Turkey

IRVINE, Calif.—On Tuesday, the student government at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), unanimously passed a resolution “to Divest from the Republic of Turkey to End the Perpetuation of the Armenian Genocide.” The resolution ultimately called for UC Irvine, the UC Irvine Foundation, and the University of California to divest $72.6 million dollars worth

Harut Sassounian

Museum Exhibits Armenian Artifacts a Century after Rescue by Russians

BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN On my way back from the Centennial events in Yerevan last week, I stopped in Saint Petersburg, Russia, to attend the inauguration of an unprecedented exhibit of Armenian artifacts rescued by Russian ethnographers from Western Armenia during the Genocide. Here is the incredible background story of that unique exhibit. In 1916, during

A billboard in Yerevan marks the centennial of the Armenian Genocide

Holocaust Memorial Museum Marks Armenian Genocide Centennial

WASHINGTON (RFE/RL)—The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has joined in worldwide commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide with an online exhibition and a special statement honoring its victims. “On the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum remembers the suffering of the Armenian people,” said the

President Vladimir Putin with President Serzh Sarkisian at Dzidzernagapert in Dec. 2013

Erdogan Snubs Putin’s Invite to Moscow Ceremony

MOSCOW—Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declined an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to attend ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory in World War II, in an apparent diplomatic reprisal against the Russian leader’s decision to recognize the Armenian Genocide last month, the Hürriyet Daily News reports. Russian diplomatic

Madam Speaker, Schedule a Vote on H.Res. 252

The 111th Congress will adjourn before the calendar year changes to 2011. The Honorable Nancy Pelosi will have the unique opportunity to end her term as Speaker of the House of Representatives with a strong moral stand.