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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.

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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

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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

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Mkhitaryan Named ‘Cup Hero’ in German Semi-Final

DORTMUND, German (Armenpress)—Armenian national and Borussia Dortmund midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been voted by fans as the best player of the German Cup semi-final match between Dortmund and Bayern Munich. The official website of the German Cup, the DFB-Pokal, conducted an online survey, in which Henrikh Mkhitaryan garnered first place. “You have decided. Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Fresno Commemorates Genocide Centennial

FRESNO, Calif.—The evils of the Armenian Genocide perpetrated by the Ottoman Turks are not confined to the period 1915–1923 but have remained firmly imprinted in the history of the current Republic of Turkey, as attorney Bruce Janigian, keynote speaker for Fresno’s Armenian Genocide Commemoration, explained to an audience of more than 1200 people at St.

A 180° Dunk On the Wrong Side of the Court

Two years ago, NBA superstar Kobe Bryant took a stand against the inhumane murder and rape of people in the Darfur region of Sudan. Through press releases and infomercials, Bryant strongly advocated for ending this genocide. His actions were commendable, and his efforts an example of how raising public awareness can shape the direction of an ongoing debate.

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.

Pasadena ANC Visits Local Armenian Businesses With State Assemblymember Portantino

Leaders of the Pasadena Armenian National Committee took California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino (D-44) on a tour of Armenian American businesses in the City of Pasadena on December 11, 2009 to help the Assemblymember better understand the challenges facing Armenian American business owners in this challenging economy and what actions, if any, the State can take to improve the economy.

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