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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

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

His Holines Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians

Karekin II Calls Sis Catholicosate Lawsuit a ‘Positive’ Step

BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN WASHINGTON—His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, said Wednesday that the lawsuit filed last week in Turkey’s Constitutional Court by the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia to regain ownership of the historic headquarters of the Armenian Church is Sis (currently Kozan), in south-central Turkey, a “positive” step. “We believe

ARF Youth Mindful, Active and Determined, Says Santikian at ARF Day Celebration

The Armenian Revolutionary Federation marked its 119th anniversary during a celebration event organized by the Central Committee of the ARF-Western USA. More than 1,500 community members flocked to the Glendale High School auditorium to witness a resurgence of the ARF’s commitment to fight for justice and the rights of the Armenian nation. Speaking at the event on behalf of the youth, Arek Santikian, the chairman of the Armenian Youth Federation, reassured the community of the youth’s willingness and determination to carry out its traditional duty to be the vital force of change in society; to hold true to the core values of the ARF, and to struggle for the Armenian nation. Below are his remarks.

Armenia’s Tycoons Cut Donations to Armenia Fund Charity

Armenia’s leading oligarchs have all but stopped funding a pan-Armenian charity that has been implementing large-scale infrastructure projects in Nagorno-Karabakh, it emerged on Wednesday.

Dangerous Definition

What I have in mind has been with me for quite some time now. It seeps into conversations. It’s convenient. No harm is meant by anyone using it. In its form, it’s common to most countries/nations. Unfortunately, in our case, it is a mindset fraught with peril to our future. If it becomes pervasive, the next time something like the “protocols” of last summer comes along, our reaction might be far more muted, simply because they won’t seem to intrude on a fundamental issue— restoration of our territories to their rightful owners, US.

Rev. Markarian’s ‘The Thirsty Enemy': A Story of War, Faith and Passion

A rocket propelled grenade slams into the terrace outside of the bedroom window of the apartment he and his wife share in West Beirut, Lebanon. It makes a much louder sound than the routine gunfire to which they’ve become accustomed. A half-dozen members of a Communist militia group, all brandishing AK 47s, pound on the door in the middle of the night. This scene is repeated over and over throughout a seven-year period, with armed militia representing the Mourabitoun, Saiqua, Druze, Fatah, Kurds, PPS (Partie Populaire Syrienne) and Syrian army. One night, a group storms in with fixed bayonets, their leader ripping the phone line out of the wall and threatening their lives.

Another World is Possible: An Interview with Khatchik DerGhougassian

In an exclusive interview with Haytoug, Khatchik DerGhougassian, a professor of International Relations at the Universidad de San Andrés in Argentina, discusses the social, economic and political challenges plauging the 21st century and, with a focus on Armenia, outlines the potential for progressive movements to change the status quo, both locally and globally.