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Greek and Armenian Americans Press U.S. Senators to Block F-35 Sale to Turkey
Joint Campaign Warns against Dangers of Arming Anti-American Erdogan Regime WASHINGTON–The Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) have launched a national advocacy campaign encouraging U.S. Senators to block a planned sale of U.S. F-35 stealth fighters to Turkey’s increasingly erratic and anti-American Erdogan regime. This joint Hellenic-Armenian American initiative – the most recent in a series of ANCA-HALC advocacy ...
2018-02-10 14:52:15
‘We Are Gyumri’ Campaign Raises Over $50,000 for Scholarship Fund and Vital Prog...
GLENDALE—The Armenian Cultural Foundation’s “We Are Gyumri” Campaign hosted a wine tasting event on February 1 at Phoenicia Restaurant to provide updates to the community about the work of the campaign. More than 130 supporters were in attendance. The event, combined with donations in memory of longtime volunteer and benefactor Mina Shirvanian, raised more than $50,000 for the campaign’s scholarship fund and future projects. The scholarship, which provides financia...
2018-02-10 14:51:43
FIFA World Cup Trophy is Presented to President in Yerevan
YEREVAN—Soccer fans in Armenia had the unique opportunity to see and welcome the touring FIFA World Cup Trophy, which arrived in Armenia on Tuesday as part of its world tour. FIFA has been organizing the international tour of the World Cup Trophy with its corporate partner, Coca Cola, every four years since 2006. Armenia is among the 50 countries that the trophy will tour in, among them 23 countries that have not seen if before. Since only World Cup winners and heads of states have the r...
2018-02-09 14:27:58
Pilavjian Preschool Faculty Participates in Early Childhood STEM Conference
NORTH HILLS, Calif.—The faculty and staff of the Holy Martyrs ARS Ashkhen Pilavjian Preschool participated in a two-day Early Childhood STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) conference at the Anaheim Convention Center on February 2 and 3. The theme of this year’s conference was “Imagine, Question, Innovate.” The training consisted of touring four museums: the Children’s Museum at La Habra, Pretend City Children’s Museum, Discovery Cube Orange County, ...
2018-02-09 14:27:08
Karekin II Issues Encyclical on 100th Anniversary of Armenian Independence
ETCHMIADZIN, Armenia—His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians, on Thursday, following a celebration of St. Vartanants, issued an encyclical on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Armenian Independence and the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia. In the encyclical, the pontiff said, “the 100th anniversary [of independence] is an invitation to remain dedicated to our national awakening, to keep our homeland strong and to be consolidated in the homeland.&rdq...
2018-02-09 14:25:47
AYF to host Western Armenia Film Screening and Discussion
GLENDALE—On Sunday, February 1, the United Human Rights Council of the Armenian Youth Federation – Western United States will host a screening of “Vanishing Traces of Historic Armenia,” Ani Hovannisian-Kevorkian’s documentary about Western Armenia and a panel discussion. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Occidental College Choi Auditorium, located in Eagle Rock, California. “I want everyone, especially youth and students of all ages still expanding their ...
2018-02-09 14:25:07
Istanbul Governor Rejects Patriarchate Locum-Tenens in Favor of Ateshian
ISTANBUL—The Istanbul Governor, after months of delays, finally announced its official rejection of Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, who was elected the Patriarchal Locum Tenens during a March 2017 religious council meeting, further exacerbating the process of electing a patriarch, which has been marred by interference by Archbishop Aram Ateshian, who refused to step down as the Vicar-General following the Locum Tenens elections. The letter from the Istanbul Governor’s office also asser...
2018-02-07 13:13:54
Western Armenian Language Get Its Own ISO Code
LISBON—The Armenian Communities department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation enthusiastically welcomed a decision of SIL International to issue Western Armenian its own ISO code: HYW. This decision has a direct bearing on the revitalization of Western Armenian. It allows this branch of the language to be uniquely identified in information systems and databases, enabling software engineers to develop electronic tools specific to Western Armenian. For example, the creation of Wikipedia...
2018-02-07 13:13:19
Top Swiss Lawmaker Defends Artsakh’s Right to Self-Determination
YEREVAN—The leader of the Swiss parliament, Dominique de Buman, who is visiting Armenia, on Tuesday said that the people of Artsakh have the right to choose their own destiny “like all other peoples of the world.” Speaking at a press conference with his Armenian counterpart Ara Babloyan, the speaker of Armenia’s National Assembly, de Buman also pointed out that Armenia declared independence at a time of a major ethnic conflict when issues of territorial integrity and peo...
2018-02-07 13:12:39
Artsakh Ombudsman Appoints Beglaryan and DerGrigorian to New Posts
SHUSHI, Artsakh (Armenian Weekly)— Artsakh Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) Ruben Melikyan has appointed Artak Beglaryan as the Head of Department and Babken DerGrigorian as an Adviser. “It is a great honor and pleasure,” Beglaryan said, “since I get to serve the people of Artsakh and defend their rights.” Beglaryan, who is a specialist in politics and public administration, previously worked as the Assistant then as the Press Secretary to the Artsakh Prime. Most ...
2018-02-06 13:06:45
Funeral Notice: Rakel Kortian Santikian
Rakel Kortian SantikianBorn on June 10, 1924, Kessab It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, and sister, Rakel Kortian Santikian, on Thursday, February 1, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018, 11 a.m., at Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church, 2226 Ventura Ave., Fresno, CA, followed by the interment at Ararat Armenian Cemetery, 1925 W. Belmont Ave., Fresno, CA. She is survived by her:Son, Kevork and Liza Santikian...
2018-02-06 13:06:02
Expert: Armenia world No.1 in number of vehicles operating on compressed natural...
YEREVAN. – Armenia is in first place in the world in the number of vehicles operating on compressed natural gas (CNG). Mkrtich Tigranyan, director of a company that specializes in testing, installation and certification of CNG cylinders, stated the aforesaid at a press conference on Monday. As per the expert, there are about 300 thousand vehicles in Armenia that operate on CNG. “With this indicator, Armenia is in first place in the world,” Tigranyan added. “Therefore p...
2018-02-05 15:33:58
Average life expectancy is up in Armenia
YEREVAN. – According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, the country’s population was 2,972,900 as of January 1, 2018, which is 13,200 people less than January 1 of the previous year. As of January 1 of the current year, 1,560,800 women and 1,412,100 men live in Armenia; that is, women in the country are about 11 percent more than men. The average life expectancy in Armenia is up to 75 years; this is 78.3 years for women, whereas 71.6 years for men. Child mortality rat...
2018-02-05 12:48:55
Manas Boujikian Donates ARF Founders Gold Coins to Asbarez
GLENDALE—Community leader, benefactor and ardent Asbarez supporter Manas Boujikian presented commemorative solid gold coins, especially minted for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and bearing the likeness of ARF founders, Kristapor, Rosdom and Zavarian, to Asbarez editors Apo Boghogian and Ara Khachatourian at an intimate dinner at Phoenicia Restaurant. Joining Boujikian for the presentation were his fellow members of the ARF Torrance Aram Manukian Gomideh an...
2018-02-03 12:23:14
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