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Armen Sarkissian Continues Meeting as he Mulls Presidential Candidacy
YEREVAN—Dr. Armen Sarkissian, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia’s candidate for president, had a busy day Wednesday visiting among other places Armenia’s Constitutional Court, Yerevan State University and Tumo Center for Creative Technologies in a bid to fulfill his pledge of meeting with a cross section of Armenia society prior to accepting the nomination. Sarkissian opted to explain his decision to not immediately accept the nomination by outlining his desire to meet wi...
2018-02-01 11:43:20
Armenian Reps. Attend Syrian Dialogue Summit in Sochi
Armenian members of the Syrian parliament were part of the delegation representing the Syrian side at talks initiated by Russia in the port city of Sochi. Syrian parliament member Nora Arisian and Jirair Reisian were joined by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Damascus Bishop Armash Nalbandian on Tuesday at the Syrian National Dialogue Congress. The lawmakers took to social media to update on the progress of the talks, which got off on a shaky start, because Syrian opposition forces decli...
2018-02-01 11:42:47
Macron, Paylan Invigorate French-Armenian Community During Gala
PARIS—The Coordinating Council of Armenians Organizations in France (CCAF) held its annual gala on Tuesday, which was attended by French President Emanual Macron and Garo Paylan, the outspoken Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), both of whom elevated the need to uphold human rights in Turkey and around the world. In his remarks, Macron pledged to add an Armenian Genocide commemoration day to the French calendar, which according...
2018-02-01 11:42:00
Mesrobian High School to Host ‘Path to Success’ Event Feb 1
PICO RIVERA, Calif. — Armenian Mesrobian School announced that it will host a presentation and discussion on its campus to educate the parents about the unique opportunities for success and the advantages offered at Armenian Mesrobian High School on Thursday, February 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Iknadossian Hall. Topics for the presentation include High School graduation requirements, preparing for higher education, choosing a college, and fulfilling admission requirements to different colle...
2018-01-31 14:29:58
Armenian Bar Association to Offer Clicic on Relief from Criminal Convictions
The Armenian Bar Association and the National Armenian Law Students Association have added another important dimension to their public outreach and pro bono platforms. This time, on February 3, 2018, volunteer lawyers and students will provide an opportunity for a segment of the Armenian community to pursue reducing and erasing their non-violent and non-serious criminal records. Entitled “New Beginnings: A Guide to Clearing Criminal Records,” the February 3rd free clinic is designed...
2018-01-31 14:29:13
Speaker Rendon Reappoints Aghakhanian to Prison Industry Board
SACRAMENTO — Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) has announced that he has reappointed Dr. Armond Aghakhanian to the California Prison Industry Board. “Since his appointment last year, Dr. Aghakhanian has been a very active and engaged member of California Prison Industry Board and I am pleased to reappoint him to a full term,” Rendon said. “Preventing recidivism and helping offenders learn productive skills is an important job and I am grateful to Dr. Aghakhani...
2018-01-31 14:28:40
Artsakh Four-Day War Heroes Visit Prelate
LA CRESCENTA—On Friday, January 26, Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian welcomed two heroes of the Artsakh four-day war of 2016, Narek Malkhasyan and Marat Petrossyan, bearers of Armenia’s “Combat Cross” highest order of honor and Artsakh’s “Medal for Courage.” The honored guests were in Los Angeles to participate in the celebration of the 26th anniversary of Armenia’s National Army Day on Sunday, January 28, under the auspices of the...
2018-01-31 14:27:59
Prelacy Hosts Richard Hovannisian Book Presentation
LA CRESCENTA, Calif.—On Thursday, January 25, the presentation of Prof. Richard Hovannisian’s “Armenian Communities of the Northeastern Mediterranean: Musa Dagh – Dört Yol – Kessab” book was held at the Western Prelacy “Dikran & Zarouhie Der Ghazarian” Hall under the auspices of Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian The event was organized by the Prelacy Cultural-Educational Committee. The Prelate was joined by clergy, Catholico...
2018-01-31 14:03:14
Armenian woman from Iraqi Kurdistan gets Armenian passport (PHOTO)
A resident of Dohuk, Iraq, Yerevan Aminyan obtained an Armenian citizenship, Armenian Embassy in Baghdad wrote on Facebook. “We wish good luck and peace to the new citizen of Armenia,” said the embassy on Facebook.
2018-01-30 17:26:58
Armenia police clarifies why Italian officers tried to arrest Armenian MP in Rome
YEREVAN. – Armenian police clarified on Tuesday an incident involving Nikol Pashinyan, head of opposition Yelq faction in the Armenian parliament. Earlier Armenian MP Nikol Pashinyan wrote on Facebook that the Italian police besieged his hotel room in Rome to arrest him. In a statement published later on Tuesday, Armenia police said their Italian colleagues were guided by an Interpol application dating back to 2008. “On July 1, 2009, after Nikol Pashinyan's visit to the law enforc...
2018-01-30 17:26:06
EU: Armenia nuclear plant should be shut down as soon as possible
YEREVAN. – The Armenian Nuclear Power Plant should be shut down as soon as possible. Dirk Lorenz, Deputy Head of Division for the Eastern Partnership countries at the European External Action Service, told the aforementioned to reporters at the fifth EU-Armenia subcommittee meeting on energy, transport, environment, climate action and civil protection, which has kicked off Tuesday in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan. He said they believed that Armenia’s nuclear plant should ...
2018-01-30 17:25:22
Supporters Gather to Promote Tarkanian’s Bid for U.S. Senate
LOS ANGELES—The California Club played host on Wednesday to 150 guests who had turned out to support Danny Tarkanian in his bid for the US Senate from Nevada in the 2018 mid-term elections. Approximately $200,000 was raised prior to the event, which was attended by community leaders and state and local officials. “I am heartfelt for your support, generosity and taking part in my campaign. I look forward to representing the great state of Nevada, our wonderful country and being your ...
2018-01-30 14:05:34
Teghood Tailings Travesty; Glendale Gas Grift; More Mining Mania
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Surprise, surprise, surprise… not! I was shocked, shocked, to learn from a very brief news item a few days ago of a breach in the Teghood (Teghout/Teghut) copper and molybdenum mine’s tailings* pond resulting in the toxic liquids retained therein flowing into the Teghood River, thence to the Shnogh, and on to the Tepet /Debed rivers. I’m still hoping this is not true since it has not been widely reported as of this writing, but my guts tell me it is all to...
2018-01-30 14:04:42
ANCA San Gabriel Valley Hosts Community Gathering with Wide Political Support
MONTEBELLO, Calif.—On Thursday, January 11, the Armenian National Committee of America – San Gabriel Valley Chapter hosted its annual Armenian Christmas Dinner at the Montebello Armenian Center. More than 100 hundred community leaders and 40 elected officials including state senate and assembly representatives, mayors, and council members of 12 cities within the San Gabriel Valley took part in the celebration that has become a cherished tradition throughout the years. Speakers incl...
2018-01-30 14:04:00
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