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Shant Sahakian Appointed Glendale Arts & Culture Commission Chairman
GLENDALE—Glendale School Board Member Shant Sahakian was appointed as the new Chairman of the City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commission with the vote of his colleagues at the first Commission meeting of 2018. “I am grateful to have been entrusted as the Chairman of the Glendale Arts & Culture Commission,” stated Shant Sahakian. “I am looking forward to our Commission’s exciting year ahead and continuing our important work of supporting, promoting, and adva...
2018-01-23 11:23:17
Mansurian Wins Grand Prize for His ‘Requiem’
LUXEMBOURG—Armenian composer Tigran Manusrian won the Grand Prize of the International Classical Music Competition in Luxembourg for his “Requiem,” which is dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Gencode. Mansurian is also nominated for two Grammy Awards for the same composition, which he deemed an important achievement. He also expressed his gratitude to the International Classical Music competition organizers for bestowing the honor. Mansurian and his fellow Armenian Gram...
2018-01-23 11:22:30
It’s Official: Henrikh Mkhitaryan Agrees to Move to Arsenal
LONDON—After months of speculation about the fate of Armenian National Soccer team captain and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as well as a week of reports in the British media about a possible swap with another team in the league, on Saturday it became official, when Mkhitaryan agreed to move to Arsenal, according to a report on BBC. Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. The swap means th...
2018-01-22 16:57:24
Turkey in Syria… and More
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN With the battles to eradicate the irremediable vermin known as Daesh/ISIS winding down in Iraq and Syria, other conflicts, subsumed and overshadowed by that effort are now coming to the fore. Here, I’ll try to summarize what’s going on with the Kurds in Syria, largely by way of the huge role of outside powers in this situation. The sources of this information are non-U.S., hence they might be biased in a direction that is not every-day, customary, for most reader...
2018-01-20 15:27:11
Armenian Opposition Supporters Rally Against Price Hikes
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The opposition Yelk alliance rallied hundreds of supporters in Yerevan on Friday to protest against recent increases in the prices of fuel and some foodstuffs which it blames on government policies. The price rises were caused, in part, by new tax legislation mandating higher excise duties on fuel, tobacco and alcohol. The cost of gasoline, diesel fuel and liquefied natural gas used by most vehicles in Armenia rose by over 10 percent immediately after it went into force o...
2018-01-20 15:25:45
11th Anniversary of Dink Assassination Commemorated in Istanbul
Paylan Calls on Parliament to Investigate Dink Murder ISTANBUL—Large crowds flocked to the former address of Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos in Istanbul on Friday to commemorate the late journalist Hrant Dink on the 11th anniversary of his assassination, reported the Hurriyet Daily Newspaper. Dink was shot dead with three bullets on Jan. 19, 2007, at around 3 p.m. in front Agos’ then-headquarters. On Thursday, Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament repres...
2018-01-20 15:25:10
Stepanakert Welcomes Pallone Bill on U.S.-Artsakh Ties
STEPANAKERT—The Republic of Artsakh welcomed a resolution proposed by Congressman Frank Pallone, which urges the Congress to break down artificial barriers to unrestricted travel and open communication between the United States and Artsakh. “We welcome the resolution proposed by Congressman Frank Pallone titled ‘U.S. – Artsakh Travel and Communication’ aimed at establishing contacts between Artsakh and the United States and breaking down artificial barriers to visi...
2018-01-20 15:24:28
Republican Party of Armenia Nominates U.K. Envoy Armen Sarkissian for President
YEREVAN—The ruling Republican Party of Armenia on Thursday nominated Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Great Britain and former prime minister Dr. Armen Sarkissian as its candidate for president of Armenia, the election for which will be held on March 2 by the National Assembly. The announcement by the party ended a week-long speculation by the press in Armenia and chatter that dominated social media. Under Armenia’s new constitution, the president is elected by ...
2018-01-20 15:23:51
Yerevan, Baku Agree to Expand OSCE Chairman-in-Office’s Mission
KRAKOW, Poland—The foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, during fresh talks on the Karabakh conflict resolution process on Thursday agreed, in principle, to implement a decision on the on the expansion of capabilities of the office of the Personal representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Andrzej Kasprzyk. The meeting between Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov took place in the Polish city of Krakow. Joining Kasprzyk, were the OSCE Minks Group Co-chairs, Igor Popov of Rus...
2018-01-19 14:20:43
Armenia Signs European Convention on Violence Against Women
YEREVAN—After the Armenian National Assembly passed a law against domestic violence last month, Armenia, on Thursday, signed the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, commonly referred to as the Istanbul Convention, for the city in which it was approved. Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Gabriella Battaini-Dragoni and Ambassador Paruyr Hovhannisyan, Permanent Representative of Armenia to the Council of Europ...
2018-01-19 14:19:54
HRW Finds Armenia has ‘Uneven Record on Human Rights’
BERLIN—The Armenian government made important steps to improve access to palliative care for people with life-threatening illnesses in 2017 and parliament passed a law on violence in the family, but serious gaps in human rights protection persist, Human Rights Watch said Thursday in its World Report 2018. The authorities failed to bring to justice officials responsible for excessive use of force against protesters and journalists in Yerevan during July 2016 protests. Domestic violence is ...
2018-01-19 14:19:12
ANCA-Pasadena Chapter Hosts Annual Holiday Reception
PASADENA—The Pasadena chapter of the Armenian National Committee of America, started off the year with its traditional annual Holiday Reception on Thursday, January 11, with a capacity crowd at the Pasadena Armenian Center. In attendance were city and state officials, supporters, friends, and prominent members of the Armenian American community. The reception’s event coordinator, Garin Kevoian, delivered the welcoming remarks before introducing the evening’s Mistress of Ceremo...
2018-01-19 14:18:18
To Mark MLK Jr. Day, Chamlian Students Speak to Civil Rights Activist
GLENDALE—The Chamlian Armenian school’s eighth- grade class on January 12 hosted a Skype session with Armenian activist, Bethel Charkoudian, who participated in a Civil Rights Movement march led by Martin Luther King Jr. in 1965. Charkoudian shared her personal story on her role with the Armenian Genocide and her experiences during the Civil Rights Movement. The 8th grade students had the opportunity to ask questions about what inspired her to participate in the movement and what em...
2018-01-19 14:17:33
Obituary: Alice Aghavni (Hamparian) Kasbarian
Alice Aghavni (Hamparian) KasbarianDec. 20, 1927 – Jan. 17, 2018 Alice Aghavni (Hamparian) Kasbarian, 90, of Teaneck, NJ died January 17, 2018 surrounded by family. Born in New York City in 1927 to Armenian Genocide survivors from Sepastia, Western Armenia, Alice was a long-time figure in the Teaneck, NJ public school system. For more than 30 years, she served as a remedial teacher of English and math and as a member of the Teaneck High School administration. Alice also served as a Kinde...
2018-01-19 14:16:41
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