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‘We Are Gyumri’ Campaign Raises Over $50,000 for Scholarship Fund and Vital Programs
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 benefa...
2018-02-10 14:51:43
Presidential Candidate Sarkissian Meets with Artsakh President
STEPANAKERT—Armenia’s presidential candidate from the Republican Party of Armenia Dr. Armen Sarkissian on Friday met with Artsakh President Bako Sahakian. The two had a one-on-one meeting and were late joined by Primate of the Artsakh Diocese Archbishop Pargev Martirossyan, National Assembly chairman Ashot Ghoulyan, state minister Aray...
2018-02-10 14:51:10
Corruption: A Handy-Dandy How-To
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN Since corruption seems to be all the rage and totally accepted in our homeland, and since many in the west are unaccustomed to the sky-high levels and endless diversity in which this practice manifests itself, I thought I’d do some research and present my findings to Diasporan readers so no Armenian is left out. Some cont...
2018-02-10 14:50:38
Portantino to Host ‘Status of Women in Armenia’
GLENDALE—Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D— La Cañada Flintridge) will host an update on the “Status of Women in Armenia” on Sunday, February 11. The event will be held at the Brand Library in Glendale from 2 to 4 p.m.. The speakers will be Maro Matosian and Lola Abrahamian. Matosian is the executive director of the W...
2018-02-10 14:49:59
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 coun...
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 tra...
2018-02-09 14:27:08
Nalbandian, Minsk Group Co-Chairs Discuss Karabakh Progress
YEREVAN—The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on Thursday met with Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and updated him on their talks in Baku a day earlier and discussed next steps in the ongoing peace talks for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict. On the same day, Azerbaijani forces violated the ceasefire agreement, as a ...
2018-02-09 14:26:30
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...
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...
2018-02-09 14:25:07
GenEd Hosts Full-Day Workshop for Glendale Teachers
GLENDALE—The Genocide Education Project hosted a full-day workshop for Glendale Unified School District teachers. Led by GenEd’s Sara Cohan, the workshop also included an engaging family history presentation by distinguished historian and GenEd Advisory Board member, Dr. Richard Hovannisian. Approximately 45 teachers attended, includin...
2018-02-09 14:24:24
Dole Institute Award Recipients Examine Legacy Of Armenian Genocide
LAWRENCE, Kan. (University of Kansas)—The Robert and Elizabeth Dole Archive and Special Collections at the Dole Institute of Politics has announced the recipients of two grants related to the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1917. The institute has awarded an archival fellowship to author Michael Bobelian and a travel grant to Professor Julien Zari...
2018-02-08 11:27:15
House Members Representing 22 Million Americans Ask Treasury to Negotiate Tax Treaty
Secretary Mnuchin Commits to Pursue Accord during Congressional Hearing WASHINGTON—Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin received a Congressional clarion call to action from Armenian Caucus Co-Chair David Valadao (R-CA), senior Foreign Affairs Committee member Brad Sherman (D-CA), and 29 of their House colleagues to renegotiate the existing, out...
2018-02-08 11:26:41
Communities Across U.S. Mobilize to Screen ‘Intent to Destroy’ in Theaters
LOS ANGELES — Joe Berlinger’s documentary Intent to Destroy, a film-within-a film that centers on the Armenian Genocide was a critical favorite at last year’s Tribeca and Hot Docs film festivals. The film also won best documentary at the Arpa International Film Festival held last November. Intent to Destroy was shown theatrically ...
2018-02-08 11:26:03
AYF Slams New Turkish Consul General on Turkey’s Abysmal Rights Record
LOS ANGELES—Members of the Armenian Youth Federation Western US had an early morning Wednesday when some of them attended a 7:30 a.m. breakfast hosted by the West LA Chamber of Commerce to welcome the new Turkish Consul General to Los Angeles, Can Oguz who was being given a stage to meet with members of the West LA business community. AYF me...
2018-02-08 11:24:28
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...
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 informatio...
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 As...
2018-02-07 13:12:39
EU Plans New Aid Package For Armenian Regions
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The European Parliament is planning to allocate around 40 million euros ($50 million) for development projects that will be launched in three regions in northern Armenia this year, according to a senior EU diplomat. “We are discussing with the Armenian government our action plan for 2018 and will most probably focus on...
2018-02-07 13:08:33
Trump Nominates Patrick Hovakimian to Serve in Justice Department
President Tump appoints Patrick Hovakimian to serve in Justice Department WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has nominated Patrick Hovakimian to serve as a Member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the Justice Department, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring September 30, 2020. As the release issued by the White House ...
2018-02-07 13:07:56
Funeral Notice: Rina Adjoian – Der Alexanian
Rina Adjoian – Der Alexanian(Born on June 23, 1954, Latakia Syria) It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and sister Rina Adjoian-Der Alexanian who passed away on Friday, February 2, 2018. Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 9th 2018, at 11 a.m. at Forty Martyrs Armenian ...
2018-02-07 13:07:05
ARF Calls for Faster Poverty Reduction In Armenia
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun), President Serzh Sarkisian’s junior coalition partner, has said that it remains dissatisfied with the socioeconomic situation in Armenia despite “unprecedented” GDP growth achieved last year. The pan-Armenian party’s worldwide Bureau and decision-...
2018-02-06 13:08:01
Aliyev Calls Snap Presidential Election for April
BAKU—Azerbaijani president, Ilham Aliyev called snap presidential elections for April 11, six months ahead of a scheduled vote in October. The surprise move angered opposition forces in Azerbaijan. Accodring to Bloomberg, Aliyev, who’s been in office since 2003, offered no explanation in a decree announcing the decision on Monday. The ...
2018-02-06 13:07:23
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,...
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., Fresn...
2018-02-06 13:06:02
Popular Comedy Play ‘Where Is Your Groom?’ Part II to be Staged in DC
For many Armenian parents, it’s a dream come true when their child finds an Armenian spouse. But as soon as the wedding planning commences, that’s when the problems – and the comedy – begin. The sequel to the original hit play, “Where Is Your Groom? (Pesad Oor Eh)” Part II will perform for the Washington D.C. Ar...
2018-02-06 13:05:17
Burbank Youth Center, AYF Juniors Spread Christmas Cheer Locally and Abroad
BURBANK, Calif.—In its fifth year of charitable holiday season activities, the AYF Juniors Burbank Juniors “Gaidzag” Chapter members, families and supporters, with the participation of the Beshir Mardirossian Burbank Youth Center, donated more than one hundred gifts to children in the villages of Tatev, Tandzatap and Svaranc. Each...
2018-02-06 13:03:54
Expert: Armenia world No.1 in number of vehicles operating on compressed natural gas
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 ve...
2018-02-05 15:33:58
Unknown man tries to break into Iran’s presidential administration building
A man was shot after trying to break into the Iranian presidential administration building in Tehran, Mehr reported. “We are trying to identify the man and learn about the reason for his attempt,” said Mohsen Nasaj Hamedani, Tehran province Deputy Governor-General for Security and Police Affairs. According to the source, an unknown pe...
2018-02-05 15:33:12
Russian women mugged in Gyumri, they were under the influence of alcohol
Armenia capital city Yerevan resident Natalya V., 47, called the police on Sunday at around 4am, and informed that her hand was twisted, her purse was stolen, and then the muggers had fled in Gyumri. According to shamshyan.com, the woman also informed that she, together with her girlfriend—Russian citizen Tatyana Y., 49, who lives in Gyumri&...
2018-02-05 15:31:51
Tillerson in Argentina, discusses Hezbollah presence in Western Hemisphere
Within the framework of his visit to Argentina, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson discussed with Argentine authorities the joint fight against international criminal organizations, and the Lebanese Hezbollah political party representatives’ presence in the countries of the Western Hemisphere, reported TASS news agency of Russia. At a joint...
2018-02-05 12:49:36
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 mo...
2018-02-05 12:48:55
OSCE to conduct monitoring on Karabakh-Azerbaijan line of contact
STEPANAKERT. – In accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR), the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mission on Tuesday will conduct a planned monitoring of the ceasefire on the Line of Contact between the armed forces of Artsakh and Azerbaij...
2018-02-05 12:48:13
Belarus analyst: Polonez rocket system deal with Azerbaijan did not take place because Armenia was against it
Belarusian military analyst Alexander Alesin has told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper of Russia that his country’s Polonez multiple launch rocket system purchase deal with Azerbaijan was not brought to fruition due to Armenia. “We [Belarus] wanted to sell Polonezes to Azerbaijan,” Alesin explained. “But our CSTO partner Arme...
2018-02-05 12:47:34
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...
2018-02-03 12:23:14
ANCA Hollywood Reps Hold Productive Meeting with Councilmember O’Farrell
LOS ANGELES—A delegation of the Armenian National Committee of America Hollywood chapter on Thursday held a productive meeting with Los Angeles City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell of the 13th district in his offices in Echo Park. Joining Councimember O’Farrell at the meeting were his deputy legislative director, Star Parsamyan and...
2018-02-03 12:22:33
Don’t Regret, Do
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN How does one avoid regret? If the person is a psychopath, it’s easy, regret may not even arise no matter how vile the behavior. But for most human beings, the path to no regrets is paved with the gleaming white marble stones of doing the right thing. Other than the natural human aversion to admitting errors, it’s f...
2018-02-03 12:20:56
Plane Carrying Syrian Lawmakers Comes Under Missile Attack
DAMASCUS, Syria—A plane carrying members of a Syrian delegation who attended talks in Sochi, Russia earlier this week, came under a missile attack while attempting to land at the Damascus International Airport on Friday. On board the plane were Armenian members of the Syrian parliament who took part in the Sochi talks. Jirair Reisian, a memb...
2018-02-03 12:20:15
Armenia Premier: We expect 28-30% growth in IT sector in 2017
YEREVAN. – Digital transformation is an opportunity to have a country with efficient governance and economy. The Prime Minister of Armenia, Karen Karapetyan, on Friday stated the aforementioned at the international conference, entitled “Digital Agenda in the Age of Globalization,” and which was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Presen...
2018-02-02 14:56:08
Yerevan: 31-year-old man dies after falling from residential building
YEREVAN. – A 31-year-old man jumped to death from the ninth floor of a residential building in Yerevan on Thursday, police press service reported. The police received a call saying a man committed a suicide by jumping from the ninth floor of a building in Armenia's capital city of Yerevan. An investigation is underway.
2018-02-02 14:55:23
Yerevan to have electrobuses?
YEREVAN. – Electrobuses may appear on the streets of Yerevan. Vahe Nikoyan, head of the working group on the implementation of public transit improvements in the capital city of Armenia, informed about the abovementioned at a press conference on Friday. In his words, the matter of acquiring electrobuses is discussed within the framework of ...
2018-02-02 14:54:49
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