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Portantino Urges Colleagues to Oppose Azerbaijan Lobbying Efforts
SACRAMENTO—Senator r Anthony J. Portantino on Wednesday sent out a letter to his Senate and Assembly colleagues in the Capitol urging them to resist increased lobby efforts put forth by the Government of Azerbaijan. Portantino became alarmed by the increasing presence of the Azeri Government in Sacramento and in Los Angeles. Recently the Cal...
2018-01-26 11:37:20
Sarkisian Blasts Baku on Distorting Facts Surrounding Khojaly Events
During a questions and answer session following his remarks at the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on Wednesday, President Serzh Sarkisian blasted a member of the Azerbaijani delegation for distorting the truth surrounding events in Khojaly at the height of the Karabakh war in the 1990’s. For decades, Azerbaijan has mounted a cam...
2018-01-26 11:36:26
Valadao and Sherman Lead Call to Stop Double Taxation of U.S.-Armenia Profits
Bipartisan Letter Requests that Secretary Mnuchin Negotiate Double Tax Treaty with Armenia WASHINGTON—Representatives David Valadao (R-CA) and Brad Sherman (D-CA) are collecting signatures on a bipartisan letter urging their Congressional colleagues to request that Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin renegotiate the existing, outdated D...
2018-01-26 11:35:42
Karabakh Conflict Resolution, End to Turkey Protocols Focus of Sarkisian’s PACE Speech
Addressing the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe on Wednesday, President Serzh Sarkisian called for a resolution to the Karabakh conflict and reiterated his promise to withdraw from the dangerous Turkey-Armenia protocols. “The time is ripe for the resolution for the Karaabkh conflict,” said Sarkisian who...
2018-01-26 11:34:44
OSCE Chairman-in-Office Rep. Meet with Artsakh Leaders
The permanent representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Ambassador Andrzej Kasprzyk, was in Stepanakert on Wednesday and met with Artsakh president Bako Sahakian and foreign minister, Masis Mayilian. This meeting comes a week after the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan, meeting in Krakow, Poland, decided to expand Kasprzyk’s r...
2018-01-26 11:33:58
Sarkisian, Macron Discuss Karabakh Peace, EU Relations
PARIS—President Serzh Sarkisian, who is on an official visit to France, met with President Emanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace on Tuesday. The two leaders discussed the ongoing negotiations for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict as well as Armenia’s relations with the European Union. Following the meeting, the two leaders held a p...
2018-01-24 11:36:18
Artsakh President Prioritizes Strengthening of National Army
STEPANAKERT—At a meeting with the National Military Council on Tuesday, Artsakh President Bako Sahakian prioritized the strengthening of the national Armed Forces in the coming year. The meeting was an opportunity for the military council to assess the activities of the past year and to present an action plan for the current year. In his sp...
2018-01-24 11:35:35
Women’s Group Puts Forth Paylan’s Name for Nobel Peace Prize
ISTANBUL—A non-governmental organization fighting for the rights of women of Hamshen has put forth the name of Garo Paylan for consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ermenihaber.am, a Turkish Armenian news site reported. Saida Ohanyan, president of the International Association of “Hamshanuhi,” the organization that advocates f...
2018-01-24 11:34:55
World Renowned Composers to be Featured in Lark’s Dilijan Concert
How do we face the inescapable reality of awaiting death? The four composers highlighted in this program, each confront this haunting question through music; each, in his own way, coming face to face with this most ungraspable fact of life: that it must end. These immense works of composers Vahram Sargsyan, Artashes Kartalyan, Modest Petrovich Mus...
2018-01-24 11:34:10
Human Rights Watch Reports on Violations In Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey
BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Human Rights Watch, a respectable and prominent non-governmental organization, issued last week its annual report that documented human rights violations during 2017 in more than 90 countries, including Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. ArmeniaBelow is the summary of what Human Rights Watch reported on violations in Armenia duri...
2018-01-24 11:33:14
Mkhitaryan to Donate Man United Jersey to Children Fighting Cancer in Armenia
His Arsenal Number is 7International soccer star Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal on Monday, said he wants to donate his Manchester United jersey to charity in Armenia that deals with children with cancer. “To thank the #mufc fans and on behalf of all those who contributed to the ‘Micki’ docum...
2018-01-24 11:32:23
41 Join ARF Ranks in Western US
ENCINO—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US welcomed 41 new members to its ranks during an officiating ceremony Saturday at the Ferrahian Armenian School’s “Dickranian Hall,” where 35 novices, having completed a 10-week educational program, took their oath to join the 128-year-old party. Joining the 35 will be f...
2018-01-23 11:26:33
Arsenal Welcomes ‘Wold Class Player’ Mkhitaryan
LONDON—By signing a contract, Armenian captain and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his transfer from Manchester United to Arsenal official on Monday, with Arsenal Manage Arsene Wenger calling him a “a world class player.” After months of speculation, Mkhitaryan’s agreed on Saturday to join Arsenal in a player swap that s...
2018-01-23 11:25:52
Azerbaijani Drone Fires ‘In-Glass Grenade’ at Artsakh Positions
STEPANAKERT—An Azerbaijani drone fired on Artsakh positions in the northeaster direction of the border with Azerbaijan at around 2:50 p.m. local time on Saturday. No casualties were reported. The Artsakh defense ministry explained that instead of using the usual mortal shell, Azerbaijani forces used a primitive—more deadly—method...
2018-01-23 11:25:11
Fuel Prices In Armenia Rise Further
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The prices of gasoline and diesel fuel in Armenia have risen further despite President Serzh Sarkisian’s calls for possible “drastic measures” against a handful of companies importing fuel. One liter of gasoline cost at least 440 drams (90 U.S. cents) at filling stations across Yerevan on Monday, up by 10 d...
2018-01-23 11:24:15
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 Sa...
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 als...
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 repor...
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...
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 c...
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 ...
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. – Arts...
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-l...
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 Edw...
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 Genera...
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 j...
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 communi...
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...
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 3...
2018-01-19 14:16:41
Iran to Register Armenian Cathedral in Isfahan as UNESCO World Heritage Site
TEHRAN—After registering three churches as United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage sites in Iran, the government is looking to register the Holy Savior Cathedral, commonly referred to as Vank Cathedral, in the New Julfa district of Isfahan, reported the Iran Front Page news site. Deputy Head o...
2018-01-18 12:52:12
Yezidis Welcome Armenia’s Recognition of 2014 Genocide
YEREVAN—A prominent Yezidi human rights activist and a Yezidi advocacy group have welcomed the recognition of the Yezidi Genocide by the Armenian parliament, describing it as “a historic fact.” The Armenian Parliament on Tuesday unanimously adopted a statement, recognizing and condemning the Yezidi Genocide on terrorist-controlle...
2018-01-18 12:51:31
L.A. Community Honors Grammy Nominees Mansurian and Orbelian
STUDIO CITY, Calif.—At a celebration luncheon held on January 13 in Los Angeles, the Armenian community honored two Armenian musicians, Tigran Mansurian and Constantine Orbelian, on the occasion of their nomination for the prestigious Grammy Awards. The luncheon, which took place at Bistro Garden in Studio City, was attended by a cross secti...
2018-01-18 12:50:48
Funeral Notice: Arevi Manoukian
AREVI MANOUKIANBorn on June 26, 1933 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother Arevi Manoukian on Friday, January 12, 2018. Her love and devotion will be an example for us for the rest of our days. We take solace that her last recollections were of spending time with those she loved during recent holidays. May she ...
2018-01-18 12:49:57
The Distorted Image of Politics in Armenia
BY RAZMIG SHIRNIAN When people walk or drive on roads with potholes, do not enjoy public or private toilets, electricity, and running cold or hot water in their houses, or do not have a government that provides basic services, such as health care, paved roads, education, and law and order, then it is less likely for citizens to show faith in gover...
2018-01-18 12:49:15
Pallone Calls for Unrestricted Travel and Communication Between U.S. and Artsakh
ANCA-Backed “U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution” Encourages US-Artsakh Visits and Dialogue at All Levels; Endorses Royce-Engel Proposals to Strengthen Cease-Fire WASHINGTON—Congressional Armenian Caucus founding Co-Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ) on Wednesday called on his Congressional colleagues to break down artificia...
2018-01-18 12:48:15
Armenia’s New President to be Elected on March 2
YEREVAN—Armenia’s new constitution stipulates that the National Assembly elect a president, a position that is more symbolic than the prime minister who will be the head of state as Armenia moves toward a parliamentary form of government. On Monday it was announced that the election of the president will take place on March 2. Vahram B...
2018-01-17 15:49:22
Armenia Condemns 2014 Yezidi Genocide
YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—The Armenian National Assembly unanimously adopted a statement on Monday recognizing and condemning the genocide against the Yezidi people in 2014 on terrorist-controlled territories of Iraq, reported the parliament press office. Armenia thus strongly condemns all expressions of terrorism and radical ideology, the targeted...
2018-01-17 15:48:40
ARF Celebrates 127th Anniversary with Capacity Audience
GLENDALE—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee marked the party’s 127th anniversary during a celebration Sunday at Glendale High School’s John Wayne Auditorium, which was filled to capacity with community members who had gathered to hear an accounting of the party’s activities from its leaders an...
2018-01-17 15:46:09
Historic Ordination of a Deaconess in the Tehran Prelacy
BY HRATCH TCHILINGIRIAN The Prelate of Tehran ordained a young woman as a deaconess in Tehran’s St. Sarkis Mother Church on September 25, 2017. Even as the office of deaconess had existed in Armenian Church convents for centuries, this was a historic first. It is the first time that a lay woman, not a nun, was ordained a “parish deacon...
2018-01-17 15:45:10
Student Exchange for Artsakh, OSCE Investigative Mechanism Raised with EU
BRUSSELS—Belgian member of the European Parliament Louis Michel has address two written questions to the European Commission and the High Representative Federica Mogherini, raising the issue of the extension of the Erasmus+ program to students from Nagorno-Karabakh/Artsakh, as well as the implementation of investigative mechanism on the Artsa...
2018-01-17 15:44:18
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