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Armenian Church of Iran has deaconess for first time in 100 years (PHOTOS)
TEHRAN. – A deaconess has been ordained for the first time in the last 100 years by the Armenian Church of Iran. Ani Kristi Manvelian has been serving at the Church for about 15 years, and she was ordained a deaconess in the fall of 2017, the Armenian Diocese of Tehran informed Armenian News-NEWS.am. “The Church law permits a virgin g...
2018-01-10 16:30:29
Republic of Armenia Square Inaugurated in Uruguay
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (Agencia Prensa Armenia)—A square dedicated to the Republic of Armenia Square was inaugurated on January 7 in Punta del Este, Uruguay, with a sculpture of an Armenian woman made by Gor Davtyan, an artist from Ijevan, who donated it as a token of appreciation for dedicating the public place in honor of Armenia. The project...
2018-01-09 13:10:36
Christmas Service Held At Glendale Memorial Hospital
GLENDALE—On Friday, January 5, the feast of the Nativity and Epiphany of Jesus Christ was celebrated at Glendale Memorial Hospital with a prayer service and the blessing of water. On behalf of Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, the Prelacy’s Vicar-General Very Rev. Fr. Torkom Donoyan, conducted the service. He was accompa...
2018-01-09 13:08:52
Long-Time Armenian Issues Advocate Ed Royce to Retire from Congress
WASHINGTON—The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and a long-time advocate for Armenian issues in Congress Ed Royce (R-Calif.) announced on Monday that he will not seek re-election this year. “In this final year of my Foreign Affairs Committee chairmanship, I want to focus fully on the urgent threats facing our nation, inc...
2018-01-09 13:08:05
Armenian Bar Association Partners with Glendale to Combat Elder Abuse
GLENDALE—In late 2017, the administration of a prominent Los Angeles-area Armenian high school alerted the public that a group of youths, pretending to be students from the school, had entered apartment buildings and approached homes with the intent to target and swindle the elderly. These young impostors claimed to be Armenian school student...
2018-01-09 13:07:04
Armenian Educational Foundation Hosts Scholarship Reception in Yerevan
GLENDALE—October is an exciting and inspiring month for members of the Armenian Educational Foundation. The Foundation’s members and Directors travel to Armenia to meet with AEF scholarship recipients and to assess the progress of all AEF programs in Armenia and Artsakh. On October 9, 2017 over 300 people gathered at the Meridian Conve...
2018-01-09 13:06:19
ANCA-WR Endorses Kevin de León for U.S. Senate
GLENDALE—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region announced this week its endorsement of California Senate Pro-Tem Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. De León, a Democrat from California is challenging Dianne Feinstein, who has held the position since 1992. De León announced his bid in mid October whe...
2018-01-08 16:00:10
Rose and Alex Pilibos School Freshmen On a Leadership Retreat
Introduction BY MASHELLE KIRKMAN In August of every year, the freshman class of Pilibos comes together for the first time to begin its High School journey. This year, the class consists of 81 students who attended a variety of schools in 8th grade including Pilibos, Chamlian, Armenian Sisters Academy, Merdinian, Ivy Bound Academy, Wilson Middle S...
2018-01-08 15:58:25
In Memoriam: Mina Shirvanian
Mina Hovanessian Shirvanian was born on July 29, 1928, in Nor Jugha, Iran to Vazganoush, a physician from Javakhk and Hambartsoum, a school principal from Shushi. She was proud to represent both those communities. Sadly, Mina lost her father and two brothers at a very young age. She then moved to Sultanabad with her mother, who was the only female ...
2018-01-08 15:56:56
Armenia PM goes on vacation
YEREVAN. – The Prime Minister of Armenia, Karen Karapetyan, has left for vacation. PM’s spokesperson Aram Araratyan wrote on his Facebook page that Karapetyan will be on vacation, from Monday to Friday, and he will spend it abroad.
2018-01-08 15:43:33
Karabakh army soldier killed by Azerbaijan shooting
STEPANAKERT. – Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR) Defense Army serviceman Vache Chilingaryan (born in 1998) was mortally wounded, on Sunday at around 13:20pm. The soldier died at a guard station of an Artsakh defense army unit, and as a result of a shot that was fired from the Azerbaijani side. An investigation is underway ...
2018-01-08 15:42:44
Karabakh President bestows posthumous award upon soldier
STEPANAKERT. – President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR), Bako Sahakyan, on Monday signed a decree. Accordingly, NKR Defense Army servicemen Vache Chilingaryan has been posthumously awarded with the Medal for Service in Battle, and in recognition of his bravery during the defense of the Artsakh state border, Centra...
2018-01-08 15:40:35
Movses Hakobyan: Karabakh army soldier was killed by Azerbaijan sniper shot
YEREVAN. – Vache Chilingaryan, 19, who on Sunday fell in Artsakh on the line of contact, was killed by a sniper shot of the adversary. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Armenia, Movses Hakobyan, on Monday told the aforementioned to reporters. He noted that the soldier had carried out no violation. In Hakobyan’s words,...
2018-01-08 15:38:45
Armenian President: Financial system predetermines progress of the country
YEREVAN.- President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan participated in the reception organized by the Central Bank of Armenia on the occasion of the coming New Year and Christmas holidays, the press service of the Armenian President’s Office reported. The President congratulated all the employees of the Central Bank of Armenia and the trade banks and...
2017-12-29 17:33:10
Azerbaijan: Outside Civilization - Book about Armenian monuments’ destruction with state-run plan
YEREVAN. – In early 2017, the Armenian Architecture Research Foundation published the book, entitled Azerbaijan: Outside Civilization, about the fate of the Armenian historical and cultural monuments that are located in today’s Azerbaijan. The head of this foundation, monument specialist Samvel Karapetyan, informed about the aforesaid ...
2017-12-29 17:31:26
Dollar “climb” continues in Armenia
YEREVAN. – The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 484.10/$1 in Armenia on Friday; this is up by AMD 0.91 from Thursday, informed the press service of the Central Bank of Armenia. The exchange rate for one euro was AMD 580.10 (up by AMD 3.63), that of one British pound was AMD 653.54 (up ...
2017-12-29 17:30:08
Armenian MP of Turkey: Ex-President Gül must take responsibility
Speaking on a TV program, Garo Paylan, Istanbul Armenian MP from the opposition and pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey, spoke about the need for the return of former President Abdullah Gül. Paylan noted that Gül is one of the founders of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and he knows many things abou...
2017-12-29 17:28:24
Armenia MOD dismisses Azerbaijan claims on downed drone
YEREVAN.- The Armenian Ministry of Defense (Artsakh MOD) has refuted the Azerbaijani media’s “reports” on a downed drone. "The Armenian side does not use such toys. It is not true. These toys are played by rural Azerbaijani children," Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesperson for the Minister of Defense, told Armenian News – NEWS....
2017-12-26 13:25:53
World-renowned Armenian economist projects economic crisis for Turkey
Renowned Istanbul Armenian economist Daron Acemoglu, who is a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, spoke about the economic situation in Turkey. Acemoglu stated that Turkey’s economy is not healthy, according to Cumhuriyet (Republic) newspaper of the country. He stressed that the current economic growth in Tur...
2017-12-26 13:24:23
Armenia truck driver stuck at Russia-Georgia border checkpoint says they are in desperate situation (PHOTOS)
Armenian truck driver Gegham Barseghyan, who is stranded on the Russian side near the Upper Lars checkpoint on the Georgia-Russia border for the fourth day, has informed that numerous other drivers are in a desperate situation there, and that no one is rendering them any assistance. Barseghyan on Tuesday told Armenian News-NEWS.am that many trucks...
2017-12-26 13:23:28
Armenian-Georgian high-level talks held in Tbilisi
Armenian-Georgian high-level talks were held in Tbilisi, involving the official delegations of the two countries. Welcoming the delegation headed by the President of friendly Armenia, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili said he was glad that the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Armenia and Georgia was crowned ...
2017-12-26 13:22:20
Ethnic Armenian arrested on suspicion of murder in Los Angeles
An ethnic Armenian has been arrested in Los Angeles as a suspect in the murder. A 29-year-old motorcyclist died Friday night after he was struck by a Mercedes SUV whose driver was arrested on suspicion of murder and driving impaired, Los Angeles Daily News reported quoting police. Mercedes SUV driver has been identified as Grigor Gevork Nalbandia...
2017-12-25 12:17:52
Armenia Parliament deputy speaker: Had there been 2-3% economic growth in 2016, it would have been worse in 2017
YEREVAN. – In the current year, results are such that there is growth in industry, services and trade, whereas there was a drop in construction and agriculture in Armenia. National Assembly (NA) Vice Chairperson and NA “Tsarukyan” Faction member, economist Mikayel Melkumyan, told about the aforesaid to Armenian News-NEWS.am. He n...
2017-12-25 12:16:48
Armenia President signs decree on creating interagency commission with EU
YEREVAN. – President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday signed a decree with respect to setting up an interagency commission between Armenia, as one party, and the European Union (EU), European Atomic Energy Community and their member countries, as the other party. This commission will coordinate the events to ensure the application of the Partnership...
2017-12-25 12:16:00
Ozdemir: Turkish state played a role in Dink’s murder
It is known that the Turkish state played a role in the murder of Istanbul Armenian journalist Hrant Dink, Bundestag member Cem Ozdemir said in an interview with DW. Asked to comment on the recent claims by Turkish parliament MP Garo Paylan, that that Turkish academics, journalists and literary figures who have fled the governing Justice and Devel...
2017-12-25 12:15:08
Armenian President receives Chairman of Management Board of EDB
YEREVAN.- Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan received on December 22 Chairman of Management Board of the Eurasian Development Bank Andrey Belyaninov, the press service of the Armenian President’s Office reported. The President congratulated the guest on the appointment, expressing confidence that his long years of experience in the public sec...
2017-12-23 11:22:33
Armenian member of Turkish parliament: Current climate in Turkey is same as in 1915
Garo Paylan, Istanbul Armenian MP from the opposition and pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) of Turkey, has reflected on the present-day situation in the country, and drawn respective parallels with 1915. Paylan told Gazete Duvar (Wall Newspaper) online newspaper of Turkey that he feels like as if it were 1915. “The current c...
2017-12-23 11:21:39
Newspaper: PM Kvirikashvili statement on Armenia causes uproar in Georgia, Azerbaijan
YEREVAN. – Friday’s statement by Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili has caused quite a stir in both Georgia and Azerbaijan, according to Zhamanak (Time) newspaper of Armenia. “Kvirikashvili had stated that in force majeure situations, Armenia can make use of the transport corridors of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. &ldquo...
2017-12-23 11:20:56
Garegin Bekchyan: No problem with Turkey government on election of Armenian patriarch
YEREVAN. – There is no problem with the Turkish government regarding election of the Armenian patriarch of Constantinople, Archbishop Garegin Bekchyan, the patriarchal locum tenens of the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople, told Armenian News-NEWS.am. His remark came as a comment to the recent statement by Archbishop Aram Ateshyan who s...
2017-12-23 11:20:12
An Update From AYF’s ‘With Our Soldiers’ Committee
GLENDALE—In 2017, 26 Armenian soldiers have been killed by Azerbaijani fire and landmine explosions. At least 7 out of the 26 were born in the year 1998, which made them 19 years old and 10 out of the 26 were born in the year 1997, which made them 20. The “With Our Soldiers” Committee informs all community members that Azerbaijan...
2017-12-23 11:15:01
Busy Bolis
BY GAREN YEGPARIAN It’s almost as if our compatriots in Bolis are working mightily to restore their home city to it status of a century-plus ago when, along with Tiflis (Tbilisi), Georgia, the two cities served as Armenia’s “capitals” – and really, from the point of activism, education, intellectual ferment, reform, r...
2017-12-23 11:13:57
ANCA Year-End ‘Highlights’ Video Shared Across Multiple Social Media Platforms
WASHINGTON—A highlight reel showcasing 12 months of pro-Armenian advocacy is being shared across multiple social media platforms, featuring a fast-paced timeline of key activities and achievements in support of the Armenian National Committee of America‘s policy priorities. “ANCA 2017: Looking Back, Moving Forward” offers a...
2017-12-23 11:12:37
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Named Armenia’s ‘Footballer of the Year’
YERE VAN—Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named Armenia’s Footballer of the Year for the eighth time and the seventh time in a row. In 2017 Mkhitaryan won the Europa League title, the England League Cup and made it into Europa League’s Best 11. “I’m glad to be named Armenia’s Footballer of the Year for the 8th time,...
2017-12-23 11:10:52
Oil, Gas and Mining in Armenia
BY JOSEPH DAGDIGIAN It was recently reported that exploration for oil and gas in parts of Armenia would begin soon. Having seen some of the environmental destruction caused by Armenia’s mining industry, I have little confidence in Armenia’s ability to protect the environment from damage from mining and, in the future, from petroleum an...
2017-12-23 11:09:33
Karabakh President attends 2018 State Budget draft parliamentary debates
STEPANAKERT. – President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR), Bako Sahakyan, on Thursday attended the draft 2018 State Budget debates at the National Assembly plenary session. Sahakyan expressed gratitude to the members of the parliament for adopting the country’s main financial and economic document for the comi...
2017-12-21 16:33:12
Armenia soldier dies on the spot in road accident
A tragic road accident has taken place Thursday in the Gegharkunik Province of Armenia. A car driven by Torfavan village resident Samvel Karchikyan, 42, went off road on the Tsovagyugh-Vardenis motorway, turned upside down, and ended up in a roadside field. The Torfavan Community Council informed Armenian News-NEWS.am that the driver died on the ...
2017-12-21 16:30:25
Ankara Says No Protocols Without Meeting Its Conditions
BAKU—Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu all but confirmed that Turkey is holding the Karabakh conflict resolution process in favor of Azerbaijan as a precondition to Ankara’s implementation of the Armenia-Turkey protocols. In remarks made in Baku following a meeting with his Iranian and Azerbaijani counterparts, Cavusoglu...
2017-12-21 16:28:13
‘I Have Intel on Plans to Assassinate Turkish Citizens In Europe,’ Warns Paylan
ANKARA—Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the opposition People’s Democratic Party (HDP) warned on Wednesday that he has received intelligence about assassination plots targeting Turkish citizens living in Europe, among them Armenians who have left Turkey. “I received intelligence last week abo...
2017-12-21 16:27:06
$3.6 Million Raised for Villages In Armenia During COAF Gala
NEW YORK—The 14th annual Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) Holiday Gala held on December 16 at New York City’s renowned Cipriani 42nd Street, raised an impressive $3.6 million in support of children in Armenian villages. Among the special guests were art-world legend Tony Shafrazi, Emmy & Tony Award-winning actress Andrea Martin, desi...
2017-12-21 16:26:09
What is Happening With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United?
BY VAN DER-MEGERDICHIANSpecial to Asbarez In light of our favorite Armenian soccer player’s recent plight, many have jumped to conclusions and speculation has run rampant across both the footballing and Armenian communities. Conjecture aside, it is evident that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has fallen out of favor with Manchester United’s manage...
2017-12-21 16:24:29
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