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A scene from the event (photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

Hairenik, Weekly Celebrate Anniversaries in New Jersey

ALPINE, N.J.—Mr. and Mrs. Vahe and Shaké Nahapetian hosted a banquet celebrating the 115th anniversary of Hairenik and the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Weekly. A scene from the event (photo by Zohrab Tazian) Novelist Chris Bohjalian was the keynote speaker of the evening. (Photo by Zohrab [more...]

April 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

(L-R) Dikran Kaligian, Ara Papian, George Aghjayan, and Aram Hamparian (Photo by Mikael Garabedian)

Panel on Western Armenia Held in Watertown

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On April 3, a panel discussion titled “Western Armenia: Our Lands, Our Rights” took place at the Armenian Cultural and Educational Center (ACEC) in Watertown. The event, which was hosted by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Boston “Sardarabad” Gomideh and the [more...]

April 13, 2014 // 5 Comments

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Rep. Cicilline Condemns Kessab Attacks

WASHINGTON—Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-R.I.) condemned the “brutal assault” on Kessab that harks back to “the early days of the Armenian Genocide under Ottoman rule nearly 100 years ago,” in a statement received by the Armenian Weekly. Rep. Cicilline “I will work with my [more...]

April 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Badarak in Latakia on Sunday

Two Thousand Kessab Armenians Find Safety in Latakia (Update)

International and Local organizations providing support LATAKIA, Syria (A.W.)—A delegation of priest from the Catholicosate of Cilicia who had visited Latakia to assess the needs of Kessab Armenians and express solidarity returned to Antelias after the Sunday Badarak. Badarak in Latakia on [more...]

March 23, 2014 // 37 Comments


Kessab Entirely Emptied as Clashes Continue (Update, Video)

KESSAB, Syria (A.W.)—The predominantly Armenian-populated town of Kessab has been emptied after rebels associated with Al-Qaeda’s al-Nusra Front, Sham al-Islam and Ansar al-Sham attacked the region in a bid to control strategic points in the area. In the following video posted on YouTube, [more...]

March 23, 2014 // 17 Comments


Arshavir Shiragian’s ‘The Legacy’ E-book Released

Arshavir Shiragian’s The Legacy: Memoirs of an Armenian Patriot is now available for $3.99 on the Kindle, iTunes and Google Play stores WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Hairenik Association has republished Arshavir Shiragian’s The Legacy: Memoirs of an Armenian Patriot as an e-Book. The Legacy can be [more...]

March 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

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ARF Welcomes Ocalan Letter ‘with Reservations’

YEREVAN—In a recent interview with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Press Office, ARF Bureau member and head of the party’s Political Central Council Hagop Der Khatchadourian spoke about a letter from Kurdistan Workers Party’s jailed leader Abdullah Ocalan. In the letter addressed to [more...]

March 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

The ARS Youth Connect Program will be held at NYU on March 1.

ARS Youth Connect to Feature Dynamic Speakers, Discussions

NEW YORK (A.W.)—The ARS Youth Connect Program (YCP), featuring a powerful lineup of speakers and dynamic discussions, be held at NYU on March 1. The full-day program for university students 18-25 years old, includes discussion sessions on Armenian-American experiences, the social and economic [more...]

February 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

Barsamian speaking during the gathering (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

APP Gathering Features David Barsamian

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—On Feb. 6, David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio, was the speaker at a small gathering organized by Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP). Barsamian speaking during the gathering (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo) The event was structured as a Q&A during [more...]

February 12, 2014 // 0 Comments

A recently released photo of Ocalan

Ocalan: Turkey, World Should Recognize Armenian Genocide

ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan reaffirmed the Armenian Genocide and called on Turkey and the world to confront history in a letter first published by Agos on Jan. 30. A recently released photo of Ocalan The PKK leader, who was arrested in 1999 and is serving a life [more...]

January 30, 2014 // 35 Comments

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