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Fatih Akin’s Film on 1915 to Premiere at Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy (A.W.)—Award winning director Fatih Akin’s latest film, “The Cut,” will premiere at the 71st Venice International Film Festival that will take place from Aug. 27 to Sept. 6. “The Cut” tells the story of an Armenian man, Nazareth Manoogian, who after surviving the Genocide [more...]

July 24, 2014 // 23 Comments

Amb. Tigran Sargsyan presents credentials to Obama

Amb. Tigran Sargsyan Presents Credentials to Obama

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—On July 14, the newly appointed ambassador of Armenia to the U.S., Tigran Sargsyan, presented his credentials to President Barack Obama, reported the press service for the Armenian Embassy in Washington, D.C. Amb. Tigran Sargsyan presents credentials to Obama During the [more...]

July 16, 2014 // 26 Comments

Richard M. Mills, Jr.

Obama Nominates Richard Mills for Ambassadorship to Armenia

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Richard M. Mills, Jr. as Ambassador to Armenia, on July 10. Mills will replace current Ambassador John Heffern if his nomination is confirmed. “I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their [more...]

July 11, 2014 // 4 Comments

The Woman of Courage Award was presented to Lara Aharonian of the Women’s Resource Center.

Armenian Activists, Officials Honored at OSCE Awards Ceremony

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian activists working for the advancement of human rights and democracy in Armenia were honored on June 19 at the Universal Rights Awards Ceremony in Yerevan, organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and others. The Woman of Courage Award was [more...]

July 6, 2014 // 4 Comments

Baydzar and Sarkis (photo by Nanore Barsoumian)

A Photographic Tribute to Baydzar, One of Diyarbakir’s Last Armenians

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (A.W.)—One of Diyarbakir’s last Armenians, 87-year-old Baydzar Eken, passed away at a local hospital on June 23. A month earlier, on May 23, the Armenian Weekly editors, joined by a small group of Armenian writers, filmmakers, and authors from across the U.S., visited with [more...]

June 24, 2014 // 5 Comments

Unger Misak Bashgezenian’s coffin covered by the ARF flag. (Photo by Raffi Sulahian, June 1)

Aleppo Under Fire: The Ruins of Armenian Neighborhoods

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—After enduring water shortage and blackouts last month, Syrian Armenians are once again facing obliteration. In the days leading up to the June 3 Syrian presidential elections, the Syrian opposition intensified its offensive on the regime-held territories. Unger Misak [more...]

June 5, 2014 // 3 Comments

A scene from the event (Photo by Tina Cholakian)

Hairenik, Weekly Celebrate Anniversaries in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. (A.W)—A banquet celebrating the 115th anniversary of Hairenik and the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Weekly took place at the home of Arpi Seferian on May 17. A scene from the event (Photo by Tina Cholakian) Around 50 guests attended the event, which featured Professor Richard [more...]

June 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Fourth Graders Raise Funds to Support Peers in Armenia, Kessab

WATERTOWN, Mass. (A.W.)—Fourth graders at St. Stephen’s Armenian Elementary School in Watertown raised $435 recently for their peers in Kessab and for the ARS Sponsor-a-Child program. In recent years, the school’s fourth grade students have begun raising funds to support the ARS program. [more...]

May 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

Gregorian speaking at the event

Vartan Gregorian Speaks at Hairenik Book Launch in NY

NEW YORK (A.W.)—A reception and program to launch the Hairenik Association’s new publication Voices From the Past: Excerpts from the Writings of Armenian Revolutionaries was held in New York on April 28. Gregorian speaking at the event Held at the home of Virginia Davies and Willard Taylor, the [more...]

May 16, 2014 // 2 Comments

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