Articles by Weekly Staff

Fiona Guitard

Youth from Boston, Paris Converge at Weekly for Journalism Internship

WATERTOWN, Mass.—For the third consecutive year, the Armenian Students’ Association of America, Inc. (ASA) sponsored a Journalism Internship Program at the Armenian Weekly offices in Watertown. Aren Torikian Aren Torikian, the third intern accepted into the ASA internship program, is interning [more...]

August 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Nanore Barsoumian

Barsoumian to Assume Editorship of Armenian Weekly

WATERTOWN, Mass.—Armenian Weekly assistant editor Nanore Barsoumian will assume the editorship of the newspaper, the Hairenik Association announced today. Nanore Barsoumian After a transition period of several months, Barsoumian will take on responsibilities of editor on Sept. 1, as editor [more...]

August 21, 2014 // 12 Comments

Pope Francis

Pope Francis to Hold Mass for Armenian Genocide Centennial

BUENOS AIRES—Pope Francis will hold Mass for the Armenian Genocide Centennial in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, on April 12, 2015. The Announcement was made by the Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires Mario Poli during a mass in the Armenian Catholic Parish of Our Lady of Narek on [more...]

August 18, 2014 // 5 Comments

A snapshot from 'The Cut'

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 // 54 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 // 28 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 // 5 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 // 6 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

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