Articles by Weekly Staff

Commemorating the genocide at the Memorial Church in Der Zor. (Photo by Studio Ashnag)

ISIS Destroys Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor

DER ZOR, Syria (A.W.)—The Islamic State (also known as ISIS) destroyed the Armenian Genocide Memorial Church in Der Zor, news agencies in the Middle East reported. Armenians commemorating the genocide at the Memorial Church on April 24, 2004. (Photo by Studio Ashnag) The reports surfaced as [more...]

September 21, 2014 // 15 Comments

A scene from the diaspora conference

Catholicosate of Cilicia to Sue Turkey over Historic Headquarters in Sis

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church said the Holy See was preparing to initiate legal claims against Turkey to regain ownership of the historic headquarters of the Catholicosate of Sis. A scene from the diaspora conference (Photo by [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 7 Comments

President Sarkisian and Pope Francis

Pope Francis Receives Sarkisian

VATICAN CITY (A.W.)—Pope Francis received Armenian President Serge Sarkisian, along with an Armenian delegation, on Sept. 19, reported the Office of the President. The two discussed bilateral relations, noting that they are based on similar Christian values and ideologies. They also discussed [more...]

September 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia, 75 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the World Wrestling Championship in Tashkent .

Arsen Julfalakyan Wins World Wrestling Championship (Video, Stats)

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (A.W.)—Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia, 75 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the World Wrestling Championship here in Tashkent after defeating Neven Zugaj (Croatia) in the final on Sept. 12. Arsen Julfalakyan (Armenia, 75 kg) won a gold medal in Greco-Roman [more...]

September 15, 2014 // 0 Comments

The cover of 'Avedis' Story'

Avedis’ Story: An Armenian Boy’s Journey

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.” —Milan Kundera   Special for the Armenian Weekly On the eve of the Genocide Centennial, as individuals and institutions work to raise awareness and enrich knowledge of the Armenian Genocide, a treasure trove of [more...]

September 10, 2014 // 0 Comments


Greece Adopts Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

Official Yerevan Welcomes ‘Important Step’ The Hellenic Parliament adopted a bill (54 to 42, three abstentions) on Sept. 9 criminalizing the denial of genocides including the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, and the genocide of the Pontic Greeks, thus becoming the third European country after [more...]

September 10, 2014 // 10 Comments

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian hands over the invitation letter to Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan

FM Nalbandian Attends Erdogan Inauguration

ANKARA—Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian attended the swearing-in ceremony of Turkey’s President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan in August, and handed him an invitation from President Serge Sarkisian to visit Armenia and take part in the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide [more...]

September 2, 2014 // 17 Comments

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

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