Parliament Speaker Hovik Abrahamian Named Prime Minister

YEREVAN–President Serge Sarkisian announced on April 13 his decision to appoint the parliament speaker Hovik Abrahamian as Armenia’s new prime minister, reported RFE/RL. The announcement followed an extraordinary meeting of the governing body of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia the third [more...]

April 15, 2014 // 1 Comment

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Adopts Armenian Genocide Resolution

Chairman Menendez spearheads successful campaign for truth over strong opposition from White House; Turkish Government WASHINGTON, DC—For the first time in nearly a quarter century, a U.S. Senate committee today adopted an Armenian Genocide Resolution, calling upon the Senate to commemorate this [more...]

April 10, 2014 // 43 Comments

A scene from the event (photo by Arsineh Valladian)

Menendez and Royce Lead Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Commemoration

Congressional Remembrance Features Powerful Call for Recognition by Noted Turkish Dissident Ragip Zarakolu WASHINGTON, DC—The leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee—the two Congressional panels that conduct oversight of U.S. foreign [more...]

April 10, 2014 // 4 Comments

A billboard in Watertown, Mass., reminds passersby of the Armenian Genocide.

Boston Billboards Call for the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

By Rosario Teixeira BOSTON, Mass—During the month of April, the 2014 Armenian Genocide commemorative billboards will be displayed at the corner of Arsenal and School Streets in Watertown; on Cambridge Street, at the Lechmere Station in Cambridge; and on Route 1 South, 1/4 mile from the Gillette [more...]

April 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Soccer: Borussia Dortmund and Mkhitaryan out of Champions League

Special for the Armenian Weekly Despite an impressive 2:0 home win at Signal Iduna Park in Dortmund on April 8, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and his Borussia Dortmund team crashed out of the UEFA Champions League quarter finals, losing by an aggregate score line of 3:2 to a Real Madrid side, which was [more...]

April 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

A scene from the press conference on the Kessab crisis

Members of Congress, ANCA Hold Capitol Hill Press Conference on Kessab

WASHINGTON—With the U.S. Capitol looming large in the background, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) led a Congressional press conference condemning the forced depopulation of the historically Armenian city of Kessab, Syria by Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists aided and abetted by neighboring [more...]

April 9, 2014 // 1 Comment

Armenia's Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan resigned on April 3

Armenia’s Prime Minister Resigns

YEREVAN (–Armenia’s Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan submitted his resignation, which was accepted by President Serzh Sarkisian, announced ruling Republican Party of Armenia spokesperson Edward Sharmazanov following the party’s plenary session on April 3. Sharmazanov said that Sargsyan [more...]

April 8, 2014 // 3 Comments

Cover of the Armenian Weekly March 2014 magazine on Armenia's foreign policy

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

The Armenian Weekly March 2014 Magazine: Armenia’s Foreign Policy in Focus Some circumstances never change. Wedged between two empires for much of its long history, Armenia continues to navigate through the waves created by two gargantuan vessels—this time, Russia and the West. Cover of the [more...]

April 8, 2014 // 4 Comments


Amb. Power: Most UN Security Council Members Concerned About Kessab

WASHINGTON, DC – Most United Nations Security Council members have “raised the issue” of the recent takeover of the historically Armenian town of Kessab, Syria, and urged the world body “to do more to meet the needs of these people,” U.S. Ambassador to the United [more...]

April 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

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