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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 // 10 Comments

The Holy Etchmiadzin church in Tbilisi

Anti-Armenian Attacks Target Clerics in Tbilisi

TBILISI, Georgia—Clerics at the Holy Etchmiadzin Church in Tbilisi, were attacked in what the Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Georgia is calling a racially motivated assault, in an announcement issued immediately after the incident on June 19. The Holy Etchmiadzin church in Tbilisi [more...]

July 23, 2014 // 1 Comment


ANCA Hosts State Department Policy Briefing on Syria

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) recently hosted a policy briefing for Armenian American community leaders by the State Department’s bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and Population, Migration & Refugees regarding the unfolding security and humanitarian crisis [more...]

July 17, 2014 // 1 Comment

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

Presbytrerian Church adopts resolution on 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Presbyterian Church Adopts Resolution on Armenian Genocide Centennial

On Fri., June 20, some 600 commissioners to the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), meeting in Detroit, Mich., adopted with near unanimity a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide and adopting the 2015 church calendar designating April 26 as the day for its observance. It [more...]

July 10, 2014 // 6 Comments

Sarkisian speaking in Buenos Aires

Sarkisian Rejects Davutoglu’s ‘Just Memory’

BUENOS AIRES (—During an official visit to Argentina, Armenia’s President Serzh Sarkisian met with the Armenian community of Buenos Aires. In a speech, Sarkisian remarked that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s recent proposal for a “just memory” could not be accepted. [more...]

July 10, 2014 // 0 Comments


House Panel Adopts Turkey Churches Accountability Act

Beats Back Ankara’s Attacks WASHINGTON—The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed a powerful religious freedom measure this morning holding Turkey accountable for the return of thousands of stolen Christian holy sites and urging the immediate opening of the Halki Theological Seminary, [more...]

June 26, 2014 // 15 Comments

What would Armenians gain by adopting the resolution for the third time? And if it passes this year, would another attempt be made to pass it again for the fourth time next year?

Senate Appropriators Reaffirm Support for Karabakh Aid Program

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, by a bipartisan vote of 25 to 5, today overwhelming adopted a Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15) foreign aid legislative package that, once again, reaffirmed U.S. support for the longstanding U.S. assistance program for Nagorno Karabakh, reported the [more...]

June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments


Farewell to Baydzar: Diyarbakir Loses One of Its 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. Baydzar waves to Weekly editors as they depart. (Photo by Nanore Barsoumian, The Armenian Weekly, May 23, 2014) Baydzar’s family was saved during the Armenian [more...]

June 24, 2014 // 1 Comment

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