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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

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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

Call to Action in support of H.R. 4347

#ReturnChurches: ANCA Rallies Support for Churches Accountability Act

Tuesday, June 24: Congressional Call-In Day and Social Media Campaign WASHINGTON—With just days to Thursday’s vote by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act (H.R. 4347), the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has set Tuesday, [more...]

June 23, 2014 // 2 Comments

Merrimack Valley genocide survivor Nellie Nazarian, 102, kept a vigil until the very end.

Last Genocide Survivor in Merrimack Valley Passes Away

METHUEN, Mass.—Nazalie “Nellie” Nazarian took her leave with a blaze of glory. Merrimack Valley genocide survivor Nellie Nazarian, 102, kept a vigil until the very end. The last genocide survivor in Merrimack Valley passed away peacefully on June 12, surrounded by her loving family. Just [more...]

June 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

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Syrian Army in Full Control of Kessab

DAMASCUS, Syria–The Syrian Army officially announced its recapture of Kessab on June 15, and said that it had “restored stability and security” in that town, which was attacked by al Qaeda-linked terrorists who stormed the area from Turkey, reported Reuters. The Army also said that [more...]

June 16, 2014 // 5 Comments

Aleppo is being brutalized by heavy and indiscriminate rocket fire destroying homes, churches, schools, medical facilities, and businesses.

ANCA Calls on Obama to Stop Attacks on Aleppo

Aleppo is being brutalized by heavy and indiscriminate rocket fire destroying homes, churches, schools, medical facilities, and businesses. Requests Community Meeting to Discuss Rescue of Aleppo WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Chairman Ken Hachikian called upon President [more...]

June 13, 2014 // 3 Comments

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Committee Vote on Turkey Christian Churches Scheduled

Turkish Government Attacks Religious Freedom Measure WASHINGTON—The U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, under the leadership of Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA), is set to consider H.R. 4347, the Turkey Christian Churches Accountability Act, on Wednesday, June 18th at 10:00 am EST. Capitol Hill [more...]

June 12, 2014 // 1 Comment

The opening plenary featuring a discussion between David Barsamian (R) of Alternative Radio and noted scholar and public intellectual Noam Chomsky. (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference Set for Sept. 26-27

Armeno-Turkish relations main conference theme CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—After a two-year hiatus, the “Armenians and Progressive Politics” (APP) conference will reappear on September 26-27 in Greater Boston. This year’s theme will be Armeno-Turkish relations, including a number of panels [more...]

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

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ARS: Donations Urgently Needed for Aleppo Armenians under Attack

WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) of Eastern United States this week expressed its grave concern over the recent escalation in attacks in Aleppo, Syria. Sources in Syria have reported that more than 60 mortar bombs have fallen in Armenian-populated areas over the past week. [more...]

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

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