Illinois Senator Mark Kirk

Kirk Presses for Additional Scrutiny of Ambassador to Turkey Nominee

Seeks Clarity on U.S. Policy on Armenian Genocide and Efforts to Secure Turkey’s Return of Stolen Christian Church Properties WASHINGTON—With the Senate scheduled to resume session on September 8th, Illinois Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has submitted five pointed questions to U.S. Ambassador [more...]

September 6, 2014 // 5 Comments

NKR President Bako Sahakyan, accompanied by an official delegation from Armenia including President Serge Sarkisian, visited the Stepanakert memorial to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the Artsakh war.

NKR Celebrates 23rd Anniversary of Independence

STEPANAKERT– On Tuesday Sept. 2, the Republic of Nagorno Karabagh (NKR) celebrated its 23rd anniversary of independence. NKR President Bako Sahakyan, accompanied by an official delegation from Armenia including President Serge Sarkisian, visited the Stepanakert memorial to pay tribute to those [more...]

September 3, 2014 // 4 Comments


Soccer: Armenia’s Euro 2016 Campaign Begins

Special for the Armenian Weekly It has been a little over six months since Bernard Challandes took the helm of the Armenian National Team and since then a lot has happened, both in the world of international football and internally within the Armenian setup. World Cup 2014 has come and gone with [more...]

September 2, 2014 // 2 Comments

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

Foreign Minister Nalbandian Attends Erdogan Inauguration

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

September 2, 2014 // 17 Comments

Biographies of missing persons in Galya Arustamyan's book

Remembering the Disappeared

August 30 has been designated as the International Day of the Disappeared. On this day, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) calls on the international community to “show greater awareness” of the situation of those who have gone missing and the plight of their families—an [more...]

August 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

From Left: ANCA WR Legislative Affairs Director Haig Baghdassarian, ANCA WR Executive Director Elen Asatryan, incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, ANCA WR Chair Nora Hovsepian, author of AJR 32 Assemblymember Mike Gatto, Senator Ricardo Lara, ANCA WR Government Affairs Director Tereza Yerimyan

California Senate Recognizes Artsakh’s Independence

SACRAMENTO—The California State Senate, led by incoming Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon, by an overwhelming majority of votes on Wednesday passed Assembly member Mike Gatto’s resolution, AJR 32, encouraging Artsakh’s (Nagorno Karabakh) continuing efforts to develop as a free and [more...]

August 28, 2014 // 2 Comments

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

California Senate Unanimously Passes Genocide Education Act

SACRAMENTO, Calif.—On Aug. 26, the California Senate, with a vote of 36-0, unanimously passed the Armenian Genocide Education Act (AB 1915), which adds Armenian Genocide survivor and witness oral testimonies into the teachings of human rights in California public schools, and encourages state and [more...]

August 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

The crowd, estimated at 1 million, pays its respects at the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan on April 24.

International Conference on Genocide Centennial to be Held in NY

NEW YORK—An international conference marking the Armenian Genocide’s centennial will take place on March 13-15, 2015 at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. The three-day conference will feature a lineup of prominent historians, policymakers, authors, and artists from around the globe. The [more...]

August 27, 2014 // 2 Comments

French-Armenians gather to voice support for Kurds, Yazidis

French-Armenians Voice Support for Kurds, Yazidis

By Jean Eckian PARIS—On Saturday, Aug. 23, around 600 people demonstrated in Paris to show their support to Kurds and Yazidis—victims of massacres committed by the Islamic State (IS) in Iraqi Kurdistan—and to advocate for humanitarian aid for those who were forced to flee. French-Armenians [more...]

August 24, 2014 // 9 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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