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July 2014

August 05, 2014

Artistic Director and Conductor of Kohar Symphony Orchestra and Choir Sebouh Apkarian has passed away at his home in Nicosia

Artistic Director and Conductor of Kohar Symphony Orchestra and Choir Sebouh Apkarian has passed away at his home in NicosiaArtistic Director and Conductor of Kohar Symphony Orchestra and Choir Sebouh Apkarian has passed away at his home in Nicosia – Cyprus on Monday 4 August, 2014. Details of his funeral will be announced shortly. Maestro Sebouh Apkarian was born… » more »
July 28, 2014

Cypriots file war crimes complaint against Turkey

Cypriots file war crimes complaint against TurkeyNICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A group of Cypriots has filed a war crimes complaint against Turkey at the International Criminal Court over what they say is its policy of settling Cyprus’ breakaway north with mainland Turks. Cyprus split into a… » more »
July 15, 2014

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: Going it alone

Iraqi Kurdistan referendum: Going it aloneIraqi Kurds have never made a secret of their longing for full-fledged statehood and there were indications - as recently as last week - that some regional actors might support such an eventuality. Still, the announcement (or "threat")by the president… » more »
July 15, 2014

Shosh community center project under way

Shosh community center project under wayShosh lies 8km South East of Stepanagerd and only 2.5km(as the bird flies) East of Shushi. Because of its location, Shosh was chosen as one of the launching points of the 4 pronged attack that liberated Shushi in May 1992.… » more »
July 15, 2014

Turkey: Tablet found in Armenian church ruins dates back to 2,000 years

Turkey: Tablet found in Armenian church ruins dates back to 2,000 yearsIn the ruins of the Surp Asvadavin Mother Mary Church, which is located on Mount Mereto in the eastern province of Batman’s Sason district, a historical tablet and some historical artifacts have been discovered. The tablet and pieces were delivered… » more »
June 06, 2014

Aleppo Under Fire

Aleppo Under FireAfter enduring water shortage and blackouts last month, Syrian Armenians are once again facing obliteration. In the days leading up to the June 3 Syrian presidential elections, the Syrian opposition intensified its offensive on the regime-held territories. According to sources… » more »
June 06, 2014

ARS Central Executive Board’s Statement on the Recent Anti-Armenian Attacks on Nor Kyough

ARS Central Executive Board’s Statement on the Recent Anti-Armenian Attacks on Nor KyoughThe Central Executive Board of the Armenian Relief Society (ARS) condemns, in no uncertain terms, the ongoing, indiscriminate shelling of Aleppo’s Armenian-populated Nor Kyough suburb since June 1. Following the brutal deportation of the native Armenians of Kessab, this latest… » more »
May 22, 2014

Armenia Fund Benefactors Visit Artsakh Prime Minister

Armenia Fund Benefactors Visit Artsakh Prime MinisterASBAREZ - STEPANAKERT (ArmRadio)—The Prime Minister of Artsakh, Ara Harutyunian, received a group of benefactors of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund on Wednesday, headed by executive director Ara Vardanian. A number of issues concerning Artsakh’s development were discussed during the meeting. Ara… » more »
May 22, 2014

Dashnaktsutyun has added its voice to condemnations of government plans to erect a monument in Yerevan to Mikoyan

Dashnaktsutyun has added its voice to condemnations of government plans to erect a monument in Yerevan to MikoyanASBAREZ - YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) has added its voice to condemnations of government plans to erect a monument in Yerevan to Anastas Mikoyan, an Armenian-born Soviet leader who played a part in Joseph Stalin’s massive purges. In… » more »
May 21, 2014

Memorial for Greeks Held at Dzidzernagapert

Memorial for Greeks Held at DzidzernagapertASBAREZ - YEREVAN (Armenpress)—The Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament, members of parliament, Greek Ambassador to Armenia Ioannis Tais, Greek and Armenian clergymen, and representatives of the Greek community of Armenia visited Yerevan’s Dzidzernagapert genocide memorial and laid wreaths and… » more »