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September 2014

November 25, 2014

Russian Tycoon's $119 Million School Propels Armenia Toward West

Russian Tycoons $119 Million School Propels Armenia Toward West By Eva Hartog | Nov. 24 2014 Courtesy of UWC DilijanUWC Dilijan was designed to blend in with the surrounding mountain landscape of Dilijan's National Park. DILIJAN, Armenia — Some will know Dilijan as the birthplace of the Armenian truck driver in the… » more »
November 25, 2014

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Pan-European Phoneathon raises over 1.37 million euros

Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s Pan-European Phoneathon raises over 1.37 million eurosYerevan, November 25, 2014 – The annual Pan-European Phoneathon of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund, headed by the Fund’s French affiliate and held during November 19-23, raised over 1.37 million euros in donations and pledges. The large-scale fundraising campaign mobilized the… » more »
November 24, 2014

Funeral Services for Helicopter Crew Held

Funeral Services for Helicopter Crew HeldArtsakh President Awards 3 Crew Member PosthumourslyYEREVAN (Armenpress)—Funeral services for the three crew members of an Artsakh military helicopter, which was downed by Azerbaijani forces on Nov. 12, were held Monday at St. Sarkis Church in Yerevan’s Nor-Nork district, while… » more »
November 21, 2014

National Hero Gen. Sebouh Reinterred at Yerablur

National Hero Gen. Sebouh Reinterred at YerablurYEREVAN—The remains of General Sebouh, a prominent leader of the Armenian liberation movement in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, were ceremonially buried in Yerevan’s military cemetery at Yerablur on Thursday. General Sepuh (Arshak Nersesian) (1987-1940) was a renowned… » more »
November 21, 2014

ARF's Statement on Telethon

ARFs Statement on TelethonThe Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) issued a statement on Wednesday urging Armenians to participate in the Nov. 27 Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon, which will support the construction of the Vardenis-Martakert Highway between Armenia and Artsakh.    On… » more »
November 17, 2014

The Benefits of Being Raised Armenian

The Benefits of Being Raised ArmenianThe Benefits of Being Raised Armenian November 8, 2014 / JM | By Taleen Mardirossian I see the new generation of Armenian parents repeatedly shying away from Armenian traditions, culture, and even, language. And the reasoning behind this somewhat intentional abandonment… » more »
November 10, 2014

‘Common enemy’: Former ISIS member calls Turkey an ‘ally’ in fight against Kurds

‘Common enemy’: Former ISIS member calls Turkey an ‘ally’ in fight against Kurdse Turkey’s role in the fight against ISIS in Syria may be even more complicated than expected: a former Islamic State member reportedly claimed the country routinely communicates with the group, letting it cross the border to fight Kurdish troops.… » more »
November 10, 2014

Diplomatic Crisis Looms as Turkey Steps Into Cypriot Controversy

Diplomatic Crisis Looms as Turkey Steps Into Cypriot Controversyby Dorian Jones | November 07, 2014 | Voice of America Turkey’s decision to dispatch a warship to Cyprus to protect an oil and gas research ship is threatening to provoke a diplomatic crisis. Greek Cypriots have suspended island unification talks… » more »
November 08, 2014

Microsoft Center Armenia Gets $1 Million Investment

Microsoft Center Armenia Gets $1 Million InvestmentYEREVAN (Arka)—Microsoft Innovation Center Armenia has attracted $1 million of venture investment in the last 18 months, Bagrat Yengibaryan, the head of the Enterprise Incubator Foundation (EIF), said Friday. According to him, in addition to foreign investments from Swiss Seedstarst,… » more »
November 08, 2014

We Don’t Run

We Don’t RunBy Nanore Barsoumian | November 6, 2014 Special for the Armenian Weekly WATERTOWN (A.W.)—In late October, Archbishop Shahan Sarkisian, the prelate of Aleppo, granted an interview to the Armenian Weekly. The Archbishop was in Boston to meet with community organizations… » more »