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Second Genealogy Conference Held in Michigan

Second Genealogy Conference Held in Michigan

By Amanda Berger DEARBORN, Mich. — The second annual Armenian Genealogy Conference was held at the University of Michigan—Dearborn on March 18 with related events being held at all the Detroit Armenian community centers throughout the weekend. The conference was sponsored by the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and co-sponsored by the Cultural Society […]

Paris Street to Be Named for Zabel Yesayan

Paris Street to Be Named for Zabel Yesayan

PARIS (armedia.am) — A street in Paris will be named for the late Armenian writer, Zabel Yesayan in honor of the official visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to France. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo made the announcement last week during a meeting with the president in the Paris City Hall, the official website of Sargsyan noted. […]

Schiff, Pallone Support Aid to Armenia, Artsakh in FY 2018 Budget

WASHINGTON — Armenian Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member and Armenian Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) provided testimony in support of aid to Armenia and Artsakh as the Administration released the budget blueprint for Fiscal Year 2018. Schiff told the Armenian Assembly of America that “I […]

Istanbul Church Crisis: Catholicos Karekin II Calls Patriarchal Candidates to Echmiadzin

Istanbul Church Crisis: Catholicos Karekin II Calls Patriarchal Candidates to Echmiadzin

ISTANBUL (Agos) — The process of Istanbul Armenian patriarchal election has accelerated after the resignation of Sahak Mashalyan, the head of the Clerical Assembly of the Patriarchate. On February 16, 13 people including Vicar General Archbishop Aram Atesyan, Sahak Masalyan, Dikran Gülmezgil, Erol Ergan, Melkon Karaköse, Hayk Aslanyan, Vasken Barin, Cezo Tas, Efrim Bag, Kevork […]

Artsakh Foreign Ministry: 87 Percent of Voters Supported Adoption of New Constitution

Artsakh Foreign Ministry: 87 Percent of Voters Supported Adoption of New Constitution

STEPANAKERT (Panorama.am) — Foreign Ministry of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic reports that on February 20, a national referendum on a new draft of the constitution was held in the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh Republic). The turnout was  76.44 percent of registered voters, of which 87.6 percent supported the adoption of the new constitution. Around […]

Koutoujian Meets with Officials at Texas Restoration Center

Koutoujian Meets with Officials at Texas Restoration Center

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Middlesex Sheriff Peter J Koutoujian recently traveled to San Antonio, Texas where he met with officials at the nationally recognized Bexar County Restoration Center. “Bexar County has become a national model for law enforcement Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), efforts to increase diversion opportunities for those in mental health and substance use […]

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

Amnesty International Demands Russian-Israeli Blogger’s Release

LONDON (RFE/RL) — Amnesty International has condemned the extradition from Belarus to Azerbaijan of a Russian-Israeli blogger who has visited Nagorno-Karabakh in the past and demanded his immediate release from Azerbaijani custody. In a weekend statement, the London-based human rights group said Alexander Lapshin is prosecuted not only for his trips to Karabakh but also […]

Umit Kurt to Examine Armenian Genocide Perpetrators in Aintab At NAASR Lecture

Umit Kurt to Examine Armenian Genocide Perpetrators in Aintab At NAASR Lecture

BELMONT, Mass. — Dr. Umit Kurt, currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University, will give a talk titled “The Curious Case of Ali Cenani Bey: The Story of a Genocide Perpetrator During and After the 1915 Armenian Genocide,” on Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m., at the National Association […]