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HALO Trust Working on Clearing Artsakh of All Mines by 2020

HALO Trust Working on Clearing Artsakh of All Mines by 2020

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff BOSTON — The iconic images of the late Princess Diana walking on a mine field cleared by the HALO Trust in Angola 20 years ago shocked people around the world and put the issue of land mines on the global political map. While that country has been cleared of mines, […]

Akçam Chips Away at Denialism One Document at a Time

Akçam Chips Away at Denialism One Document at a Time

By Alin K. Gregorian Mirror-Spectator Staff WORCESTER, Mass. — Even as the eyewitnesses of the Armenian Genocide are almost all gone in the century since its formal launch, the paper trail is still yielding new information. One historian, Prof. Taner Akçam at Clark University, is doggedly pursuing tangible evidence by sifting through archives. His latest […]

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 […]