Category: International News

Wrestler Marzpet Galstyan Nabs Silver at Francophone Games

Wrestler Marzpet Galstyan Nabs Silver at Francophone Games

ABIDJAN, Cote d’Ivoire (Public Radio of Armenia) — The Armenian freestyle wrestling team has captured another medal at the VIII Games of La Francophonie taking place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, July 21-30. According to the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs, wrestler Marzpet Galstyan (86kg) won the silver medal on July 25. Earlier, the Armenian […]

Turkish Journalist Defends Press Freedom as Grand Trial Begins

Turkish Journalist Defends Press Freedom as Grand Trial Begins

ISTANBUL (The Guardian) — A top Turkish correspondent delivered a powerful defense of press freedom as he took the stand in the largest trial of journalists in the country, saying he was being punished for doing his job and criticizing Turkey’s slide into authoritarianism. Kadri Gürsel, one of 17 journalists, lawyers and executives from Cumhuriyet, […]

The story of a Turkish intellectual’s escape from prison

The story of a Turkish intellectual’s escape from prison

By Sibel Hurtas ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — The Turkish Twitter-sphere went abuzz July 14 with a post that read, “The bird has flown away. Wishing the same for the remaining 80 million.” The tweet belonged to ethnic Armenian linguist and writer Sevan Nisanyan, who had been behind bars since January 2014. True to his flamboyant style, Nisanyan had […]

Café Reopens in Aleppo’s Armenian Quarter

Café Reopens in Aleppo’s Armenian Quarter

By Rana Moussaoui| ALEPPO, Syria (Agence France Presse) — Taline Menassian still trembles when she steps into the Aleppo Armenian Society’s open-air cafe, shaken by memories of the rockets that once rained down on the Syrian city’s front line. The eatery in Midan, Aleppo’s main Armenian district, was shuttered for four years after violence reached […]

Remains of WWII Armenian Soldier to Be transferred from Ukraine

Remains of WWII Armenian Soldier to Be transferred from Ukraine

KIEV (Armenpress) — On July 12, the ceremonial transfer of Jr. Sgt. Sedrak Aghajanyan’s remains to Armenia was held in Kiev, Ukraine. He had died in 1941 during battles near Malyn, the Union of Armenians of Ukraine said, according to local media. Aghajanyan’s remains were discovered by Vertical, a search organization. Aghajanyan’s remains had been […]

Two Armenians Injured in Egypt Attack

Two Armenians Injured in Egypt Attack

CAIRO (Public Radio of Armenia) — Two Armenian nationals were injured on July 14 in stabbings at a hotel in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada that left two tourists killed, reports the Armenian Embassy in Egypt. The injuries are not life-threatening, the Embassy said. Two tourists, reported to be women, were killed in […]

‘The Bird Has Flown:’ Sevan Nisanyan Escapes from Prison

‘The Bird Has Flown:’ Sevan Nisanyan Escapes from Prison

ISTANBUL (Rudaw ) — A Turkish-Armenian intellectual out on a temporary pass from prison did not return at the appointed time, instead taking to social media to announce he had escaped. “The bird has flown,” Sevan Nisanyan tweeted on Friday, July 14, changing his profile picture to an image of a bird. “The same wishes for […]

2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Ceremony and 3rd Annual Aurora Dialogues Dates Announced

2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Ceremony and 3rd Annual Aurora Dialogues Dates Announced

YEREVAN — The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announced that the 2018 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity ceremony, Aurora Dialogues and weekend of inspirational events, will take place June 8-10, 2018 in Armenia. Pre-eminent humanitarians, academics, philanthropists, human rights defenders, government officials, journalists and business leaders from around the world will gather for the purpose of galvanizing […]