Category: International News

Director Terry George Speaks about ‘The Promise’

Director Terry George Speaks about ‘The Promise’

By Paul T. Boghosian Special to the Mirror-Spectator HAMILTON, N.Y. — For months, Armenians have been hearing about a new film, “The Promise,” that had debuted at the 2016 Toronto Film Festival, not only the film, but the pushback by Turkish PR. “The Promise” is a straightforward, narrative story set in 1915 and focuses on […]

Turkish Referendum: The Price of Winning

Turkish Referendum: The Price of Winning

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — The “Yes” vote in the Turkish referendum may turn out to be a Pyrrhic victory for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Not only was the reported margin in favor of the constitutional changes far slimmer than Erdogan’s AKP party and pre-election polls had expected, with only 51.4 […]

China-Based Armenian Scholar Discusses Iran Nuclear Issues in UK

China-Based Armenian Scholar Discusses Iran Nuclear Issues in UK

CAMBRIDGE, UK — On April 11-12, the third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies was held at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge. This prestigious academic symposium was organized by the Symposia Iranica and University of Cambridge. Selected scholars from different countries were invited to introduce their research. Armenian researcher Mher Sahakyan was among them. He presented […]

Lapshin Appeals Court Decision on Prolonging Incarceration

Lapshin Appeals Court Decision on Prolonging Incarceration

BAKU (Armenpress) — Blogger Alexander Lapshin has appealed the decision of Baku Nasimi District Court on prolonging his incarceration for another three months, Lapshin’s lawyer told the Azerbaijani Trend agency. The decision on April 7 prolonged the incarceration of Lapshin, who was detained in Belarus on December 16, 2016 for a further three months. Lapshin […]

Armenian Church outside Paris Attacked

Armenian Church outside Paris Attacked

PARIS (Christianity Today) — A fire erupted in the Armenian Evangelical Church of Alfortville, a suburb of Paris, at around 6 a.m. on the morning of April 2, in what is being described as an arson attack, the third such attack on the church in the past year. Eight days prior, stones were thrown at the church building, and […]

Geneva Genocide Monument Closer to Being Constructed

Geneva Genocide Monument Closer to Being Constructed

By Fatih Gökhan Diler GENEVA, Switzerland (Agos) — A Swiss court on March 22 dismissed the last objections concerning an Armenian Genocide monument that is planned to be built there. This ruling can be appealed until April 19. Approved by Geneva City Council in 2008, the project has changed location two times and been postponed due […]

Armenian Community of China Organizes Chess Championship

Armenian Community of China Organizes Chess Championship

BEIJING — From March 12 to 24, the Armenian Community of China organized its first Online Chess Championship. Armenians from different Chinese cities, such as Nanjing, Hong Kong, Xian, Dalian, Beijing and Shanghai, participated in this event. During the intense and spectacular championship, Albert Voskanyan (Hong Kong) won first place, Ruben Galstyan (Dalian) second and […]

Panic Spreads in Iraq, Syria as Record Numbers of Civilians Are Reported Killed in US Strikes

Panic Spreads in Iraq, Syria as Record Numbers of Civilians Are Reported Killed in US Strikes

By Loveday Morris and Liz Sly MOSUL, Iraq (Washington Post) — A sharp rise in the number of civilians reported killed in US-led airstrikes in Iraq and Syria is spreading panic, deepening mistrust and triggering accusations that the United States and its partners may be acting with an unprecedented disregard for lives of noncombatants. The escalation comes as local […]