Category: Lebanon

Flight Route between Armenia and Lebanon Established

Flight Route between Armenia and Lebanon Established

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Armenia Airlines has officially launched direct flights between Yerevan and Beirut. Representatives of both countries say the event is of landmark importance for the development of bilateral relations. The inaugural flight was carried out on April 10 with 80 passengers on board, 90 passengers arrived in Yerevan on the return […]

Two Armenians in Cabinet of New Lebanese Government

Two Armenians in Cabinet of New Lebanese Government

BEIRUT, Lebanon (Armenpress) — Lebanon’s President, Michel Aoun, and Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri have formed a new government of 30 ministers drawn from most sides of the country’s political spectrum and from all of its religious sects, the cabinet office said on Sunday, Reuters reports. Two ethnic Armenians – Jean Oghassapian and Avetis Gidanyan — are […]

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Zahle

Catholicos of All Armenians Received the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Zahle

ECHMIADZIN — On July 21 Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; received Metropolitan Antonios (El Soury) of the Archdiocese of Zahle of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East. He was accompanied by Jean Makaron, Ambassador of the Republic of Lebanon to Armenia and philanthropist Nicola Abofayisa. During the […]

Tekeyan Central Board Allocates $10,000 to Vahan Tekeyan School in Beirut

Tekeyan Central Board Allocates $10,000 to Vahan Tekeyan School in Beirut

BEIRUT – The Vahan Tekeyan School is located in the hub of the Armenian community in this vibrant city, in the Bourdj Hammoud neighborhood, populated predominantly by Armenians. Since the inception of the school, the American-Armenian community has supported it generously. In the initial years, there were very active Tekeyan School auxiliary committees on the […]

Tribute: Actor and Director Fazlian Played Important Role in Armenian and Lebanese Theater

Tribute: Actor and Director Fazlian Played Important Role in Armenian and Lebanese Theater

By Hagop Vartivarian I am happy that in those distant places with large Armenian populations, the foundation of the Armenian dramatic arts exists, one of the initiators of which is a youth educated from the same source as I. – Vahram Papazian BEIRUT — Berj Fazlian, who died last week at age 90, was born […]

Berj Fazlian Has Died

Berj Fazlian Has Died

BEIRUT – Director and actor Berj Fazlian passed away in Beirut on February 15. Born in Istanbul, Fazlian was considered one of the important founders of the Lebanese theater. Through his work in particular with the Rahbani brothers and Feyrouz, he succeeded in creating a golden age for the theater. He appeared in dozens of […]

Beirut ADL Baikar Chapter Gets Energized

Beirut ADL Baikar Chapter Gets Energized

By Baydzig Kalaydjian BEIRUT — The Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) Baikar Chapter of Beirut on January 5 held a meeting of its members and sympathizers at which the activities of the ADL and its internal dynamics were discussed. The Beirut chapter executive had invited ADL leader Hagop Vartivarian from New York to preside over […]

You Cannot Honor the Graves without Honoring the Bodies Themselves

Do we honor the dead or the corpses? I’m not talking about those poppy fashion accessories worn by the BBC’s clones, or PR Dave’s obscene bit of crimson Photoshopping, but the real, actual remains of the human beings slaughtered in the Great War of 1914-18. And, in this particular case, I’m talking not of the […]