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  • Poet Silva Merjanian Supports Syrian-Armenians with New Book

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Silva Merjanian BY KYLE KHANDIKIAN In her new book, Rumor, poet Silva Merjanian unpacks and explores the many layers of the human experience with poetry that one reviewer describes as “shocking, tender and to the point.” Born and raised in Lebanon, Merjanian left for Geneva in the wake of the Lebanese Civil War. Currently living in California, Merjanian’s poetry has been featured widely in anthologies and international poetry journals, and has been read by Irish actress and narrator Eabha Rose. Rumor is her second volume of poetry after Uncoil a Night, released in 2013. All the proceeds…
  • Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan uses war against IS as cover

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    30 Jul 2015 | 10:06 pm
    “Erdogan stressed in the past that they would never allow the unification of Kurdish cantons in northern Syria,” Demirtas said.
  • August Upon Us: A break from breaking news

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    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    With the beginning of August comes the most beloved of Armenian traditions – summer holiday. For the next month, life slows in the republic as concerns turn to family vacation and reprieve from normal cares of the day. ArmeniaNow joins its media colleagues in observing the month of non-news. Of course we will be on hand to alert readers of any major events that occur, but otherwise our annual holiday begins today. The occasion is also our chance to, again, thank you for using us as your source of news and information from and about Armenia. Please join us back here at the beginning of…
  • Օրացույց. 30-ը Հուլիսի.Նաիրի Հունանյանը պարզաբանում է, թե ինչու չի վնասել Լեւոն Բարխուդարյանին (video)

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    30 Jul 2015 | 11:16 am
  • Turkey Attacks Kurds under Anti-ISIS Cover

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    Serouj Aprahamian
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Special for the Armenian Weekly  On Wed., July 22, U.S. President Barrack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan got on the phone and struck a deal to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Since then, the Western press has been full of adulation for Turkey, claiming that it has finally overcome its reluctance to act against the Islamic State, realized that ISIS has to be dealt with, and has joined forces with the U.S. in the fight against extremism. Makeshift barricades fill the streets as left-wing protesters light a fire trying to avoid tear gas used…
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  • Poet Silva Merjanian Supports Syrian-Armenians with New Book

    Contributor
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    Silva Merjanian BY KYLE KHANDIKIAN In her new book, Rumor, poet Silva Merjanian unpacks and explores the many layers of the human experience with poetry that one reviewer describes as “shocking, tender and to the point.” Born and raised in Lebanon, Merjanian left for Geneva in the wake of the Lebanese Civil War. Currently living in California, Merjanian’s poetry has been featured widely in anthologies and international poetry journals, and has been read by Irish actress and narrator Eabha Rose. Rumor is her second volume of poetry after Uncoil a Night, released in 2013. All the proceeds…
  • Government Enters Summer Recess Without Addressing Electricity Issue

    Ara Khachatourian
    30 Jul 2015 | 1:55 pm
    Police deploy water cannons on June 23 to disperse protesters demanding an end to electricity price hikes BY ARA KHACHATOURIAN The government of Armenia on Thursday adjourned for its annual summer recess with no discussion whatsoever on a matter that has riveted Armenians around the world this summer: the public outcry over the rise in electricity prices. It is astounding that Armenia’s government has decided to defer discussion of this topic given the mass demonstration in late June and early July that blocked Baghramyan Avenue and created a groundswell of support and activism over this…
  • HDP Leader Says Turkish Military Campaign Not Aimed to Combat ISIS

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    30 Jul 2015 | 1:50 pm
    Selahattin Demirtaş, leader of HDP ANKARA (Reuters)—The main aim of Turkey’s recent military operations in northern Syria and Iraq is to prevent Kurdish territorial unity and not to combat Islamic State, the leader of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition HDP said on July 30. In an interview with Reuters, Selahattin Demirtaş accused President Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) of dragging Turkey into conflict in revenge for the AKP losing its majority in a June 7 general election. That election saw the HDP win enough votes to enter parliament as…
  • Mesrobian School Leads the Way for ‘Mindfulness’ in Education

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    30 Jul 2015 | 12:20 pm
    Mesrobian teachers sit down with Dr. Dustin Plattner to learn about the practice of mindfulness (Source: Razmig Sarkissian/Mesrobian School) Mesrobian teachers took a deep breath and practiced mindful awareness at their last faculty meeting of the 2014-2015 academic year together with Dr. Dustin Plattner, a clinical psychologist who, in the course of his work with Mesrobian School for 2015-2016, will be working with Mesrobian students on “Mindfulness.” “Mindfulness helps us be aware of what goes on inside us,” Dr. Plattner explained. Research now shows that practicing…
  • Urartu Castle’s Walls Unearthed After 2,700 years

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    30 Jul 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Excavators work at the Urartu Castle site near Van (Source: DHA Photos) VAN (Dogan News Agency)—After 2,700 years the walls of Urartu Castle have been unearthed in the Ayanis neighborhood of the eastern province of Van in Turkey. Excavations at the Urartu Castle site, situated 24 miles from Van, have been ongoing for 25 years. After the discovery of the temple, this year the walls, a defining part of the castle, have been unearthed. Some 25 years after its construction, the castle was damaged by an earthquake and fire, which was followed by the dismantlement of the adobes. The castle was…
 
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  • August Upon Us: A break from breaking news

    31 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    With the beginning of August comes the most beloved of Armenian traditions – summer holiday. For the next month, life slows in the republic as concerns turn to family vacation and reprieve from normal cares of the day. ArmeniaNow joins its media colleagues in observing the month of non-news. Of course we will be on hand to alert readers of any major events that occur, but otherwise our annual holiday begins today. The occasion is also our chance to, again, thank you for using us as your source of news and information from and about Armenia. Please join us back here at the beginning of…
  • Tumo Time: Gyumri students get orientation for beginning of hi-tech training

    Gayane Mkrtchyan
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:58 am
    The new Tumo Center for Creative Technologies in Armenia’s second largest city of Gyumri will open its doors to students aged 12-18 in September, enabling them to learn skills that they will need in pursuing their future career goals. Six orientation sessions have been held and about 800 students from Gyumri and surrounding villages have enrolled so far.
  • Nectar from Musaler: “They say we must return”

    Gayane Mkrtchyan
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:57 am
    The silk wedding dress is deep in the ancient chest; she has difficulty finding it. She sings, holding up her 101-year-old withered hands with ease and makes some moves showing how she danced at her wedding.
  • 70 Years On: World War II veterans in Armenia mark Victory Day anniversary

    Gayane Mkrtchyan
    31 Jul 2015 | 8:56 am
    Medals clank on the chest of a 91-year-old decorated veteran of World War II as he remembers the years of great battles and the liberation of the world from the Nazis. Artush Mkrtchyan bears not only the memories of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945), but also two pieces of shrapnel in his arm. The former member of the reconnaissance group at the 23rd Kiev-Zhitomir division says he is proud to have been one of the victors in that war in which tens of millions of soldiers and civilians were killed on three continents.
  • Breaking Stereotypes: Enthusiast promotes street dances in Armenia

    31 Jul 2015 | 8:55 am
    Aghvan Tevosyan holds a PhD in entomology and has worked for a local agency engaged in plant protection for several years. But the 29-year-old Armenian B-boying enthusiast says he has never stopped chasing his dream, which has landed him a second, apparently more satisfying job of a dance instructor.
 
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  • Turkey Attacks Kurds under Anti-ISIS Cover

    Serouj Aprahamian
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Special for the Armenian Weekly  On Wed., July 22, U.S. President Barrack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan got on the phone and struck a deal to carry out airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Since then, the Western press has been full of adulation for Turkey, claiming that it has finally overcome its reluctance to act against the Islamic State, realized that ISIS has to be dealt with, and has joined forces with the U.S. in the fight against extremism. Makeshift barricades fill the streets as left-wing protesters light a fire trying to avoid tear gas used…
  • Chicago Armenian Community Marks Lisbon Anniversary

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    30 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    GLENVIEW, Ill.—The Chicago Armenian community marked the 32nd anniversary of the martyrdom of the Lisbon Five this week by holding a special requiem service for Sarkis Abrahamian, Setrak Ajamian, Vache Daghlian, Ara Kuhrjulian, and Simon Yahniyan. The service, which was held at Armenian All Saints Church in Glenview, was conducted by Archpriest Rev. Zareh Sahakian and was attended by more than 200 people. The service honored the self-sacrifice of these five youth, aged 19 to 21 years old, who occupied and subsequently blew up the Turkish Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal, on July 27, 1983. In a…
  • Two Pillars Keep Haigazian Standing Strong

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    30 Jul 2015 | 12:03 pm
    Haigazian University would not be here today without the outstanding leadership it has had over the last 60 years. Two such passionate visionaries were Dr. John Markarian and Wilma Cholakian. It was a memorable day in 1955 when John Markarian, a young tenured religion professor at La Fayette College in Pennsylvania, relinquished that position by accepting the invitation to serve as founding president of Haigazian College. History proved the decision providential. Haigazian University benefactor Joyce Philibosian Stein with Dr. John Markarian, president, at his 90th birthday celebration…
  • ‘Return to Asbury’ Event Slated for Aug 7-9

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    30 Jul 2015 | 11:58 am
    ASBURY PARK, N.J.—Hundreds of Armenians will once again flock to the Jersey Shore’s historic Asbury Park to spend a weekend full of camaraderie and tradition during “Return to Asbury.” ‘Return to Asbury’ is slated for Aug 7-9 Now in its fourth year, this unique event has gained immense popularity and draws Armenians from the East and West Coasts for a weekend of socializing on the beach, dancing to traditional Armenian kef music, and participating in tavloo and volleyball games. “Return to Asbury,” hosted by the New York Armenian Students’ Association and Florida Armenians,…
  • New Book: ‘Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia’

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    30 Jul 2015 | 11:50 am
    Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia by historian Christina Maranci ushers the reader into the world of early medieval Armenia—its sacred landscapes, striking churches, and rich literary and religious traditions. Cover of ‘Vigilant Powers: Three Churches of Early Medieval Armenia’ An examination of three sculpted and inscribed monuments, produced during the “global” wars of the 7th century, demonstrates the close engagement of Armenia with Byzantine imperial interests and with contemporary events in the Holy Land. The dramatic context of the military…
 
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  • Annotating Yerevan

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    18:01, July 30, 2015Tina Bastajian is a media artist and researcher born in Los Angeles and based in Amsterdam. Currently she is a lecturer of documentary film at Amsterdam University College and of media and culture at Webster University, Leiden. Among her works are “Jagadakeer… between the near and east” (2001), “A tree once grew on Pushkin” (2009), “Coffee Deposits: Topologies of chance” (an interactive documentary in collaboration with Seda Manavoglu, 2010). Last week Tina Bastajian started a workshop at the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies called “Geolocated…
  • US: Global Magnitsky Act Passed to Senate

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    21:13, July 30, 2015A United States bill which would allow authorities to bar corrupt foreign officials and those responsible for human rights abuses from entering the US and using its financial institutions has moved a step closer to possible adoption. The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) voted unanimously to pass the Global Magnitsky Act to the Senate floor for a vote, Senator Ben Cardin announced via Twitter on Wednesday. The law would expand the act passed by the US Congress in 2012 allowing for Russia-specific sanctions to apply globally. The bill was passed by the SFRC to…
  • Romania: Record Heroin Seizure ‘Biggest Since the Nineties’

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:51 pm
    21:21, July 30, 2015Romanian authorities have seized 333 kilograms of heroin from two trucks they say were headed towards Hungary. According to chief organized crime prosecutor Daniel Horodniceanu, it is the largest seizure of heroin since the 1990's. Prosecutors say an international heroin trafficking ring tried to transport the heroin, with an estimated street value of € 40 million (US$ 43 million), through Ukraine to Romania on its way to Western Europe. It is thought the heroin originated in Afghanistan, with the likely final destination of the Netherlands. On…
  • Top Armenian Taxpayers Pay Less In First Half of 2015

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    Despite assurances from the Armenian government about continuing economic growth in the country the top local taxpayers paid some 15 percent less in taxes in the first half of this year than they did during the same period in 2014.  Whereas in January-June last year the largest 1,000 taxpayers paid a total of $801.6 million in taxes, the same figure reported for the corresponding period of 2015 is $678.7 million. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as reported by various news agencies and freelance…
  • Armenian Police Replace RFE/RL Equipment Damaged In June 23 Violence

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    30 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The Armenian Police have compensated RFE/RL’s Armenian Service for its expensive equipment that was damaged by officers during last month’s breakup of a civil protest in Yerevan. The Service’s internet-based Azatutyun TV was providing live coverage of an overnight sit-in in central Baghramian Avenue in the early hours of June 23 when its reporters and cameramen were attacked by police officers who had earlier dispersed a group of activists protesting rising electricity prices. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia…
 
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  • Interviewing Liza Barsoumian about the Daily Vacation Bible School of 2015

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:36 am
    The Daily Vacation Bible School is one of the primary outreaching and evangelising ministries of the Armenian Evangelical Churches in general and the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church in particular. Why? Well, simply it's a unique ministry where we as a church can reach out beyond our neighbourhood of Amanos area and invite children who attend other schools during academic year.In order to gain further knowledge about the DVBS, we had this quick interview with Ms. Liza Barsoumian who is leading this year's summer school for the third year now.(Interview by Raffi)Liza Barsoumian with the…
  • Events and Activities of the Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church's Chanits Youth

    26 Jul 2015 | 5:35 am
    During a Bible study, with Mrs. Yester Kilaghbian (on the right) leading the studyYouth outingThe youth participating in the CE Executive Body's banquet, held in the Armenian Evangelical First Church's hall. The youth were serving the tables.Participating with a choir and leading the worship of the church, during Christian Endeavour SundaySeveral junior youth graduating from Badaniats and passing to Chanits during Christian Endeavour Sunday
  • AMAA Addresses Turkish Leaders Requesting Intervention at CAMP ARMEN near Istanbul

    18 May 2015 | 5:38 am
    AMAA Addresses Turkish LeadersRequesting Intervention at CAMP ARMEN near IstanbulParamus, NJ ― In response to the recent news of the partial demolition of CAMP ARMEN in the Tuzla District near Istanbul, the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) has written to the President, Prime Minister and the United States Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey asking for their intervention and support.During the partial demolition of the Camp in early May, a group of Armenians from Turkey, including some of the former students of the Youth Home of Istanbul, who grew up in Camp Armen, rushed…
  • Haigazian University Press Publishes the Book “Armenian Trans-nationalism and the Modern Age of Communications"

    18 May 2015 | 5:37 am
    The Armenian Evangelical Emmanuel Church's Chanitz Blog had participated in this conference, that was held in 2013. For details about the conference, you can check here: http://www.haigazian.edu.lb/NewsEvents/Pages/default.aspx?NewsID=986
  • Demolition of Istanbul Armenian orphanage pauses, amid outcry

    10 May 2015 | 10:06 am
    During these troubling times in Syria comes a dreadful news to demolish Camp Armen of Tuzla, Turkey. As a quick history, the campsite was found and bought through the efforts of Hrant Guzelian, who also endeavored to go to the depths of Anatolia to find lost and hidden Armenian children. He brought them to Badanegan Doon below the Armenian Evangelical Church of Gedikpasha, Istanbul. Hrant Dink and Rakel Dink have lived and grown up there.Today, Garabet Orunöz, who himself has grown up in Badanegan Doon, and many activists are joining to stop the demolition.As a tribute to Hrant Guzelian, the…
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