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  • Haigazian University Fundraiser Focuses on Syrian Armenian Students

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    22 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Haigazian University Alumni Board with Joyce Naltchayan Boghosian (center)White House Photographer Joyce Naltchayan Boghosian Featured LOS ANGELES—An afternoon luncheon fundraiser for displaced Syrian Armenian students at Haigazian University became a reunion of sorts with alumni, philanthropists, clergy, government officials, and friends. They had one goal— to raise much needed scholarship funds for the displaced Syrian Armenian students studying at Haigazian. Their goal was realized. All attending were painfully aware of the need— and were generous. A current, informative report was…
  • Ameriabank posts AMD 2.9 billion net profit growth in 1st halfyear of 2014

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    22 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    "We are particularly pleased by a 15 percent rise in lending to small and medium-sized businesses,” the bank’s financial director said.
  • LTP on Constitutional Reform: First president says Sargsyan wants to “eternalize his power”

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    Sara Khojoyan
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Independent Armenia’s first president and opposition leader, Levon Ter-Petrosyan says the issue of Constitutional reforms creates a special gap between the government and the opposition, and in case of continuing it, President Serzh Sargsyan might face loss of power.
  • From stateless thinking to the Forum of independent minds

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    16 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    In a wide-ranging commentary, Armenia's former ambassador to the United States Rouben Shougarian,who recently participated in a seminar organized by the Policy Forum Armenia, outlines his vision of Armenian advocacy and Armenia's foreign policy challenges in light of the crisis in Ukraine.
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  • Haigazian University Fundraiser Focuses on Syrian Armenian Students

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    22 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Haigazian University Alumni Board with Joyce Naltchayan Boghosian (center)White House Photographer Joyce Naltchayan Boghosian Featured LOS ANGELES—An afternoon luncheon fundraiser for displaced Syrian Armenian students at Haigazian University became a reunion of sorts with alumni, philanthropists, clergy, government officials, and friends. They had one goal— to raise much needed scholarship funds for the displaced Syrian Armenian students studying at Haigazian. Their goal was realized. All attending were painfully aware of the need— and were generous. A current, informative report was…
  • Turkey-Eurasian Union Partnership ‘Will Hurt Armenia’

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    Turkish and Russian flags on display in Moscow If Turkey’s initiative to create a free trade zone with Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan becomes a reality, it will prove to be an unfavorable factor for Armenia as Turkey will become a real actor in that market, with certain anti-Armenian manifestations, expert in Turkic studies Ara Papyan told Tert.am. “Turkey has had this intention for a long time. When Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke of Turkey’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union, he was actually speaking of Turkey’s joining it somehow rather than of its membership. So…
  • Nalbandian Warns Minsk Group about Baku

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian (center) with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmen James Warlick (U.S.), Pierre Andrieu (France), Igor Popov (Russia), and Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk (center-left) in Brussels BRUSSELS (ArmRadio)—On a working visit to Brussels, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian had a meeting with the Minks Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov, James Warlick and Pierre Andrieu and the Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Andrzej Kasprzyk. During the meeting the parties continued the discussions on furthering…
  • Karabakh Parliament Calls for Release of Armenian Businessman

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    The National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh in Stepanakert STEPANAKERT (RFE/RL)—Members of Nagorno-Karabakh’s legislature have called for an immediate release of an Armenian businessman who was arrested in Russia last week on suspicion of having ties with an organized criminal group. All factions and groups of the republic’s 33-member National Assembly on Tuesday issued a statement in which they described Levon Hayrapetian, a native of Nagorno-Karabakh, as a great patriot who has for years implemented numerous charity projects in his homeland, contributing to its social and…
  • Armenia Unveils First Particle Accelerator

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    A scientist works in a control room at the CANDLE Synchrotron Research Institute in Yerevan. (Photo: Photolur) YEREVAN (ArmRadio)—A linear particle accelerator, named AREAL, was inaugurated Tuesday at the CANDLE (Center for the Advancement of Natural Discoveries using Light Emission) Synchrotron Research Institute in Yerevan. The modern accelerator is an exceptional and huge wealth, CANDLE’s Executive Director Vasily Tsakanov and President of the State Committee on Science Samvel Harutyunyan said at the opening ceremony. They informed that Armenia will become a member of Europe’s…
 
 
 
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  • ‘AUA for Syrian Armenians’ Campaign Launched to Raise Funds for Assistance Program

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    22 Jul 2014 | 10:23 am
    YEREVAN—On June 30, the American University of Armenia (AUA) launched the first phase of the “AUA for Syrian Armenians” campaign, which aims to raise money to provide valuable educational resources to the displaced Syrian-Armenian population in Armenia through the AUA Extension Program. In 2012, AUA launched this assistance program, which allows Syrian-Armenian refugees to take up to two AUA Extension courses free of charge. In 2012, AUA launched this assistance program, which allows Syrian-Armenian refugees to take up to two AUA Extension courses free of charge. The program’s…
  • Unseen Armenia: Ayrk

    Joseph Dagdigian
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    Ayrk, in Gegharkunik marz, about 30 km. south of Vartenis, to the south-east of Lake Sevan, is a village of about 50 households. It is reachable from Vartenis by a bad but passable road. The village of Ayrk in the distance The origin of the village is unknown, but in the cemetery next to its two small churches, Sourp Grigor and Sourp Astvatsatsin, are khatchkars (stone crosses) that date to the 7th-10th centuries. Ayrk, Sourp Gevorg Church, 19th century Approaching the village, a few roofs over the scattered houses were visible in the distance, together with some destroyed buildings. We…
  • IAEA Supports Medical Isotope Production in Armenia

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    22 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    YEREVAN—The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) recently indicated its support for the “Technetium 99m Medical Isotope Production Project” at the newly formed Medical Isotope Production Division of the Yerevan Physics Institute (YerPhI). The research and production program will use an 18 MeV (million electron-volt) proton beam of an IBAC18 cyclotron particle accelerator to be installed at a newly renovated facility of the physics institute by the end of 2014. The Technetium is produced by irradiating Molybdenum with a proton beam from the cyclotron. (L-R) Electronics engineer…
  • Richard Tucker Remembered during Centennial

    Tom Vartabedian
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    If Richard Tucker were alive today, he would be celebrating his centennial—and probably still singing. Metropolitan Opera tenor Richard Tucker as ‘The Duke’ in ‘Rigoletto,’ shortly before his death in 1971. The world’s greatest tenor enjoyed a modest, yet memorable career at the Metropolitan Opera Society with a presence that could light up the stage and mesmerize any audience. He seemed to sound 20 years younger with a flawless technique that kept his voice pliable and energized. I’ll never forget the brief interlude we had together. We met one evening in 1971 following a…
  • In the Shadow of 1915: Reflections on Hrant’s Assassination

    Taner Akcam
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    The Armenian Weekly April 2014 Magazine Seven years have passed since Hrant Dink’s assassination and those who planned his murder remain free. While the search for justice continues with a second round of trials, there seems to be insufficient political will to uncover the truth. With these new trials, I am reminded of Karl Marx’s famous adage about history repeating itself—the first time as tragedy, the second as farce. Frustrating as this may be, political will is precisely what prevents the Turkish justice system from discovering the guilty parties. Friends and admirers of Hrant are…
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  • Aznavour Attends Opening of Armenian Consulate in Lyon

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    11:07, July 22, 2014Charles Aznavour was one of the dignitaries on hand at yesterday’s official opening of an Armenian consulate in Lyon, France. Joined by Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb and Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, Aznavour is seen here cutting the ribbon signaling the opening of the new diplomatic post. The new consul is Nikolay Sarkisov, a Russian-Armenian with a current net worth of US$1.3 billion according to Forbes. This makes him the 96th wealthiest individual in Russia. Forbes writes, “Nikolai Sarkisov, the younger brother of billionaire Sergei Sarkisov, oversees…
  • New Mayor of Goris Cites Stray Dogs and Garbage Collection as Top Priorities

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:25 pm
    11:31, July 22, 2014Vachagan Adounts yesterday assumed the role of mayor of Goris, a town in Syunik Province. Adounts won the June 8 mayoral election with 61.6% of the vote. Syunik Provincial Deputy Governor Ashot Mardyan was on hand at the swearing in ceremony to wish Adounts success as mayor of the town of approximately 23,000. Adounts told Hetq that his top priority as mayor would be to improve garbage collection, the problem of stray dogs and street lighting. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from Armenia & the Diaspora as…
  • Turkey: Senior Police Arrested; Accused Of Illegal Wiretapping And Spying On Government

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    18:02, July 22, 2014Turkish police arrested 67 senior police officers Tuesday for illegal wire-tapping and spying on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his cabinet in a wide-scale government sweep against supporters of his political rival, reports Reuters. The Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office said that the nearly 200 raids in the early morning were carried out in Istanbul and 22 provinces in Turkey, says Channel News Asia. According to prosecutors, arrest warrants were issued for 115 police officers. The government claims that thousands of people were illegally wiretapped,…
  • Artsakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Receives ICRC Mission Head

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    21:21, July 22, 2014On July 22, Artsakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Karen Mirzoyan received Thomas Hallier, Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mission in Artsakh. During the meeting, the parties discussed a number of issues related to the activities of the ICRC Office in Artsakh. The parties also touched upon the issue of the neutralized Azeri subversive group in the territory of Artsakh, and the cooperation established in this regard between the ICRC Office in Artsakh and local appropriate structures, in particular, the Artsakh State Commission on Prisoners of War,…
  • ECHR orders Turkey to regulate use of tear gas, pay compensation to victim

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ordered Turkey to pay 65,000 euros for the tear gas canister-related death of a passerby during a protest in 2006, also ruling that “Turkey must regulate the use of tear-gas grenades,” the Hurriyet Daily News reports.The victim, Tarık Ataykaya, was passing through a demonstration when he was hit in the head by a tear-gas canister fired by police as they sought to disperse demonstrators who were protesting the death of 14 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Diyarbakır on March 29, 2006. Ataykaya succumbed to his…
 
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  • A Visit to Yerevan’s Sole Hatter

    17 Jul 2014 | 1:14 am
    I love hats. I’ve been collecting them for years of all shapes and sizes, Borsalinos and wool caps by Kangol (back when they were still made in Great Britain). The coolest Kangols had a built-in ear flap that folded out to protect against the extreme cold, which I used rarely fearing I’d look ridiculous. In the last several years I started purchasing baseball caps for the summer, usually without team logos, although I found a replica of a hat that used to be worn by a Black team called the Pittsburgh Crawfords in the 1920s in Marshalls of all places -- there’s a large white C printed…
  • Realizations

    16 May 2014 | 1:05 pm
    Today I came to some realizations about life, bittersweet yet somehow comforting at the same time. I now understand that no matter what good intentions you may have in your actions or deeds, no matter what kind of person you are — whether you are true to your word, you are honest with yourself and others, and you live by an ethic of morality and selflessness — you are never going to please everyone, even those who you think are closest to you.They may feel let down at times for your mistakes or things that happened in life that veered out of control due to paradoxical circumstances you…
  • Generations

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
     My grandmother, Clara Movsesian Russian, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, was born in a small village just outside of Kharpert (now Elazig) called Yegheki in 1914. In this photo taken in 2011 she sits with her great-grandson, gazing at him in wonder. She does this because the Ottoman menace that intended to eradicate the minority populations of Anatolia was an utter failure. She will be 100 years old this October, and she's in near-perfect health, as she suffers from vision and hearing problems now. But she has the best memory of anyone I know.April 24 for me is a celebration of…
  • Armenians are Survivors

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:08 am
    This year I decided to take Areg with me to the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial. It was his first time there, and although he had to be carried part of the way he didn't complain once during the entire walk up and down the hill. I told him that we were going there to remember the Armenian families, and my grandmother, who I don't think he recalls. For now in Areg's life, April 24 is about living, enjoying a sunny afternoon together with age-old friends as we walk together, for the common goal of united remembrance. As he gets older, he'll learn more about the tragedy and horror…
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    20 Apr 2014 | 6:36 am
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