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  • ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

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    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Turkey John Bass during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee WASHINGTON—ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on the nominee on Tuesday, July 29th: “The ANCA cannot support the nomination of John Bass to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, on the basis of his Senate testimony that compounds President Obama’s broken pledge to recognize the Armenian…
  • Tor network received over $1.8m from U.S. govt. in 2013: report

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    29 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Meanwhile, Russia has offered 3.9m rubles ($110,000) in a contest seeking a way to crack the identities of users of the network.
  • “Hot Autumn”?: Experts say public lacks will to support non-government-aligned protest actions

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    Sara Khojoyan
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Political analysts say that although the daily rising tension between political governmental and non-governmental forces promises a ‘hot’ autumn, the majority of the public is unprepared to present demands to the political opposition and stay consistent about such demands.
  • Zaven Khanjian to lead Armenian Missionary Association of America

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    24 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Dr. Joseph Zeronian, President of the Board of Directors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), announced the appointment of Zaven Khanjian as the new Executive Director/CEO of the Association effective September 1, 2014.
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  • ANCA’s Hamparian Decries Obama’s Choice for Turkey Ambassador

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    29 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    U.S. Ambassador-Designate to Turkey John Bass during his confirmation hearing at the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee WASHINGTON—ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on the nominee on Tuesday, July 29th: “The ANCA cannot support the nomination of John Bass to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, on the basis of his Senate testimony that compounds President Obama’s broken pledge to recognize the Armenian…
  • Community Gathers to Honor Lisbon 5

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    29 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Community members gathered at Missak Torlakian's gravesite to honor the Lisbon 5 LOS ANGELES—Community members on Sunday gathered at churches across the Western United States for special prayers and sermons to honor the memory of the Lisbon 5, who 31 years ago sacrificed their lives for the advancement of the Armenian Cause. Vache Daghlian, Simon Yahneian, Sarkis Aprahamian, Setrak Adjemian and Ara Kerdjelian were memorialized with special prayers at Prelacy churches around the Western US, while members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western US Central Committee, area ARF chapter…
  • Armenian, Karabakh Defense Ministers Tour Frontline

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    29 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    Armenia's Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian visits a military outpost on the border with Azerbaijan YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenian Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian traveled to Artsakh on Sunday to visit the Republic’s military units as part of the military cooperation between the two Armenian states. He was accompanied by Nagorno-Karabakh Defense Minister Movses Hakobyan. They visited a number of sections on the frontline, meeting with top military commanders. Ohanian and Hakobyan also looked into the matter of improving defensive technologies along with other measures designed to bolster border…
  • Erdogan ‘Glad’ to Return Jewish American Award

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    29 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ANKARA (RT)—Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will gladly return an award given to him by a Jewish-American association a decade ago in a letter released by his office, which also called on the US group to condemn Israel’s government policies in Gaza. The New York-based American Jewish Congress said in a letter to Erdogan last week that he had become the world’s “most virulent anti-Israeli leader” and it demanded that he return the prize. He had been given the award partly for his efforts to broker peace…
  • Knowledge-Based Economy ‘Key to Armenia’s Future’

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    29 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern YEREVAN (Arka)—Armenia’s future lies in a knowledge-based economy, said U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern. Speaking at the first conference of Oracle’s Armenian Users Group in Yerevan he described information technology as the fastest growing sector of Armenia’s economy, posting a 20 percent annual growth rate and a 15 to 20 percent growth in jobs. “I believe that Armenia’s future lies in the knowledge-based economy and this is why USAID continues working with various Armenian companies, helping to train personnel who can replenish…
 
 
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  • Zaven Khanjian to lead Armenian Missionary Association of America

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Dr. Joseph Zeronian, President of the Board of Directors of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA), announced the appointment of Zaven Khanjian as the new Executive Director/CEO of the Association effective September 1, 2014.
  • Ani Garmiryan joins Gulbenkian Foundation

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:05 pm
    The Armenian Communities Department has announced the appointment of Ani Garmiryan as Senior Programme Officer. She will be responsible for the promotion of Western Armenian, a priority for the Department as highlighted in its recent Five-Year Programming Plan.
  • Maestro Konstantin Petrossian honored

    24 Jul 2014 | 3:57 pm
    It was a festive occasion for those celebrating the centennial of the Sts. Sahag and Mesrob Church of Providence, R.I., with a gala concert on And as it turned out, the day held a special surprise for the concert conductor, Maestro Konstantin Petrossian.
  • Fall 2014 Ordjanian visiting professor at Columbia selected

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Dr. Helen C. Evans, the Mary and Michael Jaharis Curator for Byzantine Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been appointed the Nikit and Eleanora Ordjanian Visiting Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University for the Fall of 2014.
  • Appeals court upholds ruling in Washington Armenian Genocide Museum case

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    In a July 15 ruling U.S. Court of Appeals ruled to uphold an earlier federal court’s decision that returned a series of Washington properties to the Cafesjian Family Foundation.
 
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  • Rendahl: What Time Is It?

    Kristi Rendahl
    29 Jul 2014 | 8:47 am
    “There’s an Armenian here,” my former professor’s wife texted me from a dinner party in Fargo, N.D., a couple of months ago. “Do you want to come have dinner?” Naturally, I thought. I’m on my way to stay with my former professor and his wife in Fargo—land of zero Armenians—and they’re at a dinner party where there’s an Armenian. I’ve grown accustomed to this phenomenon. Somehow, I’d grown up without ever hearing of Armenia or Armenians until I was 20 years old. And now, some 18 years after I first set foot in Armenia, they’re everywhere I go. “Do you ever…
  • Hamparian: ‘U.S. States Must Be Represented in Ankara by Clear, Compelling Voice for Truth’

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    29 Jul 2014 | 7:54 am
    WASHINGTON—ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Bass for U.S. Ambassador to Turkey. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to vote on the nominee on Tuesday, July 29: “The ANCA cannot support the nomination of John Bass to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Turkey, on the basis of his Senate testimony that compounds President Obama’s broken pledge to recognize the Armenian Genocide by retreating even further from the truth and tightening Turkey’s gag-rule on the U.S. government.”…
  • Keeping in Step with Dance Recitals

    Tom Vartabedian
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:26 am
    I committed the ultimate social blunder the other day at my granddaughter’s dance recital. Just as she appeared on stage for one of her “dazzling” performances, I jumped from my seat and began taking photographs. I didn’t sit back down until the number ended three minutes later, hoping to get that shot of a lifetime. I would have remained seated had the patron in front of me been a child. This guy was six feet tall and just as wide. Why he chose that spot was my albatross. One seat over would have been a better choice. Had he moved the other way, he would have blocked my wife’s…
  • My Friend Abo Won a Grammy

    Gegham Mughnetsyan
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    How many people can say that they have a friend who has a won a Grammy? My friend Abraham Gumroyan, or Abo, won the award for Best Tropical Album at this year’s Grammys, as a member of the Pacific Mambo Orchestra. Abraham Gumroyan Most members of our community, however, have probably not heard his name, because even though Abo is very vocal about topics ranging from Armenian politics to life in the diaspora, he is not the kind of a guy who will walk down the street announcing that he just won a Grammy. So I, as a proud friend, am doing it for him. I first met Abo at an Armenian festival at…
  • IRFW, Strassler Center to Identify and Honor Muslim Rescuers of Armenians

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    28 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    ‘This is an unchartered territory waiting to be discovered.’ – Eduardo Eurnekian The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) and the Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University join forces in a major research effort under the supervision of Prof. Taner Akcam. Eduardo Eurnekian, the chairman of the IRWF, announced the ambitious research project that aims to identify Turks and Kurds that reached out to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. “The main mission of the IRWF is to unveil untold stories of rescue and…
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  • Armenian Defense Chief Visits Karabakh Frontline

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    29 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian has toured “the line of contact” around Nagorno-Karabakh as part of what military authorities in Stepanakert described on Tuesday as Armenian efforts to neutralize increased ceasefire violations by Azerbaijani troops. The Karabakh Defense Army reported the trip in a statement posted on its websiteThis 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 journalists Related posts: Armenian PM Visits Karabakh Frontline Sarkisian Again…
  • Sarkisian ‘Still Undecided’ On Parliamentary Republic

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    29 Jul 2014 | 2:57 pm
    President Serzh Sarkisian wants to curtail sweeping constitutional powers enjoyed by him but has yet to decide whether Armenia must be transformed into a parliamentary republic, one of his political allies said on Tuesday. Sarkisian’s plans to enact corresponding amendments to the Armenian constitution were high on the agenda of his meeting last week with Vazgen Manukian, the chairman of the Public Council, and other members of body advising him on domestic and foreign policies. This news is brought to you by HyeMedia | Armenian News where you can read balanced Armenian News from…
  • Water Carried in Buckets, No Gas Supply, Impassable Roads: Some of the Problems in Armenian Village of Katchatchkout

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    29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    11:48, July 29, 2014Drinking water not supplied to the entire village, no natural gas supply system, and an impassable road are just some of the problems faced by residents of the village of Katchatchkout in Armenia's Lori Province. Katchatchkout resident Larisa Petrosyan every day hauls water in buckets from the village spring to her home. "Drinking water doesn't reach our neighborhood; that's why we're forced to take water in buckets from the village spring. Well, what can we do?" she says.  "The marzpet [provincial governor] once came to Katchatchkout. One of the villagers told the…
  • ‘World’s largest catsup bottle’ on sale without any ketchup inside

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    29 Jul 2014 | 10:14 am
    Tourists flock to see a 380,000-litre ketchup bottle, dubbed the "World's Largest Bottle of Catsup", on sale for $500,000 (£295,000), The Telegraph reports. Owner Larry Eckert is selling the 65-year-old, 170-foot (52-metre)-tall landmark and adjacent warehouse but despite its name, the 380,000-litre tower has never held ketchup. For fans of the sauce to fill the bottle, they would require 1.3 million of the iconic 300ml glass bottles of Heinz Ketchup. Meanwhile, 628,000 of Heinz's bestselling top down squeezy bottle, worth 605ml, would be needed to fill it. The Collinsville water tower is a…
  • BP sees profits rise but warns of Russia sanctions risk

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    29 Jul 2014 | 10:13 am
    BP has warned that further sanctions against Russia could affect its business as it posted a rise in second quarter profits, the BBC reports.BP said that sanctions imposed over the Ukraine crisis have not affected the oil giant so far, but could do so in the future.The warning came as European ministers were due to meet to discuss bolstered measures against Russia.Sanctions "could adversely impact our business", BP said.BP has around a 20% stake in Russian energy giant Rosneft."Any future erosion of our relationship with Rosneft, or the impact of further economic sanctions, could adversely…
 
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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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