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The 32nd World Congress of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) concluded on Jan. 24.

Around 1,000 ARF Members to Visit Artsakh on Feb. 27

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Around 1,000 members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) will travel from Armenia to Artsakh (Karabagh) on Feb. 27, to express their solidarity with Artsakh and to commemorate the Sumgait anti-Armenian pogroms of 1988. During their visit, ARF members are [more...]

February 25, 2015 // 2 Comments

St. Gregory of Narek,

Pope Francis Declares St. Gregory of Narek Doctor of the Church

VATICAN CITY (A.W.)—Pope Francis has declared celebrated 10th century Armenian mystic and poet, St. Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Universal Church. The Vatican said Monday that the Pope had agreed to bestow the honor on St. Gregory after the decision made by the Vatican’s office in charge [more...]

February 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

Erdogan

Turkey Denies Report on Cancellation of Gallipoli Commemoration Events

Sources close to the Turkish government have denied the Sunday’s Zaman report that claimed the Gallipoli commemoration events have been canceled, according to Daily Sabah. “Sources from both the Presidency and Prime Ministry have refuted the claims that the commemorations have been canceled, [more...]

February 22, 2015 // 7 Comments

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greeted Azeri President Ilham Aliyev on Jan. 15, in the presence of 16 soldiers dressed in ceremonial costumes representing various Turkic people in history. (Photo: Official website of the President of Turkey)

Gallipoli Commemorations in Turkey

Update: Sources close to the Turkish government have denied Sunday’s Zaman’s report claiming that the Gallipoli commemoration events have been canceled, reported Daily Sabah on Feb. 22. ANKARA (A.W.)—The commemoration ceremonies marking the centennial of the Gallipoli campaign of World War [more...]

February 21, 2015 // 29 Comments

PAP leader Gagik Tsarukyan

PAP Calls Off Rally, Commits to Peaceful, Legal Solution

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) announced today that the rally scheduled to take place on Feb. 20 at Yerevan’s Liberty Square has been canceled. The rally had been organized by the PAP, together with the Armenian National Congress (HAK), and the Heritage Party, as tensions [more...]

February 18, 2015 // 5 Comments

Giro Manoyan

Manoyan: Withdrawal of Protocols a Welcome Step, but Not Enough

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian Revolutionary Federation-Dashnaktsutyun (ARF-D) Bureau member Giro Manoyan has called President Serge Sarkisian’s decision to withdraw the Turkey-Armenia accord from the National Assembly a first step to completely neutralize the protocols, however, he stressed that [more...]

February 16, 2015 // 9 Comments

President Serge Sarkisian (Photo: Official website of the President of Armenia)

Sarkisian Withdraws Protocols from Parliament

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Armenian President Serge Sarkisian has asked to withdraw the Turkey-Armenia protocols from the National Assembly. Sarkisian sent a letter to the Chairman of the National Assembly Galust Sahakyan, informing him about his decision to withdraw the protocols from the National Assembly [more...]

February 16, 2015 // 44 Comments

Tarkanian receiving the "People's Choice" Award at the 2014 ANCA-WR Banquet.

Legendary Armenian-American Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Passes Away

LAS VEGAS (A.W.)—Legendary Armenian-American college basketball coach Jerry “The Shark” Tarkanian has died at the age of 84. Tarkanian’s son, Danny Tarkanian, broke the news to his Twitter followers earlier today. Danny Tarkanian’s Twitter post According to SI.com, Tarkanian was taken [more...]

February 11, 2015 // 2 Comments

Hundreds of Prosperous Armenia Party (BHK) supporters rallied on the streets of Yerevan on Feb. 9 after activist Artak Khachatryan was kidnapped and beaten unconscious by three unknown men. (Photo: Photolur)

Protests in Yerevan after Kidnapping and Beating of Activist

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Hundreds of Prosperous Armenia Party (PAP) supporters rallied on the streets of Yerevan on Feb. 9 after activist Artak Khachatryan was kidnapped and beaten unconscious by three unknown men. Khachatryan was left on a street near his home on Feb. 7, hours after being beaten while [more...]

February 11, 2015 // 1 Comment

Among the 61 clients profiled on the ICIJ website is the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians and head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Catholicos Karekin II.

Karekin II Appears in Leaked HSBC Files

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—On Feb. 8, the Washington-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) released details from 60,000 leaked files on more than 100,000 client accounts (individual and legal) with the British banking giant HSBC. Among the 61 clients profiled on the ICIJ [more...]

February 9, 2015 // 14 Comments

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