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Electric Yerevan: Police Unblock Baghramyan Avenue

More than 40 Activists Detained YEREVAN—Police moved in on the electric Yerevan protesters still remaining on Baghramyan Avenue on July 6, unblocking the avenue and arresting more than 40 activists in the process, reported RFE/RL’s Armenian service (Azatutyun.am). Police also removed the [more...]

July 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Members of the Tomasyan family (Photo: Hurriyet)

ISIL Kills Armenian in Kobane

The Last of the Armenian Families Living in Kobane Flee URFA, Turkey—The last Armenian families living in Kobane fled the northern Syrian town after repeated attacks by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), reported the Turkish Hurriyet Daily News on June 1. One of the family members, [more...]

July 2, 2015 // 5 Comments

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Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX Passes Away

BEIRUT, Lebanon—The Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia, His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX, passed away on June 25 after suffering a heart attack, reported Lebanon’s the Daily Star. Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia Nerses Bedros XIX and Pope Francis (Photo: L’Osservatore Romano) [more...]

June 25, 2015 // 3 Comments

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Electricity Fare Hike Protests Continue in Yerevan, Detainees Released

Aghvan Vardanyan: Police Must Be Held Accountable YEREVAN (A.W.)—Hours after the assault on and arrest of protesters demanding the annulment of the decision to increase electricity tariffs in Armenia, thousands are continuing their demonstration by once again marching from Yerevan’s Freedom [more...]

June 23, 2015 // 6 Comments

Eduard Petrosyan (Photo: Artur Simonyan's Facebook page)

Two Armenians Killed in Aleppo Shelling

ALEPPO (A.W.)—Two Armenians were killed in a blast in the Qasser al-Baladi region of central Aleppo on June 20, according to the Syrian-Armenian Kantsasar news site. Pastor Eduard Petrosyan, a missionary from the Word of Life Church of Armenia, and Garo Megerdichian (Abu Hagop) of Aleppo died [more...]

June 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

Aline Ohanesian (Photo: Raffi Hadidian)

Writing as Exorcism: An Interview with Aline Ohanesian

Special for the Armenian Weekly In a year that saw the publication of a large number of books that deal with the Armenian Genocide, Aline Ohanesian’s Orhan’s Inheritance has generated much praise and accolades—from being named Amazon’s Best Book of the Month for April 2015 to being among [more...]

June 18, 2015 // 5 Comments

The 39th Regional Meeting of the Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society of the Eastern United States took place on June 6 at the Armenian Community Center of Providence

Hamazkayin Holds 39th Regional Meeting in Providence

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The 39th Regional Meeting of the Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Society of the Eastern United States took place on June 6 at the Armenian Community Center of Providence. Eight chapters—Detroit, Chicago, Washington, D.C., New York, New Jersey, Boston, Philadelphia, and [more...]

June 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

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