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Peno Tontian

ARF Leader Peno Tontian Passes Away

Former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau Chairman Peno Tontian unexpectedly passed away on Mon., Dec. 15. Peno Tontian An engineer by profession, Tontian was always faithful to his Armenian identity and the ARF. He served the Armenian nation in various capacities—as a teacher, [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

A scene from the mass (Photo by Raffi Kabakian)

Armenians Celebrate Mass in China for First Time in Decades

GUANGZHOU, China (A.W.)—The Armenian community in China gathered at a church in Guangzhou on Dec. 14 to celebrate mass for the first time in decades. A scene from the mass (Photo by Raffi Kabakian) Bishop Haigazoun Najarian presided over the mass that brought together dozens of Armenians from [more...]

December 15, 2014 // 12 Comments

Geoffrey Robertson

Robertson, Fisk to Speak at Centennial Conference in New York

NEW YORK–Jurist Geoffrey Robertson and journalist Robert Fisk are among the confirmed speakers at “Responsibility 2015,” the international conference marking the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, to be held on March 13-15, 2015, at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Geoffrey [more...]

December 9, 2014 // 4 Comments

Maro Matosian during her talk (photo by Chris Mensoian)

Women’s Support Center Holds Fundraising Event at ACF

ARLINGTON, Mass. (A.W.)—On Fri., Nov. 21, the Women’s Support Center in Armenia (WSC) held an awareness and fundraising event at the Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) in Arlington. The program included three speakers who discussed women’s rights and domestic violence. Maro Matosian, [more...]

December 4, 2014 // 3 Comments

System of a Down announced its April 2015 “Wake Up the Souls” tour, in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide centennial.

System of a Down Announces Tour, Issues Call to Action on Centennial

System of a Down announced its April 2015 “Wake Up the Souls” tour, in commemoration of the Armenian Genocide centennial. Band to perform in Yerevan on April 23 LOS ANGELES, Calif. (A.W.)—World-renowned rock band System of a Down announced its April 2015 “Wake Up the Souls” tour, in [more...]

November 24, 2014 // 7 Comments

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Bodies of Three Artsakh Pilots Retrieved in Special Military Operation

STEPANAKERT—In a special military operation held late on Nov. 21, the bodies of three Artsakh (Karabagh) pilots were retrieved from the Mi-24 helicopter crash site. The helicopter was shot down by Azerbaijan on Nov. 12 while on a training flight. The Azeri Armed Forces continued to fire on the [more...]

November 22, 2014 // 17 Comments

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