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ARF organizations must realize that the idea of a “free, independent and unified” nation will never be realized until all Armenians are on board, and for this reason must be more considerate of domestic issues in Armenia.

ARF Issues Statement on Telethon, Artsakh

The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation issued a statement on Nov. 19, urging Armenians to participate in the Nov. 27 Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon, which will support the construction of the Vardenis-Martakert Highway between Armenia and Artsakh. Below is the statement in full. [more...]

November 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Armenian Orphan Rug on display at the White House (Photo by George Aghjayan, The Armenian Weekly)

Armenian Orphan Rug Goes on Display at White House

Description of the rug avoids reference to the Armenian Genocide WASHINGTON—The Armenian orphan rug went on display at the White House this morning, after months of pressure from legislators and Armenian American community activists. The Armenian Orphan Rug on display at the White House (Photo [more...]

November 18, 2014 // 15 Comments

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Minsk Group Co-Chairs Express ‘Serious Concern’ Over Downed Helicopter

(A.W.)—Following news of the downing of an Artsakh Mi-24 helicopter by Azeri forces, the Minsk Group Co-Chairs—Ambassadors Igor Popov of Russia, James Warlick of the U.S., and Pierre Andrieu of France—expressed “serious concern” over the attack. “We regret the loss of life and express [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 23 Comments

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Azerbaijan Shoots Down NKR Air Force Helicopter, Casualties Reported

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Azerbaijani Armed Forces shot down an Artsakh Air Force Mi-24 helicopter on a training flight on Nov. 12. The helicopter was engaged in military training exercises near the contact line. The incident took place at 1:45 p.m. local time, the press service of the Nagorno [more...]

November 12, 2014 // 21 Comments

A bomb exploded in front of the Armenian Prelacy building in Aleppo on Nov. 8, killing an employee.

Aleppo Prelacy Employee Killed in Bombing

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—A bomb exploded in front of the Armenian Prelacy building in Aleppo on Nov.8, killing an employee. A bomb exploded in front of the Armenian Prelacy building in Aleppo on Nov. 8, killing an employee. The bomb was thrown by terrorist groups, reported the Syrian-Armenian [more...]

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

Group photo of the Hairenik/Weekly family (Photo by Tom Vartabedian)

Hairenik, Armenian Weekly Anniversaries Celebrated in Boston

WALTHAM, Mass. (A.W.)—Around 180 Boston community leaders, activists, and supporters gathered at the house of Mr. and Mrs. Avo and Carmen Barmakian to celebrate the 115th anniversary of the Hairenik Weekly and the 80th anniversary of the Armenian Weekly. Richard Hovannisian, Professor Emeritus of [more...]

October 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Armenian Orphan Rug is viewed inside the White House September, 1984, by activists looking to preserve its identity. From left, U. S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Dr. H. Martin Deranian, Worcester historian, and Set Momjian, former ambassador to the United Nations. The rug was woven by Armenian orphans and presented to President Calvin Coolidge Dec. 2, 1925.

White House to Display Orphan Rug at November Exhibit

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—The White House announced it would display the Ghazir rug, also known as the Armenian Orphan Rug, as part of an exhibit titled, “Thank You to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad,” that will be held at the White House [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 8 Comments

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