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Bchakjian Laid to Rest in Aleppo

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—The funeral of longtime Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) member and leader of the defense of the Armenian neighborhoods of Aleppo Raffi Bchakjian (b. 1961), who was killed in a rocket attack on June 10, took place at Aleppo’s Sourp Asdvadzadzin (St. Mary) Armenian [more...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Haigazian Celebrates International Women’s Day

By Mira Yardemian On Tues., March 8, Haigazian University celebrated International Women’s Day by honoring four accomplished women from diverse backgrounds and experiences who had a great impact on Lebanese society. They are Helene Badaro, Asma Zein, Claudia Marshalian, and Lena Gebrane. The [more...]

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Barsamian: We Need to Resurrect Socialism

Special for the Armenian Weekly “Capitalism is resilient. It comes back in different ways and forms,” explained Alternative Radio founder and director David Barsamian in a talk in Beirut on Tues., Feb. 23, organized by the ARF Zavarian Student Association. ‘Capitalism is resilient. It [more...]

March 2, 2016 // 8 Comments

AMAA Creates Oasis of Peace in Desert of Armed Struggle

On Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, in a festive atmosphere, families from the Emmanuel, Bethel, Martyrs’ and Syriac churches gathered in Bethel Church to celebrate Christmas in the Poladian Hall. The program started with welcoming words from Maria Boshgezenian, as well as a greeting with a short message [more...]

January 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Archbishop Nareg Alemazian’s Mission

  Special for the Armenian Weekly A few weeks ago I attended Badarak at Sourp Asdvadzadzin Cathedral in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. I especially like Badarak there because of the fine choir, John Guevherian’s solos, and Der Momig Habeshian’s beautiful and moving officiation. Just [more...]

October 31, 2015 // 1 Comment

ARS Continues Syrian-Armenian Relief Efforts

Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria five years ago, the worldwide chapters of the ARS have succeeded in playing a vital and important role in the relief efforts The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) has been an active and influential humanitarian organization for over a century, and puts great [more...]

September 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

Meet Anoush: Jerusalem’s Armenian-Palestinian Bodybuilding Champion

Meet Anoush Aram Sarkis Belian. On Aug. 22, Anoush became the first Palestinian female bodybuilder to participate and win an Israeli competition, outshining four other finalists to win the Tel Aviv competition. Belian is from the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City. Her late father Aram [more...]

September 3, 2015 // 1 Comment

Pilgrimage in Lebanon: July 18-19, 2015

Special for the Armenian Weekly  In a conversation with His Eminence Archbishop Nareg Alemazian at the beginning of May, I expressed my wish to visit Antelias in Lebanon, the current Seat of the See of Cilicia. I was in luck, the septennial Blessing of the Holy Muron was to be held in July. Thus, [more...]

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Rocket Program Launches Haigazian University into the History Books

By Phyllis Hamo As Haigazian University celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2015, it also commemorates 52 years since the height of its rocketry program founded by an innovative first-year math and physics instructor, Manoug Manougian, and a group of bright and determined undergrad students. [more...]

August 13, 2015 // 1 Comment

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