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Stirring Up the Bird’s Nest?

BEIRUT, Lebanon (A.W.)—Over the past few months, reports have appeared in various media outlets claiming that a a luxury beach resort will be built on two-thirds of the historic Bird’s Nest Orphanage plot in Jbeil, Lebanon (see map for exact areas). In early February, the Board of Directors of [more...]

July 14, 2015 // 17 Comments

Dubai Community Donates Blood for Memory

Friday is treated like a Sunday in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but nine days into 2015, which marks the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, the Dubai Blood Donation Center warmly opened its doors for a private donation event by the Armenian community there. The event was in support of the [more...]

February 9, 2015 // 2 Comments

Jerusalem Students Attend St. Nersess Summer Conferences

On the lovely grounds and in the serene atmosphere of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, 2 bright and enthusiastic 16-year-old students from the Sts. Tarkmanchatz School of Jerusalem’s Armenian Patriarchate took part in the annual summer conferences. Archbishop Khajag Barsamian with Jerusalem [more...]

August 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

Jerusalem Conference Brings Together Scholars from Seven Countries

From July 2-4, the interdisciplinary conference, “The Making of Jerusalem: Constructed Spaces and Historic Communities,” was held in the Gulbenkian Library of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and supported by the Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and [more...]

August 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hovannisian Delivers Keynote at Haigazian Conference in Beirut

Professor Richard Hovannisian was invited to give keynote address at an international conference on the Armenian community of Lebanon. The Conference, organized by the Armenian Diaspora Research Center under the direction of Dr. Antranik Dakessian, took place on the Haigazian campus in Beirut from [more...]

June 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Syria: Love in the Time of War

Special for the Armenian Weekly Two years ago, Ani’s husband committed suicide, leaving behind a 3-year-old son and a 32-year old widow to endure the horrors of Syria on their own. To support her son, Ani started working as a saleswoman. But as the situation in Aleppo disintegrated, she was laid [more...]

May 16, 2014 // 9 Comments

Easter in Syria

“Easter is supposed to be tomorrow, but it doesn’t feel like Easter. Before even thinking what shoes to wear, they lost their feet. They lost their little hands that used to color the Easter eggs every year before the bloody mortars came knocking at their school gate. Why? Just because [more...]

April 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

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