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Book Review: ‘Armenia, Australia & the Great War’

Special for the Armenian Weekly Armenia, Australia & the Great War By Vicken Babkenian and Peter Stanley University of New South Wales Press (September 1, 2016), 336 pages ISBN-13: 978-1742233994; Paperback, $34.99   The cover of Armenia, Australia & the Great War (Photo: University of [more...]

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Iraqi Kurdistan: Going Forward with Independence Referendum on Sept. 25

“There will be no delay.  The referendum [on independence] will take place on Sept. 25.”  It was a clear message from Bayan Sami Rahman, the representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) [of Iraq] to the United States, during a panel discussion at the U.S. House of Representatives [more...]

July 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Fatherland: Hairenik

  By Hagop Housbian University of La Verne—Class of 2018 2017 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Intern It was the 18th of June, Father’s Day. I was sitting in Terminal 6 at LAX, anxiously waiting to board the plane to head out to Washington D.C. for the first time. I could not wait to experience the [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

Armenia’s First Solar Plant to Begin Construction in 2019

The Armenia Renewable Resources and Energy Efficiency Fund (R2E2) is moving ahead with plans to begin construction on a 55 MW utility-scale photovoltaic solar plant in the Gegharkunik region east of Lake Sevan by 2019.  This month marked an important milestone as 10 consortia were short-listed as [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

On Language: The Identity-Forming Element

Special for the Armenian Weekly  The colloquial language of my hometown, Gyumri, is a concoction of the dialects brought from historic Erzurum and Kars, mixed with the occasional Turkish of the borderland, and peppered with Russian influences stemming from a Russian military presence in the city [more...]

July 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

Lapshin Sentenced to Three Years in Prison by Azerbaijani Court

BAKU, Azerbaijan (A.W.)—On July 20, an Azerbaijani court sentenced Russian-Israeli blogger Alexander Lapshin, who was arrested last December, to three years in prison on a charge related to his 2011 and 2012 visits to Artsakh. Lapshin behind bars (Photo: Interfax) The court ruled that Lapshin [more...]

July 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

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