ARS Issues Statement on First Anniversary of 2016 April War

‘The ARS Remains on the Parapets, Ready for Any Sacrifice, Determined to Face Any Challenge Until Final Victory.’ The Armenian Relief Society (ARS) Inc. released the following statement on March 28. The ARS was founded in 1910 *** We are already confronting another April, full of uncertainty [more...]

March 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Elections in Armenia: 8 Reasons to Vote for the ARF on April 2

  Special for the Armenian Weekly In this “BuzzFeed-age” we are all living in, perhaps a list-form article may be an appropriate change in pace from my previous, more exhaustive pieces covering the upcoming Parliamentary Elections in Armenia. In my latest article on the missing ideological [more...]

March 29, 2017 // 1 Comment

Here’s Why…

By Arev Dinkjian It’s 5:30 in the morning, and I’m standing outside of my church. It’s still dark. A bus pulls up, and I introduce myself to the driver. We review the trip itinerary for the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Junior Winter Olympics (JWO) as AYF Juniors start to arrive with their [more...]

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Artsakh Ombudsman Discusses War Crimes, Human Rights at Johns Hopkins

 Melikyan Presents Detailed Atrocities Report from Azerbaijan’s 2016 War Against Artsakh WASHINGTON—Artsakh Ombudsman (Human Rights Defender) Ruben Melikyan outlined the work of his office and presented the findings of its latest report on Azerbaijani war crimes and atrocities committed [more...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Meet with Artsakh Authorities

  STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)— On March 28, the Co-chairs of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Minsk Group, as well as the personal representative of the OSCE chairman in office, met with Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh) Republic President Bako Sahakyan, Artsakh Prime [more...]

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Tchilingirian: Patriarchal Election Déjà Vu in Turkey

  Government Meddling in the Election is Inevitable, but not Decisive By Dr. Hratch Tchilingirian The election process of a new Armenian Patriarch in Turkey faces the customary state-imposed restrictions, administrative hurdles and arbitrary treatment of the Armenian community. In recent [more...]

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Campaign Controversy: Allegations of Campaigning in Armenian Schools

Special for the Armenian Weekly YEREVAN (A.W.)—Ahead of Armenia’s upcoming Parliamentary Elections on April 2, Armenia has witnessed the creation of new alliances, allegations of early campaigning, and several instances of violence linked to election campaigns. According a teacher who wished to [more...]

March 28, 2017 // 1 Comment

Armenian Serviceman Killed by Azerbaijani Fire

STEPANAKERT, Artsakh (A.W.)—Armenian serviceman Artak Rafaelyan (b. 1997) was killed by Azerbaijani fire at around 1 p.m. on March 28. The incident occurred in the eastern direction of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh)-Azerbaijan Line of Contact (LoC), according to a statement published by the [more...]

March 28, 2017 // 2 Comments

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