Assyrian refugees on a wagon moving to a newly constructed village on the Khabur river in Syria. (Photo: John David Whiting)

Crypto-Assyrians: Who are they?

By Sabri Atman Though the majority of Assyrians are Christians—some agnostic and some atheists as well—there are also a large number of Muslim Assyrians that are proud of their Assyrian identity. Assyrian refugees on a wagon moving to a newly constructed village on the Khabur river in Syria. [more...]

November 28, 2016 // 3 Comments

Ruben Vardanyan (Photo: 100 Lives)

Ruben Vardanyan: ‘We Won’t Get a Second Chance’

YEREVAN (Mediamax)—Below is a recent interview with entrepreneur, philanthropist, and co-founder of the IDeA Foundation—an organization committed to supporting long-term projects for Armenia’s development—Ruben Vardanyan. Ruben Vardanyan (Photo: 100 Lives) Among other important issues, [more...]

October 22, 2016 // 14 Comments

Aram Hamparian

ANCA Executive Director Comments on Upcoming U.S. Presidential Elections

Hamparian: ‘Armenian-American Community Relies Less Upon Campaign Promises and More Upon the Political Strength of Our Community and the Moral Capital of our Cause.’ With the upcoming U.S. presidential elections in November, the Armenian-American community relies less upon campaign promises on [more...]

September 10, 2016 // 1 Comment

Dr. Andranik Tumasjan (Photo: Technical University of Munich)

German-Armenian Researcher Pioneered Election Prediction Using Twitter

Special for the Armenian Weekly If you’ve watched the last season of “House of Cards,” you have an appreciation for the role that data and social media can play in elections. Few know, however, that a German-Armenian researcher was among the first to analyze public Twitter data to see if [more...]

August 17, 2016 // 1 Comment

Hovig Apo Saghdejian (right) and fellow LCO volunteer Shant Minas with Ayroum village leaders

A Living Legacy of Community Service and Sacrifice

The ANCA’s Hovig Apo Saghdejian Capital Gateway Program For well over a decade now, recent university graduates from across the U.S. have, following the example of the late Hovig Apo Saghdejian, given back to the Armenian community and cause by participating in the Armenian National Committee of [more...]

August 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

‘A Strong Artsakh Will Ensure the Survival of Our People’  (Photo: Araz Boghossian)

NKR MP: ‘A Strong Artsakh Will Ensure the Survival of Our People’

NKR MP Lernik Hovannisyan WATERTOWN, Mass.—Lernik Hovhannisyan, a member of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) parliamentary faction in the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh), is currently touring the Armenian communities of the East Coast. Invited by the Artsakh Fund of the Eastern [more...]

June 9, 2016 // 0 Comments

Arajamugh Village from a distance

Building Artsakh, One Village at a Time: The Arajamugh Village Project

The Hairenik Weekly and Armenian Weekly recently spoke to Antranig Kasbarian, former executive director of the Tufenkian Foundation and a member of the Artsakh Fund Committee, about the Arajamugh Village Project, a collaboration between the Tufenkian Foundation and the Artsakh Fund of the Eastern [more...]

May 30, 2016 // 3 Comments

Peter Balakian

Interview: Pulitzer Winner Balakian’s World of Poetry

Writer Peter Balakian grapples with a world of complexity and paradox in his latest book of poetry, Ozone Journal (2015), which won him a Pulitzer Prize two weeks ago. “[Poetry] is a transformed and compressed piece of language,” he says in a phone interview with the Armenian Weekly. [more...]

May 7, 2016 // 3 Comments

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