The Azerbaijani Security Service and Its Glendale Bank Account

Special for the Armenian Weekly The recently leaked e-mails of Italy-based Hacking Team (HT) contain a number of revelations. One of them is that HT marketed or sold its malware used to spy on computers and smart phones to governments or government-connected entities in Russia, Turkey, and the [more...]

July 31, 2015 // 4 Comments

The opening ceremony of the most recent Pan-Armenian Games held in 2011 (Photo:

Diyarbakir, Dersim to Participate in Pan-Armenian Games

TORONTO (A.W.)—For the first time, teams from Diyarbakir and Dersim will participate in the Pan-Armenian Games in Yerevan. They join 57 other teams this summer from cities in Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Lebanon, Iran, France, the United Kingdom, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, the United States, and [more...]

July 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fighters from the Kurdistan Workers Party, or PKK, stand in formation in northern Iraq on May 14, 2013. (Photo: Azad Lashkari - Reuters)

PKK: Truce with Turkey Has No Meaning

The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) said that its fragile truce with Turkish authorities had lost all meaning following Turkish warplanes attacked PKK camps in northern Iraq this week. “The truce has no meaning anymore after these intense air strikes by the occupant Turkish army,” the [more...]

July 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan

Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan Elected New Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia

The Armenian Catholic Synod of Bishops elected Bishop Krikor Ghabroyan as the new Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia. He will be the 20th Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia, succeeding His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX, who passed away on June 25. The election followed a ten-day-long [more...]

July 27, 2015 // 1 Comment


Soccer: World Cup 2018 Preliminary Draw

Special for the Armenian Weekly Although the 2018 World Cup finals is a distant three years away and host nation Russia has plenty more work to do in order to prepare for the greatest sporting event, some important business was taken care of at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, Saint [more...]

July 26, 2015 // 1 Comment


Tsarukyan Foundation Donates $500,000 to Cilicia Catholicosate

ANTELIAS—Gagik Tsarukyan, an Armenian businessman and chair of Armenia’s Olympics Committee, recently donated $500,000 to the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia to be used for various projects, including Syrian-Armenian relief efforts, according to the official website of the church. [more...]

July 26, 2015 // 5 Comments

An Artsakh Defense Army soldier on the frontline

Azerbaijan Continues Ceasefire Violations, Artsakh Army at the Ready

Beglaryan: No reason to panic, we trust the Artsakh Army As the Azerbaijan Armed Forces continue to violate the ceasefire along the entire length of the Line of Contact, Artak Beglaryan, spokesperson for Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR) Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan, told the Armenian Weekly [more...]

July 24, 2015 // 4 Comments


Belgian Chamber of Deputies Recognizes Armenian Genocide

BRUSSELS—Members of the Chamber of Deputies (Parliament) of Belgium on Thursday with an overwhelming majority voted for the resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, reported the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD). Following a passionate debate a day earlier [more...]

July 24, 2015 // 4 Comments

A picture taken just before the explosion, as tweeted by the SGDF (Photo: Twitter)

Paylan, Demirtas Criticize Government over Suruc Terror Attack

ISTANBUL (A.W.)—An Armenian member of Turkey’s Parliament, Garo Paylan of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), said the target in the recent bombing in Suruc, Turkey, was the solidarity movement that links Turkey’s west—as many of those targeted in the attack hailed from [more...]

July 21, 2015 // 1 Comment

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