Peno Tontian

ARF Leader Peno Tontian Passes Away

Former Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau Chairman Peno Tontian unexpectedly passed away on Mon., Dec. 15. Peno Tontian An engineer by profession, Tontian was always faithful to his Armenian identity and the ARF. He served the Armenian nation in various capacities—as a teacher, [more...]

December 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

A scene from the mass (Photo by Raffi Kabakian)

Armenians Celebrate Mass in China for First Time in Decades

GUANGZHOU, China (A.W.)—The Armenian community in China gathered at a church in Guangzhou on Dec. 14 to celebrate mass for the first time in decades. A scene from the mass (Photo by Raffi Kabakian) Bishop Haigazoun Najarian presided over the mass that brought together dozens of Armenians from [more...]

December 15, 2014 // 12 Comments

armenian_genocide_commemoration in Istanbul

Genocide Centennial Commemoration to Be Held in Istanbul

Turkish and Armenian-American organizations are working together to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide on April 24, 2015, and to encourage Armenians from around the world to attend, according to DurDe and Project 2015. The concerted campaign by Ottoman leaders a century ago [more...]

December 10, 2014 // 6 Comments

Geoffrey Robertson

Robertson, Fisk to Speak at Centennial Conference in New York

NEW YORK–Jurist Geoffrey Robertson and journalist Robert Fisk are among the confirmed speakers at “Responsibility 2015,” the international conference marking the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide, to be held on March 13-15, 2015, at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel. Geoffrey [more...]

December 9, 2014 // 5 Comments

Bolivia’s Palace of Congress in La Paz

Bolivia’s Legislature Unanimously Recognizes Armenian Genocide

LA PAZ, Bolivia—The two houses of the Bolivian Parliament unanimously approved measures to recognize the Armenian Genocide on Nov. 26, reported Agencia Presna Armenia. Bolivia’s Palace of Congress in La Paz The resolutions, passed by both houses of Parliament (the Plurinational Legislative [more...]

December 2, 2014 // 3 Comments

Participants in the reception

Artsakh Fund Raises Money for Village Expansion Project

NEW YORK—On Nov. 9, the ACAA Artsakh Fund (Eastern US) held a kick-off reception in New York to announce its expansion plans for Arajamugh, a model village found in the strategic borderlands of Artsakh. Located in the liberated territories south of Hadrut, Arajamugh was created in 2004-06 by the [more...]

December 1, 2014 // 0 Comments


Conference on Turkey-Armenia Border Takes Place in Ankara

Special for the Armenian Weekly The poster of the conference ANKARA, Turkey (A.W.)—Nearly 200 participants filled an auditorium at the Faculty of Political Science at Ankara University from Nov. 22-23, for a two-day conference entitled, “The Sealed Gate: Prospects of the Turkey-Armenia [more...]

November 24, 2014 // 10 Comments

A ceremony marked the transfer of General Sebouh’s ashes to the Yerablur Military Cemetery in Armenia. (Photo: Photolur)

National Hero Gen. Sebouh Reinterred at Yerablur

YEREVAN—On Thurs., Nov. 20, the remains of General Sebouh (Arshak Nersesian), a prominent leader of the Armenian liberation movement in the late 19th and 20th centuries, were ceremonially buried in Yerevan’s military cemetery at Yerablur. A ceremony marked the transfer of General Sebouh’s [more...]

November 24, 2014 // 7 Comments

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