Armenian Orphan Rug is viewed inside the White House September, 1984, by activists looking to preserve its identity. From left, U. S. Senator Carl Levin (D-Michigan), Dr. H. Martin Deranian, Worcester historian, and Set Momjian, former ambassador to the United Nations. The rug was woven by Armenian orphans and presented to President Calvin Coolidge Dec. 2, 1925.

White House to Display Orphan Rug at November Exhibit

WASHINGTON (A.W.)—The White House announced it would display the Ghazir rug, also known as the Armenian Orphan Rug, as part of an exhibit titled, “Thank You to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad,” that will be held at the White House [more...]

October 16, 2014 // 8 Comments

President Calvin Coolidge pictured standing on the rug with Near East Relief Vice-Chairman, Dr. John Finley. Source: Barton, Story of Near East Relief, 362. Courtesy: The Missak Kelechian Collection. As published in "President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug," by Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian.

White House Set to Announce Display of Armenian Orphan Rug

WASHINGTON—Sources close to the Obama Administration report that, after months of Congressional and community pressure, the White House is set to announce the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian [more...]

October 15, 2014 // 14 Comments


Armenia Joins Eurasian Economic Union Despite Hurdles, Objections

MINSK, Belarus (A.W.)—Armenia signed documents of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on Oct. 10, joining Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan in the union, more than a year after first announcing intentions to join. Armenia signed documents of accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) [more...]

October 13, 2014 // 21 Comments

ANCA-Western Region leaders held a productive dialogue with the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relation Committee, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) during his visit to Los Angeles earlier this week.

ANCA Leaders Consult with Menendez and Royce on Crisis in Syria and Iraq

LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) recently held consultations with the chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee on a broad range of Armenian American policy priorities, including the welfare of Armenian communities [more...]

October 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Armenian National Team (Photo courtesy of

Soccer: Injury-Stricken Armenia Welcomes Serbia to Yerevan

Special for the Armenian Weekly Following an away loss to Denmark in Copenhagen in the opening round of the Euro 2016 qualifying matches held last month, Armenia now prepares to welcome Serbia to the Republican Stadium in Yerevan on Sat., Oct. 11. The Serbian team has yet to play a competitive [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 2 Comments

ANCA urges President Obama to challenge Turkey's support for ISIS.

ANCA Urges Obama to Challenge Turkey’s Support for ISIS

Hachikian: “Mr. President, we need not lie for Turkey; nor are we obliged to passively accept its transparently false denials.” WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) joined growing calls for U.S. leadership in challenging Turkey’s manipulation of the Syria [more...]

October 9, 2014 // 3 Comments

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ARF Expresses Solidarity with Kobani Resistance

YEREVAN (A.W.)—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) issued a statement on Oct. 8 condemning Turkey for blocking the road for assistance to the Kurdish resistance in Kobani against ISIS, while for three years it has allowed radical militants to cross the border unhindered. The statement [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 5 Comments


Kristof: Erdogan Said 1915 not Genocide ‘to My Face’

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (A.W.)—Pulitzer Prize winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof told Michael Krasny, host of KQED radio’s Forum program, that Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told him in no uncertain terms that he did not believe what happened to the Armenians was [more...]

October 8, 2014 // 16 Comments

A building destroyed by bombing in Aleppo on Oct. 2

Attack on Aleppo’s Nor Kiugh Intensifies

ALEPPO, Syria (Asbarez)–Bombing of the predominantly Armenian neighborhood of Nor Kiugh intensified on Oct. 4, with local residents reporting that new types of explosives were being used that cause widespread destruction, with flames spreading through several buildings. A building destroyed by [more...]

October 4, 2014 // 5 Comments

A scene from the discussion between Chomsky and Barsamian (Photo by Aaron Spagnolo)

Armenians and Progressive Politics Conference at MIT a Success

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—A distinguished line-up of speakers from Armenia, Turkey, Europe, and the United States examined Turkey, the media, Turkish-Armenian relations, and genocide reparations at the Armenians and Progressive Politics (APP) conference held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology [more...]

October 3, 2014 // 2 Comments

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