ANCA Presses Administration for Action on Syrian Armenians

Calls for Relief Aid in Syria; Resettlement Assistance in Armenia WASHINGTON—Armenian Americans are calling on the Obama Administration and the U.S. Congress to take urgent action to address the pressing humanitarian crisis facing the Syrian Armenian community, reported the Armenian National [more...]

June 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

Catholicos Aram I met with members of the ARF Bureau on the morning of June 24 (Photo: Cilicia Catholicosate Press Office)

ARF Bureau Meets with Aram I

ANTELIAS, Lebanon —His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia met with members of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Bureau on the morning of June 24. The delegation, which was headed by Bureau Chair Hrant Markarian met his Holiness at the Catholicosate in Antelias, [more...]

June 24, 2015 // 1 Comment


Electricity Fare Hike Protests Continue in Yerevan, Detainees Released

Aghvan Vardanyan: Police Must Be Held Accountable YEREVAN (A.W.)—Hours after the assault on and arrest of protesters demanding the annulment of the decision to increase electricity tariffs in Armenia, thousands are continuing their demonstration by once again marching from Yerevan’s Freedom [more...]

June 23, 2015 // 6 Comments

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Scores Arrested as Police Break Up Yerevan Protest

YEREVAN (—More than 230 people were arrested in downtown Yerevan early on Tuesday as riot police broke up an overnight demonstration against rising electricity prices in Armenia on a street leading to President Serge Sarkisian’s administration building. Security forces, backed up [more...]

June 23, 2015 // 11 Comments

Eduard Petrosyan (Photo: Artur Simonyan's Facebook page)

Two Armenians Killed in Aleppo Shelling

ALEPPO (A.W.)—Two Armenians were killed in a blast in the Qasser al-Baladi region of central Aleppo on June 20, according to the Syrian-Armenian Kantsasar news site. Pastor Eduard Petrosyan, a missionary from the Word of Life Church of Armenia, and Garo Megerdichian (Abu Hagop) of Aleppo died [more...]

June 22, 2015 // 2 Comments

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‘Haratch’ Editor Arpik Missakian Dies at 89

By Jean Eckian PARIS—Arpik Missakian, editor of the historical Haratch newspaper, died on June 19. She was 89 years old. Arpik Missakian In 1957, she had succeeded her late father, Shavarsh Missakian, as editor-in-chief of Haratch.  Shavarsh had founded the Armenian-language daily newspaper in [more...]

June 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

Protesters vowed to stay put until June 22

Electricity Price Hike Sparks Sit-In Protest in Yerevan

Demonstrators Vow to Remain in Liberty Square until June 22 YEREVAN (A.W.)—Thousands of people gathered in Yerevan’s Liberty Square Friday evening, June 19, to protest the government’s adoption of a 17 percent rise in electricity rates. What was initially slated as a march in the city center [more...]

June 20, 2015 // 18 Comments

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ARF Joins Party of European Socialists as Observer Member

BUDAPEST (A.W.)—The 10th Congress of the Party of European Socialists (PES), held in Budapest from June 12-13, approved the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) membership in the organization as an observer member. The Congress also approved the accession of Georgia’s Georgian Dream [more...]

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments


Armenian-American Billionaire Philanthropist Kirk Kerkorian Dies at 98

LAS VEGAS (A.W.)—Armenian-American billionaire investor and real estate giant Kirk Kerkorian died on the night of June 15, MGM Resorts International confirmed. He was 98 years old. Kirk Kerkorian (1917-2015) (Photo: Kerkor “Kirk” Kerkorian was born in 1917 in Fresno, [more...]

June 16, 2015 // 20 Comments

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