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Two Armenians were killed in attacks on the Armenian districts of Aleppo

Two Armenians Killed in Aleppo Missile Attack

ALEPPO, Syria (A.W.)—On April 25, two Armenians were killed in attacks on the Armenian districts of Aleppo, which specifically targeted the Sulaymaniyah district. Avedis Torosian (b. 1966) and George Tashjian (b. 1982) were killed in a rocket attack by militant opposition groups; several others [more...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from the Tblisi protest (Photo: Armenian Community of Georgia)

Armenians Commemorate Genocide in Tbilisi, Javakhk

Protest against Turkish Denial TBILISI, Georgia (A.W.)—Tbilisi Armenians held a protest in Avlabari (Havlabar)—long known as the center of Armenian life in Old Tbilisi—demanding justice for the Armenian Genocide. The protest was originally scheduled to take place in front of the Turkish [more...]

April 25, 2016 // 1 Comment

A scene from the Armenian Genocide commemoration in Ottawa (Photo: Ishkhan Ghazarian)

Thousands Protest at Turkish Embassy in Ottawa

Commemoration Held at Parliament Hill OTTAWA, Canada—More than 3,000 activists from across Canada gathered in Ottawa on April 24 to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and protest the Turkish government’s ongoing denial of the crime. The demonstrators gathered at the [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

An overhead shot of the more than 60,000-strong crowd at Sunday’s Rally for Justice at the Turkish Consulate in LA (Photo: Asbarez)

More than 60,000 ‘Rally for Justice’ at LA Turkish Consulate

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Asbarez)—Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles to protest Ankara’s continued denial of the Armenian Genocide and to commemorate the 101st anniversary of that crime. An overhead shot of the more than 60,000-strong crowd at Sunday’s [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

Marguerite Barankitse accepts the inaugural Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity from George Clooney, co-chair of the Selection Committee, and 100 LIVES Co-Founder Ruben Vardanyan at the presentation ceremony in Yerevan, Armenia (Photo: 100 LIVES)

Marguerite Barankitse Awarded Inaugural Aurora Prize

George Clooney Presents $1 Million Aurora Prize to Barankitse at Ceremony in Yerevan YEREVAN (100 LIVES)—Marguerite Barankitse from Maison Shalom and REMA Hospital in Burundi was named the inaugural laureate of the $1 million Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity at a ceremony held on April 24 in [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hundreds of activists holding Armenian tri-colors, posters, and banners, held a protest in front of the Turkish Consulate in Boston on April 24. (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)

Hundreds Protest at Turkish Consulate in Boston

Protesters March to Armenian Heritage Park to Join Annual Commemoration BOSTON, Mass. (A.W.)—Hundreds of activists holding Armenian tricolors, posters, and banners held a protest in front of the Turkish Consulate in Boston on April 24 demanding reparations for the Armenian Genocide. Organized by [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 1 Comment

Armenian Genocide commemoration in Beijing

Armenians in China Commemorate Genocide Anniversary

Guanzhou, China (A.W.)—The Armenian community of China, commonly known as ChinaHay, organized numerous gatherings across China on April 24, including in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong, to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. At the Armenian Genocide [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Armenian Genocide was commemorated on April 24 at Istanbul’s Hayderpasha train station. (Photo: Hrant Kasparyan)

Armenian Genocide Commemorated at Haydarpasha Station in Istanbul

Turkey Rights Group: Denial Perpetuates Genocide ISTANBUL, Turkey (A.W.)—The Armenian Genocide was commemorated on April 24 at Istanbul’s Haydarpasha train station. Participants held banners and photographs of the intellectuals arrested and killed in 1915, and posters demanding recognition and [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 5 Comments

Some of the youth leading the procession (Photo: Aparaj.am)

Artsakh Youth Hold Torch-lit Procession in Stepanakert

STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—The youth of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) led a torch-lit procession in the capital of Stepanakert on the night of April 23. Crowds filled the city center, chanting, “The Armenian soldier stopped a new [more...]

April 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

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