Bodies of Three Artsakh Pilots Retrieved in Special Military Operation

STEPANAKERT—In a special military operation held late on Nov. 21, the bodies of three Artsakh (Karabagh) pilots were retrieved from the Mi-24 helicopter crash site. The helicopter was shot down by Azerbaijan on Nov. 12 while on a training flight. The Azeri Armed Forces continued to fire on the [more...]

November 22, 2014 // 17 Comments

ARF organizations must realize that the idea of a “free, independent and unified” nation will never be realized until all Armenians are on board, and for this reason must be more considerate of domestic issues in Armenia.

ARF Issues Statement on Telethon, Artsakh

The Bureau of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation issued a statement on Nov. 19, urging Armenians to participate in the Nov. 27 Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Telethon, which will support the construction of the Vardenis-Martakert Highway between Armenia and Artsakh. Below is the statement in full. [more...]

November 20, 2014 // 6 Comments

Fr. Sarkis Aktavoukian blesses the Armenian Orphan Rug as Members of Congress and Armenian Community leaders look on.

Members of Congress Welcome White House Display of Orphan Rug

Call for End to Ankara’s Gag-Rule against US Reaffirmation of Armenian Genocide WASHINGTON—Members of Congress joined with Armenian-American organizations on Nov. 18, in welcoming the display of the White House’s historic Armenian Orphan Rug and in urging the Obama Administration to [more...]

November 19, 2014 // 7 Comments

The Armenian Orphan Rug on display at the White House (Photo by George Aghjayan, The Armenian Weekly)

Armenian Orphan Rug Goes on Display at White House

Description of the rug avoids reference to the Armenian Genocide WASHINGTON—The Armenian orphan rug went on display at the White House this morning, after months of pressure from legislators and Armenian American community activists. The Armenian Orphan Rug on display at the White House (Photo [more...]

November 18, 2014 // 20 Comments

Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan greets Armenia's President Serge Sarkisian at Stepanakert's airport on Nov. 13. (Photo courtesy of

Artsakh, Armenia React to Downed Helicopter

Minsk Group, State Department Comments Fall Short of Assigning Blame to Azerbaijan Special for the Armenian Weekly STEPANAKERT (A.W.)—A day after Azerbaijan downed an Artsakh Mi-24 helicopter near the line of contact and declared Artsakh’s airspace a no-fly zone, Armenia’s President Serge [more...]

November 14, 2014 // 34 Comments

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