Destruction in Aleppo (Photo: Studio Venus)

ARS Appeals for Syrian-Armenian Relief

The Armenian Relief Society, Inc. (ARS) released a statement on Oct. 1, appealing to the worldwide Armenian community to take part in its ongoing humanitarian efforts with contributions to the ARS Syrian-Armenian Relief programs. Destruction in Aleppo (Photo: Studio Venus) Since the very beginning [more...]

October 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

A scene from village of Pingean (Photo: Geroge Aghjayan)

Mouradian: Dead Poets and a Cobblestone Path

A few weeks ago, I visited Misak Medzarents’ (1886-1908) village, Pingean, near the city of Agn (current name: Kemaliye) in Turkey. As I walked in the narrow, cobblestone streets and alleyways of the village where the beloved poet was born, I kept looking at the century-old houses, wondering: [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 11 Comments

'The citizens of Nagorno-Karabagh similarly decided to take control of their destiny and seek reunification with Armenia, but their desires were and continue to be ignored by the international community.' (Photo: Rupen Janbazian)

Our Celebration of Self-Determination

As with other important Armenian holidays, various governments and politicians issued statements on Sept. 21 on the occasion Armenia’s Independence Day.  The White House released a letter to the President of Armenia on the occasion, which stated, “we [the United States] remain committed to the [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catholicos Aram I (Photo: Arsineh Khachikian)

Catholicos Aram I: ‘No Reconciliation Without Justice’

By Vanna Kitsinian, Esq. At first glance, it may seem surprising that a man of the cloth would pursue a legal case that has rightly been referred to as “ground-breaking in nature.” However, when considering that the man is His Holiness Catholicos Aram I, it comes as no surprise. Catholicos Aram [more...]

September 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

'Because the fact remains that this is a two-way street; Armenia needs us—Diasporan Armenians—just as much as we need Armenia.' (Photo: Araz Chiloyan)

25 Years on: Reclaiming Our True Independence

Twenty-five years ago, Armenia declared itself independent from Soviet rule, with over 99 percent of eligible voters saying “yes” to statehood. After 70 long years, Armenia was once again a free and independent nation. ‘Because the fact remains that this is a two-way street; Armenia needs [more...]

September 21, 2016 // 7 Comments

Gebeshian addressing the 83rd AYF Olympics

Gebeshian: Together, We as Armenians Make it Possible

‘I Truly Believe that Inherent Armenian Spirit and Drive Within Me—The Same Spirit that Is in All of You—Is What has Pushed me to Keep Going and to Be Better.’ Special for the Armenian Weekly When the idea was proposed for me to attend and address the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) [more...]

September 6, 2016 // 6 Comments

'As an accredited representative to the OSCE, it is imperative for Canada to have a pivotal and a constructive role in peacefully resolving this issue, while respecting the self-determination of the people of Artsakh.'

ANCC: Canada Must Play Pivotal and Constructive Role in Artsakh Peace

OTTAWA, Canada—Below is the Armenian National Committee of Canada’s (ANCC) statement on the 25th anniversary of the independence of the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (Artsakh/NKR). *** Sept. 2 marks the 25th anniversary of Artsakh’s declaration of independence. Armenians in Canada and [more...]

September 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

'At this crucial time, the most important of these are ensuring the favorable resolution of the Artsakh issue and the security of the Republic. '

ARF Statement on the 25th Anniversary of Artsakh’s Independence

Sept. 2 marks the 25th anniversary of the proclamation establishing the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh). These have been years of struggle, battles, heroism, creativity, and achievement. These achievements would not have been possible without the unity and collective support of the Armenian [more...]

September 2, 2016 // 3 Comments

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