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'19-year-old Adam’s coffin was closed; it couldn’t be kept open—not this time.' (Photo: Ara Keuhnelian)

Adam’s Funeral: Loved Ones, Strangers Say Farewell to Fallen Soldier

Special for the Armenian Weekly 19-year-old Adam’s coffin was closed; it couldn’t be kept open—not this time… There is a tradition in Armenia of keeping the coffins of the deceased open—for loved ones to hold the dead one last time. “When Adam was buried, and the funeral service was [more...]

April 14, 2016 // 11 Comments

Wounded NKR servicemen recuperate at the military hospital in Stepanakert (Photo: Ani Avetyan/The Armenian Weekly)

Wounded NKR Serviceman to Friends on Front Line: I’m Coming Back

Wounded Soldiers Recuperate at Stepanakert’s Military Hospital STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—“I want to pass this message to the boys at my [military] post: ‘Guys, I’m with you. I won’t stay long at this hospital. I’m coming back,’” said Vahe Yeremyan, a Nagorno-Karabagh Republic [more...]

April 11, 2016 // 7 Comments

Guarding Talish (Photo: The Armenian Weekly)

A Day in Talish

Witnessing Devastation, Loss, and Resolve in  NKR Village STEPANAKERT, NKR (A.W.)—Azerbaijan continues to break the ceasefire agreement in the direction of the village of Talish, which is located in the northeastern part of  the Nagorno-Karabagh Republic (NKR/Artsakh); the Armenian side has [more...]

April 7, 2016 // 1 Comment

The Meryem Ana Church, now the Kurtulus Mosque

On the Road to Exile: 100 Years Later in Ayntab

Hope amongst the Ruins: The People of Ayntab Special for the Armenian Weekly I have reached the final point of my journey on the road to exile: Antep. Or as we say in our Armenian language, Ayntab. I mentioned this before. As we advanced on our itinerary, my emotional burden became increasingly [more...]

February 26, 2016 // 12 Comments

The liberation of Shushi  (Photo: Hakob Poghosyan)

The Artsakh Struggle and the ARF

The Armenian Weekly Magazine Dec. 2015: The ARF at 125 Special for the Armenian Weekly The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) has enjoyed a long and varied history, one filled with achievements as well as setbacks, joys as well as frustrations. Amidst this history, the party has played many [more...]

February 9, 2016 // 6 Comments

One hundred and twenty five years ago, in the Caucasus, a group of young men and women, imbued with social revolutionary fervor, turned their sight toward national liberation and forged an alliance, which became the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF).

The Founding of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation

The Armenian Weekly Magazine Dec. 2015: The ARF at 125 Special for the Armenian Weekly One hundred and twenty five years ago, in the Caucasus, a group of young men and women, imbued with social revolutionary fervor, turned their sight toward national liberation and forged an alliance, which became [more...]

February 5, 2016 // 4 Comments

Tarlabaşı Boulevard around 1986 (Photo: Kadir Can)

In Search of the ARF’s 1908 Istanbul Headquarters

The Armenian Weekly Magazine Dec. 2015: The ARF at 125 Special for the Armenian Weekly By Varak Ketsemanian & Daniel Ohanian Of the plethora of contexts from which the history of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) is inextricable, that of the late 19th-/early 20th -century Ottoman [more...]

February 1, 2016 // 4 Comments

Armenian soldiers patrol near the border with Azerbaijan in 2012. (Photo: AFP/Karen Minasyan)

Armenian-Azerbaijani Attrition War Escalates

Special for the Armenian Weekly In 2015, the on-again, off-again fighting between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces continued a trend towards escalation that was already significant in 2014. In the last 12 months, the Armenian forces have seen a more-than-50-percent increase in conflict-related [more...]

January 14, 2016 // 7 Comments

President Sarkisian attends the opening of the Armenian National Engineering Laboratories (ANEL) in 2013

Computer-Related Education in Armenia

During the last 10 years, the computer-related field in Armenia, excluding internet service providers, has grown at a compound annual rate of 22 percent. At the end of 2015, the number of computer services-related companies was approximately 450. About 13 percent of these companies operate in the [more...]

January 14, 2016 // 1 Comment

Eldar Mahmudov

Overhaul of Azerbaijan’s National Security Ministry and Its Significance

Special for the Armenian Weekly Eldar Mahmudov The last two months have seen an unprecedented crackdown on one of the pillars of the Aliyev regime in Azerbaijan, the Ministry of National Security (MNS). Since the Oct. 17 dismissal of Minister Eldar Mahmudov, some 250 of his subordinates, including [more...]

December 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

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