Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian School Opens Academic Season

Rose and Alex Pilibos School starts academic year The 2020-2021 academic year is the backdrop to a journey unlike any other!  At Pilibos, the excitement and anticipation of a new school year is always met with bright smiles, warm greetings and eager introductions. This year on August 17, 2020, as Pilibos Scholars and families convened for the first day festivities, […]

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Armenian EyeCare Project Goes Virtual with Fall Events

AECP-CHLA 18th International Conference logo AECP to Host Virtual Ophthalmology Conference in September, Regional Eye Clinic Opening in October & Virtual Gala in November The Armenian EyeCare Project will be hosting some of its biggest annual events a little differently this year as the organization prepares to go virtual due to the coronavirus. Both the AECP’s annual ophthalmology conference and […]

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September 19 Marks Defeat of Ottomans by Armenian Legion in Battle of Arara

Armenian Legionnaires in the trenches during the Battle of Arara BY MICHAEL SOSIKIAN In early 1915 Mikael Varantian, a leading intellectual of the Armenian independence and renaissance movement of the late-19th century, sent a proposal to the Russian, British, and French ambassadors on behalf of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Western Bureau for the formation of a 20,000 strong Armenian volunteer […]

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Armenia Inaugurates Embassy In Israel

Armenia’s Ambassador to Israel Armen Smbatyan with Israeli foreign ministry official Itzhak Carmel-Kagan at the Armenian Embassy in Tel Aviv YEREVAN (Azatutyun.am)—Armenia has reportedly inaugurated its embassy in Israel one year after deciding to upgrade diplomatic relations with the Jewish state. The opening of the Armenian Embassy in Tel Aviv, initially slated for the beginning of this year, was delayed […]

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Mnatsakanyan Warns of Ongoing Turkish Military Build-Up in Azerbaijan

Zohrab Mnatsakanyan The recent clashes on Armenian-Azerbaijani border were a miscalculation by Baku, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said in an interview with “Al-Akhbar’’ newspaper, reported Public Radio of Armenia. “This showed that their current capacities do not match with their well known intentions,” the Minister said. “It was an attempt by Azerbaijani side to show a military advantage over Armenia and […]

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Armenian Youth Federation Marches in Yerevan for ‘National and Advanced Education’

ARF youth member Argishti Gevorkyan addressing the protesters (Photo by Raffi Elliott) BY RAFFI ELLIOTT From The Armenian Weekly YEREVAN—Hundreds of protesters led by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation’s (ARF) youth wing—the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF)—took to the streets of Yerevan on Wednesday evening to demand the resignation of Armenia’s Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports, Arayik Harutyunyan. The group […]

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Diaspora High Commissioner Meets with Armenian Journalists from U.S. and Canada

A glimpse of the participants in the meeting with Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan had a virtual meeting with journalists from two dozen Armenian media outlets operating in the United States and Canada. Welcoming the participants, the High Commissioner highlighted the work of the Armenian media in the Diaspora, its […]

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