April 24 Commemoration Events in L.A. Suspended Due To Coronavirus Pandemic

A scene from the March for Justice for the Armenian Genocide at the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles on April 24, 2019 LOS ANGELES—After careful consideration of the Coronavirus pandemic, the United Armenian Council of Los Angeles (UACLA), the Unified Young Armenians (UYA) and the Armenian Genocide Committee (AGC) have decided to suspend all of their April 24 commemoration related activities. The coalition of these three community organizations are in charge of a) the Requiem service at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello, b) the […]

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Armenia Extends Travel Ban to All Countries

A plane flying above Mt. Ararat YEREVAN (Azatutyun.am)—Armenia has banned virtually all foreign nationals from entering the country due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic. The Armenian government imposed last month such a ban only on the citizens of a few dozen states, — notably China, Iran, Italy and Spain — that were hit hardest by coronavirus. The Armenian Foreign Ministry […]

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Helping Families In Need

The Repatriates’s Assistance Office established by ARF Supreme Council of Armenia The Repatriates’ Assistance Office of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation Supreme Council of Armenia last week distributed food and other supplies to 24 families, who have been sequestered at home due to the national lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The project was funded by two donors […]

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Russian Military Specialists Arrive in Armenia to Assist in COVID-19 Fight

Russian military specialist disembark from a plane in Yerevan Russian military specialists arrived in Armenia on Tuesday to assist the coronavirus prevention measures. ‘’As part of the bilateral cooperation between the Armed Forces of Armenia and Russia, and according to the agreement between the Defense Ministers of Armenia and Russia Davit Tonoyan and Sergey Shoygu, the specialists of the Russian […]

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Covid-19 Task Force, Local Business Owners Donate Thousands of Masks

The Covid-19 Armenian Community Task Force through the generous donation from Los Angeles-area business owners Kev Kouyoumjian, along with his brother Vic Kouyoumjian and their father Jacques Kouyoumjian, will be distributing thousands of masks to the local community. The Covid-19 Armenian Community Task Force through the generous donation from Los Angeles-area business owners Kev Kouyoumjian, along with his brother Vic […]

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US Indicts Turkish Halkbank for Illegal Transfer of Billions of dollars to Iran

Columnist Harut Sassounian BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN Halkbank, whose majority shareholder is the Turkish government, pleaded not guilty in New York on March 31, 2020, to criminal charges that it helped Iran illicitly transfer tens of billions in dollars and gold, wrote Aykan Erdemir and Philip Kowalski in an essay published on April 3 by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, […]

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Self-Isolation Brings on New Routines

Catherine Yesayan BY CATHERINE YESAYAN The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all aspects of our lives. While our world seems to be turned upside down and everything around us has changed course, I should say that this new reality surprisingly has filled my days. Let me begin by telling you a story. As I was stepping into my wonder years, (I […]

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