Condolences On the Passing of Prelacy Vicar-General’s Father

Prelacy Vicar-General Bishop Torkom Donoyan with his late father, Krikor, and his mother, Adrine Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, the Prelacy Religious and Executive Councils mourn the passing of Krikor Donoyan, father of Vicar-General Bishop Torkom Donoyan, which occurred on Friday, July 10, in Lebanon following a brief illness. The Prelate, Clergy, Religious and Executive Councils, Board of Regents of […]

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Funeral Notice: Dr. Armen Souren Sahakian

Dr. Armen Sahakian DR. ARMEN SOUREN SAHAKIANBorn on September 22, 1933, Baghdad It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and relative Dr. Armen Sahakian, who passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, July 4, 2020, after a short illness. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday July 15, at noon. at St. Yeghiche Church, Cranley Gardens, London, […]

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Judge Sinanian Assigned to State Appellate Role

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Zaven V. Sinanian Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Zaven V. Sinanian has been assigned as Justice Pro Tem of the California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division 1 by Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. The assignment is a temporary one to fill an existing vacancy, until the governor appoints […]

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‘Armenophobia is Aliyev’s Last Line of Defense,’ Says Yerevan

Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan “Armenophobia is Aliyev’s last line of defense,” Armenia’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan said on Thursday. The comment comes after Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, in an interview broadcast Monday, lambasted Armenia and the Armenian Nation, decried the Karabakh peace process and criticized the efforts of the Minsk Group co-chairs as “meaningless.” “Aliyev has no […]

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Anouch Toranian Elected Paris Deputy Mayor

Anouch Toranian (left) with Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo Anouch Toranian last week was elected Deputy Mayor of Paris, becoming the first elected representative of Armenian descent to a high-level post in the French capital. She will be in charge of community outreach, civic engagement and public discourse. Toranian was born in Paris in 1991. She holds Master’s degree in law […]

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Hunters of Armenian Treasures

Raffi Bedrosyan BY RAFFI BEDROSYAN The word “talan” has the same meaning in both Turkish and Armenian languages – meaning plunder, pillage or looting. It is a historic fact that the rise and success of the Ottoman Empire was directly linked to the “talan” of the newly conquered territories until the 16th century, and when the Empire could not conquer […]

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European Court Rejects Injunction Sought By Constitutional Court Justices

The European Court of Human Rights YEREVAN (Azatutyun.am)—The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has refused to issue an “interim” injunction that would freeze the implementation of constitutional changes calling for the dismissal of the chairman and three other members of Armenia’s Constitutional Court. The changes passed by the Armenian parliament late last month stipulate that Hrayr Tovmasyan must resign […]

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ANCA WR Interns Meet with George Gascón

ANCA WR interns meet George Gascón via Zoom Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region Summer 2020 Interns on July 6 were provided an exclusive opportunity to meet with LA County District Attorney candidate George Gascón. Gascón spoke about his experiences as a former Los Angeles police officer and Mesa, Arizona, police chief, and his eventual ascent to the District Attorney […]

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