Homenetmen’s 44th Navasartian Games Weekend Fast Approaching

VAN NUYS, Calif.,—With Garo and Sosse Eshgian as its Honorary Presidents, Homenetmen’s 44th Navasartian Games’ final games and festival weekend is fast approaching. This includes its Victory Banquet, opening and closing ceremonies, and four-day festival. The much-anticipated Victory Banquet will be held on Sunday, June 30 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. During this event, Garo and Sosse Eshgian will formally […]

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Vartkes Shekherdimian Named 2019 Exemplary Homenetmen Member

Exemplary Homenetmen Member of 2019 Vartkes Shekherdimian The Homenetmen Western United States Regional Executive of 1989 was the first to propose to bestow the title of Exemplary Homenetmen Member upon individual Homenetmen members. The title is given to a member, in the region, whose character, organizational abilities, and dedication served as a prime example for others to follow. This initiative […]

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Rep. Sherman Counters Baku’s Threats to Shoot Down Civilian Aircraft

Rep. Brad Sherman’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) would block the sale to Azerbaijan of U.S. armaments which could augment that country’s ability to shoot down civilian aircraft. The California Congressman’s Amendment would Block U.S. Support for Azerbaijani Military’s Airstrike Capabilities WASHINGTON—Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, on Tuesday filed […]

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Yerevan Slams Baku for ‘Damaging’ Statements

Azerbaijan’s foreign minister Elmar Mammadyarov Azerbaijan Again Skips another OSCE Monitoring of Frontlines Armenia’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday slammed Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov for making what it called “damaging” statements, when he remarked last week in Washington that shootings along the Artsakh-Azerbaijan border should not become an obstacle to substantive talks for the resolution of the Karabakh conflict. Thus […]

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Boxer Gurgen Hovhannisyan Beats Turkish Opponent

Gurgen Hovhannisyan (right) in a match with Turkey’s Ilyas Muchahit Armenian boxer Gurgen Hovhannisyan (+91 kg) beat his Turkish opponent Ilyas Muchahit during the European boxing championship games being held in Minsk, Belarus. Hovhannisyan celebrated a 3 to 2 victory over his opponent and reached the quarterfinals, the National Olympic Committee reported. The Armenian athlete had started performing from the […]

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AYF Youth Corps Participants Awarded Scholarships

AYF Youth Corps 2019 Participants This year’s 37 AYF Youth Corps participants are preparing to depart to Armenia, where they will be conducting summer camps for children in various locations across Armenia and Artsakh. Celebrating its 25th year of building bridges to the homeland, the AYF Youth Corps program will host camps in nine regions, including Gyumri, Proshyan, Artik, Stepanakert, […]

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Armenian Winemakers Revive the Tradition of ‘Noah’s Wine’

Founder of Zorah Wines Zorik Gharibian Vineyards are popping up all over the Armenian highlands, continuing the millennia-old wine tradition purportedly started by Noah. (Aleteia)—When the Great Flood subsided and Noah famously landed his ark upon what many believe to be Mount Ararat, the old shipwright disembarked and, we are told by the biblical narrative, he began planting vineyards, fermenting wine, […]

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