Another Milestone for Asbarez

Asbarez’s fist and 16,000th issues as the newspaper prepares to mark its 111th anniversary BY ASBAREZ Tuesday’s print edition of Asbarez is the newspaper’s 16,000th issue that has rolled off the presses. It is indeed a milestone, or as our Armenian edition dubbed a victory, given the challenges the Armenian press is confronting in the Diaspora. It is also a […]

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AIWA-LA Affiliate Present Scholarship Awards at Annual Spring Luncheon

A scene from the AIWA-LA Affiliate Hasmik Mgrdichian Scholarship Spring Luncheon held at the Youredjian residence on June 8. Standing l to r: Hermine Janoyan, Nicole Nishanian, President, AIWA-LA, Anita Vogel, Fox-TV Newscaster, Jean Kelegian. Seated l to r: Joan Agajanian Quinn, Lily Balian LOS ANGELES—Members and guests of the Los Angeles Affiliate of the Armenian International Women’s Association gathered […]

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Turkey’s Membership in NATO Could be Ending Soon

Columnist Harut Sassounian BY HARUT SASSOUNIAN On June 6, Patrick Shanahan, Acting Defense Secretary of the United States, sent a harsh letter to his counterpart, Hulusi Akar, Turkey’s Minister of Defense. Shanahan threatened to end Turkey’s participation in the most advanced U.S. air force jet F-35 program and to implement sanctions, should Turkey persist in acquiring S-400 missiles from Russia […]

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Mkhitaryan Ties the Knot

Henrikh Mkhitaryan married Betty Vardanyan on San Lazzaro Island It has been a busy month for the Captain of Armenia’s National Soccer team and midfielder for Arsenal Henrikh Mkhitaryan who on Monday married Betty Vardanyan in a ceremony on San Lazzaro Island in Venice, Italy at the Mekhitarist Monastery. Following the ceremony, the couple boarded a water taxi to their […]

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Garo and Sosse Eshgian to Serve as Honorary Presidents of 44th Navasartian Games

Sosse and Garo Eshgian will serve as Honorary Presidents of this year’s Navasartian Games Active Armenian community members, Garo and Sosse Eshgian will serve as Honorary Presidents of Homenetmen’s 44th Navasartian Games. In an effort to better understand, and fully present, their dedication and work for the community at large, Maro Kechichian recently met with the Eshgian’s. Garo Eshgian was […]

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Young Minds-Armenia and Artsakh Branches Awarded European Physical Society Prize

Yerevan Young Minds group with award, from l to r:Artyom Stepanyan, Anna Grigoryan, Hripsime Mkrtchyan, Gayane Karapetyan Davit Aslanyan BY HOVSEP DAGHDIGIAN YEREVAN—A recent article outlined developments at the Young Minds project, which was established by the European Physical Society to foster science education among youth. The Yerevan branch, consisting of undergraduate and post-graduate university students, has brought hands-on science […]

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Chamlian School Vice-Principal Awarded Western Prelacy ‘St. Ashkhen’ Medal

L to r: Chamlian Principal Dr. Talin Kargodorian, Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Chamlian Vice-Principal Rita Kaprielian, and Executive Council member George Chorbajian GLENDALE—The last of commencement ceremonies of Prelacy Schools took place at Glendale High School Auditorium, with the 8th grade graduation of Vahan and Anoush Chamlian School. Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian was in attendance, and conveyed his message. […]

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ATP Opens Charles G. Bilezikian Greenhouse Where Plants and Minds Will Grow

The late Charles G. Bilezikian’s wife Doreen officially opens the greenhouse in Margahovit Village on June 15 BY ANI MELKONYAN MARGAHOVIT, Armenia—Armenia Tree Project opened the Charles G. Bilezikian Greenhouse in Margahovit, a village in the Lori Province. Attending the opening ceremony on June 15 were the Bilezikian family of Boston, ATP Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian and team, the Deputy […]

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ATP Opens Charles G. Bilezikian Greenhouse

The late Charles G. Bilezikian’s wife Doreen officially opens the greenhouse in Margahovit Village on June 15 BY ANI MELKONYAN MARGAHOVIT, Armenia—Armenia Tree Project opened the Charles G. Bilezikian Greenhouse in Margahovit, a village in the Lori Province. Attending the opening ceremony on June 15 were the Bilezikian family of Boston, ATP Executive Director Jeanmarie Papelian and team, the Deputy […]

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ANCA Calls on Pompeo to Lift Restrictions on U.S.-Artsakh Dialogue

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is urged to take action on US-Artsakh dialogue Letter, Sent on Eve of Armenia-Azerbaijan Meeting in Washington, Seeks Artsakh’s Full Return to Negotiations WASHINGTON—On the eve of next week’s meeting in Washington of Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers regarding Artsakh status and security issues, the Armenian National Committee of Americacalled on Secretary of State Mike […]

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