The Armenian Weekly
News of general interest to the Armenian-American community, as well as editorials, political analyses, regular columns, and short stories and poems.
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 16:49:57 +0000
Armenia’s New Parliament Gets to Work
YEREVAN—The seventh National Assembly of Armenia officially convened for its first parliamentary session since December’s snap election. Deputies were sworn in last week ahead of Monday’s meeting, completing the peaceful transition of power triggered by [...]
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:58:06 +0000
Turkey Ranks Among Top 10 Countries With Probability of Committing Genocide
According to the Early Warning Project of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Turkey is ranked 8th among countries with the highest risk of committing mass killings. Azerbaijan is wrongly ranked much lower at 87th, and [...]
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Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:51:40 +0000
An Armenian in Minnesota
Many Armenians of the diaspora ended up in California. Another group settled on the east coast. My destiny was in Minnesota. In 2009 at Russian-Armenian (Slavonic) University, I won an academic exchange fellowship to study [...]
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:08:19 +0000
A New Dawn for the ARF
In the Parliamentary elections held on December 9, 2018, the ARF disappointingly failed to meet the five percent threshold of votes to have parliamentary representation. For ARF-ers in Armenia and the Diaspora, this was a [...]
Tue, 15 Jan 2019 14:46:36 +0000
AYF-Eastern Region Hosts 85th Annual Convention
ST. LOUIS, Mo.—More than two dozen delegates representing 13 of the region’s chapters from the Armenian Youth Federation —Youth Organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (AYF-YOARF) Eastern Region USA recently gathered in the mid-west for [...]
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 20:38:12 +0000
Excerpt from the New Memoir, ‘Liminal,’ by a Baku Pogrom Survivor
Idaho-based Armenian-American activist and entrepreneur Liyah Babayan, a native of Baku, has released her first book, Liminal: a refugee memoir. Based around journal entries written by her at a young age and documenting her family’s [...]
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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 18:36:35 +0000
Remembering Ziazan Antonian
Our mother was born in Yerevan, Armenia. She was named Ziazan, which means rainbow—a symbol of new beginnings and new hope since she was born the day after the anniversary of Armenia’s independence: May 28, [...]
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:08:17 +0000
Bad News Beginning
Here we are in a brand new year and the bad news from the end of last year is hounding Armenians already. The Republic of Armenia (ROA) has decided to dissolve its Diaspora ministry as [...]
Mon, 14 Jan 2019 17:06:15 +0000
Poets Peter Balakian, Susan Barba To Read, Discuss Works in Cambridge
CAMBRIDGE, Mass—As part of a series of fundraisers for the Grolier Book Shop, which has been a cornerstone of Boston literary culture since 1927, Peter Balakian and Susan Barba will be reading and discussing [...]
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Mon, 14 Jan 2019 16:26:46 +0000
Diaspora Journalists to Armenian Government: Do Not Eliminate our Ministry
We, the undersigned independent journalists of the Armenian Diaspora, join our brothers and sisters in Armenia and elsewhere who have thus far expressed shock and dismay over recent announcements that Armenia’s Ministry of the Diaspora [...]
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