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Paylan Being Investigated for ‘Insulting Turkishness’

ISTANBUL—Ankara’s chief prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation of Garo Paylan, an Armenian member of the Turkish Parliament representing the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) for allegedly violating the infamous Article 301 of the ...

Prime Minister Pashinyan, President Sarkissian Will Join USC Discussion Sunday

LOS ANGELES — Armenia’s newly elected Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian and President Armen Sarkissian will be joining remotely to participate in a broad-ranging discussion about Armenia’s Tomorrow. More than a dozen political scientists ...

Homenetmen Wins Lebanese Basketball Championship

Homenetmen Lebanon’s men’s basketball team won the Lebanese Basketball League championship. BEIRUT (A.W.)—Homenetmen Lebanon’s men’s basketball team won the Lebanese Basketball League championship earlier today, after beating ...
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Three Humanitarian Activists Nominated For $1.1 Million Aurora Prize

Aurora prize nominee: Kyaw Hla Aung, Mrs. Sunitha Krishnan and Fr. Héctor Tomás González Castillo. The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity recognizes three humanitarians for their selfless commitment to fighting sexual violence in India, ...

Pope Francis and Armenian Patriarchs bless a bronze statue of St Gregory of Narek

(Vatican News)- On the occasion of the visit of an Armenian delegation with Pope Francis, a statue of St Gregory of Narek is blessed in the Vatican Gardens. In the company of outgoing Armenian President, Serzh Sargsyan, and with the particip...

Zareh Sinanyan elected Mayor of Glendale city

Glendale city Councilmember Zareh Sinanyan has been elected Mayor of the city. Sinanyan, who served in the post of the Glendale mayor in 2014, was born in Yerevan in 1973. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1988 and settled in ...

Alexis Ohanian says he got back to roots in Armenia

Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian said he got back to his roots as he visited Armenia, the country his father’s family comes from. “I needed to get away from tech, so I spent a few months in the motherland, just volunteering for Kiva,” Ohanian ...
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Trump endorses American Armenian Danny Tarkanian for Congress

(Breitbart).- A new poll of Nevada’s third congressional district Republican primary voters shows that former Senate candidate Danny Tarkanian has taken a commanding lead upon switching to the congressional race, with President Donald Trump’s ...

Maryland avenue in US city of Glendale to be renamed to Artsakh Street

Maryland avenue between Wilson and Harvard Street of the US city of Glendale can be renamed to Artsakh Street in honor of the Republic of Artsakh, the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region said, reports Armenpress.  On March 13 ...

Pulitzer Prize-winner Peter Balakian named 13th Janet Weis Fellow

American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Peter Balakian, who has Armenian roots, is the 13th Janet Weis Fellow in Contemporary Letters at Bucknell University, the university said on its website. Balakian is the Donald M. and ...