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Over 20 Armenian Families Displaced from Hurricane Harvey

(Asbarez). While the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA, Regional Executive extends its gratitude to the community for immediately responding to its Call to Action regarding Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the ARS has since learned that more ...

Taner Akcam to Receive 2018 “Upstander” Honor from World Without Genocide

WORCESTER, Mass. (Clark News)—Clark University history Professor Taner Akcam will be honored with the 2018 Outstanding Upstander Award from the World Without Genocide organization for his tireless work promoting justice and the rule of law. Ak...

Pulitzer Prize Winners Balakian and Nguyen and Renowned Journalists David and Adi Ignatius to Headline Innovate Armenia

LOS ANGELES, (A.W.) —Poet Peter Balakian and novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen will grapple with the shifting place of humanities in a postmodern and possibly “post-book” world. Their conversation, whioch will take place on Sept. 23, is a signature ...

Iowa Becomes 47th U.S. State to Recognize Armenian Genocide

From L to R: ANCA-ER’s Armen Sahakyan, IA State Rep. Art Staed, Zhan Barseghyan, Libby Slappey, Rev. Fr. Tadeos Barseghyan, ANCA ER’s Artur Martirosyan, Charles Crawley, Denise Bubeck, Stephen Kossayian, and Tigran Grant gathered together for ...

Aznavour Receives His Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Aznavour received his star on Aug. 24. (Photo: Reuters) (A.W.), HOLLYWOOD—Scores of fans, invited guests, celebrities, and elected officials gathered in front of Hollywood’s historic Pantages Theater on the morning of Aug. 24 for the unveiling ...

French-Armenian Georges Képénékian Elected Mayor of Lyon

LYON, France (A.W.)—According to preliminary reports, Georges Képénékian was elected Mayor of Lyon—France’s second-largest city.   Képénékian’s candidacy was proposed by former mayor Gerard Collomb, who was appointed ...

Sevan Nisanyan to Detail Escape ‘When Time Comes’

Sevan Nisanyan posted this photo on social media a day after his bold escape from a Turkish prison (Asbarez). Turkish-Armenian writer and intellectual Sevan Nisanyan (Nishanyan), who on Friday escaped from the Turkish prison where he was serving a ...

Turkish Armenian Writer Sevan Nisanyan Escapes from Prison

ISTANBUL—Turkish-Armenian writer Sevan Nisanyan, who has been serving a 17-year prison term since 2014 has reportedly escaped from the correctional facility where he was being held and fled Turkey, according to Turkish media reports. Nisanyan ...

Henry Theriault Elected President of International Association of Genocide Scholars

Dr. Henry Theriaul addresses the IAGS conference in Brisbane, Australia BRISBANE, Australia—Professor Henry C. Theriault was elected President of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS) on Tuesday during the organization’s ...

Turkish Lawmakers could be Punished for Using the Term “Armenian Genocide”

(Arm Radio). Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) , a far-right political party that adheres to Turkish ultranationalism, have drafted new Rules of Procedure for the country’s ...