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Genocide Remarks, A Cause for Banishment of MP Garo Paylan

Istanbul-Armenian member of parliament, Garo Paylan, was temporarily banned from Turkey’s National Assembly after he used the term genocide to describe the deaths of Armenians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire a century ago, officials said on ...

French Senate to debate on issue of involving Turkish community in Armenian Genocide recognition process

  ARMENPRESS - France-Armenia friendship group will organize a conference at the French senate entitled “Involvement of Turkish community in Armenian Genocide recognition process” with the participation of Turkish representatives. ...

Catholicos Aram I Celebrates Christmas Mass in Aleppo, Visits Damaged Institutions

ALEPPO, Syria (Asbarez)—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, celebrated Christmas Mass on Jan. 6, with hundreds of community members from this city besieged by war flocking to St. Mary’s Armenian Church in the heart of ...

Cem Özdemir to Deliver Keynote Addresses at Hrant Dink Commemorations in Canada

TORONTO, Canada (A.W.)—The co-leader of Germany’s Green Party Cem Özdemir—a German Member of Parliament of Turkish origin and one of the initiators of the Armenian Genocide resolution that was approved by Germany’s Parliament (Bundestag) on ...

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Shot Dead in Ankara

The man on the right, identified as the shooter, stands over the body of Ambassador Andrey Karlov (Photo: Getty Images) ANKARA (Hurriyet Daily News)—Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, was shot dead at an art exhibition in the ...

Germany’s Highest Court Rejects Complaints Against Bundestag’s Recognition of the Armenian

A scene from German consideration of the Armenian Genocide in June. (Photo: EAFJD) BERLIN, Germany (A.W.)—Germany’s highest court rejected a number of complaints against the decision by the country’s parliament recognize the Armenian ...

Two Armenian Ministers in New Lebanese Cabinet: Avedis Gidanian of the ARF Appointed State Minister of Tourism

BEIRUT, Lebanon (A.W.)—The formation of a new Lebanese government—which will be headed by  was announced Saad Hariri—was announced on Dec. 18, which includes two members of the Lebanese-Armenian community. Armenians Avedis Gidanian of the ...

Third Online Conference of Armenian Researchers, Students in China a Success

NANJING, China—The Third Online Conference of Armenian Researchers and Students in China was held on November 27, 2016. The goal of the Conference is to help establish contacts between Armenian researchers and students in China, consolidate this ...

Cilicia Catholicosate Files Appeal in European Court

  (Armenian Weekly) – On December 7, the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia officially filed the application to reclaim the historical headquarters of the Holy See of the Great House of Cilicia from Turkey to the European Court of Human ...

Syrian-Armenian Refugee has Tearful Reunion with Justin Trudeau

  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wipes his eyes as Syrian refugee Vanig Garabedian recalls their first meeting at Toronto’s Pearson airport one year ago. (Photo: CBC) (CBC News)—Justin Trudeau wiped away tears during a roundtable with ...