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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 ...

Armenia Needs Syrian Migrants, Says Prime Minister Karapetyan

Armenia’ government will do its best to ensure that the thousands of ethnic Armenian refugees from Syria stay in their ancestral homeland for good, Prime Minister Karen Karapetian said on Thursday. “We will provide every support to all those ...

Armenian Parliament Allows Party Switching

(RFE/RL)- The Armenian parliament voted on December 16 to allow its members to formally defect from political parties that helped them win parliament seats. The National Assembly also empowered parliamentary factions to expel dissident deputies ...

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 ...

‘We Are Egyptian Armenians’ – a film about the history of the Armenian community

The documentary ‘We Are Egyptian Armenians,’ directed by Waheed Sobhi, relays the history of the Armenian community in Egypt as recounted by many of its members and supported with archival materials including photos, videos and paintings. The ...

Leonardo DiCaprio donates $65,000 to Children of Armenia Fund

Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio bought a work by hot painter Joe Bradley for $65,000 at the Children of Armenia Fund’s gala at Cipriani 42nd Street, according to pagesix.com. DiCaprio’s friend, art dealer Tony Shafrazi, was the gala’s ...

Armenian Community of Toronto Marks first Anniversary of the Arrival of Syrian Armenian Refugees

On December 10, the Armenian Community Centre (ACC) of Toronto marked the first anniversary of the first plane of privately sponsored Syrian newcomers that arrived in Canada. Coincidentally, the date also marks the day of signing the Universal ...

Mkhitaryan scores, gets hurt as Man U beats Spurs 1-0

  Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored for the second match in succession to give Manchester United a much-needed victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. The fierce strike made Mkhitaryan the first Armenian to ever score in the Premier ...

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 ...