Hundreds of Armenian families fled Aleppo and headed to Beirut in order to escape the ongoing conflict in Syria between the rebels and forces loyal to the regime of president bashar al Assad. The Armenian Churches, schools and associations reportedly opened their doors to receive the refugees
Damascus – For months, most of Syria’s minority sects stood warily on the sidelines of the revolt by the Sunni Muslim majority against President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite-dominated rule. But in Damascus, neighborhood vigilante groups are arming themselves in Christian, Druze and Shi’ite Muslim areas,
As the passengers from battle-ravaged Aleppo disembarked at Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport, tearful relatives gripped them tightly in emotional embraces. “Thank God you’ve arrived safe and sound!” one cried out. Since fighting has gripped the city of Aleppo, where many of Syria’s ethnic Armenian community live, increasing numbers have been fleeing
President Barack Obama is marking the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians in Turkey nearly a century ago by calling it a “one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century.” But as in previous years, he is stopping short of calling the killings genocide.
Two suicide car bombs targeting Syrian regional military and security headquarters shook Aleppo on Feb. 10, claiming 28 victims, among them army conscript Viken Hairabedian. The explosion was one of the worst instances of violence to hit the country since the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al Assad began in March 2011. Hairabedian’s death shocked […]
France’s Constitutional Council has been asked to determine whether a bill concerning the mass killings of Armenians a century ago violates the constitution.
Jack Kevorkian, the zealous, straight-talking American doctor known as “Dr. Death” for his lifelong crusade to legalize physician-assisted suicide died on Friday at a Detroit area hospital, the Associated Press reported. He was 83 years old.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Beirut on Wednesday for a two-day official visit. The Turkish PM was received by his Lebanese counterpart, Saad Hariri, and a delegation of officials at Beirut’s Rafik Hariri International Airport, the National News Agency (NNA).
President Barack Obama calls it “one of the worst atrocities” of the 20th century — the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I.
Armenian Relief Society members from various countries, including Greece, France, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria, Argentina, Brazil, Canada as well as the United States gathered in New York City this weekend to celebrate the organization’s 100th anniversary.