Monthly Archives: August 2011

Turkey to Return Seized Immovable Property to Non-Muslim Foundations

Armenians to Get Back Gyulbenkian House, Belongings of Surp Prigic Hospital, Protestant Churches, Cemeteris, and Others By Fatima Disli Zibak and other sources ANKARA — The Turkish government has adopted a decree to return all confiscated immovable property belonging to … Continue reading

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Los Angeles Basketball Team Win First Place

By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan Special to the News-Press A pair of local men basketball players returned from Armenia with gold medals won at the fifth annual Pan-Armenian Games in the country’s capital of Yerevan. The duo just happened to play for … Continue reading

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Arpa Film Festival, Sept. 22-24, to Feature Films from 12 Countries

The 14th annual Arpa International Film Festival, presented by AT&T, to be presented on September 22-24, 2011 at the Egyptian Theatre located in the heart of Hollywood, CA is pleased to announce this year’s festival programs and events. the … Continue reading

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Radikal’s Columnist Oral Calislar Says Talaat Pasha Gave Zohrab Kiss of Death

ISTANBUL — Columnist of the Radikal Turkish Daily, Oral Calislar wrote about prominent Armenian writer Krikor Zohrab and his tragic death in his article titled “Talaat Pasha’s Kiss of Death.” Zohrab was a Member of the Ottoman Parliament, an outstanding … Continue reading

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Armenian Mission to UN Replies to Azerbaijan’s False Document

NEW YORK — Armenia’s representation at UN issued an official letter on August 17 in response to a document circulated by Azerbaijani mission and addressed to Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon. The letter draws attention to unprecedented number of violations of … Continue reading

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ARF Leadership Criticizes Western Central Committee

In a rare manifestation of discord within its ranks, the opposition Armenian Revolutionary Federation (Dashnaktsutyun) criticized last Friday its largest branch in the United States for deciding to boycott an upcoming event in Los Angeles to be attended by President … Continue reading

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Pontifical Banquet Kick-Off a Great Success as Pledges Exceed $1.2 Million

GLENDALE — On Thursday, August 11th, a capacity crowd of Western Prelacy sponsors and friends gathered at Carousel Restaurant to pledge their support at the Kick-off to the Pontifical Banquet which will be held on October 16 in honor of … Continue reading

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Kerkorian Cuts His Stake in MGM for about $214 Million

LOS ANGELES — Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian is selling 20 million shares of MGM Resorts International for about $214 Million, cutting his stake in the casino operator to 22.8 percent. MGM Resorts said Kerkorian’s Tracinda Corp. investment firm sold about … Continue reading

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U.S Envoy Robert Bradtke Questions Azeri, Armenian Commitment to Peace

Robert Bradtke, the chief U.S negotiator in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process, has reportedly cast doubt on Armenia’s and Azerbaijan’s stated commitment to hammering out a compromise peace deal, Radio Liberty said last Friday (Aug 12). “We [the United States, Russia, … Continue reading

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No New Positive Signs

Despite efforts by the International mediators, the European Union members and particularly Russia, the Nagorno-Karabakh settlement issue does not seem to be imminent. The OSCE Minks Group as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan got ready for the Kazan meeting (June … Continue reading

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