Monthly Archives: October 2011

Karabakh Status Quo ‘Not Sustainable’, Says U.S Deputy Secretary of State William Burns

YEREVAN — U.S Deputy Secretary of State William Burns urged a greater “sense of urgency” for the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, saying that continued deadlock in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace talks would be fraught with serious security risks. Burns also said … Continue reading

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Armenia Fund’s 14th Telethon to be Held on Thanksgiving Day

TARZANA — Armenia Fund launched its 14th International Thanksgiving Telethon campaign set to air on November 24, 2011 in all major Armenia-American communities in the U.S and across the globe. An image of water underneath a growing plant is featured … Continue reading

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Azerbaijan to Purchase UAV Aircrafts from Israel

BAKU — Azerbaijan is expected to acquire 60 Orbiter 2M and Aerostar unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from Israel by the end of the year, according to 1 news.az. The agreement stands out in the sense, that the 30% of the … Continue reading

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Five Bishops Consecrate Sourp Giragos Church in Diyarbakir (Dikranagerd) Amid Jubilation

Sourp Giragos Church in Diyarbakir (Dikranagerd) officially was consecrate Saturday, October 22 in the presence of thousands of worshipers from various parts of the world. The procession entered the church led by Deputy Patriarch of Turkey. Archbishop Aram Ateshyan accompanied … Continue reading

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$6 Million Raised for Etchmiadzin’s Endowment for Pastoral Development

Nazar Nazarians, Sarkis Bedevians, Hratch Toufayans, AGBU Each Donate $1 Million on Vehapar’s 60th Birthday NEW YORK — More than $6 million was raised on Wednesday, October 12, for the establishment of the Pontifical Endowment for Pastoral Development, which will … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Erdogan Slams France Over Armenian Genocide Recognition

Turkish Prime Recep Tayyip Erdogan angrily rejected last Tuesday French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s calls for Turkey to recognize the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide. Erdogan accused Sarkozy of playing the anti-Turkish card … Continue reading

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His Holiness Catholicos Aram I Meets with Governor Jerry Brown

LOS ANGELES — On Thursday, October 13, 2011, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia met with California Governor Jerry Brown at the Beverly Hills Hilton to discuss issues of importance to the Armenian community as … Continue reading

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Sarkis Soghanalian, International Weapons Broker, Dies at 82 in Florida

Sarkis Soghanalian, an international weapons broker who sold arms to dictators on behalf of the United States, died October 5th at a hospital in Hialeah, Florida. He was 82. The cause was heart failure, said his son, Garo. He had … Continue reading

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Larry Zarian, Former Glendale Mayor, TV Host, dies at Age 73

Larry Zarian, 73, a former mayor of Glendale and the first Armenian American to be elected to the City Council, died of blood cancer Thursday at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. Zarian also served as a board member for the Los … Continue reading

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Samvel Karapetyan’s Tashir Group to Build Moscow-Yiwu Trade Center to the Tune of $200 Million

MOSCOW – Tashir group of companies of Russia-based Armenian businessman and philanthropist Samvel Karapetian and China’s Shifen are building a-shopping center in downtown Moscow. Called Moscow- Yiwu it will occupy an area of 100 thousand square meters, according to the … Continue reading

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