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Only Armenia School in the Central Valley is expanding

A small school in Clovis is making big plans for the future. Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School was just approved to increase enrollment to 220 students. "Our enrollment cap from the city of Clovis was at 120. So we couldn't go over 120. So we've grown to that cap and we needed to grow past tha


Dr. Mihran Agbabian, Community Activist, Co-Founder of American University of Armenia, Dies

LOS ANGELES — A founding member of the American University of Armenia, where he was President Emeritus, and life-long community activist and educator, Dr. Mihran Agbabian, died on Tuesday, February 12, in Los Angeles.


Dr. Ara Sanjian to Speak on ‘Armenia’s Road to and Since the Velvet Revolution’

FRESNO — Dr. Ara Sanjian, director of the Armenian Research Center at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, will give a presentation on “Armenia’s Road to and Since the ‘Velvet Revolution’” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191 on the


Cypriot Defense Minister Visits Armenia

YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Minister of Defense of Cyprus Savvas Angelides arrived in Armenia on February 12 for a three-day visit last week. During his visit, he went to the Rehabilitation Center of the Fatherland’s Defender, a military rehabilitation facility in Yerevan.


Catholicos Aram of See of Cilicia Visits Armenia

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia) — Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia has arrived in Armenia at the invitation of Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians.


Does Armenia Need an ‘Economic Revolution’?

During his New Year’s address, Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan promised to carry out an economic revolution in 2019. The purpose of this article is not to assess the possibility of a revolution but rather to extend an invitation to all interested parties to discuss the future logic of econo


Armenia is Not a Beneficiary of the Global Economy; It’s a Prisoner

In this week’s issue, at a reader’s request, we published the English translation of a recent opinion piece, authored by former advisor to Armenia’s Prime Minister, Igor Zargarian. In the article, Zargarian, who has recently formed a new political party, National Agenda, outlines, in rather broad an


Innovate Armenia Comes to USC on May 18

LOS ANGELES—Innovate Armenia, the flagship program of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, will come to USC on Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The one-of-a-kind event is a festival of ideas, music and action, featuring talks by young scholars on ancestral roots, post-revolution leaders from Ar


Armenia, Georgia Sign Strategic Military Cooperation Program for 2019

YEREVAN — Armenia and Georgia have signed a strategic cooperation program for 2019, Armenian Defense Minister Davit Tonoyan said Thursday at a joint news conference with his Georgian counterpart Levan Izoria.


Armenia, Georgia Renew Military Cooperation Program

YEREVAN—The defense ministers of Armenia and Georgia Davit Tonoyan and Levan Izoria on Thursday renewed a military cooperation program between the two countries that has been in effect since 2010.


Azerbaijani Envoy Says Force May Be Used To End Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Azerbaijan and Armenia have been holding negotiations to solve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for more than twenty-five years. However, regular fruitless talks for breaking the deadlock diminish the chances that might fetch a political settlement to the protracted conflict.


Amazon plans to reach net-zero carbon use by 2030

Amazon is continuing its dedication to sustainability by aiming for net-zero carbon use by the year 2030. The e-commerce behemoth plans to accomplish this ambitious task by adding more renewable energy programs that will be incorporated in its shipping and packaging departments.


Illustrated Newsletter Brings Forests and Wildlife of Armenia to a Young Audience

WOBURN, Mass.–Armenia Tree Project has released the eighth edition of its Building Bridges environmental education newsletter, focusing on the important theme of “Forest and Wildlife Preservation.” ATP’s Building Bridges program connects diasporan students with their counterparts in Armenia and high


‘You have no right to call yourself Armenian’ Say Gay Man’s Attackers

A gay man was assaulted and beaten last week while walking down the street at night in Yerevan. The man, 23-year-old Yerevan resident Vrezh “Max” Varzhapetyan, a gay rights activist and Right Side NGO staff member, told the Armenian Weekly that on the evening of February 11, three men pursued him do


Louise Manoogian Simone Passes Away

Louise Manoogian Simone passed away at the age of 85 on February 18,announced the Manoogian-Simone Foundation on Tuesday. She dedicated her life to civic leadership, philanthropy, and was first and foremost passionate about the promotion of Armenian culture and heritage, .


Our National Anthem is Not Meant to be a Top-40 Hit

Despite announcements by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s “My Step” Alliance that the issue of changing Armenia’s National Anthem is not on its agenda, one of its prominent members, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Alen Simonyan is determined to change the anthem anyway.


U.S Has No Right to Tell Armenia Not to Send Humanitarian Squad to Syria

The US government recently created a new and unnecessary controversy, this time with the Republic of Armenia. It all started when the Armenian government decided to send a non-combat humanitarian squad of 83 doctors, sappers and other servicemen to Syria to provide assistance to the important, but d


Swiss High Court Rejects Opposition to Armenia Genocide Memorial

GENEVA (Swissinfo.ch)—Switzerland’s highest court has rejected the opposition raised by several Genevans to a recently-unveiled monument commemorating the Armenian Genocide in the city.


A Regime Conceals Its Erasure of Indigenous Armenian Culture

In April 2011, when a US Ambassador traveled to Azerbaijan, on the southwestern edge of the former USSR, he was denied access to the riverside borderland that separates this South Caucasus nation from Iran. But it was not a foreign foe that halted the visit. Instead, his Azerbaijani hosts insisted t


Armenian American Veterans of Greater Boston Host Holiday Meal for Frontline Troops

BOSTON and BERD, Armenia — On January 28, Armenia’s Army Day holiday, the Armenian American Veterans of Greater Boston (formerly AMVETS POST 41 of Watertown, MA), hosted a holiday meal for 350 frontline troops serving on Armenia’s Northeastern international border with Azerbaijan.