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Is Armenia Close to Ending AIDS?

Michel D. Kazatchkine | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Michel D. Kazatchkine

I was in Armenia very recently to learn about the country's response to its epidemic and came away undoubtedly pleased with progress on a number of fronts but concerned on others.

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

Life is ephemeral. Liberty is fickle. And without the first two, all the wealth in the world does not amount to much. But happiness is not dictated by external circumstances; it is guided by inner purpose. It is not luck; it is a choice.

It's Not About Terms, It's About People

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

The problem can be solved only if the Armenian nation and the Turkish nation work together. In the 21st century, and within our communication age it's about time for these two nations to find a way to discuss this taboo. This is a mutual sorrow that needs a mutual solution.

Muslim American Organizations Are on the Wrong Side of History on the Armenian Genocide

Yasmine Taeb | Posted 04.27.2015 | Politics
Yasmine Taeb

It is absolutely appalling to reject the historical claims of the atrocities and falsely assert that there have been no conclusive investigations by scholars and historians regarding this event.

Armenia Holds Emotional Ceremonies To Mark 100th Anniversary Of Genocide

AP | AVET DEMOURIAN | Posted 04.25.2015 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) -- The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre 100 years ago of 1.5...

By Recalling Its Ambassador from the Vatican, Turkey Helped Publicize Pope's Affirmation of Armenian Genocide

Harut Sassounian | Posted 04.23.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

The Turkish government's overreaction and the Pope's refusal to apologize for his remarks made international headlines on TV networks, websites and newspapers around the world.

More Than A Million Victims Of 1915 Armenian Genocide Named Saints

Reuters | Hasmik Mkrtchyan & Margarita Antidze | Posted 04.24.2015 | Religion

The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open-air ceremony to commemorate their killing by Ottoman...

Sophia Jones

100 Years Ago, 1.5 Million Armenians Were Systematically Killed. Today, It's Still Not A 'Genocide.' | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.23.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- On April 24, 1915, Ottoman Turkish authorities hauled off Daniel Varoujan, a leading Armenian poet of the time, along with over 200 other ...

Obama Again Avoids Calling 1915 Armenian Killings 'Genocide'

AP | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disapp...

In Istanbul, Producer Sona Tatoyan Is Ready for Her Close-Up

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.22.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

Some thirteen years ago, Armenian-American actor and producer Sona Tatoyan embarked on a veritable odyssey to produce a feature film adaptation of Micheline Aharonian Marcom's contemporary masterpiece, Three Apples Fell From Heaven.

'I Will Raise My Voice and I Will Make My Song Fly, So That the Entire World Will Hear'

Nuri Kino | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Nuri Kino

April 24th, 2015 marks 100 years since some of the Ottoman leaders decided to wipe out Christian Armenians, Assyrians/Syriacs/Chaldeans, Pontic Greeks and other non-Muslims in the northeast part of their empire.

Centennial of the Armenian Genocide: Recognition and Reconciliation

David L. Phillips | Posted 04.23.2015 | World
David L. Phillips

I have been involved in Turkish and Armenian issues since 1998. Then Turks were uncomfortable at the mere mention of Armenian issues. It was a code word for genocide recognition. Today things are different.

European Parliament Votes To Call 1915 Armenian Killings Genocide

Reuters | Adrian Croft and Ayla Jean Yackley | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

BRUSSELS/ISTANBUL, April 15 (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday calling the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million A...

President Obama and the Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Luna Atamian | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Luna Atamian

April 24, 2015 will mark the 100-year anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. With President Obama's second term coming to a close, let's hope that he will take this unique opportunity to recognize it.

The Conflict Around the 'G Word'

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Arzu Kaya Uranli

As a Turkish American, I whole-heartedly believe that rather than lobbying the U.S. Congress at this time of year to stop using the "G word," we should be offering different solutions and creating a new commemoration day.

Turkey Objects To Pope Francis Use Of Word 'Genocide' To Describe Armenian Killing

AP | Posted 04.12.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday called the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urged the...

Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

James Zogby | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
James Zogby

It is wrong to say to just "get over it" to victim nations. For there to be reconciliation, there must be acknowledgment and justice. Just as we demand that Israel acknowledge and make recompense for its "original sin," we can want no less for the Armenian people.

Kimye Arrive In Armenia

TMZ | Posted 04.08.2015 | Entertainment

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got the full diplomat treatment as they arrived in Armenia to the cheers of an enormous crowd and tons of media. ...

In Conversation With Principal Dancer Davit Karapetyan -- San Francisco Ballet's 'Shostakovich'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.08.2015 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Since joining San Francisco Ballet, Davit has danced all the leading roles in the major story ballets and a vast number of modern works.

Ten Reasons Why Obama Should Travel to Armenia on April 24

Harut Sassounian | Posted 03.30.2015 | World
Harut Sassounian

Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.

Looking At The Armenian Genocide Through the Lens of Art

Maurizio G. De Bonis | Posted 03.24.2015 | Arts
Maurizio G. De Bonis

The Armenian Genocide cannot be left to sink away into silence. The visual arts must strive to play a key role in the transmission of memory, especially to younger generations.

100 Years of Denial

Stephan Pechdimaldji | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Stephan Pechdimaldji

I grew up hearing stories of how my grandparents survived the Armenian Genocide. Of how my grandfather hid in a haystack for more than forty days while his father and brother were taken away, never to be seen or heard from again.

Loss and Mourning in Aida Zilelian's The Legacy of Lost Things

Christopher Atamian | Posted 04.28.2015 | Books
Christopher Atamian

What ensues is a tragic and powerful tale of love and hate, tragedy and rebirth. Zilelian's prose is lyrical at times, but for the most part she crafts a purposely flat realism that perfectly complements her subject matter.

Yizkor for Khojaly: Sharing Sorrow and Hope

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 04.27.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

On the world's stage, Jews and Muslims are viewed as mortal enemies. This weekend in our synagogue, we demonstrated that not only do Jews and Muslims have the capacity to be at peace -- they can even be friends.

Pope Francis Honors Revered Armenian Mystic And Poet

The Associated Press | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 02.23.2015 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has given a gift of sorts to Armenian Catholics commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre of Armenians by...