Henry Kissinger died at 100 years old

Henry Kissinger, the former US secretary of state and national security adviser who helped open up relations with China, usher in a detente with the Soviet Union and end America’s war in Vietnam, has died aged 100. Kissinger’s death at his home in Connecticut was confirmed by Kissinger Associates, his consultancy, which described him as a “respected American scholar and statesman” in a statement last night. His stints in government came during the 1970s, when he served Republican presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, at a time when cold war…

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Zarmanazan 2024: Creative and interactive Western Armenian language program

Zarmanazan 2024

The Armenian Communities Department of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is happy to announce that Zarmanazan, the Western Armenian language immersion programme, will expand in 2024. It will take place both in France and in the United States! Zarmanazan is a place where children, teenagers, young adults, teachers, and facilitators from the Diaspora are joined by the common willingness to learn and explore the Western Armenian language to its fullest. Zarmanazan is composed of three distinct but interconnected parts: A programme for 10 to 17 year old children and teenagers (in France and…

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Prime Minister Pashinyan’s speech at the autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Session d'automne de l'Assemblée parlementaire de l'OSCE à Erevan

Saturday, November 18th, 2023 Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan participated in the autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and delivered a speech at the Karen Demirchyan Sports Concert Complex in Yerevan.   In his speech, the Prime Minister, in particular, noted: "Honorable Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia, Dear Chairman of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Madam Secretary General, Dear Members of Parliament, Dear attendees,   I welcome the holding of the autumn session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in the Republic of Armenia. It takes place…

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Prime Minister Pashinyan received French Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna

Catherine Colonna en Arménie

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan received Catherine Colonna, Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of France. Welcoming the visit of the delegation led by the minister to Armenia, the Prime Minister noted. « First of all, I want to thank you personally, France and President Macron, for clearly standing by Armenia in these difficult times, and also for expressing a clear position regarding ethnic cleansing in Nagorno-Karabakh. On the other hand, I must emphasize that the authorities of Azerbaijan are carrying out illegal arrests in Nagorno-Karabakh, which I…

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“Sewing Hope for Armenia” is reviving the Armenian textile

Laura Balayan de Sewing for Armenia

« Sewing Hope for Armenia is reviving the Armenian textile Industry by bringing back into production authentic Armenian weave patterns » Since 2020, Sewing Hope for Armenia has been working to help war widows and refugee families in Artsakh, offering them a vocation and an honorable, sustainable craft to make traditional Armenian fabric, fashion and home accessories. Our collection can be viewed on www.sewinghopearmenia.com. In the face of the brutal attacks on the Armenian people and culture, human and cultural survival are at the heart of our project. That's why,…

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Sassounian’s column of June 8, 2023: Advice to Aliyev

Harout Sassounian

By Harut Sassounian Éditeur, The California Courier www.TheCaliforniaCourier.com Even though Azerbaijan, with the help of Turkish and Israeli weapons and hired Islamic terrorists, won the 2020 Artsakh War, Pres. Aliyev has been destroying his country’s international reputation. With his barbaric actions during and since the war, Aliyev has undermined the interests of Azerbaijan. As a result, he has made himself a hated pariah and the laughing stock of the entire world. While Russia is cuddling him for its own political interests, the West is tolerating him to benefit from Azerbaijan’s…

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Armenian national youth forum to be held in yerevan this august

Armenian National Youth Forum

This year, the Office of the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs will hold a first-of-its-kind Armenian National Youth Forum from August 1st to 3rd in Yerevan, Armenia. The Forum will gather 450 youth ages 18 to 35 from the Diaspora, Armenia, and Artsakh to engage them in Armenia’s development, connect them with one another, and empower them to expand their work and impact in their communities.  For Youth, By Youth. The Forum will be interactive, empowering, and engaging, with an agenda comprising panel and round table discussions, presentations, networking opportunities,…

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DiasporArm: Rethinking the Diaspora


While Western societies may be able to function without their churches, political parties, and institutions, the Armenian Diaspora relies heavily on these vital components. Our schools, our cultural, social and sports organizations, our press, owe their existence to our community structures. It is crucial for us to evolve with wisdom, fostering mutual respect between the traditional structures and the emerging Civil Society. The relationship between Armenia and the Diasporas should evolve from the current “center-periphery” representation to a more inclusive and multi-centric Armenian identity fostering a federal approach that strengthens…

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May Magic at the COAF SMART Center !

May Magic at the COAF SMART Center!

Spring has ushered in a series of extraordinary moments. We celebrated the fifth anniversary of the COAF SMART Center in Lori, an emblem of transformative impact. Additionally, we had the distinct honor of hosting esteemed guests from China at the SMART Center, a testament to the ability of education to bridge nations. And there's more! Read on to discover more highlights and inspiring stories. Celebrating 5 Years of SMART ! This month, we celebrated a significant milestone—the establishment of the COAF SMART Center in Lori on May 27, 2018! This…

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Charity Golf Tournament on august 14th 2023

Charity Golf Tournament

Event details Join us this summer in the South of France and compete in the Charity Golf Tournament with fellow donors and AGBU Board Members! This exclusive event offers the opportunity to network and enjoy sports, games & spa activities, as well as a fundraising dinner for the AGBU Children’s Centers in Armenia Organized by: AGBU District of Europe   AGBU Children's Centers The funds raised will go to the AGBU Children’s Centers in Armenia. This is a long standing initiative with the Holy See of Etchmiadzin focused on transforming…

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The Silent Siege of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Silent Siege of Nagorno-Karabakh

The Silent Siege of Nagorno-Karabakh European Parliament, Brussels – Antall 6Q1 Tuesday June 6, from 19:00 to 21:00 The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU Europe) is pleased to invite you to an event hosted by MEP François-Xavier Bellamy at the European Parliament, in Brussels, about the current blockade in Nagorno-Karabakh. Organized in partnership with AGBU Europe and L’Oeuvre d’Orient, the event includes a discussion with Stepanakert-based journalist Lika Zakaryan, following the screening of clips from the film Invisible Republic, based on the journalist’s diary during the 44-day war in 2020.   A panel discussion…

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And the winners of the Cannes International Film Festival go to…

Palme d'Or Cannes 2023

Chiara Mastroianni | @2023 JJS After 11 exceptional days and under the watchful eye of Chiara Mastroianni, mistress of the opening and closing ceremonies of this 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, the Jury of the 76th Cannes Film Festival, chaired by the Swedish director Ruben Östlund, surrounded by Moroccan director Maryam Touzani, French actor Denis Ménochet, British-Zambian screenwriter and director Rungano Nyoni, American actress and director Brie Larson, American actor and director Paul Dano, Afghan writer Atiq Rahimi, director Argentinian director Damián Szifron, as well as French director…

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