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April 24 commemoration events in LA City suspended due to coronavirus pandemic

After careful consideration of the Coronavirus pandemic, the United Armenian Council of Los Angeles, the Unified Young Armenians, and the Armenian Genocide Committee have decided to suspend all of their April 24 commemoration related activities, Asbarez reports.

Renowned Armenian physicist diagnosed with COVID-19 dies in Moscow

Well-known Armenian physicist, Professor Mishik Ghazaryan, who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a Moscow hospital on Monday evening.

Eduardo Eurnekian to provide $250,000 in aid to Armenian government for fighting COVID-19

Argentine-Armenian businessman, National Hero of Armenia Eduardo Eurnekian will provide 250,000 USD in aid to the government of Armenia for fighting the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID19: Dutch-Armenians follow instructions of health ministry – Armenian community representative

The Armenian community of the Netherlands, which is quite active and law-abiding, follows all the instructions of the Health ministry to avoid the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and tries to understand what developments are expecting, Head of a major tourism agency operating in the Netherlands Erik Aghabekyan told Armenpress.

Lebanese-Armenian man dies from COVID19 in Beirut – Gandzasar newspaper

A Lebanese-Armenian man has died from COVID19, bringing the total number of fatalities from the disease in the Middle Eastern country to 6, the Gandzasar newspaper reported citing Lebanese health authorities.

Armenian man dies of coronavirus in LA

A 34-year-old Armenian man from Glendora, California, died Thursday in a Pasadena hospital after being diagnosed with the coronavirus just last week, Asbarez reported.

Jeanne Barseghian wins first round of Strasbourg municipal elections

Jeanne Barseghian of Armenian origin has won the first round of Strasbourg municipal elections held on Sunday, France Info reported.

Former California Assembly member Katcho Achadjian dies aged 68

Former California lawmaker Katcho Achadjian died at the age of 68, his family confirmed. Katcho Achadjian represented California's Central Coast in the state Assembly for three terms, AP reported.

Armenia journalist receives award from Mike Pompeo, Melania Trump

Lucy Kocharyan, a journalist from Armenia, was one of the few to receive the 2020 International Women of Courage Award of the US Department of State. The award was personally handed to her by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and First Lady Melania Trump, news.am reports, referring to the Voice of America.

Iranians head to polls to elect new parliament, 6 Iranian-Armenians among candidates

Iranians are heading to polling stations to elect a new parliament on February 21. The Iranian parliament, known as the Majlis, is a 290-seat unicameral legislature, with 5 seats envisaged for religious minorities.

Armenian pastry chefs win 6 medals at Culinary Olympics in Germany

Armenian pastry chefs have won 6 medals at the Culinary Olympics during the ongoing Intergastra International Trade Fair in Stuttgart, Germany.

Artsakh Security Council chief: Terrorist groups surrendered areas adjacent to Aleppo to Syria government troops

At a meeting of the Aleppo Security Council, it was announced about the complete liberation of Aleppo city and its suburbs. Arshavir Gharamyan. Secretary of the Artsakh Republic Security Council, wrote this on Facebook.

‘Jia You’ – Armenians show support to Wuhan and China in fighting coronavirus

Armenians in China, Hong Kong and Armenia are extending their support to China in a touching video in the country’s battle against the deadly novel coronavirus outbreak.

Zareh Sinanyan to visit Moscow

Armenia’s High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan will depart for Russia on February 12-18.

Turkey’s Erdogan visits Armenian MP receiving medical treatment at home

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has visited his fellow party member MP, Istanbul Armenian Markar Esayan.

Armenian serviceman killed in Syria

An Armenian serviceman was killed on February 5, during the Syrian army’s battle in Saraqib town, Gandzasar weekly reports.

Earthquake in Turkey destroys part of Armenian church

The recent earthquake that hit Elazig, a city located in Turkey’s Kharpert region, has caused the archways of Diyarbakir’s Surp Sarkis Armenian Apostolic Church to collapse, according to a Facebook post by Dr. Khatchig Mouradian, Asbarez reported.

Prince Charles visits Armenian Church at Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

Prince Charles of the Great Britain on Friday visited the Armenian Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem, Chancellor of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem Hovnan Baghdasryan said in a post on Facebook.

Putin congratulates Dmitry Kharatyan on 60th birthday

Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered congratulations to Russian actor and producer of Armenian descent Dmitry Kharatyan on his 60th birthday, Panorama.am reports.

One of last Canadians to survive Armenian Genocide dies aged 104

Armenian Canadian woman believed to have been one of the last Canadians to have survived the Armenian genocide died on Thursday, four months shy of her 105th birthday, Horizon Weekly reported. Eugenie Papazian was born in Turkey, in the Ionia district of Samsun by the Black Sea in 1915. She never knew her parents. Her father was taken to the army in 1915 and did not return home, while her mother died when she was still a newborn.