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Armenian youth of Argentina march to Azerbaijan embassy

The youth organizations of the Armenian community of Argentina on Sunday marched to the embassy of Azerbaijan, and expressed their protest in connection with the military attack on Armenia by Azerbaijan on September 13, as news.am informs, Diaro Armenia wrote.

American-Armenians hold protest outside Azerbaijani and Turkish representations in New York

The representatives of Armenian community in the United States held a protest outside the Azerbaijani and Turkish diplomatic representations in New York.

California to declare April 24, ‘Genocide Remembrance Day’ as state holiday

California State Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian has succeeded in passing a legislative bill (AB 1801) he had sponsored to declare April 24, Genocide Remembrance Day, a state holiday, The Armenian Weekly reports.

Garo Paylan studies condition of Armenian churches, monasteries that are under danger of destruction in Van province

Ethnic Armenian lawmaker of the Turkish Parliament Garo Paylan studied the current conditions of churches and monasteries in Van province which are facing a danger of elimination because of destruction, Arti Gercek reports.

27-year-old becomes first Armenian to be appointed District Governor in Turkey

An ethnic-Armenian Turkish lawyer is set to become the first ever Armenian to hold the post of district governor in Turkey after his appointment as the District Governor of Babadag, a city and district in the Denizli Province, aynahaber.net reported.

Street named after Sergei Parajanov inaugurated in Tbilisi

A street in Tbilisi, Georgia, has been named after renowned Soviet Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.

Andranik Gasparyan awarded Hero of Russia title

Russian President Vladimir Putin has bestowed the Hero of Russia title on military officer Andranik Gasparyan, Omsk Region Governor Alexander Burkov said in a Telegram post, Panorama.am informs.

Karekin II confirms election of Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan as Primate of Eastern Diocese of Armenian Church of America

Catholicos Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church confirmed the election of the Very Reverend Fr. Mesrop Parsamyan to the office of Primate of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America.

Lebanon's new parliament to have 6 ethnic Armenian members according to preliminary results

The preliminary results of the parliamentary elections held in Lebanon on May 15 have been announced. Editor-in-chief of the Lebanon-based Azdag daily Shahan Gantaharyan told Armenpress that there will be 6 ethnic Armenian MPs in the parliament of Lebanon.

Exhibition on Hrant Dink’s life and struggle to open in Yerevan

An exhibition on Hrant Dink’s life and struggle will open May 7 until July 30 at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art in Yerevan.

Armenian community of Istanbul warns of risk of losing management of landmark Surp Pirgic Hospital

The Armenian community of Istanbul is alarmed by rumors that soon they might face obstructions in holding elections of the board at the Surp Pirgic (Holy Saviour) Armenian Hospital, thus losing the 188-year-old landmark national institution of the community.

“I’m so proud that America recognizes the Armenian Genocide” – Kim Kardashian

Reality TV star and entrepreneur Kim Kardashian issued a statement on the occasion of the 107th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

Australian-Armenian community to hold marches for justice on Genocide Remembrance Day

The Armenian community in Australia will hold a march for justice on April 24 – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, in the Sydney and Melbourne Squares. The marches will be held jointly with the representatives of the Greek and Assyrian communities.

Armenian School Vandalized in Istanbul

The gate to an Armenian school in Istanbul, Turkey was vandalized with a swastika, Massis Post reported.

Armenian community of France to hold Genocide commemoration events on April 24

Commemoration events will be held in France on April 24 – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, at the initiative of the Armenian community.

Armenian community representatives expected to meet with Macron

The representatives of the Armenian community of France are expected to meet with President Emmanuel Macron ahead of the second round of the French presidential election, Co-Chair of the Coordination Council of Armenian Organizations of France, member of the ARF Bureau, Murad Papazian.

Lebanon’s Armenian community to hold march in Beirut on Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

Despite the current economic crisis and complex situation in Lebanon, the local Armenian community is going to hold a big march on April 24 – the Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.

Ardashes Kassakhian selected as Glendale Mayor

Glendale City Council Member Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian was selected as the City’s Mayor by fellow councilmembers on Tuesday, Asbarez reported.

Around 100 Armenian-Ukrainians file residency application to Armenia diaspora agency

Around 100 Armenian-Ukrainians who want to move to Armenia have applied to the Office of the High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs of Armenia, the Office of the High Commissioner of Diaspora Affairs said.

Civilian Ukrainian citizen of Armenian descent killed in Kherson

A citizen of Ukraine of Armenian descent was killed as a result of military actions in the Ukrainian city of Kherson.

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