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ARF-D Participates In Socialist International Meetings In Istanbul

(Yerevan) – The Socialist International Council meeting started on Sunday, November 10 in Istanbul, Turkey. The ARF-D was represented by Bureau member and SI Vice President, Mario Nalbandian and Head of the ARF-D International Secretariat, Giro Manoyan. The SI Statutory Committee on Finance and Administration, where the ARF-D is a member, convened its session on…

High-ranking ARF-D, BDP Meeting In Washington

On Tuesday, October 29, a delegation of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) headed by its co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş, visited the ANCA Washington office and met with a delegation headed by ARF-D Bureau member, Hagop Der Khachadourian. The possibilities of Armenian Kurdish cooperation as well as the national and democratic aspirations of the Armenian…

ARF-D Attends Washington Kurdish Conference

Explores Avenues for Armenian-Kurdish Cooperation (armenianweekly.com) WASHINGTON — Kurdish political leaders from Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Iraq were joined on Oct. 28 by a broad cross-section of the Washington, D.C. foreign policy community at an all-day conference on the “The Kurdish Role in the New Middle East”. The conference, the first ever organized in Washington…

Karabakh President’s Meetings in Belgium and the Netherlands

On October 16, Mountainous Karabakh (Artsakh) Republic President, Bako Sahakyan, Vice Prime Minister Artur Aghabekyan, Foreign Affairs Minister, Karen Mirzoyan, Press secretary of the President, Davit Babayan other MKR officials met with Belgian senators, at the country’s Senate to discuss about Artsakh and to present them Artsakh’s positions. The Belgian delegation, under senator André du…

EAFJD President Addresses World Kurdish Congress

Kurdistan Regional Government’s financial, scientific and cultural issues were touched at the 3rd World Kurdish Scientific Congress which was convened on October 11-13, 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden. During the three-day event experts in the aforementioned fields delivered presentations and reports and laid the foundations for future plans. The main objectives of the Congress were the…

The ARF-D Representative At SI Presidium’s Meeting In New York

Members of the Socialist International Presidium, heads of state and government from SI member parties, heads of UN agencies and international organisations and a number of foreign ministers gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the 26th September for the 6th annual meeting in conjunction with the UN General Assembly. The meeting…

[Updated] Canadian Parliamentarians Continue To Show Leadership In The Nagorno Karabakh Republic’s Development

(horizonweekly.ca) – Canadian Parliamentarians Continue to Show Leadership in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic’s Development The Honourable Stephane Dion, Member of Parliament for Saint-Laurent –Cartierville and former Leader of the Official Opposition visited the Republic of Armenia and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic from September 21 to 27, 2013. Mr. Dion’s visit allowed him to view first-hand the progress…

No US Attacks On Syria

(asbarez.com) – EDITORIAL: As President Barack Obama prepares to address the nation, once again, on his intention to attack Syria, Armenian-Americans must unequivocally oppose the administration’s plans to engage in yet another war in the Middle East, keeping in mind the definitive impact such an attack will have on the Syrian-Armenian community. The tactic adopted…

ANCA Says NO to U.S. Strikes Against Syria

ANCA VOICES ARMENIAN AMERICAN OPPOSITION TO U.S. STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA Urges Congress to Oppose Legislation Authorizing Escalation of Violence; Launches ANCA SmartMail Campaign to Share Armenian American Community Concerns – anca.org/syria (anca.org) WASHINGTON, DC – The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA), citing the Armenian American community’s profound concern for the fate of Syria’s Armenian…

Disturbing Sightings… of the Ghosts of Two Evil Empires

by Tatul Sonentz-Papazian (armenianweekly.com) – Almost a century after their violent “demise” at the hands of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and Mustafa Kemal Ataturk—two impromptu revolutionaries whose cross-purposes of international and national socialism shaped the gruesome decades that followed their success—the restless specters of the “defunct” empires of the Russian czars and the Turkish padishahs are…