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U.S. lawmakers demand investigation into Turkish drone program

Twenty-five U.S. Representatives have joined Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) in a bipartisan call upon the State Department to suspend export licenses for U.S. drone technology to Turkey, pending an official investigation into the destabilizing role of Turkey’s drone programs in the Caucasus, South Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean, and around the globe, a move strongly supported by the Hellenic American Leadership Association (HALC), American Friends of Kurdistan, Hindu American Foundation, In Defense of Christians, Middle East Forum, and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Turkish Bayraktar drones deployed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh last fall were discovered to contain at least 10 parts manufactured in the United States or by firms with subsidiaries or af

Yerevan Biennial Art Foundation, Google Arts and Culture present on-line exhibit of Martiros Sarian

Massis Post – Yerevan Biennial Art Foundation has announced partnership with Google Arts and Culture with the opening of three new exhibitions alongside digital launch of The Time Complex, Yerevan Biennial 2020/2021. This partnership strives to promote Armenian historical and contemporary culture, create something that Armenians are proud of and people of the diaspora as well as the international audiences are curious about.

Martiros Sarian – East in Fairy Tales and Dreams on Google Arts & Culture
Martiros Sarian is one of the most widely known Armenian painters. He created a unique image of both Armenia and the entire Caucasus, showing their specifics in the most simple, but relatable visual forms.

He was born in Nakhichevan-on-Don, also known a

Today is the Assyrian Genocide Victims’ Remembrance Day

During the First World War, along with the Armenians, the other Christian minorities of the empire, the Ottoman Greeks, the Assyrians, as well as the Yezidis, fell victim to the genocidal policies of the Ottoman state.

The massacres and deportations of the Assyrians, which took place mainly in June-October 1915, resulted in the death of 500-750.000 people according to different calculations.

In 2007, the International Association of Genocide Scholars qualified the massacres of Greek and Assyrians as genocide. To the date, a number of countries and state provincial authoritie

Macron posts in Armenian to reiterate support for Armenian people

French President Emmanuel Macron has made post in Armenian to reiterate his support for the Armenian people.

“Armenians go through many hardships. With friendship and solidarity, I tell them: France will always be by your side. To help resist the pandemic, France is ready to send 200,000 doses of vaccines to Yerevan. We will beat the virus together,” Macron said in a Facebbok post.

HRD: Azerbaijani troops continue stealing Armenian villagers' cattle

HRD: Azerbaijani troops continue stealing Armenian villagers' cattle

August 4, 2021 – 11:38 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetAzerbaijani servicemen have stolen 8 cows and 1 bull belonging to 3 families of the village of Davit Bek in Armenia’s Syunik province, Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan said in a statement on Tuesday, August 3.

This is not the first time for the Azerbaijani forces to steal cattle from Armenians. In some cases, negotiations result in them returning the animals, but in most cases, all efforts are futile.

The Office of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia received information, according to whic

Bad referee call leaves Karapet Chalyan with no Olympic medal

Bad referee call leaves Karapet Chalyan with no Olympic medal

August 3, 2021 – 15:35 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – Armenian Greco-Roman wrestler Karapet Chalyan lost the bronze medal bout against Azerbaijan’s Rafig Huseynov in Tokyo on Tuesday, August 3 due an unfair call from the judges.

When the score was 1:1, the Azerbaijani wrestler was awarded two points as judges decided that Chalyan allegedly hit his opponent in the head. The coaches of the Armenian national team challenged the decision, but the protest was rejected, and Huseynov was awarded one more point.

Two other Armenians are fighting for gold on Tuesday.


SADA named Google Cloud Partner of the Year for third year in a row

SADA named Google Cloud Partner of the Year for third year in a row

August 2, 2021 – 12:04 AMT

PanARMENIAN.NetSADA, a company founded by U.S.-based Armenians Hovig and Annie Safoian, has been named Google Cloud Partner of the Year three years in a row: Google Cloud Global Reseller Partner of the Year in 2018 and 2019, and Google Cloud Reseller Partner of the Year- North Ameri

No alternative to national and social solidarity – His Holiness Karekin II

There is no alternative to national and social solidarity, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians said in his opening remarks at the National Assembly.

“Today, our homeland Armenia and Artsakh face serious external and internal challenges, including aggression and expansionist aspirations by Azerbaijan. To overcome the problems the country faces, it is imperative for state, political figures and the whole society to unite,” the Catholicos said, attaching importance to a high awareness of civic responsibility, universal vigilance and integrity.

“The desire and aspiration of all of us is the security and progress of our homeland, the building of a peaceful and prosperous life, which is largely conditioned by the activities of the legislature

Armenian parliament holding first meeting since elections

Armenian parliament holding first meeting since elections

August 2, 2021 – 10:35 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The newly-elected National Assembly is holding its first meeting on Monday, August 2, with a total of 107 lawmakers elected to the Armenian parliament.

In the June 20 snap elections, caretaker Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s Civil Contract party won 54% of the vote (71 mandates), while Hayastan (Armenia) bloc headed by second President Robert Kocharyan secured 22% of the ballots (29 mandates). “I Have Honor” bloc is getting seven seats in the parliament.

President Armen Sarkissian and Catholiocs of All Armenians Karekin II are attending in t

Australian Capital Territory Young Liberals recognize Armenian Genocide and Republic of Artsakh

The Young Liberals of the movement’s Australian Capital Territory (ACT) branch have passed a motion unanimously recognizing the massacres of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks during 1915-1923, perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire as Genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

The motion also recognized the rights to self-determination of the Armenians of the Republic of Artsakh and condemned the recent Azerbaijani attacks against Nagorno Karabakh’s indigenous people as part of an ongoing policy of Genocide.

The motion was moved by Armenian-Australian and ACT Young Liberals Campaign Officer, Sophie Bjorkman. Her fellow ACT Young Liberal Lizzy Wheeler seconded the motion.

The policy meeting was held at the Eastlake Football Club