From Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun

Aram Arkun is managing editor of the Armenian Mirror-Spectator, as well as executive director of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the US and Canada, which supports the Mirror. Journalist/editor, historian and translator, he is the author of numerous academic articles on modern Armenian history, including on the Armenian Genocide.

DETROIT — The disaster of the 2020 Artsakh War led to as many as 100,000 refugees to initially flee Artsakh to Armenia. While many returned after the war, the humanitarian needs remain great and the resources of the Armenian and Artsakh[...]

The last few weeks left many Armenian Americans taken aback as a number of American cities adopted resolutions commemorating the deaths of Khojaly Azerbaijanis on February 25-26, 1992 at the hands of Armenians. Several of the resolutions,[...]

BOSTON – Boston Mayor Marty J. Walsh announced in a letter addressed to the Greater Boston Armenian community dated March 3 that he was rescinding the proclamation issued by his office for Khojaly Commemoration Day at the end of[...]

PARIS – French-Armenian Anahit Simonian is a creative polymath, performing on the piano in various genres, composing music and writing film scripts, while moving back and forth between Spain and France each year. This year she was chosen[...]

BOSTON (defence.az, Azernews.az, Twitter, Press Herald) – Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston proclaimed February 26, 2021 to be Khojaly Commemoration Day. The proclamation quotes Human Rights Watch as stating this was the largest massacre[...]

ECHMIADZIN – The Artsakh war led to tens of thousands of Armenians fleeing to Armenia for refuge, while many others in Artsakh lost their homes, family members and livelihoods. There are many different humanitarian programs to help these[...]

STEPANAKERT – David (Davit) Babayan is a familiar figure to those interested in the Artsakh Republic or Nagorno Karabakh. He has held various Artsakh government positions since 2000 and since 2013 has often acted as a governmental[...]

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Dr. Kevork Bardakjian retired and became an emeritus professor of Armenian languages and literatures in May 2020 after holding the Marie Manoogian Chair of Armenian Language and Literature at the University of[...]

GLENDALE — The Artsakh war of 2020 may have had disastrous results, but it also led to unprecedented fundraising in the Armenian diaspora. Armenia Fund, a nonprofit nongovernmental pan-Armenian humanitarian organization in the United[...]

BOSTON – As the Mirror previously reported, the National Football League (NFL) every year conducts a My Cause My Cleats campaign, in which custom sneakers or cleats can be worn on the field before final auction for philanthropic[...]

BEIRUT — Despite the damages from a great explosion in August, the Vahan Tekeyan School of Beirut is operational and repairs continue to be carried out. However, Covid-19 and the poor economy in Lebanon continue to cause great[...]