Lebanon

WATERTOWN (CNBC, Zartonk, Al Jazeera) — The first Lebanese parliamentary elections since 2018 took place on Sunday, May 15, with 718 candidates vying for 128 seats in 15 electoral districts. The Maronite Christian Lebanese Forces group,[...]

BEIRUT — In April 2012, co-authors Aline Kamakian and Barbara Drieskens wrapped up a month-long, AGBU-coordinated tour across the U.S. and Canada to promote their widely acclaimed publication Armenian Cuisine. Equal parts cookbook, photo[...]

LOS ANGELES — Like many who devote their talents to the Armenian community rather than gain fame in the wider world, Sarky Mouradian was the community’s asset. To Armenians in Los Angeles, he was something of a living legend. Others[...]

YEREVAN / VÄSTERVIK, Sweden — Vartan Garabedian is a musician, born in 1986 in Beirut. He studied at Armenian schools in Beirut — the Yeghishe Manoukian High School and Souren Khanamirian College. Later, he studied at the Polyglot[...]

WATERTOWN — Prof. Ruben Safrastyan spoke at the Armenian Democratic Liberal (ADL) Party press online lecture on February 16 on recent developments in Turkish-Armenian relations. Safrastyan is director of the Institute of Oriental Studies[...]

YEREVAN — Lucy Topalian is one of most positive and charismatic persons I have ever met. This grey-haired, tall, active Lebanese-Armenian lived in Kuwait for 40 years, where she owned a gallery, and for more than two years has resided in[...]

By Hovel Chenorhokian Seda Aznavour sings (here): “There is fire in Paradise, in my Paradise, in Lebanon I wish the whole world loved my Paradise, my Lebanon But many were jealous of you, Lebanon My beloved Lebanon, you were the hearth[...]

YEREVAN / PHNOM PENH (Cambodia) — Eileen Khatchadourian Terzian-Sörmark is an award-winning performer and composer who was born in Beirut in 1978 to an Armenian-Lebanese family of musicians. She has performed in Beirut, Istanbul,[...]

ECHMIADZIN – Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on October 23 received a delegation of leaders of the Tekeyan Cultural Association (TCA) at his pontifical offices. Their discussions touched upon the current situation in the Republic[...]

By Araxie Cass Special to the Mirror-Spectator BEIRUT — A little over one year ago, in the aftermath of the 2020 Beirut Explosion, Kooyrigs, an Armenian feminist NGO, sprang into action with an initiative to distribute period kits to[...]