Topic: Armenian Diaspora

There are a number of valuable Armenian properties around the world which have played a historic role in preserving Armenian heritage. But with the change in the demographic profile in the countries where those properties are located, the[...]

Armenians all over the world are eager to recover properties left within the borders of the Republic of Turkey after the Genocide. The Ittihadist Party, which perpetrated the Genocide and carried out the expulsion of the Armenian[...]

VENICE — Venice has a long history of relations with Armenia, which most people associate with the Mekhitarist monastery on the island of San Lazzaro, with its imposing church and magnificent library. But Venice also hosts an important[...]

Artsvi Bakhchinyan Special to the Mirror-Spectator YEREVAN/LONDON — Vaughan (Vahan) Pilikian was born in London to an American mother and Armenian father. After studies in classical languages, fine art and filmmaking at the universities[...]

NICOSIA (Cyprus Mail) — Members of the Armenian community were asked to provide DNA samples on Sunday, January 6, after a Christmas church service in Nicosia for research that aims to map the genetic background of the Cypriot population.[...]

For centuries, when Armenians were exiled from their native land, the perception was that life in the diaspora was the destiny of the Armenian people or at best one similar to the plight of the Jews. But the two world wars and the[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — The government is considering closing Armenia’s Diaspora Ministry or downgrading its status, Diaspora Minister Mkhitar Hayrapetyan said on Friday, November 23. The ministry was set up in 2008 by then President Serzh[...]

As the My Step alliance of Nikol Pashinyan races towards its anticipated landslide electoral victory, the destiny of his Diaspora Ministry faces uncertainty, because Pashinyan has set as one of his priorities the downsizing of the[...]

CAIRO — On October 24, Egypt lost one of its best known and talented contemporary artists of Armenian origin, Chant Avedissian. He had been battling lung cancer for three years. Avedissian was born in 1951 in Cairo, the son of Armenian[...]

By Ayda Erbal BEIRUT — A first in nine years and deferred for 5 years for security reasons, Lebanese elections were held on May 6 and brought victory to Hezbollah party and its allies. This was an election with many changes, challenges[...]