Topic: Middle East

DOHA, QATAR — President Armen Sarkissian and his wife, Nouneh Sarkissian, arrived on a state visit to Qatar on November 17. At the Hamad International Airport of Doha, the state flags of the Republic of Armenia and the State of Qatar[...]

By Elisabeth Hellenbroich BERLIN — At the beginning of 2018 a booklet was published by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN International), a charity of pontifical right which through its offices in 24 countries supports Christians wherever[...]

WASHINGTON – On December 11, President Donald Trump signed H.R. 390, the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act of 2018, in the Oval Office. The goal of the new law is to assist religious and ethnic groups targeted by ISIS[...]

Three countries in the Middle East are in anguish, devastated by the “Arab Spring,” which has yet to offer any rewards for the region. In the process, Iraq, Libya and Syria have been devastated by foreign aggression neatly labeled as[...]

WASHINGTON — On December 6, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, the Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Director, took part in a special panel on “Sacred Sites and Property Rights” during the third international Conference on Religious Freedom[...]

By Anne Barnard BEIRUT (New York Times) — Ask anyone here about canine excrement and the conversation moves quickly to concepts of citizenship, nationhood, belonging, Lebanon’s sectarian political system and ultimately the civil war[...]

  By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — Among the hundreds of commemorative events organized to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation over the past year — “Luther year” in Germany —[...]

ARMONK, N.Y. — Once again, for the 12th year, outstanding students from the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s Sts. Tarkmanchatz School (http://ststarkmanchatz.org/) joined their counterparts at St. Nersess Armenian Seminary. This[...]

By Gili Cohen TEL AVIV, Israel (Haaretz) — The Israeli Defense Ministry is examining whether the Israeli firm Aeronautics Defense Systems was asked to actually demonstrate the use of an armed unmanned aircraft in the Central Asian[...]

CAIRO (Public Radio of Armenia) — Two Armenian nationals were injured on July 14 in stabbings at a hotel in the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada that left two tourists killed, reports the Armenian Embassy in Egypt. The injuries are not[...]