Turkey waging war against Kurds and Yazidi genocide survivors

Jewish World Watch by Ann Strimov Durbin In 2014, the Yazidis in Iraq suffered genocide at the hands of the Islamic State. Last year, the Kurds of Syria were subjected to ethnic cleansing during a US-sanctioned Turkish military operation. Now, both of these religious minority groups are facing yet another existential threat at the hands […]

China, Iran deal eyes a future decoupled from US

Asia Times By Kaveh Afrasaiabi Cooperation pact will put Iran firmly on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and promises to change the region’s strategic calculus In recent weeks, Iran and China have been hammering out the details of a potentially momentous cooperation deal meant to span the next quarter-century and chart a future decoupled from […]

China, Iran deal eyes a future decoupled from US

Asia Times By Kaveh Afrasaiabi Cooperation pact will put Iran firmly on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and promises to change the region’s strategic calculus In recent weeks, Iran and China have been hammering out the details of a potentially momentous cooperation deal meant to span the next quarter-century and chart a future decoupled from […]

Sports: FC Noah claimes title of Vbet Armenian Cup 2019/20

Xinhua, China     FC Noah claimes title of Vbet Armenian Cup 2019/20 Source: Xinhua| 2020-07-11 15:42:45|Editor: huaxia Danu Spataru of FC Noah celebrates after scoring a goal during the final match of the Vbet Armenian Cup 2019/20 between FC Noah and FC Ararat in Yerevan, Armenia, on . FC Noah claimed the title. FC […]

China, Iran deal eyes a future decoupled from US

Asia Times By Kaveh Afrasaiabi Cooperation pact will put Iran firmly on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and promises to change the region’s strategic calculus In recent weeks, Iran and China have been hammering out the details of a potentially momentous cooperation deal meant to span the next quarter-century and chart a future decoupled from […]

“The Storm Has Definitely Hit” – Fresno ER Doctor On Rising COVID-19 Cases

Valley Public Radio, Fresno By Kerry Klein Earlier this spring, even as hospital workers received new guidance for personal protective equipment and learned to strip off their work clothes before entering their homes, Dr. Patil Armenian, an emergency physician at Community Regional Medical Center and UCSF Fresno, told KVPR that the experience felt like “the […]

Turkey’s ‘last Armenian village’ displays heritage that survived genocide

The Guardian, UK More than century on, descendants of survivors who returned home open a museum to celebrate and preserve their culture The Armenian graveyard at Vakıflı: 4,200 villagers fled during the 1915 genocide – the current population is 100. Photograph: Joerg Boethling/Alamy Bethan McKernan in Istanbul Published onSat 11 Jul 2020 16.30 BST 84 Vakifli, a […]

UNESCO ‘deeply regrets’ Turkey’s conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque

Panorama, Armenia The UN's cultural agency UNESCO said it deeply regretted Turkey's decision to turn the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul from a museum into a mosque, lamenting there had been no prior dialogue on the status of the former Byzantine cathedral. UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay "deeply regrets the decision of the Turkish authorities, taken without […]

Garo Paylan. The decision of turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque will make life difficult for Christians

Panorama, Armenia Society 12:34 11/07/2020Region Istanbul-Armenian MP Garo Paylan, representing the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), has reacted to the Turkish authorities decision stripping the Hagia Sophia of its museum status and turning into a mosque. “This is a sad day for all Christians who believed in Turkey’s pluralism. The decision to turn the Hagia Sophia […]