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Climbing Concern for the Caucasus Climate

There are often hailstorms in Armenia and throughout the rugged and mountainous Caucasus region. But the ferocity of this one—happening in mid- May when crops were just coming to life—was highly unusual.

Posted on Jun 21, 2013 READ MORE



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Armenian Remembrance and the Politics of Genocide

Today is Armenian Remembrance Day, celebrating the lives of the 1.5 million Armenians killed in 1915. Yet, nearly a century later, the issue is still highly charged, with President Obama taking note of the “horrific events” but refraining from using the word genocide.

Posted on Apr 24, 2011 READ MORE


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Behold: The World’s Oldest Leather Shoe

Here’s some news the world has been waiting for: It’s about a size seven, and it’s around 5,500 years old, and it’s the oldest leather shoe to date. Hooray for archaeology!

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 READ MORE



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Remembering the Armenian Genocide

Every year on April 24, Armenians around the world commemorate what they call “Genocide Remembrance Day” in honor of the 1.5 million Armenians who died in the genocide from 1915 to 1923.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010 READ MORE



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Armenia, Turkey Sign Accord

Despite a last-minute hitch, Turkey and Armenia signed an agreement normalizing relations. The accord comes almost a century after the killing of hundreds of thousands of Armenians in 1915, an action for which Turkey denies responsibility. Under the agreement, a panel of independent historians will study the genocide issue.

Posted on Oct 10, 2009 READ MORE


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Who Believes There Is ‘Progress’ in the Middle East?

If reporting is, as I suspect, a record of mankind’s folly, then the end of 2008 is proving my point.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008 READ MORE


Discrimination Claim at L.A. Times

Los Angeles Times Managing Editor Doug Frantz is facing accusations of discrimination for refusing to run a report about the Armenian genocide written by Mark Arax, a seasoned LAT writer of Armenian origin.  Frantz claims Arax was biased in his take on the issue, but Armenian community leader Harut Sassounian says there’s a much bigger story behind Frantz’s move.

Posted on Apr 26, 2007 READ MORE


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