The Diaspora

Armenian-Australian Tim Wilson Appointed To New Government Position
The Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) has welcomed the appointment of Tim Wilson MP, who has been promoted to a new position in t...
Podcastle Raises $7M For Its All-In-One Platform For Podcast Production And Publishing
Podcastle, an all-in-one platform that can cover off recording, production and publishing, has raised $7 million in an early-stage funding round....
Medical Mission From Fresno Offering Life Saving Care In Armenia
The sixth medical mission from Fresno to the country of Armenia is underway. A team of forty doctors and medical experts will spend two weeks providi...
Call For Part-Time Assistant-Western Armenian Online College
The Programme of Armenian Studies is seeking an assistant to help with the preparation of materials for its new Western Armenian Online College. ...
A “Perfect Storm” Is Driving Up Prices On The European Gas Market
After several months of a remarkably tight European gas market, the situation is continuing to deteriorate as the autumn begins. Gas prices are reach...
Iconic photographs from Canadian-Armenian Yousuf Karsh
All these epochal photographs came from one person, Canadian-Armenian, Yousuf Karsh, mostly known for his portraits of notable individuals. He ha...
“TUMO Armenia” campaign launched in Gyumri
Event marking the 10th anniversary of the TUMO Center for Creative Technologies and the inauguration of the renovated building of the TUMO Center in ...
’45 Days: A Fight For A Nation’ documents what happened between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Artsakh
The documentary "45 Days: A Fight For A Nation" tells the story of what happened between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Artsakh during the war of 2020. A ...
CodeSignal secures $50M for its tech hiring platform
In less than a year after raising $25m in Series B funding, the technical assessment company CodeSignal has raised $50m in Series C funding. CodeSign...
Diaspora Professionals Train Teachers Across Armenia
Dozens of school directors and teachers from Armenia’s different regions gathered on Monday to celebrate the completion of the yearlong “School M...
Jivan Avetisyan’s “Gate To Heaven” To Premiere At Alex Theatre in Los Angeles
The United States premiere of Jivan Avetisyan’s Gate to Heaven will take place at the Alex Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, September 17.Fil...
Jonathan Lacôte: “2.5 million United And Determined People Can Work Miracles”
Outgoing French Ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte is wrapping up his diplomatic mission in the country. Before saying goodbye, Hetq spoke with L...
Kooyrigs Supports Post-War Armenia
Karine Eurdekian founded Kooyrigs, a project that stemmed from Eurdekian’s time as an ESL teacher for an Armenian Women’s Research Center. Kooyri...
Glendale to Host Armenian Festival 2021
Glendale will host the Armenian Festival 2021 on October 9th.The event aims at presenting the Armenian arts and culture to the American public at...
Armenian Fest back in Springfield
Thousands of people gathered to welcome back the Armenian Fest Sunday at St. Mark Armenian Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.The atmosphere was lo...
50 Diaspora professionals join the Armenian Government
Another 50 highly qualified Diaspora Armenian professionals from 20 countries are joining the Armenian Government through the iGorts program.The ...
Holy Trinity Armenian Church in Malatya to host first liturgy in decades
The Holy Trinity Church will be opened to worship for the first time since 1915 in the eastern province of Malatya. From now on, the building wil...
DISQO: US-based Armenian company raises $85m to expand consumer insights platform
DISQO has announced it closed an $85m Series B growth round that is meant to accelerate the company’s ambitious growth plans and product vision...
Cardiologist-surgeon Bagrat Alekyan awarded Alexander Nevsky Order
By the order of Vladimir Putin, Bagrat Alekyan was awarded the Alexander Nevsky Order for his contribution to the fight against coronavirus infection...
Armenian Artists Archi Galentz Marks 50 years with What He Loves Most: Art
After Living in the German capital and about to turn 50, Archi Galentz has decided to mark the event with a special art exhibition. Called “Private...
Armenia’s Elina Danielian Wins European Individual Women’s Chess
Championship
Elina Danielian won the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship in the Romanian city of Iasi after defeating a final-day victory over Es...
How A 27-Year-Old Built A $3 Billion Fortune After An Allergic Reaction
Johnny Boufarhat was fed up. A rare allergic reaction in 2015 left him with a misfiring immune system, making him crave in-person contact as he s...
Dutch-Armenian Gegard Mousasi defends Bellator middleweight title
Dutch-Armenian mixed martial artist Gegard Mousasi’s near perfect run as a Bellator MMA middleweight continues as he defended his 84kg champion...
As Lebanon’s situation worsens, “Batchig By Mayrig” offers free power supply
The situation in lebanon is dire ; most people have electricity for 4 hours a day and it getting worse y the day. Given the desperate situation, ...
Armenian community of Calcutta
A new book by Alakananda Nag, which is a decade-long project shows how the Armenian community’s history is intrinsically entwined with that of the ...
Over 3,500 Diasporans in Europe Take Part in Armenian Diaspora Survey
The fieldwork for the Armenian Diaspora Survey, a research project studying public opinion in diaspora communities, concluded successfully in over tw...
On the Path to Integration: The First Armenian Mural in Burbank Unveils Armenian-American Identities
On July 19 the first-ever Armenian mural was unveiled on the physical walls of an Armenian business in Burbank, Nexus Auto Group. The mural which is ...
Connecting with “Home”
Kristen Bagdasarian is a sophomore at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She is studying anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies with a focus o...
ALEX ESKANDARI BECOMES FIRST ARMENIAN-AMERICAN TO COMPETE IN NASCAR EVENT
21-year-old race car driver Alex Eskandari has become the first Armenian-American to compete in a NASCAR sanctioned event. Eskandari was born and rai...
In New Jersey, an Unlikely Monument to the Syrian and Armenian Communities
In the early 20th century, at the height of the silk manufacturing boom in the United States, hundreds of Armenian and Syrian weavers migrated to the...
Aram I Awards ‘Cilician Prince’ Medal to Garo and Sosse Eshgian
His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia bestowed the “Cilician Prince” medal to long-time community activists and benef...
Step Toward Home: Second group of Diaspora Armenian youth arrives in Yerevan
A group of 68 Diaspora Armenian youth has arrived in Yerevan within the framework of the second stage of the Step Toward Home program, Diaspora H...
Glendale’s Armenian American Museum to break ground July 11
In development for more than seven years, the Armenian American Museum, a two-storey, 50,000-square-foot contemporary building, will rise at the ...
Flagship Pioneering, The Investor Behind Moderna, Raises $3.4 Billion For New Fund
Flagship Pioneering, the investor behind Covid-19 vaccine maker Moderna, announced today that it had raised $3.4 billion for a new fund. The fund is ...
Trying to Find Her Birth Mother and Roots.
In a quest to find her roots, Charlotte Alvborg went on a journey. She was born in Lebanon but was adopted by a European couple and taken to Sweden. ...
The Fighting Spirit of Armenians in Chicago
Ever since the mid-to-late 1800s, Armenians have been a part of Chicago’s community. Oscar Tatosian’s grandfather, Oscar Isberian, entered the tr...
A Touch Of Armenia On Mars
Anais Zarifian and Armen Toorian are members of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) team that launched the Perseverance rover, which landed on Mars i...
James Kaprielian’s Road to Major League Success Paved with Adversity
Fenway Park, built in 1912 and the oldest venue in Major League Baseball, was in its infancy when James Kaprielian’s ancestors escaped the wrath ...
Groundbreaking of Armenian American Museum to Take Place
The groundbreaking of the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California is to take place on the 11th of July 2021 in between 16:00...
Jerusalem Armenians & Repatriation to Armenia
The BBC has released a short documentary about Jerusalem Armenians and their opinions on repatriation. The story centres on a musician called Apo...
Nevada Governor Signs Holocaust and Genocide Education Bill into Law
A bill strengthening and mandating Holocaust and Armenian Genocide education in Nevada, which passed both houses of the state legislature with un...
Family of Lebanese-Armenian Father on Trial In Azerbaijan are Campaigning For His Release
Vicken Euljekjian is facing terrorism-related charges, Azerbaijan claims that Vicken was offered $2,500 to fight in the recent war, but his family in...
Whatever Happened to Peter the Armenian Cook?
Just up the road from the Queen's Edinburgh residence at Holyrood Palace is a shuttered curiosity, a building that once housed a legendary eatery...
Ani Hovannisian’s ‘Hidden Map’ Set for Encore Nationwide Broadcasts on NBCLX, May 28 to 30
Following a widely acclaimed television debut, Ani Hovannisian’s documentary, “The Hidden Map,” has been scheduled for encore broadcasts on NBC...
Haigazian University Releases Spring 2021 Herald Magazine
Haigazian University, the only Diaspora university located in Beirut, Lebanon, has released the spring 2021 edition of the biannual Herald Magazi...
Entrepreneur and Activist Saro Derbedrossian at the Forefront of HotNewHipHop
For more than 14 years, Saro Derbedrossian, who goes by the name of Saro D, has been diligently building one of the biggest music platforms on the in...
Variety Includes Ramela Ohanian in their Legal Impact Report 2022
Variety has named Ramela Ohanian among their annual Legal Impact Report for the year of 2021. According to Variety, Ohanian "reps top producers, ...
Vartan Gregorian, former President of Brown University and Carnegie Corporation, Dies at 88
Vartan Gregorian, the only Armenian president of an Ivy League university's history, has passed away earlier on Friday, the 16th of April. Born i...
Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Communities of Sydney to March for Justice on April 24
The 2021 March for Justice, to take place in Sydney’s CBD on Saturday 24th April, will be co-sponsored by the peak advocacy groups representing...