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Gibrahayer e-magazine - Alexander-Michael Hadjilyra - After a concert he held in Moscow, Charles Aznavour confessed to reporters that his country, Armenian, commits "internal genocide" and that the authorities of Armenia don't allow the country to breath and they deprive it of its youth, which leaves the country in despair. Aznavour said that this is not a political problem, but a human one and it needs to be addressed and immediately resolved.
       Being Armenia's Ambassador to Switzerland and UNESCO, many thought that he would either resign or be relieved of his duties; however neither of these happened.


Famagusta Gazette - 12 December 2011 - The latest meeting between Cyprus President Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Dervish Eroglu on Monday was not productive, UN Secretary General’s Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer has said.
In statements to the press after the meeting which lasted approximately one and a half hours, Downer said that the two leaders “spent time focusing their discussion on the issue of property."
“I think it’s fair to say the meeting was a fairly unsuccessful meeting," he said. "There was no progress made in terms of these discussions."
“I will be meeting with the two leaders during the course of this week and officials from the United Nations will also be meeting with the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot officials as we work on some of these issues and see what progress they can make over the next week or so," Downer added.
"This is their process, not our process, it is not our job to solve the differences." What we do, he said, “is we try to help them solve the differences."
“It is important to be frank with you, this meeting today could have been better, it was not a productive meeting and we look forward to next week’s meeting being much more productive," Downer underlined.


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The Daily Star - Lebanese officials signed agreements with their Armenian counterparts in Yerevan on Friday, in an effort to bolster ties between the two countries. Ministers from both countries signed cooperation agreements in the fields of education, environment, industry and tourism following a wide-ranging meeting between President Michel Suleiman and Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan at the Presidential Palace in the Armenian capital.
       An official delegation of MPs and Ministers headed by Suleiman began a three-day visit to Armenia Wednesday and is to return to Beirut this weekend.
“I held a lengthy discussion with President Serzh Sargsyan and we discussed the means to strengthen the relations between our countries and our people in different areas,” said Suleiman during a joint news conference with Sargsyan, who presented Suleiman with the country’s Medal of Honor.
       “We also discussed the current regional and international developments,” Suleiman added. Speaking at the conference, Suleiman reiterated Lebanon’s full support for stability in Armenia and the South Caucus region, which has seen sporadic military conflict among Armenian and Azeri troops in the past 17 years.
       “I also reiterated to President Sargsyan that on the 20th anniversary of Armenia’s independence, Lebanon would continue to stand by Armenia and would support finding diplomatic solutions to conflicts that persist with some of its neighbors ... especially the ongoing conflict over Nagorno-Karabagh,” said Suleiman.
       In a question and answer session with reporters, Suleiman said that the Lebanese government would stand in support of the people in Nagorno-Karabagh. “We hope that this conflict will be solved based on international law and based on the right of the people to self-determination,” Suleiman told reporters.
       Earlier Friday Suleiman and the delegation, accompanied by Armenian Foreign Affairs Minister Edward Nalbandian, visited the Dzidzernagapert Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan to honor the victims of 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.


Gibrahayer e-magazine - 11 December 2011 -
The General Assembly of the Pan-Armenian Games has re-elected Harout Tahmazian from Cyprus, as a member of the Central Executive committee in a meeting that took place in Yerevan on 9 December, 2011.
Tahmazian will be serving for a period of another four years.
This is his second term.




Gibrahayer e-magazine - Nicosia 4 December, 2011 - Members of the Armenian National Committee of Cyprus (Hay Tad Committee) Jaco Karoghlanian and Garen Kouyoumdjian returned from Brussels this weekend where they participated in a round-table discussion on Artsakh, that was jointly organised by the European Geopolitical Forum (EGF) and the European Armenian Federation on 8 December, in which activists from all over Europe participated.
       Karoghlanian and Kouyoumdjian also used the opportunity to familiarise themselves with international bodies and European organizations in Brussels.


News in Brief by Sevag Devletian
  • The Israeli Knesset will discuss the Armenian Genocide recognition issue on December 27, 2011. "The date was appointed by Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin, who is going to personally participate in the hearing," Israeli media quoted Knesset Education Committee chairman Alex Miller as saying. The discussion was expected on December 5 but then was postponed.
  • Turkey's Foreign Ministry has released a statement criticizing French Senate Committee that passed a bill on December 7 criminalizing the denial of Armenian Genocide, Turkish "Cumhuriyet" daily said. The Legislative Committee of the French National Assembly approved a bill criminalizing denial of Armenian Genocide authored by Valerie Boyer. Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed hope that similar steps harming the Turkish-French relations wouldn't continue and that France would have a constructive contribution in reconciliation of Armenia-Turkey historic disaccord.
  • Senior Iranian energy officials said a new power line from Iran to Armenia and Georgia is due to send Iran's electricity through to Europe. According to Fars news agency, the completion of a 230 KW electric cable from Iran to Armenia will provide the possibility of connecting Iran's and Georgia's electricity network, whilst increasing the overall capacity to trade energy with Iran's neighbors to 400 KW.
  • Chinese air companies are interested in direct links with Armenia, Liu Chuan, President of Huahe International, head of the Chinese delegation to Yerevan, said at the Armenian-Chinese business forum. The first Armenian-Chinese business forum started in Yerevan last Thursday and saw 11 Chinese and 39 Armenian companies. Chuan said that they have direct air service with Tbilisi and Baku, air connection with Yerevan would be profitable. Armenia exports marble, copper, ore, stone, pipe, cognac and other alcohol drinks to China. China imports electronics, computers, household goods, construction materials, metal constructions, vehicles, polymers, clothes and jewellery to Armenia.
  • If you want to look into what the World Bank does in the regions and communities of Armenia look no further, visit the World Bank Armenia website ( and click on the MAP of Armenia Portfolio of Projects featured on the Home page. Prepared under the South Caucasus Results Grant Fund, the online map displays the achievements of the projects supported by the Bank and their geographic locations across Armenia.
  • The Gyumri Development Foundation will hold the Gyumri-Kars second economic forum between December 14-16. The forum will host representatives of about 30 Armenian and Turkish companies, including cheese makers, bee keepers, wine-makers and meat and milk producers from Gyumri, Vanadzor and Kars. The Gyumri-Kars economic forum is held within "Assistance to Improvement of Armenia-Turkey Relations" program implemented owing to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) support.
  • Turkey's parliamentary commission tasked with preparing a draft constitution wishes to listen to the spiritual leaders of the minority communities in Turkey instead of the representatives of minority foundations The Turkish Parliament's Constitution Conciliation Commission has decided to invite spiritual leaders of the Armenian, Greek Orthodox, Jewish and Syriac communities to hear their input for Turkey's new constitution. If the three patriarchs and chief rabbi do not wish to appear at the panel, they will be asked to recommend appropriate non-Muslim minority foundations whose representatives the commission should listen to.
Stephanos Papanicolaou for Nicosia

       Stephos Pananicolaou is running on the Democratic Party (DIKO) ballot number 13 for the Nicosia Municipality.
       He has extensive knowledge on city planning issues, with experience as a Deputy Director in Town Planning Department of Cyprus.
       He is married to Dirouhi Papanicolaou (Gorgorian) and they have a daughter named Cynthia.

Community calendar at a glance:
  • Wednesday 14 December, 2011. 5:30 pm - Nicosia Nareg School "Amanori Hantes"  (Kindergarten, Preprimary, Primary: forms 1 and 2).
  • Wednesday 14 December at 8:00 pm - Lecture by Yervant Khachatryan organised by The Armenian Prelature and Hamazkayin's "Oshagan" Chapter at the Utudjin Hall of The Armenian Prelature. Dinner at Homenetmen - AYMA catered by Sevan: Entrance fee: 10 euros.
  • Saturday 17 December, 2011 at 3:30 pm - Children's Choir practice at Homenetmen - AYMA, organised by Hamazkayin's "Oshagan" Chapter under the direction of Nara Sardarian. For more information please call Chairperson Shoushig Bakalian on 99667828. Practices will continue every week at the same place and time.
  • Monday 19 December, 2011. 5:30 pm - Larnaca Nareg School "Amanori Hantes"
  • Wednesday 21 December, 2011. 5:30 pm. - Nicosia Nareg School "Amanori Hantes" ( Primary: forms 3 – 6 and Gymnasium).
  • Thursday 22 December, 2011. 5:00 p.m. - Limassol Nareg School "Amanori Hantes".
  • Sunday 25 December at 9:00 pm – Homenetmen - AYMA Christmas Ball at Lemon Park.
  • Sunday 1 January 2012 – Santa will be visiting Homenetmen - AYMA. Details to follow.
  • Thursday 5 January 2012 (Christmas Eve) at 5:00 pm - Jamerkoutiun and Sourp Badarak.
  • Friday 6 January 2012 (Christmas Day) at 9:00 am - Jamerkoutiun, Sourp Badarak, Chrorhnek and Karoz.
  • Saturday 21 January 2012 - Homenetmen AYMA presents "Taline & Friends". Details to follow.
  • Friday 27 January 2012 - "Beast on the Moon" theatre (in Greek) at Rialto Theatre in Limassol. You can receive your tickets from the Office of The Armenian Representative at 15 euros by calling 22-454540.

  • Saturday 11 February 2012 - Kravadz Or by Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association's "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter.
  • Sunday 4 March 2012 - Michink event of The Armenian Relief Society Cyprus "Sosse" Chapter at Homenetmen - AYMA.
  • Sunday 11 March 2012 - Kravadz Or - Office of the Armenian Representative.
  • Saturday 31 March 2012 - Armenian Relief Society (HOM) "Sosse" Cyprus Chapter's Easter Fund-Raiser. Details to follow.
  • Saturday 5 May 2012 - Kravadz Or by Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association's "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter.
  • Saturday 12 May 2012 - Kravadz Or by Hamazkayin Cultural and Educational Association's "Oshagan" Cyprus Chapter.

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Gibrahay Sports by Sevag Devletian
  • AGBU Ararat thrashed opponents AOE Dymou Lakatamias 13-0 in the first round of the Cyprus Futsal Cup.
  • Homenmen enjoyed a wild card pass onto the next round of the Cyprus Futsal Cup with no games to play in the first round.
  • Homenetmen - AYMA Bowling team scored a 4-0 victory over AEK - OPAP in the 3rd Division of the Cyprus Bowling Championships.
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Armenian Sports by Sevag Devletian
  • PAN-ARMENIAN GAMES: On December 9, Yerevan hosted the sitting of the general assembly of the international committee of Pan-Armenian Games to summarize the results of Aug 14-21 games. According to committee president Ishkhan Zakaryan, AMD 206,67mln was allocated to organize the event, with AMD 80mln provided by the government and the rest of the sum procured through sponsors. This years Pan-Armenian Games hosted 3240 sportsmen from 125 countries.
  • FOOTBALL: Monaco FC will sign on Youri Djorkaeff as the club director this week. World champion as a part of French national squad, Youri Djorkaeff had played 117 matches at Monaco FC from 1990-1995. At present, Monaco bottoms French League 2 table.
  • FOOTBALL: Ukraine’s BATE FC is negotiating on purchasing Impuls FC midfielder Zaven Badoyan, who was on try-out in the club during a training session in Barcelona. The 22-year-old Badoyan played for Kilikia and Gandzasar. In 2010 he joined the junior squad and in August 2011 debuted as part of the national team in the match against Lithuania.
  • TENNIS: David Nalbandian ranked 64th with 760 points in Dec 12 ATP rankings. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic continues to top the standings with 13630 points, with Rafael Nadal of Spain 2nd with 9595 and Switzerland's Roger Federer 3rd with 8170. Nalbandian will play at Copa Peugeot Tournament between Dec 15 -18 in preparation for 2012 Davis Cup.
  • BOXING: King Arthur Abraham (32-3, 26 KOs) will make his hotly-anticipated comeback on January 14 when he takes on Argentina’s Pablo Oscar Natalio Farias in Offenburg, Germany. It will be Abraham´s first fight since losing to WBA Super-Middleweight Champion Andre Ward in the semi-finals of the Super Six World Boxing Classic.
  • CHESS: Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian tied the game against Russia’s Vladimir Kramnik in the 9th round of the London Chess Classic Tournament. As a result, Aronian gained 9 points; Kramnik has 16 points to his score.
  • CHESS: Between December 18-27, Armenian women’s chess team will take part in Women's World Team Championship 2011 in Mardin, Turkey. Teams from Russia, China, Ukraine, Georgia, India, Vietnam, Greece and South Africa will also participate in the event. Armenian women’s squad took the 7th place with 19 points at European Team Chess Championship 2011.
  • CHESS: Grandmaster Elina Danielian and IM Almira Skripchenko-Agababian (France) are participating in chess competition on the sidelines of Beijing-hosted World Mind Games. After the 2 rounds, Danielian and Skripchenko-Agababian have scored 1 point each, falling 1 point behind tournament leader GM Alexandra Kosteniuk.
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