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Zaruhi Harutyunyan, playing a category A tournament in Roehampton - U.K. beat Clara Duarte no. 38 ITF ranked junior in the world 6-2 6-1.




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CNN announced Monday that the episode of its original series “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” that was shot in Armenia and Artsakh will air on May 20 on the cable network.
Bourdain traveled to Armenia in October and as a press statement from the network states, “takes a wide-angle look at the culture and history of this country.”
Among other features, the episode will show Bourdain breaking bread with musician of Armenian descent Serj Tankian (System of a Down) and a restaurant in downtown Yerevan. as well as during dinners with locals, the host explores the native and Diaspora Armenian populations’ survival and achievements against the odds.



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Dr. Armen Sarkissian on Monday took the Oath of Office of President of Armenia during a special session of the Armenian Parliament convened at the Karen Demirchyan Sports Complex, as Armenian transitioned to parliamentary system of government.
During the special inauguration ceremony, Sarkissian placed his right hand on the original constitution and a 7th century Bible and recited the presidential oath, becoming the fourth president of Armenia.


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The ruined medieval Cathedral of Ani, which is inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will go under restoration, Daily Sabah reports.
The restoration will be carried out in line with the authentic structure of the building, reports said.
Kars Museum Director Necmettin Alp told Anadolu Agency that the restoration of the cathedral will start later this month and special attention will be paid to ensure that the authenticity of the structure is preserved.
Built by prominent Armenian architect Trdat in the 11th century A.D., Ani Cathedral is a large rust-colored structure which contains sculpted columns, arches and gates.


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Established in 1981, now in its 36th year, Artsakank newspaper brings to
your home free of charge, Armenian news and happenings, promoting
and protecting at the same time the Western Armenian language
through the volunteer work of dedicated editors.
View it here, save it on your favourites and visit it for
daily updates in Armenian and English.



Framed 1827 original map of Armenia, Cilicia and Cyprus mounted and framed
with acid-free paper for eternal preservation.
Contact the collector Dr. Yiorghos Leventis on 99658694 and on

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News in Brief

Omonia / Ararat defeated AEK Larnaca 8-1 in the Finals of the Futsal Cyprus Cup.
► While a series of issues, notably Cyprus and resistance to Turkish membership in Germany and France, slowed negotiations, President Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of police, judges, teachers and other officials since a coup attempt in 2016 has worsened Turkey’s prospects dramatically, EU officials say.
► Throwing journalists in jail, abducting them from abroad, accusing them of financial misdeeds, blocking websites, hacking social media accounts, imposing travel bans: this is not an exhaustive list of the tactics Ilham Aliyev's government has used to try to ensure the independent media are muzzled and critical voices silenced. Last week, Ilham Aliyev won a fourth term in office.
► Ara Mahdessian won the Boys Single U-12 Category.of the Aphrodite Hills Pancyprian Tennis Tournament 2018, winning the final with the score 6-2 6-3.
► Khloé Kardashian
has given birth to a girl. Kardashian's boyfriend and the father of her child is Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player Tristan Thompson.

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Presenting ARTZARD


Gibrahayer proudly presents this interview with Maral as an account of concrete action for Armenia and what one can do for our compatriots in Armenia.



Artzard was created in April 2017; take a look at with its own web shop, and their shop section on The lovely items on sale can be dispatched to most anywhere in the world; payments take place through a secure payment system.
Artzard’s founder is Ms Maral Assilian.
All the items displayed on the website and in both web shops are handmade in Armenia and we asked Maral to tell us more about the venture.


Read the rest of the interview by clicking here

Facebook account: Artzardhandmade
Instragam : @Artzardarmenia
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Together we are stronger


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St. Gregory of Narek
at the Vatican Gardens

This is what the statue of St. Gregory of Narek looks like, which was erected in the Vatican Gardens. The bronze statue, designed by David Yerevantsi, was smelted in the Czech Republic under the joint sponsorship of Mikael Minasyan, Armenia’s Ambassador to the Holy Sea, and Artur Janibekyan, the director of Gazprom Media Holding (Moscow).

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Gibrahayer Calendar
Saturday 21 April at 4:30pm - ARS (HOM) Sosse Chapter's Spring Fundraising Tea.
Tuesday 24 April - Commemoration April 24 (program above).
Sunday 29 April - Temagan elections
Wednesday 2 May at 8:00 pm - Hamazkayin's monthly Literary Evening at Homenetmen - AYMA.
Sunday 6 May - Magaravank Piligrimage (details to follow)
Sunday 13 May 2018 - Hamazkayin's Sipan Dance Group, Nanor Junior Dance Ensemble and Ani Dance Group of Paphos performance at Strovolos Municipal Theater.
Sunday 20 May - Melkonian annual picnic.
Saturday 2 June 2018 – May 28 in Cyprus (details to follow)
Sunday 24 June 2018 - Hamazkayin’s Timag Theatre (details will follow).
Saturday 27 October – Event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Homenetmen organised by Homenetmen - AYMA Scouts.


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2017 was the year that Robert Gostanian was presented with an award from Omonia Football Club's Nicos Charalambous as the only surviving member of the legendary team of 1948-53.


Available now in Cyprus:
Award-winning 3* Year-old Ararat Armenian Brandy at €19.35

Grape Variety: Voskehat, Chilar, Banants, Kangun, Rkaziteli, Mshkali and Garandmak
Winery: ArArAt Yerevan Brandy Factory
Region: Ararat Valley
Alcohol: 40%
Capacity: 500ml
Distillation: Double
Aging: 3 years in oak barrels

Mount Ararat is over five thousand meters tall and it towers over the meadows in the Ararat Valley and dominates the horizon of the Armenian capital Yerevan. Shrouded in legends of love, friendship, generosity and courage, Ararat fascinates with its power, timeless beauty and elegant austerity. As the national symbol of the nation, the legendary Ararat is proudly depicted in the center of the State Emblem of the Republic of Armenia.

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Nicosia, Monday 23 April 2018

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The fourth shipment of Premium Armenia-manufactured Award Winning KARAS White and Red Wines arrive in Cyprus this week.
In cooperation with Daniel Apikian of Quality Wines of Greece, Gibrahayer e-magazine, are distributing these Armenian products to Cyprus.
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Progress observed in the protection of minority languages in Cyprus, but teaching and broadcasting in Armenian and Maronite Arabic should be strengthened

The overall atmosphere in Cyprus with regard to the minority languages is very positive, says a new report of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Experts under the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages published together with the Recommendation by the Committee of Ministers. Despite budgetary constraints, the implementation of the Charter provisions concerning the Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic languages has improved. However, the Committee of Experts recommends that steps be taken to expand the teaching of these languages and strengthen their presence in broadcasting.

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Cypriot authorities have also taken measures to raise awareness of the Armenian and Maronite minorities, including through supporting cultural activities which demonstrate an interest from the speakers in promoting their languages. Both minorities have a Representative seat in the parliament.

Armenian is taught in pre-school, primary and lower secondary education; an Armenian radio programme is broadcast on a daily basis. However, it is not taught in the upper secondary education and there is no regular presence of the language in on Cypriot television.

The Cypriot Maronite Arabic is in a less favourable situation, even though the authorities have been providing financial support for a research on this language and for the implementation of measures under the Charter. Cypriot Maronite Arabic is only taught in primary education, and the language is hardly used by any kind of media in Cyprus.

The Committee of Experts encourages the authorities to advance the protection of Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic via providing teacher training for Armenian and Cypriot Maronite Arabic and ensuring the appropriate presence of both languages in broadcasting.

The European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages entered into force in Cyprus in 2002.

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