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February 15, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet security forces battled throughout Wednesday against rioting mobs in the Central Asian city of Dushanbe in an effort to restore order there and end the country's latest, and some of its fiercest, anti-government violence.
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May 4, 2000 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Over a strong dissent, a federal appeals court Wednesday rejected the bid of an Armenian couple, now living in Glendale, to be granted political asylum in the United States. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Grachik Rostomian, 80, and Anik Rostomian, 77, had not demonstrated a "well-founded fear of persecution based on their [Christian] ethnicity."
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NEWS
February 13, 1990 | From Associated Press
Riots broke out in the capital of Tadzhikistan during protests Monday against the resettlement of ethnic Armenian refugees in the Soviet Asian republic, official sources said. One report said there were several deaths and dozens of injuries. The official Tass news agency said a state of emergency and a nighttime curfew have been imposed on the city of Dushanbe to quell "mass disorders and pogroms and acts of arson and looting."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996
An Armenian refugee whose quest for religious asylum sparked controversy in the Los Angeles Armenian community was granted asylum by an Immigration and Naturalization Services judge Tuesday, said Louis Gordon, a Pasadena attorney who represented the woman. The government has 30 days to appeal the ruling.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1996
An Armenian refugee whose quest for religious asylum sparked controversy in the Los Angeles Armenian community was granted asylum by an Immigration and Naturalization Services judge Tuesday, said Louis Gordon, a Pasadena attorney who represented the woman. The government has 30 days to appeal the ruling.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time almost allowed 7-year-old Hermineh Nalbandian to forget. Forget the grinding sound the stone walls made as they collapsed around her. Forget the 12 hours she spent buried alive, unable to answer her father's anguished cries as he clawed through the debris of her classroom. Forget the awful silence of the dead playmate beside her.
NEWS
February 14, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days of rioting in the Soviet Central Asian city of Dushanbe has killed at least 37 people, Soviet state television and radio reported Tuesday, as mobs stormed and ransacked the Communist Party headquarters there, looted shops and clashed repeatedly with security forces in a new explosion of ethnic violence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1988
Contending that Los Angeles service agencies will be overwhelmed by the expected arrival of more than 10,000 Soviet Armenian refugees by the end of the year, City Councilman Michael Woo on Thursday urged the city to take the lead in coordinating private and public resources to meet the newcomers' needs. City departments should be encouraged to look at ways of coping with the influx--such as recruiting Armenian-speaking police officers, Woo told a press conference.
NEWS
July 9, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The United States has suspended the immigration of more than 5,000 Armenians from the Soviet Union amid controversy over Washington's practice of granting them refugee status to speed their admission. Ambassador Jack F. Matlock Jr. said Friday that the U.S. Embassy here has postponed until October or later the departure of Soviet immigrants, most of them Armenians, who were to receive refugee status in the United States.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL
Silent streets run through a dark, sullen section of downtown Los Angeles. Old warehouses are scattered along a flank of the Santa Monica Freeway, lifeless hulks--or so they seem. But on the third floor of one huge building, in an airy loft accented with fluorescent tubes and classical music, Yuroz is preparing for a night of work. "There is some kind of mysterious energy in the evenings," the artist says over a glass of Cabernet, while two immense, unfinished canvases await his attention.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1993 | DAVID FERRELL
Silent streets run through a dark, sullen section of downtown Los Angeles. Old warehouses are scattered along a flank of the Santa Monica Freeway, lifeless hulks--or so they seem. But on the third floor of one huge building, in an airy loft accented with fluorescent tubes and classical music, Yuroz is preparing for a night of work. "There is some kind of mysterious energy in the evenings," the artist says over a glass of Cabernet, while two immense, unfinished canvases await his attention.
NEWS
February 15, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soviet security forces battled throughout Wednesday against rioting mobs in the Central Asian city of Dushanbe in an effort to restore order there and end the country's latest, and some of its fiercest, anti-government violence.
NEWS
February 14, 1990 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two days of rioting in the Soviet Central Asian city of Dushanbe has killed at least 37 people, Soviet state television and radio reported Tuesday, as mobs stormed and ransacked the Communist Party headquarters there, looted shops and clashed repeatedly with security forces in a new explosion of ethnic violence.
NEWS
February 13, 1990 | From Associated Press
Riots broke out in the capital of Tadzhikistan during protests Monday against the resettlement of ethnic Armenian refugees in the Soviet Asian republic, official sources said. One report said there were several deaths and dozens of injuries. The official Tass news agency said a state of emergency and a nighttime curfew have been imposed on the city of Dushanbe to quell "mass disorders and pogroms and acts of arson and looting."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stepping up relief efforts to their ancestral homeland, 10 major Armenian groups in Los Angeles on Friday announced the formation of a joint council to provide humanitarian aid for fellow Armenians victimized by strife in Soviet Azerbaijan.
NEWS
October 22, 1989 | TAMARA JONES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Time almost allowed 7-year-old Hermineh Nalbandian to forget. Forget the grinding sound the stone walls made as they collapsed around her. Forget the 12 hours she spent buried alive, unable to answer her father's anguished cries as he clawed through the debris of her classroom. Forget the awful silence of the dead playmate beside her.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2000 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Over a strong dissent, a federal appeals court Wednesday rejected the bid of an Armenian couple, now living in Glendale, to be granted political asylum in the United States. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Grachik Rostomian, 80, and Anik Rostomian, 77, had not demonstrated a "well-founded fear of persecution based on their [Christian] ethnicity."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1990 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Stepping up relief efforts to their ancestral homeland, 10 major Armenian groups in Los Angeles on Friday announced the formation of a joint council to provide humanitarian aid for fellow Armenians victimized by strife in Soviet Azerbaijan.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 1988
Contending that Los Angeles service agencies will be overwhelmed by the expected arrival of more than 10,000 Soviet Armenian refugees by the end of the year, City Councilman Michael Woo on Thursday urged the city to take the lead in coordinating private and public resources to meet the newcomers' needs. City departments should be encouraged to look at ways of coping with the influx--such as recruiting Armenian-speaking police officers, Woo told a press conference.
NEWS
July 9, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The United States has suspended the immigration of more than 5,000 Armenians from the Soviet Union amid controversy over Washington's practice of granting them refugee status to speed their admission. Ambassador Jack F. Matlock Jr. said Friday that the U.S. Embassy here has postponed until October or later the departure of Soviet immigrants, most of them Armenians, who were to receive refugee status in the United States.
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