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The first issue of Asbarez
Type Daily newspaper
Editor Ara Khachatourian (English)
Apo Boghikian (Armenian)
Founded 1908
Language Armenian, American English
Headquarters 1203 N Vermont Ave, Little Armenia, Los Angeles, CA 90029 USA
City Fresno, California
Country United States
ISSN 0004-4229
OCLC number 3973991

Asbarez (Armenian: Ասպարէզ "Arena") is an Armenian-American bilingual daily newspaper published in Armenian and English in Los Angeles, California, formerly by the Western USA Central Committee of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation. As of late 2020, the newspaper has been co-opted by individuals, such as Ara Khachatourian, who have been expelled from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation and the newspaper is no longer affiliated with the Armenian Revolutionary Federation.[1] The newspaper publishes statements purporting to be from the Armenian Revolutionary Federation, when in reality the statements are from a rogue group claiming to represent the Armenian Revolutionary Federation in the Western United States, that is not recognized as such by the ARF Bureau, the worldwide executive body of the organization.


The newspaper began publication in 1908 in Fresno, California. It moved to southern California several decades later when a large Armenian-American community emerged there. Before moving to a new headquarters in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles in the 1970s, the newspaper's headquarters was located in Glendale, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.[2]

The daily is published five times a week. It is from 16 to 28 pages, Tuesdays through Fridays and 40 to 48 pages on Saturdays. It also regularly publishes magazine supplements on special occasions.

Asbarez in English

A cover of the English print supplement of Asbarez daily

The newspaper that includes both Armenian and English sections. After being an all-Armenian newspaper, a regular English section was added on May 1, 1970. The English section became a daily feature starting January 1993.

Online publication

The newspaper also went online starting 1994 and launched a web component in 1997.


Horizon Television has become a broadcasting partner.


  1. ^ "Արմինյըն Ռիվյու". (in Armenian). Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  2. ^ "About Asparēz = Asbarez. [volume] (Fresno, Calif.) 1908-????". Library of Congress. Retrieved March 16, 2020.

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