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Moscow Wary Of EU Partnerships

Russia says it has a negative view of the EU's Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Latvia next month, calling it "anti-Russian." More

(Left to right:) Catholicos Karekin II, the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian with his wife Rita, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, and French President Francois Hollande lay flowers during a ceremony in Yerevan to commemorate the massacre of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey in 1915.

Video Armenians Remember Ottoman Killings

Commemoration ceremonies are being held in Armenia and around the world on April 24 to mark the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago. More

Turkey Recalls Ambassador To Vienna Over Armenian Genocide Remarks

Turkey says it is recalling its ambassador to Austria after parties represented in parliament issued a joint declaration calling the massacre of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago genocide. More

People mourn at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial Museum in Yerevan on April 21.

White House Avoids Calling Armenian Deaths Genocide

The White House has stopped short of using the word "genocide" to describe the massacre of ethnic Armenians in the Ottoman Empire two days ahead of the 100th anniversary of the tragedy. More

Germany Backs Armenia Genocide Label

The German government says it supports a parliamentary resolution recognizing the World War I-era massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces as a genocide. More

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Video We're Live-Streaming System Of A Down's First-Ever Performance In Armenia

The Grammy Award-winning rock band System of a Down is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians during the Ottoman Empire with a free concert on April 23 in Yerevan's Republic Square. More

Armenian Opposition In Disarray After Prominent Leader Sidelined

The political standoff between Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian and his most serious political rival, the leader of the opposition party Bargavach Hayastan, Gagik Tsarukian, has ended with the latter backing away from his calls early this month to mobilize the population in a push for pre-term parliamentary and presidential elections if the authorities insist on proceeding with controversial proposals to transform Armenia into a parliamentary republic. More
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Features & Commentary

1915: The Crumbling Of An Empire, And The Massacre That Ensued

The world on April 24 will mark the 100th anniversary of what many Armenians call the "Great Catastrophe" -- the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Armenians living in Ottoman-era Turkey.

Who Says 'Genocide' And Who Doesn't

Many call it the first genocide of the 20th Century. Others go to great -- sometimes tortuous -- lengths to avoid the 'g' word. Here's a rundown of who says what about the mass killings and deportations of up to 1.5 million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire.

Photogallery Documenting The 'Invisible Thread' That Binds The World's Armenians

Ahead of the centenary of what many -- including Pope Francis -- call the Armenian genocide, photojournalist Scout Tufankjian talks about her six-year project photographing ethnic Armenians whose predecessors fled Turkey to escape slaughter by Ottoman Turks a century ago.

Five Things To Know About U.S. Senator Robert Menendez's Corruption Charges

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (Democrat-New Jersey) faces a 14-count indictment on corruption charges. He's also a top foreign policy voice who has sparred with U.S. President Barack Obama on issues such as Iran and Ukraine.

The Facebook Drama That's Brought Russians To Tears

Russian-speakers this week were gripped by the story of a Moscow journalist's fleeting encounter with an elderly woman who enchanted him with her love for music, particularly the songs of French-Armenian singer Charles Aznavour. Now the two have been invited to a concert by Aznavour, and may even meet the 90-year-old crooner himself.
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