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Turkish PM's Ethnic Armenian Aide Retires Ahead Of Killings' Centenary

An ethnic Armenian adviser to Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has retired ahead of the 100th anniversary of the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. More

The Tsitsernakabert memorial in Yerevan, which commemorates the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

MEPs Pass Resolution Referring To Armenian Killings As Genocide

The European Parliament on April 15 overwhelmingly passed a resolution which uses the word "genocide" to describe the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, triggering angry reactions in Turkey. More

Turkey's Erdogan Condemns Pope Over Armenia Genocide Comment

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has criticized Pope Francis for describing the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago as “genocide.” More

UN Chief Considers 1915 Slaughters Of Armenians 'Atrocity Crimes'

A spokesman for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said the UN chief considers the mass killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 100 years ago "atrocity crimes." More

Aram I (right), head of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, speaks with Pope Francis during an Armenian-Rite Mass marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, at St. Peter's basilica in Vatican on April 12.

Turkey Furious At Francis Over Pope's 'Genocide' Comment

Turkey is furious over Pope Francis's use of the word "genocide" in a mass marking the centenary of the slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire. More

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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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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.

Starbucks Enrages U.S. Armenian Community With PR Misfire

American coffee behemoth Starbucks has sparked outrage among the U.S. Armenian community after displaying artwork in its stores featuring women in traditional Armenian garb under the Turkish crescent and star.
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