Tuesday, June 28, 2016


News and Features from the Caucasus

Two Bodies Found In Exploded Vehicle In Russia's Daghestan

The remains of two men have been found inside an exploded car in Russia's volatile North Caucasus region of Daghestan.
More

Armenian President Expects More 'Genocide' Recognition

The president of Armenia says he expects more countries to recognize the 1915 massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago as a "genocide."
More

Pope Calls For Closer Ties With Armenian Orthodox Church

Pope Francis has called for closer ties with Armenia's Orthodox Church on the final day of a visit to the Caucasus nation.
More

Video Pope: 'Never Forget' Victims Of Armenian 'Genocide'

Pope Francis has demanded that the world never forget the slaughter of Armenians during the Ottoman era, just hours after he declared that the mass killings were part of a planned "genocide" aimed at exterminating the Armenian people.
More

Video Pope Francis Denounces Armenian 'Genocide' In Yerevan

Pope Francis has denounced the "genocide" of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turkish forces a century ago.
More

Pope Arrives In Armenia For Three-Day Visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Armenia for a three-day visit meant to further strengthen the Vatican’s relations with the country and the state-backed Armenian Apostolic Church.
More

Pope Francis Begins Visit To Armenia

Pope Francis has embarked on a three-day visit to Armenia, where he is expected to voice the Vatican's concern with the plight of Christians in the war-torn Middle East.
More

Germany: Turkey Blocking Delegation's Visit To Incirlik Base

Germany says Ankara is blocking a German delegation from visiting an air base in Turkey where German soldiers are based.
More

Turkish Broadcaster Ends German Partnership After 'Genocide' Vote

A German public broadcaster says a Turkish television station has ended a partnership with it over Germany's decision to officially designate the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide.
More

Nuland 'To Meet With Top Putin Aide'

Russian state media report that U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland is scheduled to meet in the Russian capital on June 23 with Russian President Vladimir Putin's personal adviser on Moscow's relationships with Ukraine and Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
More