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  • Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event

    Local officials criticize Obama, Turkish government at Armenian Genocide commemoration event
    In the weeks leading up to April 24 -- the date widely accepted as Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day -- Armenians around the world took part in events like a six-mile march to the Turkish Consulate in Los Angeles and candlelight vigils to pay tribute to...
  • Khloe, Kim Kardashian head to Armenia, meet with prime minister

    Khloe, Kim Kardashian head to Armenia, meet with prime minister
    The Kardashians have gone back to their roots -- and we're not talking about hair color. Members of the reality TV clan made their way to their native Armenia on Wednesday to commemorate the centennial of the Armenian genocide. "Armenia we are here! We'...
  • From discos to jihad: Dad says son 'brainwashed'

    From discos to jihad: Dad says son 'brainwashed'
    The father says he did not raise his son as a Muslim — and he regrets his decision now. Maybe if Reda Nidalha, born and bred in the historic Dutch university city of Leiden, had learned about moderate Islam, it would have been harder for...
  • Obama urged to recognize Armenian genocide as 100th anniversary nears

    Obama urged to recognize Armenian genocide as 100th anniversary nears
    It's become a frustrating rite for Armenian Americans. Every year, in the days leading up to the April 24 anniversary, advocates have lobbied President Obama to use the word "genocide" to describe the killing of more than 1 million Armenians at the...
  • On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey

    On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey
    A friend once sent me a Christmas card with a handwritten greeting: "May your genocide be recognized this holiday season." It still makes me laugh out loud, because it captures something about the absurd and profound impasse between Turkey and the...
  • Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell

    Why Armenia Genocide recognition remains a tough sell
    When parties in the Austrian Parliament last week signed a declaration calling the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks that began in 1915 a genocide, the Republic of Turkey issued a statement saying it would leave “permanent stains on...
  • Sainthood for Armenians who died 100 years ago

    Sainthood for Armenians who died 100 years ago
    They prayed for the lost and the forgotten. They prayed for the martyrs and the survivors. They prayed for those who died and whose deaths have been denied. On Sunday, the congregation of the Soorp Haroutiun Armenian Church near Windermere held a...
  • Turkey's sensitivity over the Armenian genocide

    To the editor: The genocide of the Armenians 100 years ago is a well-known historical catastrophe. ("On Armenian genocide, go ahead and offend Turkey," op-ed, April 15) Peter Balakian states that President Obama spoke out against the use of threats by a...
  • Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city

    Islamist rebel alliance seizes northwest Syrian city
    A loose alliance of Islamist rebel groups seized control of a northwest Syrian city on Saturday, officials said, opening a pathway into Syrian government strongholds on the Mediterranean Sea. The rebel factions overran the city of Jisr al-Shughur, 55...
  • Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina

    Motive unsettled in slayings of Muslim students in North Carolina
    In early January, Amira Abu-Salha drove to her daughter Yusor's apartment to return her wedding dress. Yusor had just moved in with her husband shortly after their Dec. 27 wedding. Minutes after she parked, Abu-Salha said, she was accosted by an irate...
  • It's time for Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide

    It's time for Turkey to recognize the Armenian genocide
    "Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it." — Pope Francis, speaking to Armenians at the Vatican Amid World War I's carnage but far from Europe's trenches, Turkish leaders of the crumbling Ottoman...