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  • Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'

    Obama cites 'solemn' 100th anniversary of Armenian massacre, avoids 'genocide'
    President Obama marked the "solemn" anniversary of the 1915 massacre of more than 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, but stopped short Thursday of using the term genocide despite a 2008 pledge to do so as president. Obama ‎called the massacre...
  • Remembrance Day: The Turks tried. The Armenians survived

    On Friday, thousands of Armenians, my people, my comrades — em ynker — will march to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first recorded genocide of the 20th century. Thousands of us will demand recognition from the leaders of the...
  • Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres

    Century later, Armenians haunted by Turkish massacres
    Life had barely begun for Khosrov Frangyan when he knew the fear of being an Armenian in the Ottoman Empire. A century later, the memories still torment him. "Somebody told us that Turks will come and start killing us," said the 105-year-old,...
  • Judge whose family survived Armenian genocide: 'They never smiled'

    Judge whose family survived Armenian genocide: 'They never smiled'
    Pope Francis set off a diplomatic furor recently when he said what historians and most diplomats have been saying for almost a century now: That Turkey participated in the first genocide of the 20th century by slaughtering 1.5 million Armenians in 1915....
  • Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide'

    Armenian hopes crushed as Obama decides not to use the word 'genocide'
    White House officials have decided that President Obama will not use the word “genocide” to describe the killings of more than 1 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks when he commemorates the deaths Friday, the 100th anniversary of...
  • Richard Hovannisian on Armenians and genocide's burden

     Richard Hovannisian on Armenians and genocide's burden
    As a boy in the Central Valley, Richard Hovannisian was discouraged from learning to read, write or even speak his parents' native language, Armenian. He made up for lost time, becoming a preeminent Armenian scholar, founding the Armenian studies...
  • Armenian American community lauds pope's recognition of genocide

    Armenian American community lauds pope's recognition of genocide
    Members of Southern California’s Armenian American community on Sunday lauded Pope Francis, calling him “courageous” for his recognition of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago under the Ottoman Empire as genocide. “As...
  • Police: Pen Argyl Turkey Hill robbed

    Police: Pen Argyl Turkey Hill robbed
    A tall man in a hooded raincoat robbed the Turkey Hill in Pen Argyl shortly before midnight Monday, according to Slate Belt Regional police. Police said the man walked into the store in the 400 block of East Main Street at 11:54 p.m. wearing a long,...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • As centenary of Armenian massacre nears, 'genocide' dispute sharpens

    As centenary of Armenian massacre nears, 'genocide' dispute sharpens
    The Turkish government on Monday offered condolences to descendants of Armenians killed in 1915, when the Ottoman Empire embarked on a campaign of terror and atrocity that many in the Western world have deemed the 20th century's first genocide. As...