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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 95-year-old travels to spot where father shot at Gallipoli 100 years ago

    95-year-old travels to spot where father shot at Gallipoli 100 years ago
    For the first time at age 95, Bill Grayden has come to Gallipoli, where his father stormed the beach and took a bullet through his lung during the ill-fated British-led World War I invasion. Grayden was among thousands of Australians and New Zealanders...
  • Not just Armenia: Other little known 20th century massacres

    This week is being marked as the 100th anniversary of the killings of more than a million Armenians during the dying days of the Ottoman Empire. Despite considerable opposition from the Turkish government, the anniversary is bringing renewed attention...
  • Armenia marks 100 years since massacre of 1.5 million

    Armenia marks 100 years since massacre of 1.5 million
    The presidents of Russia and France joined other leaders Friday at ceremonies commemorating the massacre of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman Turks, an event which still stirs bitter feelings as both sides argue over whether to call it genocide. The...
  • Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'

    Armenian genocide: 'Multiply my dad's story a million and a half times'
    A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched. Armine Hacopian, a member of the college’s board of trustees, was one...
  • Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive

    Armenians in Lebanon keep their culture, memory of heroic 1915 battle alive
    The priest unlocks the door to a musty room, home to the ghosts of Moses Mountain, a lost place where determined townsfolk once gathered with hunting rifles and faced down an imperial army. A glass-and-wood frame secures a white flag emblazoned with a...
  • GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide

    GCC holds vigil to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide
    A giant wreath was placed by the Armenian Genocide memorial plaque at the Glendale Community College on Thursday as a procession of a few hundred students and faculty watched. The day before the 100th anniversary of the death of 1.5 million Armenians at...
  • Armenian church declares genocide victims saints in somber ceremony

    Armenian church declares genocide victims saints in somber ceremony
    In a somber pageant of color and ritual, Armenia’s national church Thursday honored the victims of the Ottoman Empire’s deportations and massacres of a century ago by canonizing them en masse as martyrs. In Istanbul, meanwhile, Turkish...
  • 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...