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  • Obama again avoids calling 1915 Armenian killings 'genocide'

    President Barack Obama will once again stop short of calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians a genocide, prompting anger and disappointment from those who have been pushing him to fulfill a campaign promise and use the politically fraught term on the 100th...
  • Erdogan says Armenia will 'insult' Turkey in ceremonies

    Turkey's president has accused Armenia of planning to "insult Turkey" during upcoming ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of Armenians. Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that Turkey would instead be "discussing peace" when it hosts...
  • Erdogan slams European plans to destroy traffickers' vessels

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday condemned what he said were suggestions in Europe to sink human traffickers' vessels, insisting the plans would leave migrants "to their deaths." Erdogan's comments came a day before European Union...
  • Israel grapples with whether to recognize Armenian genocide

    The Nazi genocide of European Jews is widely commemorated in Israel and etched deeply into the psyche of a country founded in the Holocaust's aftermath. But when it comes to the 1915 Armenian genocide, Israel has largely stayed silent. Fearing...
  • 100 years later, world debates: Were Armenian deaths genocide?

    YEREVAN, Armenia In the swank shops and tidy cafes that line the new pedestrian zone in Armenia's capital, there's barely a hint that nearly everyone here is the descendent of a generation that escaped with their lives in a harrowing flight from Ottoman...
  • Genocide dispute just one reason train doesn't run from Armenia to Turkey

    GYUMRI, Armenia The train to Turkey hasn't left the station in the Armenian border town of Gyumri for 22 years, and many here fear it never will. But if Turkey should unexpectedly reopen the gates, a lot of Armenians will be on board, eager to see the...
  • For first time, Turkey will let Armenians hold memorial for 1915 victims

    ISTANBUL For the first time ever, Turkey will permit Armenians to hold a religious service this week to commemorate the massacres and deportations of a century ago, Turkish officials said Monday. Turkey will even send a senior government official to...
  • Turkey lashes out at pope, EU over Armenia genocide comments

    Turkey was on the defensive Wednesday, lashing out at both Pope Francis and the European Union's legislature for their descriptions of the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians as genocide. Turkey's prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that the pontiff has...
  • Erdogan 'condemns' pope over Armenian genocide comment

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is "condemning" Pope Francis for describing the slaughter of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks as "the first genocide of the 20th century" and for urging the international community to...
  • How long can Pakistan stay out of Yemen fight in face of Saudi pressure?

    ISLAMABAD Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, under heavy pressure from Saudi Arabia and its allies to reverse Parliament's vote last week to remain neutral in the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen, on Monday once again pledged to deploy Pakistan's...
  • Close watch on pope's Armenian Mass; will he say 'genocide'?

    Pope Francis on Sunday will declare a little-known 10th-century Armenian mystic a doctor of the church, one of the highest honors a pope can bestow. More attention, though, is likely to be on whether Francis utters the word "genocide" during his homily....