Jul 8, 2015

Ex-dictator found mentally unfit for new Guatemala genocide trial

Guatemala’s forensic authority declared on Tuesday that former dictator Efrain Rios Montt is mentally unfit to be tried again on genocide charges, two years after a historic conviction of the former strongman was thrown out on a technicality. The National Forensic Science Institute determined ...

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Apr 25, 2015

Germany says 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide

Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide. Turkey denies the ...

Armenian church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

Apr 24, 2015

Armenian church makes saints of 1.5 million genocide victims

The Armenian Church on Thursday conferred sainthood on some 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces a century ago, as tensions raged over Turkey’s refusal to recognize the killings as genocide. The ceremony, which is believed to be the biggest canonization service in history, ...

Apr 22, 2015

White House avoids calling Armenian deaths 'genocide'

The White House avoided referring to the mass World War I killings of Armenians as genocide Tuesday, as a diplomatic row raged ahead of the tragedy’s 100th anniversary. White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and one of President Barack Obama’s top foreign policy ...

A century later, Armenians protect memories of 1915 genocide

Apr 21, 2015

A century later, Armenians protect memories of 1915 genocide

The descendants of Martiros Muradyan cherish the few objects he was able to carry with him when he fled the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces a century ago like religious relics. The handmade rugs and wooden spoons in their home in rural ...

Pope calls Turkey's Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

Apr 12, 2015

Pope calls Turkey's Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians, calling it “the first genocide of the 20th century,” a politically explosive pronouncement that will certainly anger Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in ...