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 ...

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Apr 25, 2015

Record crowds mark ANZAC Day in Australia, New Zealand

Record numbers of Australians and New Zealanders turned out Saturday amid tight security to mark the centenary of the Gallipoli landings, a formative event that helped forge their identities as independent nations. Dawn services and parades were held across the two countries on 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, ...

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 ...

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Apr 19, 2015

Six British soldiers are reburied a century after dying

Six British servicemen have been reburied in Flanders Fields over a century after they died in the chaotic first months of World War I. The six unknown soldiers were accorded a service with full military honors Thursday. Their bodies were found half a dozen ...

WWI Belgian gas attack anniversary marked

Apr 19, 2015

WWI Belgian gas attack anniversary marked

by Raf Casert

As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd Infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way: A yellow-green cloud. He barely had time to react. “All my trenches are choked,” Lamour cried into the field telephone to ...

Apr 15, 2015

Australian supermarket pulls controversial ANZAC ad

Australian supermarket chain Woolworths has pulled an advertising campaign after a backlash on social media and from the government, which said it trivialized the memory of ANZAC soldiers who fought in World War I. Veterans’ Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson criticized the campaign for relying ...