Erdogan statement on Genocide a call for reconciliation: Turkish FM
“We share the pain of Armenian people and hope to discontinue the conflict over the historic event,” Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Karvachar, Pico Rivera become Friendship Cities
“We stand proud with the City of Pico Rivera for the unanimous passage of this critical resolution,” Elen Asatryan said.
Suicide bomber kills at least 11 in Iraq
Among the 11 killed were seven civilians and four policemen while 27 people were wounded in the bombing, a police officer said.
CSTO suspends contacts with NATO over Ukraine
"For now, we will not be making any efforts to establish contact with NATO, due to their stance on the Ukrainian crisis," Bordyuzha said.
Apple reports $10.2bn profit, sells 43.7 million iPhones in 3 months
"We're very proud of our quarterly results, especially our strong iPhone sales and record revenue from services," Cook said.
Envoy promises "strong" Obama statement on Genocide anniversary
"U.S. will continue efforts to promote ratification of the 2009 Armenian-Turkish rapprochement Protocols," John Heffern said.
U.S. congressmen urge for adequate assessment of Genocide (updated)
Ed Royce (R-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), David Cicilline (D-RI1), and Lois Frankel (D-FL22) laid flowers to the Genocide memorial in Yerevan.
Armenian President: year 2015 should convey strong message to Turkey
President Serzh Sargyan issued an address on the 99the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire.
American Jewish Committee commemorates Armenian Genocide
“We each bear the obligation of remembrance as a necessary step toward preventing such acts in the future,” AJC Executive Director said.
Security guard kills 3 foreigners in Kabul hospital
District Police Chief Hafiz Khan said the guard suddenly started shooting in Cure Hospital in the west of the capital.
U.S. Senator pledges to keep working for Genocide recognition
"I will keep working to ensure that this unspeakable crime is fully acknowledged, never forgotten, and never repeated," Senator Boxer said.
Obama says Russia can avoid more sanctions if changes Ukraine course
The U.S. President made the remarks at a joint news conference after a summit meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Turkish rights group calls for end of Genocide denial
The Human Rights Association of Turkey issued a statement, calling for an end to the denial of the Armenian Genocide.
UN chief accuses all parties in Syria war of blocking aid
"The Security Council must take action to deal with these flagrant violations of the basic principles of international law," Ban wrote.
Armenians worldwide mark 99th anniversary of Genocide
Present-day Turkey denies the fact of the Armenian Genocide, justifying the atrocities as “deportation to secure Armenians”.
Turkish PM extends condolences ahead of Genocide 99th anniv.
"Increasingly isolated internationally, Ankara is repackaging its genocide denials," ANCA Director Aram Hamparian said.
Turkey to allocate $400 million for Genocide denial propaganda
IMC channel rep. Aris Nalci hailed increasing readiness of Turkish society to discuss and accept the dark pages of its history.
Lavrov on Ukraine crisis: Russia will respond if attacked
Russian Foreign Minister accused Kiev’s coup-appointed government of going back on its pledge to put a stop to all violence.
4 Years beneath Crescent: Genocide through eyes of mercenary
The book exposes looting of Armenian population, initiated by the Young Turks who ruled the Ottoman Empire at the time.
Israel to send call-up papers to Christian Arabs of military service age
The move angered Arab lawmakers who accused the government of seeking to divide Christians from Muslims.
Chinese chlorine used in Syria gas attack, Beijing says
Attacks in several areas in Syria share characteristics that have led analysts to believe that there is a coordinated chlorine bomb campaign.
Govt. de facto halts mandatory component of new pension law
The new Prime Minister announced conditions necessary to organize implementation of pension reforms at an April 23 governmental sitting.
Tina Fey-Amy Poehler sister comedy “The Nest” release date set
The film is about two disconnected adult sisters summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house.
NBC gears up to debut "Crossbones" John Malkovich pirate drama
Hailed from "Luther" creator Neil Cross, "Crossbones" is based on Colin Woodard's book "The Republic of Pirates".
Callie Kloves to adapt “Seeker” sci-fi fantasy novel for Sony
Kloves recently wrote the script for “The Jungle Book,” Warner Bros.' take on the Rudyard Kipling stories set to be directed by Andy Serkis.
British ex-PM says threat from radical Islam growing
Blair acknowledged the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan had undermined Western willingness to intervene in the Middle East.
Sony Pictures Classics nabs “Red Army” doc ahead of Cannes screening
The film, directed by Gabe Polsky, centers on the Red Army hockey team from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov.
Australia vows not to abandon Malaysian jet search
The defense minister said that searchers were now planning to use a more intensive sonar to intensify the hunt for the aircraft.
Oscar-nommed Jessica Chastain to play Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde”
Chastain, who is coming off the box office hit “Mama” and an Oscar nomination for “Zero Dark Thirty,” has three major movies on the horizon.
Susan Sarandon, Marcello Conte in "Ping Pong Summer" comedy trailer
The trailer gives a sneak peek at a ping pong-obsessed teenage boy whose life is changed during his family summer vacation.
David Javerbaum’s “Last Testament: Memoir by God” to hit Broadway
The book was described in The New York Times as "A recklessly funny series of gags about all things religious and quite a few things secular too."
U.S. hopes for Armenian, Azeri leaders to meet in near future: envoy
"As a co-chairing country of the OSCE Minsk Group, we are active in the ongoing negotiations, Richard Morningstar said.
Armenia to host Charles Aznavour’s concert May 12
On his birthday, May 22, the singer will perform a concert, The Legend Returns, at Berlin’s O2 World arena.
Today’s Zaman article unveils stories of Ottoman Armenian Intellectuals
“According to Hrant Dink, what happened in 1915 was total destruction for both the Turks and Armenians,” the article says.
U.S. to deliver 10 Apache attack helicopters to Egypt
Kerry noted in a call with his counterpart that he was not yet able to certify that Egypt was taking steps to support a democratic transition.
South Korea ferry death toll reaches 146, search continues
On Jindo island, where bodies recovered from the ferry are taken, descriptions of the dead are read over a loudspeaker.
Iran asks UN to urge U.S. grant visa to new envoy
"We firmly believe that this is a very serious issue and the committee should address it in an urgent and serious way," Dehghani said.
Obama starts Asia tour to reassure commitment to region
The trip - from April 23-29 - comes nearly seven months after he cancelled a visit to the region due to a government shutdown.
Putin says Russia should boost security at its Arctic borders
Russia will build a unified network of naval facilities in its Arctic territories to host advanced warships and submarines.
PM says ready to halt mandatory component of new pension law
Abrahamyan held a consultation on the funded pension reform, attended by reps. of Prosperous Armenia, Orinats Yerkir, Heritage, ARFD.
Ethnic Armenian elected chairman of Turkish-American chamber
Aret Taşçıyan is a veteran businessman who currently holds a position as the U.S. representative of OMNI Limited.
France to unveil plan to stop youths joining jihadists in Syria
The plan includes tough measures to bolster intelligence and border surveillance, including restricting minors from leaving France.
Hollande to attend Genocide commemoration ceremony in Paris
Istanbul will host events dedicated to the 99th anniv. of the Genocide; an exhibit "Portraits of Exile will be showcased in Diyarbakir.
Yemen identifying suspected militants killed in strikes
The senior Yemeni official said MiG-29 fighter jets took part in the raids, which tribal and local sources said also involved U.S. drones.
ARFD bureau chief expects no progress in relations with Turkey
According to Manoyan, Armenian society should help the Turkish one to learn and come to terms with its own history.
Arab League says Syria election can thwart peace efforts
"This step could suspend the desired efforts of maturing negotiations for a political solution to the Syrian crisis," Nabil el-Araby said.
Fox's “Rio 2” animated comedy jumps to No.1 at foreign box office
Sony's “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” was second, with $47 million from 14 markets, led by a $15 million opening in the UK and Ireland.
Quentin Tarantino may sill film "Hateful Eight" with modified script
When the new project's script leaked back in January, the director said that he had "no desire to make it."
Woody Allen comedy “Fading Gigolo” posts 2nd best limited opening
Jim Jarmusch's vampire saga “Only Lovers Left Alive” went from four to 17 theaters and took in $134,588.
"How to Train Your Dragon 2" unveils 5-minute clip
The film takes place five years since Hiccup and his winged pal, Toothless, successfully united dragons and Vikings.