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Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Yerevan - The leaders of France and Russia joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.

Putin calls on Hollande to mend fences amid Ukraine conflict

Yerevan - President Vladimir Putin on Friday called on French leader Francois Hollande to restore ties after a year of tensions over Ukraine as the two leaders met on the sidelines of genocide commemorations in Armenia.

'No decision' on Mistral warships, Hollande says after Putin talks

Yerevan - French President Francois Hollande said Friday after talks with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that no decision has been reached on settling a row over the sale of two French warships.

Key facts on the disputed Armenian genocide

Yerevan - Armenians around the world mark the centenary of the start of World War I mass killings of their kin by Ottoman Turks in what they insist was a genocide -- a term fiercely rejected by Turkey.

Armenia marks emotional centenary of Ottoman massacres

Yerevan - The leaders of France and Russia on Friday joined ceremonies marking the centenary of the massacre of some 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces, a hugely emotional event that remains a diplomatic minefield.

Armenians to mark 100 years since Ottoman massacre

Yerevan - Armenians worldwide will mark the centenary of an Ottoman massacre of up to 1.5 million of their people on Friday, as tensions over Turkey's refusal to recognise the killings as genocide reach boiling point.

Armenian Church canonises 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottomans

- The Armenian Church on Thursday conferred sainthood on some 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces a century ago, in what is believed to be the biggest canonisation service in history.

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, wakes from coma

A lawyer representing Bobby Brown releases a statement confirming that the singer's daughter has in fact opened her eyes after months in a medically induced coma. Brown was married to the late Whitney Houston from which Bobbi Kristina is their only child.

Armenians to mark genocide centenary as Turkey dispute rages on

Yerevan - Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Armenians to mark 'genocide' centenary as Turkey dispute rages on

Yerevan - Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the mass murder as genocide.

Armenia-Azerbaijan bloodletting threatens Karabakh ceasefire

- Locals sigh with relief as their Armenian village of Movses, close to the border with Azerbaijan, disappears in the lilac mist rolling down from the Kardash mountain, where Azeri snipers have fortified positions."The mist is our salvation.

Wife divorces husband who won't abandon son with Down syndrome

Yerevan - A woman, who gave birth to a son with Down syndrome, filed for divorce from her husband because she wanted to abandon the baby but her husband refused. She wanted to abandon the baby because she thought keeping him would bring "shame" to her family.

New Year brings Eurasian Economic Union into force

Moscow - On January 1, the Eurasian Economic Union(EEU) came into force, linking Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and now Armenia as well.

Armenia dismisses Turkey 'condolences' over genocide

Yerevan - Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Thursday brushed off Ankara's first ever offer of condolences for the World War I mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire, accusing Turkey of showing "utter denial" in failing to recognise the massacres...

Once a Soviet hub, Armenia looks to revive its tech sector

Yerevan - Once seen as a silicon valley of the Soviet Union, the tiny Caucasus nation of Armenia is hoping the launch of its first tablet computer and smartphone could kickstart a comeback for the country's tech sector.

Thousands protest against Armenia's new pension plan

Yerevan - Some 6,000 protesters took to the streets of Armenia's capital on Saturday in the latest demonstration against a compulsory pension scheme.

Thousands protest Armenia's new pension plan

Yerevan - Some 6,000 opposition activists protested in Yerevan on Saturday against a controversial new obligatory pension scheme.

Nonito Donaire scores second knockout win against Vic Darchinyan

Three-division world champion and former IBF, WBO, and The Ring Super Bantamweight titlist Nonito Donaire scored a second knockout win against Vic Darchinyan Saturday night in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Nonito Donaire returns November in rematch with Vic Darchinyan

The long overdue rematch between former featherweight champions Nonito Donaire and Vic Darchinyan will happen in November, according to Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum.

Op-Ed: Exposing the real Free Syrian Army

Damascus - Throughout the two year civil war that has raged unabated in Syria, the Obama administration has tried very hard to portray the Free Syrian Army as a revolutionary force of freedom and democracy. However, the actual truth is much more frightening.
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