Genocide against Christians in Middle East: Pope Francis

Pope Francis called for an end Thursday to what he said was the "genocide" of Christians taking place in the Middle East and beyond.

Merkel urges Bosnia to work for future without `genocide`

Germany on Thursday urged Bosnia to work towards a future in which a "genocide" such as the massacre of Muslims 20 years ago would no longer be possible.

Convoy of Srebrenica victims` remains makes way to massacre site

A convoy carrying the coffins of 136 newly-identified Srebrenica victims left Thursday to head for the Bosnian town where the massacre took place for their burial on the 20th anniversary.

Bill Clinton to lead US delegation to Srebrenica

Former US president Bill Clinton will visit Srebrenica for a commemoration Saturday marking the 20th anniversary of the mass murder of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb forces.

Russia vetoes UN move to recognize Srebrenica `genocide`
Russia vetoes UN move to recognize Srebrenica `genocide`

Russia vetoed a draft UN resolution Wednesday that would have recognized the Srebrenica massacre as genocide, triggering warnings the bitter diplomatic wrangling could spark renewed violence.

Sudan says all `normal`, President Omar al-Bashir to return after AU summit
Sudan says all `normal`, President Omar al-Bashir to return after AU summit

Sudan insisted President Omar al-Bashir`s visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a court order Sunday banning him from leaving South Africa.

South Africa court bars indicted Sudan leader from leaving

Sudan insisted President Omar al-Bashir's visit to Johannesburg for a summit was proceeding normally and he would return after its main meeting, despite a court order on Sunday banning him from leaving South Africa.

Rwanda bans BBC broadcasts over genocide documentary

Rwanda on Friday slapped an indefinite ban on BBC local language broadcasts as punishment for a controversial documentary on the central African country`s leadership and the 1994 genocide.

California Senate condemns 1984 anti-Sikh riot as 'genocide'

The California State Senate has passed a resolution condemning the 1984 anti-Sikh riots as "genocide" and said the then government and law enforcement officials "organised, participated in and failed to intervene to prevent the killings of innocent Sikhs".

Turkey's EU ambitions complicated by row over Armenia genocide: Hahn

Turkey`s backlash against European countries that call Ottoman Turks` 1915 massacre of Armenians genocide will complicate Ankara`s ambitions to join the European Union, the commissioner in charge of EU enlargement told a newspaper on Thursday.

Israel president marks Armenian massacre for first time

President Reuven Rivlin met Armenian community leaders Sunday on the centenary of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians, the first time an Israeli head of state has marked the killings.

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide
As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

 

Yerevan: 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.

German foreign minister rejects Armenia `genocide` label

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he would not call the mass murder of Armenians that began 100 years ago Friday a "genocide", one day after the German president used the label.

World leaders pay tribute to victims of Armenian genocide

 World leaders attending a ceremony in the Armenian capital of Yerevan on Friday to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian genocide observed a minute of silence for the 1.5 million victims killed under the Ottoman Empire, Efe news agency reported.

Bulgarian parliament recognises Armenian killings as `massacre`

Bulgaria`s parliament recognised for the first time on Friday the mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago, holding a minute`s silence but avoiding the word genocide.

Armenian survivor, 101, blasts US `genocide shame`

A 101-year-old survivor of the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago has blasted the US refusal to label the killings as genocide, calling the decision a "shame" for America.

Germany bears a `responsibility` for Armenia `genocide`: President

Germany condemns the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide", President Joachim Gauck said Thursday, adding that Germany bore partial blame for the bloodletting.

Turkey warns Austria over `genocide` condemnation by lawmakers

Austrian lawmakers` decision to condemn as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I will have "unfavourable repercussions" on Turkish-Austrian relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Thursday.

Turkey says Austrian accusation of Armenian genocide damages ties permanently

Turkey told Austria on Wednesday that an Austrian parliamentary declaration describing the 1915 killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as `genocide` would permanently damage the two countries` relations.

Armenian President says ready to restart reconciliation with Turkey

Armenia`s President said on Wednesday he was ready to normalise relations with Turkey, two months after he withdrew peace accords from parliament, blaming a Turkish lack of political will to end 100 years of hostility.