The Armenian Genocide

Armenians being marched out of Harput in 1915. (Republic of Armenia National Archives)
Armenians being marched out of Harput in 1915. (Republic of Armenia National Archives)

“Accordingly, I have placed my death-head formations in readiness—for the present only in the East—with orders to them to send to death mercilessly and without...

  • In this Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002 file photo, Iraqi Vice chairman of the Revolutionary Command Council, Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri salutes during a ceremony at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad, Iraq. Salahuddin province Gov. Raed al-Jabouri says soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen killed al-Douri early Friday, April 17, 2015 in an operation east of the city of Tikrit. A graphic photo issued by the government purports to be of al-Douri's corpse, but DNA tests are still pending. (AP Photo/Jassim Mohammed, File)

    Former Saddam General and ISIS Commander on US Most Wanted List Killed in Iraq

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  • President Barack Obama speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 2, 2015, to talk about the breakthrough in the Iranian nuclear talks. The president said the Iran nuclear deal _ if completed_ will make US, allies and the world safer. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Could Ease Many Iranian Sanctions Without Congress

    WASHINGTON—Even if Congress rejects his final Iranian nuclear deal, President Barack Obama could use his executive pen to offer Tehran a hefty portion of sanctions... Read more

  • This March 31, 2015 photo shows an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The AP's review of more than 2,300 pollution reports since 2008 found they didn't match official accounts of a diminishing leak. In fact, the reports show a dramatic spike in sheen sizes and oil volumes since Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Secrecy Shrouds Decade-Old Oil Spill in Gulf of Mexico

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO—A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. From... Read more

  • Egyptians gather at the scene following a bombing that struck a main police station in the capital of the northern Sinai province in el-Arish, Egypt, Sunday, April 12, 2015. The explosion comes hours after a roadside bomb killed many soldiers traveling south of el-Arish in an armored vehicle. The region has been hit by an Islamic insurgency by a group that recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Muhamed Sabry)

    Roadside Bomb Kills Egypt Army Officer in Sinai

    EL-ARISH, Egypt—An Egyptian army official says an armored military vehicle struck a roadside bomb during a raid on militant hideouts in northern Sinai Peninsula and... Read more

  • In this picture taken on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 a woman waits to disembark from an Italian Navy vessel in the harbor of Reggio Calabria, southern Italy. The precise number of migrants who have perished in the Mediterranean sea as they flee poverty, war and other conflicts in Africa, the Middle East and Asia is unknown. Only the bodies that wash ashore or are found drowned in the sea or dead aboard, of thirst or exposure, by rescuers are counted. (AP Photo/Adriana Sapone)

    EU Struggling to Deal with Large Influx of Migrants

    BRUSSELS—European Union nations are struggling to confront the challenge of the unprecedented numbers of migrants coming across the Mediterranean with few answers to growing problem. The... Read more

  • Dr. Damon Noto, spokesperson for Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, at a rally near the United Nations in New York on Sept. 27, 2014, calling for the end to the persecution in China. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)

    China’s Horrific Live Organ Harvest Revealed in Documentary

    SYDNEY—A harrowing documentary on forced organ harvesting from live prisoners in China has highlighted concerns that the state sanctioned practice continues despite claims by Chinese... Read more

  • A Russian air defense missile system Antey 2500, or S-300 VM, is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russia Lifts Ban on Delivery of S-300 Missiles to Iran

    MOSCOW—President Vladimir Putin on Monday opened the way for Russia’s delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, a move that would significantly... Read more

  • The new figures come as Sunni militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have begun to take over parts of Iraq, leaving the political future of the country in question. (Spc. Kieran Cuddihy/US Army/Flickr)

    Iraq’s Premier Says More Support Needed to ‘Finish’ ISIS

    BAGHDAD—Iraq’s prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can “finish” the ISIS. Haider al-Abadi said the “marked... Read more

  • Troops in unmarked uniforms stand guard in Balaklava on the outskirts of Sevastopol, Crimea. (AP/Andrew Lubimov)

    Arms Spending up Globally, Except in US, Western Europe

    HELSINKI—World military spending was largely unchanged in 2014 as lower spending in the United States and Western Europe was matched by increases elsewhere, prompted by... Read more

  • Pope Francis arrives to celebrates an Armenian-Rite Mass on the occasion of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Turkey Recalls Ambassador After Pope’s Armenia Genocide Call

    VATICAN CITY—Pope Francis on Sunday called the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks “the first genocide of the 20th century” and urged the international community... Read more

  • Egyptians gather around the crater following a bombing that struck a main police station in the capital of the northern Sinai province in el-Arish, Egypt, Sunday, April 11, 2015. The explosion comes hours after a roadside bomb killed six soldiers traveling south of el-Arish in an armored vehicle. The region has been hit by an Islamic insurgency by a group that recently pledged allegiance to the Islamic State. (AP Photo/Muhamed Sabry)

    Sinai, Egypt Police Station Hit by Car Bomb; 1 Killed

    EL-ARISH, Egypt—A suspected car bomb exploded at the entrance of a main police station in the capital of Egypt’s northern Sinai province, killing at least... Read more

  • In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrians gather in a street that was hit by shelling, in the predominantly Christian and Armenian neighborhood of Suleimaniyeh, Aleppo, Syria, Saturday, April 11, 2015. Syrian state television and an activist group say opposition fighters have shelled the government-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo, killing several people and wounding dozens. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syria Government Airstrikes Hits School, Kill at Least 9 in Aleppo

    BEIRUT—A Syrian government air raid struck near a school in an opposition-held neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least nine... Read more

  • President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting at the University of the West Indies, Thursday, April 9, 2015, in Kingston, Jamaica. The president said Thursday that he soon decide whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism now that the State Department has finished a review on the question as part of the move to reopen diplomatic relations with the island nation. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama Calls Castro; Presidents Talk by Phone for 2nd Time in 50 years

    PANAMA CITY—The presidents of the United States and Cuba have spoken by phone for only the second time in more than 50 years, setting the... Read more

  • In this Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Zaki-ur-Rahman Lakhvi, the main suspect of the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, raises his fist after his court appearance in Islamabad, Pakistan. A Pakistani lawyer says authorities have released Lakhvi from prison near Islamabad on Friday, April 10, 2015. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)

    Alleged Mumbai Attacks Mastermind Leaves Pakistani Jail

    ISLAMABAD—The suspected Pakistani mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks was freed from a jail near Islamabad on Friday, following a court order that he be... Read more

  • Brisbane, Australia: Jordan Sawyer, 24, Marketing Consultant: We turn everything off. I think it’s really valuable, I need to turn all my phones off, every gadget and gizmo, and we talk to each other. And actually it’s a sociable thing, as well as a positive, environmental action. I have spoken to neighbours and others to come over and play monopoly by candle light, whatever, with no background noise from T.V., iPads, everything off, lights off, and just enjoy the planet.

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  • In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce, R-Calif. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bill now making its way through the U.S. Congress, and being watched closely in Pyongyang, is designed to shut off North Korea, and anyone who deals with it, from the U.S. dollar, the world’s most important currency. Royce said after the act was introduced in February and updated after the massive cyberattack on Sony Entertainment, would "step up the targeting of those financial institutions in Asia and beyond that are supporting this brutal and dangerous regime." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    Bill in Congress Would Keep Dollars Away From North Korea

    TOKYO—The last time the United States tried the military option on North Korea, more than a million died, a hostile and unexpectedly resilient adversary emerged... Read more

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