WASHINGTON — Leaders and lawyers representing the Catholicosate of Cilicia held a press conference on April 29 at the National Press Club to discuss their lawsuit against the Turkish Government seeking the return of the historic seat of[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — On Friday, April 24, when this issue of the Mirror-Spectator appears, the German parliament will be holding a session to commemorate the centenary of the Armenian[...]

YEREVAN and JERUSALEM (NY Daily News, Guardian, Jerusalem Post) — For decades, Turkey has resisted pressure to recognize the brutal killings of 1.5 million Armenians under Ottoman rule as genocide. But can the Turks keep up with the[...]

By Muriel Mirak-Weissbach Special to the Mirror-Spectator BERLIN — The news from Rome hit Germany like a thunderbolt. As soon as the Armenian rite mass on April 12 had ended, news media flashed headlines across their websites and radio[...]

VATICAN (Combined Sources) — Armenia’s efforts to promote greater awareness of the massacre of 1.5 million of its people by Turkey during the fall of the Ottoman empire were given a dramatic boost on Sunday by the pope’s[...]

VATICAN CITY ( — Prior to Pope Francis’ April 24 Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy See’s broad commitment[...]

NICOSIA, Cyprus ( — According to Hurriyet, a bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide, military crimes and crimes against humanity has been jointly submitted by the republic’s political parties to the[...]

By Ruth Wasserman Lande JERUSALEM (Jerusalem Post) — Yesterday, I celebrated my birthday. Having chosen a rather unusual way in which to celebrate it, I had a rare, yet intriguing, glimpse into the life an Armenian priest, and an even[...]

  KARS (Hurriyet) — Work is continuing at the ancient ruins of Ani, the 5,000-year-old Armenian former capital located on the Turkish-Armenian border in the eastern province of Kars, with an eye on including the site on the United[...]

  ISTANBUL (Daily Sabah) — Presidential and Prime Ministry sources have denied allegations that were reported Sunday in Today’s Zaman, a daily affiliated with the Gülen Movement, that the Gallipoli commemorations set to take[...]

By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) — Cuba has freed Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian after more than three years in jail, his company said on Saturday, resolving a case that had strained Cuban-Canadian relations and alarmed foreign[...]