Much of the former Soviet republic of Armenia temporarily lost Internet service last week. The reason? A woman scavenging for copper in neighboring Georgia cut the cables that serve Armenia. Reporter Shant Shahrigian reports from Yerevan.
Armenians have long been fighting for recognition for their darkest chapter, the mass killings in 1915 that they say were a deliberate genocide by the Ottoman Empire. And their cause got plenty of attention this week as the pope and Kim Kardashian both spoke out — in a way.
April 24 marks the centenary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide, and Armenians around the world will commemorate the occasion. But some of them also hope the 100-year mark can be a turning point, a time to begin thinking more about the future than the past.
The State Department this week called on the government of Azerbaijan to protect author Akram Aylisli. The respected elderly author became the subject of protests and threats of violence, because of his latest book.