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.
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has written extensively on how the US should respond to humanitarian atrocities. She's had some success putting that into practice in the Central African Republic — but not so much in Syria.
Brazilian seafood stew, Vietnamese Banh Mi or Armenian Lahmajun — those are just some of the tasty delights on the menu for PRI's The World's Marco Werman and food critic Steve Dolinsky as they take a culinary tour of Boston.
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.