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Turkish president to visit Vatican in February to discuss status of Jerusalem

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit the Vatican for a meeting with Pope Francis on Feb. 5, the Vatican press office confirmed on Tuesday. According to Turkish media reports, the talks are expected to focus on the status of Jerusalem after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he will m

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Mourinho hints at Mkhitaryan exit amid Arsenal rumours

Jose Mourinho has left Henrikh Mkhitaryan out of the Manchester United line-up for Monday's match against Stoke City amid links with a move to Arsenal. It is believed Mkhitaryan will be part of a player swap that will bring Alexis Sanchez to Old Trafford during the January transfer window. And havin

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Mkhitaryan to leave Man United? Every player has a price, says Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hinted Henrikh Mkhitaryan could be sold as doubts remain over the out-of-favour playmaker. Mkhitaryan has been linked with a move away from United after failing to win over Mourinho at Old Trafford this season. The Armenia star, who was one of Mourinho's first


Residente’s Highly Anticipated Documentary Now Available on Netflix

Last year, Residente (aka,Rene Perez Joglar) shocked the world with a self-titled album released in March. The rapper and songwriter visited 10 countries during two years to make music based on his own DNA, a journey that took the Puerto Rican to unexpected places such as China, Burkina Faso, and Ar


The birth of an anthem: Hava Nagilah

During the First World War the small Jewish settlement in the Land of Israel experienced a series of tragedies which threatened its very survival: the residents of Jaffa and Tel Aviv were expelled from their homes, export to Europe – the new settlement’s source of financial support – was completely


The Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church of Belmont Celebrates 20 Years

BELMONT, Mass.-A large crowd gathered at the Holy Cross Armenian Catholic Church to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its inception in Belmont, under the auspices of Most Reverend Bishop Mikael Mouradian, Bishop of the Armenian Catholic Eparchy of the United States and Canada. Present at the Dec. 9,


The Aging Beauty Of Soviet Control Rooms

With their hundreds of buttons, blinking lights, and spartan, Space Age aesthetic, the control rooms of power plants in the old Soviet Union would be the perfect sets for a Flash Gordon movie directed by Stanley Kubrick-which all of the sudden I really wish existed. The folks at the Present & Correc


No Justice for Mozambique Abuses: Daily Brief

Plus: The plight of victims of domestic violence in Armenia; Trump's latest comments on immigrants; Austrian minister sparks outrage; Burma privacy law used to prosecute critics; time to end injustice at Guantanamo; threat of more warrantless surveillance; girls in Ghana banned from crossing river.


Armenia: Little Protection, Aid for Domestic Violence Survivors

(Yerevan, January 12, 2018) - The lives and well-being of women and children in Armenia who have survived domestic violence are in jeopardy because of the Armenian government's failure to ensure their protection, Human Rights Watch said today. In December 2017, Armenia's parliament passed a law on


'Destroy' a compelling look at Armenian Genocide and films made about it

"Intent to Destroy," by veteran documentarian Joe Berlinger, is a curious hybrid. It's partly an account of the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th century and the ongoing efforts of the Turkish government to deny it, and partly a look at attempts to make films about the massacres, including the big


Impossible Harms: A Conversation on Genocide Education and Prevention

Genocide, or the intentional killing, in whole or in part, of a national, ethnic, racial or religious group of individuals, has occurred throughout world history and occurs even today. On Nov. 30, students, professors, and human rights scholars gathered in Pupin Hall at Columbia University for a dis


Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca to Present on "An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond's History "

FRESNO, CA - Dr. Sergio La Porta and Dr. Alison Vacca will present a lecture entitled "An Armenian Narrative on Early Islam: Ghevond's History" at 7:30PM on Friday, January 26, 2018, in the University Business Center, Alice Peters Auditorium, Room 191. The presentation is the second in the Fall Lect


The search for 'lost cities' | History Files

A great deal of effort and money has been expended searching for the "lost cities" of Atlantis, Troy, Camelot, El Dorado and Ubar. No one actually knows whether any of those cities ever really existed. But there are real "lost cities" that have been abandoned over the years for various reasons. Many


VISA-FREE MOROCCO: 8 Places to Visit

Back in 2016, we were invited to speak at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul. As soon as we got the invitation, we knew we wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to explore nearby destinations. Like reflex, swept off everything on the table, lay down a map (yes, we still own one and we like th


What's an Ancient Roman Temple Doing in Armenia?

"Church fatigue?" my tour guide asked rhetorically, noticing my dragging feet and glazed-over eyes. I'd never heard the term, but after eight hours of monastery-hopping under the Armenian sun, it certainly resonated. It was only 3 o'clock, and we'd already hit St. Echmiadzin, Khor Virap, Geghard and


The National Team Without a Nation: The Story of the CIS at Euro 92

Between the time that the USSR national team qualified for Euro 1992 and the tournament began, the Soviet Union fell victim to the end of the Cold War. No longer able to withstand nationalist pressure and economic stagnation, by the end of 1991, the Soviet empire had dissolved into 15 separated inde


Two Teachers Face History -& The Grief After Violence

Two men, Tommy and Petesy, stand on a stage. They're side by side, but an ocean apart. Tommy's a boxer in New Haven who's taken a couple punches. Petesy is a tall man whose life in Belfast, Northern Ireland has made him smaller. They're cousins who grew up seeing each other now and again. But they'r


Russia Rejects Plaque About Red Army's Commander Actions

PRAGUE - Russia and four other former Soviet republics have protested a plan to attach an explanatory text about the role of Soviet World War II commander Ivan Konev in history to his monument in Prague. Marshall Konev led the Red Army forces that liberated large parts of Czechoslovakia from the Naz


Ryan Tedder, Sufjan Stevens, Chris Cornell Among Rockers Making a Play for Oscar

CREDIT: stevens: andrea morrison; Cornell: Jeff Lipsky; TEDDER & BURNETT: Rasha Mosa The rock world is seemingly fielding ever more contenders in the Oscars' Best Original Song category, with artists including Sufjan Stevens, Elvis Costello, OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, Sara Bareilles, and the late Ch


Bassem Youssef and the Self-Imposed Limitations of the Nice Muslim

Tickling Giants is a 111-minute, 2017 documentary that tells the story of "Egypt's Jon Stewart." Tickling Giants is produced, written and directed by Sara Taksler. She's a relative unknown who does a technically excellent job, earning her 100% fresh rating at RottenTomatoes. Bassem Youssef is a car