In the aftermath of a disastrous defeat in a war with Azerbaijan last autumn, Robert Kocharyan, the country's authoritarian second president, has emerged as the main contender against Nikol Pashinyan, the embattled leader of Armenia's "Velvet Revolution" and the acting prime minister.
"As a country where the genocide against the Jews is seared into the national consciousness, can Israel afford to avoid recognizing the same Armenian reality?" American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris asks Newsweek.
A member of the Turkish parliament has been accused of threatening a left-wing colleague on Twitter.
Joe Biden on Saturday became the first American president to officially recognize the Ottoman Empire's World War I-era mass killings of Armenians as "genocide."
"We remember the lives of all those who died in the Ottoman-era Armenian genocide," Biden said on the annual Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day.
What it would mean for the United States to officially recognize the Armenian genocide as the historic fact that it is?
The attempted ethnic cleansing in 1915 of Armenians, the world's first Christian nation, is one of the darkest chapters in history.
While the papal tour to Iraq may have inspired hope in many, it also revealed how insidious the systematic erasure of Middle Eastern Christians, and other ethnic and religious minorities, is—and how easily their experiences have been sidelined for the sake of political expediency.
Now, there exists a fresh opportunity to forge a lasting peace and to extinguish a lingering conflict in the South Caucasus region.
The silence and inaction of the international community in the face of Azerbaijan's shameless vilification and incitement of hate has left many fearing the worst.
Whether it is on the campaign trail in search of votes or holding fundraisers, candidates from George W. Bush to Barack Obama have all promised to recognize the Armenian genocide as president.
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan called the move "unbelievably painful for me and our people" but said, "we will never recognize ourselves as the losers."
The Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed Monday that one of its Mil Mi-24 gunships were downed by over-the-shoulder missile fire while accompanying a 102nd military base convoy near an Armenian village along the border with Azerbaijan.
After four years of Donald Trump, America's rivals and allies have a rooting interesting in the 2020 election. Do China, Russia, Iran and North Korea want Trump or his Democratic rival? And you may be surprised by Mexico's view.
"Air defense units in the northwestern region have been strengthened and more will be added if needed," Iranian Army commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said.
"Armenia, with the death and fighting, we're going to get that straightened out...I call that an easy one," Trump said at a New Hampshire rally Sunday.
Today, the reality star had more than turning 40 to be happy about with the announcement that the US Library of Congress will officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of the early 20th Century.
Iran's conventional military and the elite Revolutionary Guard began the Guardians of the Sky Velayat-99 exercise as Armenia-Azerbaijan tensions spilled over the border and a decades-long U.N. arms embargo expired.
Armenia's ambassador to the U.S. told Newsweek "Iran has the capacity and could use its leverages to restrain Azerbaijan and urge Turkey not to add fuel to fire in Nagorno Karabakh," while Azerbaijan's envoy "appreciates every offer to help with reaching the much needed peace in our region."
Whatever one's views are on Turkey's trajectory, pro or con, America must have Azerbaijan's back.
Azerbaijan's ambassador to the United States Elin Suleymanov told Newsweek his country "appreciates every offer to help with reaching the much needed peace in our region."
"I think I wouldn't be overestimating by saying every Armenian in the world is disturbed by this, is moved by this and is in action having to do with this," singer-songwriter Serj Tankian told Newsweek.