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Apostolic patriarch Karekin II kisses a Holy Book as he visits the Apostolic Cathedral of Etchmiadzin with Pope Francis in Yerevan, on Friday. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has denounced the “genocide” of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turks a century ago as he arrived in Armenia to mark the centenary of the massac(...)

Turkish demonstrators stage a protest outside the German Embassy in Ankara against approval of a resolution by Germany’s parliament declaring the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a “genocide”. Photograph: Reuters

Berlin’s diplomatic row with Ankara has escalated after the Bundestag condemned claims by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan that German MPs of Tu(...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey and Armenia had a “shared pain” over the events of 1915. Photograph: Kayhan Ozer/AFP/Getty Images

The German parliament’s recognition today that the horrors perpetrated against Armenians a century ago amounts to genocide has again caused anger in T(...)

Members of the Armenian community in Germany hold up signs reading ‘Recognition now says thanks’ during a session of the Bundestag. Photograph: Reuters

German politicians declared the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces a “genocide” in a symbolic resolution on Thursday which risks hurting rel(...)

An Azeri serviceman stands guard at the frontline with the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan, where an  Azeri soldier was killed on Thursday. Photograph: Zulfiya Safkhanova/Reuters

Azerbaijan announced joint military exercises with Georgia and Turkey on Sunday, plans which are likely to raise tensions with neighbouring Armenia a (...)

Sergey Lazarev representing Russia performs the song ‘You Are The Only One’ during the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden. Jonathan  Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images.

The 61st Eurovision Song Contest kicked off on Tuesday night with 18 countries performing in a first semi-final which included the competition’s large(...)

 Former Westlifer Nicky Byrne meets fans while  on the red carpet ahead of  the official opening ceremony of the 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest,  at the Euroclub, Stockholm, Sweden,  May 8th, 2016. Byrne will perform the Irish entry in the contest, the  grand final  of which will take place  this Saturday, May 14th. Photograph: Pontus Lundahl/EPA

Divas. Eurobeats. Leather. Coded messages about Russian foreign policy. Nicky Byrne from Westlife. Nude men frolicking with wolves. A trampoline. Th(...)

Turkey’s president and former prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey’s appeals court has overturned coup plot convictions imposed in 2013 on a retired military chief and scores of senior figures in a case that w(...)

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at a Jubilee audience in St Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Saturday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Pope Francis will visit Azerbaijan and Georgia in the autumn, the Vatican said on Saturday, one day after combatants in the region agreed to cease fig(...)

A serviceman of the self-defence army of Nagorno-Karabakh in the village of Talish. Photograph: Reuters

Russia is taking the leading role in moves to calm the flashpoint Caucasus region of Nagorno-Karabakh where a ceasefire between Azeri and ethnic-Arme(...)

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