And now, almost unmentioned in the media, their holy places are also being desecrated
A look ahead to the Group B World Cup Qualifying match in Naples.
The former Manchester City striker took to Twitter to respond to a report which praised him as an anti-mafia figure
The Turks are preparing to smother the 100th anniversary of their Holocaust against the Christian Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915
The Armenia international has emerged as a £22m target for the Reds
The moment we have all been waiting for has arrived: the European Song Contest 2013 is live from Malmö in Sweden in a matter of hours. Who will take Europe's quirkiest singing honour this year? And which countries will suffer the ignominy of "nil points"? Which extraordinarily bad song will win most from the judges on political grounds alone?
The Armenian-Turkish officer Torossian was awarded medals by Enver Pasha
... but do the young Norwegian's performances match the pyrotechnics of the pop star's sell-out gigs? Tom Peck tiptoed into the arena to watch
The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday renewed his personal attack on Nicolas Sarkozy, accusing the French President of racism and anti-Turkish behaviour after the French parliament passed a Bill making it illegal to deny the Armenian genocide. Mr Sarkozy's office said that the law would come into effect in two weeks.
A Christmas cleaning of the Church of the Nativity turned into scuffles today between rival Christian clerics zealously guarding denominational turf at the holy site.
Tony Wheeler follows the 14-point star to a place of pilgrimage – and dispute
Just for a moment, put aside the current Franco-Turkish war over the 20th century's first Holocaust – of the Armenians – and remember that Nicolas Sarkozy's electoral venality (500,000 French-Armenian voters want to hear him tell the truth) and Turkish nationalism (which feeds on holocaust denial) make a bad cocktail.
A 1951 UN convention has saved 50 million from torture, death or war.
Born in Merv, Central Asia, in 1923, a wartime nurse and physician by profession, Elena Bonner was known internationally as a human rights activist in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and the wife of Andrei Sakharov, the most prestigious and influential of dissidents.
A monument built to celebrate friendship between Turkey and Armenia is being dismantled, in a gesture that shows how much an attempted rapprochement between the two nations has stalled.