Pope Francis releases doves in Armenia’s Khor Virap monastery
Khor Virap's notability as a pilgrimage site is attributed to the fact that Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned here for 14 years.
Solidarity among nations a mission of Church of Christ: Karekin II
"On this graceful day we are appreciative for another opportunity to thank Pope Francis on the occasion of his visit," Karekin said.
Pope Francis talks unforgettable visit, faith, unity of Church in Armenia
Pope Francis urged the faithful to “listen to the voices of of the many victims of hatred who suffered and gave their lives for the faith.”
Pope urges reconciliation between Armenia, Turkey, peace in Karabakh
The Pope called on people of faith to abandon “rigid opinions and personal interests”, showing instead humility and generosity.
Iran security forces clash with Kurdish separatists
An unnamed official from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps said the clashes happened in the Mahabad County of West Azerbaijan province.
Oscar-nommed Jacki Weaver joins Jack Black bio “The Polka King”
The story is based on the documentary “The Man Who Would Be Polka King” from directors Joshua Brown and John Mikulak.
“Trainspotting” star Kelly Macdonald joins “Goodbye Christopher Robin”
The story centers on Milne's relationship with his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical characters in Winnie the Pooh.
Matthew McConaughey’s “The Sea of Trees” moves to A24
Gus Van Sant directed the movie, in which McConaughey portrays an American who travels to Japan’s “Suicide Forest”.
Pope’s condemnation of Genocide boosts Christian solidarity: ANCA
“Pope Francis - through words and actions - continues to openly challenge Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide,” Aram Hamparian said.
“Now You See Me 2” conjures record-smashing opening in China
The cast includes Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco and Daniel Radcliffe, among others.
"Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" unveils more new pics
The film centers on Jyn, a Rebellion soldier and outlaw, who is about to experience her biggest challenge.
“Thor: Ragnarok,” “Deadpool 2” production dates revealed
"Deadpool 2" was officially announced at CinemaCon with the entire creative team behind the first film returning.
EU founding states want Brexit start “as soon as possible” - Berlin
"A new prime minister must be designated, that will take a few days," Cameron said at the crisis talks after Britain's shock referendum.
Roland Emmerich to helm sci-fi “Moonfall” for Universal
“Moonfall” is about a group of people who must save the earth when, as the title would imply, the moon falls out of orbit and hurdles toward earth.
Turkey arrests 28 people over alleged funding of Gulen movement
Gulen and Erdogan were allies until police and prosecutors opened a graft investigation into Erdogan's inner circle in 2013.
Michael Sheen to helm, star in “Green River Killer” crime thriller
Sheen will portray the serial killer Gary Ridgway, who pleaded guilty in 2003 to 48 charges of first-degree murder of women.
Titans of Rock and Roll featured in exhibit of portraits by Herb Ritts
“Herb Ritts: The Rock Portraits” features iconic portraits of the biggest names in the past 30 years of music.
Islamic State urges attacks in Berlin, Brussels in wake of Brexit chaos
UK military chiefs have warned there is a "serious and direct threat to holiday resorts across Europe'"from groups like ISIS.
Hard to compromise with country that violates int’l obligations: Armenia
“I am nevertheless confident we must find the best solution possible, and not for Azerbaijan or Armenia, but for Karabakh,” Sargsyan said.
JFK love letter to alleged mistress auctioned for nearly $89,000
Mary Meyer was killed in October 1964, a year after the letter was written. Her murder has not been solved.
Muse, Foals, Disclosure & more play Glastonbury day one
Hot Chip, Jess Glynne, Bastille and countless others were also set to perform, as the festival's music programme officially started.
Britain’s EU exit vote wipes $2.1 trillion from global markets
Central banks stepped in to bolster confidence, promising to inject liquidity where needed and appearing to mitigate some of the sharpest losses.
Bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley dies at 89
The Appalachian music patriarch was featured on the soundtrack for the Coen Brothers’ film, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Pope’s visit a spiritual revival for the faithful, Armenian pontiff says
“The city which we are visiting today, on its warm and hospitable heart, also carries the seal of anguish,” His Holiness Karekin II said.
Melbourne exhibit features some of Edgar Degas' most famous works
“Degas: A New Vision” is presented thematically, grouping together the subjects which Degas continually returned to throughout his career.
Nairy Baghramian presents 1st major solo exhibit in London since 2010
Scruff of the Neck comprises a group of amorphous sculptures unified in a site-responsive constellation.
Borussia "start talks with Schurrle as Mkhitaryan’s Man United move nears"
The report claims Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has already spoken with the World Cup-winning former Chelsea forward.
Pope recalls “terrible devastation” after deadly Gyumri earthquake of 1988
The pope and the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II served a mass in Gyumri, Armenia’s second biggest city on June 25.
U.S. military to lift ban on transgender service personnel
Defence Secretary Ash Carter has called the regulation outdated and harmful to the military.
Pope Francis serves holy mass in Armenia’s Gyumri
Following the mass, the pontiff is set to visit the St. Mary Church of the Diocese of Shirak of the Armenian Apostolic Holy Church.
At least 98 killed as deadly tornado hits China
The lack of a warning system and underground bunkers as well as population density may have also contributed to the heavy casualties.
Memory can never be distorted: Pope at Genocide memorial
May God give peace and wisdom to the Armenian people and the entire world. Memory can never be distorted or forgotten. Memory is the source of peace and the future.”
Wada suspends Rio’s anti-doping laboratory ahead of Olympics
Madrid, Bloemfontein, Beijing and Lisbon have also been suspended from Wada-related activities.
"What is the EU?" among top British Google searches after vote
Google also reports one of the top questions asked by UK users since the Brexit referendum results were released is "what is the EU?"
German officials warn against EU "revenge" after Britain’s vote to leave
German officials are worried France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could also seek to leave the EU after Britain's vote.
Four killed in shootout in Cyprus resort
The policeman who returned fire was in critical condition in hospital on Friday with wounds to the head, arm, leg and chest.
Brazil prosecutor recommends barring Planning Minister from office
The prosecutor's recommendation also includes former central bank chief Alexandre Tombini.
U.S. launches first Taliban airstrikes in Afghanistan after Obama’s decision
A spokesman said forces "have conducted a limited number of strikes under new authorities" but it is "early to quantify the effects achieved."
Armenia cancels souvenir sheet, four stamps on Pope Francis’ visit
The souvenir sheet has an inscription "Pope Francis. Armenia. 24-26 June, 2016", as well as "Visit to the first Christian Nation."
Beijing cuts contacts between China-Taiwan liaison bodies
China, which regards Taiwan as wayward province, is deeply suspicious of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.
Tusk: 27 EU leaders determined to keep unity after Brexit
Under EU law, a country that wants to leave the bloc has two years for negotiations on the terms of the divorce.
Karabakh-Azerbaijan contact line remains calm overnight
Karabakh Defense Army troops refrained from retaliating to continue controlling the situation along the line of contact.
Pope Francis visits Armenian Genocide memorial
“Sadly, that tragedy, that genocide, was the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century,” Pope Francis said.
Armenians find strength to rise even at worst of times: Pope
“May God bless Armenia, a land illumined by the courage of the martyrs and that hope which proves stronger than any suffering,” he said.
Pope Francis again describes mass killings of Armenians as genocide
“Sadly, that tragedy, that genocide, was the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past century,” the pontiff said.
Armenia blessed to host Pope, President Sargsyan says
“A number of vital events have taken place throughout all these years, including St John Paul II’s visit to Armenia in 2001,” Sargsyan said.
Turkey mulls axing all-inclusive resort system due to revenue cut
“As the system attracts cost-savvy tourists, hotels can’t raise prices, although their costs are increasing year by year,” a TÜRSAB rep said.
Sotheby's London Old Masters Evening sale to feature Panini, Vernet
Together, Panini and Vernet shed light on Rome's extraordinary artistic effervescence in the mid-18th century.
Exhibit of ground-breaking prints from British Museum opens in Liverpool
Picasso Linocuts from the British Museum highlights a particularly prodigious period in the artist’s life.
Armenian Church actively engaging in pan-Christian life: pontiff
“The prayers of 2 pontiffs of the Sees of St. Peter and Sts. Thaddeus and Bartholomew, are united in the glory of God,” the Catholicos said.