World News

Afghan Presidential Palace Attacked

Afghan police say an early morning attack on the presidential palace in Kabul is over and all the assailants have died.

Officials say explosions and gunfire erupted outside of the building Tuesday morning in the center of the capital.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the assault, calling it a suicide bomb attack.

Authorities say reporters were gathering for an event when the eastern gate of the presidential palace was attacked.

It was not immediately clear whether President Hamid Karzai was inside the building at the time.

VOA Special Report

Destroyed in 1915, rebuilt in 2011, the bell tower of the Armenian church Sourp Giragos  in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir is in many ways a symbol of what has changed among Armenians, Turks and Kurds in the 100 years since the mass killings

Multimedia Atonement on the Tigris

One hundred years after mass killings, Armenians, Kurds and Turks move forward from a tormented past More

Video Armenia and Politics of the Word 'Genocide'

Mention the word 'genocide' in Washington - in context of Armenia - and level of discomfort is palpable
More

Turkey Lobbies Obama on Armenian 'Genocide'

Senior Turkish official warns political, military steps will be taken if word 'genocide' is used
More