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Thousands rally as Armenia protest leader warns of ‘political tsunami’

At least 20,000 supporters of Armenia's opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan rallied in the centre of the Armenian capital on Tuesday as he warned lawmakers in parliament of major unrest if they did not elect him prime minister.

Armenia opposition stages show of force ahead of vote

Supporters of Armenia's protest leader Nikol Pashinyan took to the streets Sunday, hoping that a massive show of force will propel the opposition leader to power in a key election in two days.

Pope Francis, Recep Erdogan discuss Jerusalem as scuffles break out near Vatican

Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the first visit by a Turkish president to the Vatican in 59 years on Monday, discussing the status of Jerusalem with Pope Francis, as scuffles broke out between police and demonstrators nearby.

Turkey’s Recep Erdogan to meet Pope Francis at Vatican on February 5

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is scheduled to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Feb. 5, the Vatican press office said on Tuesday.

Pope Francis advised not to use term ‘Rohingya’ in Myanmar due to political sensitivities

Leading figures in the Catholic Church and international politics have advised Pope Francis not to use the term Rohingya during a trip to Myanmar due to political sensitivities.

Uproar as Turkey detains top civil society figure

Turkish police have detained a businessman who is one of the country’s leading civil society figures, reports and his lawyer said Thursday, raising fresh alarm over freedom of expression under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkey summons German ambassador as tensions mount

Turkey summoned Germany’s ambassador to its foreign ministry on Monday, Berlin said, amid a mounting row between the two NATO powers.

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