- 10:10 | Armenia Vayots Dzor governor to be dismissed
Edgar Ghazaryan will be appointed as Armenia’s Ambassador to Poland.
- 09:49 | Armenia Carrefour hypermarket opening delayed again
It was said that the hypermarket’s opening was delayed until late November or December due to construction problems.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 09:06 | In the world Nurses going on strike in Liberia amid Ebola virus outbreak
Nurses in Ebola-stricken Liberia are demanding higher salaries and improved protection from infection.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 09:00 | In the world Remains of another 9 victims of MH17 crash in Ukraine delivered to Malaysia
The plane with the remains arrived at the airport in Kuala Lumpur from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:50 | In the world Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation
With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months.
- 08:49 | In the world US attacks al-Shabab militants in Somalia
The Pentagon is assessing the results of Monday's operation before releasing details, a spokesman said.
- 08:44 | In the world FBI investigates 'Cloud' celebrity picture leaks
The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online.
- 08:39 | In the world Iraq crisis: Shia and Kurdish forces move against IS
Iraqi Shia militias and Kurdish forces are continuing their advance against Islamic State militants after breaking the siege of Amerli in northern Iraq.
- 23:30 | Region Iran's Zarif 'quite optimistic' of Iran nuclear agreement
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif voiced optimism after talks with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Monday that a dispute over Tehran's nuclear program can be resolved by a November 24 deadline.
- 23:20 | In the world Military option on Ukraine 'does not exist', says new EU chief
Federica Mogherini, the European Union's new head of foreign policy, says prospect of Europe going to war to defend Ukraine against Russian aggression "simply does not exist".
Source: The Telegraph
- 23:12 | In the world Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests
Ahead of a joint session of parliament, Pakistan's prime minister and army chief held marathon meetings Monday over violent anti-government protests that could force the premier of this nuclear-armed country to resign.
Source: Associated Press
- 23:00 | In the world Sugar substance 'kills' good cholesterol raising the risk of heart disease
If an artery is narrowed by plaque and a clot forms, it can become blocked and the person can suffer a heart attack or stroke.
Details: The Daily Mail
- 22:51 | In the world Ukraine withdraws from Luhansk airport after 'Russian tank column' attack
Diplomatic row between Moscow and Kiev escalates as leaders due to meet in Belarus, with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko condemning Russia's "direct and open aggression".
Source: The Telegraph
- 22:45 | In the world Nato to create high-readiness force to counter Russian threat
Nato is to create a 4,000-strong "spearhead" high-readiness force that can be deployed rapidly in eastern Europe and the Baltic states to help protect member nations against potential Russian aggression, according to Nato officials.
Source: The Guardian
- 22:36 | In the world Syria conflict: Fresh clashes erupt in Golan Heights
Renewed fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week.
- 22:30 | In the world Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of "direct and undisguised aggression" which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev's forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.
- 22:15 | In the world Australia to join international operation to supply weapons to Kurdish fighters
The prime minister, Tony Abbott, says Australia will provide assistance to the Peshmerga to stem the advance of Isil.
Source: The Telegraph
- 22:00 | In the world Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest
Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq.
Source: Associated Press
- 17:36 | Armenia Temperatures to go up in coming days
Scattered showers are expected in the northern and eastern regions of Armenia on September 1, and only in the northern regions on September 5.
Source: Hydrometeorology and Monitoring Service
- 15:35 | In the world Dozens of Turkish police detained over ‘anti-government plot’
Dozens of police have been remanded in custody since July on charges that they formed a criminal organisation and bugged phones.
- 13:27 | Armenia Levon Aronian at Sinquefield Cup
Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian performed unsuccessfully in the last three rounds of Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, U.S.
- 09:22 | In the world Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform
Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official's speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly limit voting reforms for the southern Chinese financial hub.
- 09:15 | In the world S. Korea: N. Korea fires projectile into sea
A Defense Ministry official says the projectile flew about 220 kilometers (135 miles) before landing in waters off the North's east coast on Monday morning.
- 09:12 | In the world Siege of Iraqi town broken
Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town.
- 09:03 | In the world Japan and India hold security talks
Indian PM Narendra Modi is to discuss economic and security ties with Japan's Shinzo Abe, on his first major foreign visit since winning May's election.
- 08:59 | In the world Manhunt after New Zealand shooting
Two people were killed and a third person was in a "serious but stable condition,” local police said.
- 08:55 | In the world US senators urge arms for Ukraine
Robert Menendez, head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Russia's President Vladimir Putin must face a cost for his "aggression."
- 15:50 | Armenia Aronian 1.5 points behind leader at Sinquefield Cup
Armenian Grandmaster Levon Aronian lost to Vachier-Lagrave in Round 3 of Sinquefield Cup in St. Louis, U.S.
- 15:18 | Armenia Armenian President appoints member of CBA Board
Ashot Mkrtchyan was appointed for five-year term.
Source: presidential press service
- 14:24 | Armenia Hakob Injighulyan is in good health – brother
Armenian POW Hakob Injighulyan sent to a third country from Azerbaijan has contacted his family and said that he feels well, his brother, Harutyun Injighulyan said.
- 13:46 | Armenia Yerevan to have over 11,000 first graders this year
Armenian Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan stated on Thursday that Armenia will have 40,000 first graders this year.
- 12:33 | Region 250 ceasefire violations reported in one week
Over 2,000 shots were fired against Armenian defense guards from guns of different calibers.
Source: NKR Defense Ministry
- 12:24 | Region Military parade to be held in Artsakh
A Geology Museum will open as part of the festive events marking the proclamation of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic.
- 11:56 | Armenia Mikoyan statue not to be installed this year
The statue was initially planned to be installed by the end of the year.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 11:25 | Armenia Upper Lars highway may open to traffic on Aug. 31
Armenian Deputy Minister of Transport and Communication Arthur Arakelyan has said that there is some progress in the construction work on Upper Lars highway closed due to a landslide on August 20.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 10:02 | In the world Seven NATO countries to create new response force over Ukrainian crisis – reports
Britain will lead the forces from Denmark, Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Norway and the Netherlands, with Canada potentially joining in.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 09:58 | In the world 11 of 24 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua
The first 11 of 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a collapse in a mine in northern Nicaragua have been rescued and crews were working early Saturday to free more.
- 09:52 | In the world Senegal confirms first Ebola case
The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread.
- 09:45 | In the world Ebola: Experimental drug ZMapp is '100% effective' in animal trials
The researchers, publishing their data in Nature, said it was a "very important step forward."
- 09:39 | In the world Jews 'forced' to leave Guatemala village
The Lev Tahor members were asked to leave San Juan La Laguna after meetings with elders of the Mayan community.
- 09:34 | In the world EU mulls fresh response to Russia
EU leaders are to meet in Brussels to consider fresh sanctions against Russia following accusations that its troops are fighting inside Ukraine.
- 17:20 | In the world Electrical brain stimulation 'boosts memory'
Exciting a specific part of the brain with electromagnetic pulses could boost our ability to remember certain facts, a study in Science suggests.
- 17:09 | Armenia Armenian NSS to investigate criminal case on border incidents
Armenian Prosecutor General Gevorg Kostanyan visited Tavush province where he held a consultation with the regional heads of the Prosecutor’s Office, National Security Service (NSS), police, territorial administration bodies, Ministries of Emergency Situations and Defense.
Source: Prosecutor General’s Office
- 16:33 | In the world Turkish PM Davutoglu announces new cabinet
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, who had responsibility for economic affairs in the last cabinet, kept his post, as did Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci, and Energy Minister Taner Yildiz.
- 16:07 | Armenia Safaryan: Turkey has again focused on Europe and Armenia
“We should not have great expectations from Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian’s visit to Turkey, at least in terms of the goals Yerevan pursues,” analyst Stepan Safaryan told reporters.
- 15:03 | Armenia California Senate’s resolution on Karabakh is a punitive step against Azerbaijan – analyst
“Relations between Azerbaijan and the West are becoming increasingly tense and the recognition of the Nagorno-Karabakh’s independence by the California State Senate was a very important event in light of these circumstances,” Stepan Safaryan said.
- 13:01 | Armenia Armenian FM hands Erdogan official invitation to visit Yerevan on April 24, 2015
Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian attended the inauguration of Turkey's President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on August 28.
- 12:20 | Armenia Official warns about risks due to this year’s budget
Armenian Deputy Minister of Finance Pavel Safaryan does not rule out risks due to this year’s budget, conditioned by a slow pace of economic growth.
Source: Haykakan Zhamanak
- 11:58 | Armenia ARFD, PAP plan to apply to Constitutional Court again
ARF Dashnaktsutyun and Prosperous Armenia Party plan to apply to the Constitutional Court again to challenge the constitutionality of several provisions of the law on accumulative pension system.
- 11:42 | Armenia Russian envoy has frequent meetings with opposition forces
The Ambassador sometimes has separate meetings with representatives of the “parliamentary four” and sometimes the opposition MPs visit him in groups.
- 10:52 | Armenia Medvedev’s visit to Armenia may not take place
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to Armenia, scheduled for the first week of September, is not certain yet and it is possible that it may not take place.
- 09:54 | In the world Libyan government resigns for parliament to form new cabinet – reports
Earlier this week, the General National Congress (GNC) replaced by the new parliament elected in June, named pro-Islamist Omar Hassi a new prime minister and charged him with forming a new government.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 09:53 | In the world Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine to start next week
A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.
- 09:47 | In the world U.N.: 43 peacekeepers captured near Golan Heights crossing
The 43 peacekeepers, all from Fiji, are part of a U.N. operation that has been in the Golan Heights area since 1974.
- 09:38 | In the world Iceland eruption near volcano triggers red alert
Scientists said a fissure eruption 1km (0.6 miles) long started in a lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier.
09:20 02/09/2014 » In the world
09:14 02/09/2014 » In the world
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10:31 02/09/2014 » Society
MP Mher Sedrakyan’s son, David Sedrakyan, has been appointed deputy head of the State Committee of Real Estate Cadastre, Zhoghovurd writes. The newspaper notes that David Sedrakyan is a member of Yerevan Council of Elders and he will continue combining his new job with the public work.
10:09 02/09/2014 » Society
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan will dismiss governor of Vayots Dzor province of Armenia Edgar Ghazaryan in the near future, Zhamanak writes. As a compensation, Ghazaryan will be appointed as Armenia’s Ambassador to Poland. According to the newspaper, his agrément has already been sent to Poland.
09:47 02/09/2014 » Society
The opening of a French Carrefour hypermarket in Yerevan is delayed once again, the management of Yerevan Mall, where Carrefour is expected to open, told Haykakan Zhamanak on Monday. It was said that the hypermarket’s opening was delayed until late November or December due to construction problems. A worker engaged in the construction said that the hypermarket will open no later than January 2015.
09:29 02/09/2014 » Topic of the day
An engraving found at a cave in Gibraltar may be the most compelling evidence yet for Neanderthal art, the BBC reports. The pattern, which bears a passing resemblance to the grid for a game of noughts and crosses, was inscribed on a rock at the back of Gorham's Cave. Mounting evidence suggests Neanderthals were not the brutes they were characterised as decades ago. But art, a high expression of abstract thought, was long considered to be the exclusive preserve of our own species. ...
09:20 02/09/2014 » Society
Nurses in Ebola-stricken Liberia are demanding higher salaries and improved protection from infection, RIA Novosti reported, citing Agence France-Presse. Spokesman for the strikers at the Monrovia hospital, John Tugbeh, said that the nurses will not return to work until they are provided with "personal protective equipment (PPEs)," the agency said. "From the beginning of the Ebola outbreak we have not had any protective equipment to work with. As result, so many doctors ...
09:17 02/09/2014 » Society
Remains of another nine people killed in a plane crash in eastern Ukraine have been delivered to Malaysia, New Straits Times reported Tuesday, according to RIA Novosti. The plane with the remains arrived at the airport in Kuala Lumpur from the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Among the dead there were two pilots of the crashed Boeing, Capt. Wan Amran Wan Hussin and Capt. Eugene Choo Jin Leong. Earlier it was reported that experts have identified 183 bodies of MH17 victims. On July 17, ...
09:14 02/09/2014 » Society
With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN. Discussions also included the creation of a judicial commission to investigate the elections that led to Sharif's party taking power, said the source, who didn't want to be identified because of the sensitivity of the subject matter. But the website for the ...
09:10 02/09/2014 » Society
The US has carried out a military operation against al-Shabab militants in Somalia, the BBC reported, citing officials. The Pentagon is assessing the results of Monday's operation before releasing details, a spokesman said. However a US official quoted by the American media said "a senior al-Shabab operative" had been targeted. The al-Qaeda-linked group lost control of Mogadishu to an African Union (AU) force in 2011 but still hold many southern and central areas. ...
09:07 02/09/2014 » Miscellaneous
The FBI is looking into allegations that intimate pictures of celebrities have been stolen and posted online, the BBC reported. About 20 personalities, including the US actress Jennifer Lawrence, have had images of themselves leaked over the Internet. It is understood some of the images were obtained from services such as Apple iCloud that back up content from devices on to the internet. Apple says it is investigating whether iCloud accounts have been hacked. Ms Lawrence, who ...
09:05 02/09/2014 » Society
Iraqi Shia militias and Kurdish forces are continuing their advance against Islamic State militants after breaking the siege of Amerli in northern Iraq, the BBC reported. A BBC team entered the town on Monday, finding residents who had endured more than two months under siege. The joint forces have also seized the militant stronghold of Suleiman Beg. Meanwhile Amnesty International says that it has uncovered new evidence that Islamic State have launched a campaign of ethnic ...
18:32 01/09/2014 » Politics
The Turkish foreign ministry has summoned the most senior U.S. diplomat in the country for clarification of a report about American and British spying in Turkey, The Associated Press reported. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent said the U.S. charge d'affaires and Turkish officials had discussed the report Monday. German magazine Der Spiegel and the online magazine The Intercept said that documents provided by former U.S. National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden show that Turkey was a ...
18:27 01/09/2014 » Society
Anti-government protesters stormed Pakistan's state television building Monday, forcing the channel briefly off the air as they clashed with police and pushed closer to the prime minister's residence, The Associated Press reported. The violence comes as part of the mass demonstrations led by cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri and opposition politician Imran Khan that demand Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign. Over the weekend, clashes between protesters and security forces killed three people and ...
18:18 01/09/2014 » Society
Renewed fighting between rebels and government forces is being reported in the Syrian Golan Heights, where 44 UN peacekeepers were abducted last week, the BBC reported. Activists said heavy clashes were raging around the Quneitra crossing, which rebels seized on Wednesday. The whereabouts of the peacekeepers from Fiji is unclear, but it is thought they are being held by an al-Qaeda-affiliated rebel group, al-Nusra Front. Al-Nusra says they are safe, and so far no demands appear to ...
18:11 01/09/2014 » Politics
Russian President Vladimir Putin has instructed to sign an agreement on Armenia's accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EaEU), Interfax reports. The Russian Ministry of Economic Development has been given the right to make amendments of non-principal nature during the talks on the signing of the agreement approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. “To consider it expedient to sign the agreement outlined by the order during the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at ...
17:33 01/09/2014 » Society
Scattered showers are expected in the northern and eastern regions of Armenia on September 1, and only in the northern regions on September 5. Winds may reach 18-23 meters per second. Hail is possible in some areas. Precipitation is not expected on September 2-4. There will be southeast winds of 5-10 meters per second. Temperatures will rise by 2-4 degrees on September 3, and by 5-6 degrees in the eastern regions.