- 19:17 | Region Azerbaijani terrorist is liquidated in Iraq; Syrian fighters state about seizure of car that belongs to SOCAR
An Azerbaijani has been killed in Iraq. He was a member of an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist organization.
- 18:48 | Armenia RA MFA: Georgia is not intended to have visa regime with Armenia
The Georgian Foreign Ministry reports that Georgia is not intended to have visa regime with Armenia.
- 18:46 | Region Another veteran of Karabakh war commits self-immolation in Azerbaijan
Another Karabakh war veteran commits self-immolation in Baku.
- 13:46 | Armenia Alexander Markarov: Armenia-Artsakh economic territory will de-facto be preserved
It is clear that the negotiation process will continue and it is also clear that there cannot be a way out of the conflict in the upcoming future.
- 13:05 | Armenia Karen Grigoryan wins in Barcelona
Armenian GM Karen Grigoryan played excellently at the open in Barcelona, Spain.
- 12:18 | Armenia First and most important discovery made in Tigranakert
The excavations of Tigranakert in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) have resumed recently headed by the Doctor of Historical Sciences, head of archaeological expedition in Tigranakert Hamlet Petrosyan.
- 12:16 | In the world Israeli soldier is missing in Gaza Strip
Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and is presumed dead.
- 23:30 | In the world Ukraine forces take control of Donetsk airport
Ukrainian forces have taken full control of Donetsk airport as they continue to fight pro-Russian rebels in the eastern Ukraine city, a Ukrainian military spokesman says.
- 23:08 | In the world Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie will co-star in experimental romance By the Sea
Spokesperson for Universal confirms Jolie to write and direct as well as star alongside Pitt, with shooting scheduled to start in Malta next month.
Source: The Guardian
- 23:00 | In the world MH17 plane crash: Train with bodies leaves Ukraine station
Meanwhile rebels have been involved in heavy fighting in Donetsk, the main city left under their control.
- 22:45 | In the world Protesters denounce Israel at embassy in Cyprus
Several hundred pro-Palestinian protesters have demanded a halt to military action in Gaza during a peaceful protest near the Israeli embassy in the Cypriot capital.
Source: ABC News
- 22:37 | In the world Obama pressures on Russia, Putin in Ukraine crash probe
U.S. President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.
- 22:30 | In the world Defiant Putin warns the West not to use MH17 tragedy for 'selfish political ends'
Wearing a dark suit and looking tired and drawn during a rare television address, the Russian president insisted 'all people' in Ukraine had a responsibility to the families of the 298 passengers and crew who died last week.
Source: The Daily Mail
- 22:21 | In the world Gaza conflict: a huge population on the move in a tiny enclave - UN fears humanitarian disaster
The Rohme family now sleep on two mattresses in the bare corridor of a school and are just one example of the increasing number of refugees in Gaza.
Source: The Telegraph
- 22:15 | In the world Typhoon Rammasun kills 18 in China
Strongest typhoon to hit southern China in 41 years leaves death and destruction in its wake as it heads towards Vietnam.
Source: The Guardian
- 22:06 | In the world Isis militants 'seize Iraq monastery and expel monks'
Local residents said monks at the Mar Behnam monastery were allowed to take only the clothes they were wearing.
- 22:00 | In the world Ten killed in air strike north of Baghdad
Ten people were killed, including a mother and three children, in a government air strike on a militant-controlled town north of Baghdad on Monday, hospital sources and witnesses said.
- 15:58 | Region Azerbaijan fires 4,000 shots at NKR frontline positions
Over 4,000 shots were fired at Karabakh’s frontline positions between 13 and 19 July.
Source: NKR Defense Ministry
- 13:23 | Armenia Nalbandian to meet with OSCE MG Co-Chairs in Brussels
The Armenian FM will attend a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the European Union and the Eastern Partnership on July 22 in Brussels.
- 12:13 | Armenia Abrahamyan and Medvedev flew in helicopter and sailed boat
After the ceremonial procedures of their meeting were over, Armenian and Russian Prime Ministers Hovik Abrahamyan and Dmitry Medvedev decided to fly in a helicopter over Sochi.
Source: Chorrord Ishkhanutyun
- 11:44 | Armenia Orinats Yerkir’s rally a failure
It showed that Arthur Baghdasaryan and his party do not enjoy public confidence and the campaign against electricity price increase is not enough for gaining trust.
Source: 168 Hours
- 11:17 | Armenia Nerses Nazaryan to head Criminal Executive Department?
Nerses Nazaryan, former chief of Yerevan police, will replace Hayk Harutyunyan as head of Armenian Justice Ministry’s Criminal Executive Department.
Source: Chorrord Ishkhanutyun
- 09:24 | In the world Norovirus toll at Athletes' Village rises to 48
18 security staff had reported on Friday that they were unable to work due symptoms of the virus, which causes sickness and diarrhoea.
Source: Sky News
- 09:15 | In the world Highway collision in China kills 38
The state-run Xinhua News Agency said the truck rear-ended the bus around 3 a.m. on the Hukun Expressway in Hunan province, with the truck's driver and passenger among the dead.
- 09:10 | In the world Russian, Iranian presidents discuss nuclear negotiations by phone
In Friday’s phone conversation, Putin and Rouhani also discussed the situation in Iraq and the escalation of Israeli-Palestinian tensions in the Gaza strip.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 09:01 | In the world Iraqi Christians flee after Isis issue Mosul ultimatum
The ultimatum cited a historic contract known as "dhimma," under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a "jizya."
- 08:56 | In the world Gaza conflict: Obama warns Israel amid rising death toll
Speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday, he underlined his support for Israel's right to defend itself against Palestinian militants.
- 08:52 | In the world MH17 plane crash: Ukraine rebels 'limit investigation'
A team of international observers say pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine have limited their access to the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines plane.
- 18:46 | Region Smbat Tsakanyan kidnapped by Azerbaijani saboteurs – NKR Prosecutor’s Office
He was kidnapped by Azerbaijani citizens Shahbaz Jalal Ogli Guliyev, 46, Dilham Gardashkhan Ogli Askerov, 54, and a third member of the commando group who was eliminated while showing resistance.
Source: NKR Prosecutor’s Office
- 17:43 | In the world Silvio Berlusconi sex conviction overturned
Italian former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has won an appeal against his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute.
- 15:58 | Armenia Iranian envoy: Time frames of Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Armenia not specified
“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will definitely pay a visit to Armenia, but the time frames of the visit have not been specified yet,” Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Reisi told reporters.
- 15:56 | Armenia Mohammad Reisi: Iran opposed to deployment of external forces in region
Iran is in favor of peaceful settlement of any conflict, Iranian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Reisi told a press conference Friday.
- 11:57 | Armenia Aghvan Hovsepyan appointed head of Investigative Committee
Prior to this appointment, Mr Hovsepyan served as Prosecutor General of Armenia.
Source: presidential press service
- 11:56 | Armenia Azerbaijani saboteurs had Euros and gold
According to some reports, one of the saboteurs had an Armenian passport which he got at the police department of Stepanakert in 2007.
- 11:30 | Armenia Sanctions against Russia to affect Armenian economy
The sanctions will inevitably affect Armenia’s economy, especially as Rosneft and Gazprombank are on the U.S. blacklist.
- 09:08 | In the world North Korea threatens to boycott Asian Games
The North's plan to send athletes and cheerleaders to the games is among a set of measures it recently proposed to ease tension between the rivals.
- 09:02 | In the world Militants kill 8 security personnel in NW Pakistan
A group of militants attacked a security checkpoint in a troubled northwestern tribal region before dawn Friday, sparking a shootout in which eight security forces and four militants were killed.
- 08:54 | In the world Super typhoon Rammasun bears down on southern China
The storm, which was downgraded as it passed over the Philippines, gained strength again over the South China Sea.
- 08:49 | In the world French high-speed TGV train crashes near Denguin
A high-speed TGV train on the Pau-Bayonne line was transporting 178 people when it crashed into a regional TER train carrying 70 passengers.
- 08:44 | In the world Israel starts Gaza ground offensive
Hamas said Israel would pay a high price for the ground offensive.
- 08:40 | In the world Malaysia PM Najib: Deep shock over Ukraine plane crash
Describing the disaster as a "tragic day" in a "tragic year" for Malaysia, Najib Razak said the investigation "must not be hindered in any way."
- 15:43 | Region Erdogan will continue policy of denial, expert says
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is likely to win the presidential elections, Turkish studies expert Gevorg Petrosyan told reporters on Thursday.
- 14:05 | In the world Mary Kocharyan injured in Moscow metro crash in critical condition
Mary was transported to Moscow hospital No 67 with a spinal fracture and a brain injury.
- 12:29 | Region Karabakh President meets with Andrzej Kasprzyk
The meeting focused on the current situation in the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiation process and on the Line of Contact between NKR and Azerbaijani troops.
Source: presidential press service
- 09:06 | In the world Storms in China kill at least 18
Southern China is also bracing for the arrival of Typhoon Rammasun, with wind gales expected to reach up to 150 kph (90 mph).
- 08:58 | In the world Stockholm court upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Assange
The press statement, announcing the court's decision, runs counter to what Assange's team of lawyers aimed for, when they claimed that an arrest warrant issued in late 2010 has no grounds to remain in force.
Source: RIA Novosti
- 08:57 | In the world Obama imposes new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Russia has failed to take steps to end the Ukraine conflict, President Barack Obama said Wednesday in announcing expanded sanctions targeting two banks, two energy companies, Ukraine separatists and defense companies.
- 08:50 | In the world Shannon Richardson gets 18-year jail term for posting ricin
Shannon Richardson, 36, from Texas, had accused her estranged husband Nathaniel of sending the three poisoned letters in an apparent attempt to frame him.
- 08:44 | In the world Afghanistan unrest: Taliban attack Kabul airport
Eyewitnesses said the militants took over an unused building near the heavily guarded airport.
- 08:39 | In the world Hamas and Israel agree five-hour Gaza ceasefire
The Israeli military said it would stop firing from 10:00 to 15:00 (07:00-12:00 GMT) on Thursday to allow residents in Gaza to stock up on supplies.
- 17:17 | Region Artsakh leader meets with Summer Internship Program participants
President Sahakyan presented the state building process in Artsakh, the main indices of the country's socioeconomic development, touched upon the republic’s foreign policy and the regional processes.
Source: presidential press service
- 16:43 | Armenia Seismologist highlights high level of earthquake-resistant construction in Armenia
“In Armenia, newly constructed buildings are more earthquake-resistant than those built in the years of the Soviet Union,” said director of the Earthquake-Resistant Construction Center of the Seismic Service of Armenia, Zaven Khlghatyan.
- 15:19 | Armenia Tigran Sargsyan meets with representatives of American Armenian organizations
Newly appointed Armenian Ambassador to the United States Tigran Sargsyan has met with leaders of Washington-based Armenian organizations – the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) and the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA).
- 14:49 | In the world Two suspects detained in connection with Moscow metro crash
The investigation plans to bring charges against them and select the measure of restraint.
- 13:27 | Armenia Gunshot wounds found on body of missing Smbat Tsakanyan
The body of 17-year-old citizen of Nagorno-Karabakh Smbat Tsakanyan was found in the forest near Karvachar and Manashid villages in NKR’s Shahumyan region on July 15.
Source: NKR police
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13:04 22/07/2014 » Society
19:18 22/07/2014 » Politics
An Azerbaijani has been killed in Iraq. He was a member of an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist organization, reports the Azerbaijani information agency APA with a reference to the members of that terrorist organization. As the agency reports, in the struggle between the terrorists of ISIL and the government forces in the Iraqi city Samarra a citizen of Sumgait was killed. It is also noted that the real name of the killed Azerbaijani whose nickname was ...
18:56 22/07/2014 » Politics
The Armenian embassy to Georgia has received an answer regarding to its inquiry. The Georgian Foreign Ministry reports that Georgia is not intended to have visa regime with Armenia, informs the RA Foreign Ministry.
18:46 22/07/2014 » Society
Another Karabakh war veteran commits self-immolation in Baku, the Azeri news agency "Vesti.az" reports. "Nureyev Joshgun Eyvaz oglu born in 1971, resident of the capital city, doused himself with gasoline in front of his relatives and set on fire. Relatives extinguished the fire, but they were unable to save Nureyev. He died from burns after 8 hours being in hospital," says the publication. The prosecutor’s office stated that according to the preliminary ...
13:44 22/07/2014 » Politics
It is clear that the negotiation process will continue and it is also clear that there cannot be a way out of the conflict in the upcoming future. I don’t see the willingness of the international community in bringing the two sides to the solution of the problem, reported the political scientist Alexander Markarov at the meeting with the journalists. He noted that he cannot link the activeness of Azerbaijan with the membership of Armenia to Eurasian Economic Union. As the First RA ...
13:12 22/07/2014 » Miscellaneous
Armenian GM Karen Grigoryan played excellently at the open in Barcelona, Spain. He scored 7,5 points out of 9 and solely took the first prize, reports the official site of the Armenian Chess Federation. GM Karen Movsziszian’s result was 6 points.
13:04 22/07/2014 » Society
The excavations of Tigranakert in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) have resumed recently headed by the Doctor of Historical Sciences, head of archaeological expedition in Tigranakert Hamlet Petrosyan, informs the Department of Tourism and Historic Preservation of the NKR government. The excavation process is held in 3 main locations: the northern fence of the fortified region, the first antique district and Early Christian northern square yard. The excavation area is about 500 square meters ...
12:01 22/07/2014 » Society
As the BBC reports, an Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and is presumed dead, local media quote the military as saying. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said efforts were under way to identify one of seven Israeli soldiers killed in Shejaiya, near Gaza City, on Sunday. The soldiers died when their armoured personnel carrier was attacked. Nearly 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis - including 27 soldiers - have died since Israel began its Gaza operation 14 days ago, ...
12:00 22/07/2014 » Politics
U.S. co-chair of OSCE Minsk Group James Warlick left a note in his microblog on Twitter, in which he reported that he had arrived in Brussels to hold a meeting with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Edward Nalbandian and Elmar Mammadyarov. According to the co-chair Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement will be discussed at the meeting. "We strive to achieve a settlement through negotiations," Warlick wrote.
19:28 21/07/2014 » Politics
Despite the Azerbaijani government’s claims of official tolerance, religious freedom conditions in that country deteriorated over the past few years, said the USCIRF’s Senior Policy Analyst Catherine Cosman in the interview with the Azerbaijani news agency Turan. “Unfortunately, the Azerbaijan government has shown that it has little tolerance – let alone respect -- for those who express diverse points of view; it only seems to tolerate those who support official ...
18:05 21/07/2014 » Society
Relatives of passengers killed in the Malaysia Airlines plane crash have called for the bodies of their loved ones to be returned home, BBC reported. Jordan Withers, nephew of Glenn Thomas - who was one of the 10 Britons on board flight MH17 - said the bodies of victims had been treated "inhumanely". Some 298 people died after the airline crashed in eastern Ukraine last week. PM David Cameron is to use a statement to MPs to press for tougher sanctions against Russia ...
17:44 21/07/2014 » Society
lashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the international airport in the capital, Tripoli, have killed 47 people over the past 24 hours, Libya's Health Ministry said. ABC News reported. The ministry said on its website late Sunday that the fighting also left 120 people wounded. It also said it had not yet received the full casualty report. The weeklong battle over the airport is being waged by a powerful militia from the western city of Zintan, which controls ...
17:35 21/07/2014 » Politics
On 21 July Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received head of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia Gagik Haroutyunyan, The Office of the NKR President reported. Issues related to enlarging and deepening interaction between the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia and the Supreme Court of the Nagorno Karabagh Republic were discussed during the meeting. President Sahakyan underlined the significance of cooperation with the Constitutional Court ...
17:28 21/07/2014 » Society
Palestinian death toll rises to 501 after 20 people were killed when a home was destroyed in the town of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip, The Telegraph reported. Israeli air strikes claimed another 20 lives in the Gaza Strip on Monday after the United Nations Security Council voiced “serious concern” about the violence and urged an immediate ceasefire. The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session on Israel's assault on Gaza on Wednesday at the ...
17:15 21/07/2014 » Politics
The UK will urge other European leaders to consider imposing oil, gas, defence and banking sanctions against Russia over its role in the Malaysia Airways disaster in Ukraine if the situation does not improve, Downing Street has said. David Cameron's official spokesman confirmed the UK wanted to discuss so-called "tier 3" sanctions against Vladimir Putin's government at an EU meeting on Tuesday, going further than the current "tier 2" plan to freeze assets and ban ...
17:06 21/07/2014 » Society
Fighting flared in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Monday as investigators began to inspect the bodies of victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last week, Reuters reported. The fighting in Donetsk served as a reminder of the dangers the experts face working in a war zone. International inspectors got access to the remains of hundreds of victims stored in refrigerated railway wagons near the crash site but governments expressed concern over broader access to ...
17:00 21/07/2014 » Health
HIV can rapidly form invulnerable strongholds in the body, dashing hopes that early treatment might cure the virus, according to new research, BBC reported. A baby was thought to have been cured with treatment hours after birth, but the virus emerged years later. Monkey research, published in the journal Nature, suggests untouchable "viral reservoirs" form even before HIV can be detected in the blood. Experts described it as a "sobering" and ...
19:42 19/07/2014 » Politics
Reporters Without Borders is outraged to learn that a Baku court extended journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov’s pre-trial detention for another four months on 15 July at the prosecutor-general’s request, the statement is posted on the organization's website. “By keeping Mirkadyrov in detention, the politicized judicial system is showing that it is bent on persecuting him,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. ...
19:24 19/07/2014 » Politics
The world media has bypassed the news that Georgian Interior Ministry has detained two thousand 790 kilograms of "liquid heroin" during a search of a truck on the route from Azerbaijan to Turkey via Georgia. It is unlikely that someone could smuggle drugs that cost about $ 170 million throughout the transit chain not having very high patron from national government, reads Azerbaijani news portal "Minval.az." "Catching the trail of international drug ...
16:39 19/07/2014 » Society
At the invitation of the organizers of the Wiki Youth Camps, VivaCell-MTS General Manager Ralph Yirikian met with the participants of the camp, the company’s press service reported. Wiki Youth Camps are organized in Vanadzor, one of the beautiful sites of Armenia, on 6-20 July and 12-26 August, 2014 by the Wikimedia Foundation and Wikimedia Armenia Scientific-Educational NGO. The participants of the first phase of the Wiki camp are high school students of Yerevan AYB School and ...