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The national security advisers of the United States, South Korea and Japan met over the weekend to discuss North Korea and the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” Reuters reported quoting South Korea’s presidential Blue House. South Korea’s National Security Office chief, Chung Eui-yong, met U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster and Japan’s national security adviser, Shotaro Yachi, to discuss summit meetings between Kim and South Korean Pres...
2018-03-20 12:15:16
Turkey vows to expand Syria fight against Kurds
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that after victory in Syria's Afrin region, his country will expand its military operations into other Kurdish-held areas in Syria as well as to Iraq's Sinjar region, Daily Mail reported. Speaking at a ceremony for judicial appointments in Ankara, Erdogan said troops would target the Syrian city of Manbij, as well as Ayn al-Arab, also known as Kobani, and other towns along the border to the east of the Euphrates River. Those areas are controlled by U....
2018-03-20 12:13:55
Trump still wants to organize meeting of Gulf leaders
A senior administration official said on Monday that US President Donald Trump believes unity among Gulf states is critical and still wants to organize a meeting of Gulf leaders, who are divided by a dispute involving Qatar, reported Reuters. The official added that Trump had wanted Qatar and Gulf Cooperation Council members to settle their dispute on their own, but is now much more concerned about the long-term impact in the region. And speaking on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman&rsquo...
2018-03-20 12:12:34
Armenia soldier wounded in Tavush Province
A conscripted soldier on Monday sustained a gunshot wound at a defense position in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Artsrun Hovhannisyan, spokesperson for the Minister of Defense, told Armenian News-NEWS.am that the soldier was transferred to capital city Yerevan, and he is in the military hospital and in stable condition. “The military serviceman’s life is not in danger,” he added.
2018-03-20 12:11:11
Armenian from Glendale found with small cache of weapons during probation check
Officers with the Burbank and Glendale police departments arrested a Tujunga man Wednesday on suspicion of violating his parole after he was allegedly found in possession of several firearms, according to authorities, LA Times reported. The departments' joint AB 109 Task Force, dealing with the local impact of California's criminal realignment law, was sent to Levon Vardanyan's home in the 6700 block of Saint Esteban Street after he received a citation in Glendale for not having license plates ...
2018-03-19 13:18:26
Russia presidential election: Bride, groom come to vote on wedding day in Yerevan
YEREVAN. – An interesting event has taken place at the election precinct in the Russian embassy in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, in Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, informed the Armenian News-NEWS.am reporter. A newlywed couple came to the polling station to vote, despite their wedding ceremony, and immediately caught the other peoples’ attention. Voting at this election precinct is in progress in a calm and organized manner.
2018-03-19 13:17:09
Armenia President to Russia’s Putin: We are determined to develop and expand str...
President Serzh Sargsyan on Monday sent a congratulatory message to Vladimir Putin on his victory in Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, wishing him robust health, every success, as well as prosperity and wellbeing to the fraternal people of Russia. “On behalf of the people of Armenia and myself, I sincerely and wholeheartedly congratulate you on your overwhelming victory in the elections of the President of the Russian Federation,” the message reads, in part. “The...
2018-03-19 13:15:49
Armenia-US trade and investment council to hold meeting in Washington
Second meeting of the Armenia-United States Council on Trade and Investment will be convened Monday in Washington, D.C. A delegation from Armenia, and led by Hovhannes Azizyan, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments, is in the US to take part in this talk. The parties will confer on the avenues for the expansion of bilateral cooperation on trade, economy, and investments. A roundtable discussion, with the participation of business community representatives from both countries...
2018-03-19 13:14:28
Canada PM and German chancellor decide to support UK over Skripal case
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed full support to Britain in connection with the investigation over Sergey Skripal's case. The Prime Minister and the Chancellor share the concern over the case of poisoning with nerve substance in the United Kingdom and confirm the importance of solidarity among NATO member states on the matter, Canada’s government said in a statement. Former colonel of Russian intelligence Sergey Skripal and his daught...
2018-03-17 11:48:55
Artsakh president meets with Ramkavar Azatakan Party members in Washington
President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan met in Washington with members of the Supreme Council of the Ramkavar Azatakan Party on Friday. The meetings addressed diverse issues related to the Artsakh domestic and foreign policy, the Artsakh-Diaspora cooperation, developing and deepening the USA-Artsakh ties. The Head of the State acknowledged the role of the traditional parties in supporting Artsakh, solving important national issues, strengthening the Motherland-Diaspora ties, adding that Artsakh was...
2018-03-17 11:48:21
Newspaper: 19 kilos of heroin found on Armenia-Iran border
Armenia's national security service has discovered 19 kilos of heroin on Armenia-Iran border, Zhamanak newspaper writes. Three Iranian citizens and one Italy national attempted to smuggle drugs into Armenia. All four have been arrested.
2018-03-17 11:47:52
Lavrov: US intends to devalue Russia’s strategic nuclear capability
Deployment of a global missile defense system is aimed at devaluing Russia’s strategic nuclear capability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Vietnamese and Japanese media. The global missile defense system is not designed to counter the threats coming from Iran and North Korea, but to encircle the Russian Federation around the perimeter, he said. According to Lavrov, Moscow tried to create with Washington a mechanism for joint consideration of protection ag...
2018-03-17 11:47:16
Artsakh president meets leadership of Armenian Assembly of America
Presidentof Artsakh Republic Bako Sahakyan on Friday met in Washington with the leadership of the Armenian Assembly of America (AAA) at the head of its executive director Brian Ardouni. They discussed the issues related to the Artsakh-Diaspora ties, the implementation of a range of programs in the information and political spheres on diverse U.S. and international platforms. President Sahakyan rated high the Assembly's role in supporting Artsakh and taking part in solving various nationwide is...
2018-03-17 11:46:43
Armenian from Los Angeles sentenced to 52 months in federal prison
Armenian from Los Angeles who worked with a tax preparer to carry out a large-scale stolen-identity and tax-refund fraud scheme was sentenced Monday to 52 months in federal prison, Los Angeles Daily News reported. Arthur Bakunts, 40, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Dale S. Fischer to pay a total of $741,259 in restitution and to serve three years on supervised release after he gets out of prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.Bakunts pleaded guilty in November to one cou...
2018-03-17 11:46:11
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