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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 s...
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 Manbi...
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 disput...
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 serv...
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...
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 ...
2018-03-19 13:17:09
Armenia President to Russia’s Putin: We are determined to develop and expand strategic relations of allied partnership
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 co...
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 coop...
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 ...
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...
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 Feder...
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. ...
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 thre...
2018-03-17 11:46:11
Russia MP says sale of arms to Azerbaijan is just doing business
YEREVAN. – Russian arms sales to Azerbaijan were conducted within the framework of the agreements that were reached before April 2016 (i.e. the four-day military actions on the Karabakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, and unleashed by Azerbaijan). Konstantin Kosachev, Chairperson of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Council of the...
2018-03-15 12:10:54
UK suspends all high-level diplomatic contact with Russia
UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced a range of economic and diplomatic measures, including the suspension of high-level bilateral contacts with Russia. An invitation for Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to visit Britain has been canceled, and May said British ministers and royals will not attend the soccer World Cup in Russia this summer,...
2018-03-15 12:09:15
Armenia ranked 129th in UN World Happiness Report
Armenia ranks 129th out of 156 countries in the World Happiness Report 2018 by the United Nations (UN). Its neighbors Georgia and Azerbaijan are ranked 128th and 87th, respectively, in this report. Variables such as healthy life expectancy, social support, and corruption are considered when assessing the level of people’s happiness in a giv...
2018-03-15 12:07:53
Левон Аронян черными победил Сергея Карякина
Левон Аронян черными победил Сергея Карякина
2018-03-15 12:07:09
Candidates Tournament 2018: Armenia’s Aronian beats Russia’s Karjakin
Grandmaster (GM) Levon Aronian (Armenia) beat GM Sergey Karjakin (Russia) during the fourth round of the Candidates Tournament 2018, which kicked off in Berlin
2018-03-15 12:06:29
Gina Haspel - torture master?
There has been a revolution in the shady world of US espionage after Donald Trump named a woman as CIA head for the first time. RT looks at the top spy, who rights activists accused of overseeing torture and demanded her arrest. Gina Haspel, born October 1, 1956 was a deputy CIA director before becoming the most powerful official at America’...
2018-03-14 12:41:25
Members of Congress commemorate 30th anniversary of anti-Armenian pogroms in Azerbaijan
Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chair Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Vice Chair Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Congressman Jim Costa (D-CA) issued statements in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian pogroms in Sumgait, Kirovabad, and Baku, the Arm...
2018-03-14 12:40:13
US avenue to be renamed to Artsakh Street
Members of the city council of Glendale, California, USA have unanimously voted to begin the process of renaming an avenue in the city to Artsakh Street, in honor of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic; NKR). Accordingly, Maryland Avenue—between Wilson and Harvard—will be renamed to Artsakh Street, informed the Facebook ...
2018-03-14 12:37:56
Armenia FM to head to Denmark on official visit
YEREVAN. – At the invitation of foreign minister Anders Samuelsen of Denmark, Armenia Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian on Wednesday will make an official visit to Copenhagen. During his trip, Nalbandian is scheduled to hold talks with senior representatives of the Danish executive and legislative authorities, the Ministry of Foreign Affair...
2018-03-14 12:36:25
Vutova: New Criminal Code adoption is part of Armenia’s commitments
YEREVAN. – The adoption of the new Criminal Code is part of Armenia’s commitments. Natalia Vutova, Head of the Council of Europe (CoE) Office in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia, on Wednesday noted the aforementioned at the discussion—in Yerevan—on the draft Criminal Code of Armenia. She recalled that numerous amendmen...
2018-03-14 12:35:08
EU ambassador says Armenia is at important transitional phase
YEREVAN. – Armenia is at an important transitional phase. Ambassador Piotr Świtalski, Head of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Armenia, on Wednesday stated the aforesaid at the discussion—in capital city Yerevan—on the draft Criminal Code of Armenia. In his words, the EU provides a financial assistance of about &euro...
2018-03-14 12:33:53
Seekers of Armenians’ “treasures” detained in Turkey
Police in Turkey have detained the seekers of “treasures” hidden by Armenians, in Kayseri town. Kayseri law enforcement received a report that some persons were secretly drilling in a place, and with the hope of finding treasures, according to Cumhuriyet newspaper of Turkey. The police officers who arrived at the scene detained three ...
2018-03-13 11:35:13
Russia Federation Council delegation visits Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan
YEREVAN. – A delegation from the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russian Council of the Federation paid a visit to the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia. Joint meeting of the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations of the Armenian National Assembly (NA) and of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Russi...
2018-03-13 11:33:39
EU official: No major obstacles to ratification of EU-Armenia agreement
There are no major obstacles to the ratification of the EU-Armenia agreement that was signed in November, Deputy Director General at EU's DG Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Katarina Mathernova told the Armenian News-NEWS.am correspondent. "I do not know whether the agreement will be ratified this year, but I do not see major obstacles. ...
2018-03-13 11:31:22
ANCA SFV West Chapter to host conference on 30th anniversary of Artsakh Liberation Movement
The ANCA-San Fernando Valley West Chapter has organized a one day conference in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Artsakh Liberation Struggle to recap the history and demand of its people to self-determination, as well as to review international resolutions and agreements pertaining to its legal status. The one-day conference will feature prese...
2018-03-13 11:30:01
Sky News report from inside #Afrin
Sky News report from inside #Afrin .Hospitals are struggling to save those caught up in airstrikes and shelling, many of them young children, in a city under siege. Via @mutludc
2018-03-13 11:08:31
Drone shots show destruction of Afrin
Besides destroying Kurdish towns & villages, Turkish airstrikes have also destroyed three thousand year old Afrin temple. A Kurdish woman in this video says she lost three of her four children in Turkish attacks.
2018-03-13 11:06:05
14 Armenia communities to hold local elections on Sunday
Local elections will be conducted Sunday in fourteen communities of Armenia. Opposition “Way Out” (Yelk) bloc, however, has nominated no candidate in any of these communities. Like all other elections, the ruling Republican Party of Armenia has a contender in most of these communes. An actual “battle” is expected solely i...
2018-03-10 11:56:13
Newspaper: Underlings at Russian military unit in Armenia are told to vote for Putin
Presidential elections will be held in Russia on March 18, wrote Zhamanak (Time) newspaper of Armenia. “[But] 10 days before the elections, voting has started in the territories outside the territory of Russia. “[But] before starting the voting, commander of one of the Russian military units located in Armenia lined up his subordinate...
2018-03-10 11:55:35
Armenian soldier saved future US senator’s life
Former United States Senator Mark Kirk, whom the visiting Armenian parliamentary delegation on Friday awarded with the Medal of Honor of the National Assembly of Armenia, in Washington, D.C., began his respective remarks by saying that he is indebted to an Armenian soldier for saving his life, reported the Voice of America Armenian Service. Kirk s...
2018-03-10 11:54:49
Putin: Trump is not let to normalize relations with Russia
Russian President Vladimir Putin told NBC News that engaging in mutual accusations and insults between Russia and the United States is a “road to nowhere,” reported RBC news agency of Russia. “Let’s sit down calmly, talk and figure things out,” he noted speaking about normalizing Russian-American relations. “I b...
2018-03-10 11:51:18
Armenia president to attend opening ceremony of Candidates Tournament 2018
President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan is leaving for a working visit to Germany on Friday to participate in the opening ceremony of the Candidates Tournament 2018, which will be held in Berlin on March 10-28. The Armenian leader will make a symbolic first move as an honorary guest of the tournament on Saturday. Eight strongest chess players will pa...
2018-03-10 11:49:41
Slogan of La Francophonie Summit in Yerevan is “Living Together”
YEREVAN.- Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian talked on Friday about preparations for the 2018 International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF) Summit, sessions of other statutory bodies and related events during the meeting in the French Embassy in Yerevan with ambassadors of member and observer states of La Francophonie accredited to A...
2018-03-10 11:48:24
Garo Paylan calls to release jailed Turkish journalists
Member of the Turkish parliament of Armenian origin Garo Paylan has joined the calls to release Turkish journalists arrested and jailed for their political views. Garo Paylan called to release Ahmet Sik, Murat Sabuncu and Akin Atalay and urged to stop the shame. “Journalism is not a crime,” he tweeted. Garo Paylan participated in the...
2018-03-09 14:14:03
Georgia president says EU visa-free travel not under threat
Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili said visa-free regime between Georgia and the EU is not endangered, Novosti Gruziya reported. Earlier Germany internal affairs ministers Thomas de Maizière said the Georgian government is doing its outmost so that the number of asylum seekers from Georgia would not increase. At the same time he s...
2018-03-09 14:12:37
Armenia ranked 34th among 50 cheapest countries to live in
Armenia is ranked 34th on the GOBankingRates’ list of 50 countries with the cheapest cost of living. “Stunning scenery dotted with Greco-Roman and medieval ruins aren’t the only reasons you’d want to spend a lifetime exploring Armenia,” the country’s respective description reads. “It’s one of the cou...
2018-03-09 12:58:44
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