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Russia, US do not reach agreement on investigation into chemical attacks in Syria

November 18, 2017 11:23
The UN Security Council was unable to prolong the mandate of the UN-Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons mission of investigation into the use of chemical weapons in Syria, on the last day of this mission.

Newspaper: Russia politician - Baku wishes to drag Moscow into Karabakh plan

November 18, 2017 10:54
Conversations about separate plans by Russia and Azerbaijan happen constantly, since Azerbaijan has a wish to drag Russia into such plans. This is the very reason that the Azerbaijani side does not wish to continue the traditional [Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) peace] talks in the OSCE MG [Minsk Group]...
Economy

Dollar drops, euro goes up in Armenia

November 17, 2017 17:24
The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 486.78/$1 in Armenia on Friday; this is down by AMD 0.64 from Thursday, informed the press service of the Central Bank of Armenia.

Economic reforms to encourage more people to stay in Armenia – US ambassador

November 17, 2017 16:29
Steadily progressing economic reforms will encourage more Armenians to stay in their country, promoting, civil society development and strengthening of democracy, US Ambassador Richard Mills said Friday.
Society

Argentina president plane makes emergency landing

November 18, 2017 11:30
The airplane of Argentine President Mauricio Macri made an emergency landing due to bad weather, reported Télam, the national news agency of Argentina.

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks to support COAF charity event

November 17, 2017 11:51
The Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) announces the 14th Annual Holiday Gala which will be held at Cipriani in New York City on December 16, the COAF told Armenpress.
Army

Armenia air defense forces obtain large number of new generation Igla missile systems

November 16, 2017 16:53
In the past one year, the air defense systems of Armenia’s frontline military units have been complemented with modern means, including quite a large batch of new generation Igla-S, or Igla-Super, man-portable anti-aircraft missile systems.

President Sahakyan visits Artsakh-Azerbaijan border

November 14, 2017 19:26
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan visited on November 14 the Talish village and got acquainted on site with the construction activities underway.
Culture

Moscow hosts exhibition of prominent Armenian sculptor Ara Harutyunyan’s artworks

November 18, 2017 11:34
An exhibition of artworks by prominent Armenian sculptor Ara Harutyunyan kicked off at the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia in Moscow on Friday, the Armenian ministry of culture reported.

Armenian church on the brink of collapse in Turkey’s Bitlis

November 17, 2017 12:52
An Armenian church in Turkey’s south-east is facing the threat of collapse amid the authorities’ total indifference and failure to complete its renovation.
Sport

FIDE Grand Prix: Aronian celebrates first victory

November 17, 2017 20:29
Armenia's Levon Aronian celebrated his first victory at the FIDE Grand Prix held in Majorca.

New MUTV documentary about Mkhitaryan released online

November 17, 2017 12:45
MUTV’s new feature documentary about Manchester United and Armenian national football team midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan is already available on the internet.
Diaspora

Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian get married

November 17, 2017 12:47
The wedding of American tennis star Serena Williams and American Armenian internet entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian took place on Thursday in New Orleans, USA.

Ethnic Armenian founding members of new Turkish political party under media spotlight

November 13, 2017 13:04
A new Turkish political party, called Iyi partisi – meaning Good Party, the founder of which is former defense minister Meral Aksener, is seriously contending for entering the parliament in the upcoming elections. Many have withdrawn from the Nationalist Movement party to join the ranks of this...
International

Armenian defense minister’s delegation completes visit to Canada

November 18, 2017 12:33
On the last day of the working visit in Canada the Armenian delegation led by defense minister Vigen Sargsyan was hosted at Montreal’s AGBU Alex Manoogian School, press service of the ministry told Armenpress.

Turkey withdraws 40 troops from NATO drills

November 17, 2017 15:28
Turkey has withdrawn 40 soldiers from a NATO drills in Norway, after the country's founding leader Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Erdogan himself were allegedly depicted as “enemies”, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, AP reported.

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