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Belarus’ Lukashenko warns West against attacking Union State

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko warned the West against attacking the Union State, Tass informs.

Ukrainian president authorizes sanctions against 24 Russian companies

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky approved on Friday a decree by Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council to impose sanctions on several Russian companies, Tass informs.

A group of relatives of the missing servicemen met with the Deputy Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces in Artsakh

A group of relatives of the missing servicemen met with the Deputy Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Forces in Artsakh.

Germany wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year

Germany's new coalition government wants to attract 400,000 qualified workers from abroad each year to tackle both a demographic imbalance and labour shortages in key sectors that risk undermining the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reports.

Blinken and Lavrov convene in Geneva over Ukraine crisis

Round two of US-Russia talks over Ukraine and security have started on Friday, AFP reports.

Boris Johnson lifts COVID restrictions in England

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the end of COVID-19 measures including mandatory face masks in England as he looks to live with the virus after a peak in cases caused by the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, Reuters reported.

Lavrov: Priority today is to start Azerbaijan-Armenia border delimitation, demarcation process

We proceed from the need for full implementation of the trilateral agreements which are enshrined in the statements by the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Russia on November 9, 2020, January 11, 2021, and November 26, 2021, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated, news.am informs.

The residents of Noragjugh do not despair and realize that they have a mission. Community Leader

The community of Noragyugh of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 1517 residents.

Devotion is immortality... Hrayr Danielyan

During 2020 Artsakh War many devotees sacrificed their lives for the defense of the homeland . One of the devotees is Hrayr Danielyan.

7 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus case on January 20.

Parajanov’s 'Triptych' screened at MoMA's annual ‘To Save and Project’ festival

The newly printed 35 mm copies of the restored three short films by prominent filmmaker Sergei Parajanov – “Hakob Hovnatanyan” (Armenia, 1967), “Kyiv Frescos” (Ukraine, 1966) and “Arabesques on the Pirosmani Theme” (Georgia, 1985) – have been donated to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA in New York, ensuring the irreplaceable presence of Parajanov's art in their collection.

Blinken does not expect any ‘breakthroughs’ from Geneva talks with Lavrov

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is not expecting any breakthroughs from his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva while hoping to hear what Moscow decided following previous consultations with the US and NATO, according to his interview with Germany’s ZDF TV channel on Thursday made public by the press service of the US Department of State, Tass informs.

Armenia invited to Antalya Diplomacy Forum, says Turkish FM

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Armenia is invited to the Antalya Diplomacy Forum due March 11-13, 2022, Hurriyet reports.

We are starting a new stage of scientific cooperation and development of science. Minister

Recently, the President of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia Ashot Saghyan, the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Artsakh Republic Lusine Gharakhanyan, the directors of 16 institutes of the National Academy of Sciences and a group of representatives of the field have held meeting at the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.

Cavusoglu: Steps to increase mutual trust will be discussed at next meeting with Armenia

The Turkish foreign minister spoke about the normalization of Armenian-Turkish relations.

Blinken seeks united front with European allies over Russia

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken heads Thursday to Berlin for meetings with key European allies, as part of a whirlwind diplomatic tour to stop Russia from marching on Ukraine, AFP reports.

Russia supports continuation of activity of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs: Zakharova on Aliyev’s statements

As a Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia supports the continuation of the work of the Co-Chairs in accordance with their mandate, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a weekly press briefing, when asked to comment on the latest statement of the Azerbaijani president who said that Azerbaijan will not allow the Minsk Group Co-Chairs to deal with the Karabakh conflict and that the “Nagorno Karabakh issue is closed”.

Pashinyan congratulates Johnson on 30th anniversary of establishment of Armenia-UK diplomatic relations

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Boris Johnson on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Devotion is Immortality... Nairi Abrahamyan

Many heroes have fallen during the 44-day Artsakh War while defending the borders of Homeland. One of them is 22-year-old Nairi Abrahamyan.

All the events planned for 2022 by the "Dizak Art" Center will be organized

"Dizak ART" cultural and youth center was opened in Yerevan on March 1, 2021, where the work of the culture and youth department of Hadrut district administration continues, as well as the activities of Hadrut Museum, Hadrut Regional Environmental Protection Service and the art schools are being regulated.

Aurora Announces the 5th Round of Support for Artsakh Projects

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative declared a new round of support for the projects in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) that help the people facing a grave humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of the 2020 war.

Place in Paris to be named after Hrant Dink

A place in Paris will be named after late Istanbul-Armenian journalist, editor of Agos daily, Hrant Dink, Deputy Mayor of Paris in charge of international relations and francophonie Arnaud Ngatcha said.

Twenty-two displaced families settled in Arajadzor. Head of Community

The Arajadzor community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 660 residents.

“Armenia has no preconditions for delimitation” – Yerevan refutes Azerbaijani FM's claims

The Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to Azerbaijani Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov’s statement that “Yerevan’s preconditions for starting delimitation are unacceptable for Baku.”

3 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 3 new coronavirus case on January 19.

Blinken in Kyiv urges Russia to take peaceful path

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called on Russia to take a "diplomatic and peaceful path" as an estimated 100,000 Russian troops have been deployed near Ukraine's borders, BBC reports.

Over 300 mln COVID-19 cases confirmed all over world, WHO says

The COVID-19 total caseload all over the world has surpassed 330 mln, while the death toll has reached 5.55 mln, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated.

Japanese musicians to perform Arno Babajanian's compositions in Tokyo

Talented Japanese pianist Takahiro Akiba has been awarded the Medal of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Armenia for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of Armenian musical culture in Japan.

Covid-19 pandemic ‘nowhere near over’, WHO warns

The head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning to world leaders that the Covid-19 pandemic "is nowhere near over", BBC News reports.

Artsakh's position was presented to the public of different countries through the leading media outlets of 14 countries. Artsakh FM

During 2021, the Artsakh Foreign Ministry had contacts with leading media outlets from 14 countries, who published various comments, interviews and articles.

Some political pressures on Azerbaijan will be required. David Babayan

It has been quite a long time that the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs are not visiting Artsakh.

‘We will continue to demand condemnation of crimes against Armenians’ – Artsakh Ombudsman

The Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman of Artsakh has issued a statement on the 32nd anniversary of the anti-Armenian pogroms in Baku.

Iranian President says his visit to Moscow may become turning point in Russia-Iran ties

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi before departing for Moscow said that his visit may become a turning point in political, economic and trade relations between Iran and Russia, the IRNA news agency reported on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Preservation of geopolitical subjectivity of Artsakh of vital importance for us. Artsakh FM

The preservation of geopolitical subjectivity of Artsakh is of vital importance for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, Artsakh’s Foreign Minister Davit Babayan said at a press conference today.

We will continue making Artsakh's voice heard all over the world. Artsakh FM

In 2021, we circulated 20 documents at the OSCE, 15 documents at the UN and 4 at the Council of Europe,which refer to the humanitarian, cultural genocide perpetrated by Azerbaijan and various political issues.

Guterres offers Merkel job at UN

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres offered Germany’s former Chancellor Angela Merkel to start working as a high-level advisor in the United Nations, DPA reported citing sources in the organization.

Azerbaijan MFA falls into hysterical rage by France FM statement

The Azerbaijani foreign ministry has fallen into hysterical rage by the statement made by French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, in which he accused Azerbaijan of "violating diplomatic ethics."

Armenian church revamped in Iran

The old structure, courtyard, and other premises of the Armenian Bushehr Gregorian Church in Iran have recently been rearranged and cleaned as local authorities plan to reopen the historical place to sightseers in near future, news.am informs, citing Tehran Times.

7 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus case on January 18.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Wednesday morning, and trading data attest to this.

NATO says it’s ready to resume briefings with Russia on exercises, nuclear policies

NATO is ready to engage with Russia to exchange briefings on exercises, discuss arms control and reduce the threat from nuclear weapons, Jens Stoltenberg, the alliance’s secretary general said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russian foreign mission in Ukraine works as usual despite provocations

The Embassy and Consulates General of Russia in Ukraine are functioning smoothly, despite attacks from Ukrainian radicals and provocations from Ukrainian security forces, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Tuesday, Tass informs.

The branch of Anania Shirakatsi International Educational Complex will be established in Artsakh

In September 2022, we plan to establish the Anania Shirakatsi International Educational Complex in Artsakh, which will be a branch of the educational complex in Yerevan.

Six displaced families settled in Dashushen

The Dashushen community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 180 residents.

Kamo Vardanyan Awarded the Military Rank of Lieutenant General

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on awarding the military rank of lieutenant general to the minister of defense-commander of the defense army of the Republic of Artsakh major general Kamo Vardanyan.

Artsakh 2022 state budget envisages increase of the healthcare budget by 23.6%. State Minister

Artsakh 2022 state budget envisages increase of the healthcare budget by 23.6%, making 15.5 billion drams.

The Housing Committee will deal with the housing needs of all beneficiaries with great vigor. Artsakh State Minister

War-related programs have a great impact.

Polish OSCE Chairmanship reiterates full support to Minsk Group Co-Chairs after Aliyev tirade

The Polish OSCE Chairmanship reiterates its full support to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, the OSCE Polish Chairmanship said in response to an inquiry from Armenpress when asked to comment on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s threats to “pressure” the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs’ attempts to deal with the Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement – its mandate.

Azerbaijani intelligence uses fake social media accounts in attempted recruitment of spies from Artsakh

The Azerbaijani intelligence agencies have intensified attempts to contact residents of Artsakh via the internet, attempting to spread panic or gather information, the Artsakh NSS informed.

Over 2,000 troops engaged in live-fire drills in Russia’s northwest

Over 2,000 troops of the Western Military District are engaged in live-fire drills in the Leningrad Region in Russia’s northwest, the District’s press office reported on Tuesday, Tass informs.

We are ready to accept displaced families in our village. Head of Khnushinak Community

The Khnushinak community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 535 residents.

8 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 8 new coronavirus case on January 17.

Number of COVID-2019 cases across globe exceeds 325 million — WHO

The overall number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 325 million and the number of fatalities has exceeded 5.53 million, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

North Korea confirms tactical guided missile test on Monday

North Korea’s Central News Agency (KCNA) confirmed that tactical guided missiles were fired during a test by its Academy of Defense Science on Monday, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russia-China friendship is not aimed against anyone — Lavrov

The friendship of Russia and China is not aimed against anyone, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference after talks with Croatian counterpart Gordan Radman on Monday, Tass informs.

Suspected drone attack in Abu Dhabi kills 3, wounds 6

A suspected drone attack by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people and sparked a separate fire at Abu Dhabi’s international airport on Monday, police said, according to The Associated press report.

Artak Davtyan chairs consultation on ways to improve military discipline

Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, Lieutenant-General Artak Davtyan chaired a consultation on the situation and improvement of the military discipline in the army, the defense ministry said.

Australia permits entry to foreigners vaccinated with Sputnik V

Australia’s Department of Home Affairs has permitted the entry of foreign citizens inoculated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus, according to information published on the agency’s website on Monday, Tass informs.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 209 calls over last week

On January 10 to 14, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 209 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

President Harutyunyan approved decisions of the Artsakh Republic Government on the provision of financial assistance

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan approved the decisions of the Government on assigning lump-sum payment for certain groups of persons registered in the Artsakh Republic, the Presidential Office stated.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi to start operating flights to Yerevan

During his working visit in the United Arab Emirates, President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian reached a new agreement with the UAE authorities about the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in the field of air communication, the Presidential Office said.

10 displaced families have settled in Shosh. Head of Community

There are 600 residents in Shosh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Japanese authorities confirm North Korea launched two ballistic missiles

Japan’s Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said North Korea on Monday launched two ballistic missiles toward the Sea of Japan, reports TASS.

Devotion is immortality... Arman Aghajanyan

During 44-Day Artsakh War, many heroes, including 19-year-old Arman Aghajanyan, sacrificed their lives for the sake of Homeland.

French lawmakers call on Macron to demand apology from Aliyev for threats to presidential candidate after Artsakh visit

Several French lawmakers are calling on President Emmanuel Macron to demand an apology from Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for the latter’s threats against Valérie Pécresse, the President of the Regional Council of France’s Île-de-France and a candidate for the French presidency who visited Armenia and Artsakh in December 2021.

Stoltenberg: NATO will not agree to withdraw troops from countries that joined the bloc since 1997

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Sunday the bloc would never pull allied troops from member states that had joined it since 1997, Sputnik News reported, news.am informs.

US sanctions against Russian leadership risk breaking off ties between countries - Kremlin

The new proposed US sanctions, including against the Russian leadership, may break off all relations between the two countries, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on CNN on Sunday, Tass informs.

CCAF calls on French government to demand apology from Azeri authorities or else recall ambassador over Aliyev’s threats

The Coordinating Council of Armenian Organizations in France (CCAF - Conseil de coordination des Organisations Arméniennes de France) issued a statement on January 13 regarding Azeri president Ilham Aliyev’s threats against Valérie Pécresse, the President of the Regional Council of France’s Île-de-France and a candidate for the French presidency.

32 years ago on this day..Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict

On January 12-15, 1990, in parallel with the massacres in Baku, the Azeri perpetrators launched an organized attack on the villages of Manashid, Azat and Kamo of Northern Artsakh in order to complete the policy of ethnic cleansing.

Future Russia-Japan peace treaty must reflect outlook for cooperation. Lavrov

A future Russian-Japanese peace treaty must reflect the outlook for cooperation, and not be confined to one phrase about the termination of the state of war, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday while speaking at a news conference devoted to Russian diplomacy in 2021, Tass informs.

Armenia, Turkey agree to continue negotiations without preconditions aiming at full normalization

Special Representatives for the normalization process between Armenia and Turkey, respectively, the Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Mr. Ruben Rubinyan and Ambassador Serdar Kılıç met on 14 January 2022, in Moscow, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Artsakh citizen arrested by Azerbaijani military after getting lost near Berdzor

A 69-year-old resident of the town of Berdzor, Artsakh Republic,accidentally crossed into Azerbaijani-controlled territory around 15:00, January 14.

The goal of the Armenian-Italian Educational Complex is to provide the Artsakh labor market with qualified craftsmen

The "Antonia Arslan Armenian-Italian Educational Complex” Foundation, with the adjacent workshops equipped with Italian equipment, has started its activity in Stepanakert since September 2021.

Russia supports Armenia and Turkey in establishing direct dialogue – Sergei Lavrov

Moscow supports Yerevan and Ankara in the establishment of a direct dialogue and hopes that it will be successful, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference.

We highly appreciate the mission of the Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh and consider unacceptable any attempt to cast a shadow on their activities. MFA

In his recent interview to a number of media outlets, President of the Azerbaijani Republic Ilham Aliyev, touching upon the Azerbaijan-Karabagh conflict settlement and regional processes, once again used anti-Armenian, destructive, expansionary vocabulary and ideas, dwelling upon relevant programs and goals, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

The residents of Tblghu see their future only in the homeland. Head of Community

The Tblghu community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 125 residents.

Two Armenian liftmen killed as elevator falls at hotel in downtown Moscow

Two citizens of Armenia have died as a result of the falling of an elevator at a hotel in downtown Moscow, Interfax reported citing the Russian ministry of emergency situations.

5 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 5 new coronavirus case on January 13.

Greek, Cypriot communities call on Australian government to formally recognize Armenian Genocide

The President of the Greek Community of Australia’s Melbourne and Victoria, Bill Papastergiadis and the Cyprus Community of Melbourne and Victoria, Theo Theophanous, with the support of the Pontian Federations of Australia, have written to the Australian Prime Minister calling on the Government to formally recognise the genocides committed by the Ottoman Empire between 1915 and 1923 of Armenians, Assyrians, Greeks and other Christian minorities, the Neos Kosmos newspaper reported.

OSCE Chairman-in-Office highlights need to finding peaceful solutions to regional and protracted conflicts

OSCE Chairman-in-Office, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau underlines the need to pay special attention to improving the security situation in the OSCE area, particularly by contributing to finding peaceful solutions to regional and protracted conflicts.

Negotiations on missile limits should not take place in public, says Stoltenberg

Concrete possibilities for limits on the missiles of Russia and NATO should not be discussed publicly, since this will undermine the chances for success, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told a news conference in Brussels on Thursday, Tass informs.

Armenophobia is state-sanctioned ideology in “fascist” Azerbaijan – Artsakh FM on anniversary of Baku Pogroms

The Foreign Minister of Artsakh Davit Babayan described the Baku Pogroms as one of the manifestations of Azerbaijan’s genocidal policy and one of the bloodiest events.

Everything will be done to ensure high level of security in Artsakh. Arayik Harutyunyan participated in Defense Army Military Council session

On January 13, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan participated in the session of the Military Council of the Defense Army, dedicated to summarizing the results of the 2021 army academic year, the Presidential Office stated.

Situation in Kazakhstan stabilized, CSTO chief assures

The situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized thanks to the concerted actions of the CSTO peacekeepers, the Kazakh armed forces and local law enforcement, CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas said at the ceremony marking the end of the peacekeeping operation in the Central Asian country, Tass informs.

30 years ago on this day..Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict

On January 13, 1992, the Azerbaijani Armed Forces for the first time, with the use of Grad missile launcher shelled the Shahumyan settlement, the center of Shahumyan region of the Republic of Artsakh.

Armenian, Kazakh leaders discuss completion of CSTO peacekeeping mission

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a phone conversation with President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.

CSTO peacekeepers prepare to pull out from Kazakhstan

The CSTO peacekeeping forces in Kazakhstan have launched preparations for withdrawing from the country, the Russian Ministry of Defense said.

Devotion is immortality...Onik Hovsepyan

During the 44-day Artsakh war, many heroes have fallen while defending the homeland. One of them is the hero from Martuni Onik Hovsepyan.

World oil prices dropping

World oil prices are falling Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

The intra-community roads of Aghabekalanj will be asphalted

203 residents live in the Aghabekalanj community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

First international flight lands at Almaty airport

The first international flight from Turkey’s resort city of Antalya has arrived at the Almaty airport after the resumption of its work, TASS reports citing the Civil Aviation Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Industry and Infrastructural Development.

9 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 9 new coronavirus case on January 12.

298 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

298 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said.

Artsakh Emergency Service: Another fallen serviceman’s remains found in Mataghis

The contingent of the Russian peacekeeping mission has transferred to the Artsakh State Service of Emergency Situations the remains of another serviceman that was found from the northeastern direction—in Mataghis village.

Flyone Armenia’s first flight from Yerevan to Istanbul scheduled for February 2

The Armenian Flyone Armenia airline received a permit from the Turkish government to operate roundtrip flights from Yerevan to Istanbul, Flyone Armenia President of the Board of Directors Aram Ananyan told TASS news agency.

WHO reports all-time global high of daily coronavirus cases

Nearly 3.4 mln coronavirus cases were recorded worldwide in the past day, the highest daily number since the onset of the pandemic, according to data published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday evening. The WHO statistics are based on official information provided by governments, Tass informs.

About 80 Americans cannot fly from Afghanistan

About 80 US citizens are unable to leave Afghanistan due to the lack of evacuation flights from the country, news.am informs, citing CNN.

Japan expresses protest to North Korea over missile launch

Tokyo has expressed a protest to Pyongyang through a diplomatic channel over the January 11 missile launch, Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi told the media on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Turkey defense minister expresses support for Azerbaijan in another military aggression against Armenia

A telephonic conversation took place between Azerbaijani defense minister Zakir Hasanov and Turkish national defense minister Hulusi Akar, news.am informs.

Almaty airport to resume operation on January 13, says civil aviation committee

Almaty’s international airport will resume operation on Thursday, the press service of the civil aviation committee of Kazakhstan’s ministry of industry and infrastructure development reported on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia-NATO Council meeting kicks off in Brussels

The meeting of the Russia-NATO Council began in the North Atlantic Alliance headquarters in Brussels, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Sputnik V appears to be more effective against Omicron if compared to other jabs — Putin

Russia’s anti-COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V seems to be more effective against Omicron strain if compared to other vaccines, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

One of main tasks of Armenia peacekeepers in Kazakhstan’s Almaty is to prevent water supply system poisoning

One of the main tasks of the Armenian peacekeeping contingent in Almaty, Kazakhstan, was to prevent terrorists from poisoning the local water supply system. The commander of this Armenian peacekeeping contingent, Major Hayrapet Mkrtchyan, told reporters about this on Wednesday, according to TASS.

Pashinyan, Putin discuss Nagorno Karabakh and Kazakhstan over phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephonic conversation with Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the Kremlin press service reports.

Armenophobia the guarantee of political life of Azerbaijani officials – Armenian Ombudsman

The real reason and source of Azerbaijan’s provocations on the border with Armenia is the state propaganda policy of Armenophobia and hatred which is being carried out by the authorities of that country, Ombudsman of Armenia Arman Tatoyan told reporters today.

12 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 12 new coronavirus case on January 11.

12 displaced families settled in Krasni. Head of Community

The Krasni community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 306 residents.

289 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

289 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Healthcare said.

‘Official Baku undermines regional security’– Armenian Foreign Ministry issues statement

Armenia’s foreign ministry has issued a statement, condemning the gross violation of the ceasefire regime by the Azerbaijani armed forces in the eastern direction of the border of the Republic of Armenia with the use of artillery and UAVs.

Latest Azeri attack on Armenia: OSCE calls to "refrain from the use of force"

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) calls on Azerbaijan and Armenia to refrain from the use of force and engage in a meaningful dialogue to settle the dispute around Nagorno Karabakh, Bartosz Kempiński, Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of Poland to the OSCE, spokesperson to the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, told ARMENPRESS, when asked to present the OSCE Chairmanship’s assessment of the January 11 deadly Azerbaijani attack on Armenian military positions.

Third Armenian soldier confirmed dead as a result of Azerbaijani provocation

In the zone of intense skirmish, which began after the provocation committed on January 11 by Azerbaijani subdivisions in the eastern direction of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, on the same day at midnight, the body of an RA Armed Forces serviceman was found with a fatal gunshot wound, the Ministry of Defense reports.

Azerbaijan opens fire toward Armenia village sector, one soldier wounded

A serviceman of the Armenian Armed Forces was wounded when his military position near Verin Shorzha in Gegharkunik Province came under fire from the Azerbaijani military around 15:15 on January 11, the Ministry of Defense said.

Omicron to infect more than half of Europeans in next two months, WHO says

More than half of people in Europe are on track to contract the Omicron coronavirus variant in the next two months if infections continue at current rates, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

13 displaced families settled in Kochoghot. Community Leader

The Kochoghot community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 435 residents.

About the past and the future ..A community impact project being implemented in Haterk

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, history teacher Arman Avagyan from Yerevan teaches at Haterk’s secondary school of Artsakh’s Martakert region .

Intensified inspections will be carried out in all directions: President Harutyunyan convened a consultation

On January 11 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened an enlarged working consultation dedicated to the issues of revenue generation and cost planning of the 2022 State budget, the Presidential Office stated.

US has no grounds to counsel CSTO on what to do in Kazakhstan — Russian embassy

The United States has no grounds to counsel the peacekeeping contingent of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) on how to restore order and observe human rights in Kazakhstan, the Russian Embassy in the United States said in a Twitter post on Tuesday.

Kazakhstan detains almost 10,000 over deadly unrest

Security forces in Kazakhstan have detained 9,900 people regarding last week's unrest, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, according to Reuters report.

We are ready to provide houses from the housing stock to our displaced compatriots. Community Leader

The Poghosagomer community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 226 residents.

New commander elected of Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh

The Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh will be led by Major General Andrei Volkov, Sputnik Armenia reported referring to the source, news.am informs.

Shushi Theater in the villages of Artsakh. Puppet shows are held for children

The Artsakh office of the Hamazkayin Armenian Educational and Cultural Union, under the auspices of repatriate Shant Charshafjian, who lives in the town of Martuni, is currently organizing tours of the Shushi State Theater in a number of villages in Artsakh.

2 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 2 new coronavirus case on January 10.

“Mission completed” – Kazakh leader announces upcoming withdrawal of CSTO peacekeeping forces

Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on January 11 that the withdrawal of the CSTO peacekeeping forces from his country will start in two days, a week after their deployment.

No work on new Putin-Biden talks currently under way. Russian diplomat

A new conversation between the Russian and US presidents, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, is not in the works at the moment, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Monday following Russian-US consultations on security guarantees in Geneva, Tass informs.

European Parliament speaker David Sassoli dies

The President of the European Parliament EP), David Sassoli, has died in Italy at the age of 65 on Tuesday. This was announced by his press secretary Roberto Cuillo.

Arakel Martikyan appointed Deputy Chief of General Staff

Arakel Martikyan was appointed Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces>

Putin says peacekeeping forces will remain in Kazakhstan for 'limited' time

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Monday that a Moscow-led military detachment deployed to counter unrest in Kazakhstan would remain in the Central Asian country for only a "limited" period, AFP reported.

CSTO Secretary General to visit Kazakhstan

Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas will pay a working visit Kazakhstan on January 11.

Damage to Business from Riots in Kazakhstan Surpasses $213 mln

The damage to business in Kazakhstan from riots in the country is estimated at more than 93.7 bln tenge (over $213 mln), press service of Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs reported on Monday, TASS reports.

Blinken says Russia aims to restore Soviet Union

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Sunday said Russia wants to resurrect the Soviet Union by gaining more influence over the former member states.

Situation in Kazakhstan stabilizes, National Security Committee says

The situation in Kazakhstan has stabilized following mass riots and is under control, the National Security Committee said in a statement on Monday.

Nearly 8,000 people detained in Kazakhstan following mass riots

Kazakhstan’s law enforcement agencies have detained nearly 8,000 people following mass riots, the country’s crisis center said in a statement on Telegram, reports TASS.

Mars helicopter Ingenuity preparing for difficult 19th flight

The plucky little helicopter exploring Mars, NASA’s Ingenuity, has exceeded all expectations and has lasted longer than even the most optimistic predictions. Originally designed for up to five flights, the helicopter is now gearing up for its 19th flight, which will be its first of 2022. But this flight won’t be easy, especially given the tricky take-off it will have to perform, Slash Gear reported.

Artsakh President: Radical Pan-Turkic circles are actively involved in process in Kazakhstan

In recent days, I have been closely following the developments in Kazakhstan, which are worrying and dangerous not only for Kazakhstan, but also for neighboring countries and contiguous regions, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan wrote this on Facebook.

West should unilaterally give up NATO expansion, says Russian diplomat

Moscow assumes that the west should unilaterally give up the expansion of NATO and liquidate the military infrastructure that has been created, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov, who has arrived for the Russian-US talks on security guarantees, said in an interview with TASS on Sunday.

Kazakhstan security committee ex-chief detained

Authorities in Kazakhstan have detained Karim Massimov, the former head of the National Security Committee, on suspicion of treason, the security committee said on Saturday, Reuters reported.

US to discuss only bilateral security issues with Russia in Geneva - Department of State

US representatives will only discuss bilateral security issues during the US-Russia meeting in Geneva on January 10, a high-ranking Department of State representative told journalists Friday, Tass informs.

France fines Google and Facebook EUR 210 million

The French privacy service has fined Google and Facebook for violating the use of cookies, news.am informs, citing gagadget.com.

Kazakh president orders to open fire without warning

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said in his new speech that he gave orders to law enforcement authorities and the army to open fire on "terrorists" without warning.

Armenia sends 100 peacekeepers to Kazakhstan as part of CSTO mission

The Armenian Armed Forces sent a peacekeeping unit (100 servicemen) to Kazakhstan as part of the CSTO peacekeeping mission, the Defense Ministry said in a statement.

Pashinyan, Putin discuss situation in Kazakhstan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation with President of Russia Vladimir Putin, the PM’s Office said.

CSTO peacekeepers in Kazakhstan not involved in combat operations, reiterate authorities

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) peacekeeping contingent is not participating in combat operations in Kazakhstan and is only involved in protecting state facilities, the Kazakh presidential administration’s first deputy chief of staff Dauren Abayev announced, according to TASS.

France will pay more importance to Armenia, Artsakh also during its current presidency at EU Council – expert

Taking over the presidency of the Council of the European Union, France will automatically give more importance to the issues relating to Armenia and Artsakh, not only as a friendly country of Armenia or as an OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair, but also as an EU Council chair now.

President Harutyunyan partook in the Divine Liturgy dedicated to the Holy Nativity

On 6 January Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan together with the republic's top leadership and representatives of the Supreme Command Staff of the Defense Army partook in the Divine Liturgy served by Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan dedicated to the Holy Nativity and Theophany of Jesus Christ held in Gandzasar Monastic Complex.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Divine Liturgy served at the Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert

Today Candlelight Divine Liturgy was served at the Holy Mother of God Cathedral in Stepanakert.

7 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus case on January 4.

Kazakh president accepts government’s resignation

Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the country’s government, which will continue performing its duties until a new cabinet of ministers is formed, Tass informs.

Georgia again rejects 3+3 format meeting

Georgia will again not participate in the 3+3 platform’s second meeting which is planned to be held in Turkey, Georgia’s Ambassador to Ankara George Janjgava told the Daily Sabah newspaper.

Artsakh President holds New Year’s first working consultation with law enforcement agencies’ heads

On January 4, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan held his first working meeting of the new year with the participation of the heads of law enforcement agencies, the Presidential Office stated.

Turkish Pegasus airline requests permit from Armenian aviation authorities to re-launch Istanbul-Yerevan flights

The Turkish Pegasus airline asked Armenian aviation authorities permit to re-launch its roundtrip flights from Istanbul to Yerevan, the spokesperson for the Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructures Sona Harutyunyan told Armenpress.

Serviceman arrested on suspicion of killing comrade

A serviceman is under arrest on suspicion of killing his comrade at a military base in Vayots Dzor Province.

Armenia PM, Iran President discuss ongoing regional processes

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a phone conversation with President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

Japan’s Sapporo could host 2030 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee and Japan officials have been holding behind-the-scenes talks that could secure Sapporo’s bid to host the 2030 Winter Olympics in 2022, The Japan Times reported citing “multiple sources with knowledge of the matter”.

Azerbaijan soldier wounded after stepping on land mine in Artsakh’s Karvachar

An Azerbaijan soldier was wounded after stepping on land mine in Artsakh’s Karvachar region currently under the control of Azerbaijan, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti reported.

We are obliged to do and will do our best so that Artsakh, that has been invincible for centuries, always remain like that. Artsakh President

On 31 December Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan addressed a congratulatory message on the New Year and Christmas holidays, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Artsakh Minister of Foreign Affairs Visited Military Units and Congratulated the Servicemen

On December 31, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan together with Government and Parliament members, visited a number of military units and some sections of the line of contact, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

The protection of Artsakh's interests is the priority of the coming year. Artsakh FM

We have tried to do our best to carry out the ministry’s work properly.

Dairy workshop to be opened in Artsakh's Haterk

Milena Ohanyan studies at Artsakh State University. Her family has decided to establish a dairy workshop in the community of Haterk of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

28 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 28 new coronavirus case on December 29.

U.S. Ambassador reaffirms commitment to continue working with Armenia for a better future

United States Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy issued a holiday message congratulating the Armenian people on New Year and Christmas.

United States calls on Azerbaijan to release all remaining Armenian captives

The United States is calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to release all remaining Armenian captives.

Putin’s phone call with Biden scheduled for late Thursday evening — Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will hold a telephone conversation with his US counterpart Joe Biden late on Thursday evening, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS.

Nikol Pashinyan, Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin hold phone conversation

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Russia Mikhail Mishustin.

Artsakh Republic President received staff members of schools of Hadrout and Shoushi

On December 29 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the staff members of Hadrout secondary school after M. Manvelyan, Shoushi secondary specialized music school after D. Ghazaryan and school after Kh. Abovyan, the Presidential Office stated.

President Harutyunyan received members of the Refugee Women Union NGO

On December 27 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received members of the "Refugee Women's Union" NGO led by its chairperson Ruzanna Avagyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Nikol Pashinyan to pay working visit to Russia

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation on December 28, stated the Office of the Prime Minister.

Gabriel Boric to become Chile's youngest ever president

Leftist candidate Gabriel Boric has won Chile's presidential election to become the country's youngest ever leader, the BBC reports.

Russia has no plans for reviving Soviet Union — Federation Council’s speaker

Russia has never demonstrated some "imperial ambitions" and it has no plans for reviving the Soviet Union, the speaker of the Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Valentina Matviyenko told a news conference on Monday when asked for a comment regarding allegations Russia had plans for recreating the Soviet Union, Tass informs.

Russia will not turn into "besieged fortress" due to sanctions — Lavrov

The Russian leadership is not considering the possibility of turning the country into a "besieged fortress" because of the Western sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an exclusive interview for the Solovyov Live YouTube channel on Monday.

New residential district being constructed in the community of Ivanyan

In the new district under construction in the administrative territory of Ivanyan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region, the construction of 9 prefabricated houses with light constructions continues.

Cavusoglu says Armenia-Turkish's representatives 1st meeting to be held in Moscow

The first meeting of the representatives of Armenia and Turkey on the normalization of relations will take place in Moscow, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake hits Iran

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.2 was recorded on Monday in southern Iran, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center reported.

Artsakh Parliament expresses outrage at distorted formulations of Armenian PM

Throughout the chronicle of the Karabakh conflict statements distorting and falsifying the essence of the problem have regularly been circulated, which complicate and entangle the process of comprehensive and final settlement of the conflict, the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh reported.

The traces of the war being eliminated in Martuni Vocational School (Photos)

The vocational school named after Vladik Khachatryan in the town of Martuni of the Republic of Artsakh suffered significant losses due to the war; construction work is currently underway.

Commemoration of the Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul

St. Peter was one of the 12 apostles of Christ. He was the brother of Andrew. He was one of the beloved apostles of Jesus and the witness of Our Lord’s transfiguration and the other important events related to Jesus.

Intra-community roads to be asphalted in Garnakar. Community Leader

The residents of Garnakar community of Artsakh’s Martakert region continue to live and create on their native land.

New round of talks with Turkey can succeed only in one case – if Ankara recognizes Armenian Genocide. Ruben Safrastyan

Expert on Turkey, academician Ruben Safrastyan sat down with Armenpress to talk about the prospects of the new process of normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey after the failed “football diplomacy”, whether or not Turkey is sincere in willing to reconcile with Armenia and what risks and benefits Armenia could have by entering this process.

Reports that EU demands Russia pay €290 bln are untrue

The European Union demands Russia cancel or adjusts several measures that are seen by it as violating the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) rules; reports that it allegedly demands Russia pay €290 billion are not true, the press service of the Russian ministry of economic development said on Sunday.

UN Secretary General calls on world to “prepare” for next pandemic

The Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres called on the world to “prepare” for the next pandemic in a message on the occasion of International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

Exhibition of clothes sewn by freshmen of "Antonia Arslan" Armenian-Italian Educational Complex held

The first exhibition of clothes sewn by the freshmen of the “Garment Manufacturing Technology” group of the "Antonia Arslan" Armenian-Italian Educational Complex was held.

Moscow would like to receive reply on security proposals as soon as possible, says Kremlin

Russia would like to receive a reply from the US and NATO on its proposals regarding security guarantees as soon as possible, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS, adding that there is no deadline.

Renovation work underway in the secondary school of Kaghartsi (Photos)

The educational process in the secondary school of the community of Kaghartsi of Artsakh’s Martuni region is organized in a normal mode; the students dutifully attend the school, observing the anti-epidemic rules.

The construction of a three-story residential building in Chartar being completed

The construction of a three-storey residential building in Chartar town of Artsakh’s Martuni region is being completed.

Russian Foreign Ministry wishes “peace and patience” to Armenia and Azerbaijan

The Nagorno Karabakh conflict is one of the most complex, prolonged and bloody conflicts, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing.

Lavrov: Involvement of Kiev in NATO poses serious risks, even large-scale conflict in Europe

An unhealthy situation has been created in cooperation with Washington. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Oslobodenje, a daily newspaper in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tass informs.

US arms exports fall 21% in 2021

US arms exports have fallen 21 percent, from $175 billion to $138 billion, in 2021, according to the State Department data, news.am informs, citing TASS.

US to disagree with Russia’s NATO-related security proposals — White House

Washington will not approve Russia’s security proposals related to NATO, but may agree to other initiatives, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has told reporters, Tass informs.

Artsakh President discusses a number of issues with representatives of Hadrout region and community heads

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received representatives of the Hadrout regional administration and a group of community heads on December 23, the Presidential Office stated.

Arayik Harutyunyan delivered a speech during the discussion of the State budget for 2022 in the National Assembly

On 23 December President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan participated in the regular sitting of the National Assembly, at which the draft law "On the State Budget of the Artsakh Republic for 2022" was discussed in the second reading, the Presidential Office stated.

The infrastructures in Artsakh functioning almost uninterruptedly. President Harutyunyan

The infrastructures in the Artsakh Republic are functioning almost uninterruptedly.

Tournament will be organized in Stepanakert in memory of the fallen heroes

On December 28, at 19:00, on the initiative of Artsakh AUFC MMA organization, an international professional MMA tournament (mixed martial arts) will be held in Stepanakert in memory of the heroes fallen in the 44-day war.

Putin opens annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin has opened his 17th annual press conference at Moscow’s Manege Hall. Only 507 reporters were invited this year since restrictive measures to stop the spread of COVID-19 are in effect, Tass informs.

The residents of Shahmasur live their daily life. Community Leader

The Shahmasur community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 158 residents.

13 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 13 new coronavirus case on December 22.

The community of Chankatagh needs a kindergarten. Community Leader

The community of Chankatagh The community of Chankatagh of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 357 residents.

Blanket COVID boosters risk prolonging pandemic, WHO chief warns

The World Health Organization chief has warned that the rush in wealthy countries to roll out additional COVID-19 vaccine doses was deepening the inequity in access to jabs that is prolonging the pandemic.

Global COVID-19 case count exceeds 275 million — WHO

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases worldwide has exceeded 275 million, while the number of fatalities is above 5.36 million, Tass informs, citing the World Health Organization (WHO).

Hoping to find what has been lost ... The story of a displaced family

Due to the war, Bella Stepanyan was displaced from Artsakh's Shushi with her husband and 6 minor children. The family has settled in Kaghartsi community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Armenia Security Council Secretary meets with Stanislav Zas

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan today met with Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas, who is on a working visit to Armenia, the Office of the Secretary of the Security Council reports.

Russia and US agree on security dialogue mechanisms, says foreign minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that Moscow and Washington have some points of agreement on dialogue mechanisms relating to security guarantees, noting that there are no any conflicts of interest among all countries in the region.

Large-scale work planned in Martuni. Mayor

In 2022, asphalting works on a number of Martuni’s streets to be implemented.

26 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 26 new coronavirus case on December 21.

If you praise “good will” of a criminal instead of punishing, you encourage deviant behavior. Artak Beglaryan

If you praise “good will” of a criminal instead of punishing, you encourage deviant behavior, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan wrote on his Twitter page.

Armenian PM receives Russian deputy prime minister

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received today Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk, Pashinyan’s Office reports.

Asphalt pavement work underway in Askeran

The main road of Nelson Stepanyan Street in Askeran is being asphalted.

French presidential candidate Valérie Pécresse calls on Azerbaijan to unconditionally return 51 Armenian captives

President of the Regional Council of Île-de-France Valérie Pécresse calls for unconditionally returning 51 Armenian captives held in Azerbaijan.

Great work done to monitor and preserve the cultural heritage of the occupied territories of Artsakh. Minister

In the current year, great work has been done to monitor and preserve the cultural heritage of the occupied territories of Artsakh.

President Harutyunyan has signed a number of laws

On 21 December, President Harutyunyan has signed a number of laws, the Presidential Office stated.

Humanitarian situation improved in Nagorno Karabakh thanks to presence of Russian peacekeepers – Putin

The humanitarian situation has improved in Nagorno Karabakh thanks to the presence of the Russian peacekeepers, President of Russia Vladimir Putin said during the enlarged board session of the Defense Ministry.

Achievements in the field of sports were unprecedented. Lusine Gharakhanyan sums up the results of 2021

In the current year, 15 sports events with the participation of 772 athletes were held in Artsakh.

Stepanakert Christmas tree lighting ceremony to be held Dec. 24

Stepanakert Christmas tree lighting ceremony will be held on December 24.

Gas prices in Europe surpass $1,800 per 1,000 cubic meters. First time since October

Gas prices in Europe surpassed $1,800 per 1,000 cubic meters for the first time since October, according to London’s ICE, Tass informs.

U.S. records first known omicron related death

Health officials in Texas announced Monday that it recorded the first death related to the omicron COVID-19 variant.

Launch of Persian Gulf-Black Sea route could boost economic cooperation – Armenian PM

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan says that the implementation of the Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transportation corridor project could boost the economic cooperation.

137 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

137 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, raising the total cumulative number of confirmed cases to 343,845, the National Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.

14 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 14 new coronavirus case on December 20.

US says it will not allow Iran to develop nuclear weapon

U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will visit Israel this week for detailed discussions with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Iran's nuclear program, a senior Biden administration official said on Monday, Reuters reported.

New outpatient department opened at the Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert

On December 20, a new outpatient department has been opened at the Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert.

Dollar drops again in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 480.61/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is down by AMD 0.58 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

CSTO Secretary General to visit Armenia

Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas will visit Armenia on December 21-23 to meet with the top military-political leadership and discuss the situation in the CSTO responsibility zone, the CSTO secretariat reports.

38 displaced families settled in Haterk. Community Leader

The community of Haterk of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 1800 residents.

Armenian, Georgian PMs hold meeting in Tbilisi

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia on Monday had a private conversation with his Georgian colleague Irakli Garibashvili, in the Georgian capital Tbilisi, the Prime Minister's Office informed.

Armenia’s Pashinyan arrives in Georgia on working visit

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia has arrived in Georgia on a working visit, the Prime Minister's Office informed.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with representatives of the "ARF-Dashnaktsoutyun" and the “Justice” factions of the Artsakh National Assembly

On 20 December President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan held separate meetings with representatives of the "ARF-Dashnaktsoutyun" and the “Justice” factions of the Artsakh Republic National Assembly within the framework of his December 10 proposal on political cooperation in the resolution of the problems facing the state.

Qert school provided with sports equipment

On 19 December, Tehran-Armenian philanthropist Edvin Avanesyan made another donation, this time to the secondary school of Qert community of Artsakh’s Martuni region. The school has been equipped with sports equipment.

Armenia PM to head for Georgia on working visit

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia on Monday will head for Georgia on a working visit, the Prime Minister's Office stated.

World oil prices falling

World oil prices are dropping Monday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Devotion is immortality ... Arthur Asryan

During the recent 44-day Artsakh War, thousands of heroes died while defending the homeland.

European diplomats say 'some technical progress' has been made in talks over Iran nuclear deal

European diplomats in talks to save the landmark Iran nuclear deal said Friday that "some technical progress" had been made but warned they were "rapidly reaching the end of the road", news.am informs.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with representatives of the three factions of the Artsakh National Assembly

On 17 December President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan held separate meetings with representatives of the "Artsakh Democratic Party", "United Homeland", and "Free Homeland-United Civil Alliance" factions of the Artsakh Republic National Assembly within the framework of his December 10 proposal on political cooperation in the resolution of the problems facing the state, the Presidential Office stated.

New apartment district being built in Martuni (Photos)

In the territory of the former hospital of the city of Martuni, the construction works of a new multi-apartment district are being carried out by "FERZIT" construction company.

US welcomes recent meetings in Brussels between Armenian PM and Azerbaijani President – State Department

The United States supports the establishment of direct contacts between Armenia and Azerbaijan, State Department Spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

G7 calls Omicron ‘biggest threat to global public health’

Health ministers from the world’s seven richest democracies agreed Thursday that the Omicron coronavirus variant that is surging across Europe and other parts of the world is the “biggest threat to global public health.”

Residential district being built in the administrative territory of Hovsepavan community

Construction works of new districts are being carried out in the administrative territory of the Hovsepavan community of Artsakh's Askeran region.

Azerbaijan jamming cellular communications in Artsakh

People in Artsakh are experiencing problems with mobile connections as a result of frequency jamming by Azerbaijan, Artsakh’s Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure said in a statement on Friday.

Arayik Harutyunyan received Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Armenia Argishti Kyaramyan

On 17 December President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the delegation led by Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia Argishti Kyaramyan, the Presidential Office stated.

The houses destroyed during the war being renovated in Mokhratagh. There are about hundred houses in the vacant housing stock of the village. Community Leader

The residents of the community of Mokhratagh of Artsakh's Martakert region have already returned to normal life.

23 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 23 new coronavirus case on December 16.

193 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

193 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 343,350, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Armenia’s Security Council Secretary meets Atlantic Council’s expert community representatives in US

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan met with the representatives of the expert community of the Atlantic Council during his visit in the United States, his Office reports.

EU summit agrees to extend anti-Russian economic sanctions by 6 months

Leaders of the 27 EU member states unanimously agreed to extend economic sanctions against Russia by another six-month period, European Council President Charles Michel told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

Russian frigate successfully hits target with Tsirkon hypersonic missile from White Sea

The Northern Fleet’s Project 22350 frigate Admiral Gorshkov in the White Sea has successfully hit a target at the Chizha proving ground in the Arkhangelsk Region with the Tsirkon hypersonic missile, the Russian Defense Ministry told journalists on Thursday, Tass informs.

Stepanakert State Dramatic Theater today. Problems and programs presented by the director

Stepanakert State Dramatic Theater after Vahram Papazyan faces a number of problems in the post-war period, but these do not prevent the cultural center from continuing its activities.

European Union preparing full set of sanctions against Russia, says foreign policy chief

The European Union is preparing a full set of sanctions against Russia, which will be discussed at the EU summit on Thursday, EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrel told reporters as he arrived at the meeting of leaders of 27 EU states in Brussels, Tass informs.

Zelensky says would use Nord Stream 2 situation to meet with Putin

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky said he wants to use the situation around the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in order to hold talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tass informs.

New residential district being built in Nakhichevanik

"Support Our Heroes" Charitable NGO and the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding, according to which the Armenian Missionary Association of America will sponsor the construction of 6 out of 16 houses in the new district of Nakhichevanik community in Askeran region of the Artsakh Republic.

Artsakh is our wealth, which we must understand and appreciate. ''Teach for Armenia'' Teacher

Within the framework of ''Teach for Armenia'', Gigush Mkrtchyan from Ijevan teaches Mathematics and Informatics at Martuni's Secondary School N1 after Nelson Stepanyan.

25 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 25 new coronavirus case on December 15.

Pashinyan, Aliyev agree to continue contacts

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev have agreed to continue the contacts.

180 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

180 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 343,157, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Russian peacekeepers delivered 10 tons of humanitarian cargo for children in Artsakh

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured security of the convoy carrying 10 tons of humanitarian cargo from Yerevan to Stepanakert.

Armenian PM, President of Cyprus meet in Brussels

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with President of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades within the framework of the Eastern Partnership Summit, the PM’s Office reports.

Armenian professor at Sorbonne University gave an online lecture for the students of Artsakh State University

On December 15, Aram Martirosyan, Professor of Law History at the Department of the Eastern Christian Rights and Institutions at the Sorbonne University in Paris, Director of the Department of Religious Studies at EPHE, for Artsakh State University students, gave an online lecture entitled "Political-Religious Issues of Armenian Canon Law; From History to Our Days. "

The Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan Met with US President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan

On December 15, The Secretary of the Security Council, Armen Grigoryan, met with US President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser, Jake Sullivan.

“We will never abandon the Armenians” – President Macron vows to seek solutions for lasting peace

French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed his support towards Armenians, expressing hope that the holiday season will become a “season of humanitarian progress and peace”.

Trilateral meeting between PM Pashinyan, Aliyev and Macron took place in Brussels

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a trilateral meeting with President of France Emmanuel Macron and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels after the Eastern Partnership summit.

President Arayik Harutyunyan chaired the Security Council meeting

On 15 December President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened a meeting of the Security Council.

US welcomes statements by Armenia and Turkey on appointing special envoys for dialogue

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has expressed his support to the processes aimed at normalizing the relations between Armenia and Turkey.

COVID-19: Omicron variant not detected in Armenia

The Omicron coronavirus variant has not been detected in Armenia as of December 15.

Armenia plays big role in expansion of EAEU’s ties with third countries – Russian Ambassador

The relevance of the development of integration processes within the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Union’s enlargement is more than obvious to all those who are familiar with the mutual relations between its member states and the regional developments, Russian Ambassador to Armenia Sergei Kopyrkin said during the 7th annual conference of the Eurasian Expert Club, commenting on the 7th anniversary of Armenia’s membership to the EAEU.

"No difficulty can prevent us from living in our homeland." Head of the Kichan community

The Kichan community of Artsakh's Martakert region has 178 residents.

Today's generation armed with stable knowledge is the guarantor of our future victories. ''Teach for Armenia'' Teacher

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, English teacher Anna Arsenyan teaches at the secondary school of Kaghartsi in the Martuni region of the Artsakh Republic.

Artsakh FM: Azerbaijan's ‘corridor for corridor’ approach is fraught with serious challenges for Russia, Europe

Azerbaijan's "corridor for corridor" approach is fraught with serious challenges for Russia and Europe, and it is unacceptable for the Artsakh Republic.

Pashinyan, Aliyev discuss possible steps aimed at establishing mutual trust

The trilateral meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President of the European Council Charles Michel and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was held in Brussels on December 14, the Armenian PM’s Office reports.

PM Pashinyan, Aliyev reaffirm opening railway

The agreement on reopening railway was reaffirmed during the trilateral meeting between Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and the President of the European Council Charles Michel in Brussels.

Statement of President Charles Michel following the trilateral meeting with President Ilham Aliyev and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan

The President of the European Council, Charles Michel, hosted the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, for a discussion on the evolving situation in the South Caucasus region and ways forward regarding EU relations with both countries.

COVID-19: Portugal to donate 400 thousand doses of Pfizer vaccine to Armenia

Armenia will be provided with a new batch of vaccine against COVID-19 on the sidelines of the vaccine delivery process to the countries of the Eastern Partnership, the European Commission said, presenting the statement by Olivér Várhelyi, the Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement.

President Harutyunyan received Artsakh Football League member clubs representatives

On December 14 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received representatives of the Artsakh Football League member clubs, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenian President, EU Ambassador discuss regional security

President Armen Sarkissian held a meeting today with Head of the European Union’s Delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, the Presidential Office reports.

Devotion is immortality...Mkhitar Asryan

During the 44 –Day Artsakh War many heroes died for the defense of the homeland. 36-year-old Mkhitar Asryan is one of them.

Australia, South Korea sign historic defense agreement

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and South Korean President Moon Jae-in have signed a defense deal worth 1 billion Australian dollars as the two countries mark 60 years of diplomatic relations, DW reports.

"Azerbaijan is the enemy of civilization." A new series presenting the historical and cultural heritage of Artsakh published

On December 14, a press conference was held in Stepanakert Mesrop Mashtots University dedicated to the publication of the series "Azerbaijan is the Enemy of Civilization".

Armenia PM heads for Brussels on working visit

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia on Tuesday left for Brussels on a two-day working visit.

35 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 53 new coronavirus case on December 13.

Armenia and Turkey to appoint “special envoys”

Just like before, Armenia is now also ready for the process aimed at the normalization of relations with Turkey without preconditions, which is set forth in the government program, the Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement.

Putin tells Johnson about Kiev’s policy of aggravating situation in Donbass

Russian President Vladimir Putin told UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson about Kiev’s policy geared toward derailing the Minsk agreements, aggravating the situation in Donbass and discriminating against the Russian-speaking population, the Kremlin press service said on Monday after their telephone conversation.

EU’s Charles Michel to host PM Pashinyan and President Aliyev for trilateral talks on December 14

President of the European Council Charles Michel will host on December 14 Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Brussels for talks.

German top diplomat says Nord Stream 2 certification halted for non-compliance with EU

Germany’s regulator has suspended the certification of the Nord Stream 2 operator due to its non-compliance with the EU’s energy regulation, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said as she arrived at a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Brussels on Monday, Tass informs.

Hobby as a family business. Made in Artsakh

Mary Petrosyan makes handicrafts and this hobby is gradually turning into a small family business.

Two missing after cargo ships collide in Baltic Sea

A major rescue operation is under way after two cargo ships collided in the Baltic Sea off the Swedish coast, causing one to overturn, BBC News reports.

Iran puts 20 US citizens on sanctions list for human rights violations

The Iranian authorities have added more than 20 US citizens to their own sanctions list related to human rights violations, said Kazem Gharib Abadi, deputy head of the Islamic republic's judicial branch of government for international affairs and human rights, news.am informs.

Gas price in Europe exceeds $1,300 per 1,000 cubic meters

The gas price in Europe rose above $1,300 per 1,000 cubic meters at the opening of exchange trading on Monday, for the first time since the beginning of October, TASS reports citing ICE trading data.

Artsakh Central Electoral Commission summed up the results of the elections to the local self-government bodies

Artsakh Central Electoral Commission has summed up the results of the elections to the local self-government bodies, the press service of Artsakh Central Electoral Commission informs.

"The road to our village". A community impact project will be implemented in Mokhratagh

Within the framework of ''Teach for Armenia'' program, Taron Poghosyan teaches the subject "Pre-service Training and Safe Living Activities" at the G. Poghosyan Secondary School in the village of Mokhratagh in the Martakert region of Artsakh.

Devotion is immortality... Arthur Arstamyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, thousands of devotees died for the defense of the homeland. 19-year-old Arthur Arstamyan is one of those devotees.

China’s Xi plans to hold virtual meeting with Putin on December 15

President of China Xi Jinping is going to have a virtual meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 15, the Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, RIA Novosti reports.

66 daily coronavirus cases confirmed in Armenia

66 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 342,604, the ministry of healthcare reports.

More than 1,4 million COVID-19 vaccinations carried out in Armenia so far

1,452,374 vaccinations against COVID-19 have been carried out in Armenia so far, the ministry of health said today.

Russian peacekeepers provide qualified medical care to people in remote Artsakh settlement

Military doctors of the Russian peacekeeping contingent conducted humanitarian and medical raid to the remote mountain settlement of Badara (Patara) in Artsakh's (Nagorno-Karabakh) Askeran region to provide qualified medical assistance to the residents, needy children and displaced persons.

U.S. President Joe Biden approves Kentucky emergency declaration for tornado disaster

United States President Joe Biden approved an emergency declaration for Kentucky on December 12 after the state was hit by a swarm of tornadoes that killed at least 70 people, the White House said.

NATO sending militants under guise of military instructor to Ukraine. Zakharova

NATO countries are sending militants to Ukraine under the guise of military instructors, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

New Shepard rocket makes suborbital flight with tourists

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin launched its New Shepard rocket for the sixth time this year, a mission that marked the first time the company launched six passengers at once, CNBC reported.

19.65 % of voters had taken part in the elections by 14:00

According to the information from Martuni TECs of the Artsakh Republic, by 14:00 986 (19.65 %) voters had taken part in the elections.

1 Armenian soldier dead, several wounded in latest Azeri attack

One Armenian serviceman was killed in action and several others were wounded in the latest Azerbaijani attack, the Ministry of Defense said.

Armenia MOD: Azerbaijan attacked in eastern direction of border

Azerbaijani military units attacked an Armenian Armed Forces position in the eastern direction of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border around 12:00, December 10.

The will and the vision of the people remain unchanged. David Babayan

On the occasion of the Artsakh Independence Referendum, Fundamental Human Rights, and Constitution Day anniversary, Artsakh officials visited the Stepanakert City Memorial.

Recognition of inalienable right to self-determination is only way to end Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict. Artsakh Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Artsakh released a statement on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the independence referendum.

US, Russia agree on further contacts after presidential talks — White House

Washington and Moscow agreed to hold further contacts in the context of the recent video conference between the presidents of Russia and the United States, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has told reporters.

‘We will continue the struggle for return of occupied territories’ – President of Artsakh

President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan issued a statement on the 30th anniversary of the holding of referendum for independence in Artsakh.

Elections to self-government bodies being held in Martuni and Gishi communities of Artsakh's Martuni region

Elections to self-government bodies are being held today in Martuni and Gishi communities of the Martuni region of the Republic of Artsakh, Central Electoral Commission of Artsakh Republic informs.

Olympic Games to end if politics get involved — IOC President

The Olympic Games will end if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) abolishes its political neutrality, IOC President Thomas Bach told journalists, Tass informs.

Russian peacekeepers to complete “duty” of returning Armenian POWs from Azeri captivity – Lt. Gen. Rustam Muradov

The Deputy Commander of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces Lieutenant general Rustam Muradov said that there is a “positive understanding” in the issue of repatriating the Armenian captives held in Azerbaijan after the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh war.

Nngi community will have a modern reading center

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Sose Kocharyan works at Nngi Secondary School of Artsakh’s Martuni region. In an interview with "Artsakhpress", S. Kocharyan mentioned that they had developed the "Lusattik" (firefly) project with the students.

Russia advocates peace, but has right to ensure its security — Putin

Russia advocates peace but has the right to ensure its security in the medium to long term, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

53 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 53 new coronavirus case on December 8.

Armenian Ambassador, US Congresswoman discuss post-war situation

On December 7th Lilit Makunts, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America, had a virtual meeting with Congresswoman Young Kim (R – California), member of House Foreign Affairs Committee, the Armenian Embassy reports.

Azerbaijani forces again open fire at Armenian military positions

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces opened fire in the late evening of December 8 at Armenian military positions in the eastern section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Ministry of Defense reports.

Rep. Pallone calls for using tough diplomacy to deter Azerbaijani president’s aggressive behavior

US Congressman Frank Pallone commented on the statements of Azerbaijani president Ilham Aliyev again containing threats against Armenia.

"Voice of Hadrut". The people of Hadrut convey their thoughts through the book

A book by turkologist-journalist Sofia Hakobyan entitled "Voice of Hadrut" has been published.

Armenian President arrives in Qatar

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian arrived in Qatar today in the morning on a working visit, Gulf Times reports.

Armenia will consistently pursue Azerbaijan’s compliance with ICJ’s orders –Armenian Foreign Ministry

On December 7, International Court of Justice issued its orders on the requests for provisional measures made by Armenia and Azerbaijan in the proceedings instituted by Armenia against Azerbaijan and the counterclaim of Azerbaijan against Armenia under the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination” (CERD), the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The inclusion of a country that has adopted a policy of cultural vandalism in the international structure dealing with the protection of cultural values causes concerns and distrust. Artsakh Minister of Education and Science

The fact that Azerbaijan was elected a member of the UNESCO Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict was itself a cause for deep concern and distrust towards the above-mentioned international organization with the mission of preserving the world cultural heritage, Artsakh Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport, Lusine Gharakhanyan wrote on her Facebook page.

UN chief in self-isolation after being exposed to COVID-19

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is in self-isolation until Thursday after coming into contact with a UN official who tested positive for COVID-19, but he has no symptoms of the infection, Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General, said, reports TASS.

Olaf Scholz elected as German chancellor

Members of Germany’s parliament have elected Social Democrat Olaf Scholz as the country’s new chancellor, according to a broadcast on the Bundestag website, reports TASS.

The New Year's dreams of children of the fallen heroes and disabled people will be realized. Artsakh Mothers Club implements new program

The Artsakh Mothers Club initiated the realization of the New Year's dreams of the children of the fallen heroes and the children of those who received 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree disabilities during the Artsakh war of 2020 during the 2020 Artsakh War.

"Sport is Also Knowledge." Stadium to be Built in the Community of Sos

Grigor Elizbaryan from Yerevan, within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, works at Hayk Hakobyan Secondary School in Sos village of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Putin, Biden discuss Ukraine, security, restrictions on diplomatic work

The presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Joe Biden, agreed about ‘detailed consultations’ on sensitive security issues, the Kremlin press service said after the two-hour talks in the video conference format.

410 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

410 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 341,468, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Armenian FM to visit France

Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a two-day working visit to Paris on December 8 to take part in the joint session of the Armenian-French working group on development and expansion of economic cooperation, the ministry said in a statement.

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries emphasize unacceptability of use or threat of force to resolve border disputes

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, and French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, representing the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair countries, express support for the resumption of direct dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan under the auspices of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

Nagorno Karabakh conflict discussed at 28th OSCE Ministerial Council

The Nagorno Karabakh conflict has been discussed on the sidelines of the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council, which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 2-3.

President Harutyunyan partook in Martouni at the opening ceremony of a khachkar-monument commemorating seven artillerymen

On December 7, President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the town of Martouni and held a working consultation with the participation of the officials of the regional administration, the Presidential Office stated.

Russia’s new daily coronavirus cases below 32,000 for first time since October 14

Russia recorded 31,096 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday. The number of new daily cases was below 32,000 for the first time since October 14. The total number of cases has reached 9,864,845.

Beijing vows to take countermeasures following US boycott of 2022 Olympics

China will take decisive measures in the wake of the US diplomatic boycott of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Zhao Lijian told a briefing on Tuesday.

Pentagon discusses situation on Russia-Ukraine border

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin discussed with "key departmental leaders" the "buildup of Russian military forces in the areas around eastern, northeastern, and eastern Ukraine but on obviously in western Russia."

Even after many trials, we could not avoid new tragedies. NA Deputy Speaker

On December 7, in connection with the 33rd anniversary of the Spitak earthquake, Gagik Baghunts, Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh, paid tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake at the Stepanakert Memorial.

Azerbaijani president’s statements contradict agreements reached in Sochi – Armenia Foreign Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia commented on the statement of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev who demanded that that Armenia should accept the terms of Azerbaijan and announce a specific date for the opening of the so-called "Zangezur corridor".

We must do our utmost in good faith to be worthy of the memory of the victims of the earthquake and wars. Artsakh State Minister

On 7 December, in connection with the 33rd anniversary of the Spitak earthquake, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan paid tribute to the victims of the devastating earthquake at the Stepanakert Memorial.

Artsakh FM David Babayan visited the Stepanakert Memorial Complex

On December 7, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan visited the Stepanakert Memorial Complex and on behalf of the staff of the Foreign Ministry laid flowers on the monument to the victims of the devastating December 7, 1988 earthquake in Armenia.

62 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 62 new coronavirus case on December 6.

President Arayik Harutyunyan paid tribute to the memory of the innocent victims of the destructive Spitak earthquake

Today on December 7, in connection with the 33rd anniversary of the destructive Spitak earthquake, the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan paid tribute to the memory of the innocent victims, in Stepanakert city memorial, the Presidential Office stated.

US Air Force plans to develop 2 new secret combat drones

The US Air Force will seek funding to develop a pair of classified combat drone programs next year that are designed to operate alongside fighter planes and bombers, Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall told POLITICO, the latter reported.

240 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

240 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 341,058, the ministry of healthcare reports.

33 years passed since Spitak earthquake

Thirty-three years ago, on December 7, 1988, one of the most terrible tragedies in the modern history of Armenia took place.

Putin, Biden to hold talks via live link-up on Tuesday

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden will hold bilateral talks in a video conference format on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Putin arrives in India

Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in India for talks with the country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, TASS reports.

U.S. federal government commission slams Turkey for poor religious freedom

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom strongly criticized the Turkish government for the “religious freedom conditions” and “actions, deliberate inactions, and rhetoric to fuel a political environment that is hostile to religious minorities.”

CSTO foreign ministers adopt joint statement on fight against terrorism

The CSTO member states are deeply concerned about the terror attacks in the CSTO space and outside its borders, as well as about the growing use of internet, live broadcasts for that purpose, the CSTO foreign ministers’ statement adopted on the sidelines of the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council in Sweden says.

First mass in nearly 100 years served at Armenian Catholic Church in Turkey’s Diyarbakir

After the completion of renovation works, the first mass in nearly 100 years was served at the Armenian Catholic Church in the district of Sur in Diyarbakir, Turkey, the Doghan news agency reports.

Lukashenko: NATO's plans in the regions are unacceptable for Russia and Belarus

NATO's plans in the region are unacceptable not only for Russia but Belarus, too. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement on Monday according to BelTA report.

Georgia reports 1,778 daily coronavirus cases

Georgia reported 1,778 new Covid-19 cases, 3,234 recoveries and 63 deaths on Monday, December 6, the official figures show.

"The Talking Book" project to be implemented in Artsakh

Tatev Karapetyan was born and raised in Yerevan. Since 2018, she has been living and working in Artsakh at the Artsakh Regional Office of the “Teach for Armenia” Educational Foundation as a Leadership Development Officer.

Devotion is immortality ...Lieutenant Colonel Valeri Aghajanyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many heroes have fallen for the defense of the homeland. One of them was 40-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Valeri Aghajanyan.

Japan to seek comprehensive development of relations with Russia, PM says

Tokyo will seek a comprehensive development of relations with Moscow, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said in his policy speech at the start of an extraordinary session of the country’s parliament on Monday, Tass informs.

Soldier killed in Artsakh

At around 9:20pm on Sunday, Artsakh Defense Army conscript Gor Martirosyan (born in 2002) received a fatal gunshot wound at the guard post of a Defense Army military unit—and in still unknown circumstances, the press service of the Artsakh Defense Army reports.

The intra-community roads of Vaghuhas asphalted

The intra-community roads of the Vaghuhas community of Artsakh’s Martakert region have been asphalted.

Garnakar community will have a stadium

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Margarita Yervandyan teaches English in Garnakar village of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Foreign Minister Participatedat the Conference of the ARFDHay Dat Committees and Offices

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan participated in the conference of the ARF-Dashnaktsutyun Hay Dat Committees and Offices, which took place in the Grand Hall of the National Assembly of Artsakh, and delivered a speech, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Putin, Biden to discuss Geneva agreements, Middle East, Ukraine, NATO

The date of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s videoconference meeting with his US counterpart, Joe Biden, has been tentatively approved and will be announced after it has been finalized with US counterparts, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

Psaki: US, Russia considering possibility of Biden-Putin meeting

The possibility of holding direct contacts between US President Joe Biden and Russian leader Vladimir Putin is being discussed, and Washington intends to focus on Ukraine. The statement came from White House spokesperson Jen Psaki at a press briefing on Friday, news.am informs.

Artsakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs calls on the international community to give an adequate assessment to the unbridled actions of Azerbaijan

On December 3, 2021, Seyran Smbat Sargsyan, born in 1956, a resident of Chartar settlement of the Martuni district of the Republic of Artsakh, was grazing his cattle and as a result of being lost was captured and killed by Azerbaijani military units,the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

"Young Scholars Club" to be opened in the community of Nakhijevanik

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Arsine Saghyan teaches Mathematics and Computer Science at Nakhijevanik Secondary School in the Askeran region of Artsakh. Students from 3 neighboring villages attend that school.

Canada FM expresses solidarity with Armenian people

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, Melanie Joly, has expressed solidarity with the Armenian people.

Benny Gantz believes US will support Israel in attack on Iran

Israel must do everything in its power to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, as news.am informs, Defense Secretary Benny Gantz told Ynet News.

Azerbaijan takes Artsakh citizen captive

A 65-year old citizen from Artsakh is detained by Azerbaijani authorities after getting lost and accidentally crossing into Azerbaijani-controlled territories, the National Security Service of Artsakh said.

Russia records over 32,900 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

The number of COVID-19 daily cases in Russia surged by 32,930 to 9,736,037, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday.

Russian peacekeepers hold anti-Covid events at all 27 observation posts in Artsakh

Russian peacekeepers held anti-Covid-19 events at all 27 observation posts in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Defense Ministry of Russia reported on Friday.

Brazilian president says accepts Putin’s invitation to visit Russia

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans to visit Russia in the first quarter of 2022 at Russian leader Vladimir Putin’s invitation, as Bolsonaro himself said in his weekly address broadcast on social media, Tass informs.

Armenia MFA spokesman: FMs Mirzoyan-Bayramov meeting possible in Stockholm today

A meeting between Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov is possible Friday on the margins of the 28th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm, Sweden, according to Vahan Hunanyan, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, news.am informs.

51 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 51 new coronavirus case on December 2.

Devotion is immortality ... Captain Movses Davtyan

During the 44-Day Artsakh War, many heroes died for the defense of the homeland. One of them was 29-year-old captain Movses Davtyan.

Armenian, Greek FMs exchange views on peaceful settlement of NK conflict

On December 2, within the framework of the OSCE Ministerial Council, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Dendias in Stockholm, the Armenian foreign ministry reports.

Hoping to find what has been lost ... The story of a displaced family

Before the 44-day Artsakh War, the Sargsyan family lived in the Avetaranots community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Armenian, Austrian FMs discuss protection of Artsakh's cultural and religious heritage in Azeri- controlled territories

On December 2, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is in Sweden to participate in the OSCE Ministerial Council, held a meeting with Foreign Minister of Austria Michael Linhart.

Unprecedented high number of births registered in Artsakh in November

178 babies were born in Artsakh in November, Artsakh Republic President Arayk Harutyunyan wrote on Facebook.

Russia calls for agreements preventing NATO’s eastward expansion, Maria Zakharova

The only way to resolve Europe’s deplorable security situation is for Moscow and NATO to develop long-term agreements preventing the alliance’s eastward expansion, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement, Tass informs.

Sebastian Kurz announces decision to quit politics

Former Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz officially announced at a press conference in Vienna on Thursday that he is stepping down as chairman of the ruling coalition with the Greens, the Austrian People's Party (APP), and is retiring from Austrian politics.

United States welcomes resumption of direct dialogue between governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan

The United States welcomes the resumption of direct dialogue between the governments of Armenia and Azerbaijan, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said in his remarks at the OSCE Ministerial Council in Stockholm on December 2.

Reconstruction and Renovation Works Underway in the Avetik Isahakyan School in Stepanakert

The building of 10 basic school after Avetik Isahakyan in Stepanakert has suffered damages during the war unleashed by Azerbaijan in 2020 against Artsakh.

President Harutyunyan received responsible officials of a number of NGOs

On 2 December Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan received responsible officials of a number of non-governmental organizations, the Presidential Office stated.

Azeri military beaches Artsakh ceasefire. Human Rights Defender

On December 2, at around 10:30 am, the Azerbaijani side fired from the positions located in the direction of Karmir Shuka community of Martuni region of the Artsakh Republic, which lasted for about 10-15 minutes. Mainly firearms were used, the Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan said.

Issues on the construction of a complex in the Stepanakert military pantheon were discussed at the Presidential Office

On December 2 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan convened a consultation with the participation of a group of parents of the victims of the Third Artsakh War and officials of the relevant structures to discuss the construction of a complex in the Stepanakert military pantheon, the Presidential Office stated.

US Secretary of State, Turkish FM discuss situation in Armenia and Azerbaijan

US Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed the situation in Armenia and Azerbaijan, the State Department spokesperson said in a statement.

Russian peacekeepers practiced actions with use of BTR-82A at observation post in Artsakh

As part of a planned combat training session, Russian peacekeepers conducted a training session to prevent possible violations of a mock enemy and ensure security at an observation post in the Shushi district of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

EU Launches €300bn Fund to Challenge China’s Influence

The EU’s plan to invest €300bn (£255bn) in global infrastructure will be better than China’s belt and road initiative, the European Commission president has said, as she announced a strategy to boost technology and public services in developing countries, The Guardian reports.

Reading club will be opened in Artsakh's Kert

Vitali Petrosyan from Hadrut is a teacher-leader at Teach for Armenia.

Armenian government proposes to declare Sep 27 day of remembrance of 2020 Artsakh War victims

The government of Armenia proposes to declare September 27 as a day of remembrance of the victims of the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh in 2020.

EU to provide support to Armenia to improve aviation safety performance

In view of the enhanced aviation relations between Armenia and the EU evidenced by the signature of the Common Aviation Area Agreement (CAAA), the European Commission will provide support to Armenia in dealing with the identified deficiencies and to improve its aviation safety performance”, the EU Delegation in Armenia said in a statement.

72 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 72 new coronavirus case on December 1.

The bust of Hovhannes Aivazovsky erected in the capital

On December 2, the bust of the legendary Russian-Armenian painter of seascapes Hovhannes Aivazovsky was unveiled on the street named after Hovhannes Aivazovsky in Stepanakert.

US Senator expresses readiness to work in Senate to facilitate release of Armenian prisoners of war held by Azerbaijan

On December 1st Lilit Makunts, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the United States of America, held a virtual meeting with Senator Edward Markey (D – Massachusetts), the Armenian Embassy in the USA said in a statement on social media.

FM Mirzoyan raises Armenian POW issue at meeting with Swedish Parliament Speaker

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met on December 1 with Speaker of the Riksdag (Parliament) of Sweden Andreas Norlén on the sidelines of his working visit in Stockholm, the Armenian foreign ministry reports.

Event dedicated to world-famous Armenian painter of seascapes Aivazovsky organized in the capital's gallery

On December1, as part of the educational and cultural program in the Stepanakert Gallery, a film was shown about the biography, the creative path of the legendaryArmenian painter of seascapes Hovhannes Aivazovsky and his legacy, as well as an intellectual game was organized.

For the first time Stepanakert citizens vaccinated at a mobile station

Today a group of school employees have been vaccinated against coronavirus at the mobile vaccination station located near the 10 basic school after Avetik Isahakyan in Stepanakert.

Access to mobile communication and the Internet in the territory of Artsakh deliberately muffled by the Azeris

Since August of this year, the Human Rights Ombudsman’s Staff of the Republic of Artsakh alerted about the damping of telecommunication, in particular, mobile communication and the Internet by Azerbaijan throughout the territory of the Artsakh Republic, Artsakh Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan wrote on his Facebook page.

Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani deputy PMs to meet in Moscow on December 1

The Armenia-Russia-Azerbaijan trilateral working group chaired by the deputy prime ministers will hold a meeting today in the Russian capital of Moscow, the Office of Deputy Prime Minister of Armenia Mher Grigoryan told Armenpress.

‘Shows their own weakness’: Russian diplomat lashes out at US sanctions against Moscow

The use of sanctions by the United States to turn up pressure on Moscow is a sign of weakness in Washington’s position, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told the Soloviev Live YouTube channel on Wednesday.

Russian foreign ministry assesses OSCE role in NK conflict settlement process as useful

Moscow assesses useful the OSCE role in the settlement process of the Transnistria and the Nagorno Karabakh conflicts, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement issued ahead of the OSCE Ministerial Council.

Russia detects 32,837 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 32,837 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, with the total number of infections reaching 9,669,718 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Wednesday, Tass informs.

NATO provides security guarantees to allies, not partners like Ukraine — secretary general

NATO guarantees the collective security of its members but not partners like Ukraine, to whom the alliance provides support, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said at a press conference upon arrival in Latvia’s capital of Riga for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers, Tass informs.

First Russia-ASEAN naval exercise begins in Indonesia

The first-ever military exercise of Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) opened in Indonesia on Wednesday, Russia’s permanent mission to ASEAN told TASS.

Renovation of Shahmasur drinking water and irrigation system and construction of a new water storage basin underway

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Ararat Sargsyan from Gyumri, teaches history at the basic school of the Shahmasur community of Artsak’s Martakert region.

63 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 63 new coronavirus case on November 30.

Full travel ban won’t stop coronavirus — WHO

The World Health Organization believes that the novel coronavirus infection cannot be contained by a full ban on international travel, the organization said in its advice for international traffic in relation to the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, Tass informs.

Omicron symptoms 'very mild' so far, says South African doctor

A South African doctor who was one of the first to suspect a different coronavirus strain among patients said on Sunday that symptoms of the Omicron variant were so far mild and could be treated at home.

Armenian FM visits Sweden for 28th OSCE Ministerial Council

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will travel to Stockholm, Sweden to participate in the 28th OSCE Ministerial Council December 1-3, his spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said.

Charles Michel: Political dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan may lead to a sustainable settlement

The political dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan may lead to a sustainable settlement. This is what President of the European Council Charles Michel declared in his speech at the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum, news.am informs.

Poland restricts access to Belarusian border zone for three months

Polish Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski has imposed a three-month ban on entry of unauthorized individuals to zones bordering Belarus, where a state of emergency used to be in place, according to a decree published on Tuesday night, Tass informs.

Armenia, Greece, Cyprus special forces hold joint exercises

The special forces of Greece, Cyprus, and Armenia have completed the joint Close Quarter Battle 2021 military exercises, Greek City Times reported.

Ombudsman report on Azerbaijan army killing Artsakh civilians is disseminated at UN

The report of Artsakh Human Rights Defender "On the Cases of the Killing of Civilians in Artsakh by the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan" has been disseminated as an official document at the United Nations.

Russia’s upgraded Pantsyr anti-aircraft missile/gun system can fight any strike drones

The upgraded Pantsyr-S1M surface-to-air missile/gun system is capable of fighting all types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), including strike drones, Industrial Director of the Armaments Cluster at the state tech corporation Rostec Bekkhan Ozdoyev told TASS on Tuesday.

Russia records 32,648 new daily coronavirus cases, lowest number since Oct 15

Russia recorded 32,648 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily number since October 15, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday. The total number of cases has reached 9,636,881, Tass informs.

Macron urges Tehran to hold constructive talks on nuclear program

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Tehran to hold constructive talks on its nuclear program to restore the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, news.am informs, citing Agence France-Presse.

Russia, China teaming up serves as best response to illegitimate sanctions, PM insists

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin thinks that Russia and China teaming up for joint development is the best response to the unfriendly actions and unilateral sanctions of other countries.

Military helicopter crashes in Azerbaijan

A military helicopter from Azerbaijan's State Border Guard Service (DSX) has crashed, killing and injuring an unspecified number of people, RFE/RL reports.

A water network being built in Chldran. The village needs a kindergarten

A water network is being built in the Chldran community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Russian peacekeepers ensured the safety of work during the restoration of 20 km of power lines along the demarcation line of the parties in Nagorno-Karabakh

Specialists of the humanitarian response center of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh processed the appeal of the administration of district and ensured security during the restoration of power lines.

Explosion hits Kabul

An explosion occurred on Darulaman Avenue Avenue in Kabul on Tuesday, Ariana News reported, citing eyewitnesses.

Development programs being implemented in Kolkhozashen

Ashot Gabrielyan is from Artsakh’s Askeran region, but he studied and worked in Yerevan.

ICJ to deliver its order on Armenia’s request to indicate provisional measures against Azerbaijan Dec. 7

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will deliver its order over Armenia’s request to apply provisional measures against Azerbaijan on December 7, the Court said in a news release.

34 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 34 new coronavirus case on November 29.

Residents of Karahunj don't despair and continue to create in their Homeland: Community Leader

The Karahunj community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 107 residents.

398 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

398 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 338,518, the ministry of healthcare reports.

World oil prices on the rise

World oil prices are going up Tuesday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Sochi trilateral statement denies propaganda theses about “corridor” – Armenia Foreign Ministry

With the statement signed on November 26 in Sochi, Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan reaffirm their commitment to the consistent and unconditional implementation of all the provisions of the 2020 November 9 trilateral statement, Armenian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in response to the questions of media outlets relating to the Sochi trilateral statement.

Australian government’s recognition of Armenian Genocide is a matter of time after parliament passage – Haig Kayserian

he Australian House of Representatives’ unanimous passage of a motion calling on the federal government to recognize the Armenian Genocide is an “important achievement”, Executive Director of the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU) Haig Kayserian told Armenpress in an interview.

China, Russia maintain close ties amid pandemic — Chinese MFA

China and Russia have worked jointly this year to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and achieved a stable development of bilateral relations in all areas, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said on Monday.

Armenia armed forces conduct battalion tactical exercises

A battalion tactical exercise on "Organization of a counterattack battle and hitting of conventional adversary targets" was held Monday with the participation of a military unit of the Armenian armed forces, news.am informs.

Reading hall to be opened in Verin Horatagh

Gayane Khechumyan from Aygezard community of Armenia’s Ararat region who teaches “ the Armenian Language and Literature” at Caroline Cox Secondary School in Verin Horatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region, within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program has initiated a community development program.

Minsk has all capabilities to respond to escalation of military situation — Lukashenko

Belarus has all capabilities to react to any escalation of the military situation at the border, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday.

No Omicron variant detected in Armenia so far – Armenian Health Minister

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus hasn’t been detected in Armenia so far, Health Minister Anahit Avanesyan said at a press conference.

Russian State Duma speaker re-elected CSTO Parliamentary Assembly chairman

Speaker of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin was re-elected as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) during today’s session of the Assembly, the State Duma’s press service said.

"Social Work" program underway in Stepanakert

The new master's program "Social Work" has already started at Stepanakert Mesrop Mashtots University and the department already has 20 students.

Australian parliament to debate recognition of Armenian Genocide

On Monday 29th November 2021, the Australian Federal Parliament’s House of Representatives will debate a Motion calling on the Australian Government to recognise the Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Genocides, reports the Armenian National Committee of Australia (ANC-AU).

‘I will not rest until we return many Armenian captives home’ – US Congressman

During the congress of the Armenian National Committees and Offices, US Congressman Adam Schiff said in a video message that currently thousands of people in Armenia and Artsakh continue living under the continuous and dangerous threats from their neighbors.

Search for remains of fallen soldiers resume since November 22

The search for the remains of servicemen killed and considered missing in the third Artsakh war last fall has resumed since November 22, reported Artsakh State Service of Emergency Situations.

11 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 11 new coronavirus case on November 28.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 292 calls over last week

On November 22 to 26, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 292 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Russia peacekeepers in Artsakh carry out measures against coronavirus

Specialists of the medical unit of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh have taken a number of preventive measures against the spread of COVID-19, reported the press service of the Russian defense ministry.

Omicron strain of novel coronavirus has not been registered in Russia at present

The omicron variant of the novel coronavirus has not been registered in Russia at present, Head of the Scientific Group for the Development of New Methods for Diagnosing Human Diseases at the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Kamil Khafizov, reported on Sunday.

Venezuelan president accuses EU election observers of espionage

The EU observers came to Venezuela to commit espionage, not to monitor the regional elections, which took place on November 21, President Nicolas Maduro told Venezolana de Television channel, Tass informs.

Allegations that Russia plans to attack anyone are groundless — Kremlin spokesman

Allegations that Russia is planning to attack anyone are absolutely groundless, Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov told TASS on Sunday.

Revaccination effectively protects against Omicron — White House

The revaccination provides the most reliable protection against the Omicron COVID-19 variant, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Chief Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told US President Joe Biden at a briefing, Tass informs.

President Arayik Harutyunyan Participates in Annual Meeting of Hayastan Fund’s Board of Trustees

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan, who is in Yerevan on a working visit, is taking part in the 30th session of the Board of Trustees of Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.

New settlement being built in the administrative territory of Artsakh's Astghashen community

The construction works of the new settlement being built in the administrative territory of the Astghashen community of Artsakh’s Askeran region are underway.

Lavrov lauds Russia-India-China format’s contribution to fostering multipolar world order

The Russia-India-China (RIC) format has contributed to building a multipolar world order and rule of international law, and is a key global and regional policy factor, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported on Friday at the online meeting of the RIC foreign ministers, Tass informs.

Zelensky blames Ukraine’s loss of Donbass on Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky on Friday blamed his predecessor Pyotr Poroshenko for the loss of Donbass, and Ukraine’s acting prime minister in 2014, Alexander Turchinov, for the loss of Crimea.

Artsakh President meets Armenia defense minister

On November 26, Minister of Defense of Armenia Suren Papikyan had a meeting with President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan, the press service of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reads.

Armenian Prime Minister, Russian President, Azerbaijani President adopt joint statement

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev adopted a joint statement based on the trilateral meeting.

Two children born in Artsakh under in vitro fertilization program

Two children were born in Artsakh within the framework of the state program of in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Pashinyan-Putin-Aliyev meeting kicks off in Sochi

The meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev kicked off in the Russian city of Sochi.

Putin highlights importance of Russia-China cooperation in science

Russian President Vladimir Putin notes the importance of cooperation between Russia and China in scientific, technical, and innovation spheres within the comprehensive partnership and strategic interaction between the two states, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Houses being renovated for displaced families in Yeghtsahogh

The Yeghtsahogh community of Artsakh's Shushi region has 145 residents.

Putin to hold bilateral meeting with Pashinyan after trilateral talks

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is holding a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev ahead of the trilateral meeting with participation of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.

President Harutyunyan sent a condolence letter to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan sent a condolence letter to President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

A cooperation agreement signed between NGOs operating in Artsakh

On November 26, a cooperation agreement has been signed between non-governmental organizations operating in the Artsakh Republic.

Community of Hatsi: Daily Life and Issues presented by the Head of the Community

The Hatsi community of Artsakh's Martuni region has 160 residents. The village located 900 m away from the enemy position continues to live.

Delegation Led by RA NA President Alen Simonyan Takes Part in Conference and IPA CIS Council Meeting in Saint Petersburg

On November 25-26, in the Tavricheskiy Palace of Saint Petersburg the delegation led by the RA NA President Alen Simonyan took part in the Conference ‘Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development Goals’ held presided over by the Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council Valentina Matvienko, the Armenian Parliament’s press service reports.

Tumo box will be installed in Martakert

Within the framework of the "Tumo Armenia" Tumo educational program expansion initiative, it is planned to open three Tumo boxes in Artsakh: Askeran, Martakert, Martuni, which will form an educational network with the Tumo Center of Stepanakert.

Azerbaijan returns two Armenian captives

On November 26, the Azerbaijani authorities transferred two captive Armenian citizens to Armenia.

52 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 52 new coronavirus case on November 25.

Nikol Pashinyan pays working visit to Russia

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has departed for Russia, the Prime Minister’s office reported.

Fact of Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting more important than its result – Russian expert on upcoming Sochi talks

Russian expert on international studies, Editor-in-Chief of Russia In Global Affairs journal, research director at the Valdai Discussion Club, Fyodor Lukyanov, doesn’t expect anything new from the upcoming Pashinyan-Putin-Aliyev trilateral talks to be held in Sochi on November 26, because, according to him, the problems existing within the Armenian-Azerbaijani domain, including the situation around Nagorno Karabakh, are far from being resolved.

Armenian Embassy condemns new “despicable and futile” Azeri propaganda provocation in Thessaloniki

Azerbaijani organizations in Thessaloniki incited another propaganda provocation at a bus stop in the Greek city, where a similar incident had taken place days earlier.

Moscow to send more data on Sputnik V jab by late 2021 — WHO regional director

Russia will send additional data on the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) by the end of 2021, WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge told the Rossiya-1 TV channel, Tass informs.

"Women Entrepreneurs" program will be launched in Artsakh

The Armenian General Benevolent Union announces the launch of a new stage of the "Women Entrepreneurs" program, which is intended for start-ups and operating businesses in Artsakh.

"Path to the future." A development program being implemented in Artsakh's Ashan

Arman Ghazaryan, a resident of the village of Mariamadzor of Artsakh’s Hadrut region, was displaced from the native village due to the 44-Day Artsakh War.

Russia urges Berlin, Paris to end political speculations over Ukraine

Russia is urging France and Germany to end political speculations over the conflict in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news briefing on Thursday.

Unblocking: Transportation will be carried out based on international agreements, national legislations – Moscow

International transportations via the links in South Caucasus which could potentially be reopened will be implemented based on international agreements and the national legislations of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing when asked whether or not customs control will be carried out on the roads in the event of communications being unblocked between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Armenia has asked Russia to mediate normalization with Turkey – Moscow confirms

Russian foreign ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova confirmed that Armenia has asked Russia to assume a mediating role in the normalization of relations between Armenia and Turkey.

Restoration of transportation communications between Armenia and Azerbaijan in focus – Russian MFA spox

Russia does everything to strengthen stability in the South Caucasian region, settle the peaceful life of the region, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a press briefing, commenting on the upcoming meeting of the leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan in Sochi on November 26.

Azerbaijani intelligence agencies continue attempts to gather personal information of Artsakh citizens, warns NSS

Artsakh National Security Service warns that Azerbaijani intelligence agencies continue various attempts of gathering personal information of Artsakh citizens via social media.

Armenian FM presents situation caused by latest Azerbaijani aggression to Israeli counterpart

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan held a phone conversation on November 24 with Foreign Minister of Israel Yair Lapid, the Armenian foreign ministry reports.

We will continue developing Machkalashen. Community Leader

The Machkalashen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 415 residents.

Government of Armenia to provide more financial assistance to Artsakh

The Armenian government will provide another 13,5 billion drams to the government of Artsakh.

The collection of Ashot Beglaryan's "Images of Artsakh" published

The collection of the writer, journalist and translator Ashot Beglaryan's "Images of Artsakh" has been published.

Biden had 'benign' polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy

U.S. President Joe Biden had a single 3-millimeter polyp removed during his routine colonoscopy last week at Walter Reed medical center, according to CNN.

85 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 85 new coronavirus case on November 24.

Today is Monte Melkonian’s birthday

November 25 is the birthday of national hero of Armenia and Artsakh, legendary commander, activist of national-liberation struggle of the Armenian people Monte Melkonyan. He would have turned 64 today.

Jermuk to erect replica of Vazgen Sargsyan statue of Shushi vandalized by Azeri troops

A replica of the Shushi statue of statesman Vazgen Sargsyan which was vandalized and destroyed by Azerbaijani troops will be erected in the town of Jermuk in Armenia, the Jermuk City Hall reported.

‘False sense of security’ around COVID vaccines: WHO

The chief of the World Health Organization has warned that the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over and that some people were falling into a “false sense of security” after being vaccinated against the virus, AlJazeera reports.

Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine for teenagers, developer says

The Sputnik M coronavirus vaccine for teenagers has been approved in Russia, Deputy Director General of the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology Denis Logunov said at a press conference on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia detects 33,558 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 33,558 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the lowest number since October 16, with the total number of infections reaching 9,434,393 cases, according to data of the anti-coronavirus crisis center published on Wednesday, Tass informs.

NATO’s activity near state borders prompts Russia to bolster its combat potential — Shoigu

NATO’s growing activity near the Russian borders prompts the need to maintain the nuclear forces’ combat readiness and bolster the non-nuclear deterrence potential, including the provision of the troops with precision weapons and effective destruction capabilities, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

US launches first-ever attempt to protect Earth from approaching asteroids, says NASA

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) which is supposed to test this first-of-its-kind planetary defense innovation against potentially dangerous space objects, has been launched in the US. The live coverage is streamed on the website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Tass informs.

Taliban official confirms plans to resume Qatar talks with US

The Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia), which recently seized power in Afghanistan, has confirmed plans to resume its talks with the United States in Qatar in the near future, Second Deputy Information and Culture Minister in the Taliban’s interim government Bilal Karimi told TASS on Wednesday.

Russian diplomat lambasts OSCE chief's ‘baffling’ comment on Moscow visit

The statements that Swedish Foreign Minister and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde made after visiting Moscow are puzzling and indicate biased approaches, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a comment on Wednesday, TASS reported.

Apple halts sales in Turkey after currency crash

Apple has temporarily stopped selling products to customers in Turkey as the Turkish lira continues to crash, reaching a historic low on Tuesday, The Apple Post reported.

Human Rights Watch calls on Poland to end violence against migrants

The human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Poland to stop the collective deportation of migrants, while, according to the organization, Poland and Belarus share responsibility for the situation at the border, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

US to keep imposing sanctions on Nord Stream 2 — Department of State

The United States is set to continue imposing sanctions against Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline project in accordance with the Protecting European Energy Security Act (PEESA), US Department of State spokesperson Ned Price has told reporters, Tass informs.

A logbook dedicated to the memory of the fallen Artsakh servicemen will be prepared

“Union of Relatives of Killed and Missing Soldiers in Artsakh’s Third War" NGO was founded in 2021.

Global COVID-19 death toll up 6% in past week — WHO

Almost 3.6 million people contracted the novel coronavirus worldwide in the past week, over 51,000 of them died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its Weekly Epidemiological Report on Wednesday, Tass informs.

83 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 83 new coronavirus case on November 23.

Dutch parliament adopts motions on Azerbaijani provocations against Armenia

The Parliament of the Netherlands adopted two motions on November 23 about the Azerbaijani provocations against Armenia and the Armenian prisoners of war.

The construction of a new apartment building underway in Stepanakert (Photos)

A new apartment building is being built on Knunyants Street in Stepanakert.

Stand by Artsakh telethon set for Dec. 10

The Stand by Artsakh telethon will take place on December 10 to raise funds for restoring the social-economic life in the country after the war.

US bombers practiced using nuclear weapons against Russia this month — Shoigu

Russia sees US strategic bombers’ intensified activity in close proximity to its borders, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russia’s Shoigu congratulates Armenia’s new defense minister on appointment

Minister of Defense of Russia Sergei Shoigu sent a congratulatory letter to Minister of Defense of Armenia Suren Papikyan, the Armenian defense ministry said.

Nazarbayev to hand over leadership of ruling party to incumbent Kazakh president

Kazakhstan’s first President Nursultan Nazarbayev has decided to hand over the leadership of the ruling party Nur Otan (The Light of the Fatherland) to incumbent President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Nazarbayev’s press secretary Aidos Ukibai said on Tuesday after a meeting of the party’s political council, Tass informs.

Artsakh Ombudsman publishes report on malicious prosecution by Azerbaijan of captured Armenian servicemen and civilians

The Human Rights Ombudsman’s staff published a report on malicious prosecution by Azerbaijan of captured Armenian servicemen and civilians, the Office of the Ombudsman said.

Pashinyan-Putin-Aliyev trilateral talks to be held Nov. 26 in Russia

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev will hold trilateral talks in the Russian resort town of Sochi on November 26, the Kremlin reported.

Artsakh citizen detained after accidentally crossing into territory controlled by Azerbaijani forces

The National Security Service of Artsakh says it is taking measures to return a citizen of Artsakh who got lost and accidentally crossed into territory controlled by the Azerbaijani military.

Armenian PM holds meeting with United Nations Under-Secretary-General

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received today United Nations Under-Secretary-General, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Miguel Ángel Moratinos, the PM’s Office reports.

No negotiations with Turkey at the moment – Armenia MFA spokesperson

There are no negotiations between Armenia and Turkey at this moment over the normalization of the bilateral relations.

Azeri state-sanctioned Armenophobia is dangerous also for host countries of Diasporas, including U.S., warns Ombudsman

Azerbaijan’s state-sanctioned Armenophobia is a targeted policy for keeping the two peoples living throughout the world in animosity, which threatens also the stability and the human rights system of those countries, warned the Armenian ombudsman Arman Tatoyan.

Armenian Parliament, French Senate sign cooperation agreement

On November 23, President of the Senate of the Republic of France Gérard Larcher hosted the delegation led by Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Alen Simonyan, who arrived in Paris on a working visit.

Askeran is overcoming all the difficulties typical of the post-war period

The town of Askeran has overcome all the difficulties typical of the post-war period, trying to ensure the noticeable daily development.

Russia, ASEAN to hold first ever joint naval drills in early December

Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold the first ever joint naval drills off Indonesia in early December, Russia’s Permanent Representative at ASEAN Alexander Ivanov told TASS on Tuesday.

40 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 40 new coronavirus case on November 22.

Technopark to be established in the region of Martuni

A technopark will be established in Artsakh’s Martuni.

Renovation of the main building of Artsakh State University being completed (Photos)

The renovation and interior decoration works of the main building of Artsakh State University are being completed.

No information on plans for Biden-Putin meeting, White House spokesperson says

The White House cannot say anything about a scheduled meeting between Presidents Joe Biden of the United States and Vladimir Putin of Russia, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said at a briefing, Tass informs.

Tourist bus crash in Bulgaria kills 45, including 12 children

A tourist bus from North Macedonia crashed and caught fire on the Struma highway in Bulgaria on Tuesday, the Bgnes news agency reported.

Artsakh emergency situations service: Remains of another serviceman found in Varanda region

Search operations for the bodies of servicemen killed during the 2020 Artsakh War, which were suspended on October 14, resumed today, the Artsakh State Emergency Service reports.

Armenia Eager to Buy Russian Ka-52M, Mi-28NE Combat Helicopters

Some countries, including Armenia, Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) show a keen interest in Russia’s cutting-edge Ka-52M and Mi-28NE attack helicopters, CEO of the Russian Helicopters rotorcraft manufacturer Andrei Boginsky told TASS on Monday.

Russia detects 35,681 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 35,681 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the lowest number since October 24, with the total number of infections reaching 9,366,839 cases, according to data of the anti-coronavirus crisis center published on Monday, Tass informs.

Israel to sign solar energy agreement with Jordan in UAE

Israel is about to sign a declaration of intent with neighboring Jordan to build a large solar power plant in the kingdom that will be used to generate electricity for Israel, as well as power a desalination plant to supply water to Jordan, Israel's national security adviser Eyal Hulata said.

Five dead after car ploughs into Christmas parade in Wisconsin

A vehicle has ploughed into crowds at a Christmas parade in a town in the US state of Wisconsin, killing five people and injuring more than 40 adults and children, including some from dance troupes and marching bands, the Guardian reports.

Armenia requests ECHR to indicate interim measures against Azerbaijan over POWs

The Republic of Armenia has applied to the European Court of Human Rights to ensure respect of the fundamental human rights of the Armenian prisoners of war captured on 16 November 2021 during the offensive launched by Azerbaijan on the sovereign territory of the Republic of Armenia, the Armenian representation before the ECHR said.

Russia to get Internet from space in 2024

The Sphere program will make it possible for Russia to get the Internet from space, Dmitry Rogozin, the CEO of Russia’s state-run space corporation Roscosmos, told TASS.

Four new laboratories will operate in the Artsakh Scientific Center

On November 22, thanks to the cooperation between the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh and the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia, laboratories of Oriental Studies, Geology and Radiophysics have been opened in the Artsakh Scientific Center.

Armenian Defense Ministry: Situation on Armenian-Azerbaijani border is relatively stable

The situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border is relatively stable, the Armenian Ministry of Defense reported.

38 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 38 new coronavirus on November 21.

The Artsakh issue should become a priority issue in Armenian and international forums. Military Expert

The recent Azerbaijani aggression along the eastern borders of the Republic of Armenia has caused serious security problems for the region and Artsakh.

Aronian wins Tata Steel India blitz title

After a nail-biting finish that went all the way to armageddon, Armenian GM Levon Aronian won the Tata Steel Chess India blitz tournament on Sunday.

NATO ignores Russia’s warnings and continues to fan tension at its borders. Zakharova

NATO is ignoring Moscow’s warnings and continues to fan tension at the Russian borders, with the joint US-Estonian drills being another example of such actions, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday, Tass informs.

Canadian portal publishes list of countries with strongest Air Force on Earth

Canadian portal Aeroemploi has compiled a list of countries with the most powerful Air Force on Earth, news.am informs.

Hoping to find the lost... The story of a displaced family

During the 44-day Artsakh war, the Babayan family was displaced from the Aknaghbyur community of Artsakh’s Hadrut region. Now the family is temporarily living in one of Tsakhkadzor’s hotels.

The film "Come Back" about the 44-day war actively participates in international film festivals

The film director of "Come Back" about the 44-day Artsakh war is Paruyr Nersisyan from Artsakh.

Belarusian defense minister praises combat readiness of Russian armed forces

Belarus values its military cooperation with Russia and notes a very high degree of training and preparedness of the Russian armed forces, Belarusian Defense Minister Viktor Khrenin said in an interview with Al Jazeera, Tass informs.

Nikol Pashinyan, Ilham Aliyev to meet in Brussels

The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev agreed to hold a meeting in Brussels on December 15 within the framework of the EU's Eastern Partnership Summit, the EU statement informs.

Trilateral Russia-Armenia-Azerbaijan meeting on Karabakh requires consensus – Lavrov

A trilateral Russia-Armenia-Azerbaijan meeting on Nagorno Karabakh will take place, but this requires consensus of all sides, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters.

The first child was born in Artsakh under in vitro fertilization program

The first child was born in Artsakh under the in vitro fertilization program.

Foreign Minister of Artsakh Congratulated Newly Appointed Foreign Minister of Abkhazia

On November 19, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan sent a congratulatory message to newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Abkhazia Inal Ardzinba, the Artsakh MFA stated.

15 displaced families settled in Artsakh's Red Market. Daily and current activities presented by the community leader (Photos)

The Red Market community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 850 residents.

Russia records another 37,156 coronavirus cases

Russia's coronavirus cases rose by 37,156 to 9,257,068 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday.

Friday’s lunar eclipse to become longest in five centuries

A partial lunar eclipse lasting almost 3.5 hours that will be observed on Friday, November 19, will become the longest one since the 15th century, the press service of the Moscow Planetarium revealed, Tass informs.

We are ready to continue improving and developing the village. Taghavard Community Leader

The houses damaged due to the recent war are being repaired in the Taghavard community of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Export from Armenia to EAEU states grows 27.8% in nine months

In 2021 Armenia registered stable growth rates in trade volumes with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in his remarks at the session of the Eurasian Inter-governmental Council in Yerevan.

The construction of a 255-apartment residential district on Stepanakert’s Tumanyan Street underway

The author of the project of the new district under construction is "Narine and Geghani" LLC. The construction is carried out by "Mik-Shin" LLC.

Expanded-format session of Eurasian Intergovernmental Council kicks off in Yerevan

The expanded-format session of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council kicked off in Yerevan.

799 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

799 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 332,713, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Countries involved in Iran’s Persian Gulf-Black Sea transit corridor initiative close to approval of agreement- Embassy

The Persian Gulf-Black Sea international transportation corridor project, initiated by Iran, is gradually taking form.

MOD: According to current data Armenia has 6 military casualties as result of the recent attack by Azerbaijan

The Armenian Ministry of Defense says that according to its updated information the latest Azerbaijani attack claimed the lives of 6 Armenian troops.

‘Azerbaijan must acknowledge and respect Armenian sovereignty’ – US Congresswoman

US Congresswoman Katherine Clark urged Azerbaijan to respect Armenia’s sovereignty.

Armenia MOD dismisses reports about not allowing officers with higher rank than major to go up to combat positions

The Armenian Ministry of Defense is denying as fake news the newspaper report claiming that during the November 16 Azerbaijani attack, the military with higher ranks than a major were not allowed to go up to the hotspots of the operations.

Sergey Lavrov, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office to discuss assistance to resolve situation in Artsakh

During talks with Swedish Foreign Minister and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde in Moscow on Friday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss the assistance aimed at resolving the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), news.am informs, citing the Russian foreign ministry.

Two Armenian citizens among evacuees from Afghanistan

The Armenian Foreign Ministry says it has preliminary information suggesting that there are two Armenian citizens in Afghanistan.

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office has telephone conversation with Jeyhun Bayramov

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ann Linde today had a telephone conversation with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov.

Eurasian Intergovernmental Council session underway in Yerevan

The Eurasian Intergovernmental Council session kicked off in Yerevan.

Turkish Nationalist Movement Party gifts Erdogan a map of Turkic World, with a part of Russia 'seized'

A partner of Turkey’s ruling party, leader of the Nationalist Movement Party Develt Bahceli has gifted President Erdogan a map of the Turkic World, news.am informs.

Taliban ready to pay new visit to Russia, should invitation be received

The Taliban radical militant group is ready to pay a new visit to Russia, if it receives an invitation, Taliban Spokesman, Deputy Information and Culture Minister in the interim Afghan government Zabihullah Mujahid told reporters on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia PM arrives in Yerevan

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin arrived in Yerevan Thursday on a working visit until Friday.

World oil prices still dropping

World oil prices are still falling Thursday morning, and trading data as well as analysts attest to this, news.am informs.

State of emergency declared in Canadian province amid major storm

A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian western province of British Columbia after a major storm cut road and rail links in the region, BBC News reports.

Sporadic shootings from Azerbaijan suppressed by Armenian countermeasures in Tavush

Azerbaijani armed forces opened sporadic fire in some directions of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border in the Tavush province in the evening of November 17, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

45 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 45 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Construction of an apartment building on Stepanakert's Mamikonyan Street continues

Within the framework of the investment program, the construction works of a multifunctional building continue on V. Mamikonyan Street in the capital.

Armenia elected member of UNESCO Executive Board

For the first time since its accession to UNESCO in 1992, Armenia has been elected to UNESCO Executive Board for 2021-2025, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed.

United States Senator Bob Menendez highlights need to pass NDAA amendment cutting aid to Azerbaijan

United States Senator Bob Menendez, the Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has once again emphasized the need to cut U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan following the latest attacks on Armenia.

Armenian Defense Ministry releases name of killed soldier, whose body was transported from Baku

On November 18, the Defense Ministry of Armenia released the name of the soldier who was killed during the November 16 Azerbaijani attack and whose body was transported from Baku to Yerevan through the Russian mediation late last night, Panorama.am informs.

Hoping to find the lost... The story of a displaced family

Due to the recent 44-Day Artsakh War, the Abrahamyan family was forced was displaced from the Moshatagh community of Artsakh’s Kashatagh.

Armenia’s Security Council Secretary meets with Russian counterpart in Moscow

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan met with Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev on the sidelines of the meeting of the Security Council Secretaries of the CIS states, Mr Grigoryan’s Office said.

EU urges Armenia and Azerbaijan to exercise utmost restraint

The European Union is deeply concerned over the recent violence along the Armenia-Azerbaijani border, which has regrettably led to loss of life, Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Peter Stano said in a statement.

Tension persists in Nagorno Karabakh, says CSTO chief

Tension persists at the contact line of the Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in Nagorno Karabakh, despite measures that are being taken, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas said at the ninth meeting of CIS security council chiefs in Moscow on November 17, reports TASS.

2020 war death toll is 3788, another 222 missing-in-action

According to the data updated in October 2021 of the Investigative Committee, the death toll in the 2020 war stands at 3788, which includes 3712 servicemen and 76 civilians, the Armenian Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Narek Mkrtchyan said in parliament in response to a question from Hayastan faction.

Stabilization of Armenia-Azerbaijan border situation requires implementation of trilateral agreements, says Russia

Russia will continue the mediation efforts to settle the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

Artsakh Entrepreneurship Incubation Program to be launched

"Hub Artsakh" and "Impact Hub Yerevan" will conduct an 8-month “Artsakh Entrepreneurship Incubation” program, which aims to support Artsakh young entrepreneurs who want to contribute to the development of Artsakh through innovative solutions.

Council of Europe stands ready to facilitate dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan – Secretary General

The Secretary General of the 47-nation Council of Europe, Marija Pejčinović Burić, called on Armenia and Azerbaijan to remain committed to solving conflict by peaceful means.

Kremlin: All parties’ consent is necessary for contact between Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan leaders

The consent of all parties is needed for a contact between the leaders of Russia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan—Vladimir Putin, Nikol Pashinyan, and Ilham Aliyev, as news.am informs, Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of the Russian president said.

Armenian Ambassador to Russia doesn’t rule out applying to CSTO for assistance

Despite the situation having stabilized at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border it can’t be ruled out that Armenia could still apply to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) for help, the Armenian Ambassador to Russia Vardan Toghanyan told RIA Novosti.

Armenia, Azerbaijan in attendance at Moscow CIS Security Council Secretaries meeting

The 9th annual meeting of the CIS Secretaries of Security Council has kicked off in Moscow, with the secretary of security councils of the 9 member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States in attendance, including Armenia’s Armen Grigoryan and Azerbaijan’s Ramil Usubov.

Rep. Pallone condemns Azerbaijani aggression against Armenia

US Congressman Frank Pallone expressed his concern about the latest Azerbaijani aggression against Armenia.

Azerbaijan must acknowledge and respect Armenian sovereignty – US Congressman

US Congressman David Cicilline condemned the November 16th attack of Azerbaijan on Armenia’s sovereign territory.

91 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 91 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Congressman Schiff calls on US government to deter Azeri aggression,show unwavering support to Armenian sovereignty

United States Congressman and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff condemned the November 16 Azerbaijani attack on Armenia.

The enemy has up to 70 killed and wounded servicemen. The situation is relatively stable

As of 10:00 on November 17, the situation in the eastern border zone of the Republic of Armenia, where the Armenian positions were attacked by the units of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces the previous day, is relatively stable, the ceasefire agreement is generally observed the Ministry of Defense reports.

Canada FM calls Armenia, Azerbaijan for de-escalation of situation

Canada is deeply concerned by the recent Armenia-Azerbaijan border clash, which resulted in the deaths of Armenian troops. Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Melanie Joly noted this on Twitter.

Blinken urges Armenia, Azerbaijan to take immediate concrete steps to reduce tensions

The United States is deeply concerned about reports of intensive fighting today between Armenia and Azerbaijan. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken noted this in a press statement released Tuesday.

Armenian envoy draws UN Security Council’s attention to Azerbaijani armed attacks

On 16 November, the Permanent Representative of Armenia to the United Nations Mher Margaryan delivered a statement at the United Nations Security Council open debate on “Peace and security through preventive diplomacy”, the Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN said on social media.

Iranian, Russian Presidents consider any change of borders in region unacceptable

During a telephone conversation with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi welcomed Russia’s initiative to establish peace and stability in the Caucasian region, the Iranian Presidential Office reports.

"Read and play in Vaghuhas." Community development programs launched

The residents of the community of Vaghuhas in Martakert region continue to build their future in the homeland after the war, trying to find ways to solve existing problems.

OSCE Chairperson-in-Office concerned about reported incidents along Armenia-Azerbaijan border

Chairperson-in-Office of the OSCE, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Ann Linde has expressed her full support to the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs who made a statement on November 15 over the incidents along the Armenian-Azerbaijani border.

Armenian military reports casualties, two positions lost

As of 4 p.m. the situation in the eastern direction of Armenia’s border remains extremely tense.

Azerbaijani armed forces have launched an obvious terrorist attack on Armenia. Ombudsman issues statement

The Azerbaijani armed forces have launched an obvious terrorist attack on Armenia, including in the vicinity of some civilian communities in the Syunik province. Their actions are criminal from the beginning, and are part of the genocidal policy of Azerbaijan, Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan said in a statement issued on the occasion of the latest Azerbaijani attacks at the eastern section of Armenia’s border.

Azerbaijan spreads disinformation attempting to blame Armenia for provocation, Ministry of Defense

Along with the attack launched today, the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan are also leading a large-scale disinformation campaign, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Armenian MFA: Armenia, in accordance with the UN Charter, has the right by all means to reflect the use of force by Azerbaijan

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia issued a statement over the current tense situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border caused by the Azerbaijani aggression.

Russian, Iranian Presidents discuss situation around Nagorno Karabakh

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Iranian counterpart Ebrahim Raisi discussed the situation around Nagorno Karabakh during a telephone conversation today, the Kremlin reports.

Armenia invokes 1997 treaty requesting Russia’s help amid Azerbaijani attack

Yerevan is officially invoking the Armenia-Russia 1997 treaty asking Moscow to help resolve the situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Secretary of the Security Council Armen Grigoryan said on Public Television.

Armenia MOD: Situation at eastern part of border with Azerbaijan remains tense

As of 2pm Tuesday, the situation at the eastern direction of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border remains tense, the Ministry of Defense (MOD) of Armenia reported.

Fundraiser entitled "Stand by Artsakh" will promote the restoration of Artsakh. A meeting-discussion with media representatives held in Stepanakert

On November 16, a meeting-discussion with media representatives was organized at the "High Technologies and Strategic Planning Center" Foundation.

Azerbaijani military opens fire at Armenian positions at eastern border. Armenia Defense Ministry

At around 1pm on Tuesday, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces launched another provocation in the direction of the eastern border of Armenia, firing on the Armenian positions.

Biden says US supports ‘one China’ policy — White House

US President Joe Biden noted that the US supports the "one China" policy during a video conference with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. This position was indicated in a statement made public by the White House on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Blinken: Russia’s alleged anti-satellite missile test imperils space exploration

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that Russia’s alleged test of an anti-satellite missile will obstruct the exploration of outer space for all nations, according to a statement from the US Department of State, Tass informs.

Xi Jinping, Biden discuss strategic issues of China-US relations

China’s leader Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden have discussed the strategic and fundamental issues of the relations between the two countries during a video conference, TASS reports citing China Central Television.

Pentagon continues to express concern over India's decision to buy Russian S-400s

The United States continues to be concerned about New Delhi's decision to buy S-400 surface-to-air missile systems from Russia and has made that clear to its Indian counterparts, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said during a press briefing on Monday, news.am informs.

Russia to take further steps to stabilize situation in Nagorno Karabakh - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has reassured his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, that Russia will continue to take efforts to stabilize the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, TASS reported citing a Kremlin readout of a telephone conversation between Putin and Macron.

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs express 'deep concern over incidents in the region,including along Armenia-Azerbaijan border'

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation, and Brice Roquefeuil of France) released the following statement today.

Turkish, Iranian FMs reportedly to meet in Tehran on Monday

The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will meet with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, in Tehran on Monday, the Mehr News Agency said, citing some reports.

A group of servicemen seriously wounded during the war will spend a rehabilitation vacation in Tsakhkadzor

6 servicemen from Artsakh and 10 servicemen from different regions of Armenia, who were seriously wounded during the 44-day Artsakh war, will spend a rehabilitation vacation in Tsakhkadzor on November 18-21.

Qolatak Secondary School received new property and equipment

On November 15, through the mediation of Azatouhi Simonyan, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Artsakh on Diaspora Affairs, the “Gevorgyants” Charitable Foundation transferred the new property and equipment to the secondary school of the Qolatak community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Aurora and UN Armenia to organize Christmas Charity Market

The winter season is fast approaching, and the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative and UN Armenia are glad to announce that they will host a Christmas Market to benefit those in need.

The preconditions for the development of greenhouses in Artsakh are promising. Responsible

As a result of the war, greenhouses in Artsakh decreased by about 1.5 hectares.

CSTO to hold special forces exercises in Tajikistan

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will hold the Cobalt-2021 special forces military exercises in Tajikistan November 17-19, Interfax reported, citing the Central Military District.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 216 calls over last week

On November 8 to 12, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 216 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Azerbaijani military pulls back after invading into Armenia

The Security Council of Armenia issued a statement today, informing that on November 14, at around 13:00, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces, with the support of armored vehicles, invaded into the sovereign territory of Armenia in one of the eastern sections of the Armenian-Azerbaijani borderline. The statement says that the Azerbaijani military equipment and troops were withdrawn from the territory of Armenia as a result of negotiations.

President Arayik Harutyunyan visited Sznek and Mkhitarashen communities of Askeran region

On November 14 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited Sznek and Mkhitarashen communities of Askeran region, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia deputy PM Suren Papikyan is appointed defense minister

By a decree of President Armen Sarkissian, the Deputy Prime Minister Suren Papikyan was appointed as the new Minister of Defense on November 15, replacing Arshak Karapetyan.

Sarushen aid station being renovated. The daily life and problems are presented by the head of the community

The aid station of Sarushen community of Artsakh’s Askeran region is being renovated. The head of the community, Karen Gasparyan told "Artsakhpress".

Shushi Technological University replenished with necessary equipment

With the funding support of the Armenian Educational Institution, Shushi Technological University classrooms have been replenished with necessary equipment, as well as a computer center has been opened.

EU’s Special Representative concerned about increase of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan

European Union’s Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia Toivo Klaar has expressed his concerns over the increase of tensions between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

Poll: Biden approval rating reaches lowest level since inauguration

US President Joe Biden’s approval rating has plunged to a fresh low, largely driven by discontent among his own base—as Republicans head into the 2022 midterms with historically high chances, according to a new poll released Sunday, the New York Post reported.

Peaceful resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict has no alternative. Romanian MP

Vice-President of Romania’s ruling National Liberal Party, vice-chair of the foreign affairs committee of the Chamber of Deputies Ben Oni Ardelean made a post on social media on the occasion of the 1st anniversary of the 2020 November 9 trilateral statement relating to the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh.

Artsakh National Security Service releases statement on incident near Shushi checkpoint

The National Security Service of Artsakh released a statement on the incident that occurred today near the Shushi checkpoint.

Lavrov, Shoygu discuss situation in Artsakh with French counterparts

Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and Minister of Defense Sergey Shoygu discussed the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh with their French counterparts Jean-Yves Le Drian and Florence Parly within the framework of the Franco-Russian Cooperation Council for Security Issues in Paris, news.am informs, citing the website of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

Traffic restores on Stepanakert-Shushi-Berdzor interstate road

The Stepanakert-Shuhsi-Berdzor interstate road is currently open on both sides after a shutdown earlier today, the police of the Interior Ministry of Artsakh said, adding that the free traffic will be ensured by the Russian peacekeeping troops.

Women of Artsakh organize meeting with Russian peacekeeping troops' commander

On 11 November, a group of Artsakh women organized a meeting with commander of the Russian peacekeeping troops, Lieutenant General Genady Anashkin and expressed their concern about the unbridled acts and crimes that Azerbaijan has committed recently and the fact that Azerbaijan has remained unpunished, the organizer of the meeting Armine Avagimyan wrote on her Facebook page.

Armenian Defense Minister, Indian Ambassador discuss bilateral cooperation

Minister of Defense Arshak Karapetyan received today Ambassador of India to Armenia Kishan Dan Dewal and India’s military attaché to Armenia, brigade general Rajesh Pushkar (residence in Moscow, Russia), the defense ministry reports.

CIS meeting: Azerbaijan again falsely claims Karabakh conflict is over, Armenia fires back

Armenia’s Deputy Prime Minister Mher Grigoryan had to correct and respond to the Azeri prime minister’s remarks who falsely claimed during his speech to CIS counterparts that the Nagorno Karabakh conflict is in the past.

Russia records another 40,123 coronavirus cases

Russia's coronavirus cases rose by 40,123 to 8,992,595 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday, Tass informs.

Blessing ceremony for peacekeepers held in Dadivank

At the initiative and blessing of the the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church, Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan,, a ceremony of blessing the peacekeepers was held in Dadivank.

Russian troops to receive latest radiation reconnaissance robots in coming years

The RKhM-9 advanced radiation, chemical and biological reconnaissance vehicle will enter service with the Russian troops in coming years, Chief of Russia’s Radiation, Chemical and Biological Protection Troops Lieutenant-General Igor Kirillov said in an interview with the Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Friday, Tass informs.

Zelensky says Saakashvili's rights should be fully guaranteed

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has asked Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to consider allowing Ukrainian doctors to visit Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia and chairman of the executive committee of Ukraine's National Reform Council.

Stepanakert bid the last farewell to the NKR People's and RA Honored Artist Nairuhi Alaverdyan

On November 12, Stepanakert bid the last farewell to the NKR People's and RA Honored Artist Nairuhi Alaverdyan.

Artsakh State Minister Delivers Lecture at Columbia University in New York

Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan delivered a lecture at the Center for Peace-Building and Human Rights at Columbia University in New York.

Eurasian Inter-governmental Council session to be held in Armenia

The session of the Eurasian Inter-governmental Council will be held in Armenia on November 18-19, e-gov.am reports.

80 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 80 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

We are ready to provide our vacant apartments to our displaced compatriots. Head of Parukh Community

The Parukh community of Artsakh's Askeran region is one of the ancient settlements of Artsakh. The history of the village dates back to the 9th century.

COVID-19: Sweden removes entry ban for vaccinated citizens of Armenia

Fully vaccinated citizens of Armenia will soon be able to travel to Sweden without being subject to the entry ban or additional travel rules such as COVID-19 testing requirements, the Swedish government said in a statement.

Russia expects serious conversation on Ukraine at 2+2 meeting with France — Lavrov

Moscow and Paris will need to have a serious discussion of Ukraine-related issues at a meeting between the Russian and French foreign and defense ministers set to take place in Paris on November 12, Russian top diplomat Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Thursday, Tass informs.

US, UK, EU ready to discuss new sanctions against Minsk

The United States, the United Kingdom and European Union states members of the UN Security Council are ready to discuss imposing sanctions on the Belarusian government and on those whom they blame for fuelling the migrant crisis on the border with Poland.

Biden, Xi expected to hold virtual summit on November 15

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping are expected to hold a virtual summit on November 15, sources said, amid tensions over trade, human rights, and military activities, Reuters reported.

Lukashenko threatens to shut off gas transit to Europe in response to EU sanctions

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has threatened to cut off the transit of gas to Europe (via the transnational Yamal - Europe gas pipeline) if the European Union expands sanctions. He made this statement at a meeting with the country's government on Thursday.

Armenia MFA: Mirzoyan-Bayramov meeting held in Paris with participation of OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan on Wednesday held a meeting in Paris with the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group Andrew Schofer (USA), Igor Khovaev (Russia), and Brice Roquefueil (France), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia informed.

Putin concerned about NATO warship activity in Black Sea, says Kremlin

NATO warship activity in the Black Sea is a matter of concern for Russian President Vladimir Putin and a reason for heightened precautions, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, Tass informs.

Russia records another 40,759 coronavirus cases

Russia's coronavirus cases rose by 40,759 to 8,952,472 in the past 24 hours.

Germany's COVID-19 cases hit record daily high

Germany has recorded more than 50,000 coronavirus cases in one day for the first time since the pandemic began, Euronews reports.

EU: Many pending issues still need to be addressed for comprehensive and sustainable Karabakh settlement

Peter Stano, lead spokesperson for the external affairs of the EU, on Wednesday released a statement on the first anniversary of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) ceasefire agreement.

Czech government agrees to resign following election

The Czech government agreed to resign on Thursday following an election, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said, pledging his outgoing government will continue efforts to tame the resurgent COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reports.

Hoping to find the lost... The story of a displaced family

Due to the 44-day Artsakh war, the Sargsyan family was displaced from the village of Aygestan, Artsakh’s Hadrut region. The large family has settled in the Kaghartsi community of Martuni region.

"Vardeni" shows Artsakh through the flowers of the native paradise. Founder

Vardik Sargsyan is the founder of the "Vardeni" Artsakh brand.

Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs meet in Paris

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday had separate meetings with Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers Ararat Mirzoyan and Jeyhun Bayramov.

ANC United Kingdom focused on advancing Armenian Genocide bill at both chambers of parliament

The Armenian National Committee (ANC) of the United Kingdom plans to advance the Armenian Genocide recognition bill at the House of Commons after it passed at first reading without objections, and also focus on advancing it in the House of Lords, the UK parliament’s second chamber.

Armenian, French FMs discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met on November 10 with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on the sidelines of his working visit in Paris, the Armenian MFA reports.

Defense ministry denies reports claiming 60 Armenian servicemen have been besieged in area of Lake Sev

The statement of the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that 60 Armenian servicemen had been besieged in the Sev Lake section is disinformation, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reported.

"Tatevner" wines express the taste of Artsakh dialect

“Tatevner" are Artsakh-inspired gift-wines. The product is in demand because it is different and creative.

Defense Ministry denies report on fistfight between Armenian and Azeri troops in Syunik

The reports in Azeri telegram accounts claiming that there’s been a “brawl” between Armenian and Azerbaijani troops in the territory of Lake Sev in Syunik Province and that Armenian troops are besieged is fake news, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reports.

Biden, Putin may meet for talks in person in early 2022

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet for talks in person in early 2022 and speak by video conference before the end of this year, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing Russia's Kommersant newspaper.

47 displaced families settled in Chartar (Photos)

The Chartar town of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 3900 residents.

How many Artsakh residents are in Azerbaijan captivity?

Dozens of Artsakhresidents have ended up in Azerbaijani captivity during the 44-day war in 2020.

Artsakh FM: Azerbaijan, Turkey are taking action to provoke Russia military

The Artsakh civilian’s murder, which was committed near Shushi city by an Azerbaijani soldier, is terrorism. Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan told Russian reporters about this in Stepanakert, news.am informs, citing armeniasputnik.am.

Azerbaijani military opens fire at Armenian farmer

A criminal case is opened at the general prosecution over the attempted murder of an Armenian farmer by Azerbaijani troops.

Armenia to have commissioners for Diaspora affairs abroad on voluntary basis

Armenia is going to appoint commissioners for Diaspora affairs on voluntary basis abroad, in a status of an advisor.

Fumio Kishida re-elected as Japanese PM

The lower house of Japan’s parliament on Wednesday re-elected Fumio Kishida, chairman of the governing Liberal Democratic Party, as Japan’s prime minister, TASS reports citing a broadcast on the parliament’s website.

French, Russian FMs to discuss joint efforts within OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship

French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold a meeting in Paris on November 12 on the sidelines of the international conference on Libya, the French foreign ministry reports.

An award ceremony held on the occasion of the International Day of Science

On November 10, on the occasion of the International Science Day, an award ceremony was organized at the Ministry of Education,Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh. By the decree of the President of the Republic of Artsakh, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Vahram Balayan and Director of the Artsakh Scientific Center Anita Sargsyan were awarded the "Gratitude" medals.

US concerned about meeting between UAE FM and Syria President

The United States is concerned about the meeting between United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdallah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This was announced by US State Department spokesperson Ned Price, VOA reports.

85 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 85 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Pasture improvement works underway

Recently, a commission consisting of representatives of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Medicine and Program Monitoring and Analysis of the Ministry of Economy and Agriculture of the Artsakh Republic, headed by Deputy Minister Tigran Arstamyan, reviewed the work carried out within the framework of the "Livestock Regulation-Pasture Management" program.

Artsakh-Armenians’ right to live safely and worthily in Homeland is possible only in case of the international recognition of the Artsakh Republic. Artsakh parliamentary factions

The factions of the Parliament of Artsakh have issued a statement on the 1st anniversary of the signing of the trilateral statement which resulted in the ceasefire.

1675 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1675 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 324,039, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Polish authorities believe situation on Poland-Belarus border will escalate

The Polish government believes the situation on the Poland-Belarus border will continue to escalate. This is what Minister of Defense of Poland Marius Blascak declared during a special session of the Seym on Tuesday, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Los Angeles City Hall lit up in Armenian flag colors in commemoration of Artsakh war victims

The building of the Los Angeles City Hall was illuminated in the colors of the Armenian flag in commemoration of the first anniversary of the 2020 Artsakh war ceasefire and as homage to the victims.

US Department of State condemns violence that caused death of Armenian civilian near Shushi

The United States Department of State Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs has condemned the violence that caused the death of an Armenian civilian near Shushi.

No Putin-Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting planned on first anniversary of Karabakh ceasefire statement – Kremlin

The 2020 November 9 statement signed by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan on the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh is very important, it’s difficult to overestimate its value, Russian presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told reporters today.

The Pain of Loss in the Heart. The Story of a Woman

58 year-old Hamest Sargsyan lives in the Mushkapat community of Artsakh's Martuni region.

We are ready to accept displaced families in our village. Mushkapat Community Leader

The Mushkapat community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 271 residents. All the villagers have returned after the war.

63 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 63 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

President Harutyunyan pays tribute to memory of heroes fallen at 2020 war

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan visited today the Stepanakert Memorial on the occasion of the first anniversary of the statement which put an end to the 2020 war,the Presidential Office stated.

2020 deadly Hin Tagher clashes: Battalion commander jailed on charges of dereliction of duty

A battalion commander is under arrest on charges of dereliction of duty concerning his actions which authorities say led to nine troops being killed, two taken captive and multiple combat positions being taken over by Azerbaijani military during 2020 December 11-12 clashes.

Artsakh will never be part of Azerbaijan. Artsakh MFA

One year ago, on 9 November 2020, thanks to the active mediation efforts of the Russian Federation, a trilateral statement was signed by the President of the Russian Federation, the Prime Minister of Armenia and the President of Azerbaijan, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

“We call for the return of all remaining detainees” – U.S. State Department on first anniversary of Karabakh ceasefire

The U.S. Department of State spokesperson Ned Price issued a statement on the first anniversary of the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh ceasefire agreement.

The incident took place on the day of Ilham Aliyev’s visit to Shushi, where he made anti-Armenian speech. Armenia MFA

The Azerbaijani side opened fire on civilians carrying out construction work near the Stepanakert-Shushi road in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeepers, as a result of which three people were injured and one was killed.

Russia and China sign a contract to build a joint heavy helicopter

Russia and China have signed a contract stipulating the joint development of a heavy helicopter, Andrey Boginsky, head of the Russian Helicopters holding, said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Tass informs.

Artsakh National Security Service: Azerbaijanis shoot civilians working on water pipelines near Shushi

One person is dead and three others are wounded after Azerbaijani troops opened fire at Armenian civilians working on water supply pipes near the intersection of Shushi.

We must keep our homeland where our brave soldiers spilled blood

In an interview with "Artsakhpress", Radik Khachatryan said that before the war he worked for 10 years in the hairdressing salon operating in Avetaranots, at the same time was teaching "Initial Military Training”at the school of Lusadzor community, Artsakh’s Askeran region.

Armenian military participates in CSTO Indestructible Brotherhood exercises

Armenian troops joined the militaries of Russia, Belarus, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan for the 2021 Indestructible Brotherhood military exercises of the CSTO collective peacekeeping forces in Kazan.

No concrete timeframes for Pashinyan-Putin-Aliyev online meeting, says Kremlin

Preparations for the online meeting of Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev are ongoing, but there are no agreements on concrete timeframes, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said.

Global COVID-19 cases hit 250 million

Global COVID-19 cases surpassed 250 million on Monday as some countries in eastern Europe experience record outbreaks, even as the Delta variant surge eases and many countries resume trade and tourism, Reuters reported.

Artsakh parliament to convene special session

On November 9, at 11:00 am, a special sitting of the Artsakh Republic National Assembly will be convened pursuant to the Constitution of Artsakh and the rules of procedure of its National Assembly as well as on the initiative of its MPs.

58 displaced families settled in Aygestan

The Aygestan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 1301 residents. Even after the war, everyone continues to live and create in their native village.

President Arayik Harutyunyan vaccinated against COVID-19

On November 8, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan has been vaccinated against COVID-19, the Ministry of Healthcare said.

UK House of Commons to hold first hearing on Armenian Genocide recognition bill on Nov 9

The first hearing of the Armenian Genocide recognition bill will take place in the House of Commons on November 9, the Armenian National Committee of the United Kingdom reports.

106 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 106 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Sculpture symbolizing the Artsakh people's rebirth erected in Stepanakert

On November 7, near the monument "We and Our Mountains" in Stepanakert, a sculpture was erected, symbolizing the revival of the Artsakh people.

Iraq’s prime minister says he knows who committed attack against him

Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi has said that the country’s authorities know the names of those who carried out an attack against him early Sunday and vowed that they would be apprehended in the near future.

A new children's playground opened in Mushkapat

On November 7, the opening of a new playground built by the "Awesome" foundation took place in the Mushkapat community of Artsakh's Martuni region.

"Hub Artsakh". A club for motivated young people operates in Stepanakert

Hub Artsakh has been operating in the Vahe Fatal Hall of Stepanakert’s Paul Eluard Francophone Center for over a month. The founder is Vahe Keushgueryan, and the executive director is Shushan Keshishyan.

Your brand from Artsakh to the international market. A seminar held in Stepanakert

On November 5, a seminar entitled “Your Brand from Artsakh to the International Market" was held in Vahe Fatal Hall’s "Hub Artsakh" club of Stepanakert’s Paul Eluard Francophone Center.

US rules out resumption of operations at consulates general in China

US officials have denied reports that the American consulates general in China will reopen following the summit between US President Joe Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping, news.am informs.

White House to consider not using nuclear weapons first

US President Joe Biden’s national security team will soon review the conditions under which the United States may adopt a "no first use" policy with regards to nuclear weapons, the Politico newspaper said on Friday, citing sources in the White House.

Haterk kindergarten received property and equipment

The state kindergarten of Haterk community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has been equipped with property and equipment.

China launches Earth science satellite

China on Friday sent an Earth science satellite into space from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center in the northern Shanxi Province, Xinhua reported.

The construction of a new residential district in Stepanakert is nearing completion

The construction of a residential district of more than 150 apartments on Stepanakert’s Tumanyan Street is being completed.

President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on 2022 winter draft and demobilization

On 5 November President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on 2022 winter draft and demobilization, the Presidential Office stated.

Senior Iranian commander calls US world’s dictator-making factory

Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said Thursday that the United States is the world’s dictator-making factory, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Russia records over 40,700 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia’s COVID-19 cases surged by 40,735 to 8,714,595, the anti-coronavirus crisis center stated on Friday, Tass informs.

Artsakh State Minister meets with Armenia’s Ambassador to US

On November 3, a reception was organized in honor of the State Minister of the Artsakh Republic Artak Beglaryan at the Embassy of Armenia in the USA. A meeting was held with Ambassador Lilit Makunts.

1 more person dies of coronavirus in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 49 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Senator Menendez introduces amendment to revoke US presidential waiver of Section 907 restrictions on aid to Azerbaijan

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced a powerful amendment that would end U.S. presidential waiver authority of Section 907 of the FREEDOM Support Act, an Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) -backed measure that would effectively block U.S. military aid to Azerbaijan.

Biden requests Armenia at Summit for Democracy, Azerbaijan and Turkey not invited

. U.S. President Joe Biden did not invite either Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan or Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to his upcoming Summit for Democracy.

The “Hurry to Good" Charitable Foundation continues activities in Artsakh

The “Hurry to Good" Charitable Foundation supported many Artsakh families during the 44-day Artsakh war and continues its activities in a number of communities of the Republic.

1835 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1835 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 316,839, the ministry of healthcare reports.

U.S. Embassy in Armenia Hosts Meeting of Regional Chiefs of Mission

Ambassadors Tracy, Degnan, and Litzenberger, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Olson, Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations Andrew Schofer, and USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator Alexander Sokolowski participated in a regional Chiefs of Mission meeting hosted by U.S. Embassy Yerevan, Armradio.am reports.

Bob Menendez demands US State Department and Defense Ministry to issue report on use of Turkish drones against Artsakh

Senator Bob Menendez demanded that the US State Department and the Ministry of Defense submit a report on Turkey's export of drones, the Armenian National Committee of America reports.

Czech president's condition improves, leaves intensive care unit

Czech President Milos Zeman was moved from an intensive care unit after more than three weeks of treatment to a standard hospital room on Thursday after his condition improved, Reuters reported, citing the Prague Central Military Hospital.

Number of deaths due to coronavirus in Russia rises by 1,195 per day

The number of deaths due to coronavirus in Russia increased by 1,195 per day against 1,189 a day earlier to a total of 243,255, the federal operational headquarters for the fight against coronavirus told reporters on Thursday.

The "Dream Classroom" will soon be open for Maghavuz school students

With the funding support of the "Dream" Foundation, the "Dream Classroom" will soon be open for students of 6-12 grades of the secondary school in the Maghavuz community of the Martakert region of the Artsakh Republic.

Azerbaijan violated Armenian captives’ right to life: ECHR releases judgments

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has released the judgments of the cases relating to resident of Armenia’s Karmiraghbyur village Mamikon Khojoyan and resident of Chinari village Karen Petrosyan who have been captured and tortured by Azerbaijan in 2014.

Press conference held at the Mesrop Mashtots University, dedicated to the 6-year activities of the Center for Caucasian Studies

On November 4, a press conference was held at the Mesrop Mashtots University, dedicated to the 6-year scientific and educational activities of the Center for Caucasian Studies.

EU wants joint military force by 2025

The EU wants to create a joint intervention force of some 5,000 soldiers by 2025 that can be deployed without unanimous consent for "rescue and evacuation missions or a stabilisation operation in a hostile environment", according to an internal EU document seen by Bloomberg.

France appoints new Co-Chair to OSCE Minsk Group

Brice Roquefueil will replace Stéphane Visconti as Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group.

Artsakh athletes return from the European Traditional Karate Championship with a victory

Michael Mkhitaryan from Artsakh took the honorable first place in the individual kata competition (21-35 years old) at the European Traditional Karate Championship (ETKF) held in Belgrade, Serbia on October 30-31.

Armenia’s efforts directed at resumption of peace process of Artsakh conflict – Armenian Deputy FM

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vahe Gevorgyan says Armenia is attaching importance to the resumption of the peace process of the Artsakh conflict.

88 new cases of coronavirus confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 88 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Artak Beglaryan discussed with the US Congressmen issues related to Artsakh's international involvement

The State Minister of the Artsakh Republic Artak Beglaryan, together with the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Artsakh to the United States Robert Avetisyan and the Chief Adviser to the State Minister David Hakobyan, met with some congressmen on November 2 and 3 in the US Congress building.

Armenia to be consistent in restoring, protecting rights of Artsakh people – Armenia Deputy FM

Armenia will be consistent in the issue of restoring and protecting the rights of the people of Artsakh and will make effort for guaranteeing their right to live safely and with dignity in their homeland, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Vahe Gevorgyan said at a joint session of parliamentary committees on the 2022 state budget.

New meeting between Armenian, Azerbaijani foreign ministers could take place soon – Deputy FM

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Vahe Gevorgyan said that soon new meetings will take place between the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan mediated by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairmanship and new conditions will be created for the full re-launch of the peaceful resolution process of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict.

Armenian Genocide recognition bill to be debated in UK Parliament

On November 9, the "Armenian Genocide Recognition Bill" will be debated in the first reading at the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (UK), the Armenian National Committee of United Kingdom informed on Facebook.

Russian government approves signing interregional cooperation plan with Armenia

The government of Russia approved the 2022-2027 interregional cooperation plan with the government of Armenia, TASS reports.

Restoration work being carried out in Artsakh's Gishi

The Gishi community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 965 residents. After the war all the residents have returned to the village. The head of the Gishi community, Armen Avagumyan told "Artsakhpress".

US Gives Final Clearance to COVID-19 Shots for Kids 5 to 11

The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday backed broad use of Pfizer's (PFE.N) and BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 5 to 11, clearing the way for shots to go into young arms as soon as Wednesday, Reuters reports.

President Harutyunyan took part in the opening ceremony of monuments which perpetuate the memory of the Heroes of Artsakh David Grigoryan and Hakob Harutyunyan

On November 3 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan took part in the opening ceremony of monuments which perpetuate the memory of the Heroes of Artsakh David Grigoryan and Hakob Harutyunyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Taliban Bans Foreign Currencies in Afghanistan

The Taliban has banned the use of foreign currencies in Afghanistan, a move that could further disrupt an economy on the brink of collapse, BBC reports.

Analysis: The more things change in Armenia, the more they stay the same

The title is derived from a French expression which I have used to describe the situation in Armenia.

Rep. Pallone: U.S. must also push Minsk process forward to achieve a settlement that keeps Artsakh Armenian

U.S. Congressman Frank Pallone, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, on Wednesday held an online meeting with Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan.

102 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 102 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Ombudsman: Azerbaijani troops, flags must be removed from areas close to Armenian settlements

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Arman Tatoyan again insisted on the creation of a demilitarized security zone along the border with Azerbaijan and the withdrawal of Azerbaijani forces from the areas close to Armenian settlements as he presented a special report on Wednesday.

The Msmna school being renovated

The school of Msmna community of Artsakh’s Martuni region is being renovated.

12% of adult population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 so far, says Armenian health minister

12% of the adult population of Armenia is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Minister of Healthcare Anahit Avanesyan said during an interview to Public Television.

Full resumption of NK negotiation process within OSCE MG Co-Chairmanship important: Arayik Harutyunyan meets Pashinyan

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting on November 3 with President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan, the PM’s Office reports.

After the ceasefire, all the teachers and students returned to Shahmasur

Previously, the club was operating in the school building of the Shahmasur community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

At Capitol Hill, Armenian Ambassador to U.S. emphasizes need for unconditional return of PoWs held in Azerbaijan

Ambassador of Armenia to the United States Lilit Makunts had a discussion-meeting with more than a dozen members of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues in the Capitol Hill.

World Leaders Promise to End Deforestation by 2030

More than 100 world leaders have promised to end and reverse deforestation by 2030, in the COP26 climate summit's first major deal, BBC reports.

The building of Tsovategh community center being renovated

With the efforts of the "Tufenkyan" charitable foundation, the community center of the Tsovategh village is being renovated.

Azerbaijan hands over 11 more remains to Armenian side

On November 2, the bodies of 11 war victims who were considered missing-in-action in the 2020 Artsakh war were transferred to the Armenian side by Azerbaijani authorities accompanied by Russian peacekeepers.

By the end of the year, about 300 apartments will be put into operation in the capital. President Harutyunyan paid a working visit

On November 2 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan in Tumanyan street of Stepanakert got acquainted with the construction works of the residential district and apartment building under construction, which are in the process of completion, the Presidential Office stated.

S-400, Pantsyr-S1 air defense systems most popular among foreign customers in 2021

S-400 air defense systems and Pantsyr-S1 anti-aircraft missile/gun launchers enjoyed the greatest demand among foreign customers in 2021, Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev said in an interview with the RBC media group on Tuesday.

Blasts, gunfire heard at Kabul military hospital

At least two explosions followed by gunfire hit Afghanistan's biggest military hospital in Kabul, witnesses and Taliban officials said on Tuesday, according to Reuters.

63 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 63 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Hilis will have a new community center. Head of Community

The Hilis community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 155 residents. After the war, everyone returned to the homeland.

70% of US Adults are Fully Vaccinated, 80% Partially: White House

The White House announced on Monday that 70 percent of adults in the U.S. are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and that 80 percent of adults have received at least their first shot, The Hill reports.

U.S. State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary Erika Olson to visit Armenia

The new Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State Erika Olson will travel to Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia to "promote regional cooperation and discuss bilateral issues", the U.S. Embassy in Armenia said in a press release.

UN Secretary General calls on nations to form coalitions on decarbonization

Both the developed counties and emerging economies should create coalitions on decarbonization and a stage-by-stage abandonment of coal use, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said speaking at the 26th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP26) of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Tass informs.

The ICRC provides greenhouses to residents of affected communities

The family of Gayane and Hovhannes Khachatryan from the Ashan community of Artsakh’s Martuni region became the first beneficiary of the greenhouse distribution program launched in October by the ICRC mission in Nagorno-Karabakh.

From Macron’s visit to donation of COVID-19 vaccines: New French Ambassador to Armenia gives interview to ARMENPRESS

France’s new Ambassador to Armenia Anne Louyot says her goal is to make the cooperation between the two countries in different areas more long-term.

I wish peace for further generations of Artsakh, so that they may live in the homeland of our ancestors. Displaced Resident

Due the 44-day Artsakh war, the Galstyan family was displaced from the village of Zardanashen, Artsakh’s Martuni region. The large family has settled in Stepanakert.

People with low immunity should get revaccinated against COVID in 6 months - WHO

People with low immunity should receive a booster vaccine dose in a span of six month after vaccination against the coronavirus infection or recovery, World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said on Monday, Tass informs.

Russia detects over 40,000 daily COVID-19 cases for three straight days

Russia has registered 40,402 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours with the total number of infections reaching 8,554,192 cases, Tass informs.

We will meet the brightest mornings in this corner of our Motherland: The teacher of the "Teach for Armenia" program

Within the framework of the “Teach for Armenia” program, Astghik Keshishyan from the Lusarat community of Armenia’s Ararat region teaches the Armenian Language and Literature at secondary school in Mokhratagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 194 calls over last week

On October 25 to 29, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 194 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Russian, Turkish FMs discuss 3+3 mechanism for South Caucasus

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu focused on the prospects of a regional ‘3+3’ platform in the South Caucasus at their meeting on the margins of the G20 summit in Rome on Saturday, TASS reported.

Nominations close for 2022 Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced the end of the nomination period for the seventh Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. Hundreds of people from across the globe have nominated 592 unique candidates.

68 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 68 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Russian peacekeepers provide targeted humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons in Artsakh

Specialists of the humanitarian response centre of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh provided targeted humanitarian assistance to internally displaced persons and large families in Stepanakert.

Construction of a new settlement in Ajapnyak underway

The construction of a new settlement in the Ajapnyak district of Stepanakert continues with the funding support of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund.

Foreign nationals traveling to US must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and negative test from Nov 8

Beginning November 8, adult foreign nationals who fly to the United States, with limited exceptions, must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, as well as a negative test taken in the past three days, the US Embassy in Armenia said in a statement.

A new water line being built in Tsovategh

A new water line is being built in the community of Tsovategh of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

1071 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Armenia

1071 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 309,397, the Armenian healthcare ministry informs.

We cannot imagine the future of our family far from Artsakh. Displaced resident

Due to the war, Alvina Sargsyan was deported from Shushi with her husband and 3-year-old child. On April 20, the family settled in Kolatak community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Iranian FM holds meeting with outgoing Ambassador of Armenia

Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir Abdollahian received on October 31 Ambassador of Armenia Artashes Tumanyan on the occasion of completion of his diplomatic mission in Iran, the Embassy of Armenia said in a statement on social media.

Over seven bln coronavirus vaccination shots conducted worldwide

The number of coronavirus inoculations carried out globally has surpassed seven billion. More than a half of them are accounted for by three countries - China (2.3 billion), India (1.1 billion) and the United States (0.4 billion), Tass informs.

World oil prices dropping

World oil prices are falling Monday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

71 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 71 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Facebook being renamed Meta causes stir in Israel

Facebook's announcement that it is changing its name to Meta has caused quite the stir in Israel where the word sounds like the Hebrew word for "dead," BBC News reported.

We continue to educate our students in a military-patriotic spirit. Haterk School Principal

The secondary school in the Haterk community of Artsakh’s Martakert region quickly organized the educational process after the 44-day war.

G20 leaders to focus on mutual recognition of vaccination passports at Rome summit

Leaders of the Group of Twenty (G20) may make some decisions on the mutual recognition of vaccination certificates at their upcoming summit in Rome, Russia’s G20 Sherpa Svetlana Lukash said on Friday, Tass informs.

Kavahan. The community leader presents the daily life and problems

The Kavahan community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 44 residents. After the war, all the villagers have returned.

Displaced families provided with washing machines

On October 29, the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Migration of the Republic of Artsakh provided washing machines to 200 displaced families.

1-month-old baby infected with COVID-19 dies in Yerevan

A 1-month-old baby infected with COVID-19 died at a Yerevan hospital.

PACE co-rapporteurs to visit Armenia

Kimmo Kiljunen (Finland, SOC) and Boriana Åberg (Sweden, EPP/CD), co-rapporteurs of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) for the monitoring of obligations and commitments by Armenia, will make a fact-finding visit to the country from 3 to 5 November 2021, PACE reports.

Armenian President Sarkissian presents essence of Artsakh issue to Atlantic Council members

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian received members of the Atlantic Council, his Office said today.

85 new Covid cases reported in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 85 new coronavirus cases in Artsakh in the past 24 hours. Two more persons who were diagnosed with COVID-19 have died, the Ministry of Health reported on Friday.

The construction of an apartment building started on Martuni Street in Stepanakert

The construction of a five-storey multi-apartment residential building on Martuni Street has started with the funding support of the Government of the Republic of Artsakh.

US Congresswoman expresses concern over situation followed by 2020 Artsakh War

On October 28th Lilit Makunts, Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the Unites States of America, met with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D - California), Member of Congressional Caucus of Armenian Issues, the Armenian Embassy said in a statement on social media.

I don't imagine my future far from Artsakh. Displaced resident

Due to the 44-day war in 2020, many Artsakh families were displaced and have settled in other settlements.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Friday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Biden arrives in Rome for G20 summit

US President Joe Biden arrived in Rome to take part in the G20 summit, the White House said in a press release.

Hadrut's "Dizak" kindergarten received new toys and stationery (photos)

German-based Ani Tunyan and Khachatur Partezpanyan and "Together" initiative responding to the Artsakh Human Rights Defender's post, according to which Hadrut's "Dizak" kindergarten needs toys, linen, and other stuff, have sent new toys and stationery to Artsakh.

Armenia reiterates readiness for delimitation, demarcation and awaits positive signal from Azerbaijan – Security Council

Armenia is ready for the delimitation and demarcation process with Azerbaijan, the Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan told reporters after the Cabinet meeting, adding that one of the important approaches for this is the reciprocal “mirror-like” pullback of Armenian and Azerbaijani troops, the deployment of border guards of the two countries in the relevant territories and the launch of the delimitation and demarcation.

Armenia government to allocate about $28m to Artsakh

According to a decision by the government of Armenia, 13.5 billion drams (approx. US$28 million) will be provided to Artsakh.

US, Turkey discuss South Caucasus

US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke Wednesday with Ibrahim Kalin, Spokesperson and Chief Advisor to the President of Turkey.

Needy families displaced from Artsakh's Kashatagh region received assistance

The Togh Charitable Foundation, in cooperation with the ''Martik'' Foundation and the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure of the Artsakh Republic, has provided one-time food aid to 300 vulnerable families displaced from the Kashatagh region living in Artsakh.

Armenian President meets with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian met on October 27 with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, during his brief working visit in the United Arab Emirates, the Presidential Office reports.

UN says record 48 mln people internally displaced worldwide due to conflicts

The global number of people internally displaced due to conflicts has reached 48 mln, the highest on record, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons Cecilia Jimenez-Damary said at a meeting of the UN General Assembly's Third Committee, reports TASS.

I try to make sure the schoolchildren of Mokhratagh think only about developing the community. Teacher of "Teach for Armenia" program

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Taron Poghosyan teaches the subject "Initial Military Training and Safe Living" at the secondary school in the Mokhratagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

NATO’s growing potential in Baltic states may destabilize region, says Russian diplomat

NATO is building up its presence in the Baltic states, which may destabilize the military and political situation in the region and Russia’s proposals on de-escalation remain in force, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia calls for mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates, says Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin called for establishing a mechanism for recognizing the COVID-19 vaccination certificates, Tass informs.

The emergency medical department of Martuni Regional Medical Association opened

Today the emergency medical department of Martuni Regional Medical Association has been opened.

Armenian people grateful to Pope Francis for principled, unambiguous statement on recognition of Genocide, Armenian FM says

With the opening of the Vatican’s Apostolic Nunciature in Armenia, a new page will begin in the history of the diplomatic relations between Armenia and the Holy See, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan said during the joint press conference with Substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State at the Holy See Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra in Yerevan.

Post-war construction work to provide housing for displaced residents underway

The construction of new settlements within the framework of the state program to provide housing to the residents displaced due the war continues.

New sports ground opened in Stepanakert

On October 27, on the initiative of Olympic vice-champion, World Champion Arsen Julfalakyan and World and European champion, Olympic Games participant David Safaryan, the sports ground built in Stepanakert’s "Artsakh" district was opened.

Azerbaijanis Steal Dozens of Cattle from Artsakh Resident

The Artsakh Investigative Committee opened a criminal case over the theft of dozens of cattle from an Artsakh resident by Azerbaijanis.

Israel may grant entry to tourists vaccinated with Sputnik V starting on Nov 15

The Israeli authorities have upheld Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov’s initiative to grant entry to foreign tourists inoculated with Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine starting on November 15, informs TASS.

2074 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

2074 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 300,143, the ministry of healthcare reports.

37 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

37 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the ministry of health said today.

Japanese scientists create world’s first ‘thinking’ robot with a brain

Japanese scientists have created the world's first 'thinking' robot that is able to steer its way around walls and obstacles, The Independent reports.

President Sarkissian pays historical visit to Saudi Arabia

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian paid a working visit to Saudi Arabia, the President’s administration informed, noting that October 26, 2021 will become a unique page in the history of Armenian-Arabic and particularly Armenia-Saudi Arabia relations.

Lavrov: Russia-NATO relations cannot be called catastrophic because there are none

Russia-NATO relations cannot be called catastrophic because there are no such relations at all, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday after talks with his Norwegian counterpart, Anniken Huitfeldt, TASS reported.

China FM calls on US to lift sanctions against Afghanistan

During a meeting with Abdul Ghani Baradar (appointed Vice-President of the ad-hoc Cabinet of Afghanistan by the radical Taliban) in Doha, Qatar, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi called on the U.S. and Western countries to lift the sanctions imposed against Afghanistan, news.am informs, citing TASS.

Dollar stable in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 476.94/$1 in Armenia on Tuesday; this is down by 0.01 from Monday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Lebanese President discusses domestic situation with new Armenian Catholic Patriarch

President of Lebanon Michel Aoun received new Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic House of Cilicia, Raphael Minassian at Baabda Palace, discussing the domestic situation in Lebanon, the National News Agency of Lebanon reports citing the Presidential Press Office.

Armenian Speaker of Parliament meets with Cypriot Presidential Commissioner

Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Alen Simonyan and his delegation met with Cyprus Presidential Commissioner Photis Photiou, the Armenian Parliament’s press service said.

Russia records another 36,466 coronavirus cases

Russia's coronavirus cases rose by 36,466 to 8,316,019 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Construction of a new settlement started in Aygestan

The construction of a new settlement for the residents of the Avetaranots village displaced by the war has started in the administrative territory of the Aygestan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region.

After the war the reopened Matenadaran-Gandzasar scientific cultural center had about 2,500 visitors. Director

During the 44-day Artsakh war, the Matenadaran-Gandzasar scientific cultural center after Mesrop Mashtots, evacuated its specimens, such as manuscripts, antique books and archival documents, as well as computers and other technical means. They moved them to Matenadaran in Yerevan.

Armenian Parliament to discuss situation on Armenia-Azerbaijan line of contact in closed-format session

The Armenian Parliament will hold a closed-format session to discuss the current situation on the line of contact between Armenia and Azerbaijan and the demarcation issues.

1517 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1517 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 298,069, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Russia MFA: Moscow is optimistic about prospects of investing in Armenia

Moscow is optimistic about the prospects of investing in Armenia's economy. This opinion was expressed by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrey Rudenko in an interview with RIA Novosti, news.am informs.

Artak Beglaryan delivered speech at the annual assembly and charity dinner of the Armenian Missionary Association of America

On October 23, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan participated in the annual assembly and charity dinner of the Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) in Fresno, California, the State Minister’s office stated.

British PM tells Putin Russia-UK relationship "is not the one" London wants

The United Kingdom’s current relations with Russia are not the way London would like to see, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, Tass informs.

Armenian-Russian alliance has no adversaries in the region other than Azerbaijan and Turkey – military expert on drills

The tactical military exercises of the Armenian-Russian Joint Troops Formation show that the Armenian-Russian military alliance is still active and continues strengthening, military analyst and Deputy Director of the Moscow Institute for Political and Military Analysis Alexander Khramchikhin told ARMENPRESS in an interview.

Turkey offers Russia to join NATO

The new conditions in the world require an update of NATO, and for this Russia must first and foremost join the alliance. This is what reporter Mehmed Barlas said in an interview for the Turkish Sabah, news.am informs.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 119 calls over last week

On October 18 to 22, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 119 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenian, Cypriot Speakers of Parliament reaffirm readiness to strengthen cooperation

Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Alen Simonyan and President of the House of Representatives of Cyprus Annita Demetriou reaffirmed the bonds and cooperation between Cyprus and Armenia during a meeting in Nicosia on October 25, CyprusMail reports.

I preferred to return to Artsakh and continue creating in my Homeland. Displaced resident

Hayrapet Navasardyan with his wife and two children from Arakel community of Artsakh’s Hadrut region has been displaced due to the 2020 Artsakh War unleashed by Azerbaijan.

We hope that due to the active and constructive role of Russia, Stepanakert airport will be reopened. Artsakh State Minister

The issue of re-operating Stepanakert airport has been discussed for many years within the framework of the Minsk Group Co-Chairs, but Azerbaijan has always shown destructive behavior, even threatening to destroy civilian aircraft.

State Minister convinced Russian peacekeepers will stay in Artsakh until the conflict is settled

About 120 thousand of almost 150 thousand residents of Nagorno Karabakh have returned or remained after the war.

Artsakh State Minister discusses cooperation programs with US Congressman

Artsakh Minister of State Artak Beglaryan, who is on a visit to the US, met with Congressman David Valadao, in Hanford, California, the state minister's office informed.

A group of displaced citizens from Kashatagh received work tools

On the initiative of the "Return to Kashatagh" NGO, 22 residents displaced from Kashatagh have got an opportunity to practice their preferred profession in new circumstances.

The number of marriages increased in Artsakh

1,075 marriages and 140 divorces were registered in Artsakh in January-September 2021, the Civil Acts Registration Office and Notary Office of the Ministry of Justice of Artsakh informs.

Martuni today. Daily life and problems presented by the mayor (photos)

The regional center of Martuni, located in the eastern part of the Artsakh Republic, is trying to live its daily life in the post-war period.

One more person dies of coronavirus in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 42 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Monday, October 25.

COVID-19: 677,032 vaccinations carried out in Armenia so far

A total of 677,032 vaccinations against COVID-19 have been carried out in Armenia so far, of which the first dose is 466,785 and the second dose – 210,247, the ministry of healthcare reports.

World oil prices on the rise

World oil prices are going up Monday morning, and trading data attest to this.

Several ministers arrested in Sudan, army blocked entrances to the capital

Four ministers and high-ranking officials from Khartoum state have been arrested in Sudan, the Al Hadath TV channel reported on Monday, Tass informs.

The educational process at Chankatagh school continued with great hope and good mood. (Photos)

Both students and teachers of the secondary school of Chankatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region continue their educational process with great hope and good mood. They want to live in their native village and attend their school.

Artak Beglaryan highly appreciated the Diaspora's support to Artsakh

On October 21, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan met in Los Angeles with the leaders of the community spiritual leaders and the management of the local office of the Armenian National Committee.

1962 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1962 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 293,014, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Some US agencies begin investigating Biden's withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan

A number of U.S. agencies have begun internal reviews of the Biden administration’s handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, particularly the final departure of military and diplomatic personnel, closure of the U.S. Embassy, and the emergency evacuation of diplomats and eligible Afghan refugees from the country, The Wall Street Journal reported.

China passes law to cut homework pressure on students

China has passed an education law that seeks to cut the "twin pressures" of homework and off-site tutoring in core subjects, Reuters informs.

Over 600,000 Doses of Moderna Vaccine To Be Donated to Armenia

620,400 doses of Spikevax vaccine manufactured by Moderna will be donated to Armenia, Minister of Healthcare Anahit Avanesyan said, Armenpress reports.

Russia reports 37,141 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

The number of coronavirus cases in Russia increased by 37,141 over the past day to 8,168,305 total cases. This is a new record high since the beginning of the pandemic, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday, Tass informs.

President Arayik Harutyunyan paid a working visit

The President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan started his regular working tour from the Ajapnyak district of Stepanakert, where he got acquainted with the construction works of apartment buildings being built with the funding of the ''Hayastan'' All-Armenian Fund for families, who were displaced by the war, the Presidential Office stated.

EU officially has a first lady

The EU officially has a first lady: Amélie Derbaudrenghien Michel, Politico reports.

Armenia-Russia unified troops formation holds tactical military exercises

The unified formation of the Armenian and Russian troops are holding tactical military exercises in Armenia.

Biden says does not want Cold War with China

President Joe Biden said Thursday the US was committed to coming to Taiwan's defense if it comes under attack from China, CNN reported.

Construction work underway in Haterk. Head of Community

The Haterk community of Artsakh’s Martakert region lives its daily life; the villagers on their own initiative have started construction of houses and service objects.

Turkey placed on FATF 'grey list' for failing to combat money laundering and terrorism financing

Turkey was placed on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) “grey list” on Thursday for failing to combat money laundering and terrorism financing, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Residents of Khndzristan continue to create in the post-war period: Head of the community

The Khndzristan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 780 residents. They live and create in their native village.

‘Main goal is to achieve long-term settlement in South Caucasus’, Putin says

It is necessary to create conditions for the long-term settlement in the South Caucasus, Russian President Vladimir Putin said during the discussion at the Valdai Club, in response to the question of one of the participants.

I see the future of my family in Artsakh. Displaced Person

Silva Gharibyan with her husband and 3 children was displaced from the Nor Maragha community of Artsakh’s Martakert region and settled in the community of Chankatagh.

67 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 67 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Healthcare reported on October 22.

2146 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

2146 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 291,052, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Russian peacekeepers, philanthropists deliver 1.2 tons of humanitarian aid to residents of Artsakh

The Russian peacekeepers and the representatives of charity organizations of Armenia and Russia have provided humanitarian aid to the remote regions of Artsakh.

Trump to launch new social media platform called TRUTH Social

Former U.S. President Donald Trump will launch his own social media app, TRUTH Social, that he said would "stand up to Big Tech" companies such as Twitter and Facebook that have barred him from their platforms, Reuters reported.

World oil prices still falling

World oil prices are still dropping Friday morning, and trading data as well analysts attest to this.

Biden says does not want cold war with China

US President Joe Biden does not want a cold war with China, as he himself said, addressing an audience at an event in Baltimore, Maryland, Tass informs.

Donald Trump creates his own media group and social network

Former US President Donald Trump has announced the launch of the Trump Media and Technology Group, which will lead the development of his own social network called ‘TRUTH Social’, according to the press release published on behalf of the politician, TASS reports.

NATO’s spying charges against Russian diplomats groundless. Maria Zakharova

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said NATO has no evidence indicating the expelled staffers of Russia’s diplomatic mission at the organization had been involved in any malign activities, Tass informs.

We can preserve our existence and identity by strengthening our state. "Teacher for Armenia" teacher

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, geography teacher Tatevik Yenokyan from the Darakert community of the Ararat region of the Republic of Armenia teaches at the secondary school of Chankatagh, Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Statements about the disbandment of the army do not correspond to reality.Artsakh Presidential Spokesperson

The statement of Ashot Harutyunyan, a member of the board of the "Armenian population forcibly displaced from Shushi" NGO, made in the Standing Committee on Protection of Human Rights and Public Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, that at the demand of the Azerbaijani side, Artsakh President is going to disband the army does not correspond to reality.

Fundraiser entitled "Stand by Artsakh" will be held in December

On the initiative of the Artsakh "High Technologies and Strategic Planning Center" Foundation, a telethon will be held in Artsakh for the first time on December 10, during which all the money raised will be directed to the development of Artsakh.

The Tsaghkashat kindergarten being renovated. Heda of Community

The Tsaghkashat community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 195 residents.

46 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 46 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Healthcare reported on October 21.

2603 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

2603 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 288,906, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Ambassador presents Armenian POW issue to UK MPs

Armenia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Varuzhan Nersesyan met with Catherine West and James Murray, members of the Labor Party of the House of Commons and the UK-Armenia All-party parliamentary group, the Embassy of Armenia in the UK said in a statement on social media.

World oil prices dropping

World oil prices are falling Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Many countries are unaware of Iran’s major anti-drug trafficking efforts – embassy’s response to Aliyev’s accusations

The Embassy of Iran in Armenia responded to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s accusations made during the latest CIS summit that “Armenia and Iran colluded and used the Nagorno Karabakh territory for drug trafficking into Europe.”

ICJ hearings are about forming right international perceptions on Artsakh issue, Armenia's representative says

If the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, approves Armenia’s appeal against Azerbaijan, that would greatly contribute to the strengthening of the facts of the Armenian side in the negotiation process of the Artsakh conflict settlement and the international recognition of Artsakh’s self-determination, Representative of Armenia before the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Yeghishe Kirakosyan, who is also representing Armenia’s interests at the ICJ, told Armenpress.

Artsakh sambo wrestler won bronze medal at the World Championship

World Youth and Junior Sambo Championship was held in Greece on October 15-17.

UK supports OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship format on NK conflict settlement – Ambassador

Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan received today Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Armenia John Gallagher, the foreign ministry said.

President Arayik Harutyunyan visited Taghavard community of Martuni region

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited Taghavard community of Martuni region and got acquainted with the programs implemented with state and charitable means in the current year, the Presidential Office stated.

U.S. mayors rescind false proclamations they had issued at Azerbaijan’s urging

The Azeri government does not seem to understand that you can’t always get what you want by bribing and paying politicians. There is a limit to what money can buy. Sometimes, the truth matters more.

Former US ambassador: Demilitarized zone around Armenia’s borders fully justified at this point

Former US Ambassador to Armenia John M Evans (2004-2006) says Armenian Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan’s proposal to create demilitarized zone around the borders of Armenia, in particular on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, “is fully justified”.

Powerful blast rocks Kabul

A powerful blast rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Wednesday, TASS reports citing the 1TV channel.

A new artesian well to be built in Tsaghkashen

The Tsaghkashen community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 164 residents. After the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

Water line being built in Artsakh's Chankatagh. Community Leader

After the war, the residents of the Chankatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region have returned to their daily life.

The Tufenkian Foundation renovated a house in Kherkhan

The “Tufenkian” Charitable Foundation continues its activity in post-war Artsakh.

Facebook reportedly plans to change its name next week

Facebook is planning to change its name next week to reflect its emphasis on building the metaverse, The Verge reported on Tuesday, citing a source with direct knowledge of the matter.

35 new Covid cases confirmed in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 35 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on October 20.

Military bus hits mines in Damascus

A military bus hit two mines near the President Bridge in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, TASS reports citing SANA news agency.

CSTO PA political and international cooperation committee to hold next meeting in Yerevan

The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Parliamentary Assembly’s Standing Committee on Political and International Cooperation Affairs will hold its next meeting in Yerevan in spring 2022.

COVID-19 cases worldwide down 4%, deaths down 2% in past week — WHO

More than 2.7 million people contracted COVID-19 between October 11 and 17, over 46,000 people died, the World Health Organization said in its weekly bulletin, Tass informs.

Artsakh is a sacred land for me. Yesayi Makhtesyan moved from the United States and settled in Artsakh's Haterk

Yesayi Makhtesyan's family is in the United States, but he decided to come to Artsakh, his Homeland.

Another house in Martuni renovated with the funding support of the Tufenkian Foundation

On October 19, as a part of the program implemented by the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation, the apartment of 27-year-old Hayk Hayriyan, a resident of Artsakh’s Martuni, who was wounded during the 44-day Artsakh War, was put into operation.

Trump’s website defaced by Turkish hacker

Donald Trump’s website was defaced by computer hackers, who replaced part of the site with a message in Turkish, The Independent reported.

Reshetnikov: Russia companies plan to invest more than $1 billion in Armenia

Russian companies plan to invest more than $1 billion in Armenia. Russian Minister of Economic Development Maksim Reshetnikov said this Tuesday during the Eighth Armenian-Russian Interregional Forum in Yerevan, news.am informs.

All the children of Artsakh have a great potential. Teacher of "Teach for Armenia" program

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Ararat Sargsyan from Gyumri, teaches history at the basic school of the Shahmasur community of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Junior Sergeant firing artillery in iconic war photo bestowed posthumous Hero of Artsakh title

President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan awarded the posthumous Hero of Artsakh highest state award to Junior Sergeant Albert Hovhannisyan, the 19-year-old gunner of the Defense Army who became a household name when a photo of him firing a gun-howitzer during the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh War quickly became an iconic image symbolizing the Armenian fighting spirit and morale.

U.S. says it made no financing offers to Turkey on F-16 jets

The United States on Monday did not confirm Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan's comment that Washington had made an offer to Ankara for the sale of F-16 fighter jets but added that it has not made Turkey a financing offer for the warplanes, Reuters reports.

31 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

31 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh in the past 24 hours, including two children, the Ministry of Health reported.

U.S., Georgia sign defense cooperation memorandum during Austin's visit

The United States and Georgia signed a memorandum of understanding on enhancing Georgia's defense and containment capabilities during U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's visit on Monday, Xinhua reported.

South Korea confirms launch of ballistic missile by North Korea — Yonhap

South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff stated that North Korea launched a ballistic missile towards the Sea of Japan on Tuesday, the Yonhap news agency reported.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Tuesday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Zelensky says ready to meet with Putin in any format

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky stated his readiness to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in any format, Tass informs.

Belarusian leader slams Poland and Lithuania for bringing migrants to Germany and France

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that Poland and Lithuania were carrying out special operations to establish channels for transporting migrants to Germany and France, Tass informs.

Iran MFA calls on Azerbaijan to refrain from negative media statements

Speaking in a press conference on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh touched also on the accusations made by Azerbaijan officials against Iran, urging Azerbaijani leaders to let the conversations between officials be continued through diplomatic channels and to avoid negative media statements, IRNA reported.

"The Reborn". Artsakh film director's new film will tell the world about the 44-day Artsakh war

A film is being made about the 44-day Artsakh war in 2020. The film is called "The Reborn". The director of the film is Jivan Avetisyan, whose family roots come from Artsakh.

Lavrov, ICRC chief discuss humanitarian issues of Artsakh

The humanitarian issues in Ukraine, Syria, Afghanistan and Artsakh have been discussed between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer.

Conference entitled "Current Problems of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery" held in Stepanakert

On October 18, a conference entitled "Current Problems of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery" dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Faculty of Dentistry of Yerevan State Medical University after Mkhitar Heratsi was held in Stepanakert.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 245 calls over last week

On October 11 to 15, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 245 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Global coronavirus cases surpass 240 million

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 240.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.89 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.60 billion, IANS reports, citing the Johns Hopkins University.

Our wonderful students are the guarantee of Artsakh's future. Teacher of "Teach for Armenia" program

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Gayane Khechumyan teaches the Armenian Language and Literature at Caroline Cox Secondary School in the Verin Horatagh school of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Gas price in Europe down to $980 per 1,000 cubic meters

The gas price in Europe declined to almost $980 per 1,000 cubic meters on London’s ICE exchange as Monday trading opened, according to trading data, reports TASS.

Productive cooperation established between Russia and Armenia in different directions – Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed the participants of the 8th Russian-Armenian Inter-Regional Conference, stating that a comprehensive dialogue and productive cooperation in different directions have been established between the two countries, RIA Novosti reports.

One more person dies of coronavirus in Artsakh

A total of 176 COVID-19 tests were conducted Sunday in Artsakh, and from which 21 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed.

Threat to US democracy comes not from Russian hackers but from popular mistrust

It is not the "Russian propaganda" and hackers that is a threat to American democracy but people’s mistrust to political institutions, as Tass informs, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday.

1192 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1192 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 283,183, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Armenia ombudsman: Azerbaijan army that invaded Gegharkunik Province build large shelters, concrete roads

The Azerbaijani armed forces that invaded Gegharkunik Province of Armenia have built large shelters, accumulated a large amount of firewood, and concreted the roads leading to their positions, Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan said in a statement.

French ambassador leaves Belarus

French Ambassador to Belarus Nicolas de Lacoste has left the country, a spokesman for the French embassy told TASS.

Artsakh Defense Minister visits wounded servicemen of latest Azerbaijani attack

The Minister of Defense and Commander of the Defense Army of Artsakh General-major Kamo Vardanyan visited the servicemen who were wounded during the October 14 ceasefire breach committed by Azerbaijani troops.

We must defend and develop Artsakh together. Displaced Resident

Due to the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan, the Hovhannisyan family has been displaced from the community of Zuar, Artsakh’s Shahumyan region.

If we live in Artsakh and with Artsakh, Artsakh will start living anew. Teacher of "Teach for Armenia" program

The school of the Kolatak community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has not had a physics teacher for four years.

China launches Shenzhou-13 spacecraft with three astronauts to national space station

The China National Space Administration (CNSA) launched the Shenzhou-13 manned spacecraft with three astronauts to the national orbital station, Tass informs.

Armenia MOD: Azerbaijan fires at Yeraskh

The Azerbaijani Armed Forces today fired at Yeraskh village of Ararat Province of Armenia, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reported.

$1 million to Lebanese Armenian Community

THanks to the efforts of the Hayastan All Armenian Fund’s US partner, Armenia Fund Inc, $1 million was raised and transferred to the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia to meet the urgent social needs of the Armenian community and support Armenian educational institutions in Lebanon. The fundraising was organized in September upon the appeal of His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia to Armenians around the world, informs the Hayastan All Armenian Fund.

Azerbaijan’s policy of terrorism seeks to achieve exodus of Armenians from Artsakh, warns Stepanakert

Azerbaijan’s policy of terrorism seeks to achieve the exodus of Armenians from Artsakh, Stepanakert warned in wake of renewed Azeri ceasefire violations.

The Indifference of the International Community to Artsakh Seriously Jeopardizes the Practical Significance of the Human Rights Agenda. Artsakh Ombudsman

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan says it’s possible to change the current situation in the region in case of a political will by achieving stability and peace, the Human Rights Ombudsman of the Artsakh, Gegham Stepanyan, wrote on Facebook.

Russian peacekeepers safeguard ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh. Putin

Russian peacekeepers stand as guarantors of the ceasefire in Nagorno Karabakh, President Vladimir Putin said on Friday at a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States), reports TASS.

Pashinyan proposes to strengthen trilateral mechanisms for investigation of border incidents, observance of ceasefire

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan says it’s possible to change the current situation in the region in case of a political will by achieving stability and peace.

Artsakh State Minister and Human Rights Defender visited the wounded soldiers. Their health condition is stable

October 15, Artsakh State Minister Artak Beglaryan, Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan and Minister of Healthcare Mikael Hayriyan visited Stepanakert Republican Medical Center and Stepanakert Central Military Hospital.

Defense Army released footage about Azerbaijani ceasefire violation on Artsakh border

On 15 October Artsakh Defense Army released a footage, that shows the shooting and ceasefire violation by Azerbaijani forces at the Defense Army position.

Armenia Foreign Ministry strongly condemns Azerbaijan’s gross violation of ceasefire in Artsakh

On October 15, Armenia’s foreign ministry issued a statement strongly condemning yesterday’s gross violation of the ceasefire by the Azerbaijani armed forces.

Azerbaijani forces open fire at Artsakh military ambulance

On October 15, around 09:00, the Azerbaijani military opened fire at a medical ambulance of the Artsakh Defense Army in the north-eastern direction.

One of central parts of Paris named after Armenia

The Paris City Council adopted unanimously a decision on October 14 to name one of the central parts of the city – the part located between the Pont de l'Alma and the Pont des Invalides bridges, near the Seine River, after Armenia.

Wounded soldiers’ surgeries went successfully. Artak Beglaryan

The life of the servicemen of Artsakh wounded from the Azerbaijani shooting are not in danger, State Minister of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan said on Facebook.

War is impossible – Artsakh’s Foreign Minister

After the shootings in Artsakh this evening, the situation is calm, it is completely controlled by the Artsakh Defense Army and the Russian peacekeepers, the Artsakh Defense Army has no casualties, and the lives of the wounded soldiers are not in danger.

Armenian side has no territorial losses. Artsakh’s Defense Army

The Defense Army of Artsakh informs that following the border incidents the situation is calm at the moment. The Armenian side has no territorial losses.

Lives of injured Armenian servicemen not under risk .Artsakh’s State Minister

I urge everyone to refrain from spreading misinformation and the temptation to become a source of "scandalous" news. There are no other wounded or victims except the mentioned six injured, State Minister of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan wrote on his Facebook page.

Artsakh Ombudsman: Artsakh Defense Army has no casualties

Human Rights Defender of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan has visited the six injured servicemen who are at the military hospital in Stepanakert and tweeted about this.

Verin Horatagh secondary school needs an annex building

Caroline Cox Secondary School of the Verin Horatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has quickly started the academic process since December 1, 2020.

Reconstruction of houses damaged due to the war continues in Herher

The houses damaged by the war in the community of Herher of Artsakh’s Martuni region are being renovated.

Sergei Lavrov Holds a Meeting with His Armenian Counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Minsk, TASS reports.

NK conflict’s comprehensive settlement to greatly contribute to establishment of lasting peace in region – Armenian FM

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan participated in the session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the CIS participating states in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on October 14, the Armenian foreign ministry reports.

Evidence proves Azerbaijan’s intention to ethnic cleansing: Armenia presents proofs to ICJ

During today’s hearings at the International Court of Justice, convened over Armenia’s request to indicate provisional measures against Azerbaijan, Armenia presented numerous evidence proving Azerbaijan’s intention to ethnic cleansing, torture of Armenian captives.

CSTO says reached agreements contribute to creation of necessary conditions for political settlement of Karabakh crisis

The hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh were managed to be stopped through the mediation of the Russian Federation, said Anatoly Sidorov, Chief of the Joint Staff of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), news.am informs.

‘My dream is to make Armenia one of the best places of artificial intelligence in the world’. Armen Sarkisssian

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian participated in an event in Rome dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Elettronica Group, a famous Italian company engaged in providing services in the fields of defense, cyber-security.

ICJ holds hearings over Armenia’s request to indicate provisional measures against Azerbaijan

The International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, is holding public hearings over Armenia’s request to indicate provisional measures against Azerbaijan.

The Republican Rapid Chess Tournament Kicked off in Stepanakert

On October 14, on the initiative of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh, the republican chess competition has begun at the Republican Chess Sports School.

Zakharova: Russia peacekeepers in Artsakh determining circumstances behind civilian’s death

The command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh is taking appropriate steps to find out the circumstances behind the civilian's death. Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, stated this during a press briefing Thursday, and extended condolences to the relatives and friends of this victim, news.am informs.

Russia MFA: Armenian, Russian, Azerbaijani spiritual leaders’ meeting is important format for overcoming problems

The trilateral meeting of the spiritual leaders of Armenia, Russia, and Azerbaijan is another important format for overcoming problems, building a climate of trust, as well as the normalization of Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, stated this during a press briefing Thursday, news.am informs.

Zakharova: Russia favors unwavering implementation of all Karabakh provisions

Russia is in favor of the unwavering implementation of all the provisions on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. The statement came from Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova during a press briefing Thursday, news.am informs.

Pilgrims will be able to visit Dadivank Monastery again, Lusine Gharakhanyan

Through intensive daily work with Russian peacekeepers, after November 17, we made an attempt to return the property hidden in the bomb shelters. We are talking about the stockrooms that were left to the Azerbaijanis after the 44-day war. The Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of Artsakh, Lusine Gharakhanyan, said this during a working discussion Thursday at the National Assembly of Armenia, news.am reports.

Primate of the Artsakh Diocese met with the members of U.S Western Coast Office of the “Armenian Relief Society”

The Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan met in Yerevan with the U.S Western Coast Office of the “Armenian Relief Society” , Artsakh President's Adviser on Diaspora Affairs Azatouhi Simonyan and the Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh, Lusine Gharakhanyan.

34 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

36 new cases—including children— were confirmed in Artsakh today, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

1589 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1589 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 276,666.

Some progress made in Russian-US dialogue. Maria Zakharova

Some progress has been made on a number of issues in Russian-US relations after US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland’s visit to Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Wednesday, adding that a list of issues in bilateral relation that require the soonest resolution was handed over to her, Tass informs.

US making big mistake when using dollar as sanction instrument — Putin

The United States is making a big mistake when it uses the dollar as a sanction instrument, Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with CNBC journalist Hadley Gamble after the Russian Energy Week forum’s plenary session. The text of the interview was posted on the Kremlin website on Thursday, Tass informs.

The only way to achieve our goals is quality education. Teacher of "Teach for Armenia" program

Within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program, Arman Avagyan teaches history at Haterk school of Artsakh’s Martakert region.

Canada to host 40,000 Afghan refugees

Canada will accept 40,000 refugees from Afghanistan following the military takeover by the Taliban*, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Wednesday, Sputnik reported.

Armenia appoints new Ambassador to Iran

President Armen Sarkissian appointed Arsen Avagyan as the new Armenian Ambassador to Iran

Armenia FM leaving for Minsk

On October 14-15, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will leave for Minsk to participate in the meeting of the CIS Council of Foreign Ministers, reported the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Russia records 28,717 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 28,717 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours with the total number of infections reaching 7,861,681 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenia Ambassador to Iran Artashes Tumanyan recalled

Artashes Tumanyan has been recalled from the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Patriarch Kirill, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazadeh meet

The trilateral meeting of Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazadeh was held at Danilov Monastery in the residence of the Patriarchate in Moscow, news.am informs.

36 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

36 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Artsakh today.

Militarized pentathlon competitions organized in Stepanakert

On October 13, militarized pentathlon competitions were organized in Stepanakert primary school N 2, named after Ashot Ghulyan. Four teams participated in the competitions.

India supports peaceful settlement of NK conflict within OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship. FM

India supports the peaceful settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict within the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship, Minister of Foreign Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said during a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Yerevan.

Russia, EU hold meeting on mutual recognition of vaccination certificates

Russia and the EU have held another meeting on the issue of the mutual recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificates. There will be a series of consultations in order to coordinate the basic recognition parameters of the documents, TASS reports citing the press service of Russia’s Health Ministry.

Four families of Taghavard and Lisagor communities provided with cattle

With the funds provided by Maral Anjargolyan, President of the Iraqi-Armenian Union, Vice-President of the Armenian School Foundation and a member of the Board of the Ararat Foundation, four families of Martuni’s Taghavard and Shushi’s Lisagor communities have been provided with cattle.

Anne Louyot: France working with Russia, US on lasting agreement on Karabakh

France is working with Russia and the United States to sign a more lasting agreement on Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), as news.am informs, the newly appointed French ambassador to Armenia, Anne Louyot, stated about this to RFE/RL Armenian Service.

Iran says it has documents confirming transfer of terrorist groups to Azerbaijan

Iran says it has documents confirming the transfer of terrorist groups, news.am reports.

G20 agrees aid to avert Afghanistan humanitarian crisis

The Group of 20 (G20) has agreed to work together to avoid a humanitarian disaster in Afghanistan, even if it means having to coordinate efforts with the Taliban, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi said after hosting an emergency summit.

Andrea Wiktorin: EU ready to be mediator between Armenia and Azerbaijan, if they wish

If Armenia and Azerbaijan express the desire, the European Union is ready to be a mediator in the negotiations between Armenia and Azerbaijan. This is what Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia Andrea Wiktorin told reporters in Khachik village and recalled that the process obviously needs to take place within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, news.am informs, citing A1+.

Noubar Afeyan: Moderna has no plans to share its COVID-19 vaccine recipe

Moderna has no plans to share the recipe for its COVID-19 vaccine because executives have concluded that scaling up the company’s own production is the best way to increase the global supply, the company’s chairman said Monday.

The number of seriously ill patients increased. The specialist presents the means and options to fight the epidemic

Recently, the number of people infected with coronavirus has increased in Artsakh.

Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II: Armenia will overcome difficult times with Russia's support

Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II believes Armenia will overcome the difficult times with the support of Russia and the Russian Orthodox Church.

Iran Army and IRGC Started to Stage a Joint Specialized Air Defense Exercise

Iran's Army and the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) started to stage massive aerial exercises aimed at bolstering preparedness for defending the country’s skies against enemy threats, Mehr reports.

Armenian PM in Moscow for Putin meeting

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan is in Russia on a working visit, his spokesperson Mane Gevorgyan said.

Russia records 28,190 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 28,190 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours with the total number of infections reaching 7,832,964 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Erdogan seeks Biden meeting to discuss US warplane request

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants to use an upcoming global summit to lobby U.S. President Joe Biden to allow Ankara to buy dozens of American warplanes, in a bid to overcome Washington’s resistance to major arms deals with his country following its purchase of Russian air defenses, Al Jazeera reports.

COVID-19 pandemic has forced 100 million into poverty, UN chief says

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has lashed out at vaccine inequality which he says has meant that the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen disproportionately on the poor, Euronews reports.

Artsakh athletes won prizes at wrestling tournament held in Armenia

On October 8-9, a freestyle wrestling tournament dedicated to the master of sports Andranik Edigaryan took place in the city of Etchmiadzin of the Republic of Armenia.

Silence and Scream: Cultural fragments rescued from enemy-occupied settlements exhibited in Stepanakert

Yesterday in the Europe Hotel of Stepanakert took place an exhibition entitled “We will return. Rescued Fragments".

At least 2 killed after plane crashes in residential area in California

A light plane crashed near a high school, killing at least 2 in Santee, California, NBC reported Monday.

Twitter allows all users to remove followers without blocking them

Twitter now allows all users to remove other people from their follower list without blocking them, the social platform announced Monday, Tass informs.

Armenia, Russia defense ministers discuss Armenian-Azerbaijani border situation

A meeting of the Minister of Defense of Armenia, Arshak Karapetyan, with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoygu took place Monday in Moscow, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia informed.

Russia records 29,409 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 29,409 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, the second highest number since the beginning of the pandemic with the total number of infections reaching 7,804,774 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Monday, Tass informs.

New Zealand makes COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for health workers

New Zealand will require teachers and workers in the health and disability sectors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday, as she extended restrictions in Auckland, its largest city, for another week, Reuters reported.

Regional challenges to be on agenda of upcoming meeting of Armenian, Russian, Azerbaijani spiritual leaders

Regional challenges will be on the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the spiritual leaders of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan in Moscow, Head of the Information Department at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Fr. Yesayi Artenyan said.

Union of Banks of Armenia has new board chairman

Gevorg Machanyan has been elected the new Chairman of the Board of the Union of Banks of Armenia (UBA) at the regular meeting of the board, UBA informed NEWS.am.

Iran’s FM says will travel to Armenia and Azerbaijan soon

Foreign Minister of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian is planning to visit Armenia and Azerbaijan in the nearest future, Mehr news agency reports.

Catholicos of All Armenians heading for Moscow, will meet with religious leaders of Russia and Azerbaijan

Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church Karekin II will visit Russia on a two-day trip on October 11 to meet with Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus' Kirill in Moscow.

Armenian PM to depart for Russia on working visit

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation on October 12, his Office said in a statement.

''KHTAN'' social entrepreneurship's long-term incubator-program to be launched in Artsakh

''KASA'' Swiss Humanitarian Foundation in cooperation with the Government of the Artsakh Republic, Intercultural Research and Development NGO, and CODE Social Entrepreneurship Hub, the long-term and multi-component incubator-program of "KHTAN" (Impetus) social enterprise launches in Artsakh on October 26-30.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 183 calls over last week

On October 4 to October 8, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 183 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

601 daily COVID-19 cases reported in Armenia

601 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 272,957, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Armenia participates in Anuga 2021, largest trade fair for food and beverage industry in Europe

Armenia is taking part in Anuga 2021, the leading global trade fair for the food and beverage industry in Europe, in the German city of Cologne.

Voter turnout in Artsakh’s local elections 59.2%

59.2% of eligible voters in Artsakh have participated in the local self-government elections held on October 10.

Iran FM: Tehran has no intention to be dependent of Russia

Iran isn’t preparing to become dependent of Russia and China, but it is carrying out its foreign policy that proceeds from the interests of both countries, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran Hossein Amir-Abdollahian declared, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Borrell: EU is facing risk of turning from subject into object of world politics

The European Union (EU) may lose its ability to be a full-fledged player in the world arena, becoming an object of world politics, said Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, news.am informs,citing TASS.

Russia to wait for responsible leaders in Ukraine. Medvedev

Russia will wait until responsible leaders appear in Ukraine, focusing on the buildup of based on equal rights and mutually beneficial relations and not on the total confrontation with Russia on the brink of war, Russia’s Deputy Chairman of the Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said in the article titled "Why contacts with current Ukrainian administration are pointless," posted on Monday in the Kommersant newspaper, Tass informs.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Monday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Elections in Nor Ghazanchi being held in line with law

Today, the Nor Ghazanchi community of Artsakh's Martakert region is electing a new community head.

Community head being elected in Herher

Today, on October 10, the election of the head of the Herher community of Artsakh’s Martuni region is being held.

Elections being held according to the established order. Chairman of Tsaghkashat Electoral Commission

Today, on October 10, in the 2/2 polling station of the Tsaghkashat community of Artsakh’s Askeran region, elections of the community head and the members of the Council of Elders are being held.

The elections of the Khachmach community head being held in line with law

Today, on October 10, new elections of the heads of the communities of Khachmach of Artsakh's Askeran region, Nor Ghazanchi of Martakert region, Herher of Martuni region, the head of Tsaghkashat community and the members of the council of elders of the community are being held.

We call on the OSCE Minsk Group co-chair states to take active steps to hold the Azerbaijani party accountable and exclude such incidents in the future. Artsakh MFA

On October 9, a civilian of the Republic of Artsakh was fatally wounded by an Azerbaijani sniper fire in an agricultural area near the town of Martakert, Artsakh MFA stated.

Reconstruction of houses damaged due to the war continues in the communities of Martuni region

The construction of the houses damaged by the war in Sos and Machkalashen communities of Artsakh’s Martuni region continue.

Hadrut and Shushi Art Schools Held Concert for the Staff of Armenian Relief Society

Staff of the U.S Western Coast Office of the “Armenian Relief Society” (ARS) arrived in Artsakh.

US delegation to meet with Taliban representatives in Qatar

The US delegation will meet with high-ranking Taliban representatives in Qatar’s Doha on October 9-10, Reuters reported on Friday citing a source.

OSCE Minsk Group ready to organize Pashinyan-Aliyev meeting

The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Stephane Visconti of France, Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, and Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation) released a statement on Friday, expressing readiness to organize a meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders.

Nobel Peace Prize goes to journalists Maria Ressa, Dmitry Muratov

Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, ABC News reported.

Lavrov points to seven years of lost opportunities in Russia-EU relations

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned that degradation in Russia-EU relations is getting chronic, Tass informs.

About 100 people killed by explosion in mosque in northern Afghanistan

About 100 people were killed and dozens were injured in a powerful explosion in a Shia mosque in the Kunduz Province in northern Afghanistan, news.am informs.

‘Servants, followers of Armenian Church must have unrestricted access to Shushi’s Ghazanchetsots Church’ – MFA

Alongside with the physical damage inflicted upon Shushi’s Ghazanchetsots Church, Azerbaijan does not stop attempts to distort the Armenian identity of the church, which is carried out by changing the architectural look of the church under the pretext of renovation, Armenian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan said in a statement on the occasion of the anniversary of the double bombing of the Cathedral by the Azerbaijani armed forces.

Uzbekistan not planning resumption of CSTO membership

Uzbekistan has enough capacity to ensure its security and does not plan to resume membership in the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said in an interview with Pravda Vostoka on October 8.

ANCA calls on US Congress to investigate State Department failures related to Armenia, Artsakh

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) is calling on key committees in the U.S. Senate and House to exercise their Congressional oversight responsibilities over the U.S. State Department and related agencies through investigations into system-wide failures of U.S. policy on U.S.-Armenia bilateral and regional relations, ANCA reported.

Sergey Markedonov: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is not over

I believe the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict isn’t over. This is what leading researcher of the Institute of International Studies at Moscow State Institute of International Relations Sergey Markedonov said during a discussion held in Yerevan, news.am informs.

Russia records over 27,000 COVID-19 daily cases

Russia’s COVID-19 cases climbed by 27,246 in the last 24 hours to 7,717,356, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday, Tass informs.

Turin, Italy, to host Eurovision 2022

The Italian city of Turin has won the race to become the Host City of the 66th Eurovision Song Contest, having triumphed over 16 other competing bids, the Eurovision reports.

Turkey asks U.S. to buy 40 F-16 jets

Turkey has made a request to the U.S. to buy 40 Lockheed Martin-made F-16 fighter jets and nearly 80 modernization kits for its existing warplanes, as the NATO ally looks to modernize its Air Force after the purchase of F-35 jets fell through, Reuters reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Preparations for the upcoming new regular elections of the Artsakh Republic local self-government bodies properly carried out

According to the timetable, all the preparations for holding the regular elections of the local self-government bodies of the Republic of Artsakh to be held on October 10, 2021, have been properly organized by October 8.

Russian peacekeepers hold humanitarian action in Artsakh’s Haterk village

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, together with representatives of the charity foundation, held a humanitarian action in the Haterk settlement of the Martakert district of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

12 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 12 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on October 8.

1202 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

1202 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 269,874, the Armenian healthcare ministry said.

Moscow urges London not to provoke cyber arms race. Zakharova

Moscow warns the UK against provoking a cyber arms race, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday, commenting on UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace, who said that London will carry out cyberattacks against hostile states that would attempt to harm the United Kingdom - including against Russia, Tass informs

Number of people injured in Japanese earthquake rises to 52

The number of people injured in the earthquake that struck Japan’s capital Tokyo and surrounding areas on Thursday has risen to 52, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications said on Friday, reports TASS.

Wrestler Malkhas Amoyan will fight for the title of world champion

Member of the Armenian Greco-Roman wrestling team Malkhas Amoyan will fight for the title of world champion.

Meeting of Putin, Biden at G20 summit depends on presence of leaders, Kremlin says

The possibility of a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Joe Biden at the G20 summit in Rome will depend on whether both heads of state attend it, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday.

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah wins 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Tanzanian novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, the Nobel Committee said today, reports TASS.

Day of Librarians marked in Artsakh (Photos)

Since 2004, October 7 has been marked as Librarian Day.

Arayik Harutyunyan congratulated Vladimir Putin in connection with his birthday

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan sent a congratulatory address in connection with the birthday of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Presidential Office stated.

Astronomical laboratory opened in Artsakh

Today, a memorandum of cooperation has been signed between the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory named after Viktor Hambardzumyan of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia Observatory of the Ministry and the Scientific Center of the Ministry Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh.

Putin, Aliyev confer on situation in South Caucasus

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in the region, informs news.am, citing TASS.

Russia records 27,550 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 27,550 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours with the total number of infections reaching 7,690,110 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Thursday, Tass informs.

Armenia’s Pashinyan congratulates Russia’s Putin on birthday

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan sent a congratulatory letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin on birthday, the PM’s Office said today.

Gas prices in Europe plummet below $1,000 per 1,000 cubic meters

The price of gas on the ICE exchange continued to decline on Thursday. By 10:30 Moscow time, it dropped below $1,000 per 1,000 cubic meters for the first time since September 29, Tass informs.

NATO expels eight Russian diplomats for 'spying'

Nato has expelled eight “undeclared intelligence officers” from the Russian delegation to the military alliance, and halved the total size of Moscow’s representation, in a move that will further deteriorate relations between western militaries and the Kremlin, the Financial Times reports.

President Sarkissian meets with Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi

President Armen Sarkissian is meeting with Prime Minister Mario Draghi as part of his state visit to Italy.

1309 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed over the last 24 hours

1309 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 268,672, the Armenian Healthcare Ministry said.

At least 15 people killed in southern Pakistan earthquake

Pakistan Disaster Management reports that at least 15 people were killed in the earthquake in southern Pakistan on Thursday, Tass informs, citing France-Presse news agency.

World oil prices dropping

World oil prices are falling Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received members of "Aramazd" detachment

On October 5 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received members of the "Aramazd" detachment led by Koryun Ghumashyan, commander, founder-director of "Tigran Mets" special military school, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia's National Assembly "Hayastan" faction transfers over 10 million AMD support to Stepanakert Cox Rehabilitation Center

At the suggestion of Azatouhi Simonyan, Advisor to the President of the Artsakh Republic, Armenia's National Assembly "Hayastan" faction has transferred the bonus pays received by the fraction’s members in September to the account of the Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert.

President Harutyunyan received relatives of the teachers perished during the war in 2020

On October 5, in connection with the Teacher's Day President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the relatives of the teachers, perished during the war unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh in 2020, the Presidential Office stated.

Russia records 25,110 new daily COVID-19 cases, crisis center says

Russia has registered 25,110 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 7,637,427 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Armenian President to depart for Italy on state visit

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian will depart for Italy today together with spouse Nouneh Sarkissian on a state visit at the invitation of President Sergio Mattarella.

Lithuania hands over 50,000 Moderna vaccine doses to Armenia

50,000 doses of Moderna's Covid-19 vaccine were handed over to Armenia in a ceremony at Vilnius Airport on Monday evening, LRT reported.

Teachers will receive monetary reward

By the order of the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan, teachers of all the schools of Artsakh will receive a monetary reward in the amount of 25,000 AMD on the occasion of Teacher's Day.

US urges fair treatment for Georgia's Saakashvili

The US State Department said on Monday it is following developments in Georgia closely and urged the country to ensure detained former president Mikheil Saakashvili is treated fairly, Reuters reported.

Reconstruction of houses completely destroyed by the war underway in Stepanakert

Reconstruction works are underway in a number of private houses in Stepanakert.

I wish my colleagues to educate generations in a peaceful homeland. Pedagogue

Alina Beglaryan, the mother of a fallen freedom fighter in the 44-day Artsakh War, patiently and devotedly attends school trying to hide her grief.

I lost my village, the land mixed with my father's blood, but not my faith. Avetaranots school teacher

October 5 has been celebrated as Teacher's Day since 1994. The day is an opportunity to once again "value" the role of the teacher in the education and upbringing of the younger generation.

Champions Chess Tour: Aronian defeats Mamedyarov

Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian took the third place at Meltwater Champions Chess Tour Finals, defeating Azerbaijani representative Shakhriyar Mamedyarov 2,5-0,5 on Monday.

Intra-community roads improved in Nor Ghazanchi. Head of Community

The Nor Ghazanchi community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 172 residents.

Report: Zuckerberg loses $7bn as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram collapse

The net worth of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Facebook, fell by nearly $7 billion in a few hours after the company’s flagship products collapsed. According to Bloomberg, a selloff plummeted Facebook’s stock around 5 percent on Monday.

Catholicos of All Armenians will meet with Pope Francis

On October 5, the Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, left for Rome, Italy, to attend a conference devoted to religions and cultures in dialogue, and an inter-church prayer service, reported the Information Services of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.

We must defend our security, together with Russia. Arayik Harutyunyan

For a long term, to some extent, indefinitely we have to have a partner together with whom we will defend our security, Artsakh President Arayik Harutyunyan stated during a talk with the youth.

China and US to hold talks in Switzerland this week

The talks between US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Director of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the CPC Central Committee Yang Jiechi will take place in Switzerland this week, TASS reports citing the South China Morning Post.

Facebook outage could be caused by DNS records failure

The disappearance of Facebook's DNS records could cause the service’s outage, Group-IB company specializing in cybersecurity told TASS.

Armenia PM's official visit to Lithuania is over

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and his Lithuanian counterpart Ingrida Simonyte in Kaunas attended a concert that was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Armenia’s Independence and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Armenia and Lithuania and that featured a performance by the Kaunas State Philharmonic, news.am informs.

Armenian Speaker of Parliament, Russian FM discuss situation in the region

Armenia’s delegation led by Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan met today with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, the Armenian Parliament’s press service said.

8 reported dead after private plane crashes into building in Italy

A small private plane carrying six passengers and a crew of two crashed Sunday into a vacant, two-story office building in a Milan suburb, and Italian news reports said all aboard perished, according to AP.

President Harutyunyan received the representatives of the "Black Panther" volunteer detachment

On October 4 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the representatives of the "Black Panther" volunteer detachment, the Presidential Office stated.

It is planned to asphalt the intra-community roads of Aghabekalanj: Head of Community

The Aghabekalanj community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 203 residents.

Baptism ceremony of residents held in the Aghavno community of Artsakh’s Kashatagh region

About 60 residents of the Aghavno community of Artsakh’s Kashatagh region were baptized yesterday.

Russia records 25,781 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 25,781 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours, Tass informs.

Turkey, Azerbaijan plan to hold military drills after Iran moved forces

Turkey plans to hold joint military exercises with Azerbaijan this week in a region bordering Iran after the government in Baku criticized Tehran for staging army drills near its border, Bloomberg reports.

Russian peacekeepers provide 120 families with humanitarian aid in remote settlement of Artsakh

The military personnel of the humanitarian response center of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, together with the formation of charitable Foundations, provided assistance to large families and displaced persons in the settlement of Chartar in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) within the framework of the humanitarian action.

France can recognize Nagorno Karabakh Republic – Paris Mayor

Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo, who is going to run for the 2022 French presidential election, says France can recognize the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

627 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

627 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 265,317, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Lithuanian PM hopeful of return to political resolution of NK conflict

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte expressed hope that it will be possible to return to the political resolution of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs.

Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan visits Russia

Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan is leading a delegation to Russia on an official three-day visit.

Fumio Kishida elected as 100th Prime Minister of Japan

The Lower House of the Parliament of Japan elected the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Fumio Kishida as Japan’s 100th Prime Minister Monday, according to the vote, livestreamed on the Parliament’s website, TASS reports.

Japan parliament elects new PM

Fumio Kishida has been elected Japan’s new prime minister in the National Diet (parliament).

Armenia FM meeting with Iran counterpart

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan’s working visit to Iran has started, news.am informs.

Azatouhi Simonyan met with the Mayor of Glendale

Within the framework of her visit to the United States, Azatouhi Simonyan, Advisor to the President of the Artsakh Republic on Diaspora Affairs, met with Glendale Mayor Paula Devine and the members of the city council Ardi Qasakhyan, Ara Najaryan, and Vrezh Aghajanyan.

A new water line built in Lusadzor. Head of Community

The Lusadzor community of Artsakh's Askeran region has 307 residents.

Armenian Church commemorates Christ’s 72 disciples

The Armenian Apostolic Church commemorates Jesus Christ’s seventy-two disciples on Saturday, October 2, Qahana.am reports.

Armenian President Sarkissian and PM Pashinyan discuss external and domestic challenges

President Armen Sarkissian and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting on October 1 at the Presidential Palace, the Presidential Office stated.

COVID-19 death toll in US exceeds 700,000

Over 700,000 people in the United States died after contracting the novel coronavirus, said the US-based Johns Hopkins University, which relies on data provided by international organizations, federal and local authorities, Tass informs.

Iran ambassador to Azerbaijan: Dreams of Zionism for this region will never be interpreted

We have special respect for all Jews, Christians and other followers of the divine religions: Iranian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Seyed Abbas Mousavi noted this on Twitter—and reacting to the Israeli ambassador's accusations that Iran "oppresses religious minorities and Jews."

Biden signs temporary funding bill to prevent government shutdown

Congress avoided a government shutdown Thursday hours before funding would have lapsed, CNBC reported.

Armenia is very important partner for Czech Republic – FM Kulhánek

Armenia is a very important partner for the Czech Republic and the relations between the two countries are close and friendly, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhánek said at a joint press conference with Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan in Yerevan.

Varnkatagh has a great potential for resettlement. Head of Community

The Varnkatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert has 45 residents.

Russia records 24,522 coronavirus cases

Russia recorded 24,522 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, which is the highest daily number since July 19, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Friday. The total number of cases has reached 7,535,548, Tass informs.

Former Georgian leader Saakashvili says he returned to Georgia

Former Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili said on Friday that he arrived at his homeland eight years after his departure, Tass informs.

Armenia FM: Karabakh conflict’s peaceful political settlement remains on agenda

The peaceful political settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conflict remains on the agenda. Armenia’s Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan stated about this during Friday’s joint news briefing after his meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek, who is in Yerevan on a working visit, news.am informs.

Armenian, French culture ministers discuss cooperation in preservation of Artsakh’s cultural heritage

Armenia’s Minister of Education, Science, Culture and Sport Vahram Dumanyan met on September 30 with Minister of Culture of France Roselyne Bachelot in Paris.

Miqayel Arzumanyan was appointed chief adviser to the President of the Artsakh Republic

On October 1 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on appointing Miqayel Arzumanyan chief adviser to the President of the Artsakh Republic.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian resigns

The Premier of Australia’s New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian has resigned, after the state's corruption watchdog revealed it was investigating her, ABC reports.

Verin Horatagh needs a kindergarten. The head of the community tells about the daily life and problems of the village

The Verin Horatagh community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 622 residents. All the residents have returned after the war.

North Korea tests new air defense missile

North Korea on Thursday said it had tested a new air defense missile, TASS reports citing the Voice of Korea radio broadcaster.

5.2 magnitude earthquake registered in Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale rocked Genaveh Port, Bushehr Province, southern Iran on Friday, IRNA reports.

Israel opens embassy in Bahrain

Israel and Bahrain have signed a one-year treaty on the establishment of diplomatic relations. The King of Bahrain received the foreign minister of Israel, who opened Israel’s embassy in Manama, news.am informs, citing AFP .

Newly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to Belarus delivers credentials to President Lukashenko

Newly appointed Ambassador of Armenia to Belarus Razmik Khumaryan delivered credentials to President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, BelTa agency wrote.

Czech Foreign Minister to arrive in Armenia on working visit

On September 30, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhánek will arrive in Armenia with a working visit, the Armenian foreign ministry informs.

Another fallen serviceman’s remains found in Artsakh search operations

Today the search for the remains of the fallen Armenian servicemen was carried out in the Varanda (Fizuli) region of Artsakh where the remains of another serviceman was found.

Armenian Vice Speaker of Parliament, Russian Ambassador discuss peaceful settlement of NK conflict

Vice Speaker of Parliament of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan received today Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Armenia Sergei Kopyrkin, the Parliament’s press service said.

Russian peacekeepers discovered and destroyed 26,033 explosive objects in Artsakh since November 23

Humanitarian demining of the area along the demarcation line of the parties in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) continues in accordance with the applications submitted to the command of the Russian peacekeeping contingent from representatives of the authorities of the districts.

Street improvement work continues in the capital

Street improvement and asphalting work continues in Stepanakert.

Russia records over 23,800 COVID-19 daily cases, new high since July 25

Russia’s COVID-19 cases surged by 23,888 in the last 24 hours, having reached 7,511,026, the anti-coronavirus crisis center stated on Thursday, Tass informs.

Nicolas Sarkozy Found Guilty of Illegally Financing his 2012 Election Campaign

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy was on Thursday found guilty of illegally financing his 2012 election campaign, Euronews reported.

Iran to launch new military exercises involving artillery, helicopters in northwestern regions

The Iranian military will launch exercises October 1, ISNA reports.

34 displaced families resettled in Berkadzor. Head of Community

The Berkadzor community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 384 inhabitants. All the villagers have returned after the war.

Armenia government provides another funding to Artsakh

At Thursday's Cabinet session, the government of Armenia decided to provide 13.5 billion drams to Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), news.am informs.

U.S. says it won't normalize or upgrade diplomatic ties with Syrian government

The United States has no plans to "normalize or upgrade" diplomatic relations with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and also does not encourage others to do so, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a State Department spokesperson.

World oil prices falling

World oil prices are dropping Thursday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

5 daily coronavirus cases reported in Artsakh

5 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Artsakh on the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Former Armenian Minister of Defense, arms supplier arrested on charges of embezzlement

Former Minister of Defense Davit Tonoyan and arms dealer Davit Galstyan are under arrest on charges of embezzlement in an ongoing investigation into abuse of power and falsifications committed in the supplies process for the military, the National Security Service (NSS) announced September 30.

Erdogan believes purchase of Russia's S-400 systems worth tensions with US

Turkey's move to purchase the S-400 air defense systems was worth the tensions it caused between Ankara and Washington, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with the New York Times newspaper, Tass informs.

WHO chief points to 'horrifying inequity' in terms of access to coronavirus vaccines

There is "a horrifying inequity" between countries as far as access to coronavirus vaccines goes, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in remarks at Columbia University World Leaders Forum, Tass informs.

Russia records over 22,400 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Russia’s COVID-19 daily case tally surged by 22,430, bringing the total number to 7,487,138, the anti-coronavirus crisis center stated on Wednesday., Tass informs.

New residential district being built in Khnatsakh

In the administrative territory of Khnatsakh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region, the construction works of a new residential district have started. It is envisaged for the homeless families of the Togh village of Hadrut.

Armenian FM, Bulgarian Ambassador highlight peaceful settlement of NK conflict within Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship

Armenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan today received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to Armenia Kalin Anastasov, the ministry stated.

Putin: Russian-Turkish ceasefire monitoring center on Armenian-Azerbaijani border is guarantee for regional stability

Turkey’s impact on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh is contributing to reconciliation in the region. This is what President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin said during a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

The President of the Artsakh Republic participated in the plenary session of the National Assembly

On September 29 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan participated in the legislative-executive question-answer procedure envisaged by the Constitution within the framework of the plenary session of the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic.

Commemorative event dedicated to the fallen heroes held in Stepanakert

On September 29, in memory of all those, who were martyred in the 44-day Artsakh War, a commemorative event entitled “Our Eternal Students” was held in Stepanakert Grigor Narekatsi University.

Harut Sassounian: Aliyev-Pashinyan duel via video at United Nations General Assembly

Just days before the first anniversary of the 44-day war, the Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan and the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev clashed once again, this time in a bloodless confrontation via video at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

Armenian FM holds meeting with ICRC Delegation chief

Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan on Wednesday received Thierry Ribo, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation in Armenia, the Ministry of Foreign Affair of Armenia informed>

North Korea announces successful test fire of new hypersonic missile

North Korea has claimed that it successfully tested a new hypersonic missile called Hwasong-8 on Tuesday.

Fumio Kishida elected as new leader of Japan’s ruling party and to be 100th PM

Japan’s former prime minister Fumio Kishida won the Liberal Democratic Party presidential election in the second round of voting and will become the next Prime Minister, according to the official data published on the party's website, Tass informs.

Fates of over 2000 historical-cultural monuments of Artsakh in danger

The Armenian historical-cultural heritage, located in the territories currently under the control of Azerbaijan as a result of the 2020 Nagorno Karabakh war, is under a serious danger, Artsakh’s Permanent Representative to Armenia Sergei Ghazaryan said during the session of the Armenian parliamentary standing committee on human rights and public affairs.

Singer Hayko dies

Today, singer, songwriter Hayko died from COVID-19 at the age of 44.

Reconstruction of houses completely destroyed during the war continues in the capital

Due to the 44-day Artsakh war, 34 residential houses have been completely destroyed in Stepanakert. Currently the houses are being reconstructed.

Russian peacekeepers conducted a comprehensive training to prevent possible violations in Artsakh

As part of a planned combat training session, Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) conducted a comprehensive training to prevent possible violations and ensure security at observation posts in the Sever area of responsibility. As the Russian defense ministry reported, during the training, the personnel worked out tasks to prevent provocative actions and repel an attack on an observation post.

The boxes with dried fruits contain the colors, taste and smell of Artsakh. Founder

Anna Grigoryan came to Artsakh from the Republic of Armenia.

Iran says remarks by Azerbaijani president are 'surprising'

The Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh on Tuesday commented on Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s remarks regarding Iran, describing them as “surprising” because they come at a time when Tehran and Baku have good relations based on mutual respect and there are normal channels through which the two sides can talk at the highest level.

"Artsakhpress" News Agency replenished with new computers

"Artsakhpress" news agency has been replenished with five new and modern computers.

WHO chief expects China collaboration in 2nd phase of studies into coronavirus origins

The head of the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that he expected all countries, including China, to collaborate in the second phase of a probe into the origins of the coronavirus after an initial mission to China, Reuters informs.

Russian Foreign ministry says will seek retaliatory measures against YouTube, German media

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it would request Russian governmental agencies to take retaliatory measures against YouTube and German media outlets following the video hosting platform’s decision to block German-language projects of Russia’s RT media holding, Tass informs.

‘Time to sanction Azerbaijan until Aliyev returns the last Armenian POW’: The National Interest

The National Interest has published an article about the 2020 war launched by Azerbaijan against Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), the Turkish and Azerbaijani aggression, atrocities, the necessity of imposing sanctions on Azerbaijan, the urgency of the return of all Armenian prisoners of war from Azerbaijan, as well as about the silence of the international community.

Armenian soldier wounded by Azerbaijani shooting

An Armenian serviceman was wounded by Azerbaijani shooting around 11:30, September 28, the Ministry of Defense said.

Agreements on Nagorno Karabakh help establish stability – Russia’s Lavrov

The agreements ending military operations in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone, which were reached by the leaders of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan last year, helped establish stability in the conflict zone, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference today, reports TASS.

Artsakh Ombudsman publishes updated version of report on cases of killing of civilians by Azerbaijani forces

The Human Rights Ombudsman of the Artsakh Republic published an updated version of the report on the cases of the killing of civilians in Artsakh by the armed forces of Azerbaijan, the Office of the Ombudsman said.

Commemorative event dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 44-Day War held in Stepanakert

On September 28, in memory of all those, who were martyred in the 44-day Artsakh War, a commemorative event was held in Stepanakert Mesrop Mashtots University.

Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh conducted an objective control of the situation using the Orlan-10 UAV

Russian peacekeepers in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) conducted an objective control of the situation in the area of responsibility using Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

4 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

4 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Artsakh on the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Ombudsman’s proposal to create demilitarized zone around Armenia’s borders included in PACE resolution

The proposal of the Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan to create a demilitarized zone between Armenia and Azerbaijan is being actively circulated within the international community.

772 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

72 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed over the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 259,779, the Armenian Ministry of Healthcare said.

UN Secretary General Reiterates Full Support to the Efforts of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs

The Secretary-General has welcomed the statement by the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group of 24 September 2021 on the joint meeting of the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan that took place under their auspices on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said in a statement, Armradio.am reports.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Tuesday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

Lavrov to deal with foreign policy sector on United Russia program — commission chair

The commission for international cooperation and support for compatriots abroad that will be led by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will engage in the implementation of the foreign policy section of the party’s national program, the deputy secretary of the United Russia Party General Council, Andrei Klimov, told TASS on Monday.

PACE Adopts Report on Humanitarian Consequences of the Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

With 47 “in favor”, 16 “against” and 3 votes of abstinence, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a report on the “Humanitarian consequences of the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan” during the autumn session of the PACE, News.am reports.

Memorial event dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 44-Day War held in Stepanakert

On September 27, a memorial service dedicated to the fallen freedom fighters of the 44-day Artsakh War was held in Stepanakert School Number 8.

Georgian Prime Minister offers “Tbilisi platform” for Armenia-Azerbaijan talks

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili announced that he has offered Armenia and Azerbaijan what he described as the “Tbilisi platform” for negotiations.

France will spare no effort to contribute to resumption of dialogue within OSCE MG Co- Chairmanship – embassy

France will spare no effort to contribute to the resumption of dialogue between Armenia and Azerbaijan within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairmanship, aimed at the lasting settlement of the conflict and the stabilization of the situation in the South Caucasus, the French Embassy in Armenia said in a statement issued today on the occasion of the anniversary of the 2020 Artsakh War.

Our boys saved our country with blood. Primate of the Artsakh Diocese

Today, on the anniversary of the 44-day Artsakh War, a requiem service was held in the Cathedral of the Mother of God in Stepanakert by the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan.

Requiem service held in Stepanakert in memory of 2020 Artsakh War victims

Today, on the anniversary of the 44-day Artsakh War, in memory of the heroes killed in the 44-day Artsakh war, a requiem service was held in the Cathedral of the Mother of God in Stepanakert.

Guarantee of physical security and right to life of Armenians of Artsakh impossible under jurisdiction of Azerbaijan–MFA

On September 27, 2020, Azerbaijan, with the direct support and involvement of Turkey and with the participation of foreign terrorist fighters from the Middle East, unleashed a large-scale war against the Republic of Artsakh with the aim of depriving the people of Artsakh of the right to live free and secure in their homeland and master their own destiny, the Armenian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Merkel's party loses Germany parliament election

Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have narrowly won the country's federal elections Sunday, beating the party of outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to preliminary results, BBC News reported.

Representatives of sports sphere paid tribute to the memory of the fallen heroes

Today on the anniversary of the 44-day Artsakh War, in memory of the heroes who have fallen for the defense of the borders of the Motherland, the representatives of the Artsakh Republic's sports sphere, Stepanakert schoolchildren paid tribute at the memorial plaque in Stepanakert Freedom Fighter’s Park.

Russia is warned of danger of Erdogan's betrayal because of West

Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to trust his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, despite Western pressure mounting on Turkey. Independent geopolitical analyst Paul Antonopoulos has noted this in an article posted on InfoBrics.

Statement by the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the Occasion of the Anniversary of the War Unleashed on September 27, 2020 on Artsakh by Azerbaijan

The Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh on the occasion of the anniversary of the war unleashed on September 27, 2020 on Artsakh by Azerbaijan has issued a statement.

Armenian PM, Artsakh President discuss ongoing works for overcoming consequences of 2020 War

On September 27, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan held a telephone conversation with President of the Republic of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan, the PM’s Office reports.

Armenia PM visits Yerevan military pantheon early morning

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Monday visited Yerablur Military Pantheon in the capital—and at around 7:30am, news.am informs.

Torchlight procession entitled "Artsakh Lives" held in Stepanakert

Today a torchlight procession in memory of all those, who were martyred in the 44-day war, was held in Stepanakert.

Turkey intends to buy more S-400 air defense systems from Russia - Erdogan

Ankara plans to buy additional S-400 air defense systems from Moscow, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview for CBS published Friday, Tass informs.

Armenia FM, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy discuss Karabakh peace process

Within the framework of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan on Friday met with Josep Borrell, Vice-President of the European Commission and High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, news.am informs, citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia.

Stepanakert Day is celebrated today

Today we celebrate the day of our capital Stepanakert.

OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs meet with Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Stephane Visconti of France, Andrew Schofer of the United States of America, and Igor Khovaev of the Russian Federation) have made a statement.

We realize that the path will be difficult and long: Speech of Armenian PM at General Debate of the 76th Session of UNGA

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan delivered a speech at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly. ARMENPRESS presents the full text of the speech.

Russian, French FMs express readiness to continue stabilizing situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday had a conversation with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

Mining venture to be established in Artsakh

The "Narane Gold" LLC is the first company implementing large-scale investment projects in Artsakh after the war.

St. Peter Armenian Church in Van Nuys vandalized

The St. Peter Armenian Church in the San Fernando Valley was vandalized on Thursday, with an assailant observed shattering eight very rare stained glass windows of the church, located on 17231 Sherman Way in Van Nuys, Asbarez reported.

New US sanctions would wipe out 'spirit of Geneva', Kremlin cautions

The adoption of new US sanctions against Russia would be the worst possible scenario for relations between the two countries. Moreover, it would wipe out "the spirit of Geneva," Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, commenting on the House of Representatives' move to pass a defense policy bill that includes new restrictions against Moscow.

Armenian Parliament Speaker highly appreciates UAE’s balanced foreign policy at regional, international levels

Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan received today Chargé d'Affairs of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ahlam Rashid Ahmad Al Abd Al Salami, the Parliament’s press service said.

We should resist the bomb thrown by the enemy into the information field. Expert

Recently, the enemy has spread information on social networks that the people of Artsakh should leave their homes for their own safety.

A number of families of fallen freedom fighters received support

Garik Yesayan, a representative of the “Nairi" Armenian community in the town of Usinsk in Russia's Komi Republic, provided financial assistance to 15 families of freedom fighters fallen in the 44-Day War.

Armenian, Cypriot foreign ministers express readiness to enhance cooperation

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan met with his Cypriot counterpart Nikos Christodoulides within the framework of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Seventeenth-century Armenian paintings return to Windsor Castle after 150 years

Two newly conserved paintings by 17th century Armenian artist Marcos have been installed in the King’s Dining Room at Windsor Castle in England for the first time in 150 years, Windsor Express reports.

4 coronavirus cases confirmed in Artsakh

4 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Artsakh on the past 24 hours, the ministry of healthcare said.

Artsakh to hold moment of silence on Sep 27 in memory of 2020 War victims

A moment of silence will be held across the Republic of Artsakh on September 27, at 11:00, in memory of the victims of the 2020 War unleashed by Azerbaijan against Artsakh, the Artsakh Presidential Office reports.

PM Pashinyan to address United Nations General Assembly

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan will deliver a pre-recorded address at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly’s September 24 (New York time) general debate.

Russia’s top brass rejects Estonia’s claims of military plane intruding into its airspace

Russia’s Defense Ministry has rejected Estonia’s claims that a Russian A-50 aircraft intruded into the Baltic republic’s airspace, Tass informs.

Russian delegation at PACE session restricted due to Sputnik V non-recognition

The Russian delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) autumn session, which starts on 27 September, was banned from moving freely across Strasbourg, as the European Union does not recognise vaccinations with Sputnik V, a member of the Russian delegation, upper house lawmaker Vladimir Krugly said, Sputnik reported.

Armenian, Russian and Azerbaijani prosecutors general discuss Nagorno Karabakh in Nur-Sultan

The trilateral meeting of the Prosecutors General of Armenia, Russia and Azerbaijan – Artur Davtyan, Igor Krasnov and Kamran Aliyev, was held in the Kazakh capital of Nur-Sultan, during which they discussed issues relating to Nagorno Karabakh, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office said.

Autumnal equinox 2021 is here

The autumnal equinox 2021 is today, September 23.

Presentation of the "Corpus Researches-Digitalization" project took place in Stepanakert

On September 23, the presentation of the "Corpus Researches-Digitalization" project took place at Stepanakert’s “Mesrop Mashtots” University.

Russia records another 21,438 coronavirus cases, highest daily number since August 15

Russia recorded 21,438 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily number since August 15.

British top diplomat, Lavrov discuss need for Iran to resume nuclear talks — spokesperson

British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, discussing the need for Tehran to return to talks on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran's nuclear program, a Foreign Office Spokesperson told TASS, commenting on the meeting's outcome.

Aurora to honor the spirit of humanity in Venice

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has prepared a unique program for the 2021 Aurora Prize Ceremony and accompanying events that will take place in Venice, Italy, on October 8–10, IDeA Foundation said in a statement.

Tehran to host Iran-Azerbaijan-Turkey foreign ministerial meeting

The foreign ministers of Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey will hold a meeting in Tehran, according to Tasnim news agency.

Turkey sends several thousand more troops to Syria

Turkey has sent additional troops to northwest Syria, news.am informs, citing Anadolu news agency.

Armenian FM meets French counterpart on sidelines of UN General Assembly in New York

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, who is currently in New York to participate in the 76th Session of the UN General Assembly, met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, the MFA reports.

Armenian, Nicaraguan FMs highlight boosting political dialogue

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Nicaragua Denis Moncada in New York on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly.

Armenian, Serbian FMs discuss current situation caused by Azerbaijani aggression against Artsakh

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan met on September 22 with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Nikola Selaković in New York on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, the Armenian MFA reports.

U.S. House passes Cardenas-Schiff-Sherman Amendment, demands Azerbaijan's immediate release of Armenian POWs

The U.S. House passed the Cardenas-Schiff-Sherman Amendment, demanding Azerbaijan's immediate release of Armenian POWs, and calling for a report on Azerbaijani war crimes, including the use of illegal munitions and white phosphorus against Armenian civilians.

India seizes $2.7bn of heroin from Afghanistan at port

Nearly three tonnes of heroin with a street value of $2.7bn (£2bn) from Afghanistan have been seized from a western Indian port in a major bust, officials said, The Guardian reports.

Russia records another 19,706 coronavirus cases

Russia's coronavirus cases rose by 19,706 to 7,333,557 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Artsakh Ombudsman met with representatives of the organization L’Œuvre d’Orient

The Human Rights Ombudsman of the Republic of Artsakh met with the representatives of the French organization L’Œuvre d’Orient. the Ombudsman's Office reported.

Garibashvili, Erdogan discuss Armenia, Azerbaijan

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks, during which they discussed the situation in the South Caucasus, too, as news.am informs, the Georgian government's press service reported.

Nearly 100 Armenian pilgrims visit Amaras Monastery in Artsakh

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) provided a safe visit to the Amaras Monastery to about 100 pilgrims who came from Armenia, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday.

The Lisagor community of Artsakh's Shushi region continues to live in defiance of the enemy

The Lisagor community of Artsakh's Shushi region has 56 residents. After the war, all the villagers have returned to the village.

Queen Elizabeth congratulates President Sarkissian on Armenia Independence Day anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II has sent a congratulatory message to President Armen Sarkissian on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Independence Day of Armenia, news.am informs.

Putin Appoints Armenia's Mikayel Aghasandyan Russia's Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative to CSTO

President of Russia Vladimir Putin has appointed Mikayel Aghasandyan the Permanent and Plenipotentiary Representative of the Russian Federation to the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), and the decree on the appointment is posted on the official portal of legal information, RIA Novosti reports.

CSTO antidrug military exercise to be held in Armenia

The Grom 2021 special military exercise of the units of the antidrug services, internal affairs, and special services of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will be held in Armenia, from September 24 to 28, as news.am informs, CSTO spokesman Vladimir Zainetdinov told BelTA news agency.

I have always been happy in Artsakh. Teacher of the "Teach for Armenia" program

Sona Gevorgyan, an English teacher from Yerevan works in Artsakh within the framework of the "Teach for Armenia" program.

Harut Sassounian: Turkish-American groups contributed $2.2mMillion to politicians since 2007

I came across a Turkish-American website, “tenthousandturks.org,” which is described as: “Ten Thousand Turks Campaign.”

Norshen ready to provide15 houses to displaced families

The Norshen community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 360 residents. After the end of the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

5 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

A total of 67 COVID-19 tests were conducted Tuesday in Artsakh. And five new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

U.S. does not seek 'new cold war', says Joe Biden

Delivering his first address at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), U.S. President Joe Biden said America was not seeking a “new Cold War” in a reference to the tensions between the U.S. and China. Biden said America was closing a chapter on “relentless war”, after its exit from Afghanistan and that it was opening a chapter on diplomacy, development and renewing democracy.

Taliban asks to speak at General Assembly

The representatives of the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) have asked to speak at the UN General Assembly and offered Muhammad Sohail Shahin's candidacy for approval as Afghanistan's permanent representative to the organization, the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General of the United Nations Stephane Dujarric told TASS on Tuesday.

World oil prices on the rise

World oil prices are going up Wednesday morning, and trading data as well as analysts attest to this, news.am reports.

Largest Flag of Armenia Raised in Yeraskh village of Ararat Province

The largest—6m×12m, and the height of the flagpole is 35 meters—Armenian national flag in Armenia was solemnly raised Tuesday in Yeraskh village of Ararat Province, News.am reports.

Iran’s Raisi congratulates Sarkissian and Pashinyan on Independence Day

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi sent congratulatory telegrams to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on Independence Day, IRNA reported.

Armenian FM to meet OSCE Minsk Group Co-chairs in New York

On September 21, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan will travel to New York to attend the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly, press service at the Foreign Ministry reported.

Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh worked out the evacuation of a conditionally injured person using a helicopter with a medical module

Russian peacekeepers conducted a training on the evacuation of a conditionally injured person in the mountains of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) using a Mi-8 AMTSh Ter minator helicopter equipped with a special evacuation cradle and a medical module, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Artsakh President congratulateсs Vladimir Putin on the victory in the State Duma elections

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on the victory of the United Russia Party in the State Duma elections.

Through joint efforts we’ll continue strengthening bilateral partnership – Putin to Pashinyan

President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulated Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the 30th anniversary of Armenian independence.

Artsakh President Visits First President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan to congratulate on Independence Day

President of Artsakh Arayik harutyunyan visited today the first President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan in Yerevan to congratulate him on the 30th anniversary of the Armenian Independence, the Presidential Office stated.

President of Belarus congratulates Sarkissian, Pashinyan on Armenian Independence Day

Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended greetings to Armenian President Armen Sarkissian and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of the Armenian Independence Day, BelTA reported.

Macron to Armenia’s Sarkissian: We will spare no effort to find lasting solution to conflict

French President Emmanuel Macron sent a congratulatory message to President Armen Sarkissian on the occasion of the 30th Independence Day anniversary of Armenia, news.am informs.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin congratulates Armenian leadership on Independence Day

President of Russia Vladimir Putin sent congratulatory telegrams to President Armen Sarkissian and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the Armenian Independence Day, the Kremlin reported.

U.S. will continue to advocate for release of all Armenian detainees held in Azerbaijan, Biden tells Pashinyan

President of the United States Joe Biden sent a congratulatory message to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of the Armenian Independence Day.

U.S. committed to supporting political settlement of NK conflict – Secretary Blinken’s Independence Day greetings

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken congratulated the Armenian people on Independence Day.

President Harutyunyan paid tribute in ''Yerablur'' military pantheon on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Armenia's Independence

On September 21 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan together with President of the RA Armen Sargsyan, Prime Minister of the RA Nikol Pashinyan, Presidents of the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia and Artsakh Arthur Tovmasyan and Alen Simonyan, high-ranking political and military leadership of the Republic of Armenia visited ''Yerablur'' military pantheon on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Armenia's Independence.

Tbilisi TV tower lit up in Armenian flag honoring Independence Day

The TV tower in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi is illuminated in the colors of the Armenian flag in honor of the Armenian Independence Day.

US launches strike at one of al-Qaida leaders in Syria

The U.S. military launched a strike to kill a top terror official in Syria, news.am informs, citing VOA.

Catholicos of All Armenians addresses congratulatory message on Independence Day

His Holiness Garegin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, has addressed a congratulatory message on the 30th anniversary of the independence of Armenia, the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin said.

Tashir plans 130 million USD investment in industry, tourism and youth business activities

Tashir Company plans to invest 130 million USD for fostering industrial capacities, tourism, also youth business activities, President of Tashir Group of Companies Samvel Karapetyan said in Yerevan during the Armenia Business Forum, presenting the 5-year plans of the Tashir Group.

Erdogan to visit Russia on a working visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is going to come to Moscow on a working visit, as news.am informs, RIA Novosti reported referring to Russian president's spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

OSCE PA Special Representative to visit Armenia

Recently appointed OSCE PA Special Representative on South Caucasus Kari Henriksen (Norway) and Secretary General Roberto Montella have just completed a visit to Georgia, where they held a series of meetings with government authorities, leaders of political parties and representatives of the international community.

Karmir village ready to provide houses to 15 more displaced families

The village of Karmir of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 106 residents. After the end of the war, all the villagers have returned to the community.

Orthotic Center Opened in Stepanakert

The orthotic center after Arsen Davityan reopened in Stepanakert on the territory of the Arevik Children's Hospital.

Armenia-Russia cooperation agreement signed

A cooperation agreement was signed Monday between the Ministry of Economy of Armenia, the State Development Corporation of Russia (VEB.RF), and the Development and Investments Corporation of Armenia—and within the framework of the Armenian Business Forum 2021 being held in the Armenian capital Yerevan, news.am informs.

Colors of Hadrut in Stepanakert. School director tells about the 50-year-old Art School

Hadrut Art School has a history of 50 years.

Kadyrov wins Chechnya elections after processing 100% of voting results

Ramzan Kadyrov, leader of Chechnya, has garnered 99.7% of the votes after processing 100% of the balloting results, TASS reports, citing the Central Election Commission.

Russian peacekeepers solve over 100 different social issues of residents in Artsakh every day

Russian peacekeepers continue to provide comprehensive assistance to representatives of the local authorities of the settlements of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) in solving comprehensive issues of local residents.

Russian Deputy PM says opening corridor to Nakhichevan through Armenian territory is not discussed

The trilateral working group does not discuss the issue of opening a corridor through Armenia to Nakhichevan, reports Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk said at a briefing with reporters.

At least 8 killed in shooting at Russian university

At least eight people have been killed when a gunman opened fire at a university in the Russian city of Perm, officials say.

By now no contacts have taken place between Armenia, Turkey – PM’s spokesperson

Mane Gevorgyan, Spokesperson of Prime Minister of Armenia, commented on the announcement of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan made a proposal of meeting through Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili.

Unblocking of transport communications will give an opportunity to increase trade turnover between Armenia and Russia

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexey Overchuk expressed confidence that the unblocking of all economic and transport communications in the region will give an opportunity to increase the trade turnover between Armenia and Russia, Overchuk told journalists within the framework of Armenia Business Forum being held in Yerevan.

Shooting reported in Russia’s Perm State University

An unidentified person has opened fire in one of the buildings of Russia’s Perm State University, leaving several people wounded, according to preliminary reports, a source in law enforcement agencies told TASS on Monday.

United Russia gets 49.42% of votes with 80.1% of results processed

The United Russia party secures 49.42% of the ballots in the State Duma (lower house of parliament) party lists after 80.1% of the results were processed, the Central Election Commission (CEC) data shows, Tass informs.

Artsakh athletes returned from Armenian championship with victory

Artsakh athletes took prizes at the Armenian Youth Taekwondo Championship held on September 17-18. The coach Andrey Aghasaryan told "Artsakhpress".

Notre-Dame ready for restoration after post-fire safety work completed

France's Notre-Dame cathedral is finally ready to undergo restoration work more than two years after a blaze ravaged the heritage landmark, and remains on course to reopen in 2024, authorities said Saturday, following months of painstaking work to secure the building, AFP reported.

United Russia gets 48.56% of vote with 70% of results processed

The United Russia party secured 48.56% of the vote in Russia's parliamentary elections, with 70.67% of the results processed, according to the Central Election Commission’s data, Tass informs.

Azerbaijan returns 2 Armenia citizens

The National Security Service (NSS) of Armenia on Sunday issued a statement that two residents of Kasakh village of the Kotayk Province had deviated, while traveling on the Goris-Vorotan motorway, and ended up in the territory under the control of Azerbaijan, the NSS noted in a new statement, news.am informs.

Georgia reports 1,997 fresh coronavirus cases, 52 deaths

Georgia reported 1,997 new coronavirus cases, 1,232 recoveries and 52 deaths on Saturday, the official figures show.

Yerevan State University delegation is in Artsakh on a symbolic visit

The Yerevan State University has its contribution to the "100 houses to Artsakh" program.

The screening of the film "Solomon's Songs" took place in Stepanakert

The young film director Arman Nshanyan's feature film "Solomon's Songs", dedicated to the life of the great composer Komitas, was screened Friday in Stepanakert.

France recalls its ambassadors to US, Australia for consultations

France immediately recalls for consultations its ambassadors from the United States and Australia over announcements made by the two countries on September 15 - the day when they announced creating a security partnership with the United Kingdom, and Canberra cancelled a submarine contract with Paris, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement on Friday, Tass informs.

Armenian, French FMs discuss NK conflict’s peaceful settlement over phone

Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan on Friday had a telephone conversation with French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, the foreign ministry of Armenia informed.

Georgia has reported 56 Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours

Georgia has reported 2,039 new cases of coronavirus, 2,192 recoveries and 56 deaths in the past 24 hours. 26,484 remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia, Agenda.ge reported.

Putin to vote in parliamentary elections online, says Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin is going to vote in the elections to the State Duma (lower house) online, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

Azerbaijani armed forces once again violated the ceasefire in the western part of Artsakh

At around 12:30pm on Friday, the Azerbaijani armed forces once again violated the ceasefire in the western part of Artsakh, the Artsakh Defense Ministry informs.

Three Chinese astronauts return to Earth after 90-day mission to space station

A trio of Chinese astronauts returned to Earth on Friday after a 90-day stay aboard their nation's first space station in China's longest mission yet, CBS News reported.

Putin may take part in UN General Assembly, but no concrete plans yet. Peskov

Russian President Vladimir Putin may potentially participate in the UN General Assembly session, but this is not currently on his schedule, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists, Tass informs.

Bicycle race dedicated to the Day of Physical Education organized in Stepanakert

On September 17, a bicycle race dedicated to the Day of Physical Education was organized in Stepanakert with participation of about 100 pupils.

Russian peacekeepers provide security during construction of dirt road to cell tower in Artsakh

Russian peacekeepers ensured the safety of work during the construction of a dirt road from the settlement of Janyatag to a cell tower in the Martakert district of Artsakh.

A memorial evening dedicated to the 206 fallen and missing Stepanakert fighters during the 44-Day War

On September 16, a memorial evening, dedicated to the 206 Stepanakert boys who have fallen and went missing during the 44-Day Artsakh War, was held at the Stepanakert Culture and Youth Palace.

A house in Martuni renovated with the funding support of the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation

The Tufenkian Charitable Foundation continues to implement its programs in Artsakh. This time the foundation has renovated the house of Hayk Hakobyan, a resident of Martuni, a soldier, who has been wounded during the Third Artsakh War.

Armenian PM, Iranian President discuss uninterrupted organization of cargo transportation

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi in Tajikistan, the PM’s Office said.

27 teacher-leaders of "Teach for Armenia" Educational Foundation work in Artsakh

27 teacher-leaders of the "Teach for Armenia" Educational Foundation have been teaching in 25 communities of Artsakh since September.

Trump predicts disappearance of US

The US will cease to exist after the House of Representatives election in 2022 and the presidential election in 2024. Former President Donald Trump stated about this in a telephone interview with Newsmax, news.am informs.

Armenian PM meets with Iranian President in Tajikistan

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan is having a meeting with President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi in Tajikistan.

US, Turkish officials hold political talks in Washington

Turkey is sending a top diplomat to the United States for political consultations as part of efforts by the two countries to repair fraught ties, Ahval News reports.

Tufenkian Charitable Foundation has donated laboratory equipment to schools of Artsakh’s Martuni region

Within the framework of its programs, the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation has donated laboratory equipment to schools of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

China has fully vaccinated more than 1 billion people

China has fully vaccinated more than 1 billion people against Covid-19 -- over 70% of its total population -- powering ahead of the U.S. and Europe despite having no immediate plans to ease some of the strictest pandemic measures in the world, The Bloomberg reported.

Putin says withdrawal of western coalition’s troops from Afghanistan "put mildly hasty"

The withdrawal of the western coalition’s troops from Afghanistan was "hasty, mildly speaking," Russian President Vladimir Putin said addressing a summit of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) via video link on Thursday, and noted the related threats in the region, Tass informs.

An apartment renovated in Artsakh's Martuni, through joint efforts of the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation and the Armenian Missionary Association of America

The apartment of 19-year-old Kamo Petrosyan, a resident of Artsakh’s Martuni region, who was wounded during the Third Artsakh War, has been renovated through joint efforts of the Tufenkian Charitable Foundation and the Armenian Missionary Association of America.

Yerevan to host next CSTO summit

The next CSTO summit will take place in Yerevan in the end of 2022, the organization’s council decided during the September 16 meeting in Tajikistan.

The opening ceremony of the building of the " Paul Eluard Francophone Center " Foundation took place in Stepanakert

The opening ceremony of the building of the " Paul Eluard Francophone Center " Foundation took place in Stepanakert.

Emile Ghessen's film about the Nagorno-Karabakh war to be screened in Fresno

A new documentary about the 44-day war in Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) will be soon screened in Fresno.

Aurora to recommend 2021 laureate to direct funds for urgent humanitarian issues in Artsakh

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative has announced the adjustment of the structure of its flagship program, the Aurora Prize.

Armenia takes over CSTO chairmanship

Armenia assumed the chairmanship of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) from Tajikistan at the organization’s summit in Dushanbe.

New residential district being built in the Hovsepavan community

A new residential district is being built in the Hovsepavan community of the Askeran region of the Artsakh Republic.

The production of Artsakh eco-bags has an ecological and social direction: Founder

Eco Zaino is a social enterprise operating in Artsakh.

CSTO summit kicks off in Tajikistan

The narrow-format meeting of leaders of the CSTO member states has kicked off in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

PM Pashinyan and Tajik president discuss bilateral ties, CSTO partnership

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to discuss issues related to bilateral relations and partnership in the CSTO.

Archbishop of Prague: Armenia is surrounded by enemies, question of its existence is raised even now

The recently installed Armenian cross-stone was unveiled Wednesday at the central park of Kralupy nad Vltavou, Czech Republic, news.am reported.

Another fallen soldier’s remains found in Artsakh search operations

The search for the remains of the fallen servicemen was carried out Wednesday in the Hadrut region of Artsakh.

The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund implements unprecedented programs in Artsakh

After the 44-Day Artsakh War, the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund is implementing unprecedented programs in Artsakh, including providing housing to displaced families.

B-2 stealth bomber damaged during emergency landing in Missouri

A U.S. Air Force B-2 stealth bomber was forced to make an emergency landing at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri Tuesday, Fox News reported.

Russia records another 18,841 coronavirus cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 18,841 to 7,194,926 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Secretary of Security Council of Armenia discusses return of POWs from Azerbaijan with Russian counterpart

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan met with Secretary of the Security Council of Russia Nikolai Patrushev in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, on the sidelines of the joint session of the CSTO foreign, defense ministers and secretaries of the Security Council, Mr. Grigoryan’s Office said.

ICRC donates off-road trucks to "Water and Sewerage" and "Water Industry" companies

The ICRC mission in Nagorno Karabakh has donated 5 off-road UAZ trucks to the Water and Sewerage and “Water Industry” CJSC, which will be provided to the regions and the capital Stepanakert.

"Teach for Armenia" continues to make every effort to create a hopeful and strong future in Artsakh

The two-year work of the teacher-leaders of the "Teach for Armenia" educational foundation in the rural schools of Armenia and Artsakh has been summarized.

United States doesn’t consider status of Nagorno Karabakh as having been resolved – Ambassador to Armenia

The United States doesn’t see the status of Nagorno Karabakh as having been resolved, US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy told reporters.

Armenia Security Council chief: Azerbaijan policy is obviously provocative

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia, Armen Grigoryan, on Wednesday addressed the joint meeting of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Foreign Ministers, Defense Ministers, and Security Council Secretaries—in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, news.am informs.

Armenia to host 2022 CSTO meetings

The next meetings of the foreign and defense ministerial councils and the committee of heads of security councils of CSTO member states will take place in Armenia in the first half of 2022, the CSTO stated.

Intra-community roads of Garnaqar to be asphalted. Community Leader

The community of Garnaqar of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 131 residents. After the end of the war, all the villagers have returned.

Armenian President, Putin’s special envoy discuss intensification of cooperation in science, education fields

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian received Mikhail Shvydkoy, Special Representative of Russian President on International Cultural Cooperation, the Armenian President's press office stated.

Russian deputy FM, ICRC President discuss NK humanitarian problems

Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Vershinin and President of the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer held a meeting in Geneva on September 14, the Russian foreign ministry reports.

5 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

A total of 117 COVID-19 tests were conducted Tuesday in Artsakh. And five new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles into East Sea, says South

North Korea has fired two ballistic missiles off its east coast, the BBC reported citing the South Korean military.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Wednesday morning, and trading data as well as analysts attest to this, news.am informs.

Battalion commander jailed in investigation into 2020 December mass capture of Armenian troops

A Lt. Colonel of the Armenian Armed Forces who was serving as battalion chief of staff at a military base in Khtsaberd (Artsakh) where 62 Armenian servicemen were taken captive by the Azerbaijani military on December 13, 2020 has been placed into custody on charges of desertion, failure to obey the superior’s order, negligence, absence without official leave and bribery, the Investigative Committee said.

76th United Nations General Assembly session starts in New York

The 76th session of the UN General Assembly opened in New York Tuesday. Abdulla Shahid, Foreign Minister of the Maldives, has become the President of the General Assembly. In September, the UN Security Council is chaired by Ireland, Tass informs.

President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan got acquainted with the restoration works of number 10 school in Stepanakert damaged by the war

On September 14 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited 10 basic school after Avetik Isahakyan in Stepanakert and got acquainted with the restoration of a building damaged by a rocket fire during the war unleashed by Azerbaijan in 2020 against Artsakh, the Presidential Office stated.

Nikol Pashinyan and Alexey Miller discuss Armenian-Russian energy cooperation

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received today Alexey Miller, Chairman of Gazprom PJSC Management Committee, the PM’s Office reports.

Artsakh emergency situations service: Remains of 1 Armenian serviceman found in Varanda

Today the search for the remains of the fallen Armenian servicemen was carried out in the Varanda (Fizuli) region of Artsakh where the remains of another serviceman was found.

Mehmana has a great potential for resettlement. Community Leader

The number of residents of Mehmana community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has a decreasing tendency.

Georgia reports 3,221 new cases of coronavirus, 54 deaths in the past day

Georgia has reported 3,221 new cases of coronavirus, 2,990 recoveries and 54 deaths in the past 24 hours. 27,772 remain infected with Covid-19 in Georgia, Agenda.ge reported.

Russia records another 17,837 coronavirus cases

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 17,837 to reach 7,176,085 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Putin holds meeting with Syria’s Assad at Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with his Syrian counterpart Bashar al-Assad at the Kremlin where they discussed the political situation in Syria, international terrorism as well as issues of bilateral and humanitarian cooperation. The details about the meeting held on September 13 were published on the Russian leader’s website on Tuesday, Tass informs.

US, Japan and South Korea discuss new North Korean missile tests

Diplomats of the United States, Japan and South Korea held a trilateral meeting in Tokyo, during which they discussed the DPRK's testing of a new long-range cruise missile, news.am informs, citing Kyodo.

Iran ambassador tries to discuss, with Azerbaijan presidential aide, demarche against Iranian trucks in Armenia

Iranian Ambassador Seyed Abbas Mousavi tried to discuss with Azerbaijani presidential aide Hikmet Hajiyev the illegal demarche against Iranian trucks being carried out by Azerbaijani border guards on the occupied section of the Goris-Kapan motorway in Syunik Province of Armenia.

Ivan Korčok invites Ararat Mirzoyan to Slovakia

Reaffirming the growing dynamic of relations, Armenia and Slovakia are boosting joint work.

Biden to host leaders of Australia, India and Japan on Sep 24

US President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. will host the first-ever Quad Leaders Summit at the White House on September 24, the White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement.

First batch of 25,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine sent by France arrives in Armenia

The first batch of 25,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine sent by France has arrived at the Zvartnots International Airport of Armenia in the morning of September 14, the French Embassy in Armenia said.

4 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

A total of 117 COVID-19 tests were conducted Monday in Artsakh. And four new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

No displaced family resettled in Khnkavan after the war

The Khnkavan community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 175 inhabitants. After the end of the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

Armenia, Slovakia to implement joint programs in energy, IT industry

Armenia and Slovakia are going to develop the cooperation in a number of areas, Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said at the joint press conference with his Slovak counterpart Ivan Korčok in Yerevan on September 14.

657 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

657 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the last 24 hours, bringing the total cumulative number of confirmed cases to 249,803, the Armenian Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The assortment of Artsakh herbal teas replenished with a new product

Herbal tea called "Berdashen" has been producing in Artsakh since August 2021.

Armenian PM, French Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group discuss ways of NK conflict settlement

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received French Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Stephane Visconti, the PM’s Office reports.

Reserve sergeant receives fatal gunshot wound, says Armenian defense ministry

A reserve sergeant, Mkrtich Hovakimyan, born in 1978, received a fatal gunshot wound at a military outpost located in a southeasterly direction of Armenia " according to preliminary data, as a result of violation of the rules of organization of military service".

Putin refers to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria as problem

Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to persisting presence of foreign troops in Syria without the permission of the country’s authorities as a problem at a meeting with the Syrian leader Bashar Assad in the Kremlin on Monday, Tass informs.

Tehran to resume nuclear deal talks in Vienna soon

The Iranian authorities will resume the nuclear talks in Vienna soon. This is what Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Sayeed Khatibzadeh told reporters today, adding that the government will try not to postpone the process, if possible, news.am informs.

Dollar goes down in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 491.88/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is down by 0.97 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Armenian PM, EU Special Representative discuss Nagorno Karabakh conflict settlement

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan received today the delegation led by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, the PM’s Office reports.

Ararat Mirzoyan and Toivo Klaar discuss regional security

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received today the delegation led by EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, the foreign ministry reports.

EU special representative for South Caucasus arrives in Armenia

The European Union (EU) Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia, Toivo Klaar, has arrived in Armenia. He informed about this on Twitter.

First foreign commercial flight since Taliban takeover lands in Kabul

An international commercial flight touched down in the Afghan capital on Monday, the first since the Taliban retook power last month, AFP reported.

“One of my best works” – Mansurian on Ravenna Festival performance of Purgatorio honoring Dante

Armenian composer Tigran Mansurian’s Purgatorio – based on the eponymous second part of Dante’s Divine Comedy was played at the Ravenna Festival in Italy on the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death.

Sidewalk improvement works are underway on Mesrop Mashtots Street in Stepanakert

Sidewalk improvement works are underway on Mesrop Mashtots Street in Stepanakert.

President Harutyunyan introduced the newly appointed Minister of Defense Kamo Vardanyan to the highest command staff of the Defense Army

On September 13 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Ministry of Defense of the Artsakh Republic and introduced the newly appointed Minister of Defense - Commander of the Defense Army Major General Kamo Vardanyan to the highest command staff of the army, the Presidential Office stated.

Artsakh athletes returned from the International Championship with prizes

Athletes of the Wushu Kung Fu Federation of Artsakh took prizes at the International Open Championship held in Batumi, Georgia held from September 6 to 12.

33 displaced families resettled in Khnapat

The Khnapat community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 1162 residents. All the residents have returned to the village after the war.

Foreign Minister of Slovakia to pay official visit to Armenia

Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia Ivan Korčok will arrive in Armenia on an official visit on September 13, the Armenian foreign ministry said in a statement.

There is a great demand for natural care products made in Stepanakert

Narine Grigoryan, the head of the laboratory of the chemical research department of the Artsakh Scientific Center, produces natural care products in Stepanakert.

France grants citizenship to 12,000 COVID frontline workers

France granted citizenship to 12,000 COVID frontline workers this week in a show of gratitude for their efforts and sacrifices, Axios reported.

Armenia defense minister to partake in monitoring of Russia-Belarus joint military exercises

An Armenian delegation headed by the Minister of Defense, Arshak Karapetyan, on Monday will take part in the monitoring of the active phase of the joint Russian-Belarusian "Zapad 2021" strategic military exercise to be held in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, the Armenian defense ministry said.

CSTO joint meeting participants to adopt about 20 documents

The joint meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Defense Ministers, and the Committee of Secretaries of the Security Councils of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) member countries will take place Wednesday in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, news.am informs.

Japan calls on Russia to prevent new violations of its airspace

Japan sent a protest to Russia through diplomatic channels in connection with the alleged violation of Japanese airspace by the Russian An-26 aircraft and called on Moscow to prevent repetition of incidents, Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato said at a regular press conference on Monday, Tass reports.

Large private investment in Martakert, implementation of large-scale new state programs: President Harutyunyan paid a working visit

On September 12 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan paid a working visit to Martakert region, the Presidential Office stated.

Discussions entitled "Partnership for Artsakh" launched in Stepanakert

On September 11, discussions entitled "Partnership for Artsakh" started in the Artsakh office of the "Aurora" Humanitarian Initiative.

Seven families have resettled in Harutyunagomer. Head of Community

The community of Harutyunagomer of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 502 residents. After the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

Disney to debut rest of 2021 films exclusively in theaters

Walt Disney Co said on Friday it will release "Eternals," "West Side Story" and the rest of its 2021 films exclusively in theaters before sending them to streaming, a show of confidence that moviegoing will rebound, Reuters reported.

Russia will not depend on anyone in maintaining its security. Lavrov

Amid the West-provoked unprecedented worsening of relations Moscow is keen to avoid dependence on anyone in maintaining its security, and for this purpose it is pushing ahead with import substitution for everything that depended on the technological dialogue with the Western countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the forum of modern journalism All Russia - 2021 on Friday, Tass informs.

Integration of Russia, Belarus to continue on equitable basis, Kremlin says

Russia and Belarus will continue integration processes within the framework of the Union State taking into account the interests of both countries, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Friday, Tass informs.

Neighboring countries of Afghanistan stress no foothold of terrorist organizations in Afghanistan's territory

Neighboring countries of Afghanistan expressed support for the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and non-interference in its international affairs, and emphasized that Afghanistan's territory should not be allowed to pose a threat to other countries, according to a joint statement of the foreign ministers' meeting on the Afghan issue among neighboring countries issued on Thursday.

EU Council prolongs personal sanctions against Russian citizens till March 15, 2022

The EU Council has for the 15th time prolonged the personal EU sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian citizens for what is described as a violation of Ukraine's territorial integrity, as follows from the EU Council's news release issued on Friday.

Russian peacekeepers clear over 180 hectares of land of mines in Artsakh’s Martuni region

Russian peacekeepers have carried out mine clearance in the Martuni region of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

Russia reports 18,341 daily COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 18,341 in the past 24 hours, reaching 7,102,625, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday.

Afghanistan: First foreigners fly out of Kabul since US pull-out

Dozens of international passengers - including UK citizens - have flown out of Kabul in the first such flight since US forces left the country, BBC reports.

Artsakh FM, Catholicos of All Armenians discuss post-war situation

On September 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan was received by Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Garegin II in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, the foreign ministry stated.

Armenian President holds meeting with outgoing French Ambassador

President Armen Sarkissian today received Ambassador of France to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte on the occasion of the completion of his diplomatic mission, the Presidential Office stated.

Shooting on Iran-Azerbaijan border

A shooting took place on the Azerbaijani-Iranian border. One person is wounded, as news.am informs, the Azerbaijani media reported referring to the Prosecutor General's Office and the State Border Service.

Presentation of the book “Love on The Edge of The Moon” by Margarit Derants took place in Stepanakert

On September 10, on the initiative of the Writers' Union of Artsakh, the presentation of the book " Love on The Edge of The Moon " by Armenian-American prose writer and cultural figure Margarit Derants (whose family roots come from Stepanakert), took place in Stepanakert "Grigor Narekatsi" University.

Denmark lifts all coronavirus restrictions

With no masks in sight, buzzing offices and concerts drawing tens of thousands, Denmark on Friday ditches vaccine passports in nightclubs, ending its last COVID-19 curb, Voice of America reports.

Vascular surgeons from Armenia conduct medical examinations in Stepanakert

From September 9 to 11, within the framework of the "Doctors for Artsakh" program, Chief Vascular Surgeon of Yerevan, Head of the Vascular Surgery Department of the "Vladimir Avagyan" Medical Center, Dr. Tigran Kamalyan with the vascular surgeon of the same center Levon Manukyan and Head of the vascular surgery service of "Gyumri Medical Center" Suren Tosunyan are performing examination of vascular diseases, consultations and surgeries at Stepanakert Republican Medical Center.

Foreign Minister David Babayan Participated in the Conference Entitled ‘International Religious Freedom and Peace’

On September 10, in Etchmiadzin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan participated in the conference entitled ‘International Religious Freedom and Peace’, chaired by Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians His Holiness Karekin II.

Putin: Union parliament of Russia and Belarus likely to be created in the future

Russian President Vladimir Putin has not ruled out the creation of a union parliament of Russia and Belarus in the future, but this issue was not discussed yet. Putin made this statement after talks with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko in Moscow on Thursday, TASS reported.

Delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia to visit Armenia

A delegation headed by Ivan Korcok, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia, will pay a visit to Armenia.

Lieutenant-General Rustam Muradov positively assesses Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno Karabakh

Former commander of the Russian peacekeeping troops in Nagorno Karabakh, Lieutenant-General Rustam Muradov assesses positively the work of the Russian peacekeepers.

World oil prices going up

World oil prices are on the rise Friday morning, and trading data attest to this, news.am informs.

About 650 houses to be built in 2 Artsakh villages for the displaced

On August 11, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan visited the Askeran region’s Aygestan and Noragyugh villages where separate settlements are being built for the residents of Azokh and Drakhtik villages of the Hadrut region, Karin Tak village of the Shushi region, and Avetaranots village of the Askeran region, who have been displaced due to the war unleashed by Azerbaijan in 2020.

Russia and Belarus to lift all COVID-19 restrictions for air communication

After a meeting with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, President of Russia Vladimir Putin said Russia and Belarus will lift all COVID-19 restrictions for air communication within the scope of an All-Union state, news.am informs, citing Interfax.

Unclear how situation in Afghanistan will affect regional, global security — Putin

It is still unclear how the situation in Afghanistan will influence the regional and global security, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, Tass informs.

Biden requires vaccines for millions of US workers

US President Joe Biden has announced sweeping new Covid-19 measures that require workers at large companies to be vaccinated or face weekly testing, BBC News reports.

Tbilisi street named after renowned filmmaker Sergei Parajanov

A street in Tbilisi, Georgia, has been named after prominent Soviet Armenian filmmaker Sergei Parajanov.

Kremlin says no specific plans yet for possible autumn Putin-Biden summit

There are no specific plans at the moment for a possible October meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Joe Biden, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday, TASS news agency reported.

Russia records 18,380 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 18,380 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 7,084,284 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Thursday, Tass informs.

The reopened factory in Stepanakert exports pasta to Armenia and Russia

The pasta factory, which was opened in Stepanakert on August, 2020, continues its operation after the war.

Remains of another fallen soldier found in Varanda

On September 9, the search for the remains of the fallen Armenian servicemen was carried out in the Varanda (Fizuli) region of Artsakh where the remains of another soldier was found.

Houses being renovated for displaced families in Vardadzor. Head of Community

The community of Vardadzor of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 254 residents. All the villagers have returned after the war.

Tournament dedicated to the memory of the fallen freedom fighter Seyran Harutyunyan summed up

The results of the tournament dedicated to the memory of the multiple champion of Armenian athletics, fallen freedom fighter Seyran Harutyunyan were summed up at Stepan Shahumyan Republican Stadium of Stepanakert.

Armenian Defense Minister receives new Commander of Russian peacekeeping troops in Artsakh

Defense Minister of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan received on September 9 the newly-appointed commander of the Russian peacekeeping troops in Artsakh, Major-General Mikhail Kosobokov and commander of the 102nd Russian military base in Armenia, Colonel Dmitry Ovcharov, the defense ministry of Armenia reports.

"Everyone in Avdur is a frontier guard." The mayor presents the daily life and problems of the village

The Avdur community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 95 residents.

2 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

2 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Healthcare informs.

Afghan women to be banned from playing sport, Taliban say

Afghan women, including the country’s women’s cricket team, will be banned from playing sport under the new Taliban government, according to an official in the hardline Islamist group.

Putin awards Hero of Russia title to late emergencies minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree posthumously conferring the Hero of Russia title on late Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev, who died on Wednesday, TASS reported on Thursday, citing the Kremlin press service.

Head of new Afghan government calls on ex-officials to return

Afghanistan’s new acting prime minister, in an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, has called on former officials who fled when the Taliban seized power last month to return to the country, saying the group “will guarantee their security and safety”, Al Jazeera informs.

YouTube and Gmail to stop working on millions of devices

From September 27, Google will prohibit users of gadgets with the Android 2.3 operating system from accessing its services, news.am informs, citing The Sun.

Paris mayor hints at bid to be France's first woman president

Paris' mayor Anne Hidalgo has hinted she is planning to stand in 2022 presidential elections, saying that having a woman as president for the first time would change the relationship of the French with those in power, in an interview published Wednesday, AFP reported.

Houses for settlers being renovated in Drmbon

The Drmbon community of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 37 residents. All the villagers have returned after the war.

The stadium of the Noragyugh community being reconstructed

The stadium of the Noragyugh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region is being reconstructed.

New Afghan government pledges to protect rights of all residents

The Taliban (banned in Russia) promised to take effective steps to ensure the protection of the rights of all Afghan residents, according to a statement issued by the Afghan government and signed by Taliban’s leader Hibatullah Akhundzada on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico, killing at least one

A powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southwest of Mexico, killing at least one man who was crushed by a falling post and leaving 1.6 million people without power, Daily Mail reported, citing local authorities.

Putin tells Michel about implementation of Nagorno-Karabakh agreements

During the telephone conversation, Russian President Vladimir Putin told European Council President Charles Michel about the implementation of trilateral agreements on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue, news.am informs, citing the Kremlin press service.

Russian emergencies minister dies at drills in the Arctic when saving life

Russian Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev died during the drills in the Arctic city of Norilsk as he was saving other person’s life, TASS reports.

Armenian Prime Minister arrives in Georgia on official visit

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on an official visit.

Artsakh ombudsman: Azerbaijan authorities continue ethnic cleansing of Artsakh Armenians

The Azerbaijani authorities continue the ethnic cleansing of the Armenians of Artsakh, Artsakh Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan told this to press conference Wednesday, news.am informs.

Tournament dedicated to the memory of the fallen freedom fighter Seyran Harutyunyan launched in Stepanakert

On September 8, a tournament dedicated to the memory of the multiple champion of the Armenian athletics, fallen freedom fighter Seyran Harutyunyan launched at the Stepan Shahumyan Republican Stadium in Stepanakert.

Oil prices rise slightly

World oil prices rose symbolically on Wednesday morning - mainly the US WTI mark - after declining a day earlier, trading data showed.

‘Establishment of railway communication with Russia and Iran highly important for us’, Armenian PM says

During today’s Cabinet meeting, Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan talked about the possibilities of deepening and normalizing the relations with bordering states.

A water network being built in Tsovategh

The community of Tsovategh of Martuni region of the Artsakh Republic has 146 residents. After the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

Arts expo in Moscow to honor Armenian Declaration of Independence anniversary

An exhibition of paintings by Armenian artists will be opened in Moscow on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the signing of the Armenian Declaration of Independence, the Armenian Embassy in Russia said.

645 daily coronavirus cases confirmed in Armenia

645 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Armenia in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 246,410, the ministry of healthcare reports.

Birth of St. Mary From Anna

The birth of the Holy Mother of God in not described in the Holy Bible. We learn about from the Holy Tradition of the Church.

US concerned by certain appointments to Afghan government. Department of State

The United States is concerned by appointment of certain individuals to posts in the newly formed Afghan government, a Department of State spokesperson has told TASS.

Biden extends decree on sanctions over meddling in US elections

US President Joe Biden has extended by another year an executive order that envisages unilateral sanctions against foreign organizations and individuals accused of electoral intervention, according to a statement released by the White House, Tass informs.

US southern states recovering from Ida face new flooding threat

Parts of the southern United States still grappling with widespread power outages and water-logged homes in the aftermath of deadly Hurricane Ida are facing the threat of more flash floods from slow-moving rain and drenching thunderstorms, Al Jazeera reported.

Russia records 17,425 new daily coronavirus cases

Russia recorded 17,425 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the lowest daily number since June 22, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday. The total number of cases rose by 7,047,880, Tass informs.

Dollar gains value in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 493.65/$1 in Armenia on Tuesday; this is up by 0.17 from Monday in the country, news.am informs, citing the Central Bank of Armenia.

Russia has made no decision yet to recognize Taliban

Moscow has made no decisions yet whether it should recognize the Taliban (outlawed in Russia), Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Remains of 2 Armenian servicemen found in and removed from Varanda

During today’s searches conducted in Varanda (Fizuli), the Artsakh rescuers have found and retrieved the remains of 2 Armenian servicemen.

Artsakh and Armenian FMs discuss NK conflict settlement

On September 7, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan met in Yerevan with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, the Artsakh Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The Khnushinak community ready to accept resettlers. Community Leader

After the war, all the residents of the Khnushinak community of Artsakh’s Martuni region have returned to the village.

Azerbaijani military opens fire at civilian settlements in Artsakh, village home damaged

On September 6, at around 19:30, the Azerbaijani side opened fire at the Armenian positions and the direction of peaceful settlements from the positions located in the direction of Karmir Shuka-Taghavard settlements of the Martuni region of Artsakh, Ombudsman of Artsakh Gegham Stepanyan said in a statement today.

Taliban fighters open fire to disperse anti-Pakistan protest in Kabul

The Taliban opened fire to disperse an anti-Pakistan protest in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, TASS reports.

Armenian FM presents Azerbaijani provocative actions to EU Delegation chief

On September 7, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan received Head of the EU Delegation in Armenia, Ambassador Andrea Wiktorin, the Foreign Ministry reports.

3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

3 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Healthcare informs.

Zaglik needs a kindergarten: Head of Community

The community of Zaglik of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 256 inhabitants. All of them have returned after the war.

A new program being launched. Children of fallen servicemen will go on a foreign tour

The "Hakobyans" All-Armenian Center and "Chumbo" initiative group are launching a new program.

501 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in Armenia

501 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 245,765, the Armenian Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Israel strikes Hamas objects in Gaza

Israeli fighter planes struck a Hamas rocket manufacturing site and a training camp in the Gaza Strip in the early hours of Tuesday in response to balloons with incendiary substances and explosives launched from the Strip, TASS reports.

Peacekeepers ensured the safety of more than 60 pilgrims during a visit to the Amaras monastery complex

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent ensured the safety of more than 60 pilgrims during a visit to the Amaras monastery complex near the line of demarcation of the parties in Artsakh, the Russian defense ministry reported.

Intensive clashes continue between resistance forces, Taliban in Panjshir

Intensive fighting continues in Afghanistan’s northern Panjshir Province which did not yield to the Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) that seized power in the country, Tass informs.

US’ recognition of Taliban ‘a long way off,’ Biden says

The US is not going to recognize the Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) as the new leadership of Afghanistan in the near future, US President Joe Biden stated on Monday after returning to the White House after spending the weekend in Wilmington, Delaware, Tass informs.

Russia realized it was deceived by cooperating with Turkey and Azerbaijan, says political analyst

A senior analyst says that Russia is lately gradually changing its emphases over the Artsakh issue towards a more pro-Armenian position after realizing that it has been deceived by Turkey and Azerbaijan by cooperating with them.

President Arayik Harutyunyan met with Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Khovayev

On 6 September President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan met in Yerevan with Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Khovayev, the Presidential Office stated.

Merkel gives consent to talks with the Taliban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the need to launch talks with the Taliban in order to continue the evacuation of people from the Afghan territory, news.am informs.

No Positional Changes on the Line of Contact. Artsakh Presidential Spokesperson

There have been no positional changes on the Line of Contact.

EU army would ‘divide Europe’, NATO chief claims amid Afghanistan failure

After witnessing the chaotic fall of Afghanistan, EU officials reportedly pushed for a united European reaction force capable of acting independently and not relying on the US. Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s secretary general and former Norwegian Prime Minister, told The Telegraph he welcomed “more European efforts on defence” but warned the strategic force would risk overstretching the “scarce resources” of NATO allies.

National dance group will operate in Kaghartsi

A national dance group will operate in the community of Kaghartsi of Artsakh’s Martuni region.

Russia reports 17,856 daily COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 17,856 in the past 24 hours reaching 7,030,455, TASS reports.

187,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Belgium through COVAX arrive in Armenia

The first deliveries from a pledge of 4 million doses to be donated to COVAX by The Belgian Development Cooperation have arrived, with 187,200 doses of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine shipped to Armenia on 5 September, Gavi reports.

160 people killed or injured from landmine explosions in Azeri-controlled territories of Karabakh, says Baku

To date, 160 people were killed or injured from landmine explosions in territories that came under Azerbaijani control in Nagorno Karabakh after the 2020 war, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 179 calls over last weekend

On August 30 to September 3, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 179 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

President Harutyunyan visits Berdashen and Ashan villages of Martuni Region

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan visited Berdashen and Ashan villages of the Martuni region, the Presidential Office stated.

The number of tourists visiting Artsakh increased

In January-August 2021, the number of tourists visiting the Artsakh Republic increased by almost 9.7% , as compared to the same period of the previous year.

Aliyev Administration says “some debates” ongoing over legal mechanisms for Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s assistant Hikmet Hajiyev says there are ongoing discussions over additional legal mechanisms regarding the Russian peacekeeping mandate in Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenian FM receives Russian Co-Chair of OSCE Minsk Group

The new Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Igor Khovaev, has arrived in Armenia.

The number of students of Ivanyan school significantly increased. Head of Community

The Ivanyan community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 1500 residents. They continue to live and create in their homeland.

Taliban claims full control over Panjshir province

The Taliban movement gained full control over the Afghan province of Panjshir, the last one to fall under the Taliban rule, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted, reports TASS.

6 families resettled in Dashushen after the war. Head of Community

The community of Dashushen of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 180 residents. After the war, no one has left the village.

239 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

239 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded over the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 245,264, the Armenian Center for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Armenian military’s chief of general staff attends closing ceremony of International Army Games

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Lt. General Artak Davtyan visited the Alabino military training grounds in Russia to watch the Tank Biathlon finals of the International Army Games 2021, the defense ministry said.

US 60% of respondents disapprove of Biden's decision on Afghanistan

Many Americans are unhappy with US President Joe Biden's actions regarding Afghanistan. The results of the opinion poll were published by The Washington Post.

Shahmasur Residents Do Not Retreat: Community Head

All 158 residents of the community of Shahmasur of Artsakh’s Martakert region have returned to the homeland after the war.

Some 6,000 Islamic extremists surrender to Nigeria authorities

The Nigerian army says nearly 6,000 Islamic extremists have surrendered in the country’s northeast in recent weeks, marking one of the largest defections since the 12-year insurgency began, news.am informs, citing AP.

Armenian military delegation heads to Russia

A delegation led by Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces Artak Davtyan left for Russia on Friday, September 3, the Defense Ministry reported.

Artsakh presidential adviser dismissed

On September 4, President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree, according to which Armine Grigoryan has been relieved of the post of Adviser to the President of Artsakh in accordance with her respective petition.

Events in Afghanistan clearly demonstrate NATO’s decline

The situation in Afghanistan has demonstrated that neither the United States nor NATO are capable of coordinating their actions, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday, Tass reports.

Memorial Plaque to Yervand Hajiyan Set in the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Artsakh

On September 3, the ceremonial setting of a plaque in commemoration of Head of the Diaspora Department of the Foreign Ministry Yervand Hajiyan, who perished during the third Artsakh war, took place in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Kiev disrespected Moscow’s initiative on OSCE observer group on border

Ukraine and Western countries did not show the relevant level of respect to deploying a group of OSCE observers at the Russian initiative on the Gukovo and Donetsk checkpoints located on the Russian-Ukrainian border, spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said in a statement issued on Friday after this group stopped operating, Tass informs.

Moscow is not interested in disintegration of Afghanistan

Russia is not interested in the disintegration of Afghanistan, because otherwise "there will be no one to talk to about the situation in the country," Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday, Tass informs.

Russia records 18,856 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 18,856 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours.

Commander of Russia peacekeepers in Karabakh visits arrested Azerbaijan soldier

The commander of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), Rustam Muradov, visited the arrested Azerbaijani soldier, Jamil Babayev, who is being held in Artsakh, as news.am informs, reported a source in the Russian peacekeeping forces in Artsakh.

West continues imposing standards on other countries despite Afghan lessons, says Putin

The West continues the policy of imposing standards on other countries, despite the Afghan lessons, Russian President Vladimir Putin said at a plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) on Friday, Tass informs.

Russian FM reveals details from signing of 2009 Zurich Protocols, note to FM Nalbandian

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov revealed what he had told the Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian in 2009 ahead of the signing of the Zurich Protocols.

Agreements over Karabakh settlement being successfully implemented. Russian FM

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov highlighted the efforts of Russia and President Vladimir Putin in stopping last year’s war in South Caucasus.

Russian peacekeepers provided more than 1.5 thousand residents of Artsakh with drinking water

The servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent provided more than 1,500 residents of Stepanakert and remote areas of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) with drinking water.

Armenia Defense minister receives Russia MOD delegation

Defense Minister of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan received on September 2 the delegation of the military specialists of the Russian defense ministry.

Artsakh’s military denies Azerbaijani accusations on shelling positions in Shushi

The statement issued by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that, allegedly, between 1am and 2:15am on Friday, the Armenian side fired on one of the positions located in Shushi city and retreated—suffering losses—after retaliation, is another disinformation by the opposing party, the press service of the Artsakh Defense Army reports.

'Resign? I don't even think about it': Pope Francis plays down health fears

Pope Francis says he has no intention of stepping down after undergoing major surgery on his lower intestine in July and speculation that the 85-year-old's health is worsening, Euronews reports.

595 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

595 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed cases to 243,981, the Armenian healthcare ministry said.

3 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

A total of 34 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Thursday in Artsakh.

Running competition held in Stepanakert

On September 2, the Stepanakert municipality organized a running competition dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Artsakh Republic. The competition was held at the Stepan Shahumyan Republican Stadium.

A group of US congressmen congratulate Artsakh on 30th anniversary of independence

A bipartisan group representing the Congressional Armenian Caucus joined with Armenians across the U.S. and around the world in marking the 30th anniversary of the Republic of Artsakh’s (Nagorno Karabakh) independence, pledging to continue efforts to strengthen U.S.-Artsakh ties and push back against ongoing Azerbaijani and Turkish aggression, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Russia to consider recognizing new Afghan authorities once government is formed

Moscow will consider recognizing Afghanistan’s new authorities once an inclusive government is formed in the country, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday, Tass informs.

Awarding ceremony of basketball teams that won prizes at the European and Armenian championships held in Stepanakert

On September 2, the awarding ceremony of about 50 boys and girls of the basketball teams of Stepanakert Children and Youth Sports School, who won prizes at the European and Armenian championships, took place in Stepanakert.

Putin kicks off new investment projects in the Far East

Russian President Vladimir Putin launched four new investment projects in the country’s Far East on Thursday, which are in the field of agriculture and the automotive industry. The head of state familiarized himself with them via an interactive presentation on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum, Tass informs.

ARF Hay Dat Office opened in Stepanakert

On September 2, the ARF Hay Dat Office has been opened in Stepanakert.

Artsakh is the only real paradise on earth. Diaspora -Armenian businessman

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Artsakh Republic, Varuzh Baroyan, Diaspora -Armenian businessman who has family roots from Van, is in Artsakh.

Solemn March Dedicated to the Independence Day of the Republic of Artsakh Held in Stepanakert

Today, the events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Artsakh Republic started in Stepanakert with a march from the Renaissance Square to the Stepanakert Memorial.

Members of "Armenia" faction met with Artsakh opposition deputies

Members of 'Armenia' opposition faction who are visiting Artsakh on the occasion of the Independence Day met on September 1 with deputies of three opposition factions of the Artsakh parliament - "Justice," "ARD Dashnaktsutyun," and Democratic Party of Artsakh.

President Arayik Harutyunyan visited Stepanakert Memorial Complex on the occasion of Artsakh Republic Day

On September 2, on the occasion of Artsakh Republic Day, the President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan together with the second and the third presidents of the Republic of Artsakh Arkadi Ghukasyan and Bako Sahakyan, the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan visited the Stepanakert Memorial Complex and laid flowers at the monument perpetuating the memory of the soldiers killed in the Great Patriotic War and Artsakh Liberation War.

3 new coronavirus cases registered in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 3 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Thursday, September 2.

Armenian, Russian top prosecutors discuss return of Armenian captives from Azerbaijan

Prosecutor General of Armenia Artur Davtyan met with Russian Prosecutor General Igor Krasnov in the city of Vladivostok, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Armenia informs.

Armenia PM: Artsakh people’s right to self-determination is sacred

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia on Thursday issued a congratulatory message on the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Artsakh Republic, news.am informs.

Artsakh Foreign Ministry issues statement on the 30th Anniversary of Proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic

Artsakh Foreign Ministry has issued statement on the 30th Anniversary of Proclamation of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

Armenian President addresses message on Artsakh Independence Day

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has addressed a message on the 30th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Artsakh, his Office said.

We have a historic obligation to live and create in our own homeland. Artsakh Republic President

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan has addressed a message on the 30th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the Republic of Artsakh.

Aimchess US Rapid: Armenia’s Aronian Defeats Mamedyarov, Enters Semifinals

Armenian GM Levon Aronian defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan in the second quarterfinal match of the Aimchess US Rapid online rapid chess tournament.

Aliyev’s statements prove once again that Artsakh will never be part of Azerbaijan. Artsakh Foreign Minister

Foreign Minister of Artsakh Davit Babayan has commented on the recent statements of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made in the occupied Shushi, stating that “these statements are gross violation of international law, manifestation of Nazism and terrorism”.

Armenians around the globe celebrate 30th anniversary of independence of Artsakh

Today, September 2, 2021, marks the 30th anniversary of the declaration of independence of Artsakh, formerly known as the Nagorno Karabakh Republic.

Russia has no problems with European countries that safeguard their interests

Russia maintains good relations with the European countries which have their own national interests and seek to meet the people’s expectations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told an audience of students and teachers at the MGIMO university on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia records 18,368 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 18,368 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 6,937,333 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Wednesday, Tass informs.

The international recognition of Artsakh had been and would remain one of the basic directions of state-building and foreign policy. David Babayan

On September 1, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan participated in the special meeting of the National Assembly dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Artsakh and delivered a speech, the Artsakh MFA stated.

Artsakh’s Parliament convened special session. The delegations of the Armenian parliamentary factions took part

On September 1, the National Assembly of the Artsakh Republic convened a special session dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Artsakh Republic.

Armenian serviceman killed in Azerbaijani shooting at Yeraskh section of border

On September 1, at around 11:10, the Azerbaijani armed forces once again resorted to provocation, by opening fire from sniper rifles at the Armenian positions located in the Yeraskh section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the defense ministry of Armenia said in a statement.

Russian, Azerbaijani deputy FMs hold phone talk

Russian deputy minister of foreign affairs Andrei Rudenko and his Azerbaijani counterpart Khalaf Khalafov held a telephone conversation on September 1, the Russian foreign ministry reports.

WHO monitoring new coronavirus variant named Mu

A new coronavirus strain, named Mu, has been designated a variant of interest by the World Health Organization, the Guardian reports.

7 new coronavirus cases registered in Artsakh

Artsakh confirmed 7 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on September 1.

Azerbaijanis destroy Makun Bridge in Artsakh’s occupied Hadrut region

he Makun Bridge in Mets Tagher in Artsakh’s occupied Hadrut region has been destroyed by Azerbaijanis, Caucasus Heritage Watch said on Twitter.

Psaki: US partners with Turkey, Qatar on Kabul airport

The US authorities are working with Turkey and Qatar to get the civilian side of the Kabul airport operational. This was stated by White House press secretary Jen Psaki at Tuesday’s press briefing, news.am informs.

Artsakh farmer seized and tortured by Azeri troops

The Armenian farmer from Artsakh who was seized by Azeri troops on July 26 was subjected to torture during the few hours of being held in Azeri custody, the Artsakh prosecution said.

President Arayik Harutyunyan appointed new minister of labor, social and migration affairs of the Artsakh Republic

On September 1 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan signed a decree on dismissing Mane Tandilyan from the post of minister of labour, social and migration affairs of the Artsakh Republic, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenian Defense Minister visits several military units

Minister of Defense of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan visited several military units on August 31, the defense ministry reports.

Defense agreement marks new stage in cooperation with US — Ukrainian president

The defense agreement that Ukraine and the United States signed on Tuesday marks a new stage in defense cooperation between the two countries, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky wrote on Twitter, Tass informs.

Evacuation from Afghanistan ‘an extraordinary success’. Biden

The US operation on evacuating people from Kabul airport was "an extraordinary success." This opinion was expressed by US President Joe Biden at the White House on Tuesday following the completion of this operation, Tass informs.

"We must live". Event dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Artsakh Republic took place in Stepanakert

An event entitled "We must live" dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Proclamation of the Artsakh Republic took place in the Stepanakert Youth and Culture Palace.

The First School Bell Rang in 108 Schools of Artsakh

Today the first school bell rang in 108 schools of the Republic of Artsakh.

Lavrov satisfied with activity of Russia-Armenia-Azerbaijan deputy prime ministerial working group

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he is satisfied with the activity of the working group chaired by the deputy prime ministers of Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan which deals with the unblocking of economic and transportation communications in South Caucasus.

Russia calls on Azerbaijan to return all Armenian captives without preconditions - Lavrov

Russia calls on Azerbaijan to return all Armenian prisoners of war without preconditions, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Moscow.

Long-term solution of Armenia-Azerbaijan border crisis possible only through demarcation and delimitation – Lavrov

The Armenian-Azerbaijani border crisis is possible to solve through political-diplomatic means, but the long-term solution is possible only through demarcation and delimitation, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov said during a joint press conference with his Armenian counterpart Ararat Mirzoyan in Moscow.

The issue of the status of Nagorno Karabakh must be on the agenda of the peace treaty between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Ararat Mirzoyan

If Armenia and Azerbaijan were to start negotiations over a peace treaty, then the agenda of these negotiations must unconditionally include the issue of the status of Nagorno Karabakh based on the principles stipulated by the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs, Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan said during a joint press conference with Russian FM Sergey Lavrov when asked to comment on statements made in Azerbaijan that a potential peace treaty must include Armenia’s recognition of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity.

Azerbaijan’s provocative actions direct encroachment on Armenia’s sovereign territory – FM tells Russia’s Lavrov

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan says the current tense situation in the region is due to Azerbaijan’s unconstructive policy.

ISIS claims rocket attack on Kabul airport as US troops pull out

The ISIS group claimed a rocket attack on Kabul airport on Monday, as US troops raced to complete their withdrawal from Afghanistan and evacuate allies under the threat of further violence, NDTV reported.

New Armenian FM meets Lavrov in Moscow

Armenian Minister of Foreign Affairs Ararat Mirzoyan and Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov held a meeting in Moscow.

Ahead of the new academic year, the Nerkin Horatagh school has been renovated

This academic year, the children of Nerkin Horatagh community of Martakert region of the Artsakh Republic will study in a school renovated by the Armenian Educational Institution.

Taliban ends consultations on Afghanistan's new government

The Taliban movement which has seized power in Afghanistan, is through with consultations on the makeup of a new government, TASS reports citing the TV broadcaster Al Jazeera.

OSCE Minsk Group new Russian Co-Chair visits Azerbaijan

The new Russian Co-Chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, Igor Khovaev, visited the Azerbaijani capital Baku where he met with Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov, news.am informs, citing Azerbaijani media.

Russia-based Artsakh gastroenterologist is in Stepanakert on a charitable mission

Gohar Movsisyan, Russia-based Artsakh gastroenterologist is conducting free examinations and consultations at “Arevik” Children's Medical Association in Stepanakert.

Artsakh athlete won at the Armenian Youth Boxing Championship

Artsakh athlete Manvel Petrosyan(57 kg) won at the Armenian Youth Boxing Championship held on August 25-30.

5 daily coronavirus cases reported in Artsakh

5 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Republic of Artsakh over the past day, the Ministry of Healthcare of Artsakh Republic informs.

A new residential district is being built in Stepanakert

A new residential district is being built near Tigran Mets Street of Stepanakert.

Taliban says Afghanistan ‘free nation’ as it hails US exit

The Taliban says Afghanistan is a “free and sovereign” nation as it hails the exit of US troops after 20 years of occupation, describing their departure as a “historic moment”.

UN adopts Afghanistan resolution, but no ‘safe zone’

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution requiring the Taliban to honour their commitment to let people freely leave Afghanistan, but the measure did not include a “safe zone” mentioned by French President Emmanuel Macron, Al Jazeera reports.

Pentagon announces US completion of evacuation out of Kabul airport

The Pentagon has announced that the United States has completed the evacuation out of Kabul airport.

Too early to speculate about changes to Taliban's status in Russia — Kremlin

The question about changing the status of the Taliban movement in Russia (outlawed in Russia) is premature. It remains to be seen what their first steps will look like and what kind of leadership they form, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Monday, Tass informs.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 266 calls over last week

On August 23-27, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 266 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

A three-storey residential building is being built in Chartar

The construction of a three-storey residential building continues in the town of Chartar, Martuni region of the Republic of Artsakh.

The Armenian Kyokushin Karate team is holding a training camp

The athletes of the Armenian Kyokushin Karate team held trainings in Artsakh these days.

Russia reports 18,325 daily COVID-19 cases, lowest number since June 23

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 18,325 in the past 24 hours, reaching 6,901,152, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Monday, Tass informs.

Artsakh FM: Azerbaijan, with Turkey’s complicity, sending militants from Afghanistan to occupied part of Karabakh

Azerbaijan, with the complicity of Turkey, is sending militants from Afghanistan to the occupied part of Nagorno-Karabakh, Artsakh Foreign Minister David Babayan told NEWS.am.

Pope asks world's Christians to pray and fast for Afghanistan

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the world's Christians to pray and carry out fasting to ask God to bring about peace and coexistence in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

Greek police use tear gas, water canon during Athens protest

Greek police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse a group of people who threw flares and other objects during a protest in central Athens on Sunday against mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, Reuters reported.

Azerbaijan continues to impede return of captives. Armenian FM

Azerbaijan continues to impede the return of Armenian prisoners of war in flagrant violation of the international humanitarian law, Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan said in a message addressed on the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

Armenian national football team off to North Macedonia for FIFA World Cup qualifier

The Armenian National Football Team left for Skopje on August 30 for the FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifier against North Macedonia scheduled for September 2.

The presentation of the book "Unfinished Story" took place in Stepanakert

On August 29, the presentation of the book "Unfinished Story" by Angelina Arstamyan took place in Stepanakert.

Armenia's Robert Hovhannisyan sole leader of European Individual Chess Championship after four rounds

Armenian GM Robert Hovhannisyan is the sole leader of the European Individual Chess Championship taking place in Reykjavik, Iceland after four rounds played.

Russian peacekeepers practiced actions at observation post upon detection of drones in Artsakh

As part of a routine combat training session, Russian peacekeepers conducted a drill to prevent possible violations using unmanned aircraft of a simulated enemy and ensure security at observation posts in the Lachin (Berdzor) corridor of Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).

Artsakh Investigative Committee: Azerbaijan soldier who entered Martakert city apartment is arrested

The Azerbaijani soldier who had entered an apartment in Martakert, Artsakh, has been arrested, the Investigative Committee of Artsakh informs.

Children among civilians killed in US drone attack

Several children have been killed in a US drone attack that destroyed a car laden with explosives near the international airport in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, according to witnesses, Al Jazeera informs.

Armenian FM to meet with Russian counterpart and CSTO chief in Moscow

On August 30-31 Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will pay a working visit to the Russian Federation, the ministry said in a statement.

U.S. anti-missile defences intercept up to 5 rockets at Kabul airport – Reuters

U.S. anti-missile defences intercepted as many as five rockets that were fired at Kabul's airport on August 30, Reuters reported citing a U.S. official.

Death toll rises to 7 in US missile strike in Kabul

The number of victims of the missile strike that the US Armed Forces inflicted on the Afghan capital has risen to seven, according to TOLONews, news.am informs.

US eliminates Islamic State terrorist planner in Afghanistan

The United States military forces conducted a special operation in Afghanistan’s Nangahar province to eliminate an Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) planner of terrorist attacks, the US Central Command announced in a statement, Tass informs.

The paintings of Artsakh artists will be exhibited in Stepanakert

On August 28, an exhibition of works by three Artsakh artists will be open at the Paul Eluard Center for Francophonie in Stepanakert.

Armenian FM to discuss implementation of trilateral agreements with Russia’s Lavrov in Moscow

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan will depart for Moscow on a working visit on August 31 to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Three Families Resettled in Tblghu. Head of Community

The community of Tblghu of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 125 inhabitants. After the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

Russia lifts restrictions on flights to Dominican Republic, South Korea, Czech Republic

Russia fully lifts restrictions on flights to the Dominican Republic, South Korea and the Czech Republic starting Friday. A respective decision was made by the anti-coronavirus crisis center in the middle of August, Tass informs.

Artsakh’s Minister of Labor, Social and Migration Affairs to resign

Artsakh’s Minister of Labor, Social and Migration Affairs Mane Tandilyan has announced on social media that she is going to resign on September 1, Armenpress informs.

PM Pashinyan holds phone talk with Vladimir Putin

Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan held a phone talk with President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the Office of the Prime Minister reports.

Stepanakert-Shushi road provided with night lighting

The Stepanakert-Shushi road has been provided with night lighting.

Necropolis of the Hellenistic period opened in Artsakh

The necropolis of the Hellenistic period has been opened during gardening work in an area called "Khachin Tap" in the Astghashen village of the Askeran region.

Russia reports 19,509 daily COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 19,509 in the past 24 hours, reaching 6,844,049, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday, Tass informs.

Russia strongly condemns terrorist attacks in Kabul — Kremlin spokesman

Russia is seriously worried over the way the situation in Afghanistan is developing and it most strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kabul, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media on Friday, Tass informs.

Defense Minister presents security environment around Armenia to first deputy chief of CSTO Joint Staff

Defense Minister of Armenia Arshak Karapetyan received today the delegation led by Lieutenant-General Hasan Kaloev, first deputy chief of the CSTO Joint Staff, the defense ministry said.

Armenia government to provide about $27m to Artsakh

According to the Armenian government's decision, 13.4 billion drams (approx. $27,141,400) will be allocated to Artsakh, news.am informs, citing the Ministry of Finance of Armenia.

Russia to launch production of next-generation artillery systems

The production of the latest Floks self-propelled mortar system and Magnolia self-propelled artillery gun may begin in late 2022 and early 2023, the press office of the Uralvagonzavod defense manufacturer (part of the state tech corporation Rostec) told TASS at the Army-2021 International Military-Technical Forum on Friday, Tass informs.

Residents of Kichan continue to live and create in spite of the enemy: Head of the community

In spite of the enemy, the residents of the community of Kichan of Artsakh’s Martakert region continue to live and create.

13 new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

13 new case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Artsakh on 27 August, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

Death toll in ammo depot blasts in Kazakhstan rises to five people

The death toll in a series of ammo depot blasts in southern Kazakhstan has risen to five people, the press office of the republic’s Defense Ministry reported on Friday, Tass informs.

Over 100 people dead after Kabul attack

The death toll in the two blasts that went off near the Kabul airport on Thursday has reached 103, TASS reports citing the Wall Street Journal.

Advisor to the President of Artsakh on Diaspora Affairs had an official meeting at the Los Angeles City Hall

Azatouhi Simonyan, Advisor to the President of the Republic of Artsakh on Diaspora Affairs, had an official meeting with Paul Krekorian, a member of the Los Angeles City Council, at the Los Angeles City Hall.

Artsakh NA Speaker visited the Operative Headquarters of the Artsakh Republic Government in Armenia

On August 26, Artsakh National Assembly Speaker Arthur Tovmasyan once again visited the operative headquarters of the Government of the Republic of Artsakh in the Republic of Armenia.

A Memorial Evening Dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of Artsakh Liberation War Martyr Vigen Grigoryan Held in Stepanakert

On August 27, a memorial evening dedicated to the 70th anniversary of Vigen Grigoryan, an active participant of the First Artsakh War, a member of the NKR Supreme Council of the first convocation, Knight of the "Battle Cross" order of the second degree of Artsakh, was held in the Stepanakert Culture and Youth Palace.

4th blast thundered in Kabul

Another powerful explosion occurred in Kabul, 1TV reported on Twitter, news.am informs.

Panic grips Kabul airport amid ‘terror’ threat warning

The US and its allies have urged people to move away from Kabul airport due to the threat of an attack by an affiliate of the ISIL (ISIS) armed group.

China says it does not impose its ideology on anyone

The Chinese government does not impose its ideology on anyone and, unlike the United States, which abuses the term democracy, does not split other states, Liu Jianchao, deputy head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, said at a press conference, news.am informs.

Taliban, Northern Alliance agree to refrain from mutual attacks

The Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) and the Northern Alliance (the United Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan) have agreed to refrain from military action and attacking each other, Tass informs.

Russia records 19,630 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 19,630 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 6,824,540 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Thursday, Tass informs.

Renovation works continue at Amaras Monastery complex in Artsakh

Renovation works continue at Amaras Monastery complex in Artsakh.

Artsakh NA Speaker invites heads of Armenian parliamentary factions to Artsakh

The Speaker of the Artsakh National Assembly is in Yerevan on a working visit.

Floods leave 20 people killed in Venezuela

At least 20 people have died in the western Venezuelan state of Merida as a result of heavy rains that have caused landslides and flooding, news.am informs, citing WHTC.

France appoints new Ambassador to Armenia

Anne Louyot has been appointed as the new Ambassador of France to Armenia, the French Embassy in Yerevan said in a statement.

Commander of 4th Army Corps dismissed, appointed to new position

Artak Budaghyan has been relieved from the position of the commander of the 4th Army Corps.

All defense ministry planes return to Russia after evacuating people from Afghanistan

Two more Russian defense ministry’s Il-76 planes with people evacuated from Afghanistan have landed at Chkalovsky airport near Moscow, Tass informs.

Azerbaijani armed forces block road leading from Goris to Vorotan. Armenian Ombudsman

The Azerbaijani armed forces have blocked the road leading from Goris to Vorotan in Armenia’s Syunik province, Ombudsman Arman Tatoyan said in a statement.

Concert of Shushi's Varanda Choir held in Stepanakert

On August 25, a concert of the Varanda Choir of Shushi was held in the Palace of Culture and Youth of Stepanakert.

One new case of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

One new case of the coronavirus was confirmed in Artsakh on 26 August, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

Azerbaijani serviceman arrested in Artsakh for breaching into apartment and threatening to kill children

Based on the operative information received by the Artsakh Republic Police, National Security Service of the Republic of Artsakh and due to the vigilance of our citizens, on August 25, Jamil Babayev, a serviceman of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces, was found in an apartment on Teryan Street in the city of Artsakh’s Martakert, the Artsakh prosecution said.

About 1,500 people seeking to be evacuated to US gather outside Kabul airport

About 1,500 US citizens and visa holders who want to be evacuated from Afghanistan have gathered outside Kabul’s airport, TASS reports citing Reuters.

Crimean Platform revealed West’s false understanding of solidarity on Crimea, Lavrov says

The joint positions of the NATO and EU states at the Crimean Platform forum that took place in Kiev on August 23 reflect the false understanding of solidarity on the matter of Crimea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference in the wake of talks with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg Wednesday, Tass informs.

Armenian Ombudsman to send reports to int’l structures over roadblock by Azerbaijani servicemen in Syunik

Human Rights Defender of Armenia Arman Tatoyan calls the blocking by the Azerbaijani servicemen of the interstate road leading from Goris to Kapan in Syunik province a “pre-planned crime against the civilian population of Armenia”.

Azerbaijani military blocks Karmrakar-Shurnukh section of Armenian interstate road

The Azerbaijani military blocked the Karmrakar-Shurnukh section of the Kapan-Goris interstate road around 23:00, August 25, the National Security Service (NSS) said.

MFA spokesperson: Armenia welcomes UNESCO fact-finding mission, is ready to support its implementation

Armenia has welcomed the UNESCO fact-finding mission and is ready to support its implementation as soon as possible. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) spokesperson Vahan Hunanyan has stated this in response to a question of RFE/RL, news.am informs.

UNICEF warns 10 million Afghan children in desperate need

Ten million children in Afghanistan are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance, UNICEF Afghanistan warns as the UN’s World Food Programme seeks $200m in food aid, Al Jazeera reports.

Lavrov describes current relations between Russia, EU as deplorable

The current situation between Russia and the European Union is deplorable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference following talks with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Training course organized for the cooks of "Extended Day School" program

As a part of the “Extended Day School” strategic program, which will start from September 2021, cooks are trained at the Yeznik Mozyan Vocational School Foundation.

The session of the Board of Trustees of Shushi Technological University took place, led by President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan

On August 24 the first session of the newly formed Board of Trustees of Shushi Technological University took place, led by President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Russia disagrees with Turkey’s position on Crimea, Kremlin spokesman says

Russia believes that Turkey’s position on Crimea is completely incorrect, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday, Tass informs.

ISIS-K militants look to attack US forces and its allies in Afghanistan — Biden

ISIS-K militants, members of the Islamic State, a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia, are looking for ways to attacks US forces and their allies in Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden said while speaking at the White House on the Afghanistan situation on Tuesday, Tass informs.

Russia records 19,536 new daily COVID-19 cases

Russia has registered 19,536 new confirmed COVID-19 infections over the past 24 hours. The total number of infections has reached 6,804,910 cases, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told journalists on Wednesday, Tass informs.

New residential district is being built in Stepanakert

A new residential district is being built on Tumanyan Street in Stepanakert.

2 Congress members head for Kabul without informing US authorities

Two members of Congress flew unannounced into Kabul airport in the middle of the ongoing chaotic evacuation Tuesday, stunning State Department and U.S. military personnel who had to divert resources to provide security and information to the lawmakers, U.S. officials said, AP reported.

Youth football tournament being held in Stepanakert

Through joint efforts of the Football Federation of the Republic of Artsakh and the Stepanakert City Hall, the annual football tournament "Leather Ball" is being held in Stepanakert from 22 to 30 August.

Russian Military Ministry to evacuate 500 people from Afghanistan

Russia's Ministry of Defense has organized the evacuation of more than 500 people from Afghanistan on the behalf of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the ministry told reporters on Wednesday, Tass informs.

80 million people in developing Asia have become extremely poor

The coronavirus pandemic may have pushed as many as 80 million people in developing Asia into extreme poverty last year, threatening to derail progress on global goals to tackle poverty and hunger by 2030, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday, Arab News reported.

Armenia representative wins New Wave 2021 international song contest

The New Wave 2021 international song contest has concluded in Sochi, Russia, and Saro Gevorgyan (Armenia) became its winner, news.am informs.

Candidate for governor of Virginia, a Turkish lobbyist, should be defeated - Harut Sassounian

The Washington Free Beacon online newspaper published on Aug. 20, 2021 an article by Chuck Ross, titled: “Turkey Paid McAuliffe’s Firm to Lobby US Against Recognition of Armenian Genocide.”

Taliban picks interim top officials, among them Interior, Finance Ministry posts

The Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) has appointed interim heads of several ministries and agencies including the Interior Ministry, the Finance Ministry as well as intelligence services, Tass informs.

Russia’s new daily coronavirus cases below 19,000 for the first time since June 23

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 18,833 to 6,785,374 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Tuesday. The number of new daily cases fell below 19,000 for the first time since June 23.

A new residential district being built in Dahrav

A new residential district is being built near the village of Dahrav, Artsakh’s Askeran region. The private houses will be provided to 100 Artsakh families displaced due to the recent 44-Day War.

Armenian PM vows to prioritize deeper strategic ties with Russia

Strategic relations with Russia are one of the key factors of Armenia’s security, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said on Tuesday when presenting a new government program to the parliament, Tass informs.

Armenia provided over 82 billion drams in aid to Artsakh

The post-war recovery of Artsakh, the activeness of economic life, solution of social problems of displaced persons and the preservation of its cultural and religious heritage will be under the spotlight of the Armenian government, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said in the Parliament today.

Foreign Minister Met with Youth Representatives Participating in the "Discussion Club" Project

On August 23, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan met with youth representatives participating in the "Discussion Club" project initiated by the "United Civic Alliance" Party, the press service of Artsakh MFA stated.

Road improvement and water supply are priority issues for Poghosagomer. Head of Community

The community of Poghosagomer of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 226 inhabitants. All the residents of the village have returned after the war.

First graders of Artsakh schools to receive bags from ICRC

All first-graders of the Stepanakert schools will receive bags from the ICRC.

Special G20 summit on Afghanistan to be held in September

The G20 special summit, dedicated to the crisis situation in Afghanistan, where power has seized the radical Taliban, is due to take place in September this year, news.am informs.

Stepanakert's Rehabilitation Center Replenished With New Equipment

Recently, the Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert has been replenished with AIRSEP MODEL6 vision AIR Oxygen Conventrator GPB0121090734 Э and ЭМА Полюс-2М magnetic devices acquired from the Religious Society of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Alp-Martin, Var and Monaco.

Number of Artsakh war casualties is 3773, another 243 MIA – says PM Pashinyan

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan announced to lawmakers in parliament that the number of the Armenian side’s victims of the 2020 war is 3773, with another 243 classified as missing in action.

“Artsakh of Life.” David Babayan

Within the framework of the "Artsakh of Life" project, "Artsakhpress” interviewed the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh, David Babayan.

US under pressure over evacuation deadline

The US is being pressed to allow more time for evacuation from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan as the deadline for its withdrawal nears, BBC reports.

Calls for scrutiny into Turkish drone program grow in Washington

A group of United States Congressmen and a number of Washington-based organizations in person of the Armenian, Greek, Kurdish, Jewish and Indian communities, the In Defense of Christians (IDC) and other human rights organizations are demanding the US government to stop exporting drone technologies used by Turkey in producing its military UAVs, and to investigate the Turkish drone program’s destabilizing role in the region.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 224 calls over last week

On August 16-20, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 224 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

No new cabinet in Afghanistan until complete US withdrawal, Taliban says

The Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) will not form a new government until the withdrawal of US forces from the country is complete, local media reported Monday citing Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid, Tass informs.

An Online Discussion Took Place With Baroness Caroline Cox

On August 20, the State Minister of the Republic of Artsakh Artak Beglaryan, Artsakh Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) Gegham Stepanyan, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs David Babayan participated in an online discussion held with Baroness Caroline Cox, Member of the House of Lords of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and members of the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) organization, Artsakh Human Rights Defender Gegham Stepanyan wrote on Facebook.

Next session of CSTO Collective Security Council to take place in Dushanbe on Sep. 16

The next session of the Collective Security Council of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) will take place in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, on September 16, TASS reports.

“Artsakhkat” milk company lacks raw materials. Director

The "Artsakhkat" milk company did not stop its activity even during the war.

Armenian military officer appeared in Azerbaijani territory after getting lost

At around 9pm on Sunday, Senior Lieutenant Artur Davidyan of an Armenian military unit left the permanent post without the permission of his superior command, and the contact with him was lost sometime thereafter, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reports.

Biden says some 33,000 people have been evacuated from Afghanistan since July

US President Joe Biden on Sunday said his administration is considering extending an Aug. 31 deadline to exit Afghanistan, CNBC reported.

Despite the problems, Myurishen welcomes the displaced families. Head of Community

The community of Myurishen of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 162 inhabitants. After the war all the residents have returned. The mayor of the community Borik Mezhlumyan told "Artsakhpress".

Armenia’s Human Rights Defender held at gunpoint by Azerbaijani serviceman

The Armenian ombudsman Arman Tatoyan says he and his team were held at gunpoint by an Azerbaijani soldier while visiting Syunik province, particularly on the M2 interstate highway.

‘Warrior of Peace’ international military competition opening ceremony held in Armenia

The opening ceremony of the “Warrior of Peace 2021” military competition of the International Army Games took place in Dilijan, Armenia, as news.am informs, the press service of the Southern Military District of the Russian Armed Forces reported.

Taliban pledges not to persecute Ghani, saying he can return to Afghanistan

The Taliban (outlawed in Russia) has issued a blanket amnesty to all Afghan government officials, including President Ashraf Ghani, pledging that they can return to and live in Afghanistan, senior Taliban leader Khalil Ur-Rahman Haqqani said in an interview with Pakistan’s Geo TV, Tass informs.

Western principles of ‘quiet diplomacy’ won’t work with Ukraine — Lavrov

The "quiet diplomacy" which senior Western officials often refer to when seeking agreements without excessive publicity will not work in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Hungary’s newspaper Magyar Nemzet published on Monday, Tass informs.

Artsakh athletes won medals at international tournament

On August 22, for the first time, the FIAS president cup international tournament was held in St. Petersburg, where Artsakh athletes Davit Grigoryan and Arman Avanesyan won bronze medals.

Residents of Mushkapat paved the inter-community roads. The village needs gasification. Head of Community

The community of Mushkapat of Artsakh’s Martuni region has 270 residents. After the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

UK's Johnson to push Biden for Afghan deadline extension

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge U.S. President Joe Biden this week to extend the evacuation deadline from Afghanistan, but even if one is agreed, the West will also need the approval of the Taliban, a defence minister said, Reuters reports.

UN evacuates another 120 personnel, others from Afghanistan

The United Nations in Afghanistan flew 120 people from Kabul to Kazakhstan's Almaty in view of the "security and other constraints," the second such flight in the past week, the spokesperson for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said, news.am informs, citing the Indian Express reported.

US ramping up Kabul evacuation effort, says Biden

President Joe Biden says efforts to evacuate people from Kabul airport are accelerating, with US troops expanding the perimeter around the site, BBC informs.

Russia’s 50m flag raised for first time in Artsakh

For the first time, Russian servicemen participated—as part of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh)—in the solemn celebration of the Russian National Flag Day, as news.am informs, the press service of the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Conflict hasn’t been resolved because status of Nagorno Karabakh remains to be decided – US Ambassador

US Ambassador to Armenia Lynne Tracy says the consequences of the recent war in Nagorno Karabakh have not been overcome, the conflict has not been resolved because the status of Nagorno Karabakh remains to be decided.

Gunfire opened in Kabul airport, Afghan security officer killed

The Kabul airport saw a shooting on Tuesday morning between Afghan security force officers and unidentified people, one officer was killed, Germany’s Bundeswehr said on Twitter, reports TASS.

Taliban to unveil new Afghan government framework within weeks, official says

The Taliban aim to unveil a new governing framework for Afghanistan in the next few weeks, a spokesman for the Islamist movement said on Saturday, after the insurgents' swift takeover of the South Asian nation, Reuters reported.

13 families resettled in Artsakh's Kolatak. Head of the community

The community of Kolatak of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 345 inhabitants.

NATO says about 12,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan since August 15

Around 12,000 foreigners and Afghans who worked in embassies and international humanitarian groups have left Afghanistan since the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) captured Kabul on August 15, as news.am informs, Reuters news agency reported on Saturday, citing a NATO representative.

Development programs being implemented in Tsmakahogh

The community of Tsmakahogh of Artsakh’s Martakert region has 251 inhabitants.

Gym being built in Stepanakert

Sambo and Judo gym is being reconstructed on Mashtots Street, Stepanakert.

Russian developer ready to launch clinical trials of nasal spray coronavirus vaccine

Researchers at Russia’s Gamaleya Center have completed pre-clinical trials of a nasal spray coronavirus vaccine and are ready to launch clinical trials, the center’s Director Alexander Gintsburg told TASS.

The Artsakh dressmaker started a small business in Yerevan

Arevik, who is originally from the village of Nor Seysulan of the Martakert region, in relation to the work, before the recent 44-Day War lived in Stepanakert.

Russia’s Lavrov to Armenia’s Mirzoyan: I invite you to Moscow at convenient timeframes for you

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has sent a congratulatory message to Ararat Mirzoyan on his appointment as Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia, news.am informs, citing the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Armenian reservists called up for trainings

The three-months training of reservists will launch on August 25, the Ministry of Defense said.

Artsakh FM David Babayan held a telephone conversation with newly appointed FM of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan

On August 20, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan held a telephone conversation with newly appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan, the Artsakh MFA stated.

Taliban 'intensifying' search for Afghans who worked for US – UN report

The Taliban is intensifying a search for people who worked with US and NATO forces, a confidential United Nations document says, despite the militants vowing no revenge against opponents, Euronews reported.

The Wall Street Journal: Diplomats had warned Blinken of quick fall of Kabul

About two dozen diplomats working at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan warned Secretary of State Antony Blinken in July that Kabul risked falling to the Taliban shortly after the military’s withdrawal, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Hill reported.

Doctor from Greece performs free examinations and consultations in Stepanakert

A gynecologist-endocrinologist from Greece, a lecturer at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the National University of Athens, Doctor of Medical Sciences, Sofia Ivanidou is performing free examinations and consultations at the Center for Maternal and Child Healthcare in Stepanakert.

Turkish drone strikes the Military Council of Til Temir

In the northeastern Syrian city of Til Temir (Tal Tamr), a building belonging to the local military council was bombed by a Turkish drone on Thursday.

Taliban impose curfew in Kabul, news agency reports

The Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) has imposed a curfew in Kabul. The life of the busiest and the most populated city in the country has changed dramatically, as news.am informs, the Khaama Press News Agency reported on Thursday.

Local self-governmental elections to be held in a number of Artsakh communities

On August 19, the Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Artsakh convened a session. The issue of holding local self-governmental elections in a number of communities of Artsakh was on the agenda.

Russia ready to provide planes to evacuate Afghans to any country

Russia is ready to provide civil planes to evacuate Afghan nationals who want to leave the country to any other state, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia PM: Eurasian Economic Union countries’ economy gradually recovering

The economy of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member countries is gradually recovering. The statement came from Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin at a meeting of the EEU Intergovernmental Council,news.am informs, citing TASS.

PM Pashinyan highlights significance of EEU single market of gas, petroleum

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan highlighted the creation of a normative basis for the Eurasian Economic Union’s single market of gas, oil and petroleum as a crucial component for the development of the integration union.

New Armenian ambassador presents credentials to Ukraine’s Zelensky

The new Armenian Ambassador to Ukraine Vladimir Karapetyan presented his credentials to President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Biden hopes to complete evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan by August 31 - Sullivan

US President Joe Biden is hopeful that American troops will be able to complete the evacuation of US nationals from Afghanistan by August 31 as initially planned, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told CBS on Thursday, Tass informs.

Russia reports 21,058 daily COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 21,058 in the past 24 hours reaching 6,684,531, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Thursday, Tass informs.

Only acceptable option for Artsakh is restoration of talks under OSCE Minsk Group: Artsakh NA Speaker

On August 19, Artsakh’s Speaker of Parliament Artur Tovmasyan met with a group of members of the"Free Homeland-Civic United Alliance" bloc.

Zakharova: Russia, Hungary FMs will discuss situation in Karabakh

The foreign ministers of the Russian Federation and Hungary will discuss the situation in Artsakh. The statement came from Russian Foreign Ministry official representative Maria Zakharova, at a press briefing on Thursday, news.am informs.

Aurora Strengthens Presence in Artsakh

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues to expand the Aurora for Artsakh program and has launched another call for applications for the projects to join the program.

Defense Army to continue ensuring security of Artsakh

Ensuring the security of the people of Artsakh and the peaceful and comprehensive resolution of the Karabakh conflict must be the main objective of the Armenian government for the coming years, the Pashinyan Administration says in the 2021-2026 action plan.

14 million people in Afghanistan face severe hunger

The head of the U.N. food agency in Afghanistan says a humanitarian crisis is unfolding with 14 million people facing severe hunger following the Taliban takeover of the country, AP reported.

Online discussion with the PACE Rapporteur

On the initiative of the non-governmental organizations of the Artsakh Republic, on August 17 an online discussion was held with Paul Gavan (Ireland), PACE rapporteur for the 'Humanitarian consequences of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict’.

Taliban publishes declaration to mark Afghan Independence Day, spokesman says

The Taliban radical movement (outlawed in Russia) published a declaration marking Afghan Independence Day on Thursday, Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid reported on Twitter, Tass informs.

Pottery courses at Stepanakert Rehabilitation Center

Radik Khachatryan, who is originally from the village of Karahunj of Artsakh’s Martuni region, conducts "Pottery" courses with people receiving treatment at the Stepanakert Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center.

PM Pashinyan meets with Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan had a meeting with Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov in the town of Cholpon Ata where he’s arrived to participate in the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council session.

Reported death toll from Haiti earthquake exceeds 2,180

The death toll from August 14 devastating earthquake in Haiti has climbed to 2,189, Haiti’s civil protection agency reported late on Wednesday, adding that over 12,260 people were injured in the natural calamity, Tass informs.

Taliban urge people to leave airport in Afghan capital after 12 killed since Sunday

A total of 12 people have been killed in and around the airport in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Taliban and NATO officials said, since the Taliban seized the city on Sunday, triggering a rush of fearful people trying to leave, Reuters reports.

559 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

As of Thursday morning, 559 new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Armenia, and the total number of these cases has reached 236,234 in the country, Armenia's Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

Armenian military responds to rumors on adversary raid targeting outpost

The Armenian military issued new details over the deaths of the three soldiers who were found shot dead in a military outpost on August 19.

Three on-duty Armenian soldiers found shot dead in military position

Three on-duty Armenian soldiers were found shot dead in the outpost of a military base of the Armenian Armed Forces in the south-eastern direction, the Ministry of Defense said.

Merkel to focus on Ukraine, Belarus, Afghanistan during visit to Russia — spokesperson

Afghanistan, Belarus and Ukraine will be the focus of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow on Friday, August 20, Germany’s Government Spokesperson Steffen Seibert said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Ararat Mirzoyan appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia

President Armen Sarkissian appointed former Speaker of Parliament Ararat Mirzoyan as Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia.

Israel PM to visit White House

President Biden will host Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Aug. 26, the White House announced Wednesday, news.am informs.

Russian peacekeepers held a training session on the defence of an observation post in Artsakh

Also, the personnel of the observation posts of the Russian peacekeeping contingent regularly carries out combat training activities and conducts training to prevent violations, as well as a possible attack on the observation post, the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

Observers from four NATO countries to take part in International Army Games — Shoigu

Observers from four NATO countries will take part in the Army-2021 International Army Games that will run for the seventh time, Russian Defense Minister Army General Sergei Shoigu said in an interview with the Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper on Wednesday, Tass informs.

West leaves behind new crisis for future generations in Afghanistan, says Russian diplomat

The West is leaving behind a new humanitarian and political crisis in Afghanistan as its legacy to the world and to future generations, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Russia reports 20,914 daily COVID-19 cases

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Russia grew by 20,914 in the past 24 hours, reaching 6,663,473, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Near the village of Yeghtsahogh, Shushi region, our military units ensure the security of the population. Lusine Avanesyan

Along the entire Artsakh-Azerbaijani line of contact, also near the village of Yeghtsahogh of the Shushi region, our military units with Russian peacekeepers ensure the security of the population.

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative announced the start of a new phase: Applications for projects are accepted

With the financial support of the ''Aurora'' Humanitarian Initiative, since October 2020, a total of 80 projects have been implemented within the framework of the ''Aurora for Artsakh'' program. Most of the projects have been completed and some of them are in progress.

Earthquake hits Armenia-Georgia border zone

The seismological network of the Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of Armenia on Wednesday recorded a magnitude-3.3 earthquake at the Armenia-Georgia border zone, at 1:41pm local time, 14 km northeast of Bavra village of Armenia, and 10 km beneath the surface.

Biden approval drops to lowest of 7-month presidency after Taliban takeover

President Joe Biden's approval rating dropped by 7 percentage points and hit its lowest level so far as the U.S.-backed Afghan government collapsed over the weekend here in an upheaval that sent thousands of civilians and Afghan military allies fleeing for their safety, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

Hadrut resident makes her own eco-product in Yerevan

Armine Sargsyan, who has been displaced from Artsakh's Hadrut due to the recent 44-Day War unleashed by Azerbaijan, is making her own eco-product in Yerevan.

200,000 doses of Sinopharm coronavirus vaccine supplied to Armenia

200,000 doses of the Sinopharm vaccine against COVID-19 were supplied to Armenia, the healthcare minister Anahit Avanesyan said.

About 3 hectares of grass in Artsakh catches fire due to Azerbaijan shooting

At around 8:40pm on Tuesday, about 3 hectares of grass near the southwestern border of Artsakh caught fire as a result of shots fired by Azerbaijan, the Artsakh Defense Army reported.

Six new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

A total of 64 COVID-19 tests were conducted on August 17 in Artsakh.

Evacuations from Afghanistan speed up, Taliban vows peace

Planes carrying hundreds of evacuees from Kabul have arrived in the United Kingdom and Germany as Western nations stepped up evacuation efforts and the Taliban promised women’s rights, media freedom and amnesty for government officials in Afghanistan, Al Jazeera reports.

5th Army Corps of Armenian military holds drills

Drills were held at the 5th Army Corps of the Armenian Armed Forces for “perfecting the functional duties and specialized skills” of servicemembers, the defense ministry said.

EU recognized Taliban victory in Afghanistan

The European Union is ready to begin dialogue with the Taliban (outlawed in Russia) but their recognition will depend on what they do, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrel said on Tuesday, Tass informs.

US, UK leaders agree to hold online G7 summit on Afghanistan

US President Joe Biden and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed to hold an online summit of G7 leaders dedicated to the situation in Afghanistan next week in a phone conversation on Tuesday, Tass informs, citing the White House press service.

Famous German Doctor is in Artsakh

Thomas Urig, a famous German doctor with international experience, founder-owner of three Rehabilitation Centers in Mannheim, lecturer at the Medical School of Physiotherapists and Heiderberg Medical University, is in Artsakh.

Taliban suspends all flights from Kabul airport

The Taliban (outlawed in Russia) announced on Tuesday that it was temporarily suspending departure of all flights from Kabul International Airport, Tass reported.

Arayik Harutyunyan signed a number of laws

On August 17, Artsakh Republic President, Arayik Harutyunyan signed a number of laws, the Presidential Office stated.

Houses are renovated for the displaced people in Khantsk

The community of Khantsk of Askeran region, Artsakh Republic has 224 inhabitants. After the war, the residents of the village have returned.

Russia asks its shipping companies to focus on transit potential of Nagorno Karabakh

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov called on Russian automobile shipping companies to draw attention on the transit potential of Nagorno Karabakh.

The works of the students of Koghb Art School exhibited in Stepanakert Gallery

The works of the participants of the painting symposium of the Koghb Art School of Tavush are exhibited in the Stepanakert City Gallery.

Boris Johnson reiterates full support for peaceful settlement of NK conflict

Prime minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Boris Johnson sent a congratulatory message to Nikol Pashinyan on the occasion of being appointed Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.

Taliban announces ‘amnesty,’ urges women to join government

The Taliban declared an “amnesty” across Afghanistan and urged women to join its government Tuesday, trying to calm nerves across a tense capital city that only the day before saw chaos at its airport as people tried to flee their rule, The Associated Press reported.

The story of the Stepanyan family from Artsakh's Taghavard community

Due to the 44-day war unleashed by Azerbaijan, the Stepanyan family has been displaced from their homeland.

Human Rights Defender contacts international organizations over Azeri unlawful actions, killing of Armenian servicemen

The Azerbaijani authorities are acting unlawfully, in blatant violation of international norms from the very outset, and bear the responsibility for killing the 2 Armenian servicemen in Yeraskh and Gegharkunik on 16 August, i.e. violating their right to life, Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan said in a statement.

Biden defends his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

President Joe Biden said on Monday he stood "squarely behind" his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan despite searing images of chaos in Kabul that exposed the limits of U.S. power and plunged him into the worst crisis of his presidency, Reuters reported.

Six new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

Six new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Artsakh, the Artsakh Ministry of Health reports.

The first stage of accepting applications for business and charitable programs summed up

"High Technologies and Strategic Planning Center" Foundation has summed up the first stage of accepting applications for business and charitable programs, that has started since May 2021.

Presidents of US, Venezuela, Turkey, Ukraine to address UN General Assembly

Presidents of a number of countries, including Brazil, Venezuela, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Moldova, the State of Palestine, Poland, the US, Turkey, Ukraine, France and Estonia, plan to address the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, according to draft program obtained by TASS.

Lavrov, Blinken discuss situation in Afghanistan after its president’s flight

The situation in Afghanistan in light of the actual change of regime in that country was the focus of a telephone conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, the Russian foreign ministry said on Monday, Tass informs.

Stepanakert warns of Azeri attempts to undermine Armenian-Russian ties, cut off Artsakh

Artsakh slammed Azerbaijan for once again “distorting reality” over the issue of the status of Artsakh, as Baku again generated fake news.

US does not want to be responsible for its geopolitical experiments, Russian diplomat says

The US leadership has been shrugging off responsibility for its geopolitical experiments for decades, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Telegram channel on Monday, Tass informs.

"Artsakh will never be a part of Azerbaijan, forget." Artsakh State Minister responds to Aliyev

Artsakh State Minister, Artak Beglaryan, has responded to the recent statements of the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev on the Republic of Artsakh.

Dollar rises in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 492.52/$1 in Armenia on Monday; this is up by AMD 0.26 from the previous business day in the country, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Russia’s new daily coronavirus cases below 21,000 for the first time since June 29

Russia’s coronavirus cases rose by 20,765 to 6,621,601 in the past 24 hours, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Monday. The number of new daily cases fell below 21,000 for the first time since June 29, when 20,616 cases had been identified, Tass informs.

Stepanakert water crisis: President of Artsakh orders construction of new dam amid “natural disaster”

President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan convened a meeting with government officials on the Stepanakert City water supply crisis, Armenpress informs.

Armenian school students take bronze at International Geography Olympiad

The Armenian team of school students won bronze at the 17th International Geography Olympiad held from August 10 to 16, the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport reported on Monday.

Armenia FM highly appreciates Uruguay’s condemnation of Azeri aggression against Artsakh

Armenia highly appreciates Uruguay’s principled position over the Azeri-Turkish aggression against Artsakh in 2020, acting foreign minister Armen Grigoryan said at a joint press conference with his Uruguayan counterpart Francisco Bustillo.

The story of the Petrosyan family from Artsakh's Haykavan community

Due to the 44-day war, the Petrosyan family has been displaced from the homeland.

US to increase its troop presence at Kabul airport to 6,000

The United States has said that it would deploy as many as 6,000 of its troops at Kabul airport to ensure safe departure of its citizens and those from its friends and allies from Afghanistan which has now been taken over by the Taliban, in a sudden and unprecedented collapse of the elected regime led by President Ashraf Ghani, The Economic Times reported.

Armenian serviceman shot dead by Azeri sniper fire from Nakhijevan

On Monday morning, the units of the Azerbaijani armed forces resorts to provocation also toward the Yeraskh village section of the Nakhichevan direction of the Armenia-Azerbaijan border, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reports.

A resident of the Artsakh village of Khnushinak opened his own production in the yard of his house

Sergey Ohanyan, a resident of the village of Khnushinak of Artsakh’s Martuni region, has been producing dried fruit with his family for five years.

“Artsakh of Life". Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan

Within the framework of the “Artsakh of Life" project, "Artsakhpress" interviewed the Primate of the Artsakh Diocese, His Grace Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan.

An event dedicated to Hadrut Day held in Stepanakert

On August 16, on the initiative of the Hadrut Art School, a memorial evening, dedicated to the Revival Day of Artsakh’s Hadrut town and the establishment of the First Defense Region, was organized in the yard of the Charles Aznavour Culture Center.

Congressman Pallone calls on US State Dept. to “use every tool available” to stop Aliyev’s aggression against Armenia

US Congressman Frank Pallone called on the State Department to “use every tool available” to stop Azeri president Ilham Aliyev’s aggression against Armenia.

Taliban now controls all districts of Kabul

The radical Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) has gained control over the entire territory of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said on Sunday, Tass informs.

Azeri troops open fire at Armenian village

The Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan says he received reports early Sunday morning that the Azerbaijani military have opened gunfire in the direction of Aravus village in Syunik province.

Germany declares US, Turkey, Israel as high-risk COVID areas

The German government has upgraded Israel, Turkey, and the United States to having a high COVID-19 risk, triggering a minimum five-day quarantine requirement for those who are unvaccinated, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said on Friday, Reuters reported.

A resident of Moscow, originally from Artsakh, organized comics creation course in Stepanakert

Anahit Baghdasaryan who is originally from Artsakh but now lives in Moscow, organized a comics creation course in Stepanakert on August 1-13.

The story of the Astoyan family from Artsakh's Jivani village

Due to the 44-day war, most of the population of Artsakh was forced to leave their homeland, settling in the settlements of Artsakh, which are under our control. One of these families is the Astoyan family. They have been displaced from the Jivani community of Artsakh’s Martuni region. Today, the family lives in the basement of one of the residential buildings in Stepanakert.

Azerbaijan troops opened fire on Armenia positions in Gegharkunik Province

From 10pm to 10:40pm on Friday, the units from the Azerbaijani armed forces opened fire with firearms of various calibers on the Armenian positions located in the Gegharkunik Province section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia informed.

Russia to maintain foreign policy course after parliamentary election — Lavrov

Moscow will continue to pursue a foreign policy aimed at creating external conditions for domestic development after September’s election to the State Duma (the lower house of parliament), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday at a meeting with civil society members at the Sambek Heights Museum Complex dedicated to the Great Patriotic War, Tass informs.

Azeri attempts to drive Armenians out of Artsakh are doomed to failure, Davit Babayan

The military-political situation in Artsakh, despite being very unique on one hand, is generally calm, according to Artsakh’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Davit Babayan.

Russia’s COVID-19 tally rises by over 22,200,

Russia confirmed 22,277 COVID-19 cases over the past day, bringing the total caseload to 6,557,068, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Friday, Tass reports.

Azerbaijan’s former ambassador barred from entering Russia for 50 years

The Russian Interior Ministry has barred former ambassador of Azerbaijan to Belarus, Moldova and Pakistan Isfandiyar Vahabzade from entering Russia for 50 years after statements about the Russian people, the ministry’s press center told TASS.

Artsakh NA Speaker receives President of the Engineering Academy of the Republic of Armenia

On August 13, the President of the National Assembly of the Republic of Artsakh, Artur Tovmasyan received the President of the Engineering Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Vice-President of the International Engineering Academy, Honored Architect of the Russian Federation, Academician of the Engineering Academy of the Republic of Armenia, Sergey Minasyan.

Almost 3 million people in Japan instructed to evacuate due to heavy rains

Japanese authorities have issued evacuation instructions for around 2.99 million people due to heavy downpours which caused the threat of landslides and flash floods, the NHK TV channel reported on Friday, Tass informs.

German Chancellor to visit Moscow on August 20, Kiev on August 22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Moscow on August 20, the details of the visit have not yet been announced, German Government Spokesman Steffen Seibert said at a briefing in Berlin on Friday, Tass informs.

Severe flooding and mudslides in northern Turkey leave at least 27 dead

Turkish authorities said on Friday the death toll from the severe floods and mudslides that struck the north of the country has risen to 27. One other person is reported missing, Euronews reports.

Artsakh denies Azerbaijan’s accusations on violating ceasefire

The Artsakh Defense Army has denied the statement disseminated by the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan that at around 2:30am on Friday, Artsakh army units allegedly opened fire on the Azerbaijani positions located in Yukhari Veysal and Sghnakh villages, as well as nearby Shushi city.

Russia eyes organization of 2036 Summer Olympic Games — Lavrov

Russia eyes a possibility of organizing the 2036 Summer Olympic Games and several cities have already prepared their bids, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Friday, Tass informs.

Two new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

Two new cases of the coronavirus were confirmed in Artsakh, the Artsakh Ministry of Health reports.

The school of the Nakhichevanik community needs renovation

The Nakhichevanik village of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 257 inhabitants. After the war, all the residents have returned to the village.

Number of people injured in central Russia bus explosion rises to 18 — authorities

The number of people who were injured in the recent bus explosion in Russia’s Voronezh has climbed to 18, Voronezh Region Governor Alexander Gusev reported via his Telegram channel, Tass informs.

Russian peacekeepers donate about 40 liters of blood for patients in Nagorno-Karabakh

Servicemen of the Russian peacekeeping contingent donated about 40 liters of blood for citizens who are being treated in hospitals and living near the demarcation line in remote areas of Nagorno-Karabakh, the Russian Defense Ministry informs.

Taliban capture Kandahar, Afghanistan's second largest city

The Taliban have captured Afghanistan's second largest city, Kandahar, in what is a crushing blow for the government and a major win for the militants, BBC informs.

Russia’s defense chief arrives in China to observe joint strategic drills

Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu arrived in China on a working visit to observe the active phase of the Sibu/Interaction-2021 joint Russian-Chinese operational and strategic drills.

18 passengers rescued after British boat sinks off Greece

A British tourist ship has sank off the coast of Greece. The passenger vessel has sunk off a Greek island, according to media reports. A rescue operation has been launched as the search for 17 passengers begins. Emergency services have been scrambled to the scene. A 30 metre yacht sank after sending out a danger signal, according to reports.

“Arevik" Medical Association equipped with a mobile X-ray unit “Rafale DR’’

Thanks to the efforts of the Armenian General Benevolent Union and thanks to the donation of AGBU Central Board member Dr. Levon Nazarian and his wife, Claudia Nazaryan, Stepanakert’s “Arevik” Children's Medical Association has been equipped with a mobile X-ray unit “Rafale DR”.

Pediatric neurologists from Armenia conduct free examinations and consultations in Stepanakert

Pediatric neurologists Anaida Arsenyan and Mane Tadevosyan who arrived in Artsakh from Armenia, will conduct free examinations and consultations at “Arevik” Children's Medical Association from August 9-13.

Azerbaijani armed forces attempt to breach Artsakh line of contact

Azerbaijani military units attempted to breach the line of contact into Artsakh from the western direction during the night of August 12, the Ministry of Defense of Artsakh said.

Two of the injured in Artsakh cluster bomb explosion still in critical, moderate condition

The condition of the two of the three persons injured in Wednesday’s cluster bomb explosion—according to preliminary information—in Nor Shen village of Martuni region of Artsakh remains the same: critical, and moderate.

European women’s chess championship: Armenia’s Danielian beats Azerbaijan opponents, is among current leaders

Grandmaster (GM) Elina Danielian (Armenia) defeated Khanum Baladzhaeva (Azerbaijan) in the third round of the European Individual Women’s Chess Championship 2021 in Romania, news.am informs.

Famous singer's song "My Hadrut" premiered

On the eve of Hadrut Day (on August 15) Sar Sargsyan, an Armenain singer whose roots come from Hadrut, has presented his new vocal composition "My Hadrut".

Mi-8 helicopter with 16 people on board made hard landing in Kamchatka

A Mi-8 helicopter with 13 tourists and three crew members on board has made a hard landing in Kamchatka, the helicopter of the Disaster Medicine Center is heading to the crash site of a tourist helicopter, the press service of the Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) in Kamchatka reported on Thursday, Tass informs.

No bodies found during search operations in Artsakh's Mataghis-Talish direction

Artsakh search and rescue squads found no bodies during their operations in the Azerbaijani-occupied Mtaghis-Talish directions in Artsak, the Artsakh State Service of Emergency Situations informs.

Artsakh President signed a number of decrees

Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan signed a number of decrees, the Presidential Office stated.

Renovation of the main building of the Artsakh State University being completed

The renovation and interior decoration works of the main building of the Artsakh State University are being completed.

Apartments for displaced people are being built in Stepanakert

The former building of Stepanakert school number 6 will be re-profiled as a residential building. It will be provided to 30 families displaced from Shushi and Hadrut.

Foreign Minister of Artsakh had an online meeting with Foreign Minister of South Ossetia

On August 12, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan had an online meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of South Ossetia - the State of Alania Dmitry Medoev, the press service of the Artsakh MFA stated.

Dubai airport targets 56 million passengers next year, CEO says

Dubai's state airport operator is forecasting 56 million passengers to pass through Dubai International next year, double its target for this year though still below pre-pandemic levels, Reuters reported.

US ready to hold consultations with OPEC on increasing oil production

The United States plans to hold long-term consultations with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to increase global oil production in the fight against rising world oil prices, as news.am informs, White House spokesperson Jen Psaki stated about this during Wednesday’s press briefing.

WHO says legal procedures underway for Russia’s Sputnik V

Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine is currently going through legal procedures to secure an approval of the World Health Organization (WHO), WHO Assistant Director General Mariangela Simao told a briefing on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Azerbaijani forces open fire at Armenian positions in Yeraskh border section

On August 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., once again, the troops of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces made another provocation by opening fire at Armenian military posts located in the Yeraskh section of the Armenian-Azerbaijani border with rifles of various calibers, as reported the Ministry of Defense of Armenia.

53 families resettled in Artsakh's Khnatsakh. The village continues to live

The Khnatsakh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 860 inhabitants. After the war, the residents have returned to the village.

Harut Sassounian: Greek Foreign Minister makes excuses for Ambassador’s propaganda tour of Shushi

The Armenian National Committee of Greece sent a letter to the Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias complaining about the Greek Ambassador’s propaganda tour of occupied Shushi, orchestrated by the government of Azerbaijan. The Foreign Minister responded by making lame excuses for the Ambassador’s appalling behavior.

Dollar gains value in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 491.07/$1 in Armenia on Wednesday; this is up by AMD 0.43 from Tuesday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia, news.am informs.

Azerbaijan MOD blackmails Russian peacekeepers in Karabakh

The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan continues to misinform its own population and the international community about the situation around Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

We call on our compatriots not to succumb to the provocations of the enemy. Artsakh FM

On August 11, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry has issued a statement, considerably distorting the real situation.

Russia reports over 21,500 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia confirmed 21,571 COVID-19 cases over the past day, and the total case tally hit 6,512,859, Tass informs.

Russia ready to help Armenia modernize armed forces, says defense chief

The Russian Defense Ministry is ready to assist Armenia in modernizing and reforming its armed forces, Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Wednesday, welcoming Arshak Karapetyan in the capacity of the Armenian defense chief in Moscow on Wednesday, Tass informs.

Azerbaijani servicemen conduct shootings also when they are intoxicated. Ombudsman regularly receives alarming-calls from Gegharkunik and Syunik

Human Rights Defender Arman Tatoyan is receiving reports from villages in Gegharkunik and Syunik saying that Azerbaijani troops deployed nearby the Armenian villages are firing their weapons while intoxicated.

Search for remains of fallen Armenian soldiers continues in Artsakh

The search operations to find casualties of the 2020 war and those missing in action will continue in Mataghis-Talish directions on Wednesday, Artsakh’s State Service of Emergency Situations reported.

Cluster bomb explodes in Artsakh, injuring 2 sappers

Three de-miners of the Humanitarian Center for Demining were wounded when an unexploded ordnance – according to preliminary information a cluster bomb – exploded during engineering-reconnaissance works in Nor Shen, Martuni in Artsakh.

There is a change in the enemy's tactics. Military expert

Between 8:29am and 8:58am on Wednesday, Azerbaijan used combat drones in the direction of the positions of the Artsakh Defense Army.

53 families resettled in Artsakh's Khnatsakh. The village continues to live

The Khnatsakh community of Artsakh’s Askeran region has 860 inhabitants. After the war, the residents have returned to the village.

Infographic: Who controls what in Afghanistan

Since the US and NATO forces announced their withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of presence, the Taliban has moved swiftly, capturing a large part of the country’s territory, Aljazeera writes.

Russian peacekeeping forces investigate circumstances of August 9 “shootout” near Shushi

The Russian peacekeeping command in Nagorno Karabakh launched an investigation into the August 9 Azerbaijani ceasefire violation near Shushi, when a firefight took place between Artsakh Defense Army troops and the Azeri military.

Defense Army: Azerbaijan used combat drones in direction of Artsakh military positions

Between 8:29am and 8:58am on Wednesday, Azerbaijan used combat drones in the direction of the positions of the Artsakh Defense Army, the Defense Army said.

Russia defense minister: CSTO must be prepared for possible infiltration of Taliban

Afghanistan's border with Uzbekistan and Tajikistan is controlled by the Taliban, the CSTO must be ready for the possible infiltration of terrorists, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, news.am informs, citing RIA Novosti.

Russia will maintain lasting peacekeeping presence in Artsakh, says military expert Vladimir Evseev

Head of the CIS Institute Department of Eurasian Integration and SCO Development, military expert Vladimir Evseev believes that Russia will not leave Artsakh after the 5-year term envisaged in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement ends.

Algeria forest fires: Dozens killed in Kabylie region

At least 25 Algerian soldiers and 17 civilians have been killed in wildfires to the east of the capital Algiers, the country's prime minister has said.

Russia’s Il-76 plane lands in Athens to help extinguish wildfires

Russia’s Il-76 plane arrived to Athens International Airport on Tuesday evening to assist in the anti-wildfire effort in Greece, a TASS correspondent reported from the airport, Tass informs.

David Babayan had a telephone conversation with Armen Grigoryan

On August 10, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan had a telephone conversation with Аcting Foreign Minister of the Republic of Armenia Armen Grigoryan, the press service of the Artsakh MFA stated.

Russia reports less than 22,000 daily COVID-19 cases for the first time since June 30

Russia confirmed 21,378 COVID-19 cases over the past day, and the total case tally reached 6,491,288, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Tuesday, Tass informs.

CSTO Secretary General visits Yerablur military cemetery in Yerevan

Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Stanislav Zas visited the Yerablur military cemetery in Yerevan.

Russian Army to receive 20 latest Armata tanks by yearend

The Russian Army will receive 20 latest T-14 ‘Armata’ tanks by the end of this year, Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said on Tuesday.

Lukashenko is awarded Friend of Azerbaijan gold medal

President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko has been awarded the Gold Medal of Friend of Azerbaijan, as news.am informs, the award was established by the international magazine My Azerbaijan.

Artsakh Ombudsman: Azerbaijan positions’ presence near some Martuni region communities poses serious problems

During the meetings with the community heads and residents of Berdashen, Ashan, Nor Shen, Hatsi, Avdur, Myurishen communities of Martuni region, I got acquainted with the situation of human rights protection, the opportunities for the realization of rights, and the existing problems, Artsakh Human Rights Ombudsman Gegham Stepanyan wrote this on Facebook.

Greece turns to Russia for help with wildfires

Firefighters and residents battled a massive forest fire on Greece’s second largest island for a seventh day Monday, fighting to save what they can from flames that have decimated vast tracts of pristine forest, destroyed homes and businesses and sent thousands fleeing, The Associated Press reported.

Russia MFA: Moscow will build relations with US on basis of Washington's steps

Russia will build relations with the United States on the basis of Washington's steps. The statement came from Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, TASS reported.

Incidents at Armenia-Azerbaijan border pose threat to security of CSTO member Armenia – Secretary General Zas

The Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas says he believes that the opportunities for resolving the Armenian-Azerbaijani border conflict politically aren’t exhausted and it is necessary to continue working in this direction in the Armenia-Azerbaijan-Russia format.

Artsakh President, Catholicos Aram I, hold phone conversation

On August 10, Artsakh Republic President Arayik Harutyunyan had a telephone conversation with Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, Aram I.

Preparations for the "Extended Day School" Program completed

Renovation and furnishing of classrooms designed for the "Extended Day School " program in the Maghavuz community of Artsakh’s Martakert region is being completed.

Taghavard provided with round-the-clock water supply

The construction of a new water line for the Taghavard community of Artsakh’s Martuni region has been completed.

Italian police seize envelope with bullets sent to Pope

An envelope addressed to Pope Francis containing three pistol bullets has been seized in a mail sorting facility close to the northern Italian city of Milan, police said on Monday, according to Reuters report.

Five new cases of coronavirus reported in Artsakh

As of August 10, five new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Artsakh, the Artsakh Ministry of Health informs.

Azerbaijan violates Artsakh ceasefire, shells Armenian positions

Between 4pm and 10pm on Monday, the adversary violated the ceasefire in the southwestern part (Shosh-Mkhitarashen) of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), the Defense Army of Artsakh said.

The results of the student summer camp of the Artsakh State University summed up

The student summer camp of the Artsakh State University, which started on August 1 in the territory of Patara village, was summed up.

US moves to mandate Covid-19 vaccine for active duty military members

US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is moving to have all active duty members of the US military vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus, he said in a memo released Monday, CNN reported.

Congressman Adam Schiff reiterates need to cut US military support to Azerbaijan over threats to Armenians

United States Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has expressed concern by the continued dangers to the Armenian people after Azerbaijan and Turkey made war on the people of Artsakh, and Azerbaijan has continued to threaten and attack Armenia.

Greece fires: PM apologises as blazes rage on Evia island

Greece's prime minister has apologised for failures in tackling the wildfires tearing across the country.

Biden expands US sanctions against Belarus — White House

US President Joe Biden signed an executive order on Monday that expands sanctions introduced earlier by the US administration against Belarus. The relevant document and the letter of the head of states to Congress leaders were released by the White House, Tass informs.

Armenia defense minister heads for Russia on working visit

Minister of Defense Arshak Karapetyan has left for Russia on a visit at the invitation of Russian Minister of Defense Sergey Shoigu, the Ministry of Defense of Armenia reports.

At least 51 killed in Mali village raids

At least 51 people were killed when Islamist militants raided three villages in central Mali near the border with Niger, Reuters reported citing a local official.

Arayik Harutyunyan received the representatives of the "Javakhk supports the Armenians" charity foundation

On August 9 President of the Artsakh Republic Arayik Harutyunyan received the representatives of the "Javakhk supports the Armenians" charity foundation, the Presidential Office stated.

Kochoghot Needs a Kindergarten. Community Head Introduces Daily Life and Problems

All the residents of the Kochoghot community of Artsakh’s Martakert region have returned to the village after the war.

“Unity between twin Armenian states is fundamental value” – Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan to Artsakh counterpart

Speaker of Parliament Alen Simonyan held a meeting with visiting Speaker of Parliament of Artsakh Artur Tovmasyan.

More than 2,000 people evacuated from Greece island due to wildfires

Wildfires are continuing to rip through the Greek island of Evia, prompting residents to flee to safety by sea, BBC reported.

Georgia reports 2,236 new cases of coronavirus, 3,146 recoveries, 44 deaths

Georgia reported 2,236 new cases of coronavirus earlier today. Currently 40,233 individuals remain infected with Covid-19 in the country, Agenda.ge reported.

President appoints new commander of 2nd Army Corps

President Armen Sarkissian signed a decree appointing Vahram Grigoryan to serve as the new commander of the 2nd Army Corps of the Armenian Armed Forces.

Events will be organized for young people displaced from Artsakh

On the initiative of the cultural and youth center "Dizak Art", a series of events will be organized for young people displaced from Artsakh.

Russia reports over 22,100 daily COVID-19 cases

Russia confirmed 22,160 COVID-19 cases over the past day, and the total caseload hit 6,469,910, the anti-coronavirus crisis center told reporters on Monday, Tass informs.

The hotline of the Artsakh President’s Office received 346 calls over last week

On August 2-6, the hotline staff of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President received 346 calls, the Presidential Office stated.

Russian FM, Azeri counterpart discuss ways to normalize situation at Armenian-Azeri border

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov held a phone conversation with his Azerbaijani counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov to discuss the ways of normalizing the situation at the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, the Russian foreign ministry said in a news release.

Byurakan Observatory invites visitors to witness Perseid meteor shower

On August 12,13 from 20:00, at the Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory visitors can be the witness of a very beautiful celestial phenomenon, Perseid meteor shower, or as many call it the shooting stars.

Armenia acting FM, CSTO Secretary General discuss Karabakh conflict

Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Armen Grigoryan on Monday received Secretary General Stanislav Zas of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

Armenia Security Council head, CSTO chief confer on situation at Azerbaijan border

The head of the Security Council, Hayk Petrosyan, on Monday met with Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Secretary General Stanislav Zas, who is on a working visit to Armenia, news.am informs.

The Training Course for the Specialists of Extended Day School Program Launched in Stepanakert

On August 9, the training course for the specialists involved in the extended day school program adopted by the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Artsakh, has started in Stepanakert.

US continues to support Afghanistan forces with "defensive air strikes"

The US mission in Afghanistan remains the safe and orderly withdrawal of US troops per President Biden’s directive, as news.am informs, this was noted in a statement issued by the Pentagon.

"Artsakh of Life". Mane Tandilyan

Within the framework of the "Artsakh of Life" project, “Artsakhpress” interviewed the Minister of Labor, Social Affairs and Migration of the Republic of Artsakh, Mane Tandilyan.

CSTO Secretary-General arrives in Armenia

The Secretary-General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) Stanislav Zas has arrived in Armenia, the organization reported.

Pilot killed in plane crash in Latvia

A private plane en route from Lithuania to Latvia crashed in the vicinity of Cesis. The pilot died in the crash, and the passenger was injured and hospitalized, news.am informs.

NASA proposes volunteers to spend 1 year in ‘Martian habitat’

NASA is looking for applicants to spend a whole year pretending they live on Mars, news.am informs, citing Business Insider.

Eurowings starts Armenia flights

Eurowings airline is launching a new direct connection and will fly its passengers from Cologne/Bonn to the Armenian capital Yerevan for the first time.

Azatouhi Simonyan Visited Central Office of the Armenian Educational Institution in the United States

Advisor to the President of the Republic of Artsakh on Diaspora Affairs, Azatouhi Simonyan, visited the central office of the Armenian Educational Institution in the United States.