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First Armenian President discusses with Russian Ambassador issue of returning POWs

First President of Armenia Levon Ter-Petrosyan hosted in his house Ambassador of Russia to Armenia Sergey Kopirkin, reports Arman Musinyan, the spokesperson of Levon Ter-Petrosyan, wrote on his Facebook page.

Stable operational situation with no incidents reported along Armenian-Azerbaijani border

A stable operational situation with no incidents has been maintained along the Armenian-Azerbaijani line of contact of the Armenian state border overnight January 24-25, the Defense Ministry of Armenia reports.

Unknown men throw stones at Armenian trucks in Georgia: criminal case launched

Unknown men have thrown stones at the Armenian trucks near Georgia’s Kvemo Ponichala neighborhood on January 25 at midnight. They broke the front and side windows of some trucks and left the scene, the Armenian Embassy in Georgia said in a statement.

Russian, Iranian FMs to discuss situation around Nagorno Karabakh

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif will discuss the situation around Nagorno Karabakh, the Russian foreign ministry reports.

Armenian MP staging protest outside PACE session to raise the issue of Armenian prisoners

Member of the Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Edmon Marukyan staged a protest in front of the doors to PACE session hall, as the Assembly started its winter session on Monday in Strasbourg. Marukyan held a poster reading "Freedom to Armenian prisoners held in Azerbaijan."

Azerbaijan will try to prolong legal procedures over POWs with domestic means – Armenian lawyer

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) gave a priority to the investigation of cases relating to the Armenian prisoners of war who are currently in Azerbaijan, therefore, these cases must be investigated in a shorter period of time.

Iranian FM meets with Azerbaijan’s President and Foreign Minister in Baku

Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif has arrived in Baku as part of his regional visit, the Azerbaijani media report.

Scotland’s leader vows to push for second independence vote

Scotland’s leader said Sunday that she intends to hold a “legal referendum” on independence from the U.K. if she wins Scottish elections scheduled for May.

Artsakh’s police force, emergency situations service merged into Internal Affairs Ministry

President Arayik Harutyunyan has signed a decree on making an addition and amendments to the presidential decree on the structure of the government of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh).

France, Czech Rep., Poland favor extending sanctions on Russia

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has called the arrest of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny a bad signal. He is impressed by the "success of the protests" in Russia. The French FM believes that the sanctions against Russia should be "really implemented", news.am reports, citing Kommersant.

UNICEF supports children with disabilities from Artsakh

For parents of children with disabilities, accessing support services is crucial. But in times of unrest, such services can be disrupted. In Armenia, Source Foundation, with UNICEF support, is offering the chance for children with disabilities from Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) to access vital rehabilitation and care services, as well as offering their carers psychosocial support and learning opportunities, UNICEF Armenia reports.

Armenia SC Secretary congratulates Jake Sullivan on appointment as Biden’s National Security Advisor

Secretary of the Security Council of Armenia Armen Grigoryan sent a congratulatory letter to Jake Sullivan on his appointment as National Security Advisor to the President of the United States of America, Mr. Grigoryan’s Office informs.

Trump spends his first weekend as ex-president playing golf at his West Palm Beach club after date is set for his impeachment trial

Donald Trump spent his first weekend as the former president of the United States indulging in his favorite pastime, and at one point, waving at a crowd of supporters as they welcomed him back to his second home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Artsakh emergency service: 2 more dead bodies found during search operations

2 more bodies have been found during the search operations on January 24, the State Emergency Service of Artsakh said, adding that according to the preliminary data one of them is a civilian found in the territory of Tumi village in Hadrut region.

Human Rights Defender of Armenia provides further evidence of deeply-rooted hatred towards Armenians in Azerbaijan

Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia Arman Tatoyan has provided further evidence of deeply-rooted hatred and enmity towards Armenians in Azerbaijan.

Artsakh’s President receives delegation led by High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia

President of Artsakh Arayik Harutyunyan received on January 23 the delegation led by the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs of Armenia Zareh Sinanyan, informed the press service of the Artsakh President’s Office.

Candidate for U.S. State Secretarya reaffirms Biden's promise over Armenian Genocide

President Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, confirmed that the incoming Administration will consult with Congress on the wording of its April 24th statement, reports the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Twitter bans suspect Iran account after post threatening Trump

Twitter said Friday it has permanently banned an account that some in Iran believe is linked to the office of the country’s supreme leader after a posting that seemed to threaten former President Donald Trump, The Associated Press reports.

Trump's impeachment trial in US Senate to begin week of Feb. 8

Former US President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate will begin the week of February 8.

Artsakh emergency service: Bodies of 5 more fallen servicemen found during search operations

During the search operations in the directions of the Fizuli-Mataghis-Hadrut-Jabrayil regions, the bodies of five more fallen servicemen were found in Fizuli. Hunan Tadevosyan, head of the information and public relations department of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) State Service for Emergency Situations, informed .