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Pompeo says Trump ‘fully prepared’ to take military action against Turkey if necessary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump is "fully prepared" to take military actions against Turkey in Syria if necessary, Business Insider reports.

Japan's emperor ascends throne in ancient ritual

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony.

Croatia ratifies EU-Armenia agreement

The Croatian parliament on Friday ratified the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the European Union and Armenia.

German defense minister floats 'security zone' along Syria-Turkish border

An internationally controlled zone inside northern Syria on its border with Turkey has been floated by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. It follows Turkey's bid to evict Kurdish fighters and resettle refugees.

Armenian FM meets with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas in London

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on October 21 met with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Christopher Pincher on the sidelines of his working visit in London, the Armenian MFA stated.

Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has “utterly failed,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarizing her conservative camp, Reuters reported.

President Sarkissian extends condolences over death of painter Henry Elibekyan

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian extended condolences over the death of famous painter, sculptor, Honorary Worker of Art of Armenia Henry Elibekyan, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia’s delegation led by defense minister departs for China

The delegation led by Defense Minister of Armenia Davit Tonoyan departed for China to take part in the 9th Beijing Xiangshan Forum on international security from October 21 to 23.

Armenian President sends condolence letter to Russian counterpart

The President of Armenia, Armen Sarkissian, on Monday sent a letter of condolences to Russian President Vladimir Putin on the tragic incident in Krasnoyarsk region where a dam has collapsed killing several people.

Armenian FM to pay working visit to UK

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan will pay a working visit to the United Kingdom on October 21-22, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan said on Facebook.

The most effective firefighter in U.S. Smokey Bear to visit Armenia

Smokey Bear, the face of the longest-running public service announcement campaign in United States history, travels to Armenia next week as part of his first-ever trip abroad, continuing his legacy of bringing awareness to unwanted, human-caused fires, the U.S. Embassy in Armenia informs.

OSCE to conduct ceasefire monitoring on Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact

On October 22, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission will conduct a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the south-east of Akna, the Artsakh foreign ministry stated.

Bolivian president frontrunner in election, heads for runoff

Bolivian President Evo Morales is leading in the first round of presidential elections but is likely to fail to rack up enough votes to secure victory straight away, Bolivia’s Plurinational Electoral Organ published the election breakdown with 83% of the votes counted, reports TASS.

"Artsakhpress" in the film "Gates to Heaven". Premiere of the film took place in Stepanakert

Film director of Artsakh descent, Jivan Avetisyan's film “Gate to Heaven” premiered in Stepanakert.

Third Pomegranate Festival Held in Martuni

On October 19, the third pomegranate festival was held in Martuni, Artsakh Republic.

Artsakh MOD: Azerbaijan violates ceasefire over 150 times

During the period from October 13 to 19 the Azerbaijani armed forces violated the ceasefire regime in the Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact more than 150 times by firing over 1100 shots from various caliber weapons at the Armenian positions, the defense ministry of Artsakh reported.

Armen Sarkissian sends congratulatory message on Yerevan Day

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian sends congratulatory message on Yerevan Day.

Trump calls NASA astronauts to congratulate them on first all-female spacewalk

"You're right now on television all over the world so don't get nervous," President Donald Trump told two female NASA astronauts for conducting the first-ever all-female spacewalk Friday in a mission to replace a failed power control unit, USA Today reports.

Mortar attack on Afghan mosque kills 20 during prayers

An Afghan official says at least 20 people have been killed during Friday prayers when a mortar fired by insurgents blasted through the roof of a mosque, AP reported.

Gravestones with Armenian, Georgian inscriptions discovered in Tbilisi

Gravestones with Armenian and Georgian inscriptions were found during the restoration of the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi last week, Jnews reported.