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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 21-22, the Defense Ministry of Armenia reports.

Tokyo 2020: Organizers hopeful vaccine rollout will allow Games to go ahead

Olympic organisers hope the Covid-19 vaccine will mean the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games can take place in July - despite a newspaper report on Friday casting doubt on their going ahead, BBC Sport reports.

Georgia to lift ban on international flights on Feb. 1

Georgia will lift a ban on international flights, imposed last March as an anti-pandemic measure, in 10 days’ time, authorities said on Friday, Reuters reports.

Biden seeks extension of New START arms treaty with Russia

U.S. President Joe Biden will seek a five-year extension to the New START arms control treaty with Russia, the White House said on Thursday, in one of the first major foreign policy decisions of the new administration ahead of the treaty’s expiration in early February, Reuters reported.

More than 50,000 refugees returned to Artsakh from Armenia

Russian peacekeepers in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) escort convoys of local residents and refugees every day, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Russian reinforcements and heavy equipment head to Turkish frontlines in northeast Syria

The Russian Armed Forces sent more reinforcements and heavy military equipment to the Al-Qamishli Airport this week, as they strengthen their presence east of the Euphrates River, reports.

Artak Beglaryan discussed a number of humanitarian programs with Head of the ICRC Artsakh mission

On 21 January, Artak Beglaryan, Chief of Staff of the Artsakh Republic President received Head of the Stepanakert Office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Mission Bertrand Lamon.

Armenian MFA spokeswoman comments on statement of Turkish FM

Armenian foreign ministry spokeswoman Anna Naghdalyan has commented on the statement of Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu according to which “if the peace is lasting, Turkey and Azerbaijan are ready to undertake steps aimed at normalizing relations with Armenia”.

Armenia ombudsman appeals to European organizations’ heads on illegitimacy of border demarcation process

Today I addressed the OSCE Chairman-in-Office, the UN and the CoE Secretary Generals, the UN and the CoE Commissioners for Human Rights, the PACE and the OSCE PA Presidents, the ECHR President, the PACE Co-Rapporteurs on Azerbaijan and Armenia, as well as other partners, including several ombudspersons and their associations with questions on the illegitimacy of the process of determining Armenia's state borders and gross human rights violations, the Human Rights Defender (Ombudsman) of Armenia, Arman Tatoyan, on Friday wrote this on Facebook.

Political solution on NK status essential for securing regional peace – US Ambassador to Armenia

Lynne M. Tracy, U.S. Ambassador to Armenia has published an article titled “Democracy is Precious” where she says that the United States “renews its commitment to partnering with the Armenian people, Government, civil society, media, and the private sector to support the aspirations of the Armenian people who voiced their choice for meaningful, tangible reforms to strengthen the institutions of Armenia’s democratic institutions and for a more prosperous future”.

8 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

8 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Artsakh in the past 24 hours.

Artsakh emergency service: 4 more dead bodies found, 3 of which are civilians

As a result of search and rescue operations yesterday, four more dead bodies were found, three of which are civilians. Hunan Tadevosyan, head of the information and public relations department of the Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) State Service for Emergency Situations, said.

European Parliament condemned Azeri war crimes and called for accountability – FM spox

Armenia attaches great importance to the fact that the European Parliament condemned that Turkey transferred foreign terrorist fighters from Syria and elsewhere to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone.

Armenian delegation to PACE plans to present Azeri war crimes, PoW situation in France

The Armenian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will raise the issues of the Azeri war crimes in the 2020 Artsakh war, and the Armenian prisoners of war whom Azerbaijan is refusing to repatriate long after hostilities ended.

Secretary of State-Designate Antony Blinken testifies in support of renewed US leadership to strengthen Armenia’s security and resilience

US President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of State, Antony Blinken – in written responses submitted following his confirmation hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – expressed support for US funding to meet the security needs of Armenia and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in and around Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh), reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Oxford scientists preparing to design new versions of COVID vaccine

The team behind the Oxford vaccine is preparing to design new versions of its jab in response to the different coronavirus variants that have emerged in the UK and elsewhere, The Independent informs.

9 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Artsakh

9 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Artsakh in the past 24 hours.

307 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Armenia

307 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Armenia in the past one day, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 165,528, the ministry of healthcare said today.

Joe Biden is sworn in as 46th president of United States

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. became the 46th US president on Wednesday, completing the most daunting power transfer in recent American history, CNBC reports.

Visits of European lawmakers to Artsakh will continue: EAFJD presents upcoming initiatives

The issue of Artsakh will be a priority in the activities of the European Armenian Federation for Justice and Democracy (EAFJD) in 2021.