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Armenia has new economy minister

By the decree of President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian Tigran Khachatryan has been relieved of post of Minister of Economy of Armenia, and Vahan Kerobyan has been appointed to that post.

2 Lebanese-Armenian repatriates go missing in Artsakh AFTER ceasefire, presumed kidnapped by Azeris

Two Lebanese-Armenians, a man and a woman, have gone missing in Artsakh after the armistice was declared, the High Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs Zareh Sinanyan told ARMENPRESS.

Numerous historical-cultural monuments destroyed, damaged or desecrated by Azeri armed forces

The military and political leadership of the Republic of Azerbaijan, violating tripartite agreement entered into force on May 12, 1994, the sanction approved by the UN General Assembly Resolution XXIX on aggressive military actions, the Geneva Convention for the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, as well as the application of customary international humanitarian law by using prohibited means and methods in time of war, by motives of national hatred, by putting at danger lives of many, by illegally killing two or more people, civilian persons of the peaceful settlements of the Republic of Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh, deliberately targeting with attacks, intentionally exploding property, humanitarian and cultural objects, the Office of the Prosecutor General of Armenia reports.

Aurora announces international fundraising campaign for people of Artsakh

The global Aurora Humanitarian Initiative continues to provide direct assistance to the people of Artsakh affected by the war who are now in Artsakh and Armenia, the IdeA Foundation told Armenpress.

Greece and UAE signed mutal Defense Pact

Greece and the United Arab Emirates agreed on a mutual defense treaty that calls for each to help the other in case of an attack, Turkey believed the target of the deal, The National Herald reports.

Trump pardons former national security adviser Michael Flynn

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he had granted a "full pardon" to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who twice pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, NBC News reported.

Quake hits Georgia-Armenia border zone

The Seismological Network of the Seismic Protection Regional Service says it detected a magnitude 2,4 earthquake at the Georgia-Armenia border zone, 16km south-west from the town of Dmanisi at 04:45 local time November 26.

British Spectator: Erdogan's muscular adventurism includes Nagorno-Karabakh

The UAE is acting on Saudi, Omani, Egyptian, Greek and French interests to take on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is increasingly turning Turkey into a "neo-Ottoman" threat, journalist Jake Wallis Simons wrote in British Spectator.

Catholicos of All Armenians welcomes French Senate’s adoption of resolution to recognize Artsakh

His Holiness Garegin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, welcomes the adoption of the resolution by the Senate of France on the necessity to recognize the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), His Holiness Garegin II said on social media.

Stepanakert City public transport restored

Public transport and road traffic, as well as power and water supply is restored in Stepanakert City, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.

Artsakh authorities continue searching for bodies of killed troops in Martuni, Martakert

The State Service of Emergency Situations of Artsakh continues search operations of bodies of killed servicemen in the Martuni and Martakert regions, as well as in the Mataghis-Talish directions, the agency’s spokesperson Hunan Tadevosyan told ARMENPRESS.

Trump administration drafts sanctions against Russian Ministry of Defense

The United States might impose sanctions on the Ministry of Defense of Russia, several defense and civilian industry companies, one of the joint ventures linked to Vladimir Putin’s administration, as well as the Criminal Expertise Center of the General Department of Internal Affairs in Nizhegorod region, RIA Novosti reported, citing

Erdogan gets ready for a rocky four Years of Biden - Bloomberg

With American sanctions hanging over Turkey, the change at the White House doesn’t bode well for the leadership in Ankara, Bloomberg reports.

Schio City Council to ask Italy’s parliament to recognize Artsakh

The City Council of the Italian town of Schio will request the Italian parliament to recognize Artsakh.

FSB nabs several IS militants plotting terror attacks in Moscow Region

Russia’s Federal Security Service has detained several militants of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia), who plotted terror attacks in the Moscow Region, TASS reported on Wednesday.

Large Turkish military convoy enters northwestern Syria from Hatay

For the second time in a week, a large Turkish military convoy has entered the northwestern region of Syria from the neighboring Hatay Province, reports.

Artsakh foreign minister hosts ICRC mission members

The foreign minister of Nagorno-Karabakh on Tuesday received a delegation led by Peter Hundt, a senior representative of the the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to discuss the humanitarian relief efforts to handle the post-war crisis.

Pentagon: Ceasefire agreement is holding in Karabakh

he agreements reached as a result of the trilateral statement of the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia on the complete cessation of hostilities in Nagorno-Karabakh [(Artsakh)] are currently holding, and the American side welcomes such a development. The statement came from Jonathan Rath Hoffman, Chief Pentagon Spokesperson for the US Department of Defense, at a press briefing on Tuesday, reports.

Russian peacekeepers ensured return of over 11 thousand NK residents to their settlements

The units of the Russian peacekeeping forces continue controlling the implementation of ceasefire in the territory of Nagorno Karabakh. The situation is monitored 24 hours by the Russian peacekeepers at 23 observation points: 12 in the zone of responsibility 'South', 11 in the zone of responsibility 'North', the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Putin, Erdogan discuss establishment of ceasefire control center in Karabakh

Issues of the establishment of a Russian-Turkish ceasefire control center in Nagorno-Karabakh were among the topics discussed by Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, over the phone, TASS reported on Tuesday, citing the Kremlin press service.