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Armenia MOD: Situation on frontline relatively calm

The situation is relatively calm on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as on the line of contact between Artsakh and Azerbaijan. Deputy Defense Minister of Armenia Gabriel Balayan said this at a press conference today, reports.

28 athletes of the Japan Shotokan Karate Association of Artsakh Republic left for Yerevan

At the initiative of the “Ararich”Charitable Foundation, 28 athletes of the Japan Shotokan Karate Association of Artsakh Republic left for Yerevan on a two-day visit on December 6.

Armenia to surpass Azerbaijan with GDP per capita in 2020, says PM

Armenia will surpass Azerbaijan in 2020 with GDP per capita volumes, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said at parliamentary debates of the 2020 budget draft.

Pentagon considering sending several thousand additional troops to Middle East

The Pentagon is considering sending several thousand additional troops to the Middle East, AP reported.

Donald and Melania Trump light the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree on Thursday night at the Ellipse in President's Park in front of the White House.

Senator Cramer blocks Armenian Genocide resolution at White House's request

A Republican lawmaker blocked a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide from being passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Thursday — the third time a GOP senator has done so since the House passed the legislation by a 405-to-11 vote, NBC News reported.

Security of Artsakh people will not be compromised, Armenian FM says at OSCE ministerial meeting

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan delivered a statement at the 26th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava, the MFA stated.

Trump calls impeachment report ‘a laughing stock’

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called the Democrats report on impeachment “ridicule” and reiterated indignation at the fact that the next hearing was scheduled for the time of his departure.

OSCE Chairperson: Risk of escalation remains in Karabakh

When it comes to Karabakh, there remains a real risk of escalation, OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak said during the OSCE Ministerial Council, reports.

Trump calls Trudeau ‘two-faced’, cancels press conference after video of world leaders making fun of him

Donald Trump has reacted furiously to footage of world leaders apparently making fun of him, calling Justin Trudeau “two-faced” then cancelling a press conference and cutting short his attendance at a Nato summit, The Independent reported.

Armenian FM highlights Artsakh’s direct engagement to NK conflict settlement process

On December 4, in Bratislava, within the framework of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Conference, a meeting between the Foreign Ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Elmar Mammadyarov was held with the mediation and participation of OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Stéphane Visconti (France) and Andrew Schofer (US), as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office.

Armenian FM, OSCE MG Co-Chairs appreciate Armenian-Azerbaijani journalist exchange program

On December 4, within the framework of his working visit to Slovakia to participate in the 26th OSCE Ministerial Conference in Bratislava, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov (Russia), Stéphane Visconti (France) and Andrew Schofer (US), as well as Andrzej Kasprzyk, Personal Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office (CiO).

Huawei launches a new legal challenge against US ban

Huawei has launched new legal action against the US over claims the Chinese telecoms giant poses a security risk.

Iran's Rouhani calls for release of innocent, unarmed protesters

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Wednesday for the release of any unarmed and innocent people who were detained during protests against gasoline price hikes, after two weeks of violent clashes, Reuters reported.

Armenian PM’s wife invites Azerbaijan’s first lady to Artsakh to listen to mugham

Armenian prime minister’s spouse Anna Hakobyan has invited Azerbaijani president’s wife Mehriban Aliyeva to Artsakhto listen to mugham.

Airstrikes in Syria kill at least 20 near school, markets

Separate airstrikes in Syria, suspected of being carried out by the Syrian government and Turkey, have killed at least 20 people, according to activists.

Mogherini appointed co-chair of UN High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement

Following his statement of 22 October announcing the establishment of a High Level-Panel on Internal Displacement, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed its eight members, the UN said in a statement.

OSCE conducts ceasefire monitoring on Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact

On December 4, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the north-east of the Hadrut region, the foreign ministry of Artsakh stated.

Trainings Dedicated to International Volunteer Day Being Organized in Stepanakert

At the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh, on the International Volunteer Day, trainings entitled “Volunteering in Artsakh,” “Volunteering Issues” and “Design of Social Programs” are being held in Stepanakert.

Lithuanian President says recognition of Armenian Genocide by Turkey is a matter of time

President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda thinks that the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by Turkey is a matter of time and one day it will happen.