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I will back him and will use all my capacities so that Araik Harutyunyan becomes the president of the republic in 2020. Karen Ohanjanyan

Doctor, professor, Karen Ohanjanyan, the coordinator of “Narogno-Karabakh Committee of Helsinki Initiative-92”, winner of international peace and human rights awards, touched upon the 2020 presidential elections to be held in Artsakh

Meghan and Harry reveal baby’s birthplace

The Duchess of Sussex gave birth to baby Archie at a private hospital in London, Fox8.com reports, citing the UK’s Press Association.

Baptism ceremony of soldiers took place in Stepanakert’s Conciliar Church of Intercession (Photos)

At the initiative of the "Free Homeland" Party, a baptism ceremony of around 600 soldiers took place in Stepanakert’s Conciliar Church of Intercession.

Armenian PM plans to meet with Russia’s Putin in June

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said he is going to attend St. Petersburg International Economic Forum where he plans to meet with Russian president Vladimir Putin, news.am informs, referring to TASS.

Chinese FM to visit Armenia

China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi will visit Armenia during May, Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Anna Naghdalyan told Armenpress.

Chinese city bans entry of Azerbaijani-born Russians

The municipal authorities of Fuyuan, a county-level Chinese city situated close to the Russian border, denies entry permits to Russian citizens born in Azerbaijan.

Zarif: International community must intervene to save nuclear deal

The international community must intervene to save the nuclear deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said upon arrival in Beijing.

Armenian FM participates in CoE ministerial meeting in Helsinki

Foreign minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan is participating in the ministerial session of the Council of Europe (CoE) in Helsinki.

Russia to take reciprocal measures in response to new US sanctions

Russia will take reciprocal measures in response to new US sanctions introduced on the basis of the Magnitsky Act, the Russian Embassy in Washington D.C. said in a statement released on Thursday.

New York Times: Trump makes clear to subordinates he does not want war with Iran

US President Donald Trump has told Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he did not want a war Iran, The New York Times reported citing anonymous officials.

Political prisoner Sevan Nisanyan granted Armenian citizenship

Turkish-Armenian scholar Sevan Nisanyan has been granted Armenian citizenship.

Eurovision 2019: Armenia fails to qualify for final

Armenia’s entry for the Eurovision 2019 Song Contest has stopped short of qualifying for the Grand Final.

Former Australian prime minister, Bob Hawke, dies at 89

Australia’s 23rd prime minister and Labor elder statesman Bob Hawke has died aged 89, The Guardian reports, citing a statement by his widow.

Artsakh's incumbent, former presidents arrive in Yerevan court

A while ago, incumbent and former presidents of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan and Arkadi Ghukasyan, who have submitted a letter of pledge for the release of second President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan, arrived in the Yerevan court of general jurisdiction, which is examining the substantiation of the preventive measure for Robert Kocharyan, news.am reports.

With support of "Ararich" charitable foundation Shushi Technological University students left for Armenia on cognitive visit

At the initiative of the "Ararich" charitable foundation, 28 students of Shushi Technological University left for Armenia on a three-day visit as part of the "Know Your Homeland" program.

Inauguration of Ukraine's President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy set for May 20

Ukrainian lawmakers have set May 20 as the day of inauguration of incoming President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Women's Council of "Free Homeland" Party hosts the relatives of April War Victims

The relatives of Robert Abajyan, Andranik Zohrabyan and Sasun Mkrtchyan, who fell victim during the Four-Day War in April, are in Artsakh at the invitation of the Women's Council of Free Homeland Party.

Yerevan court expected to see 2 ex-presidents and 1 incumbent president all at once

President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan and ex-president Arkady Ghukasyan will most likely make an appearance in a Yerevan court today at 16:00, ex-President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan’s lawyer Hayk Alumyan told reporters.

New York City Mayor de Blasio to announce US presidential bid

New York Mayor Democrat Bill De Blasio intends to formally announce on Thursday that he will fight for the US presidency in 2020 elections, Fox News reported.

Court hearing on Kocharyan’s case resumes

The trial of former President of Armenia Robert Kocharyan and other ex-officials over the 2008 March 1 case resumed on May 16.

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