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U.S. imposes new sanctions on Iran airline over proliferation

The United States imposed new sanctions on Iran’s biggest airline and its shipping network, accusing them of transporting lethal aid and weapons of mass destruction proliferation, Reuters reported.

Russian, Turkish leaders discuss Syria on phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan pledged to continue cooperation in the military and energy spheres, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

Bako Sahakyan convoked working consultation around a number of issues on the activities of transport police

On 11 December Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan convoked a working consultation around a number of issues on the activities of transport police, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Brazil's Bolsonaro calls activist Thunberg a 'brat'

Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg a “brat” on Tuesday after she criticized mounting violence against indigenous people in which two Amazon tribesmen were shot dead three days ago, Reuters reports.

Rouhani: Iran will bypass U.S. sanctions or overcome them through talks

Iran will overcome U.S. sanctions by either bypassing them or through negotiations, and it will not cross its red lines in any talks with arch-adversary Washington, President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday, according to Reuters.

Arayik Harutyunyan rules out electoral fraud during 2020 Artsakh presidential election

Former prime minister of Artsakh, president of the Free Fatherland political party Arayik Harutyunyan rules out election frauds during the 2020 presidential election in Artsakh.

Arayik Harutyunyan: There is no negotiation process

Former Artsakh Prime Minister Arayik Harutyunyan, who intends to join the 2020 presidential race, insists there are factually no talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement.

World oil prices falling

World oil prices are down during trading on Wednesday, December 11, RT reported.

Final election for Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople kicks off

The election of the Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople has begun, news.am reports, citing Ermenihaber.am.

US Democrats unveil formal charges against Trump

The Democratic-controlled US House Judiciary Committee has unveiled charges against President Donald Trump, a key move in impeaching him.

Erdogan’s backers threaten to commit a new genocide against Armenians

A group of extreme nationalist Turkish lawyers, members of the Istanbul Bar Association, published an article in their November 2019 Bulletin threatening ‘to deport’ all Armenians from Turkey once again.

Scientific Seminar dedicated to Artsakh's Constitution Day was held at Stepanakert's Grigor Narekatsi University

At the initiative of Law Department of Stepanakert’s Grigor Narekatsi University, a scientific seminar on "Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms in the Republic of Artsakh" was organized in the SMART classroom of the University.

Dollar gains value in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 478.02/$1 in Armenia on Tuesday; this is up by AMD 0.05 from Monday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia.

Armenia Votes Against Anti-Russian Resolution at UN

Representatives of 19 countries voted against the resolution of the UN General Assembly calling on Russia to withdraw its troops from the Crimean peninsula, News.am reports.

On December 10-11, the Kazakh Capital is Hosting the 14th Round of Talks on Syria

All delegations have arrived in Kazakhstan’s capital of Nur-Sultan for an international meeting on Syria set to be held on December 10-11, Kazakh Foreign Ministry Spokesman Aibek Smadiyarov told reporters on Tuesday, TASS reports.

Armenian President holds meeting with Ambassador of Finland

Armenian President Armen Sarkissian received today the Ambassador of Finland Arya Makkonen (diplomatic residence in Helsinki), the Presidential Office stated.

Former Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov dead at 83

Former Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov passed away at the age of 83, Interfax reported citing a source.

Lavrov arrives in Washington on working visit

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has arrived in Washington, TASS reported.

WhatsApp to stop working on older smartphones in 2020

WhatsApp will stop working on millions of phones in the next couple of months as the company withdraws support for some older mobile platforms.

Turkey slams 2019 Nobel Prize awarded to Peter Handke

Turkey on Saturday "strongly" condemned the awarding of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature to Peter Handke, as the Austrian writer is a "denier of the 1992-1995 Bosnian genocide," according to Daily Sabah.