At focus
85% of Armenia's Internet may come under Azerbaijan's control: media

85% of Armenia's Internet may come under Azerbaijan's control: media

18:00 AMT  14:00 GMT
Azerbaijan's leading Internet Service Provider Azeronline is seeking to buy a 1,200 km fiber-optic cable from Caucasus Online, Georgia's largest Internet provider, Kviris Palitra reports citing reliable sources. According to the newspaper, Caucasus Online laid the fiber-optic cable in 2008 on the bed of the Black Sea, the former being the shortest route to deliver Internet from Europe to the South Caucasus states. The cable provides 85% of the Internet in Armenia, 50% in Azerbaijan and 55% in Georgia. Thus, Azerbaijan's interest is not surprising: the purchase could be quite profitable if used at full capacity. Besides, 85% of the Internet in Armenia will depend on Azerbaijan, Bizzone.info reports citing Dalma news. Azeronline is linked to President Ilham Aliyev's family; therefore, the Azeri interest in acquiring the cable is politically motivated, Kviris Palitra says.
20 killed as Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdistan Workers' Party positions
20 killed as Turkish warplanes bomb Kurdistan Workers' Party positions Clashes between Turkish troops and the militants, who have bases in the mountains of nearby northern Iraq, have become a daily occurrence.
Investigation into Armenian magnate’s case extended till November
Investigation into Armenian magnate’s case extended till November Another case was initiated against Hayrapetyan, with the latter accused of involvement in Ural Rakhimov's illegal sale of Bashneft to AFC System.
Tumo Center for Creative Technologies opens in Karabakh's capital
Tumo Center for Creative Technologies opens in Karabakh's capital The Simonian Educational Foundation and the Armenian General Benevolent Union joined forces to bring the program to the region.
Two Armenian servicemen wounded in Azeri shelling
Two Armenian servicemen wounded in Azeri shelling One of the wounded Armenian servicemen had to undergo surgery: his condition, according to the surgeon, is stable, but critical.
Iranian bank to finance construction of 3rd Armenia-Iran transmission line
Iranian bank to finance construction of 3rd Armenia-Iran transmission line According to Executive Director Ali Saleh Abadi, the bank will allocate €83 million to complete the project.