Yerevan: Armed group says has no intention to surrender (Updating)
“We are not going to lay down arms. We are not stressed out at all or confused,” one of the members of group, Varuzhan Avetisyan said.
UN makes first food aid delivery to people displaced by Boko Haram
It was the first aid delivery to the thousands of internally displaced in the last four months following deadly Boko Haram raids.
Turkey releases 1,200 soldiers arrested in the wake of failed coup
Many of the 7,400 soldiers detained in the wake of the coup were young conscripts who might have had no idea what was going on.
Apple to launch “iPhone 7” on week of September 12
A major change rumored for 2016 is the deletion of iPhone's 3.5mm headphone jack in favor of a Lightning or wireless audio solution.
IS shuns offer to withdraw from in surrounded Syrian city
The SDF quickly surrounded Manbij, but the fight to take the city has been tougher, with slow advances inside it in recent weeks.
Tesla reportedly working to modify Autopilot software
Musk discussed decoupling Autopilot’s radar from its cameras, which might indicate how he plans to improve the system without adding Lidar.
Karabakh soldier killed in Azeri cross-border fire
On July 23, at around 10:55 am, a Karabakh soldier, Arsen Arakelyam received a fatal gunshot wound in the Azeri fire.
Softbank, Honda team up to produce talking cars
As a result, vehicles would be able to offer advice and support to drivers, such as during challenging driving or parking situations.
At least 61 killed as powerful blast rips through Kabul protest
"The horrific attack in Kabul demonstrates the utter disregard that armed groups have for human life," Amnesty said.
Rihanna joins final season of "Bates Motel" to star as Marion Crane
The 28-year-old diva will play Marion Crane, the role made famous by Janet Leigh in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," executives revealed.
Hostage standoff: Last captives released in Yerevan
Members of the armed group agreed earlier to release the captives on the condition that a news bureau be established.
Fitch predicts 3.5% GDP growth in Armenia
Armenia's economy continues to grow at a healthy rate, and Fitch expects this to remain the case during the forecast period.
Turkey can hold suspects without charge for up to 30 days
295 members of Erdogan's presidential guard - over a tenth of its entire membership - have been detained over suspected links to the coup.
President Sargsyan condemns Munich attack, express condolences
“This tragedy proved once again the importance of international unity to eradicate all the manifestations of extremism,” he said.
Josh Stewart’s role in “Insidious: Chapter 4” yet to be announced
“Insidious” launched the franchise in 2011, followed by “Insidious: Chapter 2” in 2013 and “Insidious: Chapter 3” in 2015.
NSS confirms armed group released two police officers in Yerevan
Members of the armed group agreed to release the captives on the condition that a news bureau be established.
Saudi Arabia executes 99th person in 2016 to surpass last year’s record
The number of death sentences was swelled by the 47 people executed on January 2 on charges of Al Qaeda-related activity.
Yerevan Zoo hosts annual children’s competition Painting Day
“The Pan-Armenian Painting Contest is a call to humanity for the preservation of nature and environment,” said Ralph Yirikian.
"Star Wars Episode VIII" is officially done filming
The film marks the return of Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Lupita Nyong'o, Dohmnall Gleeson and Andy Serkis.
Iraq digging security trench around Fallujah: media
On the east side of the city is the heavily patrolled main highway to Baghdad, which will be the sole entrance to Fallujah.
Yerevan: Armed group demands news bureau be set to release captives
“The two police officers will shortly be set free, while the two others will be released during the opening of the media center,” Avetisyan added.
Munich shooter identified as German-Iranian teenager; 9 people killed
Armed with a handgun, the attacker opened fire at a McDonald's restaurant and continued in the street before entering a mall.
Italy’s Florence hosts first-ever Down syndrome “Olympics”
Almost 1,000 contenders from 36 countries spent the week here fighting for gold in a series of categories from athletics to fusbol, judo.
At least 87 killed in heavy rain in China; thousands evacuated (Updated)
More than 1.5 million hectares of crops have been damaged, leading to direct economic losses of more than $3 billion.
Karabakh soldier wounded in Azerbaijani ceasefire violations
The soldier was hospitalized, his condition is assessed as satisfactory. An investigation into the details of the incident is underway.
At least 6 killed in "possible terror attack" in Munich
The shooting began after 6 p.m. in a McDonald's restaurant in the mall. The latest reports suggest that police are still evacuating the building.
Yerevan: NSS arrests accomplices of armed group that seized police HQ
The NSS said a person was arrested as he was trying to illegally take weapons to the blocked are near the seized police department.
Manchester United 1-4 Borussia Dortmund; Henrikh Mkhitaryan shines
Jose Mourinho's second game in charge of Manchester United brought his first defeat as his team lost 4-1 to Borussia Dortmund.
France to supply artillery to Iraqi army, but no ground troops: Hollande
"We have advice to give and training to carry out, but it is not our soldiers fighting on the ground in Syria and Iraq," Hollande said.
IOC: 45 new doping failures from Beijing, London Olympics
"The new reanalysis once again shows the commitment of the IOC in the fight against doping,” Olympics president Thomas Bach said.
VivaCell-MTS unwraps new tariffs for roaming in Europe
The offer applies in ten European countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, the United Kingdom.
NASA's Curiosity rover now free to decide which Mars rocks to shoot
"This autonomy is particularly useful at times when getting the science team in the loop is difficult or impossible," said Tara Estlin.
U.S., Russia, France committed to continuing Karabakh talks: envoy
There are no fixed dates for future meetings between the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia though, James Warlick said.
Apple's electric car introduction target moved back to 2021
Prior to this report, it was widely believed that Apple was targeting the year 2020 to unveil its electric vehicle in some form.
President marks achievements, flaws in judicial reforms plan
The President instructed the relevant authorities to do their utmost to effectively implement the unfulfilled programs by year-end.
Viktor Ambartsumian Prize withheld over lack of suitable candidates
The Prize won't be awarded this year, as there was no suitable nominee to meet the requirements of the Prize.
Indian military aircraft goes missing over Bay of Bengal
The Russian-built Antonov AN-32 military transport plane was carrying service personnel and six crew members.
77% of Germans fear terrorist attack will hit country soon: poll
59% think enough is being done to protect them from terrorism - almost twice as many as think they should be better protected.
As many as 3,000 migrants died in Mediterranean this year: IOM
In latest months, about 20 migrants have been dying each day, mainly sub-Saharan Africans along the route from Libya to Italy.
President Sargsyan meets with heads of law enforcement agencies
The President urged the public to exercise their rights peacefully and acknowledge the real dangers stemming from extreme steps.
“Jurassic World 2” begins shooting in February
"Jurassic World 2" would not focus on "a bunch of dinosaurs chasing people on an island" like the previous "Jurassic" films.
UN hopes Geneva meeting will pave way for new Syria peace talks
A high-level meeting of officials from Russia, the United States and the United Nations is due to take place in Geneva next week.
Will Ferrell, Kevin Messick attached to produce Paramount’s FBI comedy
The studio bought the pitch from Lauryn Kahn for a story about two agents who go undercover as a married couple on a reality show.
European Parliament to vote against visa-free travel for Turks: media
"There is very high probability the European Parliament will vote against granting Turkey a visa-free regime," a source reportedly said.
Malaysia, Australia, China agree to suspend search for Flight 370
Malaysia, Australia and China have decided to suspend the search upon completion of the 120,000-square-kilometer search area.
Country with 17,752 citizens and no inhabitants
Micronation Ladonia
Ladonia is a micronation, proclaimed in 1996 as the result of a years-long court battle between artist Lars Vilks and local authorities over two sculptures. The territory is part of the natural reserve of Kullaberg in southern Sweden.
Russia bombed Syria secret base used by U.S., UK
A contingent of about 20 British special forces had 24 hours earlier pulled out of the garrison that Russian aircraft bombed.
North Korean passenger plane makes emergency landing in China
Independent ratings website Skytrax lists Air Koryo as the world's only 1-star airline for poor quality standards, though it does not measure safety.
Azerbaijan shells border village in Armenia’s north
Chief of the village confirmed the reports, adding that the children were terrified at first but continued with their daily routine after some 2 hours.
Barcelona sign Andre Gomes from rival Valencia
Gomes played for Valencia for the past two seasons after a move from Benfica, where he won the Portuguese league and cup.