France says ready to welcome Christians from northern Iraq
"We are in constant contact with local and national authorities to ensure everything is done to protect them," the statement says.
Nigerian Islamists carry out abductions in Cameroon
Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks, as the army was deployed to the region.
Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi dies at 90
Bergonzi served in World War II in an anti-aircraft artillery unit, and was interned in a German forced labor camp for three years.
Amazon opens doors to new 3D Printing Store
"The online customer shopping experience will be redefined through 3D printing," says Sculpteo CEO Clément Moreau.
UN says 1,129 killed in Ukraine since mid-April
The agency accused pro-Russian militias of subjecting the eastern Ukrainian population to "a reign of intimidation and terror."
Boston University former ‘First Lady’ Jasmine Chobanian dies
Chobanian served on the board of trustees of Boston Ballet and was active in efforts to provide aid to the people of Armenia.
Armenia’s Sona Rubenyan wins Audience Award at New Wave contest
“Thank you for supporting me every minute and gifting me this victory,” she said in a Facebook post, addressing her fans.
Kyrgyzstan hosts CSTO joint military exercise
Troops from five member-states of the Collective Security Treaty Organization arrived in Kyrgyzstan to take part in the drills.
Armenia provides extra electricity to Georgia during major blackout
The Energy Minister thanked “our friendly country, Armenia” and his Armenian counterpart “for providing a huge assistance”.
Effort to abolish Armenian Genocide curriculum in Toronto failed
The Armenian Genocide has been taught since 2008 in a secondary school course called Genocide and Crimes again Humanity.
Russia ordered to pay $50bn to former Yukos shareholders
The claim was filed by a subsidiary for the financial holding company GML, once the biggest shareholder in Yukos Oil Co.
Nissan reports boosted Q1 profit on improved sales in China, U.S.
It stuck with an annual operating profit forecast of 535 billion yen for the financial year ending in March 2015.
Libyan govt. appeals for ‘international help’ amid clashes
The battle for control of the airport began two weeks ago when Islamist-led militias launched a surprise assault on the airport.
China's Muslim extremists possibly fighting in Iraq, official says
Wu Sike told reporters that China was extremely worried about the role of extremist groups in the fighting in Syria and Iraq.
Apple close to buying Pandora-for-talk-radio app Swell: report
The Swell acquisition comes as part of a string of content apps that Apple has picked up over the last couple of months
Costa Concordia completes its final journey
"Our big ally has been the ship," said Franco Gabrielli, the Italian government official overseeing the operation.
Fast-moving wildfires hit California, force evacuations
Most of the victims were hit on a beach in Los Angeles, though one golfer was also struck on nearby Catalina island.
Israel sees no need for another Gaza ceasefire: official
Tensions between PM Netanyahu's government and Washington flared over U.S. mediation to end the almost three-week-old war
Russia lashes out at EU latest Ukraine-related sanctions
"We are sure the decisions will be greeted enthusiastically by international terrorists," the Foreign Ministry said.
U.S. closes embassy in Libya, evacuates staff
The embassy staff were evacuated to neighboring Tunisia "due to the ongoing violence, the U.S. State Department said.
Foreign ministers calls for Gaza ceasefire extension
"All of us call on the parties to extend the military ceasefire that is currently underway," Laurent Fabius said.
Syrian rebels shoot down helicopter, activists say
The Observatory for Human Rights said the helicopter was shot down with a missile over a poor area of town known as Camp Nairab.
Fitch affirms Russia’s BBB rating with negative outlook
The agency also affirmed the short-term foreign currency IDR at “F3.” The country ceiling has been lowered to 'BBB' from 'BBB+'.
French unemployment rate hits new high in June
The Labor Ministry said the number of job offers received by the state employment agency had risen 5.4 percent in June from May.
Central Ukrainian town mayor shot dead: ministry
Oleh Babayev, was killed when a car pulled up to his own, and an unidentified person fired three shots from a gun with a silencer.
Armenian soldier killed as Azeris attempt to penetrate into Karabakh
According to the NKR defense army, the saboteurs were driven back, suffering losses and leaving technical devices and armament.
ISIS may be added to UN list of war crimes
Meanwhile, ISIS rebels said they had seized control of a large military base on the outskirts of the northern city of Raqqa.
Azeris shell Armenian villages, retreat with wounded
Azerbaijani armed forces shelled the Armenian border villages of Nerkin Karmaghbyur, Movses and Aygepar overnight.
PBS SoCal Plus to air documentary on Tumo center
The short documentary film is directed by Vahe Babaian and produced by Bérj Beramian, made as a Zealpix production.
Apple acquires BookLamp startup ‘to beat Amazon’
BookLamp’s tech and talent could help Apple improve its iBooks service with better recommendations, search, and categorization.
Toyota-BMW sports car cooperation details leaked
The Supra will have three electric motors, according to the source, with a pair being in the front and the third in the back.
Armenian inscriptions added to signboards in Turkish city
“The Kurdish people have historical-cultural similarities with the Armenians,” the Mayor of Artamed, Sevil Rojbin Cetin said.
Israel, Hamas begin 12-hour humanitarian truce
Hamas has previously said it would not agree to any long-term truce that did not lead to an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza.
U.S. to provide $33mln to Ukrainian army: envoy
Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt said that helping Ukraine to protect its national borders is one of the top priorities.
Hezbollah leader vows support to Palestinian militants
Addressing Israelis, Nasrallah said: "You are in Gaza now in a state of failure, don't go further to the level of suicide and collapse."
Turkish PM inaugurates $4bn high-speed train link
"Twelve years ago, a fast train was nothing more than a dream. We are now a country which makes its dreams come true," Erdogan said.
FIFA rejects calls to move 2018 World Cup from Russia
FIFA issued a statement saying it "deplores any form of violence" and questioning the purpose of relocating the sport's showcase tournament.
ISIS fighters say they overran large military base in Syrian city
The group, which has changed its name to Islamic State, describes the territory under its control in Iraq and Syria as a caliphate.
Georgia to introduce some visa requirements for Armenian citizens
The amendments to the law on legal state of foreigners and people without citizenship will take effect starting September 1, 2014.
EU reaches preliminary agreement on more Russia sanctions
Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton, said there was still work to be done.
French soldiers secure black box from Air Algerie jet wreckage site
One of two black boxes was recovered from the wreckage in the Gossi region of Mali near the border with Burkina Faso.
Russian Central Bank warns of inflation risks increase
Earlier this month, however, there was a spike in consumer prices, largely explained by the indexation of tariffs from July 1.
Suspected Taliban gunmen kill 15 in Afghanistan
A local governor said the women had been travelling by taxi when gunmen on a motorcycle fired on their vehicle.
Armenia ranks 87th in UN Human Development Report
Advances in technology, education and incomes hold ever-greater promise for longer, healthier, more secure lives.
Idea of arming Armenian border villagers gains support (updated)
The border security got special attention, causing hot debate regarding a possibility of arming the residents of border villages.
Islamic State issues guidelines on ‘how women should dress’
“The hands and feet must be covered. Wear shapeless clothes that don't hug the body. No perfume,” the statement said.
Militant leader killed as Israel strikes 30 houses in Gaza
The Israeli military confirmed dozens of sites were hit, including what it said were Hamas command posts, but did not elaborate.
Report on neonatal care presented in Yerevan
VivaCell-MTS and BirthLink launched the project in September 2009 at a conference in the Medical University in Yerevan.
IAEA says needs €1mln in extra funding for Iran nuclear monitoring
The request was made in a note to member states of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) dated July 24.
Google launches ambitious health project
Google said the information from Baseline will be anonymous and its use will be limited to medical and health purposes.