At least 15 civilians killed in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo
"There was a first barrel bomb and when people gathered and the ambulances arrived, a second barrel struck," a reporter said.
Concert in Geneva celebrates 25th anniversary of Armenia’s independence.
Envoy Hasmik Tolmajyan expressed her gratitude to the organizers of the concert and the artists who participated in the unique event
Armenia erects monument to pay tribute to fallen Karabakh heroes
The memorial in Gyumri has the shape of a tree with the names of the fallen servicemen written on the branches.
Twitter developing keyword-based tool to fight abuse
Abuse has led to many high-profile departures of celebrities and journalists, who say they can no longer stand to be attacked.
Kurdish-led Syrian forces report Turkish air raids on bases
The incursion was partly aimed at containing Kurdish-led forces. Turkey says the Kurds must withdraw to the east of the nearby Euphrates River.
Death penalty fails to reduce drug trafficking in Iran: official
Most narcotics are smuggled along its border with Afghanistan, which supplies about 90% of the world's opium from which heroin is made.
Armenia opposition MP, Defense Minister talk Karabakh issues
“We discussed issues concerning our latest visit to the frontline in Nagorno Karabakh and the four-day war in early April,” the MP said.
“No Pay, Nudity” with Gabriel Byrne slated for November release
“No Pay, Nudity” premiered in July at the Stony Brook Film Festival and won the Special Jury Prize Achievement in Filmmaking.
Taliban capture district headquarters in Afghanistan
A Taliban spokesman says the fighters have taken over the district and seized weapons, ammunition and military vehicles.
Snapchat to introduce behavioral targeting by year-end
If users were heavy consumers of basketball content advertisers could target them around categories such as "sports" or "basketball."
Ukraine revamps Antonov production with 10 orders from Azerbaijan
Under the aegis of Ukraine’s Ukroboronprom, Antonov is rapidly becoming the focal point of the country’s aviation industry.
Mourinho adamant Mkhitaryan will become Manchester United star
“I know he is a super player, I know for sure he will succeed, I am not in a hurry to say he plays every game now,” Mourinho said.
Third batch of Turkish tanks ready to enter Syria
A third group of Turkish tanks may enter Syria if the YPG and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) forces don’t leave the city of Manbij.
Armenian culture treasures in Jerusalem
Priceless collections
Armenian culture has been preserved through millennia. Nowadays, various artifacts are kept at museums across the globe, being pearls of different collections.
Japan to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018, PM Abe says
"When combined with the investment from the private sector I expect the total real amount to be $30 billion," Shinzo Abe said.
Italy quake death toll hits 281, hundreds receive treatment for injuries
Italy plans to hold a state funeral for around 40 of the victims, which will be held in the nearby city of Ascoli Piceno.
Major "Game of Thrones" spoiler surrounding Daenerys Targaryen
Pre-production for the series’ season 7 has begun in Northern Ireland and some of the cast members have returned to Belfast.
At least 16 dead in fire at Moscow warehouse: police
A police source said the victims were likely migrants from former Soviet republics and that the warehouse belonged to a printing company.
Fresh photos show Tom Hardy in WWII epic “Dunkirk”
The machinery appears to offer crew members a close up view of the actor, who was wearing a pilot's fleece jacket and a life-safer.
Eastern EU countries seek joint EU army at summit with Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel supported the idea of stronger security but urged caution on how plans were translated into acts.
UK’s May could start Brexit negotiations without Commons vote
May has consulted Government lawyers who have told the Prime Minister she has the executive power to invoke Article 50.
Yura Movsisyan scores twice to push Real Salt Lake to victory
Real Salt Lake improved to 8-0-5 at home this season and is unbeaten in 14 straight games against Colorado at Rio Tinto Stadium.
UN condemns North Korea missile launches
"The members of the Security Council deplore all Democratic People's Republic of Korea ballistic missile activities," a statement said.
Armenia’s Olympic team returns home to roaring welcome
The sportsmen headed to the Republic Square in central Yerevan, where thousands of fans were already waiting for them.
ZaRRian Corp launches fresh iOS emoji app for Armenians worldwide
ARMOJI is available on the App store for a price of $1.99. However, plans are afoot to release the Android version in the near future.
Boko Haram founder’s son takes over group’s leadership
Al-Barnawi appointment didn’t occur following his long allegiance to the group as former spokesman, but due to family ties.
Amazon to introduce 30-hour workweek
"We want to create an environment that is tailored to a reduced schedule and still fosters success and career growth," said a posting.
300 shots by Azerbaijani troops fired on night of Aug 26-27
Karabakh Defense Army troops remained committed to the ceasefire to continue controlling the situation on the entire contact line.
U.S., Russia “achieve clarity on path forward” for Syria ceasefire
Lavrov echoed his American counterpart, telling reporters that "very important steps" had been made on a deal to stop the violence.
Armenia’s UWC Dilijan College to host Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016
Participants from 27 countries will gather at UWC Dilijan College in order to discuss topical issues in the Wiki movement.
Sarah Paulson in talks to join all-female “Ocean’s Eight”
If the deal goes through, Paulson would join Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter.
Turkey denies targeting Kurds instead of IS in Syria
Yildirim said: "Our soldiers' mission is to ensure our border security and the life and property of our citizens. The news apart from that is a lie."
Apple to ditch Home button from iPhone in 2017
Apple is planning a new iPhone feature for Japan that will enable users to pay for mass-transit rides with their smartphones.
LinkedIn for Android, iOS lets you search by topic, article, or hashtag
LinkedIn said this change is an important step to make sure that its entire library of knowledge is available to more users.
Nauru, a country with one nightclub
From richest to poorest
Nauru is the world's smallest republic with less than 10,000 inhabitants on 21 square kilometers. It’s also the least visited country in the world.
Russia offers Japan to join its humanitarian mission in Aleppo
Russia’s Anatoly Antonov briefed Japanese Ambassador Toyohisa Kozuki on the preparations for the first 48-hour humanitarian pause.
11 civilians killed in Saudi-led coalition airstrikes
An agency reported that the airstrikes destroyed two houses located in the district of Baqam in the city of Saada — a Houthi stronghold.
No Armenians dead, injured in 6.2-magnitude quake in Italy
The death toll rose to 267 as rescue workers pulled more bodies from mounds of debris and families prepared to hold the first funerals.
Turkey says migrant deal with Europe could collapse
Turkey is demanding that the European Union ease visa restrictions for Turkish citizens and has threatened not to implement the deal.
Somali beach restaurant attack leaves nine people dead
Shabaab jihadists attacked a Restaurant close to the city's Lido Beach, setting off a car bomb before exchanging fire with security forces.
Hungary to stem migrant flow with second fence on Serbian border
PM Viktor Orban said the new barrier would strengthen defenses to respond if Turkey's policy on migration changed.
Philippine rebels agree to ceasefire, peace talks to end in 9-12 months
The rebels agreed to the ceasefire in a joint statement with government officials Friday after weeklong talks in Norway.
Karabakh movie “Tevanik” nabs Glendale Int’l Film Festival nomination
Earlier, the film was named the winner of the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival’s June 2016 Edition.
Bird's Nest: Genocide memorial site a victim of vile beach resort project
The Church is planning to exhume the individual remains of thirty-three genocide survivors and relocate them into a collective grave.
Usher’s new album “Hard II Love” is due out Sept 16
The album is available to pre-order on iTunes ahead of its September 16 release. A cover art for the album shows a head statue of Usher.
Man Utd's Mkhitaryan has power to shape Premier League: Metro
“Mkhitaryan picked up his 15 minutes of Premier League action and, when he had the ball at his feet, looked exciting,” Metro said.
Armenia’s Paros wins 2 silver medals at Choir Olympics
Moral support of local Armenians and the logistical assistance of the Sochi Mayor played an important role in Paros’ success.’
Russia expected to cut gas price for Belarus by a third
Gas price is expected to be set at 6,300 rubles per 1,000 cubic metres for 2016, falling to around 6,000 rubles in 2017.
U.S. cuts aid to Pakistan due to warming relations with India
U.S. aid to Pakistan is expected to total less than $1 billion in 2016, down from a recent peak of more than $3.5 billion in 2011.
ICRC holds landmine safety courses for kids in Armenia border villages
Last year, the ICRC organized 27 information sessions for residents of 16 villages, most of them teachers and schoolchildren.