Minister says Russia expects 520 mln tons oil output in 2013
“This year we expect oil [output] to be about 520 mln tons, despite setting a goal of pumping between 505 to 510 mln tons,” Novak said.
Iran's president defends interim nuclear deal
"We need domestic unanimity and consensus to reach our goals. So, we should increase our tolerance," Rouhani said.
Davutoglu: Ankara-Yerevan ties depend on peace in S. Caucasus
Turkish Foreign Minister suggested that Armenia should cede Karabakh territories to Azerbaijan as a way out of the isolation.
UN Inspectors to visit Iran nuclear plant
Iran agreed last month with the IAEA to allow expanded UN monitoring at the country's nuclear sites, including the Arak facility.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron joins stellar cast of "The ExpendaBelles"
The A-list actress will next star in Seth MacFarlane's comedy western "A Million Ways to Die in the West."
"Death Comes To Pemberley" Jane Austen-inspired drama trailer
The story picks up six years into Elizabeth Bennett and Mr Darcy’s marriage as they prepare for their annual ball.
MTV developing "Shannara" best-selling fantasy novels adaptation
The story centers on the Shannara family, are empowered with magic and whose adventures continuously reshape the future of the world.
200 ceasefire violations by Azeri armed forces reported Nov 30-Dec 7
Azerbaijan fired over 800 shots from various caliber weapons towards Karabakh positions, NKR defense army said.
Asus PadFone mini expected to launch next week
The PadFone mini is a scaled-down version of the PadFone Infinity, serving as either a 4.3-inch smartphone or a 7-inch tablet.
Hagel: diplomacy with Iran must be backed by U.S. military power
Chuck Hagel, speaking in Bahrain, said Washington was committed to maintaining a strong force in the Gulf region.
Ukraine PM welcomes imminent deal with Russia amid ongoing protests
Street demonstrations erupted across Ukraine last month after the Cabinet backed off from signing landmark agreements with the EU.
AMD 61 mln raised in Ameria Group children outreach charity auction
During the event, high-end grapes spirits were presented: cognac, wines, champagne and Armagnac by world’s most prominent winemakers.
Legendary Bob Dylan’s guitar fetches record $1 million at auction sale
Previously, Eric Clapton's Fender "Blackie" held the record for a guitar sold at an auction, going for $959,500 in 2004.
Andy Serkis talks "Animal Farm" Orwell classic adaptation
The actor can next be seen in "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," on which he served as second unit director.
Horror master Stephen King launches Twitter account
Fans were warned that he was unlikely to tweet often, but he still had more than 30,000 followers 90 minutes after the announcement.
Egypt's "The Square" wins top IDA Documentary Award
Alex Gibney, who won an Oscar for "Taxi To The Dark Side" was nommed for "Enron" received a Career Achievement Award.
Visits to Egypt's ousted president Morsi no longer allowed
Ministry spokesman said that Mohammed Morsi had delivered four messages "inciting violence" against the interim government.
Foreign jihadists "use Turkey safe houses to cross into Syria"
Over the past year, thousands of foreign fighters have poured into Syria to fight President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
Russian Armenian Organizations mark Spitak quake 25th anniv.
The earthquake leveled the cities of Spitak and Gyumri, leaving about 25000 people dead, 100000 wounded and 500000 homeless.
CAR Christians flee to airport, seek refuge from Muslim ex-rebels
The U.S. State Department said it was "deeply concerned" by the violence and praised France's quick intervention.
Hitchcock-inspired "Bates Motel" unveils eerie Season 2 promos
Another drama series, "Those Who Kill", also premieres next year and it has been previewed in a newly-released teaser video.
Paramount gives Disney control of “Indiana Jones” franchise
The Walt Disney Co. completed its acquisition of Lucasfilm, the moviemaking company founded by George Lucas, in 2012.
Street art icon Banksy’s flower girl auctioned for $209,000
The British street artist who refuses to reveal his full identity, began his career spray-painting buildings in Bristol.
U.S. unemployment rate drops to five-year low of 7%
The economy added an average of 204,000 jobs from August through to November, up sharply from 159,000 a month from April through to July.
Congressman Kennedy cosponsors House Resolution 227 on Genocide
The Armenian Orphan Rug issue, the future of Armenian Churches in Turkey, Karabakh were discussed at the meting with Kennedy.
Yemen regains control of Defense Ministry compound after deadly attack
Responsibility for the attack was claimed by Ansar al-Sharia, an offshoot of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Russia seeks to ink EU visa-free travel deal in January
Russia and the EU reached a deal in 2007 to lower visa fees, simplify procedures and make multientry visas more accessible.
WTO agrees first ever global trade deal
The agreement reached in Bali, simplifies trade procedures and also makes it easier for the poorest countries to sell their goods.
Jordan replaces Saudi Arabia in UN Security Council
Saudi Arabia was to join the council from Jan 1, but in an unprecedented move Riyadh declined the role a day after the vote.
Shanghai smog reaches hazardous levels
Visibility was reduced to a few dozen metres, while flights were delayed and the city's spectacular skyline was obscured.
Russian, Ukrainian leaders discuss strategic partnership treaty
Thousands of anti-Yanukovych protesters remain outside the government building on Kiev's Independence Square.
Smartphones, tablets production to launch in Armenia
The new Android-based devices - Armphone and Armtab - were developed by an Armenian-American joint venture.
Peyton Reed to helm “The Fifth Beatle” bestseller adaptation
Reed previously teamed with Bruce Cohen on the comedy “Down With Love” and he also helmed the Jim Carrey comedy “Yes Man.”
Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac" gets two release dates
Before coming Stateside, Lars von Trier's erotic film will be released in Denmark this coming Christmas Day.
New Armenia-EU action plan to be submitted for approval late Jan
Artur Baghdasaryan stressed the importance of developing an ambitious action plan to boost cooperation with the EU.
French troops launch military operations in Central African Republic
The move came in an attempt to quell violence in the capital a day after armed Christian fighters raided Muslim neighborhoods.
Egypt police fire teargas to disperse pro-Morsi clashes
The Cairo clashes took place when a march by Brotherhood supporters came face-to-face with an opposing crowd.
Russia’s Lenfilm inks partnership deal with Alexander Sokurov’s foundation
Under the agreement, Lenfilm will provide access to its facilities to debut film directors "on special conditions."
Envoy: Iran undisturbed by Armenia’s CU accession, may give gas discount
“Iran may apply non-market approach in exporting natural gas to friendly countries,” Mohammad Raiesi said.
Jeremy Irons to star in “The Man Who Knew Infinity” bio
The British actor will star in the biopic of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, to be played by Dev Patel.
Cannes-winning star of “Housemaid” to topline “Way Back Home”
The film is based on a true story about an ordinary housewife who is mistaken for a drug dealer at the Paris Orly Airport.
Russia Finance Ministry predicts budget troubles after 2016
Officials expect the Russian economy to grow at just 1.4 percent this year, the lowest rate since the recession in 2009.
Turkish FM Davutoglu to visit Yerevan amid media-stirred rumors
Davutoglu said he accepted Armenia’s invitation to attend a meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation in Yerevan on Dec 12.
Customs Union members to develop single transportation policy
The policy will extend to the market of transportation services and imply common development strategies for all types of transport.
Brian to be brought back to life for "Family Guy" Christmas episode
Brian died in a November 24 episode after being hit by a car; an online petition was then launched to bring Brian back.
Fresh from “Llewyn Davis” success Coen Bros planning another musical
Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Carey Mulligan feature in the new movie, which centres around a struggling musician.
Art Directors Guild to honor Martin Scorsese
Also during the ADG Awards ceremony, Rick Carter will receive the Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jaguar Land Rover to build $392 million car plant in Brazil
Jaguar Land Rover sold 346,935 vehicles worldwide in the 10 months through October, an increase of 18 percent from a year earlier.
Double attack on Yemen ministry leaves 52 dead
Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for the assault, but suicide bombings and complex attacks are the hallmarks of al Qaeda.
Russia’s Lavrov to travel to Iran for nuke deal talks
Under the deal, Tehran agreed to curb elements of its nuclear activities in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions.