National Security Service arrests accomplice to Yerevan gunmen
“He was planning to encourage protesters to break through the police cordon on July 24, join the gunmen and take up arms,” the NSS said
Yerevan standoff: Gunman wounded after shots heard near police HQ
Shots were reportedly heard near the captured patrol department in Armenia’s capital. No other information is available.
IS executes 24 civilians in 24 hours after seizing Syrian village
The Observatory for Human Rights said IS executed 24 civilians "in the last 24 hours" after taking Buyir from the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Zach Galifianakis’ “Masterminds” gets brand new trailer, 4 still
The movie follows David, who teams up with a co-worker and a group of inexperienced criminals to steal $20 million from a bank vault.
Bastian Schweinsteiger's future at Manchester United in doubt
United paid a reported £14.4m to sign him from Bayern Munich 12 months ago but the move did not work out as planned.
Armenia accounts for 40% of imports of brandy to Russia
“In the first half of 2016, Armenia shipped 3 million liters of brandy to Russia, making up some 40% of import volumes,” a survey said.
Armenia approves construction of defensive wall near Azeri border
With a length of some 150 meters and a height of 2.4 meters, the defensive wall will protect the area from the Azerbaijani fire.
Matt Damon battles monsters in “The Great Wall” trailer
Set in 15th century China, the film follows British warriors who happen upon the hurried construction of the massive wall.
Chris Evans attached to star in Lionsgate’s “Jekyll”
Evans will play the lead role of Tom Jackman in “Jekyll”, the feature that Lionsgate is developing from the 2007 BBC One series.
Turkey detains three top businessmen as it probes failed coup
Turkey widened their post-coup crackdown to the business sector, detaining three top tycoons as part of investigations.
Cleopatra, famous female ruler in history
Facts or maybe myths
Cleopatra VII ruled ancient Egypt as co-regent (first with her two younger brothers and then with her son) for almost three decades. She became the last in a dynasty of Macedonian rulers founded by Ptolemy, who served as general under Alexander the Great during his conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C.
As many as 1 million could be forced to flee fighting in Iraq: ICRC
The humanitarian agency said it was seeking a further 17.1 million Swiss francs for its program in Iraq, its third largest worldwide.
French PM “open” to temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques
The prime minister stressed that the judges in this individual case should not be held responsible for this "act of terrorism."
Chief Prosecutor: Some of gunmen may avoid criminal responsibility
Weighing in on the murder of the police officer, Kostanyan said they first need to identify who was the one to shoot him dead.
WHO reports on confirmed Zika cases in 67 countries
As of July, 14 countries or territories have reported microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations associated with Zika.
Juventus’ Klopp slams Man United’s £100 mln bid for Pogba as “crazy”
“If you bring one player in for £100m and he gets injured, then it all goes through the chimney,” Jurgen Klopp said.
The Flash confirmed to appear in “Suicide Squad”
Just a week before its release, the highly-anticipated "Suicide Squad" adds another major character from DC Universe.
Fresh NASA mission to hunt for Earth-sized planets nearby
The satellite is slated to blast off to space in 2017 or 2018 and is expected to observe 200,000 stars within its two-year lifespan.
Turkey's Erdogan wants army under president's control, official says
Erdogan approved the YAS' decisions to keep armed forces chief Hulusi Akar, the army, navy and air force commanders in their posts.
Apple reportedly shifts focus on autonomous driving system
Dan Dodge, the founder and former CEO of QNX, the operating system developer that BlackBerry acquired in 2010, joined Apple.
UN suspends aid deliveries in Nigeria after attack on convoy
By 2014, Boko Haram controlled territory around the size of Belgium in north-east Nigeria until most of it was recaptured last year.
France's EDF Energy backs building Britain nuclear plant but UK delays
"The UK needs a reliable energy supply, the government believes that nuclear energy is an important part of the mix," Greg Clark said.
Azeri troops use mortars to shell Karabakh positions
Karabakh Defense Army troops mainly refrained from retaliating and took measures only in case of extreme necessity.
Meryl Streep to star in “Mary Poppins” sequel alongside Emily Blunt
The Oscar-winning actress is said to play the role of Poppins’ cousin, Topsy, a supporting role that wasn’t in the 1964 classic.
Explosion rocks Sweden’s Malmo; cause of blast remains unclear
It comes two days after an unidentified assailant shot and wounded a man in a shopping mall in the same Swedish city.
Afghan government lost 5% of territory in 4 months, U.S watchdog says
The commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, Army General John Nicholson, said most of the areas the Taliban control were rural.
Clinton accepts Democratic Party presidential nomination
The 68-year-old Clinton took aim at her Republican opponent, slamming him as a fear-monger with no policy credibility.
Syria's Nusra Front ending ties with al-Qaeda
Mohamad al-Golani appeared in the video flanked by two other Nusra Front figures, in front of a new white flag for the group.
Turkey demands Germany extradite Gulen followers
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in response to Cavusoglu's demand that Germany was "bound by the rule of law."
Spain's Alicante recognizes Armenian Genocide
Representatives of all the parties delivered speeches, stressing the importance of the international recognition of the Genocide.
Hundreds march in Yerevan to support armed group
Gathering near central Freedom square, the protesters decided to head to Baghramyan street where the presidential palace is.
Armenia not surrendering land without Karabakh recognition: ruling party
"The Republican party won't ever surrender those lands without recognition of Karabakh's independence," Hermnie Naghdalyan said.
China pressing ahead with own anti-missile system tests
Pictures broadcast on television were the third time since 2010 that China has publicly indicated tests of its own anti-missile system.
UN slams "almost unimaginable" Boko Haram violence in Nigeria
A UN humanitarian coordinator, said the militant group's actions had forced thousands to flee and left unprecedented numbers in need.
Turkey giving German envoy a hard time after Armenian Genocide vote
Lower ranking diplomats have occasionally been offered meetings, but each one needs to be personally approved by the Foreign Minister.
Russian Embassy seeks meeting with detained Armenian in Azerbaijan
The embassy continues working with the Azerbaijani side to quickly clarify the issue and get permission to meet with the detainee.
Hyperloop One opens first factory in North Las Vegas
The announcement will help bolster the credentials of North Las Vegas, which is becoming a big tech hub for transportation firms.
Brent crude oil hits 3-month lows below $43
Markets have since recovered some ground but oil remains very weak and low refining margins are hurting energy companies.
Real Madrid to rival Manchester United in race for Paul Pogba
The prospect of teaming up with the legendary Zinedine Zidane could prove enticing for Pogba, even at this late stage.
Scientists make "significant step" toward a Zika vaccine
The antibodies will have to be adapted and vaccine trials will likely need to be done in primates before they can be tested in people.
Meg Ryan’s directorial debut “Ithaca” gets first trailer
Based on William Saroyan's novel titled “The Human Comedy”, the story is about a bike messenger, played by Alex Neustaedter.
Yerevan standoff: Leader of armed group goes on hunger strike
Pavel Manukyan and his son, Aram, were wounded in a shootout with the police, and were immediately hospitalized.
Former Turkey PM confirms to have given order for downing Russian jet
Former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed that he gave the order for the shooting of a Russian plane last year.
RedMi Pro: Xiaomi announces first smartphone with dual camera
Xiaomi says thanks to "hardware-level depth of field processing" the phone will be able to add effects like blurred backgrounds natively.
China, Russia announce joint drills in South China Sea
"The routine exercise is aimed at strengthening the developing China-Russia strategic cooperative partnership," Yang Yujun said.
Emails show marking Holocaust was too burdensome for DNC
This disturbing episode began when then-DNC chair asked her staff to prepare a public statement for Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Five detained over links to Hrant Dink murder case
The detainees are four gendarmerie officers and the owner of a publishing house. Their identities were not revealed.
Facebook profit leaps 186% from a year ago to $2 billion
With its global base of monthly active users growing to 1.7 billion, Facebook saw a 59% jump in total revenues to $6.4 billion.
Greece to hire teachers to school migrant children from September
The children will be taught Greek and another language of their choice. A source said mathematics will also be on the curriculum.
“Black Mirror” season 3 premieres on Netflix in October
The streamer will serve up new original content roughly every two to three weeks throughout the fall of 2016.