Mosul offensive to start soon, French minister says
"The battle for Mosul has not started yet. (The operations) are the extension of our support for the coalition," Jean-Yves Le Drian said.
Spain's Marbella recognizes, condemns Armenian Genocide
City council representatives dwelled upon the importance of the international recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
Russian strikes "killed over 9,000" in one year of Syria air campaign
A monitoring group that tracks Syria's civil war said a year of Russian airstrikes have killed 9,364 people in the war-torn country.
Pope Francis delivers veiled criticism of Russia during Georgia visit
In his address minutes before the pope spoke, President Margvelashvili said there was a political desire for all people to live in dignity.
Google to show info about universities on search results page
In the long term, these types of additions to Google search bolster the company's core advertising business.
When imagination has no bounds
World’s strangest buildings. Part I
Matured and amateur architects have brought many amazing buildings to the world, challenging nature’s miracles. Quirky shapes, ambitious designs, new materials and various styles create an impressive picture of modern architecture from sky scrapers to weird stone constructions.
Ukraine, Azerbaijan mull joint production of anti-tank missile
Ukraine and Azerbaijan are considering to establish a joint production of anti-tank missile systems and guided missiles at Azeri companies.
U.S.-France court battle tied to Picasso comes to a head
A French family holding rights to photographs of Pablo Picasso's artwork won a major victory against an American art editor.
Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy
The paintings, discovered without their frames, are in "relatively good condition," the Van Gogh Museum said in a statement.
EU ministers agree to ratify Paris climate deal
"All member states greenlight early EU ratification of Paris agreement. What some believed impossible is now real," Tusk said.
Renault to make at least 150,000 vehicles a year in Iran
The Renault-Nissan CEO said Iran could have demand for 2 million cars in 2020, making it a market with "undeniable potential."
Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft mission ends in comet collision
The spacecraft collected a treasure trove of information on comets that will keep scientists busy for the next decade.
Pope Francis embarks on three-day visit to Georgia, Azerbaijan
One of Pope Francis' first meetings in Tbilisi will be with Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia at the patriarchal palace.
U.S. protecting Syria jihadist group, Russia's Lavrov says
Sergei Lavrov was speaking on the first anniversary of the beginning of the Russian air campaign in Syria.
Coca-Cola Yerevan Half Marathon project launches in Armenia's capital
Coca-Cola Half Yerevan Marathon is open for both professional and recreational runners, despite their experience level.
Ameriabank creates online payment system for Menu.am clients
Ameriabank is a universal bank providing investment, corporate and retail banking services in a package of banking solutions.
Kazakhstan enters foreign Oscars race with “Amanat” historic drama
Kazakhstan first submitted a film to the Oscars in 1992 and has done so annually since 2006.
Montenegro picks “The Black Pin” as foreign Oscars submission
The Black Pin centers on Peter, an orthodox priest who returns to his idyllic village in Montenegro to take care of his sick mother.
Armenians killed, injured in Aleppo missile attack
Missiles landed in the yard of one of the Armenian churches, while another one hit the Villas district, killing several Armenians.
Radiohead releases new song “Ill Wind”
Radiohead had already released “Spectre” last Christmas, but 'Ill Wind' hadn't been officially heard until the box-set.
The Weeknd unveils new single “False Alarm”
The 26-year-old singer will also appear as musical guest on "Saturday Night Live" this Saturday (October 1).
“The Terror” bestselling novel to get drama series treatment
“The Terror” centers on a Royal Naval expedition crew searching for the Northwest Passage when the crew is attacked by a mysterious predator.
Raindance Film Festival embraces Virtual Reality
In addition, the festival is offering four free panel sessions to discuss the issues this new technology raises.
Nintendo announces mini version of original NES console for Japan
Just like the mini NES for the west, the Famicom mini fits in the palm of your hand and plugs into your TV via HDMI.
Poland selects Andrzej Wajda's “Afterimage” for foreign Oscars race
Films by Wajda, who turned 90 earlier this year, have been submitted by Poland on eight previous occasions.
Report: Armenia is less corrupt than Italy, Greece, Spain
Armenia is ranked the 65th with a score of 3.5, alongside Tunisia, Montenegro, Cyprus, South Korea, Côte d'Ivoire, Latvia and Egypt.
Daisy Ridley, Judi Dench join “Murder on the Orient Express”
Kenneth Branagh is on board to play the lead character, detective Hercule Poirot, in the adaptation of Agatha Christie's acclaimed mystery novel.
Michael Shannon to join Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Current War”
Cumberbatch is on board to play Thomas Edison with “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon set to direct.
Aleppo humanitarian catastrophe 'unlike any' in Syria, UN says
U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power described the escalation as "the most savage week we've seen in an incredibly savage war."
Rachel Weisz to topline “Disobedience” novel adaptation
In the original book, the story follows young woman who returns to her Orthodox Jewish home after learning about the death of her estranged father.
“Space Between Us” trailer features Asa Butterfield as Martian
The film follows the first human born on Mars who travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes.
Athens slams Erdogan's attempt to question legitimacy of Greek border
Greek diplomatic sources said the Treaty had been recognized by the entire civilized world and Turkey could not challenge it.
Tom Cruise in "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back" IMAX trailer
The action flick follows Jack Reacher who must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name.
Shares in Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank plummet
Across Europe, banking stocks including Societe Generale in Paris, Barclays in London lost 4-5 percent in the first hour of trading.
Bunker-busting bombs close Aleppo underground schools, charity says
The "ferocious assault" on Aleppo could deprive almost 100,000 school-age children of an education, said Save the Children.
South Korea picks new site for THAAD missile defense system
Seoul's Defense Ministry in July originally picked a nearby artillery base in the rural farming town of Seongju as the site for THAAD.
Regional council of Italy’s Basilicata recognizes Armenian Genocide
The resolution cites the need to raise public awareness especially among the youth about the massacres perpetrated against the Armenians.
France launches anti-IS strikes from Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier
The deployment came hours after the coalition of which France is part announced the death of an IS leader in one of its strikes in Mosul.
Obama, Merkel condemn “barbarous” strikes on Aleppo
The Syrian government and its ally Russia "bear special responsibility for ending the fighting in Syria," the two leaders agreed.
Kerry: Armenian, Azeri leaders not ready for Karabakh settlement
Kerry cited the lack of political will by the Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents as an obstacle to Karabakh settlement.
U.S. invests $50 million in Niger drone base
The United States already has a military presence in the country's southwestern capital of Niamey.
Duterte “happy to slaughter” drug suspects; cites Hitler
Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there's 3 million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them," Duterte said.
Saudi Arabia “greatly concerned” over 9/11 lawsuits bill
On September 28 the U.S. Congress voted for a law allowing families of nearly 3,000 people killed in the attacks to sue.
25 ceasefire violations by Azeri army registered overnight
Karabakh Defense Army troops continue controlling the situation on the contact line retaliating only in case of extreme necessity.
Russia moves towards banning "baby boxes"
Russia has about 20 of the boxes, where a mother can anonymously leave a baby at a maternity unit.
Japan signals end for $10 billion prototype nuke reactor
A formal decision to decommission Monju is likely to be made by the end of the year, government officials said.
U.S. expects donors to pledge $3 bn a year for Afghanistan
The conference comes in the context of a greatly scaled-back U.S. and international military presence in Afghanistan.
1 killed, 108 injured in New Jersey railway station crash
The train reportedly went through ticket barriers and into the reception area of Hoboken station.
World leaders gather in Israel for Shimon Peres funeral
U.S. President Barack Obama will speak at the ceremony, along with Peres's children and the prime minister and president of Israel.
Panama Papers leak dents new Panama incorporations
The scandal prompted a slew of investigations into suspected tax dodgers, putting the spotlight on global tax havens.