Yerevan’s Sports & Concert Complex transferred to Defense Ministry for debt
Karen Demirchyan Sports and Concert Complex was transferred to the Ministry of Defense under the property against debt program.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives updates on Neil Gaiman’s “Sandman” adaptation
"Sandman" is planned for a December 2016 release, while "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For" is coming on August 22.
Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett join Disney’s “Jungle Book” voice cast
Rohan Chand, the young actor who starred opposite Jason Bateman in “Bad Words,” will star as the human boy Mowgli.
Snapchat to roll out self-destructing news bulletin service: report
The news is expected to take the form of ephemeral text articles as well as video reports, and the service could launch as soon as Nov.
Apple's shares soar to all-time high ahead of iPhone 6 launch
The company's previous high came ahead of the iPhone 5's debut in September 2012, when shares reached $702.10, or $100.30 adjusted for the split.
Georgian PM to discuss cooperation issues, visa requirements with Yerevan
In the light of Georgia’s signing the association agreement and Armenia’s accession to CU, acceptable format of cooperation will be worked out.
Gas supplies to Armenia halted over gas main breakdown
Gazprom Armenia will ensure the full supply to consumers from reserve stock, the company’s statement said.
Russia convoy moves into Ukraine customs border zone
More than 2,000 civilians and combatants have been killed since mid-April, when Ukraine sent its troops to oust the pro-Russian activists.
3 top Gaza commanders killed in Israeli air strike, Hamas says
Palestinian health officials said 2,050 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the fighting.
Samsung moving deeper into ebook business with Barnes & Noble
Nook software will allow users to download text-only and multimedia books and get recommendations, Huseby said.
Apple to launch first official retail presence in Middle East: report
Apple looks set to launch its first official retail presence in the Middle East with a new store in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates.
Germany, Italy ready to arm Kurdish fighters in Iraq
Germany, France, Britain and Italy, have already sent dozens of tons of humanitarian aid to help refugees in northern Iraq.
Georgian Prime Minister to travel to Armenia in late August
Meetings with President Sargsyan, parliament speaker Sahakyan, PM Abrahamyan and other senior officials are on Georgian official's agenda.
French President says Mistral ships will be delivered to Russia
The first carrier, the Vladivostok, is expected in Russia by the end of 2014. The second ship, the Sevastopol, should arrive in 2015.
Johnny Depp, daughter Lily-Rose star in “Yoga Hosers” horror-comedy
Director Kevin Smith’s daughter Harley Quinn Smith is also starring in the second installment of Smith’s True North Trilogy.
Jason Reitman’s “Men, Women & Children” comedy-drama trailer
The film follows the story of teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships.
Oscar-nommed Ken Watanabe to host S. Korea’s Busan Film Fest
The South Korean film festival, which is the largest event of its kind in Asia, will run through Oct. 11 in the southern coastal city of Busan.
Russian TV channel developing legendary Armenian footballer doc
Rossiya 2 Russian TV channel is developing a documentary about legendary Armenian football player Khoren Hovhannisyan.
U.S. envoy urges to start serious negotiations on Karabakh
“We urge conflicting parties to take necessary steps to reduce tensions and respect the ceasefire,” John Heffern said.
Manufacturers Union chief: energy prices may soar after Vorotan sale
“With the effective work of the HPP, the sale makes no sense, but rather becomes an economic mistake,” Vazgen Safaryan said.
Fighting in Ukraine's Donetsk kills 34 local residents, wounds 29
Several neighborhoods in Donetsk have been hit with artillery fire in the last few days as fighting on the outskirts has intensified.
Google rolls out Photo Sphere Camera app for iPhone and iPad
The software, which lets users capture panoramic-like images, was originally released for Android devices alongside the 4.2 Jelly Bean update.
LG takes on Sonos, launches Music Flow speaker system
Music Flow is comprised of a variety of different sized speakers, a soundbar and a network bridge, as well as a companion smartphone app.
Twitter says will remove images, videos of deceased
“Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances,” Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler said.
LevelK acquires “The Little Death” Toronto comedy
Shot in Sydney, “The Little Death” is an edgy sex comedy depicting the secret lives of five suburban couples.
Mark Wahlberg to topline J.C. Chandor's “Deepwater Horizon”
The film tells the story of the Deepwater Horizon spill, which is considered the largest accidental marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.
“Nightcrawler” Jake Gyllenhaal crime thriller release date moved
Gyllenhaal stars as a driven young crime reporter in Los Angeles whose pursuits in the high-speed world of "nightcrawling" have dangerous consequences.
Toronto Film Festival announces finalized roster
Slates for Mavericks, Discovery, and TIFF Kids were also unveiled, as were a handful of late-breaking adds to other programs.
Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman, Shia LaBeouf in “Fury” WWII saga trailer
Pitt stars as a battle-heartened tank commander hoping to safely navigate his Sherman tank and the men it carries through Nazi territory.
Defense Minister: Baku hopes to seize Karabakh by blackmailing OSCE MG
“As the last 20 years showed, Azerbaijan keeps avoiding the MG-suggested proposals for peaceful settlement,” Movses Hakobyan said.
Hollande calls for int’l conference to tackle Islamic State: report
"We can no longer keep to the traditional debate of intervention or non-intervention," the French President said.
Studio Ghibli’s "Tale of Princess Kaguya" animation unveils new teaser
The folklore centers on a tiny girl found inside a shining stalk of bamboo who grows into an exquisite young lady.
Benedict Cumberbatch to voice tiger Shere Khan in Disney’s “Jungle Book”
Andy Serkis, the motion capture king after pioneering motion capture with such roles as Gollum and Caesar, is making his directorial debut with the movie.
Outgoing Turkish President says Davutoğlu to become new PM
Abdullah Gül said he will certainly return to politics, reiterating that the AK Party is the political movement he founded.
HTC unveils modified One M8 Windows Phone device
When bought with a 24 month contract, it is priced at $99, approximately 50% cheaper than the Android One M8.
Publisher: former U.S. House majority leader gets top hypocrite prize
“Gephardt Group Government Affairs expanded earlier this year its long-standing lobbying relationship with Turkey,” Sassounian says.
Hamas militants fire rockets at Israel as truce collapses
Deif has topped Israel's wanted lists for years, as mastermind of deadly suicide bombings more than a decade ago.
Violist Kim Kashkashian awarded Golden Bow prize
The award takes the form of an engraved golden bow that was manufactured at Bogenwerkstatte by Johannes and Marianne Finkel.
N. Korea calls Kerry ‘wild dog with hideous lantern jaw’
South Korean activists frequent use images depicting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a pig in anti-Pyongyang rallies.
Russian PM expected to visit Armenia in early September
Georgian PM Garibashvili will arrive in Armenia on Aug 21 for an official visit, and on Sept 15 Abrahamyan will travel to Iran.
J.K. Rowling unveils new “Harry Potter” story, character, and song
Rowling released a new story about a little-known side character within her magical world, a half-Muggle soul singer named Celestina Warbeck.
Tom Hanks typewriter app tops iTunes Store chart
Hanx Writer allows users to write out words on a virtual typewriter, including the sounds and movements of a traditional machine.
Google to launch child-friendly version of YouTube?
The company reportedly wants make its online services more open to youngsters by making a version of the video streaming site that is safe for kids.
Archstone Distribution acquires “Americons” crime film
The film is based on a true story and centers on an ex-college football star who gets a second chance.
Bradley Cooper to topline Mack Bolan novel series adaptation
“Avatar 4” co-writer Shane Salerno has acquired the rights to the franchise, which encompasses hundreds of books.
Facebook Messenger downloads hit 500 million mark on Android
Facebook Messenger on Android was criticized for the extensive number of permissions it required on install.
Emmy-nommed “Veep” helmer to join “Doctor Who” cast
Chris Addison will appear as a guest in the hit BBC series’ upcoming two part-finale “Dark Water / Death in Heaven.”
Taliban insurgents, Afghan forces battling near Kabul: officials
Militants used the provinces - gateways to the capital - as launchpads for hit-and-run attacks and suicide bombings on Kabul.
Opposition MP proposes bill to grant privileges to border villagers
He particularly proposes 50% discounts for utility bills, exemption from land and real property taxes, temporary shelters to homeless.
Gravitas Ventures nabs “Appropriate Behavior” Sundance comedy
Since Sundance, “Appropriate Behavior” has been playing on the festival circuit, and it won the screenwriting Grand Jury Award at Outfest.