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Dollar goes up slightly in Armenia

The American dollar’s (USD) exchange rate against the Armenian dram (AMD) comprised AMD 478.39/$1 in Armenia on Wednesday; this is up by AMD 0.06 from Tuesday, according to the official website of the Central Bank of Armenia.

Italy confirms three more deaths from coronavirus

The number of coronavirus patients to have died in Italy reached 10 on Tuesday after regional authorities in Lombardy confirmed three more fatalities, The Local reported.

Armenia FM addresses at event devoted to having better UN Human Rights Council

The high-level event devoted towards having a more inclusive, representative, and rapid response council was held within the framework of the 43rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, in Geneva, Switzerland. The event was organized by the representations of Armenia, Australia, the Maldives, the Netherlands, and Switzerland at the UN.

Event dedicated to 28th anniversary of the Liberation of Khojalu held in the community

On February 26, in the Ivanyan (Khojalu) community of Askeran region, the 28th anniversary of the liberation of the village was celebrated.

Bako Sahakyan introduces new commander of Defense Army to staff

President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan visited the Defense Ministry on February 26, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia FM in Geneva, meets with Greece counterpart

Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, in Geneva, Switzerland.

San Francisco declares local emergency amid coronavirus

The mayor of San Francisco London Breed introduced local emergency in the city on Tuesday over new coronavirus, TASS reported referring to an official statement.

UN appeals for $500 million amid Idlib carnage

The United Nations is appealing for $500 million to provide humanitarian, life-saving assistance for 1.1 million civilians trapped in a war zone in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, Voice of America reports. More than three million civilians are trapped in Idlib. Nearly one-third of this population or about 900,000 people have fled their homes over the past two months in search of a safe haven.

Armenia FM has phone conversation with EU high representative

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on February 25 had a telephone conversation with the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell Fontelles, the Armenian MFA stated.

Coronavirus toll reaches 2,715 in China, number of cases hits 78,064

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in China reached 2,715 on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases in mainland China hit 78,064, including 406 new cases, Business Standard reports.

We are working on possible meeting of Russia, Turkey and Iran, Kremlin says

The sides are working on a possible meeting between representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria, as reports, spokesperson for Russian president Dmitry Peskov said.

Armenian, Russian FMs hold meeting in Geneva

Armenian foreign minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan met with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on the sidelines of the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, TASS reported.

Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak dies

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91, BBC News reports. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt.

Covid-2019: Armenia’s partial closure of Iran border comes into force

The temporary partial shutdown of the Iranian border by the Armenian government has come into force, the Healthcare and Labor Inspection Agency said.

Bako Sahakyan received representative of the ARF Dashnaktsoutyun Party Bureau Hakob Ter-Khachatryan

On 25 February Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received representative of the ARF Dashnaktsoutyun Party Bureau Hakob Ter-Khachatryan, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Another two patients die from coronavirus in Iran

The Iranian authorities confirmed the death of two more people from the novel coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 14, ISNA reported.

Opening of the conference of the ARF Hay Dat committees and offices launched in Stepanakert

On 25 February Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan participated at the opening of the conference of the ARF Hay Dat committees and offices launched in Stepanakert, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Italy’s PM says impact of coronavirus on economy could be “very strong”

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the economy could be “very strong”, reports Reuters.

Coronavirus death toll in China climbs to 2,663

The death toll from the novel coronavirus in China has reached 2,663, while some 27,200 patients have recovered, China's National Health Commission said, TASS reports.

White House unveils $2.5 billion emergency coronavirus plan

The White House on Monday sent lawmakers an urgent $2.5 billion plan to address the deadly coronavirus outbreak, whose rapid spread and threat to the global economy rocked financial markets, AP reported.