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Putin to Meet with Eight African Leaders on October 23, Says Aide

Russian President Vladimir Putin will have separate brief meetings with the leaders of eight African countries on October 23, on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit, Kremlin Aide Yuri Ushakov told journalists on Monday, TASS reports.

Bako Sahakayn held a meeting with Rohingya people leader Kyaw Hla Aung

On 22 October Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received Kyaw Hla Aung, 2018 Aurora Prize laureate, lawyer and Rohingya people leader from Myanmar, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Armenian FM meets Permanent Under Secretary at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on October 21 met with Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Simon McDonald on the sidelines of his working visit in London, the Armenian MFA stated.

Erdogan Wants to Steal Part of Syrian Soil and Its Natural Resources, Assad Says

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Turkey for expansionist plans regarding the country’s northern districts. He said about it on Tuesday while visiting the Syrian army on a front sector in the Idlib Governorate, TASS reports.

Putin, Erdogan discuss situation in Syria and bilateral cooperation in Sochi

Russian President Vladimir Putin in his Sochi residence is holding talks with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The conversation takes place in a narrow composition, reported.

Israeli PM Netanyahu fails to form a government ahead of deadline

Israel's long-standing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he cannot form a government, handing the opportunity to his political rival, BBC News reports.

World's oldest pearl to go on display in Abu Dhabi

The world's oldest known pearl is set to be exhibited at the Louvre Abu Dhabi this month, the first time it will be displayed to the public since its discovery, CNN reports.

OSCE Mission conducts ceasefire monitoring on Artsakh-Azerbaijan line of contact

On October 22, in accordance with the arrangement reached with the authorities of the Republic of Artsakh, the OSCE Mission conducted a planned monitoring of the ceasefire regime on the border of Artsakh and Azerbaijan, in the south-east of Akna, the Artsakh foreign ministry stated.

Armenian President meets with Serbian PM in Japan

Within the framework of his working visit to Japan, President Armen Sarkissian of Armenia on Tuesday met with Prime Minister Ana Brnabić of Serbia.

Armenian defense minister meets Chinese counterpart in Beijing

Armenian defense minister Davit Tonoyan had a private meeting with minister of national defense of China General Wei Fenghe in Beijing on October 22 on the sidelines of the 9th Xiangshan Forum on international security, the Armenian defense ministry reported.

French experts to assist in introducing geographical indication system for wines in Armenia

Deputy Minister of Economy Artak Kamalyan received French Ambassador to Armenia Jonathan Lacôte, the Embassy advisor on agricultural issues and a group of experts.

World oil prices are falling

World oil prices are falling. November WTI oil futures fell 0.21% to $ 53.20 per barrel, RT reported.

Pompeo says Trump ‘fully prepared’ to take military action against Turkey if necessary

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump is "fully prepared" to take military actions against Turkey in Syria if necessary, Business Insider reports.

Japan's emperor ascends throne in ancient ritual

Japan's Emperor Naruhito has formally proclaimed his ascension to the throne in an elaborate ceremony.

Croatia ratifies EU-Armenia agreement

The Croatian parliament on Friday ratified the Comprehensive and Enhanced Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the European Union and Armenia.

German defense minister floats 'security zone' along Syria-Turkish border

An internationally controlled zone inside northern Syria on its border with Turkey has been floated by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. It follows Turkey's bid to evict Kurdish fighters and resettle refugees.

Armenian FM meets with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas in London

Foreign Minister of Armenia Zohrab Mnatsakanyan on October 21 met with UK Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Christopher Pincher on the sidelines of his working visit in London, the Armenian MFA stated.

Armenian pianists win top prizes at Riga International Piano Competition

Armenian pianists Arthur Grigoryan and Armen Puchinyan won gold medals at 8th Riga International Competition for Young Pianists held on 12-15 October.

Merkel says German multiculturalism has failed

Germany’s attempt to create a multicultural society has “utterly failed,” Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, adding fuel to a debate over immigration and Islam polarizing her conservative camp, Reuters reported.

President Sarkissian extends condolences over death of painter Henry Elibekyan

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian extended condolences over the death of famous painter, sculptor, Honorary Worker of Art of Armenia Henry Elibekyan, the Presidential Office stated.