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EU slaps sanctions on Turkish officials over Cyprus drilling

The European Union on Thursday slapped sanctions on two senior members of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation and accused them of responsibility for illegal drilling in waters off the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, AP reported.

Canadian MPs make strong statements in parliament condemning Sumgait and Baku pogroms

Members of Parliament of Canada made strong statements condemning the Armenian massacres in Baku and Sumgait.

Azerbaijan responded to NK people’s peaceful appeal to self-determination with pogroms – Armenian PM

Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan honored memory of innocent victims of Sumgait massacres.

Azerbaijan continues policy of inciting hatred against Armenians – Artsakh MFA

The foreign ministry of the Republic of Artsakh issued a statement on the 32nd anniversary of the Armenian massacres in Sumgait, the ministry stated.

Sumgait events should be presented to the International Community in a more coordinated way. Artsakh Ombudsman

The Republic of Artsakh and the Republic of Armenia should in a more coordinated way present to the international community the Sumgait events of 1988, as the Azerbaijani propaganda, especially during the last decade, has been actively spreading false information about the massacres of Azerbaijani Armenians.

Sumgait pogroms’ anniversary observed in Artsakh

On 28 February in connection with the 32nd anniversary of the Sumgait pogroms Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan, Speaker of Artsakh NA Ashot Ghulyan, Artsakh State Minister Grigory Martirosyan and top officials, servicemen visited the Stepanakert Memorial Complex and laid flowers to the monument of the innocent victims.

Turkey says will not stop Syrian refugees reaching Europe after troops killed

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region.

At least 33 Turkish troops killed in Syria air raid

At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed in Syria's Idlib province on Thursday in an aerial attack by Syrian “regime forces”, according to Governor Rahmi Dogan of Turkey's Hatay province, BBC reported.

Belarus, Lithuania confirm first novel coronavirus cases

The healthcare ministry of Belarus confirmed today the first case of the novel coronavirus in the country, reports TASS.

Civilization cannot develop guided by fascism, xenophobia – Armenian President addresses message

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian addressed message in the memory of the victims of the carnage organized in Soviet Azerbaijan and Day of Protection of the Rights of the Expelled Armenian Population, the Presidential Office stated.

Armenia PM visits Genocide Memorial in Yerevan

Armenia’s Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan visited the Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan to pay tribute to the innocent victims of the crime in Sumgait, Azerbaijan.

Artsakh President convenes consultation to discuss actions aimed at preventing spread of coronavirus

President of Artsakh Bako Sahakyan convened today a working consultation to discuss activities aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus in the republic, the Presidential Office stated.

New building of the Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study will be put into operation by the end of 2020

A new building of the Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study is being built in the adjacent territory of the capital's Freedom Park. It will be put into operation by the end of 2020.

2493 Artsakh Athletes Participated in Tournaments and Championships in 2019

Works have been done in the field of physical education and sport to improve the condition of the sport federations and sports schools, to provide technical equipment, to organize sporting events, to ensure the participation of athletes in Armenian, European, World Championships and international tournaments.

Five "Armat" engineering laboratories opened in Artsakh

In 2019 works in direction of providing primary technology education and introducing modern educational technologies in schools were conducted.

A number of Artsakh schools replenished with teachers

In 2019 works for filling teaching vacancies continued in Artsakh.

Armenian textile companies take part in CPM 2020 – Collection Premiere fashion trade show in Moscow

CPM 2020 – Collection Premiere International Fashion Trade Show has kicked off in Moscow, Russia, on February 24.

Armenian Embassy warns against travel to coronavirus-hit areas of Japan, South Korea

Armenian nationals who are currently in Japan and South Korea are advised to contact the Armenian Embassy and register their contact information as the two countries are hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak.

Armenian healthcare minister discusses situation caused by coronavirus with Georgian counterpart

Armenian minister of healthcare Arsen Torosyan discussed the situation caused by the novel coronavirus in Georgia with Georgian healthcare minister Ekaterine Tikaradze during a telephone conversation.

Coronavirus ‘could potentially threaten’ Eurovision

Coronavirus could potentially threaten the Eurovision Song Contest, Escxtra.com reports, citing virologist Ab Osterhaus.