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Biden signs bill comprising $12.4 billion aid for Ukraine — White House

US President Joe Biden signed a bill on Friday approving appropriations through December 16, 2022, including an additional $12.4 billion to support Ukraine, the White House said.

Foreign Minister David Babayan Participated in the Los Angeles City Council Session

On September 30, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan participated in the session of the Los Angeles City Council and delivered a speech, the Artsakh MFA stated.

World Bank approves additional $530M in aid to Ukraine

The World Bank on Friday approved additional aid of $530 million to Ukraine. This was announced by Anna Bjerde, World Bank Regional Vice President for Europe and Central Asia.

North Korea fires two ballistic missiles — agency

North Korea fired two ballistic missiles towards the Sea of Japan, the Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday, citing the South Korean military.

EU Condemns Russian Annexation, will Never Accept "Illegal" Referendums

The European Union said on Friday it firmly condemned the annexation by Russia of occupied Ukraine regions, adding it would never recognise "illegal" referendums held there and would tighten its sanctions to increase pressure on Moscow, Reuters reports.

Putin signs treaties on Donbass, Zaporozhye, and Kherson accession to Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed the treaties on the inclusion of the two Donbass republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, which declared independence from Ukraine, into the Russian Federation, RT reports.

Moscow to view strikes on new territories as act of aggression against Russia — Kremlin

Russia will view strikes on its new territories as an act of aggression, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday, Tass informs.

An event dedicated to the anniversary of the 44-day war organized in Stepanakert's School N 1

On September 30, an event dedicated to the second anniversary of the 44-day war was organized in the Stepanakert's Primary School N 1 after Khachatur Abovyan.

Death toll in Kabul explosion rises to 32

The number of those killed in a blast that rocked an education center in western Kabul earlier on Friday has grown to 32, with at least 40 more people injured, Al Jazeera reported, citing an official at Afghanistan’s interim government formed by the Taliban.

Catholicos Garegin II prepares new meeting with former presidents of Armenia and Artsakh

In order to prepare the next meeting between the former Presidents of Armenia and Artsakh, His Holiness Garegin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, held separate meetings with the former leaders these days, Director of the Information Center at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Yesayi Artenyan wrote on Facebook.

Forbes: Restricting Russian oil prices may be Biden's biggest energy mistake

Restricting the price of Russian oil may be U.S. President Joe Biden's biggest energy mistake, Forbes writes.

Belarus to be together with Russia, their union tighter than NATO — Lukashenko

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko asserted that Belarus has been and will be together with Russia while their union is closer than that of NATO.

FM Babayan and representatives ANCA-Western Region discuss implementation of various programs in Artsakh

On September 29, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan had a meeting with representatives of the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region headed by Chair Nora Hovsepian. Members of the Board of the Armenian Educational Foundation and a group of benefactors also participated in the meeting, the Foreign Ministry said.

Foreign Minister of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan Met with California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino and California Assembly member Adrin Nazarian

On September 29, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan met in Los Angeles with California State Senator Anthony J. Portantino and California Assembly member Adrin Nazarian, the Artsakh MFA stated.

David Babayan Visited Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School in Los Angeles

On September 29, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Artsakh David Babayan visited the Holy Martyrs Ferrahian High School in Los Angeles and met with teachers and students there, the Artsakh MFA stated.

Artsakh Athlete won bronze medal in the European Championship

Artsakh athlete Vasak Barseghyan won a bronze medal in the 70 kg weight category at the 2022 IMMAF European Championships held in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy, from September 27 to October 1.

Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs to meet in Geneva

Foreign Minister of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov will meet in Geneva on October 2, the Armenian Foreign Ministry stated.

Putin signs decrees to recognize independence of Zaporozhye, Kherson regions

Russia has recognized the independence of the Zaporozhye and Kherson regions, according to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decrees published by the official database of legislative information on Friday, Tass informs.

No change in situation on Armenian-Azerbaijani border – Armenian Defense Ministry

There was no change in the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border as of 09:00 today.

Armenian PM, CSTO Secretary General discuss situation in region

Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan met with the CSTO Secretary General Stanislav Zas in Yerevan, the CSTO said in a press release.