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Russia, Turkey hold 2nd round of talks on Idlib

Russian and Turkish delegation started the second round of talks over situation in Idlib, news.am reports, citing Anadolu agency.

Japan approves bill to help firms to develop 5G, drone technologies

Japan’s cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to support companies to develop secure 5G mobile networks and drone technologies amid growing alarm among Tokyo policymakers over the increasing influence of China’s 5G technology.

Europe can only be stronger with Russia,' claims Moldova's president

Europe can only be stronger if it forges closer ties with Russia, Moldova’s president claimed in an exclusive interview with Euronews.

Giant Soleimani statue unveiled by Hezbollah in Lebanon near Israel border

A giant statue of Iran’s top commander Qassem Soleimani, who was killed last month in a US airstrike, was unveiled Saturday in southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, The Times of Israel reported.

Armenia armed forces’ general staff chief: I'm not going to resign

I'm not going to resign. Artak Davtyan, Chief of the General Staff of the Armenian Armed Forces, said this at a press conference today, referring to the recent deaths in the army,news.am reports.

Bako Sahakyan received minister of high-tech industry of the Republic of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan

On 18 February Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received minister of high-tech industry of the Republic of Armenia Hakob Arshakyan, Central Information Department of the Office of Artsakh Republic President stated.

Albania to get 15 bn Euros in quake recovery

International donors on Monday pledged 1.15 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to help Albania recover from a powerful earthquake last year, Euronews reports, citing the EU chief, more than double the sum expected by Tirana.

Coronavirus: China reports 1,886 new cases, death toll up by 98

China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused mild illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities.

NATO has no plans to provide military support to Turkey in Idlib

NATO has no plans to provide Ankara with military support if Turkey launches a military operation in northern Syria, Tass.ru reports, citing a diplomatic source from the North Atlantic Alliance.

Armenian pastry chefs win 6 medals at Culinary Olympics in Germany

Armenian pastry chefs have won 6 medals at the Culinary Olympics during the ongoing Intergastra International Trade Fair in Stuttgart, Germany.

Australia to evacuate more than 200 citizens from cruise ship quarantined at Japan port

Australia will evacuate more than 200 of its citizens onboard a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship being held under quarantine in the Japanese port of Yokohama, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

Erdogan to visit Baku

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will arrive in Baku on February 25, news.am reports.

Armenian Ambassador presents credentials to President of Nepal

On February 13, Ambassador of Armenia to Nepal Armen Martirosyan presented his credentials to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the Armenian foreign ministry stated.

Stepanakert to celebrate Book Presenting Day

At the initiative of ARF "Aram Manukyan" Students' Union and with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs and Tourism of the Republic of Artsakh, an event dedicated to the Book Presenting Day will be held in Stepanakert.

Artsakh Security Council chief: Terrorist groups surrendered areas adjacent to Aleppo to Syria government troops

At a meeting of the Aleppo Security Council, it was announced about the complete liberation of Aleppo city and its suburbs. Arshavir Gharamyan. Secretary of the Artsakh Republic Security Council, wrote this on Facebook.

Baku is not ready for any normal, constructive steps: David Babayan

The Pashinyan-Aliyev debate held in Munich once again proves that Baku is not ready for any normal, constructive steps. Artsakh President's spokesperson, David Babayan, wrote this on Facebook.

Coronavirus toll reaches 1,523 in China; 66,000 confirmed cases reported

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has risen to 1,523, while the number of confirmed cases has reached 66,492, Khaleej Times reports, citing the country's National Health Commission.

Artsakh Defense Army serviceman receives fatal firearm injury

Today at around 7 p.m. contractual serviceman of the Defense Army of the Republic of Artsakh Hayk Asryan (born in 1997) received a fatal firearm injury in unknown circumstances in the maintenance station of one of the military units of the Defense Army stationed in the eastern direction, as reported the news service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Artsakh.

Russia urges Turkey against ‘provocative comments’ on Syria

Moscow has called for restraint after a Turkish parliamentarian blamed Russia for the recent deaths of Turkish troops in clashes with Syrian government forces attempting to liberate the militant-held Idlib province, RT reports.

President Sarkissian to participate in Munich Security Conference

President of Armenia Armen Sarkissian has left for the Federal Republic of Germany on a working visit.