The Washington Post: Despite State Department’s calls, Azerbaijan still refuses to return Armenian POWs...

YEREVAN, MARCH 30, ARMENPRESS. Despite a nudge from a senior State Department official, Azerbaijan has so far refused to return Armenian prisoners who were captured during the recent war in Nagorno Karabakh, Columnist David Ignatius...

Why North Korea Wants Nuke Deterrence

Exclusive: The revelation that North Korea hacked into South Korea’s military secrets and found U.S. plans for a preemptive “decapitation” of Pyongyang’s leadership explains its rush to build a nuclear deterrent, says Nicolas J...

Obama, Duterte and other notorious political insults

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he regrets calling his US counterpart Barack Obama the "son of a whore". His controversial comments have led to diplomatic consequences with the US president cancelling a scheduled meeting...

The Cannabis Industry’s Dirty Energy Secret

By James Burgess Your average marijuana plant is a rather unimposing, forest green weed that blends well with nature. The dirty truth, however, is that the business of growing cannabis is anything but green. In fact,...

Syria to replace Turkey on Russia’s fruit & vegetables market

Syria has started exporting fruit and vegetables to Russia, reports Kommersant business daily. The produce is expected to partially fill the void of banned Turkish goods. Russian food importer Adyg-Yurak is talking with local food...

Donald Trump Backs Off Campaign Promises on Climate Change and Hillary Clinton

Jonathan Lemire / AP He said he would "keep an open mind" about pulling out of the Paris climate deal  (NEW YORK) — Two weeks after his election victory, President-elect Donald Trump began backing off campaign...

Sri Lanka landslide rescue effort is intensified

Rescue workers in Sri Lanka have intensified their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide in the centre of the country which is feared to have buried more than 100 people. Five excavators normally...

Manchester City 1-0 Leicester: Vincent Kompany strike put champions back on top of Premier...

Press Association · Columnist Vincent Kompany struck a sensational winner as Manchester City returned to the top of the Premier League with a dramatic and tense 1-0 win over Leicester. City's long-serving and influential captain netted...

Lawmaker Garo Paylan submits Armenian Genocide recognition legislation to Turkish Parliament

YEREVAN, APRIL 26, ARMENPRESS. Turkey’s opposition  Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker of Armenian descent Garo Paylan submitted a bill to the Turkish parliament’s presidency seeking to recognize the Armenian Genocide, remove the names of...

6 cities that rejected the Olympics

Becoming an Olympic host city was long considered a crowning achievement. That is no longer the case as voters reject shouldering the considerable expense involved. Most recently, voters in Calgary, Canada, said no. Calgary's bid...

US election 2016: Trump and Sanders win New Hampshire

Billionaire Donald Trump has won the New Hampshire primary in the Republican race for US presidential nominee. Left-wing Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has taken the Democratic vote, pushing ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary...

1000s railway workers stage protest against EU-wide rail reforms

Thousands of railway workers from across Europe have staged a protest to express their anger at plans by the European Union (EU) aimed at liberalizing the railway industry. Nearly 3,000 people from several European countries...

Facebook launches feature to allow businesses to privately message users

By Yasmeen Abutaleb Facebook Inc (FB.O) rolled out features Wednesday that enable businesses to privately communicate with customers through messages as part of the social networking company's push to make its Messenger app a stand-alone...

Turkey bars international lawyers from attending Demirtaş hearing

Turkish authorities on Tuesday prevented two members of the Connecticut-based Lawyers Without Borders from observing a hearing in the trial of jailed Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtaş, the Mezopotamya news agency reported. Lawyers Per Stadig and...

Shiite Houthi Rebels in Yemen to Withdraw From Presidential Palace

A member of the Houthi opposition movement's political council announced that Shiite militants in Yemen would withdraw their forces from the presidential palace in Sanaa. CAIRO, January 22 (Sputnik) — Shiite rebels in Yemen will...

Iran Sanctions Over Ballistic Missile Program Pass U.S. House

By Anna Edgerton The U.S. House on Thursday passed new sanctions in response to Iran’s ballistic missile program, while stopping short of addressing the Islamic Republic’s compliance with the multinational accord designed to curb...

Hammond: UK to Vote in Favor of Brexit if Brussels Grants No Reforms

If Brussels provides no guarantees of irreversible reforms, people in the United Kingdom will vote in favor of British exit from the European Union, Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond told The Telegraph. A YouGov poll released...

Stars support Streep’s take on Trump as artists call for strike

Meryl Streep's anti-Trump speech at the Golden Globes didn't stay uncommented by the president-elect. The fact that he simply needs to react to any criticism has sparked a series of reactions from other fellow...

Jake Gyllenhaal: Actors are taking dangerous risks

Hollywood actor Jake Gyllenhaal says some actors are taking "dangerous risks" for their craft. The star told the BBC another actor had once asked him for advice on whether they should take drugs for a...

Jamal Khashoggi: Mike Pompeo to visit Saudi Arabia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is to meet Saudi King Salman amid growing controversy over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He will later visit Turkey, where Mr Khashoggi was last seen at...