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Armenia: OIC document totally distorts essence of Karabakh conflict

The wording on Nagorno-Karabakh in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) document totally distorts the essence of the conflict, which is a result of the Azerbaijani policy of militarily pressuring the self-determination right of the people of Nagorno Karabakh, stated Armenia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Shavarsh Kocharyan.

Uplifting Performance: Armenian weightlifters best in Europe in medal standings

Armenia’s weightlifting team has taken first place by the haul of medals won at the European championships in Fjord, Norway.
According to the press service of the National Olympic Committee of Armenia, the country’s athletes have won a total of 18 medals, including 8 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals in men’s and women’s competitions.

Dialogue Partner: Armenia gets status at Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization’s (SCO) Secretary General Rashid Alimov late last week signed a memorandum of understanding to give Armenia a “dialogue partner” status within the Organization.

Spokesman: Kocharyan house incident “blown out of proportion”

A spokesman for Armenia’s second president Robert Kocharyan has downplayed the incident near the former leader’s house reported by the Armenian police.
Late on Friday the police said that an unknown assailant had thrown a hand grenade towards Kocharyan’s private residence in Yerevan and that an examination of the scene was underway.

Government: Families of killed soldiers to have sources of “stable income”

Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan has instructed the Ministry of Economy to deal with issues of the families of soldiers who were killed in Nagorno-Karabakh during the latest escalation of conflict earlier this month.

Karabakh: Conflicting parties exchange blame amid tense ceasefire

Nagorno-Karabakh’s military authorities have reported a new fatality at the line of contact with Azerbaijan, at the same time denying Baku’s accusations that Armenian forces have violated the current fragile ceasefire by killing an Azeri serviceman.

Weightlifting: Armenia’s Nazik Avdalyan wins gold at European championships

Five years after receiving a serious spinal trauma, Armenia’s female weightlifter Nazik Avdalyan has won a gold medal at European championships, putting up a dazzling performance in the Norwegian city of Fjord.

Praying for Artsakh: Armenian Catholicoi give blessings to Karabakh soldiers

As part of their landmark visit to Nagorno-Karabakh held in conditions of a tense ceasefire His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of all Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, visited St. Hovhannes Mkrtich church of Gandzasar on April 13.

Karabakh: Azeri ‘sabotage-reconnaissance infiltration’ attempt thwarted

Nagorno-Karabakh’s Defense Army reports a successful repulsion of an attempt by a group of Azerbaijani commandoes to carry out a “sabotage-reconnaissance infiltration” in the southern direction.

Karabakh War Casualty Update: Armenia puts April death toll at 92

Armenia’s Ministry of Defense has published the latest data on casualties at the line of contact between Nagorno-Karabakh’s and Azerbaijan’s armed forces since the start of the month, putting the overall death toll at 92.