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Israel intercepts two missiles fired from Gaza

Israeli forces today intercepted two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, while a third came down inside Israeli territory, the military said, Outlook India reports. "The IAF (Israeli Air Force) successfully intercepted two …

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Turkish police summon FBI official

Turkish police summoned a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official on Wednesday over statements made in a U.S. court by a former Turkish police investigator who fled the country last year, the state-run Anadolu Agency said, Reuters …

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Iran-P5+1 commission confirms commitment to nuclear deal

The participants in the meeting of the Joint Commission of Iran and the P5+1 (five UN Security Council permanent members plus Germany) held in Vienna on December 13 have reiterated their commitment to the agreement on Tehran’s nuclear …

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 ECHR: Armenia must pay for damage to Azerbaijani IDPs

Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has made a new decision on 'Chiragov and Others v. Armenia' case, according to which, Armenia's government has to pay 5000 euros to each of the six plaintiffs for the material …

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Armenian parliament adopts bill on domestic violence

Armenia's parliament passed the bill on prevention of domestic violence, protection of the victims of domestic violence, and restoring of solidarity within families in the second reading. The proposed law was approved by a vote of …

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New Year holidays in Armenia may be cut

Armenia's government intends to cut New Year holidays. The government-proposed amendments to the law on holidays and memorable days will be discussed at the next cabinet meeting on December 14 and then they will be put on the …

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 Another earthquake hits eastern Iran

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has hit eastern Iran today at 00:41 (MSK). According to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre, the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 63 km north of Iran’s city of Kerman at a depth …

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Armenian serviceman wounded in landmine explosion

A serviceman of the Armenian Armed Forces was wounded in a landmine explosion on December 11 while on duty in the northeastern section of the country’s state border, Armenian defense ministry spokesman Artsrun Hovhannisyan …

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Austria's explosion rattles European gas market

A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18. A fire followed the blast at the Baumgarten site, which happened around 08:45 (07:45 GMT). The facility about 50 …

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 Magnitude 6.1 quake strikes Iran's Kerman province

An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Iran's northeast of Kerman, the US Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties in the quake, which hit at a depth of 57 km, the Independent reported. …

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Kazakh coal miners stage sit-in

About 700 coal miners in Kazakhstan are demanding to improve working conditions and a wage rise, the minister of Labor and Social Protection of Kazakhstan Tamara Duisenova said. "According to latest data submitted …

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