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Karabakn negotiations should be normalized - US official

 Continuation of talks on Karabakh conflict settlement is highly important, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Eric Rubin told the journalists at the session of the Armenian-American Working Group on Economic Affairs on Thursday, NEWS.am reports.

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 Iran needs to form a special center to coordinate state and public structures in the economic war with the US, as stated by General Holam Jalali, Commander of the Revolutionary Guard. He believes that the economic war with the US has been long and the latter has taken extreme measures.

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Terrorist attack prevented in NYC

 A terrorist attack was prevented at the New York City center. 21-year old Kvazi Mohammad Rezvanul Akhsan Nafis from Bangladesh attempted to blow up a truck at the Federal Reserve Bank. The FBI replaced 450 kg of explosives in the truck with fake explosives in 20 bags, Vesti reports.Nafis said he was an Al Qaeda member and wanted to destroy the US according to Osama bin Laden’s ideas.

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Yerevan hosts World Tourism Conference

 Yerevan is hosting an international conference of the UN World Tourism Organization today. A declaration will be passed, Armenian Deputy Minister for Economy Ara Petrosyan said.The conference will focus on common humanitarian values and cultural diversity of the 21st century.Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan and UNWTO head Taleb Refai agreed to hold the conference in Armenia last year.Delegations will arrive from the US, Germany, Spain, Italy, Greece, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Romania, Poland, Georgia and CIS states.

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Russia, China, Iran seen as potential NATO enemies

 NATO will have military drills, codenamed Cyber Coalition 2012, to practice cyber wars with hypothetical aggressors from Africa on November 13-16, Kommersant reports.Russia, China and Iran are viewed as potential cyber enemies.According to the scenario, Hungary and Estonia suffer from a mass cyber attack from Africa in a conflict with NATO.The Pentagon chief has recently said that cyber attacks may be worse that September 11, 2001.

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Baku hosts international conference on Holocaust

Azerbaijani media report that an internnational symposium devoted to the Holocaust and Azerbaijan's participation in WW2 has been organized by the European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) and Yahad-In Unum (YIU) in Baku.

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US to cooperate with Georgia on Iranian, Turkish, Syrian issues

 The US wants to cooperate with Georgia to resolve the Iranian, Turkish and Syrian problems, US Deputy Secretary of State Eric Rubin said in Tbilisi.The US official met the Georgian president and candidate for prime minister. They discussed prevention of development of nuclear weapons in Iran and the peacekeeping mission in Syria, RIA Novosti reports. 

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Obama, Romney conclude new round of debates

US President Barack Obama has won the next round of political debates in Hempstead (New York State) with Mitt Romney. They responded to questions of 82 voters. 46% of viewers enjoyed Obama’s answers, 39% enjoyed Romney’s.

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On October 16 Hurriyet published an article by Mehmet Ali Birand 'Turkey cannot form a buffer zone without the US.'  "When compared to Syria, Turkey it is both a bigger and a stronger country. Especially in a conventional war, no comparison is possible between the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the Syrian Army. However, let’s leave aside comparisons, which could be misleading, and let’s talk about a dangerous probability that would very much disappoint us all," the article reads.  

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British PM does not want Israel to attack Iran

British Prime Minister David Cameron believes that it is too early for Israel to solve the Iranian nuclear problem using military forces, Iran News reports.Cameron stated that any conflict may have unpredictable repercussions. Another problem is that Iranian authorities experienced unexpected pressure caused by protesters. At the same time, Iran’s true ally Syria, under President Bashar al-Assad’s rule, was losing power. Foreign intervention would only help the nation consolidate against a common enemy, the PM supposes.

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Moldova is planning to allow NATO to lease a military base near Bulboaka, Nezavisimaya Gazeta cites Defense Minister of Transnistria Vladislav Finagin as saying.Moldova has been insisting on withdrawal of the Operative Group of Forces (Russia) together with peacekeepers from Transnistria for a long time. The recent amendments to the Constitution turn out to be targeting NATO, rather than Russia.

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3,000 peacekeepers to enter Syria

Lakhdar Brahimi, a special envoy of the UN and LAS, is assisting development of a new peace plan for Syria which will introduce 3,000 peacekeepers.

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 Participants of the Geneva talks believes that stability and security in the Trans-Caucasus Region need agreements ruling out use of force between Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Georgia, RIA Novosti reports.Abkhaz, Georgian, Russian, US, South Ossetian, UN, OSCE and EU officials attended consultations on October 10-11 to discuss the problem. Russia was represented by State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin.

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