Armenia, China lift visas starting 20 January

Armenian citizens will not need visas to travel to China from January 20 as an agreement on mutually lifting visas between China and Armenia will take effect, Chinese media reported.

No Armenians among victims of Kazakhstan plane crash – preliminary reports

The Armenian Embassy in Kazakhstan informs that there are no citizens of Armenia among the people who were killed and injured during a plane crash near the city of Almaty.

5.1 magnitude earthquake hit Iran

An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 was recorded on Friday in southern Iran, TASS reported.

Russians name Putin politician of the year — poll

Nearly half of respondents named President Vladimir Putin politician of the year in a survey by the Russia Public Opinion Research Center VTsIOM, reports TASS.

Turkey may establish naval base in occupied northern Cyprus

Turkey may establish a naval base in the occupied northern Cyprus.

Turkey sees no threat in US sanctions imposed due to Russian S-400

US sanctions imposed due to Ankara’s purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense systems will not affect Turkey, Turkish parliament speaker Mustafa Sentop said.

Croatia holds presidential election

Polling stations opened for the presidential elections in Croatia.

Trump to address to US Congress amid impeachment developments


Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the US House of Representatives, has written a letter to President Donald Trump inviting him to give his State of the Union speech on 4 February amid the partisan impeachment battle.