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On 1 Jan 2015 Beeline fixed communication subscribers to make free calls to all fixed networks of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh

VTB Bank (Armenia) offers its Telephone Bank service to companies and private businessmen

On Dec 27 banks bought whole amount of USD offered by Central Bank on interbank forex market, with few transactions registered at NASDAQ OMX Armenia

Armenfilm's future is still vague

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The Foundation for the Preservation of Wildlife and Cultural Assets and its General Partner VivaCell-MTS will mark the completion and present the outcomes of a project implemented in Tsovagyugh community

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Qatari and Greek air companies announce their entry into Armenia's airfreight market

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Cooperation between VivaCell-MTS and Opera Support Fund marked by a holiday concert

Russian Government discusses lending $270 mln to Armenia for prolongation of Armenian Nuclear Power Plant's lifespan

People's guards in Noyakert detain Turkish citizen who pried information about villagers

On Dec 25 banks were more active on interbank forex market than at NASDAQ OMX Armenia

Armenian citizen detained by Russian border guards while attempting to illegally cross Armenian-Turkish border

Electric locomotive repaired in Armenia for the first time in 25

Beeline and Classical Music Development Fund summed up results of cooperation over 2014

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Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry tries hardest to conceal the losses after Armenia's retaliation for the downed helicopter, a source in security agencies says

The personal investment of VivaCell-MTS employees in the creation of a computer class in the boarding school of Byureghavan

Geoteam has contributed around AMD 720 million (USD 1.6 million) to communities adjacent to Amulsar in land rental fees.

Nursultan Nazarbayev ratifies treaty on Armenia's accession to the EEU

Films on Armenian Genocide to be shown in 20 countries in 2015

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Fatih Akin's "The Scar" to be demonstrated in Yerevan

Beeline subscribers can receive free roaming calls in any country

Robert Kocharyan's Office refutes information about two presidents' meeting

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Central Bank of Armenia raises refinancing rate from 6.75% to 8.5%

Hrachya Rostomyan: The European Games are not the property of Baku

For the first time Armenian journalists get an opportunity to participate in fourth annual contest of Rostelecom OJSC

Rostelecom's investments in Armenia to total nearly AMD 3 billion in 2015

ProCredit Bank makes surprise offer to its customers - Holiday Deposit

Gagik Tsarukyan to call a meeting for opposition political parties, organizations and movements

Armenian National Congress: "Latest financial crisis is one more reason to shift power in Armenia"

George Clooney's wife to represent Amenia at ECHR

Seyran Ohanyan: After downing Armenian helicopter, Azerbaijan received incommensurate retaliation from Armenia

Carl Bildt: Rising conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh adds to an already most volatile security environment

  • by Marianna Mkrtchyan

  • Tuesday, August 5, 11:27

"Rising conflict and death toll between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh adds to an already most volatile security environment," Foreign Minister of Sweden Carl Bildt posted on Twitter, overnight. 

It is noteworthy that there is upsurge in tensions in the Karabakh conflict zone.  Azerbaijan has made several sabotage attacks lately.  Both the sides suffered casualties.  Azerbaijan lost 27 soldiers.  There were 6 deaths on the Armenian side. The U.S.  Department of State, Russian Foreign Ministry, French Foreign Ministry, OSCE CiO as well as OSCE Minsk Group Co- Chairs, EU and many countries have expressed deep concern over escalating tensions and urged the parties to respect the ceasefire agreement and take steps to defuse tension. 

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