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Kazakhstan to increase export via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad

Kazakhstan has expressed interest in exporting goods via the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad that will be launched sometime next year.

Kazakhstan to increase export via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad
Summit to spotlight EU-Russia row over Soviet-era states
Summit to spotlight EU-Russia row over Soviet-era states

An EU summit designed to draw six ex-Soviet states to the West opens with its ambitions dented Thursday after Ukraine, the biggest of the six, caved into Moscow to hand Europe a mighty "Nyet".

Summit to spotlight EU-Russia row over Soviet-era states
Armenian monastery finds unlikely saviour in Arab sheikh
Armenian monastery finds unlikely saviour in Arab sheikh

Standing next to a newly refurbished bell tower, priest Aristakes Aivazyan says it needed divine intervention to save Armenia's medieval Haghartsin monastery.

Armenian monastery finds unlikely saviour in Arab sheikh
Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Serik Akhmetov. ©Marat Abilov
Eurasian integration should be equally advantageous for all participants: Akhmetov

Kazakhstan's Prime-Minister Serik Akhmetov believes it especially important that all the member countries equally benefit from the Eurasian integration.

Eurasian integration should be equally advantageous for all participants: Akhmetov
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. ©Reuters/Nazik Armenakyan
Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to discuss peace settlement: OSCE

The presidents of arch-foes Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed Tuesday to discuss a peace settlement over the disputed region of Nagorny Karabakh, the European security body OSCE said.

Azerbaijan, Armenia agree to discuss peace settlement: OSCE
The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affaires of Armania Shavarsh Kocharyan. Photo courtesy of lragir.am
Armenia ready to sign up for Customs Union in February 2014

Yerevan expect to be ready for signing of the treaty to join the Customs Union and Common Economic Space in February 2014.

Armenia ready to sign up for Customs Union in February 2014
Armenian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Ara Sahakyan and the President of Kazkahstan Nursultan Nazarbayev. ©Marat Abilov
Nazarbayev awaited in Armenia

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev is expected to visit Armenia.

Nazarbayev awaited in Armenia
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. ©RIA NOVOSTI
Armenia-EU free trade deal blocked: Lithuania

Armenia has blocked its chances of signing a free trade deal with the European Union by choosing to join the Russia-led customs union.

Armenia-EU free trade deal blocked: Lithuania
Flags of Armenia. Photo courtesy of rian.ru
Kazakhstan supports Armenia's decision to join Customs Union

Armenia intends to ascend the Customs Union and take part in establishment of the Eurasian Economic Council.

Kazakhstan supports Armenia's decision to join Customs Union
Armenia to join Moscow-led customs union
Armenia to join Moscow-led customs union

Armenia said Tuesday it would join the Russia-led customs union to help promote close integration among neighbours.

Armenia to join Moscow-led customs union
Ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan Vassiliy Kazaryan. Photo courtesy of ortcom.kz
Armenian ambassador leaves Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan Secretary of State Marat Tazhin has met with Ambassador of Armenia Vassiliy Kazaryan who is finishing his diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan.

Armenian ambassador leaves Kazakhstan
Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian. Photo courtesy of azadliq.org
Armenia's ruling party wins Yerevan mayor race amid tensions

Armenia's ruling party has comfortably won a mayoral election in the capital Yerevan.

Armenia's ruling party wins Yerevan mayor race amid tensions
Armenian president wins in disputed polls
Armenian president wins in disputed polls

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian has won re-election with over 58 percent of the vote, official results published Tuesday showed, as his main rival cried foul.

Armenian president wins in disputed polls
Armenia leader cruising to election victory
Armenia leader cruising to election victory

Armenia votes in presidential polls Monday with incumbent leader Serzh Sarkisian set for victory in an election watched closely.

Armenia leader cruising to election victory
Ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan Vassiliy Kazaryan (L) and Majilis speaker Nurlan Nigmatulin (R). Photo courtesy of press-service of Kazakhstan Majilis
Nurlan Nigmatulin meets with ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan

During the meeting the parties stressed consistency and progress in interaction between Kazakhstan and Armenia on a wide range of issues.

Nurlan Nigmatulin meets with ambassador of Armenia to Kazakhstan
Police officers work at the crime scene, where presidential candidate Paruyr Hayrikyan was shot. ©REUTERS
Armenian presidential candidate shot: police

An Armenian presidential candidate was shot and wounded late Thursday by an unknown assailant in the capital Yerevan less than a month before election day.

Armenian presidential candidate shot: police
Alisher Karimov. ©RIA Novosti
Kazakhstan's Alisher Karimov won 3rd prize at music contest in Armenia

Kazakhstan singer Alisher Karimov won the 3rd place in the international contest of young pop singers Yerevan Calls on October 6-14.

Kazakhstan's Alisher Karimov won 3rd prize at music contest in Armenia
Photo courtesy of Kazakhstan Ministry of Defense
First CSTO maneuvers kick off in Kazakhstan

More than one thousand Russian, Armenian, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan military men are participating in the training.

First CSTO maneuvers kick off in Kazakhstan
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev. ©RIA Novosti
Armenia 'ready for war' after Azerbaijan axe-killer pardon

Armenia warned Azerbaijan it was ready for war as tensions soared Monday between the ex-Soviet foes after Baku pardoned and promoted an Azerbaijani officer who axed an Armenian soldier to death.

Armenia 'ready for war' after Azerbaijan axe-killer pardon
Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise
Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise

The self-declared state of Nagorny-Karabakh, recognised by no country in the world, votes in leadership elections as fears grow of a new conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over its status.

Unrecognised Karabakh votes as tensions rise