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Israel Seeks Direct Talks With Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday told the members of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee that Israel is interested in direct talks with Syria over Turkish mediated negotiations, adding that his government would prefer Paris over Ankara in a situation in which a mediator is required, reported the Israeli Web site ynetnews.com.

Karabakh ‘Main Issue’ of Erdogan-Obama Talks, Says Davutoglu

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was “a main issue” in Monday’s talks between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US President Barack Obama, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was quoted by the Azeri Today.az news portal as saying in an interview on Tuesday.

Armenian Parliament Gives Green Light for Afghan Mission

The National Assembly allowed the Armenian government on Tuesday to deploy a small contingent of troops in Afghanistan in line with its commitments to NATO.

The parliament overwhelmingly ratified a relevant agreement, signed by Defense Minister Seyran Ohanian and top NATO officials last month, after a one-day debate that attracted surprisingly little interests from many lawmakers.

Iran Rejects Turkish Role In Nuclear Talks

Iran rejected a Turkish role in its nuclear impasse with Western countries on Tuesday and said there would be no need for third-party mediation in the nuclear dispute.

Armenian Grape Output Sees Growth

Armenian farmers have grown 10 percent more grapes this fall and have already sold out of them despite the ongoing economic crisis, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Tuesday.

Remarks by Obama and Erdogan After Meeting on December 7

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Washington DC on Monday meeting with US President Barack Obama. The two leaders discussed Turkish-Armenian relations, the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and Turkey’s role in Afghanistan, the Middle East, Iraq. Erdogan and Obama held a press conference after their talks, read the text of the transcript.

After White House Meeting, Erdogan Says Turkey-Armenia Ties Connected to Karabakh

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters after his meeting with President Obama that normalization of Armenia-Turkey relations was contingent on the Karabakh conflict resolution.

88 Earthquake Commemorated as Authorities Downplay Failure to Rebuild Gyumri

Officials on Monday downplayed the government’s failure to rebuild regions devastated by the 1988 earthquake, insisting that reconstruction is going according to plan as Armenia marked the 21st anniversary of the calamity that killed 25,000 people and left hundreds of thousands of others homeless.

Turkey Urges OSCE To Back Azerbaijan In Karabakh Settlement

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe should support Azerbaijan over Armenia in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday.

Rev. Markarian’s ‘The Thirsty Enemy': A Story of War, Faith and Passion

A rocket propelled grenade slams into the terrace outside of the bedroom window of the apartment he and his wife share in West Beirut, Lebanon. It makes a much louder sound than the routine gunfire to which they’ve become accustomed. A half-dozen members of a Communist militia group, all brandishing AK 47s, pound on the door in the middle of the night. This scene is repeated over and over throughout a seven-year period, with armed militia representing the Mourabitoun, Saiqua, Druze, Fatah, Kurds, PPS (Partie Populaire Syrienne) and Syrian army. One night, a group storms in with fixed bayonets, their leader ripping the phone line out of the wall and threatening their lives.

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