Log in
Please enter your login details

Skip to main content

Breaking News
  • Nairo Quintana, second in this year’s Tour de France, says he will race in the Vuelta a España, due to start August 20
  • India has blocked hundreds of adult websites to prevent pornography becoming a social nuisance, a government official said
  • Tom Danielson, former team-mate of Lance Armstrong, admitted on Twitter he has tested positive for testosterone
  • Russian law enforcers killed six people suspected of involvement in “international terrorism“ in the city of Nalchik, Kabardino-Balkaria
  • Spain: A 27-year-old illegal immigrant was found dead, asphyxiated, hidden in a suitcase placed in the trunk of a car, on a ferry
  • CHP leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu has accused Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of blocking efforts to form a coalition government
  • At least 27 people were killed when a Syrian jet fighter crashed into a busy marketplace in the town of Ariha, near the Turkish border
Facebook Twitter Google+ Reddit

Doctors in Armenia have removed a bullet from the shoulder of a presidential candidate, who was shot close to his home on Thursday night.

Paruyr Hayrikyan, an outsider in the February 18 election, was visited in hospital by incumbent Serzh Sarksyan, who is expected to win a second term.

The poll could be delayed for two weeks because of the assassination attempt. The motive for the attack is not clear but Hayrikyan has blamed foreign secret agents.

The former Soviet republic is keen to maintain stability as it seeks to boost its economy after the global financial crisis.

Violence marred the last presidential election in 2008 and left nearly a dozen people dead.

More about: