Azerbaijan's military says it has shot down an Mi-24 combat helicopter near the breakaway territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and reports said three people were killed, in what Armenia's Defense Ministry called an "unprecedented provocation."
Talghat Bigeldinov, a legendary Soviet pilot in World War II, has died at the age of 92 in Kazakhstan.
Armenian Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamian says several government structures would be merged into a new Interior Ministry.
Scores of people have rallied in the center of Armenia's capital, Yerevan, to mark the first anniversary since the leader of the nationalist Tsegakron party and supporters were arrested.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev has called on member states of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to step up measures against terrorism.
Armenia has scaled down plans to reduce maternity leave benefits after women protested the potential cuts.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) predicts economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia will slow by an average of one percentage point this year due to the slowdown in Russia.
Over the next three years, the European Union will provide between 140 and 170 million euros to Armenia for private sector, public administration and justice reforms.
For the sixth year running, Norway leads the London-based Legatum Institute's Prosperity Index, followed by Switzerland, New Zealand, Denmark, and Canada.
Rights activists in Armenia have called a court ruling in favor of a pro-government newspaper disgraceful.
Air Armenia, a passengar and cargo airline based in Yerevan, has suspended all passenger flights until at least December 20 over financial difficulties the firm is blaming on Russia.
Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.