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06 March 2010 [12:50]

Russian, Turkish officials hold consultations

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov held consultations with Turkish First Deputy Foreign Minister Firudin Sinirlioglu. The sides also discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.
06 March 2010 [12:45]

Car bomb kills 4 Iranian pilgrims before Iraq poll

A car bomb exploded in Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Saturday, killing four Iranian pilgrims a day before a national election, officials said.
06 March 2010 [12:00]

Russian President: Georgia continues restoring military capabilities

Russia’s President, Dmitry Medvedev, said on March 5, that Georgia was increasing its military capabilities with the help “from outside”.
06 March 2010 [11:45]

Iran says Bushehr plant on stream by July

Amid long delays in inauguration of Iran's first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr, an Iranian official says the plant will go into service in due time.
06 March 2010 [11:20]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with Liberia

Georgia has established diplomatic relations with Liberia.
06 March 2010 [11:00]

Iran wants IAEA to switch concern to Israel

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has urged the top nuclear body to switch its focus from Syria's atomic work to Israel's nuclear arsenal as the main cause for concern.
06 March 2010 [10:34]

On-line trade volume is scanty in Armenia

Volume of on-line trade in Armenia is scanty, the President of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) Hovhannes Avoyan told journalists.
06 March 2010 [10:25]

Suzuki says no recall for Swift models in Turkey

Japanese car maker Suzuki's distributor company in Turkey said Friday that Swift models sold in the country were not subjected to a recall campaign underway in Europe.
06 March 2010 [10:07]

Iranian cleric condemns Rigi sponsors

An Iranian cleric on Friday criticized certain regional countries for "supporting" the leader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi.
06 March 2010 [09:45]

Iranian, Ugandan FMs meet

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had a meeting with his counterpart Sam Kutesa during his official visit to Uganda, the official Website of the Iranian television IRINN reported.
06 March 2010 [09:33]

US aide: No further move against Turkey "yet"

There are no plans at this point to schedule a full U.S. House of Representatives vote on a resolution labeling as genocide the 1915 incidents in Ottoman era, a Democratic leadership aide said on Friday.
05 March 2010 [20:08]

Turkish FM's visit to Ireland to become first after 19 years

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will pay a formal visit to Ireland on March 9-11.
05 March 2010 [19:59]

Georgian FM holds meetings in the Netherlands

Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, held a number of official meetings in the framework of his visit to the Netherlands.
05 March 2010 [19:33]

Turkish Armenians oppose adoption of resolution on so-called "Armenian genocide"

Armenians of Turkey protest against the adoption of the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee".
05 March 2010 [19:26]

Georgian NGOs chose Alasania to run for Tbilisi Mayor

Georgian NGOs and public organisations called Irakli Alasania, the Alliance for Georgia leader, the one candidate to run for Tbilisi Mayor.
05 March 2010 [19:15]

Turkey's FM dismisses any pressure over Armenia ties

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday Turkey would not take a decision under pressure under any circumstance.
05 March 2010 [18:55]

Turkey's PM to receive "Arab Nobel Prize"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Saudi Arabia next week to receive the King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam, popularly known as the "Arab Nobel Prize."
05 March 2010 [18:40]

Turkey temporarily to close border gate over Iraq vote

Habur border gate, which is located on the trade route between Turkey and Iraq, will be temporarily closed for three days because of Iraqi elections, officials said on Friday.
05 March 2010 [18:35]

Russia organizes civil funerals of Georgia's first separatist leader

Russians are mourning the first leader of the Abkhazian separatist regime Vladislav Ardzinba, who died of severe illness in at a central clinics in Moscow on March 4.
05 March 2010 [18:24]

Turkish observers to monitor Iraqi elections

Turkey said Friday Iraqi parliamentary elections planned for March 7 were vital for "country's democratization and stability".
05 March 2010 [18:05]

Georgia's opposition leader meets Russian FM

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, met with Georgia’s ex-parliamentary speaker and leader of Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, Nino Burjanadze, in Moscow on March 4.
05 March 2010 [17:50]

GAO report: US sanctions on Iran will prove ineffective

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is regarded as the investigative arm of the US Congress.
05 March 2010 [17:24]

Iran's airport police seize 737 kg of drugs

Iran's Airport Police Chief Brigadier General Nabiollah Heidari says 737 kilograms of various kinds of drugs have been seized this year.
05 March 2010 [17:15]

Georgian Greens call on voters to be active in self-government elections

The Party of Georgian Greens calls upon the people of Georgia to go to their polling stations on the day of self-government elections.
05 March 2010 [17:06]

Turkish envoy says US vote not victory for Armenia

The Turkish ambassador to the United States said on Thursday that he would return to Turkey on Friday.
05 March 2010 [16:42]

Iran official: 'War on terror' advocates nurture terrorists

Iranian security forces arrested the ringleader of Jundallah terrorist group onboard a flight to Kyrgyzstan.
05 March 2010 [15:58]

Iran Foreign Minister arrives in Uganda

Iran Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki arrived in Kampala, Ugandan capital on Friday morning to discuss bilateral ties.
05 March 2010 [15:52]

Ireland's Consulate opens in Tbilisi

The Honorary Consulate of Ireland will begin to operate in Georgia today.
05 March 2010 [15:46]

Czech PM to travel to Armenia

On March 5, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian met with Vice-President of the Chamber of Deputies of Czech Republic Vojtech Filip, Armenian Foreign Ministry said.
05 March 2010 [15:41]

Turkish MP says there will be no winners on Armenia vote

Turkey will definitely not be a loser and there will be no winners, Mercan said.
05 March 2010 [15:30]

Iran's atomic chief: No delay on Bushehr nuclear plant

The head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said Bushehr nuclear plant will be set up according to time table and there is no obstacle on the process.
05 March 2010 [15:04]

Turkey re-pays $66.21 mln-foreign debt

Turkey's Treasury repaid 66.21 million USD of foreign debt on March 1 and 3.
05 March 2010 [14:57]

Iran's FM urges proactive, innovative diplomacy

Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki urges the country's envoys to foreign states to adopt proactive diplomacy and innovative approaches in their interactions with other nations.
05 March 2010 [14:51]

Armenia's governmental delegation visits Moscow

An Armenian delegation led by Vice-Premier, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan went on a visit to Moscow, Russia, on March 4.
05 March 2010 [14:26]

U.S. Vice President holds phone conversation with Saakashvili

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden spoke by phone with President Saakashvili on March 4 and "affirmed" Washington's support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, the White House said.
05 March 2010 [14:21]

Turkish FM: Liberation of Azerbaijan's occupied lands was one of goals of Turkish-Armenian protocols

Turkish FM: Liberation of occupied Azerbaijani territories was one of goals of Turkish-Armenian protocols.
05 March 2010 [14:15]

Ahmadinejad: Our atomic bombs are our youths, athletes

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declares that nations that possess culture and civilization do not need to make atomic bombs.
05 March 2010 [13:45]

Experts: Oil price fluctuations do not depend on Iran's threats to block Strait of Hormuz

Iran's threats to block access to the Strait of Hormuz do not affect fluctuations in world oil prices, as they are political posturing and not well founded, experts say.
05 March 2010 [13:23]

Armenia may see rise in water tariffs

The water tariffs may increase by 14.3 percent in July 2010 in Armenia, Gagik Margaryan, commercial director of Yerevan Water told a press conference.
05 March 2010 [13:11]

Turkmenistan, Georgia hold political consultations

The Turkmen and Georgian Foreign Ministries had consultations during Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Nalbandov's Turkmenistan visit.
05 March 2010 [12:36]

AnadoluJet stars flying between Turkish-Syrian capitals

The subsidiary company of the Turkish Airlines (THY), The AnadoluJet began flying between Turkish and Syrian capitals.
05 March 2010 [12:13]

Iranian FM starts two-nation tour of Africa

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has left Tehran for Kampala for an official visit to Uganda.
05 March 2010 [11:45]

Georgia's opposition leader meets with Russian PM in Moscow

Russia’s PM Vladimir Putin met with Georgia’s ex-parliamentary chairperson and leader of opposition Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, Nino Burjanadze, in Moscow on March 4.
05 March 2010 [11:24]

EBRD predicts 2-percent economic growth in Armenia

European Bank of Reconstruction and Development predicts 2-percent economic growth in Armenia.
05 March 2010 [11:08]

Turkish government condemns resolution on "Armenian genocide"

The government of Turkey condemned U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs resolution on so-called "Armenian genocide".
05 March 2010 [10:58]

First sitting of Georgian-Polish Commission on cooperation held in Tbilisi

The first sitting of the Georgian-Polish intergovernmental Commission for Economic Cooperation was held in Tbilisi on March 4.
05 March 2010 [10:38]

Armenian opposition party proposes to hold early elections as a way out of March crisis

Opposition Armenian National Congress’ rally signaled the start of a new process.
05 March 2010 [10:14]

Italian ambassador summoned over arrested Iranians

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast says the Italian ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to give explanation about detention of two Iranians in Italy.
05 March 2010 [08:44]

China, Russia urge Iran to accept nuclear fuel plan

Russia and China urged Iran on Thursday to accept a U.N. nuclear fuel proposal aimed at easing concerns about its atomic program, while U.S., British and French envoys said it was time for new sanctions.
05 March 2010 [08:20]

Turkey recalls ambassador from U.S