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12 January 2010 [19:00]

Turkey's PM awarded by Arab world for "services to Islam"

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was selected by the foundation for "his services to Islam".
12 January 2010 [18:31]

Turkey summons Israeli envoy over "insult"

Turkey summoned Israel envoy to Ankara over "insult" to Turkish envoy in Israel.
12 January 2010 [18:20]

Iran-Uzbekistan economic commission holds 10th meeting

The 10th round meeting of Iran-Tajikistan Joint Economic Commission will be held in Tehran, Iranian Commerce Minister Mahdi Ghaznfari announced.
12 January 2010 [18:15]

Cache with weapons found in South Ossetia

Border department of the FSS of Russia found a cache with weapons trench mortar and various ammo in South Ossetia.
12 January 2010 [18:08]

Ukrainian CEC refused to register Georgian monitors

Central Electoral Commission of Ukraine refused to register international monitors from Georgia.
12 January 2010 [17:46]

Iran private sector: Subsidy reform bill leads to inflation

Iran economical office announced according the survey in this section review three aspects of the bill.
12 January 2010 [17:25]

'Killed Iranian lecturer not politically involved'

The Iranian nuclear physics scientist who has been killed in a remote-controlled bomb attack in Tehran had not been involved in any political activities, an academic figure says.
12 January 2010 [17:15]

Georgian government holds session in Gori

The first session of the Georgian government in 2010 was held in Gori on Jan. 12.
12 January 2010 [17:08]

Turkey, Syria mull higher education cooperation

The delegations will also discuss mutual recognition of equivalence of diplomas.
12 January 2010 [16:53]

Armenian Constitutional Court rules Turkey-Armenia protocols constitutional - UPDATE

Armenian Constitutional Court has ruled Armenia-Turkey Protocols constitutional.
12 January 2010 [16:33]

Georgian president nominates candidates to three vacancies at CEC

Georgian president's parliamentary secretary has nominated two candidates for each of three vacancies at the Georgian Central Election Commission on Jan. 12.
12 January 2010 [16:00]

Iran exports gas to Syria via Iraq, Turkey

Iranian Oil Minister, Masoud Mirkazemi, and Syrian Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade, Amer Hosni Lutfi, reviewed ways of exporting Iranian gas to Syria.
12 January 2010 [15:54]

TOBB says Turkey, Lebanon should sign free trade deal

Prime Minister Sa'ad al-Din al-Hariri of Lebanon said that they would make significant initiatives with Turkey.
12 January 2010 [15:19]

Demonstrators to stay outside Armenia's Constitutional Court building until final decision is made

Protesters gathered outside the Constitutional Court building today have said they will stay there until a final decision is reached by the court.
12 January 2010 [15:00]

Iranian official: Threats of sanctions do not intimidate Iran

Iran's Foreign Ministry says Tehran will continue its peaceful nuclear program, rejecting the possibility that the country may be harmed by further sanctions.
12 January 2010 [14:50]

Turkey's FM to visit Croatia, Serbia for Bosnia meetings

Davutoglu will travel to Croatia and Serbia on January 14-15 to attend tripartite consultation meetings.
12 January 2010 [14:07]

H1N1 flu kills one more patient in Georgia

The laboratory tests have proved that the recent lethal case of virus infection in Georgia was H1N1.
12 January 2010 [14:00]

Lebanon's PM: Turkey great partner for regional cooperation

The Lebanese prime minister defined on Monday Turkey as a great partner for regional cooperation.
12 January 2010 [13:39]

Iran's Karroubi says live debate can reveal truth

Defeated presidential candidate Mehdi Karroubi said Monday that he is ready to hold a debate with any representative from the establishment if the Iranian nation can be its audience.
12 January 2010 [13:31]

Armenian National Congress to appeal outcome of by-elections to country's parliament

Opposition Armenian National Congress has issued a statement to protest outcome of the by-elections to the Armenian parliament held in Yerevan on Jan. 10.
12 January 2010 [13:15]

Meeting held over Turkey-US model partnership

Turkish ministers and representatives of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) met in Ankara on Monday for a Turkey-U.S. model partnership.
12 January 2010 [12:34]

Iran slams US general's 'thoughtless' remarks

Tehran has moved to dismiss a warning by a top figure in the US military of a series of 'contingency plans' in dealing with Iran's nuclear program.
12 January 2010 [12:12]

Armenian expert: Erdogan's visit to Moscow regular demarche against West

The visit of Turkish Premier Erdogan to Moscow is a regular demarche against the West, political analyst and Heritage faction head Stepan Safaryan said.
12 January 2010 [12:09]

Turkey's PM calls for UN reform after repeated Israel breaches

Erdogan called on the international community to display a fair approach regarding threat of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.
12 January 2010 [11:46]

Georgian opposition content with meeting with McCain

Representatives of Georgian opposition, who had held meeting with John McCain, were generally content with his visit.
12 January 2010 [11:25]

Turkey's PM says to honour word on Davos boycott after Gaza debate

Erdogan said he would honour the words he uttered after the panel discussion on Gaza.
12 January 2010 [11:16]

Iranian diplomat says was tortured in US custody

An Iranian diplomat who was detained by the US military in Iraq and held for more than two years, says that he was tortured while in American custody.
12 January 2010 [10:58]

Georgians consider country's FM the smartest minister in government

According to the results of the survey, conducted by Kviris Palitra [Georgian weekly], citizens of Georgia consider Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister, the smartest minister in the government.
12 January 2010 [10:22]

P5+1 to discuss Iran nuclear issue in New York

The five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany will meet later this week to discuss Iran's nuclear program.
12 January 2010 [10:13]

Israel issues unprecedentedly condemnation over Turkish PM's remarks

Israel issued an unprecedentedly condemnation of Turkish PM Erdogan, saying his often fierce public criticism of its policies could undermine bilateral ties.
12 January 2010 [09:47]

Iranian FM: US wants to turn Yemen into another Afghanistan

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the US, Britain, and Israel are implementing a plan to turn Yemen into another Afghanistan.
12 January 2010 [09:35]

Israel issues unprecedentedly condemnation over Turkish PM's remarks

Israel issued an unprecedentedly condemnation of Turkish PM Erdogan, saying his often fierce public criticism of its policies could undermine bilateral ties.
11 January 2010 [18:56]

Iran prescribes regional cooperation for Pakistan violence

Iran's President expresses hope that Pakistan will stand up to foreign interference in its domestic affairs, saying closer cooperation among regional states can guarantee stability in the region.
11 January 2010 [18:50]

Textile exports from S.Turkey reach $2.3 bln in 2009

Textile exports from Turkey's southeast reached 2.3 billion USD in 2009.
11 January 2010 [18:20]

Saakashvili has no intention to run for president for third time

Georgia incumbent President Mikheil Saakashvili is not going to run for President for the third time, stated Koba Habazi, MP, member of the United National Movement.
11 January 2010 [18:05]

Iran, Turkey plan to set up joint industrial zone

Iran and Turkey plan to set up a joint industrial zone on their shared border, a Turkish official has announced.
11 January 2010 [17:53]

Iran's share in global exports reaches 0.59 percent

The Islamic Republic of Iran's share in total global exports reached 0.59 percent in 2009, Economist reported.
11 January 2010 [17:22]

John McCain underlines importance of democratic development in Georgia

Visiting U.S. Senator John McCain in his speech in Batumi highlighted importance of further development of democracy and human rights protection in Georgia.
11 January 2010 [17:14]

Iran's economic projects reach $313 bln

The value of Iran's economic projects increased remarkably in 2009.
11 January 2010 [16:49]

Bolivian student arrested in Turkey over drug trafficking

A foreigner was arrested at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport while attempting to import 1 kg of cocaine in his stomach.
11 January 2010 [16:26]

Swiss FM to visit Georgia

According to Nino Kalandadze, Georgia's Deputy Foreign Minister, Micheline Calmy-Rey, Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland will visit Georgia on Jan. 14-15.
11 January 2010 [15:45]

Armenia confirms detention of Azerbaijani citizen

On Dec. 28, 2009 an attempt to slip across the border was registered on Armenian-Azerbaijani contact line, Armenian Defense Ministry said.
11 January 2010 [15:34]

Quake hits Iran's Hormuzgan province

Earthquakes measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale jolted the Bandar-Khamir city in the Hormuzgan province of Iran last night, Mehr reported.
11 January 2010 [15:15]

Lamb with "human face" born in Turkey - PHOTOS

Lamb with "human face" has been born in Turkey.
11 January 2010 [14:15]

Iran's FM heads to Syria for talks

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, has left Tehran for Damascus on an official day-long visit to hold meetings with senior Syrian authorities.
11 January 2010 [14:06]

Adviser to Armenian PM passed away

The adviser to Armenian Prime Minister Fadei Sargsyan, 86, passed away on Jan. 10.
11 January 2010 [13:52]

Iran appoints new state spokesman

The Iranian Cabinet of Ministers appointed First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi as its Political, Social and Cultural Issues Spokesman.
11 January 2010 [13:25]

Armenia announces outcome of by-election to country's parliament

Vote count of by-elections to the Armenian parliament in the 10th district of Yerevan has ended.
11 January 2010 [12:17]

U.S. Senator holds meetings in Georgia

11 January 2010 [11:53]

Turkey, Lebanon set to remove visa requirement

Prime Minister Sa'ad al-Din al-Hariri of Lebanon arrived in Ankara on Sunday on a state visit.
11 January 2010 [11:34]

Lessons resume in Armenian schools

Lessons in Armenian schools will resume on Jan. 11.
11 January 2010 [11:14]

Iran releases Swedish diplomat, Syrian reporter

Tehran's prosecutor said in an interview on Sunday that a Swedish diplomat arrested in connection with the recent riots in the capital has been released after his identity was established.
11 January 2010 [11:06]

Georgian court to announce sentence on Mukhrovansk rebels today

The Tbilisi City Court will issue sentence on the people accused of Mukhrovansk revolt today.
11 January 2010 [10:45]

Turkey introduces major overhaul at foreign ministry

Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs is restructuring itself with a draft law that contains recommendations for changes in duties and foundation of the ministry organization.
11 January 2010 [09:54]

One year passes since US-Georgia Partnership Charter was signed

One year has passed since the Georgia-US Charter on Strategic Partnership was signed.
11 January 2010 [09:45]

Iran, Iraq to settle border disputes

Iran's top diplomat in Baghdad has elaborated on the measures taken to resolve last month's misunderstanding on a disputed oil well in the south of the common border.
11 January 2010 [09:37]

Lebanon seeks electricity from Turkey

Lebanon demanded electricity energy from Turkish Electricity Trading & Contracting Company.
09 January 2010 [14:00]

Final meeting with Georgian president regarding CEC chair candidates to be held on Jan. 10.

The final meeting with the President of Georgia regarding CEC chairperson candidates will be held on Jan. 10.