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03 March 2010 [18:24]

Judge urges Turkish government to seek compromise for reforms

The head of Turkey's top court has urged the government to seek a compromise with the opposition on planned constitutional changes to prevent fresh tensions, in remarks published Wednesday.
03 March 2010 [18:18]

Iran urges IAEA to focus on primary duties

Iran's ambassador to the UN nuclear watchdog Ali Asghar Soltanieh urges the agency to work on its weaknesses and focus on its main responsibilities.
03 March 2010 [18:11]

EU President: EU supports sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia

Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze met Miguel Angel Moratinos, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Spain and Eu President on March 3.
03 March 2010 [17:55]

Armenian President: Armenia interested in enhancing ties with Poland

On March 3, newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Armenia Zdzislaw Raczynski presented his credentials to Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
03 March 2010 [17:39]

Quakes hit Tehran

Today three quakes measuring 1.9, 1.7 and 1.8 on the Richter scale jolted Tehran.
03 March 2010 [17:24]

Georgian Defense Ministry content with fruitful cooperation with U.S.

The Ministry of Defense of Georgia is content with the cooperation with the USA and considers it to be fruitful and useful.
03 March 2010 [17:09]

Istanbul tops unemployment list among Turkish cities

Istanbul ranked highest in unemployment in 2009 among Turkish cities with an unemployment rate of 16.8%.
03 March 2010 [17:05]

IAEA team verifies safety of Iran's nuclear plant

As Iran prepares to launch its first nuclear power plant, a UN atomic agency team of experts verified Tuesday that the plant meets safety regulations.
03 March 2010 [16:00]

4th of March announced a day of mourning in Georgia

The Georgian President has announced the March 4 the day of mourning due to the death of for miners in Tkibuli mine today.
03 March 2010 [15:50]

US CEOs say Armenia bill puts Turkey jobs at risks amid crisis

One industry executive said U.S. companies fear Turkey could back out of deals with them and buy weapons form European firms instead.
03 March 2010 [15:21]

Ukraine's new president says he will not recognize Georgia's break-away regions

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych gave a strong hint on Tuesday that Ukraine would not recognize the independence of Georgia`s breakaway Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
03 March 2010 [15:13]

US urges Turkey, Armenia "not to look backward"

U.S. officials said Obama administration would "continue to encourage Turkey and Armenia to move forward, not look backward."
03 March 2010 [15:09]

Death sentence confirmed for another Iranian protestor

Another death sentence was confirmed for an Iranian protestor who attended a anti-government demonstration last year.
03 March 2010 [14:55]

Georgia's opposition leader leaves for Moscow

The leader of Georgia's opposition Democratic Movement – United Georgia Nino Burjanadze has left for Moscow this morning.
03 March 2010 [14:23]

Turkey, Iran agree on joint free industrial zone

Turkey and Iran signed on Tuesday a memorandum of understanding on industry and trade.
03 March 2010 [13:48]

Iran, Pakistan to finalize major gas deal

Tehran and Islamabad are to finalize a major gas deal on March 9-10 to prepare the way for the export of Iranian natural gas to Pakistan through the “Peace Pipeline.”
03 March 2010 [13:28]

EU delegation to hold official meetings in Georgia

EU delegation will hold official meetings in Georgia today.
03 March 2010 [13:22]

Iranian Supreme Leader: Cultural isolation is real isolation

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomenei met with Cultural Attaché at the Iranian embassies in foreign countries.
03 March 2010 [13:09]

EU delegation to visit Georgia-Russia Larsi check point

The high-level delegation of the European Union will visit the Upper Larsi-Kazbegi border exit-point, which was opened by Georgia and Russia two days ago.
03 March 2010 [13:04]

Turkey's FM: Israel tension over West Bank Mosques threatens peace

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Egypt was a strategic partner of Turkey, sharing many regional problems.
03 March 2010 [12:45]

Iran starts manufacturing intellectual radars

Iranian specialists have manufactured intellectual radar by using a brand new polymer, Sukheil Yuzkhani, Rah Puyan company director of scientific research said.
03 March 2010 [12:36]

Mine blast in Georgia leaves people dead

Four miners died at a blast at Tkibuli mine in western Georgia.
03 March 2010 [12:32]

Turkish Minister heads to UAE before Oman visit

Turkish Interior Minister Besir Atalay on Tuesday left for the United Arab Emirates on an official visit.
03 March 2010 [12:21]

Iran plans bids for 8 new oil, gas blocks

A senior Iranian oil official says tenders would be put out for eight new oil and gas exploration blocks in the country in the near future.
03 March 2010 [12:04]

Armenia, Norway hold political consultations

Armenian and Norwegian foreign ministries' officials held political consultations in Yerevan on March 2.
03 March 2010 [11:44]

Turkish Minister addresses D-8 meeting in Iran

Turkish Industry and Trade Minister Nihat Ergun said Tuesday that the current intra-trade volume among the D-8 did not reflect the true trade potential.
03 March 2010 [11:39]

'UN Security Council may discuss Iran this month'

The UN Security Council might discuss Iran's nuclear program and Western proposals for a fourth round of sanctions against Iran this month, Gabon's envoy said.
03 March 2010 [11:23]

Turkish PM scheduled for critical visit to US

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will attend a nuclear security summit in the United States, hosted by President Barack Obama.
03 March 2010 [11:18]

EU to allocate over 157 million euros to Armenia

The European Union (EU) will allocate a 157.3 million euros to Armenia as part of the European Neighborhood Policy.
03 March 2010 [11:13]

Georgia's Christian Democrat Movement accuses parliamentary majority leader of lie

Christian Democrat Movement accuses the leader of the parliamentary majority of misleading society.
03 March 2010 [11:09]

Iran, Russia to sign major oil deal

Iran is to sign a contract with Russia's Gazprom this month for the development of Azar oilfield in western Iran, says an official at the National Iranian Oil Company.
03 March 2010 [10:26]

Armenian MPs to leave for U.S.

A delegation of Armenian MPs will leave for U.S. on March 3 at the invitation of Mark Kirk and Frank Pallone, Co-Chairmen of Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues.
03 March 2010 [09:53]

Tekel workers in Turkey end protest

Workers of TEKEL (Tobacco and Liquor Administration) on Tuesday ended their protest that continued for 78 days.
03 March 2010 [09:47]

'Canada to push for more Iran sanctions at G8 meeting'

A spokeswoman for Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon says Canada will use its G8 presidency to press for more sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
02 March 2010 [20:57]

New Zealand FM expected to sign aviation deal with Turkey

Foreign Minister Murray McCully of New Zealand will pay a formal visit to Turkey from March 3 to 5.
02 March 2010 [20:41]

Turkish PM: Consideration of resolution on Armenian genocide in U.S. can negatively affect Turkish-American relations

One should not endanger the Turkish-American relations, considering resolution on so-called "genocide" of Armenians in the U.S. Congress, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
02 March 2010 [20:35]

Iranian official: Criminal case filed on ex-president Rafsanjani’s children

A criminal case filed on the daughter of Rafsanjani, Faiza Hashemi and his son Mehdi Hashemi, Iranian Justice Minister Murtaza Bakhtiari said.
02 March 2010 [20:16]

Turkey to open world's third largest plant gene bank

World's third largest plant genetic resource bank will be opened in Ankara, Turkey on Tuesday.
02 March 2010 [20:10]

Israeli PM warns of "runaway" Iranian nuclear issue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday warned that the international community is moving too slowly to follow Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
02 March 2010 [19:53]

Turkish FM meets president of Egypt

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, who is in Egypt on a formal visit, met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Sharm el Sheikh on Tuesday.
02 March 2010 [19:48]

Russia says still room for diplomacy with Iran

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday there was still room for diplomacy rather than sanctions to produce a solution to the dispute with Iran over its nuclear program.
02 March 2010 [19:35]

British PM says Turkey's FM to visit London in March

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan would visit London in March.
02 March 2010 [19:24]

Iranian MP: Japan submits new proposals to Iran on sale of 20-percent enriched uranium

Japan made a new offer to Iran to sell 20-percent enriched uranium Iranian Parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Committee member Zohra Ilahiyan said.
02 March 2010 [19:11]

Egyptian FM to visit Georgia

02 March 2010 [19:03]

EU urges Armenia, Turkey to speed up reconciliation

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos on Tuesday urged Turkey and Armenia on behalf of the European Union to speed up stalled reconciliation efforts.
02 March 2010 [18:53]

Iranian filmmaker Panahi arrested

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested at his residence and transferred to an unknown location.
02 March 2010 [18:37]

Turkish Parliament Speaker to meet Italian officials

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin will go to Italy on Wednesday upon an invitation from Gianfranco Fini, the president of Italian House of Representatives.
02 March 2010 [18:32]

Iran opens conference on Islamic unity

The 23rd International Conference of Islamic Unity has opened in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with focus on major challenges facing Muslims across the globe.
02 March 2010 [18:15]

Turkish PM Erdoğan says media 'misunderstood' his remarks

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday that he was misunderstood in his criticism of the media last week and that he never pressured Turkish media owners to dismiss journalists.
02 March 2010 [17:56]

China ignores Russian talks of anti-Iran sanctions

China has called for more negotiations over Iran's nuclear program after Russia suggested it may consider new sanctions against Tehran.
02 March 2010 [17:44]

Turkish PM to travel to U.S.

02 March 2010 [17:13]

Turkish PM: Turkish troops can quit Cyprus if peace deal

Turkey could pull its troops off Cyprus if there was a deal, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
02 March 2010 [16:47]

Turkish general, prosecutor to be tried over anti-government plot

A Turkish general and a prosecutor have been charged with belonging to an alleged network aiming to discredit the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, government and prompt a military coup.
02 March 2010 [16:19]

Georgia holds political consultations with Poland

Georgia has held political consultations with Poland.