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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.
09 January 2010 [13:51]

US prepares new sanctions against Iran

The White House is crafting new financial sanctions targeting the Iranian entities and individuals most directly involved in the crackdown on dissidents, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
09 January 2010 [13:43]

Turkey seeks Norway justice over police assault, funeral due

A Turkish parliamentarian called on Norway to bring those who were responsible to justice.
09 January 2010 [13:07]

Iran to hold 6th International Energy Exhibition

The Islamic Republic of Iran tends to hold 6th International Energy Exhibition in Kish Island next week.
09 January 2010 [12:44]

Former U.S. presidential candidate John McCain to visit Georgia

U.S. Senator John McCain will visit Georgia.
09 January 2010 [12:38]

Turkey's govt to send bills on Kurdish opening to Parliament

Erdogan said that the national unity and brotherhood project was a state project, not a project of his AKP.
09 January 2010 [12:18]

Armenian president: 2010 will be year of economic recovery

Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan says 2010 will be year of economic recovery for the country.
09 January 2010 [11:55]

Iran private electricity plants up output by 22 percent

Iran's electricity output in privately-own power plants has increased by 22 percent reaching 14,440 megawatts over the past ten months.
09 January 2010 [11:35]

Turkish FM to visit UK

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will visit Britain on January 11 and 12 on a working trip, Anadolu reported.
09 January 2010 [11:14]

Patriarch of All Russia, Kirill to visit Georgia

According to Archbishop of Volokolamsk, Ilarion, spokesman of Moscow Patriarchy, Kirill, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, intends to visit Georgia in the nearest time.
09 January 2010 [10:57]

Iran attends Islamic Construction Contractors summit

A summit of the Islamic Construction Contractors will be held in Sudan next month.
09 January 2010 [10:33]

Turkey's FM says ready to do utmost end Yemen clashes

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that Turkey was ready to do its utmost to end clashes in Yemen.
09 January 2010 [10:05]

18 died of swine flu in Georgia

According to Georgia's National Centre for Disease Control, 18th patient died of complications developed as result of swine flu.
09 January 2010 [09:45]

EU hopes to open 4 more chapters with Turkey

Turkey has opened 12 chapters out of 35 since starting talks in 2005.
09 January 2010 [09:33]

Iran says 5 indicted rioters are terrorists

Tehran's prosecutor said in an interview Friday that the five people indicted in connection with the recent riots in the capital are members of the exiled terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).
08 January 2010 [20:19]

Lebanese PM expected to sign deals during Turkey visit

A number of agreements are expected to be signed on visa exemption, health, military cooperation and agriculture.
08 January 2010 [18:38]

Nine-storey building collapses in Tbilisi - UPDATE

Two injured persons were pulled out from the rubbles of the building that collapsed in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, died in hospital.
08 January 2010 [18:27]

Chinese minister says "respects" Turkish ties with Uighurs

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that Turkey and China may carry out joint investments in third countries.
08 January 2010 [18:06]

Tbilisi court to bring in a verdict on those charged with Mukhrovani Military Mutiny

It was postponed to declare the verdict against the accused in Mukhrovani military mutiny until 11 January.
08 January 2010 [17:56]

Qatar royal family buys five-star hotel in Turkish town

Qatar royal family has bought a five-star hotel in Marmaris town of southwestern province of Mugla.
08 January 2010 [17:43]

Poland to deport Georgian illegal migrants

Thirty Georgian nationals, who were arrested by Poland`s police for illegal migration, will be deported from the country on January 13.
08 January 2010 [17:39]

Iran, Iraq to hold serial meetings over border issue

Iranian and Iraqi official to hold set of meetings next week to discuss border issue, Iran Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in a press conference.
08 January 2010 [17:27]

Russian FM to trip to Armenia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will arrive in Armenia on Jan. 12, Russian diplomatic source said.