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24 February 2010 [13:33]

Iran criticizes IAEA for neglect of duties

Iran's parliament speaker Ali Larijani has criticized the UN nuclear watchdog for failing to carry out its responsibilities to transfer know-how and technology to its member states.
24 February 2010 [13:15]

EP rapporteur says Turkey needs rapid judicial reform

European Parliament's rapporteur on Turkey expressed Tuesday the importance of the rapid implementation of a judicial reform process in Turkey.
24 February 2010 [13:10]

Georgian senior officials leave for Ukraine to attend Yanukovych's inauguration

Georgian parliament Speaker Davit Bakradze and Vice Speaker from the ruling party Mikheil Machavariani have left for Kiev to attend the inaugural ceremony of Ukraine's new President Viktor Yanukovych.
24 February 2010 [12:38]

Syria's capital hosts events to promote Turkish city

Syria's capital city Damascus is currently hosting a series of events aiming to promote Turkey's southern Mersin province.
24 February 2010 [12:05]

More White House bluster on Iran's nuclear program

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs has declared that the United States' "time and patience is running out" over Iran's nuclear program.
24 February 2010 [11:51]

Georgia's opposition leader boycotts self-government elections

The leader of the Democratic Movement - United Georgia, Nino Burjanadze has broken the silence and made her comments regarding the consultations, which have been underway since the past few days.
24 February 2010 [11:44]

Turkey, Spain agree on five-year multi-entry visa

Turkey and Spain agreed on Tuesday on granting five-year multi-entry visa to Turkish businessmen, academicians and artists who want to travel to Spain.
24 February 2010 [11:27]

Iran to issue $1 billion of energy bonds in coming days

The managing director of the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) says Iran will issue $1 billion of bonds to develop the South Pars field.
24 February 2010 [11:06]

Georgian parliament Speaker joins memo to turn Public TV into political channel

Georgian parliament Speaker Davit Bakradze and Director General of the Georgian Public Broadcast Gia Chanturia have signed the memorandum regarding reforming the GPB Channel Two into a political channel.
24 February 2010 [11:00]

Death toll increases in mine explosion in Turkey - UPDATED - PHOTOS

Death toll increased to 17 in mine explosion in northwestern province of Balikesir.
24 February 2010 [10:46]

Draft amendments to Law on International Agreements submitted to Armenian Parliament

On Feb. 23, the Armenian Parliament discussed draft amendments to the Law on International Agreements.
24 February 2010 [10:33]

Jundallah leader to be prosecuted soon in Iran

A senior Iranian Judiciary official says Jundallah terrorist group leader Abdolmalek Rigi will be prosecuted soon.
24 February 2010 [10:25]

Turkish, Nigerian businessmen meet in Abuja

Turkish and Nigerian businessmen met at "Trade Summit" in Abuja, capital city of Nigeria on Tuesday.
24 February 2010 [09:54]

Georgian Speaker, Foreign Minister hail U.S. support to Georgia

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze and Speaker of the parliament Davit Bakradze have hailed the statement of support made by the U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton about Georgia.
24 February 2010 [09:25]

U.S. says time running out for Iran

23 February 2010 [21:08]

Turkish man to climb to Mount Everest for second time

Nasuh Mahruki, the first Turkish climber ever to summit Mount Everest, is set to try the roof of the world for a second time.
23 February 2010 [20:44]

China calls for diplomatic resolution on Iran

China has once again called for greater diplomatic efforts to resolve the dispute over Iran's nuclear energy program, calling on all parties to "show flexibility."
23 February 2010 [20:26]

Al-Qaeda accuses Turkey of providing support in occupying Afghanistan

Key figure in the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization Ayman al-Zawahiri has accused Turkey of betraying the Islamic world and supporting Western countries in occupying Afghanistan.
23 February 2010 [20:05]

Iranian president vows 'crushing response' to attack

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has waned against an attack on Iran, saying any act of aggression against the country will be met with a crushing response.
23 February 2010 [19:57]

Turkey permits 14 channels to broadcast in different languages

Turkey's radio and television board allowed on Tuesday 14 TV and radio channels to broadcast in different languages and dialects.
23 February 2010 [19:22]

Iranian president: Over the past 30 years the United States has robbed other countries

Over the past 30 years the United States has taken $29 trillion from other countries. Mankind history doesn't know of such other cases, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said.
23 February 2010 [19:15]

Turkish PM praises strong Spanish backing for EU bid

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that Spain never left Turkey alone in European Union (EU) process.
23 February 2010 [18:51]

Spanish PM says working to open energy chapter for Turkey talks

Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said on Monday that his country supported and would continue to support Turkey's EU membership bid.
23 February 2010 [18:15]

EU special envoys to Moldova and Georgia had their mandates extended

The EU Foreign Affairs Council extended mandates of its special representatives from March 1st 2010 to August 31st 2010.
23 February 2010 [17:55]

Iran's Intelligence Minister: Jundullah Leader was at U.S military base in Afghanistan before arrest

Leader of the Sunni terrorist group Jundullah (Soldiers of Allah ) Abdolmalek Rigi was at U.S military base in Afghanistan a day before the arrest, Iran's Intelligence Minister Heidar Moslehi said.
23 February 2010 [17:42]

Senior EU official prioritizes judicial reform for Turkey

The European commissioner for enlargement prioritized judicial reform for Turkey's democratization.
23 February 2010 [17:23]

Iran sends new letter to IAEA about fuel supply

Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency Ali Asghar Soltanieh says the Islamic Republic has sent a new letter to the agency about supplying the fuel needed for a research reactor in Tehran.
23 February 2010 [16:54]

A new political organization launched in Georgia

Lawyer Shalva Khachapuridze has founded a new political organization entitled "For Victory".
23 February 2010 [16:43]

Shoe thrown at Turkish PM in Spain - PHOTOS

A man threw his shoe at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Seville, Spain, on Monday, Turkish reports said.
23 February 2010 [16:34]

Turkish, US businesspeople set to meet in Antalya

Turkish and U.S. businesspeople are scheduled to come together Tuesday in a business and investment forum in Atlanta, a Turkish business association said.
23 February 2010 [16:29]

Iran fully ready to swap nuclear fuel

23 February 2010 [16:24]

Armenian President to attend inauguration of Ukrainian President

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will attend new Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s inauguration ceremony, Armenia's Presidential Press Office said.
23 February 2010 [15:33]

Windstorm unroofs buildings in Tbilisi, Gori

The windstorm that took place on Feb. 23 has inflicted serious damage to not only Tbilisi, but its surrounding settlements and the city of Gori, too.
23 February 2010 [15:26]

US nuclear envoy meets officials in Turkey over Iran

A U.S. envoy visited the Turkish capital of Ankara on Monday to discuss Iran's nuclear program talks.
23 February 2010 [15:19]

Iranian envoy describes Tehran-Damascus ties as positive

Iranian Ambassador to Syria Ahmad Mousavi said Tuesday that Tehran and Damascus enjoyed positive ties in all fields.
23 February 2010 [14:34]

Official: Jundallah leader Rigi arrested following months of intelligence work

Governor of Sistan-Baluchestan Province in southeast Iran said terrorist gang leader Abdolmalek Rigi was arrested during a daring operation by Iran’s Information Ministry.
23 February 2010 [14:23]

Georgia's parliamentary Speaker to meet National Democratic Institute director

Parliament Chairman Davit Bakradze will meet Luis Navaro, Director of the NDI, with regard to formation of the ‘2nd Channel’ as a political channel today.
23 February 2010 [14:12]

Turkey's PM awarded for peace efforts in Spain

Turkey's prime minister was presented on Monday with an award due to his remarkable efforts to launch the Alliance of Civilizations initiative.
23 February 2010 [13:38]

Armenian government convenes to discuss North-South transport project

The Management Council of the North-South transport corridor investment program convened on Feb. 22.
23 February 2010 [13:31]

'Iran will not withdraw from NPT'

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Ali Akbar Salehi says the Islamic Republic has no intention to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
23 February 2010 [13:22]

Consultations to select opposition joint candidate for Tbilisi mayor elections to start today

Consultations to select opposition joint candidate for Tbilisi Mayor Elections will start today, Leader of the public movement "Protect Georgia" Levan Gachechiladze said.
23 February 2010 [13:14]

Senior Turkish officials in Syria to hold talks

Turkish State Minister Faruk Nafiz Ozak arrived in Damascus, Syria on Monday.
23 February 2010 [12:53]

Iranian FM: Foreign forces should leave region

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says regional problems will not be resolved until foreign forces leave the area.
23 February 2010 [12:43]

Iran suggested to launch diplomatic offensive against Israel

Former Pakistan spy chief here Monday suggested Iran to launch broad diplomatic offensive to counter Israeli move to isolate Iran.
23 February 2010 [12:13]

NATO not gives up its Georgia membership plans

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has touched the issue of Georgia's possible membership of the alliance in his speech at the Georgetown University, Washington.
23 February 2010 [12:05]

NATO expert group provides positive conclusion on Armenia-NATO partnership program

A NATO expert group, which was on a visit to Yerevan on February 15-19, has announced its conclusion on the Armenia-NATO individual partnership program.
23 February 2010 [11:12]

Sudan appreciates Iran's role in Darfur crisis solving

Sudan’s Ambassador to Tehran here Monday praised and appreciated Iran’s role played in solving Darfur crisis.
23 February 2010 [10:45]

Turkey's traditional wooden houses in Istanbul under threat

Fires, neglect, poor planning and migration have turned a growing problem into a threat of extinction for one of Istanbul's least appreciated architectural forms: the wooden house.
23 February 2010 [10:33]

Armenia's economy minister says country has left behind economic recession

Economic recession in Armenia is over, Armenian Economy Minister Nerses Yeritsyan said.
23 February 2010 [10:15]

Iranian speaker stresses need for expansion of cooperation with Tokyo

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani emphasizing need for expansion of cooperation with Japan expressed hope that his visit of Tokyo would pave ground for expansion of relations.
23 February 2010 [10:06]

Chief of the Turkish parliament criticizes EU's non-inclusion of Bosnia on Schengen list

Chief of the Turkish parliament gathered Monday with a group of Croatian lawmakers in the Turkish capital, Ankara.
23 February 2010 [09:52]

Armenian-Bulgarian intergovernmental commission to convene in Yerevan

Sixth session of Armenian-Bulgarian intergovernmental commission on economic and scientific-technical cooperation will be held in Yerevan this year.
23 February 2010 [09:44]

U.S. special envoy for Afghanistan says he admires skills of Georgian military

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has ended his visit to Georgia.
23 February 2010 [09:35]

Iranian poet, vocalist Kamal Khan Hout dies

Veteran Iranian poet and vocalist Kamal Khan Hout has passed away at the age of 68 in his southeastern hometown Chabahar, PressTV reported.
22 February 2010 [21:59]

German ambassador completes mission in Georgia

Today the Foreign Minister of Georgia Grigol Vashadze received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany Patricia Flor, who in the coming days is completing his diplomatic mission in Georgia.
22 February 2010 [21:51]

Turkish police arrest 14 officers on coup suspicion

Turkish police on Monday arrested at least 40 people, including 14 high ranking military officers, on suspicion of planning a coup, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.
22 February 2010 [20:59]

Iran's president to visit Syria

22 February 2010 [20:50]

Turkey's PM rules out EU status less than membership

Turkish premier has ruled out any European Union status for his country that fell short of full membership, which he said was the main goal of the accession talks.
22 February 2010 [20:36]

EU waits on UN for Iran sanctions

22 February 2010 [20:30]

Turkish PM slams Berlin and Paris over "two-faced" attitude

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday slammed France and Germany over their attitude towards Turkey's path toward European Union membership, accusing them of being two-faced.
22 February 2010 [20:25]

Iranian parliament speaker to depart for Japan

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani heading a delegation will depart for Japan Monday evening.
22 February 2010 [20:10]

Iran suggests fuel exchange to Azerbaijan

Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament Oktay Asadov met with ostandar (head) of Iranian province of Eastern Azerbaijan Ahmed Alirza Baig.
22 February 2010 [20:04]

Spanish Senate President backs Turkey's EU bid

Spanish Senate President Javier Rojo said on Monday that Spain was supporting Turkey's full membership to the EU.
22 February 2010 [19:49]

Iranian foreign minister: IAEA report shows Amano's lack of savoir faire

Iran's Foreign Minister says “the sketchy report “issued by UN nuclear chief Yukio Amano shows he is not experienced enough to pass judgment on Tehran's enrichment program.