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24 December 2009 [10:32]

Armenian National Congress official: Armenia facing increased pressures in Karabakh peace process

Armenia is facing increased pressures in Karabakh peace process, Armenian National Congress representative Levon Zurabyan said.
23 December 2009 [16:42]

Officer of Armenian army dies of swine flu

Armenia has confirmed the third swine flu death, Aykakan Zhamanak newspaper reported.
23 December 2009 [14:58]

Armenian soldier kills fellow soldiers in Azerbaijan's occupied lands

Armenian soldier Gor Agabekyan, who served at a military unit in the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, has shot dead his two fellow soldiers.
23 December 2009 [13:11]

Armenian president: Last year was full of problems for Armenian economy

The past year has been a hard one with numerous problems for the Armenian economy, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan stated at his meeting with Armenian businessmen.
23 December 2009 [10:16]

PACE co-rapporteurs say Armenia's ad hoc committee on March events provide "comprehensive, although not complete" response

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) co-rapporteurs have issued a statement on Armenia.
23 December 2009 [10:06]

Armenian energy minister says Armenia is ready to export energy to Turkey

Armenia and Turkey have wide energy contacts, so both can carry out various joint energy projects, Armenia's Energy and Natural Resources Minister Armen Movsisyan said at a press conference.
22 December 2009 [17:34]

Georgia not holds talks with Russia to resume air communication

No governmental talks on resumption of air transport between Russia and Georgia are being held, Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Nino Kalandadze said.
22 December 2009 [17:12]

Swine flu kills pregnant woman in Georgia

Swine flu has killed 18-year-old pregnant girl in the Kutaisi Mother and Child Center on Dec.22, Georgia's National Center for Disease Control said.
22 December 2009 [16:32]

Gas explosion at Istanbul high school injures four

A gas explosion at the Maltepe Technical and Vocational High School for girls in Istanbul injured four people Tuesday.
22 December 2009 [10:12]

Armenian ruling party: Resolution of Karabakh conflict will be discussed during Turkey-Armenia reconciliation talks

"Armenia-Turkey rapprochement protocols contain provisions, disadvantageous to Armenia."
21 December 2009 [17:43]

Armenia's control service reveals tax avoidance cases

Armenian control service said the annual list of construction materials provided by the Ministry of Urban Development contains wrong figures.
21 December 2009 [12:33]

Turkey seeks visa-free travel in Europe

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has called on the European Union to allow visa-free travel for Turks despite a lack of progress on key policy issues in the candidate's membership talks.
21 December 2009 [12:14]

Quarantine in Armenian schools to last till late December

Armenia's Education and Science Minister Armen Ashotyan signed a decree on closing down kindergartens and schools till Dec. 28.
21 December 2009 [10:34]

Georgia opposition denounces govt for blasting Kutaisi memorial

Georgian opposition parties denounced actions by authorities on dismantling the memorial Martial Glory in Kutaisi and blasting its main part, which resulted in the death of two people.
21 December 2009 [10:23]

Turkey edges further toward EU

19 December 2009 [22:30]

Armenian president: Armenia, Kazakhstan enhance cooperation

Armenia and Kazakhstan develop bilateral cooperation in a quite high speed, Armenia’s Serzh Sargsyan told “Kazakinfo” agency.
19 December 2009 [10:08]

Georgian parliament approves ambassador to Belarus

On Dec. 18, the Parliament approved George Chkheidze the ambassador of Georgia to Belarus.
18 December 2009 [14:24]

PACE postpones discussions on Armenian issue

The PACE Monitoring Committee adjourned discussion over the Armenian issue on Dec. 17, Armenian MP Naira Zohrabyan said.
18 December 2009 [13:16]

Armenia launches Migration Service

Migration agency at the Armenian Ministry of Territorial Administration has been formed into the Migration Service.
18 December 2009 [11:47]

Turkish filmmaker faces prison over Atatürk biopic

Journalist and filmmaker Can Dündar faces a possible seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence over his biopic “Mustafa,” which depicts the life of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.
18 December 2009 [11:34]

Turkey's deputy FM willing to see former DTP deputies in new party

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has expressed willingness to see the deputies of the now-defunct pro-Kurdish Democratic Society Party (DTP) in a new political formation.
18 December 2009 [10:53]

Armenia, Russia sign partnership deal on export of military goods

Yerevan hosted the 4th session of Armenian-Russian Intergovernmental Committee on Military-technical Cooperation on Dec. 14-17.
18 December 2009 [09:45]

Lack of progress in resolution of Karabakh conflict complicates Armenian-Turkish protocols ratification, Turkish media says

Turkish media representatives say lack of progress in resolution of Karabakh conflict complicates Armenian-Turkish protocols ratification.
17 December 2009 [14:38]

Armenian, Turkish journalists meet in Yerevan

Eurasia Cooperation Fund and Center for Global Political Tendencies organized a meeting of Turkish and Armenian journalists in Yerevan on Dec. 17.
17 December 2009 [12:35]

Tiny Nauru recognises Georgia's other rebel enclave

The tiny Pacific island of Nauru on Wednesday recognised the Russian-backed rebel region of South Ossetia as independent, separatist rebels said, a day after Nauru recognised Georgia's other breakaway region, Abkhazia.
17 December 2009 [12:24]

Turkey may sue Israel over faulty Heron aircraft

Turkey may take Israel to an international arbitration court over the Heron unmanned aircraft it purchased from Israel, which Turkey says are not up to scratch, according to a source from the Defense Ministry.
17 December 2009 [11:21]

Japan and Georgia signed an agreement for the "exchange of notes"

Japan and Georgia signed an agreement for the "exchange of notes" at the Georgian Foreign Affairs Ministry.
17 December 2009 [10:56]

Eureko ready to transfer operations to Turkey

Foreign Trade Minister Zafer Çağlayan has said that the Dutch insurance giant Eureko is poised to transfer its operations, worth billions of euros, from less profitable countries to Turkey some time in 2010.
16 December 2009 [11:33]

Armenia's swine flu cases reach 86

15 December 2009 [16:18]

Gas transit from Russia to Armenia resumed

Supply of natural gas from Russia to Armenia through Georgia resumed on Dec. 14, ArmRusgazprom said.
15 December 2009 [12:07]

Turkey swine flu toll reaches 415

Turkish Health Ministry reported 19 more deaths from swine flu over a week in the country, making the death toll 415.
15 December 2009 [09:56]

Armenian government refuses to allocate funds for separatist "NKR" settlement program

Armenian government refuses to allocate funds for separatist "NKR" settlement program.
14 December 2009 [17:13]

Armeia reports first swine flu death cases

Armenia has confirmed 2 A/H1N1 death cases, one of them being a pregnant woman in her 6th month, the other one a 28-year youth.
14 December 2009 [14:53]

Deputy FM: EU associate membership not to influence Armenia's foreign policy

Armenia's EU associate membership will not influence Armenia's foreign policy.
14 December 2009 [13:13]

Armenian FM trips to Paris

14 December 2009 [11:34]

Sergei Bagapsh re-elected president of break-away Abkhazia

Sergei Bagapsh has won a second five-year term as president of the breakaway Georgian region of Abkhazia, electoral officials there have announced.
14 December 2009 [09:40]

Virtual crimes rate increase in Istanbul

11 December 2009 [17:51]

Turkish parliament foreign affairs commission approves int'l agreement on Nabucco

Turkish parliament’s foreign affairs commission has approved a bill on the international agreement on Nabucco gas pipeline.
11 December 2009 [17:16]

Mine blast in Turkey kills 19

An explosion at a coal mine in northwest Turkey has killed 19 workers, Labour Minister Omer Dincer said on Friday.
11 December 2009 [12:07]

Armenian parliament approves 2010 state buget

The Armenian parliament approved country's 2010 draft budget on Dec. 10.