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02 March 2010 [12:07]

Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan wins UN Habitat prize

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was named on Monday winner of the inaugural prize of the UN Habitat, which was established in honour of slain Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri.
02 March 2010 [11:58]

Iran's ambassador: Iran 'is fully' cooperating with IAEA

Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) insists that Tehran is "fully" cooperating with the nuclear watchdog.
02 March 2010 [11:50]

Survey: Saakashvili is most power-loving politician in Georgia

Georgians consider Mikheil Saakashvili, the present-day President of Georgia, the most power-loving politician.
02 March 2010 [11:22]

Iran summons Kyrgyz envoy over Rigi arrest remarks

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned Kyrgyzstan's ambassador to Tehran to protest Bishkek's denial that terrorist leader Abdolmalek Rigi was arrested on one of its airliners on February 23.
02 March 2010 [11:14]

Turkey's state minister opens state TV office in Syria

Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc attended a ceremony in which the Damascus office of TRT-Turk was opened on Monday.
02 March 2010 [10:39]

Georgian ex-president's son stops hunger strike

Tsotne Gamsakhurdia, son of Zviad Gamsakhurdia, the late first President of Georgia, has stopped his hunger strike, announced his attorney Keti Bekauri.
02 March 2010 [10:33]

Iranian speaker: Nuclear disarmament is an important international issue

Iran's Majlis (Parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said here on Monday that nuclear disarmament is an important and sensitive international issue.
02 March 2010 [10:13]

Armenian opposition holds rally in Yerevan

On March 1, opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) staged a rally in Yerevan.
02 March 2010 [09:54]

EU delegation to visit Georgia

On March 3-4, the EU delegation, headed by Ángel Moratinos, the Foreign Minister of Spain, the EU chair country, will visit Georgia.
02 March 2010 [09:46]

Turkey's PM to receive prestigious prize for Service to Islam

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan will travel to Saudi Arabia next week to receive "King Faisal International Prize", Erdogan's office said in a statement on Monday.
02 March 2010 [09:35]

Iranian FM: US should explain topic of aborted planned meeting with Rigi

IRI foreign minister said here Monday US should explain agenda of the aborted meeting with international terrorist Abdolmalek Rigi.
01 March 2010 [20:26]

Pakistani official wants free trade deal with Turkey

A Pakistani State Minister said on Monday that there was not enough business relation between Turkey and Pakistan, adding that the two countries should work to boost investments and commerce.
01 March 2010 [19:46]

'Iran pressure made UK drop sanctions'

After Iran's Bank Mellat reportedly won a preliminary court case against British sanctions, an Iranian parliamentarian says the move was an outcome of Tehran's pressure on London.
01 March 2010 [18:57]

U.S. to open a new radar station in Georgia

The U.S. has built a new radar station near Gonio settlement in Ajaria.
01 March 2010 [18:51]

Iran apologizes for intercepting Kyrgyz civilian plane

Iran's deputy foreign minister has officially apologized for intercepting a Kyrgyz passenger plane in Iranian airspace, Kyrgyzstan's foreign ministry said on Monday.
01 March 2010 [18:43]

Turkey's Deputy PM says Syria talks very fruitful

Turkish State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc met with the Deputy Secretary General of the Baas Party Mohammed Said Boukheitan in Damascus on Monday.
01 March 2010 [18:23]

Georgia's Saakashvili says has no intention to stay in power after 2013

Georgian President Saakashvili ruled out any scenario that would enable him to stay in power after his second and final presidential term expires in 2013.
01 March 2010 [18:12]

Iran urged to take legal action against Rigi sponsors

Iranian lawmakers have called for legal action against countries revealed to be sponsoring terrorism in Iran by channeling support to extremist groups such as Jundallah.
01 March 2010 [18:05]

Turkey's THY starts direct flights from Istanbul to Italy's Bologna

Turkey's national air carrier has launched direct flights from Istanbul to Bologna, Italy, the airline said in a statement on Monday.
01 March 2010 [18:00]

Turks and Armenians to rebuild historic bridge on border

Turkey and Armenia are cooperating to reconstruct a 10th-century bridge on the Arpacay River despite the faltering of the process of political reconciliation between the two countries.
01 March 2010 [17:44]

Georgia's Foreign Ministry welcomes re-opening of Larsi check point with Russia

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze has hailed the re-opening of the Zemo Larsi exit point, the Northern border with Russia.
01 March 2010 [17:21]

Turkish FM sends letter to U.S. Congress

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has sent a letter to the U.S. Congress. The letter states the consideration of so-called "Armenian genocide" will negatively influence the peace in the South Caucasus region.
01 March 2010 [17:14]

IAEA board meets to mull latest negative Iran report

Diplomats gathered Monday at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna to mull the agency's last Iran report which spelled out concerns about possible ongoing nuclear weapons work.
01 March 2010 [16:47]

U.S. warship to enter Georgia's Batumi port

The U.S. John Hall navy ship will enter the Batumi port, reported the U.S. Embassy in Georgia today.
01 March 2010 [16:31]

Two years pass since major fatal clash between authorities and demonstrators in Amenia's modern history - PHOTOS

Today is the second anniversary of March 1, 2008 events in the centre of Yerevan.
01 March 2010 [15:47]

Turkey's exports up 20.34 pc in February

Turkey's exports in February increased 20.34 percent year-on-year according to figures of a Turkish exporters' association.
01 March 2010 [15:34]

Georgia's Christian Democratic Movement objects to re-opening of Larsi checkpoint demanding more guarantees

Christian Democratic Movement objects to the re-opening of the Larsi check point, accusing government of Georgia of ignoring security guarantees for the residents of the border region.
01 March 2010 [14:47]

Gendarmerie head arrested in Turkey

01 March 2010 [14:42]

Georgia's State Minister hails UN discussions on document about Georgia

Georgian State Minister for Reintegration Temur Iakobashvili is satisfied with the discussion of the state strategy concept on occupied territories in UN.
01 March 2010 [14:25]

Iranian president demands promoted roles for academies

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for promoted roles of academies in arts, culture and sciences.
01 March 2010 [14:05]

More Turkish military officers charged in coup-plot case

Two Turkish military officers were charged on Sunday over a plot to unseat the government.
01 March 2010 [13:34]

NAM grills Amano over IAEA report on Iran

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) has criticized the new Director of the UN nuclear watchdog for abandoning 'the standard verification language' in his latest report on Iran's enrichment work.
01 March 2010 [13:15]

Russia-Georgia Larsi-Kazbegi check points to open today

Larsi-Kazbegi check point on the northern border of Georgia with Russia will open today.
01 March 2010 [13:07]

Turkish MP: Consideration of "Armenian genocide" by U.S. Congress damages Turkish-American relations

Turkish Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Murat Mercan left for working visit to the United States to prevent the consideration of so-called, "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. Congress.
01 March 2010 [12:56]

Iran urges identical customs process in D8 countries

Iranian Minister of Industries and Mines Ali Akbar Mehrabian says the Developing 8 Countries (D8) can increase their multilateral economic dealings through adopting identical customs proceedings.
01 March 2010 [12:27]

Turkey's athlete ranked 4th in World's Best 10 km race

Turkey's national athlete, Elvan Abeylegesse, was ranked 4th in the World's Best 10 km race.
01 March 2010 [12:16]

Iran offers condolences to Chile over deadly quake

Iran has offered condolences to Chile over Saturday's devastating earthquake, which has claimed the lives of more than 700 people in the Latin American country.
01 March 2010 [11:58]

Turkey's PM sets date for constitutional reform package

Turkey's government will present proposed reforms of the constitution to parliament by the end of March, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, according to Turkish media reports.
01 March 2010 [11:53]

EU delegation visits Armenia

On March 1, the delegation of the European Union (EU) led by Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos visited Armenia.
01 March 2010 [11:47]

Georgia's Catholicos Patiarch calls on migrants to return home

Ilia II, Catholicos Patiarch of All Georgia in his sermon in the Holy Trinity Cathedral past Sunday called on all Georgian emigrants to return.
01 March 2010 [11:40]

Iranian FM flies to Geneva for human rights meeting

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has left Tehran for Geneva to take part in the 13th session of the UN Human Rights Council.
01 March 2010 [11:35]

Turkey's FM starts two-day visit to Egypt

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will leave for Egypt on Monday on a two-day official visit as the guest of his Egyptian counterpart Ahmed Ali Aboul Gheit.
01 March 2010 [10:33]

Iranian speaker: Iran always backs Palestine

Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that it is humanitarian responsibility of the Islamic Republic of Iran to back the oppressed Palestinian nation under any circumstances.
01 March 2010 [10:23]

Turkish PM: Turkish constitutional reforms ready by end-March

Turkey's government will present proposed reforms of the constitution to parliament by the end of March, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, Reuters reported according to Turkish media.
01 March 2010 [09:21]

Demonstrators march in Turkey to warn off military

Around 2000 people have demonstrated in Istanbul to voice their opposition to any attempt by the Turkish army to carry out a coup d'état.
28 February 2010 [16:07]

Turkey's PM slams Islamophobia in Europe

27 February 2010 [14:55]

Turkey aims to be among most developed 10 states at 100th anniversary

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that his government aimed to deliver Turkey to the club of most developed 10 countries in the world by 2023, for the 100th anniversary of the republic.
27 February 2010 [14:45]

Clinton combines diplomacy with pressure on Iran

The US administration says while keeping pressure on Tehran it still remains committed to a "diplomatic" resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue.
27 February 2010 [14:38]

Turkish PM calls on intellectuals, media for contribution on issues

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey needed to face up to its problems in order to solve them.
27 February 2010 [14:19]

UAE says Rigi never laid foot on territory

Despite the arrest of Jundallah ringleader Abdolmalek Rigi on a flight from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates has rejected reports that the terrorist had entered its territory.
27 February 2010 [14:05]

Two former generals arrested in Turkey under coup plot probe

An Istanbul court on Friday arrested former 1st Army commander retired Gen. Cetin Dogan and retired Lieutenant General Engin Alan under the probe regarding "Balyoz Plan" allegations.
27 February 2010 [13:58]

Iran tight border control ups drugs price 30%

The price of drugs has increased 30 percent in Iran following the Iranian border police tight control over the country's borders.
27 February 2010 [13:52]

Georgian President: Year of economic recovery begins

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili presented annual report to the Parliament on Feb. 26.
27 February 2010 [13:37]

Armenian oppositions says economic crisis is not over yet

"The economic crisis will end when remittances from abroad reach the pre-crisis level,” MP Armen Martirosyan, chairman of Armenia's opposition Heritage party said.
27 February 2010 [13:22]

Israel calls for strict sanctions against Iran

Israel's defense minister has called on the United Sates to impose strict sanctions on Iran over its nuclear energy program.
27 February 2010 [13:14]

Georgia's break-away Abkhazia region appoints new foreign chief

Georgia`s breakaway Abkhazia has a new foreign minister.
27 February 2010 [12:32]

Russian foreign minister: No proof Iran working on nuclear weapons

Russia's foreign minister says Moscow will not agree to harsh sanctions against Iran, reasoning that there is nothing to prove Tehran is working on nuclear weapons.
27 February 2010 [12:25]

Georgia to launch direct air communication with Qatar

Georgia will launch direct air communication with Qatar soon, said Nikolai Mchedlishvili, press speaker of the Georgian PM.