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10 March 2010 [13:57]

Armenian President to visit Romania

In connection with termination of his diplomatic mission, Ambassador of Armenia in Romania Yeghishe Sargsyan met with President of Romania Traian Basescu.
10 March 2010 [13:51]

Georgia's parliametary speaker meets with Polish President

Georgian Parliamentary Speaker Davit Bakradze met with President of Poland Lech Kachinsky in Warsaw on March 9.
10 March 2010 [13:39]

Iranian president visits Afghanistan

10 March 2010 [13:15]

Armenia, Poland discuss mutual cooperation

On March 9, Armenian Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan met with the newly appointed Polish Ambassador to Armenia Zdzislaw Raczynski.
10 March 2010 [13:10]

Turkish PM: Iran sanctions will not yield results

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that imposing additional sanctions on Iran over its uranium enrichment program will not yield any results.
10 March 2010 [13:00]

Quake hits Iranian province

10 March 2010 [11:23]

Georgian President once again accuses opposition of treason

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili considers some opposition members' contacts with Russia a betrayal of national interests of the country.
10 March 2010 [11:19]

Armenian President signs law enabling country to withdraw from international treaties

On March 6, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan signed amendments to the Law on International Treaties approved by the National Assembly (Parliament).
10 March 2010 [11:14]

Brazilian president: Iran sanctions could lead to war

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has warned that imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program would be a very dangerous step.
10 March 2010 [11:00]

Turkey pledges safer homes after quake

Turkey's leaders pledged Tuesday to build quake-proof homes after a magnitude 6 temblor shattered mud-brick homes in the eastern part of the country, killing 51 people. Still, similar promises after devastating earthquakes in the west in 1999 have had limited impact.
10 March 2010 [10:35]

OSCE PA may adopt special resolution on Georgia's break-away regions

OSCE Parliamentary Assembly may adopt special resolution on break-away territories of Georgia.
10 March 2010 [10:27]

Israeli envoy: Anti-Iran plot failing

Israel's UN ambassador says the prospects for imposing crippling sanctions on Iran are “grim” because Russia and China insist on diplomacy to solve the dispute over Iran's nuclear program.
10 March 2010 [10:10]

Georgian President: Georgia is Switzerland with elements of Singapore

President Saakashvili said on March 9 that Georgia was moving towards becoming “Switzerland of this region with elements of Singapore.”
10 March 2010 [09:55]

China insists on need for diplomacy on Iran

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang says Beijing insists that diplomacy is the only way to end the standoff over Iran's nuclear program.
10 March 2010 [09:47]

Turkish Parliament Speaker meets Albanian delegation

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin received a delegation led by Albanian Parliament Speaker Jozefina Topalli in Ankara on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [20:17]

Turkey not to return US envoy until Armenia's signal

Turkey said on Tuesday it will not send its ambassador back to Washington until it gets a clear sign on the fate of a U.S. resolution on Armenian 1915 allegations.
09 March 2010 [20:00]

Turkey says Israel "accepts Syria mediation"

Turkish prime minister said, "that Israel has accepted that Turkey will again mediate talks with Syria and we will assess it."
09 March 2010 [19:40]

Armenian Security Council discusses Armenia-NATO cooperation

At its March 9 sitting, the interagency commission in charge of the 2009 Armenia-NATO Individual Partnership Program reported that the program was effectively implemented.
09 March 2010 [19:35]

Iranian Dzhamaran missile system destroyer tested

Iran successfully tested the missile system NUR of ground-to-ground class in the Persian Gulf, located on recently commissioned destroyer Dzhamaran.
09 March 2010 [19:30]

Turkish Minister to join economic meeting in Algeria

Turkish State Minister Cevdet Yilmaz departed for Algeria on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [19:20]

Georgia's political party leader leaves for Moscow

Movement for Just Georgia leader Zurab Noghaideli again headed for Moscow.
09 March 2010 [19:05]

Iran warns several magazines and a newspaper

The Iranian Culture Ministry's Media Control Department warned 17 known pro-governmental and opposition periodical printed publications.
09 March 2010 [18:47]

Iran's navy successfully test-fires Nour missile

In February, Iran's Navy launched the first indigenously designed and developed guided missile destroyer Jamaran in the presence of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
09 March 2010 [18:36]

Turkish Cypriot PM: Cyprus problem remains unsolved

Greek Cypriot intransigence is hindering a solution to the island’s problems, the prime minister of northern Cyprus said during a press conference in Istanbul on Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [18:09]

Turkey not to compromise over 'genocide' issue

Turkey will continue consultations concerning the resolution on "Armenian genocide" approved by the committee of the U.S. Congress, by excluding any compromise on this issue, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said at a press conference in Ankara.
09 March 2010 [17:43]

Iran slams Germany for terrorist release

Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday criticized Germany for releasing the leader of the terrorist group Party for a Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK).
09 March 2010 [17:38]

Turkey identifies suspect at Ukraine consulate shooting

The police chief of Turkey's biggest city Istanbul identified the gunman at the Ukrainian Consulate General as 29-year-old Volkan Ozbudak.
09 March 2010 [17:15]

Georgia to prohibit foreigners to assume governmental posts

People, who have any other citizenship in addition to the Georgian one, will not be able to occupy state positions.
09 March 2010 [17:10]

Sweden for 'diplomacy' on Iran nuclear program

On Tuesday, Sweden's foreign minister said all parties involved in the Iranian nuclear issue must switch focus from sanctions to diplomacy, according to report.
09 March 2010 [16:50]

Turkey condemns attack on Turk business place in Belgium

Turkish Embassy in Brussels condemned recent attack on a business place belonged to a Turkish person following detention of suspected PKK members in the country.
09 March 2010 [16:45]

Interior Ministry officers arrested in Georgia

Two employees of the border police and their accomplice were arrested in Georgia over abuse of power and falsification of documents.
09 March 2010 [16:36]

Armenia's Court of Appeal rejects imprisoned journalist's suit

Armenia's Court of Appeal rejected today the suit filed by defenders of Nikol Pashinyan, arrested editor-in-chief of Haykakan Zhamanak daily, but declared amnesty toward the editor-in-chief.
09 March 2010 [16:21]

Turkish Minister to hold talks in Georgia

Turkish State Minister Hayati Yazici left for Georgia on an official visit.
09 March 2010 [15:55]

Blast in Georgia kills one, wounds six

One person was killed and six wounded in a blast that occurred in Kumuri settlement, Vani region of Georgia.
09 March 2010 [15:24]

Intruder with bomb shot at Ukrainian Consulate in Turkey

A man trying to get into the Ukrainian Consulate in Istanbul's Bakırköy district was shot by the premises’ security officer Tuesday morning.
09 March 2010 [15:17]

Polish Prime Minister to visit Yerevan

Poland’s Prime Minister Donald Tusk will be making an official four-day visit to the South Caucasus.
09 March 2010 [15:03]

Polish PM to make a trip Georgia

Donald Tusk, Prime Minister of Poland, will visit Georgia in the course of his regional tour of to South Caucasus.
09 March 2010 [14:44]

Iranian president to visit Afghanistan Wednesday

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to visit Afghanistan Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry in Tehran said Tuesday.
09 March 2010 [14:25]

Turkey, South Korea sign cooperation deal

Turkey and South Korea signed on Monday a memorandum of understanding to establish a cooperation mechanism in contracting and technical consultancy services in third countries.
09 March 2010 [14:06]

Iranian parliamentarians will summon Italian and German ambassadors to parliament

The ambassadors of Italy and Germany will be summoned to the Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy under the Iranian parliament.
09 March 2010 [13:26]

Georgia hires another lobbying company in U.S.

Georgian Government has finalized a six-month contract with one of the most authoritative lobbying companies in Washington Podesta Group in January 2010.
09 March 2010 [13:05]

UN says Turkey offers Haiti police force

Turkey may contribute police force to the United Nations' mission in quake-hit Haiti, said a chief aide to the UN secretary-general on Monday.
09 March 2010 [12:53]

Iranian poet Simin Behbahani handed 'travel ban'

Iran's leading female poet has told the BBC she has been barred from leaving the country by the government.
09 March 2010 [12:17]

NATO-Georgia Commission to hold session on March 12

The NATO-Georgia commission will hold a session at the NATO headquarters, Brussels on March 12.
09 March 2010 [11:47]

Iran natural gas exports rise by 35% in 2009-10

Iran's gas exports will show a 35-percent rise in the current Iranian calendar year (ending March 20) compared with last year, says a senior energy official.
09 March 2010 [10:46]

Turkish PM Erdoğan criticizes discrimination based on dress

Turkey’s prime minister emphasized Monday his opposition to discrimination against dress style in addressing a women’s rights summit hosted by the women’s branch of the ruling party.
09 March 2010 [10:34]

30 more Goldquest scammers busted in Iran

The Iranian security forces have arrested 30 suspects in connection with Goldquest, a controversial network marketing company which has allegedly defrauded thousands of people worldwide.
09 March 2010 [10:06]

Russian President may trip to Armenia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is likely to visit Armenia within coming days, an informed source in Moscow said.
09 March 2010 [09:55]

President of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly to visit Georgia

President of the parliamentary assembly of the OSCE Joao Soares will pay a two-day visit to Georgia on March. 9.
09 March 2010 [09:45]

Dubai's Emaar plans $1.5 bln-project in Turkey

Dubai-based developer Emaar Properties plans to launch a $1.5 billion real estate project in Istanbul, company's CEO in Turkey said on Monday.
08 March 2010 [19:35]

Tehran names 14 new ambassadors

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has appointed new ambassadors to foreign countries including Iraq, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Turkmenistan, Indonesia, and Bosnia.
08 March 2010 [19:18]

Foreign officials offer Turkey condolonces for quake victims

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and Prime Minister Yves Leterme of Belgium offered their condolences for victims of Monday morning's quake in eastern Turkey.