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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.
08 March 2010 [18:50]

TUSIAD to host Turkish-Korean business forum

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to make the closing remarks of the forum.
08 March 2010 [15:12]

Coming to Israel, Biden flags U.S. support vs Iran

The Obama administration has boosted U.S. defence ties to Israel and will close ranks with its ally against any threat from a nuclear-armed Iran, Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday ahead of a trip to Israel.
08 March 2010 [14:05]

Drivers in Turkish capital protest fee reduction

An Ankara administrative court annulled the rise in transportation fees in Ankara, to be valid as of the beginning of 2005, in a lawsuit filed by the Consumer Rights' Association.
07 March 2010 [19:20]

State Department Official: Armenian genocide resolution unlikely to get full House vote

A narrowly passed committee measure that recommends the United States recognize the 1915 killings of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman Turkey as genocide will likely not get a full vote in the House of Representatives, according to a senior State Department official.
07 March 2010 [12:24]

China says sanctions won't solve the standoff over Iran's nuclear program

On Sunday, China's Foreign Minister said, that new sanctions on Iran will not solve the standoff over its nuclear program, while chiding the United States after two months of tensions between the big powers.
07 March 2010 [12:15]

79 percent of Turkish people "want new civilian constitution"

Two-thirds of Turks would vote in a referendum to reform Turkey's judiciary, which country's hardline secularist bloc want to block, a poll showed.
07 March 2010 [11:35]

Turkey to host 30th international jewelry fair in Istanbul

30th International Jewelry, Silver, Watch & Equipment Fair will have its presentation in Istanbul Fair Center in March 13-17.
06 March 2010 [13:40]

Netherlands to help Georgia to speed up signing of agreement with EU on visa facilitation and readmission

Georgian Foreign Minister Grigol Vashadze met met with his counterpart Maxime Verhagen during his visit to the Netherlands.
06 March 2010 [12:50]

Russian, Turkish officials hold consultations

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Denisov held consultations with Turkish First Deputy Foreign Minister Firudin Sinirlioglu. The sides also discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict resolution.
06 March 2010 [12:45]

Car bomb kills 4 Iranian pilgrims before Iraq poll

A car bomb exploded in Iraq's holy city of Najaf on Saturday, killing four Iranian pilgrims a day before a national election, officials said.
06 March 2010 [12:00]

Russian President: Georgia continues restoring military capabilities

Russia’s President, Dmitry Medvedev, said on March 5, that Georgia was increasing its military capabilities with the help “from outside”.
06 March 2010 [11:45]

Iran says Bushehr plant on stream by July

Amid long delays in inauguration of Iran's first nuclear power plant in the southern city of Bushehr, an Iranian official says the plant will go into service in due time.
06 March 2010 [11:20]

Georgia establishes diplomatic relations with Liberia

Georgia has established diplomatic relations with Liberia.
06 March 2010 [11:00]

Iran wants IAEA to switch concern to Israel

Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has urged the top nuclear body to switch its focus from Syria's atomic work to Israel's nuclear arsenal as the main cause for concern.
06 March 2010 [10:34]

On-line trade volume is scanty in Armenia

Volume of on-line trade in Armenia is scanty, the President of the Union of Information Technology Enterprises (UITE) Hovhannes Avoyan told journalists.
06 March 2010 [10:25]

Suzuki says no recall for Swift models in Turkey

Japanese car maker Suzuki's distributor company in Turkey said Friday that Swift models sold in the country were not subjected to a recall campaign underway in Europe.
06 March 2010 [10:07]

Iranian cleric condemns Rigi sponsors

An Iranian cleric on Friday criticized certain regional countries for "supporting" the leader of the Jundallah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi.
06 March 2010 [09:45]

Iranian, Ugandan FMs meet

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki had a meeting with his counterpart Sam Kutesa during his official visit to Uganda, the official Website of the Iranian television IRINN reported.
06 March 2010 [09:33]

US aide: No further move against Turkey "yet"

There are no plans at this point to schedule a full U.S. House of Representatives vote on a resolution labeling as genocide the 1915 incidents in Ottoman era, a Democratic leadership aide said on Friday.
05 March 2010 [20:08]

Turkish FM's visit to Ireland to become first after 19 years

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will pay a formal visit to Ireland on March 9-11.
05 March 2010 [19:59]

Georgian FM holds meetings in the Netherlands

Grigol Vashadze, the Foreign Minister of Georgia, held a number of official meetings in the framework of his visit to the Netherlands.
05 March 2010 [19:33]

Turkish Armenians oppose adoption of resolution on so-called "Armenian genocide"

Armenians of Turkey protest against the adoption of the resolution recognizing the so-called "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee".
05 March 2010 [19:26]

Georgian NGOs chose Alasania to run for Tbilisi Mayor

Georgian NGOs and public organisations called Irakli Alasania, the Alliance for Georgia leader, the one candidate to run for Tbilisi Mayor.
05 March 2010 [19:15]

Turkey's FM dismisses any pressure over Armenia ties

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Friday Turkey would not take a decision under pressure under any circumstance.
05 March 2010 [18:55]

Turkey's PM to receive "Arab Nobel Prize"

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will travel to Saudi Arabia next week to receive the King Faisal International Prize for Service to Islam, popularly known as the "Arab Nobel Prize."
05 March 2010 [18:40]

Turkey temporarily to close border gate over Iraq vote

Habur border gate, which is located on the trade route between Turkey and Iraq, will be temporarily closed for three days because of Iraqi elections, officials said on Friday.
05 March 2010 [18:35]

Russia organizes civil funerals of Georgia's first separatist leader

Russians are mourning the first leader of the Abkhazian separatist regime Vladislav Ardzinba, who died of severe illness in at a central clinics in Moscow on March 4.
05 March 2010 [18:24]

Turkish observers to monitor Iraqi elections

Turkey said Friday Iraqi parliamentary elections planned for March 7 were vital for "country's democratization and stability".
05 March 2010 [18:05]

Georgia's opposition leader meets Russian FM

Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, met with Georgia’s ex-parliamentary speaker and leader of Democratic Movement-United Georgia party, Nino Burjanadze, in Moscow on March 4.
05 March 2010 [17:50]

GAO report: US sanctions on Iran will prove ineffective

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is regarded as the investigative arm of the US Congress.
05 March 2010 [17:24]

Iran's airport police seize 737 kg of drugs

Iran's Airport Police Chief Brigadier General Nabiollah Heidari says 737 kilograms of various kinds of drugs have been seized this year.
05 March 2010 [17:15]

Georgian Greens call on voters to be active in self-government elections

The Party of Georgian Greens calls upon the people of Georgia to go to their polling stations on the day of self-government elections.
05 March 2010 [17:06]

Turkish envoy says US vote not victory for Armenia

The Turkish ambassador to the United States said on Thursday that he would return to Turkey on Friday.
05 March 2010 [16:42]

Iran official: 'War on terror' advocates nurture terrorists

Iranian security forces arrested the ringleader of Jundallah terrorist group onboard a flight to Kyrgyzstan.