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19 March 2010 [19:02]

Iran offers cut-price electricity to Pakistan

“Iran is ready to increase the offer of 1100 MW electricity to 2200 MW,” Iran's Ambassador to Pakistan Masha'allah Shakeri told reporters on Thursday.
19 March 2010 [18:10]

Georgia's Prime Minister satisfied with EU cooperation

Georgia's Prime Minister Nika Gilauri is satisfied with the level of the EU cooperation.
19 March 2010 [17:55]

Swedish government adopts new strategy for Turkey ties

The Swedish government announced that it would provide not only political but also financial assistance to reforms that have been fulfilled in Turkey on its path towards EU membership.
19 March 2010 [17:45]

US 'frustrated' in campaign against Iran

A member of Iran's Assembly of Experts, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, said Friday the latest remarks and efforts by Washington are the sign of its "frustration" in dealing with Tehran.
19 March 2010 [17:00]

Former Iranian vice-president jailed

Former Iranian vice-president Hossein Marashi has been jailed for propaganda against the Islamic establishment.
19 March 2010 [16:40]

EBRD head names main problems of Georgian economy

According Thomas Mirow, the EBRD President, the post-crisis recovery of Georgia will be slow and complicated.
19 March 2010 [15:50]

Turkey's FM says Bulgaria ties have great potential, mainly on energy

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that there was a great cooperation potential, mainly on energy, between Turkey and Bulgaria.
19 March 2010 [15:15]

Georgian fans to leave for Turkey

Over 5,700 fans of Georgian national rugby team will attend the Georgia vs. Russia game in Trabzon, Turkey, on March 20.
19 March 2010 [14:42]

'Fake Chronicle' by Georgia's Imedi TV to be discussed on Geneva International Consultations

Fake Chronicle aired by Imedi on 13 March will be discussed on the next round of Geneva International Consultations.
19 March 2010 [13:37]

Armenia to produce unmanned aircraft

Armenia intends to design a unmanned aircraft, an expert in aviation informed off-record.
19 March 2010 [13:10]

Iranian speaker: Israeli provocations fuel Middle East crisis

Iran's Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani has slammed Israel's “continued settlements construction” in the occupied Palestinian lands as a setback to the resolution of the Middle East crisis.
19 March 2010 [12:53]

One more Georgian family accuses Imedi TV of death of family member

Another family considers itself a victim of the simulated "Chronicles" aired by the Imedi television channel on March 13.
19 March 2010 [12:45]

Turkey detains many over coup plot case in wide-scale operation

Turkish police on Thursday detained around 20 people in connection to an alleged plot to topple the government, and the detainees included retired and active military officers, state media said.
19 March 2010 [12:10]

Iranian opposition leader: No let-up in protests against Ahmadinejad

An Iranian opposition leader called for protests against the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the next Persian year, opposition websites said Friday.
19 March 2010 [11:45]

Turkish FM: 'Serbia will apologize for Srebrenica slaughter'

Turkey’s top diplomat said Thursday that Serbia would soon officially “apologize” for the Srebrenica Massacre that claimed the lives of hundreds of Bosnian Muslims in 1995.
19 March 2010 [11:25]

China renews call for diplomacy on Iran

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang says China is holding talks with relevant parties to find a peaceful solution to Iran's nuclear issue.
19 March 2010 [10:38]

One of Tbilisi's mayoral candidates is woman

The Union of Medics has nominated a candidate for Tbilisi mayor's office.
19 March 2010 [10:15]

Turkey says Nabucco support project to be opened to signature in March

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said the project support agreement on the Nabucco pipeline project would be opened to signature of member countries by the end of March.
19 March 2010 [10:04]

Jundallah members killed in Iran

Iranian security forces have killed several members of the terrorist group, Jundallah during a clash southeast of Iran.
19 March 2010 [09:33]

Turkish prosecutor seeks jail for ex-MPs for PKK propaganda

A lawsuit was filed against two members of the outlawed Democratic Society Party (DTP) for allegedly making propaganda of the PKK in their speeches.
19 March 2010 [08:23]

Davutoglu may visit U.S. instead of Erdogan

Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu can go to the U.S. instead of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend a summit on nuclear safety, CNN Turk website reported.
18 March 2010 [19:55]

Turkey marks legendary naval victory, first images published

Turkish Armed Forces distributed never before published images of Battle of Canakkale Victory due to the 95th anniversary celebrations.
18 March 2010 [19:33]

Turkish foreign trade minister meets British CEOs in London

The Turkish foreign trade minister met CEOs of British companies on Thursday.
18 March 2010 [19:24]

Turkish Cyprus President in Turkey meets leaders

Turkish President Abdullah Gul met President Mehmet Ali Talat of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) at the Presidential Palace in Ankara on Thursday.
18 March 2010 [19:12]

Tourism minister hopes Turkey to host 30 mln-tourists in 2010

The Turkish tourism minister said on Thursday that Turkey aimed to host 30 million tourists in 2010.
18 March 2010 [18:58]

Rector of Turkey's Erzincan University commits suicide

Erzincan University Rector Erdoğan Büyükkasap committed suicide.
18 March 2010 [18:50]

Iranian Parliament Speaker: It will be good for Italy if detained journalist is released soon

"Italy made a mistake by arresting journalist of Iranian TV," Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani said. " It will be good for Italy if detained journalist is released soon ", Larijani said.
18 March 2010 [18:29]

Turkish doctors to fight thalassemia in Iraq's Mosul

Prof. Dr. Duran Canatan with the Mediterranean Foundation on Hematology has received an invitation from the city of Mosul to fight against thalassemia.
18 March 2010 [18:23]

Iran calls for firm action against Israeli provocations

Iran has called on the Islamic World to stop Israel's use of force against Palestinian protesters enraged by Israeli provocations in East Jerusalem al-Quds.
18 March 2010 [17:52]

Turkish television channel to discuss "When words freeze …" film

The documentary film "When words freeze…" produced by International Information Agency (AMI) TREND, will be discussed at the Turkish channel TRT AVAZ on Friday.
18 March 2010 [17:48]

Iranian and Arabian parliamentary speakers to meet to investigate events in Jerusalem

Today the Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani spoke over phone with counterparts from Lebanon, Algeria and Iraq.
18 March 2010 [17:43]

Armenian PM says government will pay off its debts

The Government of Armenia will pay off its debts to trade banks, Prime Minister of Armenia Tigran Sargsyan said at government session today.
18 March 2010 [17:20]

Clinton in Moscow to discuss Iran, nuke cut deal

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in the Russian capital to discuss a range of issues including the US-led drive to impose fresh sanctions on Iran.
18 March 2010 [17:15]

Armenian parliament adopts amendments to law on defamation

The Armenian National Assembly (Parliament) approved a bill on amendments to the Civil and Penal Codes.
18 March 2010 [16:19]

Ireland's President to hold talks in Turkey

After holding talks in Turkish capital of Ankara, McAleese will proceed to northwestern province of Canakkale to commemorate Irish soldiers who died during World War I.
18 March 2010 [16:10]

Georgia's Imedi TV fake report leading list of top 10 shocking and outrageous hoaxes

The TIME magazine releases a list of top ten shocking hoaxes, where the 13 March ‘simulated Chronicle’ on Imedi TV has taken the first place.
18 March 2010 [15:51]

Jailed Iranian reformist party leader released on bail

The head of Iran's reformist Islamic Iran Participation Front party (IIPF) was released on bail.
18 March 2010 [15:15]

Georgian diplomat faces attack in Bratislava

The first adviser of Georgian Embassy in Slovakia Alexander Chkuaseli was subject to attack in Bratislava.
18 March 2010 [14:53]

UN: All problems with Iran's nuclear program should be resolved peacefully

All the problems with Iran's nuclear program should be resolved through peaceful dialogue, for which Iran should negotiate seriously on the IAEA's proposals, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said.
18 March 2010 [14:17]

Turkish Armenians accuse Armenian diaspora in deception and have no intention to return

Illegal migrants from Armenia residing in Turkey, accused the Armenian diaspora of fraud, and declared their unwillingness to return back to Armenia.
18 March 2010 [14:00]

Tbilisi to host Armenian-Georgian economic forum

An Armenian-Georgian economic forum, Joining Efforts to Overcome the Crisis, is to be held in Tbilisi on April 30 to May 3.
18 March 2010 [13:23]

'Iran to build new nuclear plants next year'

Iran's First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Rahimi says the country will build new nuclear plants during the next Iranian year which begins on Sunday.
18 March 2010 [12:45]

PACE Co-Rapporteurs to visit Yerevan

Armenia submitted a schedule of reforms to the Monitoring Committee of the CE Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) in Paris, France, on March 17.
18 March 2010 [12:38]

Iraq approves renewal of Turkey oil pipeline deal

The agreement is expected to be signed during a trip by Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz to Baghdad, scheduled for March 22.
18 March 2010 [12:11]

Turkish FM to visit historical Cuma Mosque in Bulgaria

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will pay a state visit to Bulgaria as the guest of his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Mladenov.
18 March 2010 [11:50]

Obama vows 'aggressive sanctions' against Iran

US President Barack Obama says thwarting Iran's nuclear program is among one of his "highest priorities", warning that the US will pursue "aggressive sanctions" against the country.