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02 March 2010 [19:11]

Egyptian FM to visit Georgia

02 March 2010 [19:03]

EU urges Armenia, Turkey to speed up reconciliation

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos on Tuesday urged Turkey and Armenia on behalf of the European Union to speed up stalled reconciliation efforts.
02 March 2010 [18:53]

Iranian filmmaker Panahi arrested

Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi was arrested at his residence and transferred to an unknown location.
02 March 2010 [18:37]

Turkish Parliament Speaker to meet Italian officials

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin will go to Italy on Wednesday upon an invitation from Gianfranco Fini, the president of Italian House of Representatives.
02 March 2010 [18:32]

Iran opens conference on Islamic unity

The 23rd International Conference of Islamic Unity has opened in the Iranian capital, Tehran, with focus on major challenges facing Muslims across the globe.
02 March 2010 [18:15]

Turkish PM Erdoğan says media 'misunderstood' his remarks

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Tuesday that he was misunderstood in his criticism of the media last week and that he never pressured Turkish media owners to dismiss journalists.
02 March 2010 [17:56]

China ignores Russian talks of anti-Iran sanctions

China has called for more negotiations over Iran's nuclear program after Russia suggested it may consider new sanctions against Tehran.
02 March 2010 [17:44]

Turkish PM to travel to U.S.

02 March 2010 [17:13]

Turkish PM: Turkish troops can quit Cyprus if peace deal

Turkey could pull its troops off Cyprus if there was a deal, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday.
02 March 2010 [16:47]

Turkish general, prosecutor to be tried over anti-government plot

A Turkish general and a prosecutor have been charged with belonging to an alleged network aiming to discredit the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, government and prompt a military coup.
02 March 2010 [16:19]

Georgia holds political consultations with Poland

Georgia has held political consultations with Poland.
02 March 2010 [16:13]

Quake hits Iran's Kerman province

An earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale jolted the Raver town in the Kerman province of Iran this morning.
02 March 2010 [15:38]

Protest held in front of Norwegian Embassy in Tehran

Dozens of Iranians gathered in front of the Norwegian Embassy in Tehran on Monday to protest against Oslo's interventionist policies in regard to Iran's internal affairs.
02 March 2010 [15:29]

Georgia's opposition leaders uncertain about joint candidate

The leader of the Protect Georgia, Levan Gachechiladze, is waiting for his colleagues to determine his role and place in the united opposition.
02 March 2010 [15:23]

Turkish Court Martial refuses to arrest suspected coup plotter

Turkish General Staff announced that military prosecutors relaunched the investigation into suspected military plot to topple the government.
02 March 2010 [15:16]

OMV wants Iran onboard Nabucco project

An official at Austrian major gas company OMV says the transport of Iranian gas via the Nabucco pipeline would be interesting in the long term.
02 March 2010 [14:45]

Armenian FM: Armenia has presented proposals on uncoordinated items of Madrid principles to OSCE MG

Armenia has presented its proposals on uncoordinated items on the Madrid principles to co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group, Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian told press conference.
02 March 2010 [14:42]

UN Secretary General appoints new envoy to Georgia

U.N. Secretary General has a new representative in Georgia.
02 March 2010 [14:34]

Clinton changes tune on timing of Iran sanctions

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says it could take several months to impose new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program.
02 March 2010 [14:17]

Armenian President to make a trip to France

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan will pay an official visit to France on March 9-11.
02 March 2010 [14:08]

Turkish government spokesman says government at equal distance to all Turk Cyprus candidates

Government Spokesman Cemil Cicek said on Monday that Turkey supported the Turkish Cypriot cause regardless of who the president is.
02 March 2010 [13:52]

Head of Iranology Section at Russian Academy of Sciences: Sanctions not to affect Iran

Head of Iranology Section of the Oriental Studies Center at Russian Academy of Sciences, Nina Mamedova says sanctions would not affect Iran at all as Iranians have got used to western sanctions since 1979.
02 March 2010 [13:19]

Armenian opposition demands early elections

The opposition Armenian National Congress (ANC) demands early presidential and parliamentary elections in Armenia this summer, stated ANC central office Coordinator Levon Zurabyan.
02 March 2010 [12:53]

Russia ready to consider new Iran sanctions

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev says his country is ready to consider new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.
02 March 2010 [12:15]

Armenia, UAE to expand cooperation

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.